From the Director

I am Gautam Barua, Director IIIT Guwahati (IIITG). I was the Mentor Director from 2013-2016 and then I became a regular Director. I have ten years’ experience as Director IITG, and I was also at IITG in the formative years (1995-1998) when the Institute was being established. I also have experience in setting up IIT Patna as the Mentor Director (in 2008-09). So I have rich experience in setting up Institutions.

I am an IT specialist. I have been a faculty in Computer Science and Engineering for 36 years (13 years at IIT Kanpur, 18 years at IITG, and 5 at IIITG). I am therefore also taking part in teaching at IIIT Guwahati. You can find more about me at

I assure aspiring students that you will be joining an Institution which in a few years will become a leading Institution of the country. We have a healthy student to faculty ratio. All Asst. Professors have PhDs. More details on the faculty are available elsewhere on this web site. We started a PhD programme in April 2015. We place a lot of emphasis on research. Already 13 sponsored projects of total value of Rs. 3 crores, are going on at the Institute.

Placement of the first two batches has been veery good. Currently, the average salary offer of the students of the second batch is about Rs. 6.5 lakhs. Almost all the students of the first batch are currently employed or pursuing higher studies. Two of our students of the first batch are enrolled in PhD programmes in the US: one at Carnegie Mellon University (CSE), the other at University of Texas Austin (ECE). We held our first convocation on May 15 2018.

The Institute is moving to its campus by the end of June 2018. All activities of the Institute and residences of students and faculty will shift to the campus. The campus is on 67 acres of land, about 4 km from the airport at Guwahati. Facilities: 400 seater Boys’ hostel, 100 seater Girls’ Hostel, 48 faculty flats, 9200 sqm admin-cum-academic building, NKN network, fully wi-fi enabled campus. Photos can be seen elsewhere on this site.

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