IIT Gandhinagar students are a very active and vibrant group. There is an active participation by them in curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. The students have formed various academic clubs like ETA (Entrepreneurial Technocrats Association) and FIOP (Forum for Interaction on Physics).
In the very first year, the Institute saw its first batch of students organize the flagship intercollege cultural festival Blithchron with great aplomb. This was when the student body comprised just 90 students! The extremely popular annual event has been growing in terms of stature and size ever since. The word "Blithchron" was coined by the students from "blithe" and "chronos" meaning the "time of festivity".
The year’s edition of Blithchron was based on a unique theme "Around the World in 48 Hours" which focuses on the amalgamation of different cultures all across the globe. Colleges from all over India participated in Blithchron-12.
The students of IITGn have also been active in sports. They have organised inter-departmental/singles tournaments for football, cricket, volleyball, badminton and table-tennis and actively participated in inter-IIT sports as well as in a number of local inter-college events. Football enthusiasists have come together under the ambit of LFP (League of Football Players) and have organised an IPL/EPL style IITian Footbal League with provisions for team formation through bidding, player transfer and all.
Despite all the pressures of a regular IITian's life, the students of IITGn also contributed time to fulfil their social responsibilites. They have also come up with an initiative Pragya to teach the slum children in association with nearby schools catering to underprivileged classes