IIT Gandhinagar has six centrally air-conditioned hostels, namely: Aibaan, Beauki, Chimair, Duven, Emiet and Firpeal. IIT Gandhinagar believes in ownership of campus by the students, all hostels are managed by students through the hostel maintenance committee. These hostels have a number of conveniences and facilities including convenience shops and eateries, a mini library with a reading room, laundry facilities, students lounge with a snooker table music room, art room, common rooms and sports courts.
In each hostel, a resident caretaker follows up on all routine maintenance issues, and the warden is ultimately responsible for hostel administration. Each student is issued basic furniture including chair, study table, cot and mattress at the beginning of the academic year. In addition, there are pantries in each floor of the hostels which have refrigerators, microwave ovens and induction stoves. Some of the common facilities are listed below.
Qualified medical practitioners along with one physiotherapist are available at the institute to provide medical care and advice to students, staff and faculty. The Institute dispensary also has basic physiotherapy equipment and a trained assistant. Hospitalization expenses of all students are covered under a medical insurance policy. Trained male nurses are available full-time to provide emergency first-aid and for routine medical services. They also assist in maintaining medical supplies and keeping medical records. Medical kit for minor injuries are available at Sports fields, Gymnasium and with Security guards of each hostel. The Institute has agreement with the eight known hospitals of Gandhinagar/Ahmedabad that admit IITGN students without any advance deposit. Hospitalization expenses of all students are covered under a medical insurance policy (as per the terms of the policy). An ambulance is also available on campus 24x7 basis for medical emergencies.
Midas touch is a unisex hair salon. However, other facilities such as facial, threading etc are available in the shop. The shop remains open 10:30 am to 7:00 pm (Monday to Friday except Tuesday) and 10:00 am to 8:00 pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Another first in the country for IIT Gandhinagar... this time we were declared by the FSSAI as "Eat Right Campus" with 5-star rating and "Exemplary" category... we are the first (and only) academic campus to be so declared. The certificate was handed over by the Minister of Health and Family Welfare Sri Harsh Vardhan in an event on June 07, 2019 at N Delhi to commemorate the first World Food Safety Day declared by the United Nations General Assembly. All our messes, food joints and canteens are covered. These are Licensed/Registered by the Food and Drugs Control Administration (FDCA) Gujarat, trained by the Food Safety Awareness and Training Organization (FSATO) an empaneled training partner and audited by DNV GL Business Assurance India Pvt. Ltd. (DNVGL), an empaneled third party auditing agency. The audit is done on five parameters: a) Compliance to food safety and hygiene b) Healthy diets c) Food waste management d) Promotion of local and seasonal foods on campus e) Promotion and awareness on food safety and healthy diets in and around campus. During this process, a lot of improvements could be made. For instance, on advice of FSSAI, now all our food joints use fortified foods (+F) such as double fortified Salt, Rice, Wheat Flour, Oil and Milk, to further enhance the food nutrition.
IIT Gandhinagar mess serves nutritious food throughout the year to students. Hygiene and cleanliness within the mess premises is well taken care of to make sure the students have a healthy environment to have their meals. We have been successful in creating curiosity among students to visit the mess regularly by serving extra special dishes. IIT Gandhinagar mess also serves Jain food to the students preferring it.
The Tea post outlet in the campus has a relaxed environment and serves great tea, light snacks, magazines and newspapers. The outlet offers a variety of hot and cold beverages like cold coffee, cold coco and iced tea, apart from a range of food items including sandwiches, puffs, noodles and many other traditional snacks like thepla, poha, and upma. The outlet is open on all days from 11:00 am to 3:00 am (late night).
The Amul store, located just outside the mess, serves ice creams, milk shakes, chocolates and many other dairy products. The store remains open from 10:00 am to 10:00 am on all days.
Anytime Fast Food is a vegetarian canteen, which provides the students with their favorite snacks such as burgers, hot-dogs, pizzas, pani puri etc. The outlet is open on all days from 3:00 pm to 2:00 am (late night).
JK Grocery store is a convenience shop, which provides fruits, vegetables, general grocery and frozen items. The store remains open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm on all days.
Krupa General Store is another convenience shop, which provides the stationery, printing facilities and other FMCG items for personal use. The store remains open from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm) on all days (except Saturday).