The Institute is located at Palaj, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, approximately 26 km from Ahmedabad Airport and 28 km from Ahmedabad Railway Station. You may like to have a look at the map and look around our campus with Wikimapia.
How does one reach Palaj from Ahmedabad airport or railway station?
A taxi ride (Olah Cabs/ Uber Cabs) would cost about Rs 350-400/- from the airport or from Ahmedabad Railway (Kalpur) Station. Typical fare from Ahmedabad railway station to Palaj by auto rickshaw is about Rs. 400.
How far are facilities like a post office and banks from the institute?
There is a Canara bank situated within the campus. Post office is also located in the nearby village, off campus.
What is the climate like in Gandhinagar?
Gandhinagar has generally a dry climate apart from the monsoon months of June to September. March to June are hot summer days with average maximum temperature of about 36℃ while the months of November to February are wintry with temperature ranging between 15℃ to 30℃, which can occasionally drop to 8℃.
How to reach IIT Gandhinagar?
Ahmedabad is well connected via Air, Trains and Road from all the major cities of India.
About IIT Gandhinagar
What is the vision of IIT Gandhinagar?
To be an Institution of excellence for creating and imparting knowledge at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute to the development of the nation and humanity at large. The Vision and Mission statement of the Institute can be found at: http://iitgn.ac.in/pdf/Visionandmission.pdf
In what way is IIT Bombay associated with IIT Gandhinagar?
Initially IIT Gandhinagar was mentored by IIT Bombay in terms of faculty resources and curriculum. Over a period of time, IIT GN has recruited sufficient numbers of faculty and developed its own very unique curricula, both at undergraduate (BTech, MSc, MA) and postgraduate (MTech, PhD) levels. However, the Institute retains a very warm and active relationship with IIT Bombay and whenever appropriate our students and faculty access the facilities at IIT Bombay.
IIT Gandhinagar has outstanding faculty members including both senior academicians and young PhDs. For more details about faculty at the Institute visit :http://iitgn.ac.in/faculty.htm
What about laboratories?
Excellent teaching laboratories have been set up. In addition, there are a number of research laboratory facilities to expose students to the latest research in different areas of science and engineering.
Is IIT Gandhinagar library well stocked?
The Library has a rapidly expanding (over 12, 000)collection of books including monographs, reference books, text booksetc covering all major disciplines of interest.The catalogue of these holdings can be accessed online both on campus and off campus. Library also has an online access to the following high quality e-resources:
American Chemical Society (ACS) Journals
American Physical Society (APS) Journals
American Society for Microbiology Journals
Annual Reviews Collection
ASME Digital Library
EBSCO Communication & Mass Media Complete (CMMC)
IEEE Xplore ( IEEE/IET)
Indian Standards (BIS)
SIAM Journals Online
ASCE's Civil Engineering Database (CEDB)
EBSCO MLA International Bibliography
MathSciNet (Mathematical Reviews)
SciFinder( Chemical Abstracts)
Web Of Science
All these resources can be accessed through the library's home page: http://www.iitgn.ac.in/library.htm which also provides easy access to open databases, library online catalogue and directories. IITGN is an institutional member of INDEST, INFLIBNET and DELNET, and the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Library has an excellent arrangement with all IIT, IIM, IISER libraries for resource sharing.
What is the computer/internet facilities on the campus?
Computer facilities at IITGN have been developed with high-end hardware, a wide range of software and excellent connectivity so that students, faculty and staff can carry out their work without interruptions. They can view and download information efficiently for their research, home assignments and other scholarly activities. The LAN setup integrates the entire IITGN community into a single unit. The Institute premises and the student hostels are Wi-Fi enabled. Important scientific software such as Mathematica, PSCAD 4.2, STATA 11.1, Matlab, ANSYS Multi-Physics Simulation software which includes a variety of CFD software such as Fluent, ICEM-CFD and CFX and Finite Element Software for structural analysis and for problems involving multi-body dynamics, STAR-CCM+ CFD Software and Autodesk Inventor CAD software etc.
Two computational labs with networked multi-core desktop computers have been set up for teaching computer related courses and for executing computational projects. An initiative to set up a high performance computing (HPC) platform for advancing research and teaching in computational science and engineering and the promotion of the use of GPU and CUDA programming for HPC has been taken recently with the establishment of the IITGN-Fujitsu-Nvidia Computational Design Studio consisting of 7 networked workstations set up with partial support from Fujitsu and Nvidia. The main computing engines of this system are the two Celsius R-670 workstations each consisting of 24 CPU cores, 48 GB main system RAM (i.e CPU cores) and 2 Terabytes of HDD Storage and 2 Tesla C2070 GPU cards consisting a total of 896 CUDA cores and 6GB GPU/Graphics RAM. This gives an initial configuration of 48 CPU cores and about 1800 GPU cores. The remaining 5 high-end workstations (each consisting of NVIDIA Quadro 2000 cards, 1 GB memory with 1 TB storage, 4 CPUs and 4GB RAM ) form a design studio corner to facilitate high fidelity computational modeling of engineered systems as well as to serve as a platform for a variety of CAD/CAE softwares enabling and supporting product design, scientific visualisation etc. The main compute engines will subsequently be placed on GARUDA, India's Grid Computing Infrastructure.
What about hostel facilities?
Fully furnished accommodation facilities for all the students are available on campus. Accommodation for girl students is made available in a separate hostel on campus.
What is the arrangement for food?
Food services have been outsourced to reputed caterers and available on campus. A highly qualified nutritionist ensures that the students are provided with healthy food. Apart from that general pay and eat canteens are also in the institute premises.
What will be the living expenditure?
The expenditure pattern is similar to that of other big cities. Apart from the institute fees which are payable every semester, the anticipated expense per month should be about Rs 4-5000 including food charges.
Are there sports facilities ?
Yes. A highly qualified physical education instructor is on the staff to train students. Grounds are available for football, cricket, volleyball and basketball. Facilities for indoor games such as badminton and table-tennis have also been made available. A modern multi-purpose gym is available along with gym instructors.
What about medical facilities?
Qualified medical practitioners are available on the Institute premises for several hours on working days to provide medical advice to students, staff and faculty. Hospitalization expenses of all students are covered under a medical insurance policy. Trained male nurse is available full-time to provide emergency first aid and for routine medical services such as checking temperature, blood pressure, blood sugar, oxygen level and dressing of wounds. He also assists in maintaining medical supplies and keeping medical records. An Electrocardiogram (E.C.G) machine has now been added to the other diagnostic facilities for the doctor's use. A physiotherapist is also available on campus to assist physical ailments pertaining to sports/ elderly.