Brief Description of Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar College, Ahmedabad
IIT Gandhinagar (IITGn) is one among the new IITs started from the academic year 2008-09. It is located at Chandkheda, about 15 minutes drive from both Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. Ahmedabad is known for its excellent infrastructure with thriving industries, prestigious academic and research institutes and an ambiance which encourages excellence and entrepreneurship. Currently the Institute is functioning from the premises of the Vishwakarma Government Engineering College.
The Institute has excellent facilities in terms of classrooms, laboratory spaces, faculty offices, etc. IIT Gandhinagar currently offers a 4-year B. Tech. programme in the Chemical, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and a M.Tech programme in Chemical and Civil Engineering. In addition, the Institute offers the students the option to do a Minor in Computer Science or Management along with their B.Tech degree. It also offers Ph.D. programme in several disciplines in Engineering (Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical, and Metallurgy & Material Science), Sciences (Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics) and Humanities & Social Sciences (Cognitive Science, Economics/Finance, English, Philosophy and Sociology). Starting July 2011, the Institute is introducing a new undergraduate curriculum keeping in mind the need to develop engineers and problem solvers for the 21st century.
The Institute currently has 325 undergraduate students, 20 postgraduate students, 55 faculty members, and 40 staff members.