Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, the sixth member of the IIT fraternity, was established in 1994. The campus is on a sprawling 700 acres plot of land on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra around 20 kms from the heart of the city..
IIT Guwahati currently has 11 departments with 4500 students accommodated in 11 hostels. The Institute offers B. Tech., B. Des., M. Des., M. Tech., M.A (Development Studies), M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs.