Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, the sixth member of the IIT fraternity, was established in 1994. The academic programme of IIT Guwahati commenced in 1995.
At present the Institute has eleven departments and three inter-disciplinary academic centres
covering all the major engineering, science and humanities disciplines,
offering BTech, BDes, MA, MDes, MTech, MSc and PhD programmes. Within a short period of time,
IIT Guwahati has been able to build up world class infrastructure for carrying out advanced research
and has been equipped with state-of-the-art scientific and engineering instruments.
DeitY has sponsored a scheme entitled "Scheme of Financial Assistance for setting up of Electronics and ICT Academies". Electronics and ICT Academy would aim to provide specialized training to the faculties of Engineering, Arts, Commerce & Science colleges, Polytechnics etc, by developing state-of-the-art facilities. Academy has planned short term training programmes on fundamental and advanced topics in IT, Electronics & Communication, Product Design, Manufacturing with hands on training and project work using latest software tools and systems.
In addition, the Academy will conduct specialized/customized training programmes and research promotion workshops for corporate sector & educational institutions. It is envisaged that the Electronics and ICT Academy will become a central hub of activities on training, consultancy work and entrepreneurship programmes.