Giving to IIT Gandhinagar

IIT Gandhinagar relies on the sustained generosity of its well wishers for support of many of its initiatives. We have developed a reputation for thinking outside traditional disciplinary boundaries and fostering a culture of free inquiry and innovation with the vision of excellence in promoting top-notch research and education.

Join us in this historic journey to build one of India’s leading universities on the banks of river Sabarmati! Your contributions provide the Institute with vital resources to offer ingenious academic programs and support our students and faculty.

Your support has helped us establish Student Scholarships.

Partner with IIT Gandhinagar

IIT Gandhinagar is in pursuit of partners who would like to be a part of our dream and vision of achieving excellence. The journey is both challenging and exciting. We invite you to join us in this initial historic phase in the life of the Institute and contribute toward developing a world-class university. As we take our first steps into the future, we need and seek your support, your investment, and your guidance. You may contribute to the mission of IIT Gandhinagar in several ways.

Sabarmati Council

The Sabarmati Council honours donors who have contributed more than Rs 3.5 crores ($500,000) to IITGN over their lifetime. Their exceptional investment powers many of our signature programs and initiatives, helps advance new fields of work, and pushes us forward as an institution of learning.

Meet the Sabarmati Council

Institute Council

The Institute Council honours benefactors who have contributed between Rs 50 lakhs ($70,000) to Rs 3.5 crores ($500,000) over their lifetime to IITGN. Their support powers the latest research, helps us attract the best faculty and train the next generation of leaders.

Meet the Institute Council

IITGN Benefactor Circle

The IITGN Benefactor Circle recognises donors who have made a lifetime donation Rs 20 lakhs ($30,000) to Rs 50 lakhs ($70,000) to IIT Gandhinagar. Their generosity and kindness supports academic and research excellence at the Institute.

Meet the Benefactors

Naming Opportunities

The Board of Governors of IITGN and the administration are committed to developing a flexible governance structure that empowers the faculty and students to a degree that is unprecedented in Indian academia.
Explore Our Naming Opportunities

Supporting Excellence

Your financial support enables the Institute to recruit and retain world class faculty, seed innovation, advance cutting-edge research, and develop signature programmes.

Partner with IITGN

You can target your giving to specific projects or programmes. We also welcome special gifts in particular focus areas. Many of our programs offer naming rights.

Every Bit Counts

Every contribution, small or large, aids our endeavour to pursue excellence.Your gift is a lasting legacy that supports generations of students and faculty to come.


Research for a Brighter Global Future

IIT Gandhinagar strives to offer the best research programs in the country in fields of sciences, social sciences and engineering with unmatched innovations in curriculum addressing numerous challenges of national and global importance.


Education — Beyond the Classroom

The Institute promotes various recreational and infotainment opportunities to keep the boredom born from excessive studies in check as well as provide the students with numerous chances to enjoy in the best possible way.


Workers Welfare and Community Outreach

One of the missions of IIT Gandhinagar is to ensure the welfare of construction workers on campus. The Institute also believes in being a good neighbor and actively engages with the local community by means of distinctive initiatives.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make a financial contribution to IITGN?

The fastest way to financially contribute to IITGN is through (India) and (USA). These links allow you to make a gift or pledge payment in a variety of ways.

Can I donate by check/draft?

Yes, you can have a check/ draft made out to IIT Gandhinagar.

Mailing address in USA
450 Melville Avenue,
Palo Alto, CA. 94301, USA.

Mailing address in India
Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar,
Palaj, Gandhinagar, Gujarat,
India – 382355

For donors in India (or outside USA), Draft/Cheque payable to “IIT Gandhinagar Endowment Account” should be mailed to:

Meena Joshi
Assistant Registrar
Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
Palaj, Gandhinagar - 382355, India
Tel: +91 - 79-23952429

How can I update my contact information or credit card information?

To change your contact information, send an email to with "Update contact information" in the subject line.

What are the types of donations?

Broadly, there are three types:

Unrestricted donations support innovations in our academic programs and enable us to seize emerging opportunities, seed new research, and support or reward exceptional performance.

Targeted donations are for specific institutional initiatives, such as:
Endowed faculty chairs or research fellowships to recruit and retain the world’s leading faculty members;
Excellence awards to reward exceptional performance by faculty and staff;
Travel support for students and faculty to participate in conferences or conduct research;
Pioneer PhD scholars programme to support doctoral students;
Overseas research experience fund for PhD students and young faculty;
Merit scholarships for undergraduate students.

Special donations in targeted focus areas often serve to jumpstart new programs and initiatives at the college.

What are the categories where I can direct my gift?

Alumni gift, research support, unrestricted gift, faculty and staff development, fund for financially needy students, workers welfare and community reach are some of the categories with the options of ‘one time’ and ‘recurring’ donation.

How will my gift/donation be recognized and how will I know it is being used?

IITGN publishes annual reports where your name will appear at the appropriate gift/ donation level. Donors, who have established named funds / scholarships, receive regular reports from the Institute. Reporting may include contact from faculty or students, depending on the nature of the gift.

What are the tax benefits of making a gift to IITGN?

Donors in India and USA may avail of tax-exemption. Donations are 100% exempt under section 80G of Income Tax Rules, Govt. of India.

How are endowed donations different from and expendable donations?

Expendable donations are entirely used during a specific period of time. For example, gifts to annual funds. Endowed donations refer to funds invested for the long term and intended to provide a permanent source of financial support for the Institute such as a scholarship.