Academics at IITGN:

IITGn fosters excellence in learning, research, scholarship, and innovation, thereby creating global leaders in different fields of social being. The founders of the Institute have gone out of their way to create an academic platform beyond the mannerisms of typified institutes in India. It abides by the basic principles of education--encouraging curiosity and creativity, innovating a solid and sustaining value system whose relevance progresses with its socio-cultural context, development of soft skills and an open-ended education aimed at meeting multiple expectations, transcending conventional disciplinary barriers, and continuous feedback on actions. To realize its objectives, the institute has undertaken a number of initiatives and takes pride in its experimental tendencies in the field of higher education, and in its highly student-centred approach in these tendencies.

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About Curriculum

A brand new undergraduate curriculum, that is a significant departure from any other curriculum in the country, has been implemented since 2011. The curriculum focuses on the overall development of the students and attempts to prepare them for their last job, rather than for their first job. It has a significant component of humanities and social sciences, compulsory course in life-sciences, significant exposure to design and creativity, and provides flexibility to the students to choose their own learning path.

Curriculum Highlights

Foundation Programme:

Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGn) places great emphasis on creating not only successful engineers of the future, but also well-rounded personalities who contribute to society and prove themselves to be great thinkers and problem-solvers in all avenues of life. The Institute has developed a unique five-week immersion Foundation Programme designed specially for the freshers which includes a wide range of activities right from workshops, lectures and seminars to sports tournaments, social work and much more. The programme is designed to mould students into well-rounded individuals, aware and sensitized to local and global conditions and foster their creativity, inculcate values and ethics, and help students to discover their passion. Foundation Programme also serves as a platform for the freshers to interact with their batchmates and seniors and start working as a team with them. The program is structured around the following five themes:

Values & Ethics


Leadership and Teamwork

Social Awareness

Physical Activities & Sports

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Additional Learning

There is a provision of Honours and Minors available to students as add on to the base level BTech degree. The students will initially take admission in BTech programme and will generally register for the minimum requirements of this base level programme. Besides registering for a number of elective courses as part of their programme requirement, the students will also be permitted to register for additional courses and collect some additional credits. Students will not be required to declare the type of elective or additional learning at the time of registration or during the course. They will keep collecting these credits by successfully completing different courses during their four years of stay by following their own planned academic path and aspirations in mind. At the time of graduation, the students will claim their basic degree of BTech, or BTech with Honours, or BTech with Minor, or BTech with Honours and with Minor(s) based on the collected credits. The requirements of Honours and Minors are given below.


In addition to the requirements of the base level BTech degree, the students will complete 20 credits of courses which enhance their core competence in their discipline. It is possible that a course, which is not generally offered by the same discipline but helps the students deepen their understanding in the core discipline, may also be considered for Honours with the approval of the DPC and the DOAA. For Honours, the student will be required to complete 08 credits of B Tech projects related to the discipline.


In addition to the requirements of the base level BTech degree, the students complete 20 credits of courses from another discipline which enhance their core competence in that discipline. It is possible that a course, which is not generally offered by that particular discipline but helps the students deepen their core understanding in that discipline, may also be considered for Minor with the approval of the DPC and DOAA.