Student Council

The Student Council consists of secretaries who are responsible for managing the execution of activities in their respective domains. Student initiatives at IIT Gandhinagar are coordinated and executed by the Student Council and Student Senate. They are responsible for governance, long-term strategy building and the management of student activities on campus.

Jainam Shah
General Secretary
+91 99799 69186

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Jainam is a Senior Undergraduate in the discipline of Mechanical Engineering. He has been an active member of various student activities since his freshman year. He believes that as a Student Representative, the main responsibility lies in developing a foundational culture where students decide matters for themselves and settle on better choices for themselves as well as for other people. He likes to read books and play guitar in his free time.
Shivang Pareek
Welfare Secretary
+91 91069 21512

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Shivang is a Senior Undergraduate in the discipline of Mechanical Engineering. He has been very active in various events and committees right from his first year. In the past, he has held positions as Coordinator for Events and Initiatives in the Academic Council and Coordinator of Student Leadership Conclave. He believes that a strong student interaction not only helps in solving various issues easily but also leads to innovative ideas. He is passionate about student governance and believes that integrity, commitment, and accountability are the pillars of good leadership. He enjoys listening to music, doing theatres and spending time with friends.
Kanishk Kalra
Technical Secretary
+91 72890 56999

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Kanishk is a senior undergraduate student in the discipline of Computer Science and Engineering and has been involved in many technical activities of the Institute. He is a team player and aims to create a culture where technology can be applied to give the best possible solution to every problem. He fully resonates with the Technical Council’s goal to create an environment that creates future leaders in technology that make an impact on the world around us. He has been an integral part of many organizing committees. He loves travelling and is really fond of Philosophy and Psychology.
Utkarsh Gangwal
Convener, Student Senate
+91 77560 23248

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Utkarsh is a Senior Undergraduate in the discipline of Civil Engineering. From the beginning, he has been very active in various events and committees. In 2019, he also joined the Student Senate as a representative of his batch. He is very passionate about student governance and aims to utilize the Student Senate as a ‘think tank’ for various matters regarding student life at IITGN. He is an active researcher and is a part of the Machine Intelligence and Resilience Lab at IITGN. He enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Kaushik Kumar Bhaiya
IR&P Secretary
+91 81070 85951

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Kaushik is a senior undergraduate student in the discipline of Material Science and Engineering, he has been part of various college activities from his first year. He believes in team building, and that fate of the team depends on the performance of each and every member. His believes that IITGN shows great promise in harvesting the benefits of industry-academia collaboration. He has been part of the council for one year. During this time he learnt and understand the vision of the council, and wish to work in that direction. He loves binge-watching, talking to friends and surfing on the internet.
Vedangraj Vala
Sports Secretary
+91 88499 98698

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Vedangraj Vala is a senior undergraduate pursuing his major in the discipline of Mechanical Engineering. For him, sports plays a significant role in his daily routine and he accredits sports for helping him develop a strong character. He believes that sport develops one's overall attitude towards life and makes a person ready to deal with any challenge. He is interested in many games but plays badminton passionately as an on-campus sport. As a representative of the students, he aims that every intent to play is facilitated easily without any barrier. His goal is to promote the importance of sports among the whole community, try to cultivate the habit of indulging amongst physical activity in day to day life. He loves playing outdoors, traveling and spending time with friends.
Mohit Mina
Professional Development Council Secretary
+91 87508 89709

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Mohit is a senior undergraduate student in the discipline of Computer Science and Engineering. He has been actively involved with the Career Development Services (CDS) and knows about the challenges faced by the students while entering into the professional world. He is a dedicated and result-oriented individual with an aim to inculcate professional behaviour among the students. He wants the students to excel in their field of interest by forming focussed groups which would provide them with the required resources and mentors helping them enhance their learning. He also plans to organize various workshops, talks, sessions aimed towards exploring and shaping the career interests of students. He loves travelling and has a great interest in football.
Nishant Kamboj
Cultural Secretary
+91 96624 20504

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Nishant is a senior undergraduate student in the discipline of Civil Engineering. He has been actively involved in the cultural council since his first year and participated in various cultural activities in and out of the campus. He has held positions in academic council too and is the co-founder of Syndicate of Civil Engineers. He believes in team work and is deeply committed to increasing interaction of students among themselves. His sole motto is to organise innovative cultural events and bring out the hidden talents of the students. His other interests include rifle shooting, travelling and listening to music.
Shantanu Jana
Academic Secretary
+91 95217 47271

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Shantanu is a senior undergraduate student in the discipline of Chemical Engineering. He has been actively involved in various co-curricular and academic activities right from his first year. In the past, he has held positions as the Coordinator for Events and Initiatives in the Academic Council and the Coordinator for Symposium in Amalthea. He has also represented the students in the Senate Academic Programmes Committee (SAPC). As an elected representative, he aims to foster an environment that allows students to excel in their academic interests while promoting exploration and beyond-the-classroom learning. He likes to work in teams, solve problems, and firmly believes that success primarily depends on continuously learning from self and others' experiences. He is genuinely passionate about food and enjoys reading, painting, and dramatics.

Student Senate

The Student Senate is an elected body that deliberates on various aspects of student life at IIT Gandhinagar. The Student Senate, which meets thrice a semester, has representation from BTech, MA, MSc, MTech and PhD students. Currently there are 30 students in the senate. The Student Senate is coordinated by the Convener. The Student Senate has, under its domain, multiple standing committees viz. Health Committee, Hostel Maintenance Committee, Mess Council, Alumni Association Committee, Steering Committee of senate, Election Commission and Rules & Procedures Committee. The members of the current Student counsel are the following.

List of Senators
Email ID
B.Tech 17 Senator Rahul Dhamania
Ajj Patel
B.Tech 18 Senator Anas Ali
Harsh Patel
Aditi Gera
Parth Daga
B.Tech 19 Senator Hemant Poonia
Nikharv Shah
Harsh Vinayak
Nimit Agarwal
M.Sc 19 Senator Pankaj
Mrityunjay Kumar Jha
M.A 19 Senator Ekata Lahiri
M.Tech 19 Senator Anant Misra
Jainendra Jain
Priyanka Sharma
Girls Senator (UG) Kavita Vaishnaw
Ph.D Senator Rajesh Pavan
Adarsh kumar
Anukesh Krishnankutty Ambika
Bala Harsha Teja


Alumni Relations Office

The Alumni Relations Office at IIT Gandhinagar was established with the motive to give a platform for the Alumni to contact and connect with the alma mater. The alumni of IIT Gandhinagar can contact Alumni Relations office for any requests related to the institute. The office will also act as a catalyst to improve the connections of IITGN alumni and give an opportunity to cash-in on each other’s knowledge and help create a network of well-informed and well-connected alumni who are willing to help each other and the Institute. It will also keep alumni updated about various activities that are happening in the campus, thus helping them to stay connected with IIT Gandhinagar.

Health Committee

Health Committee at IITGN strives to improve the health of IITGN family in all ways possible. Health Committee helps provide temporary health treatment through immediate first aid and creates awareness on issues related to health. Committee members are trained to follow a systematic procedure for treatment in emergency situations.

Events Organised :

  • A Quotes writing competition was organized so that people come up with Health related interesting and meaningful quotes. (Around 45 students participated)
  • A blood donation camp was set up in IIT Gandhinagar in association with The Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute Blood Bank (GCRI).
  • Facebook Page of Health Committee

    Election Commission

    Election Commission IIT Gandhinagar is a formal body to conduct elections for student council , student senate and for the position of class representative.

    EC has set of rules and regulations to conduct elections and to ensure free and fair elections. Members of EC are expanding every year as per the population of voters to ensure smooth functioning of Election Commission. EC also take measures to increase voting percentage by various innovative measures.

    Facebook Page of Election Commission

    Maintainance Committee

    The committee looks after all the maintenance facilities provided to the students in the hostels.

    • For each hostel, committee includes a faculty supervisor and student team.
    • Each hostel has a hostel warden/caretakers and other maintenance staff.