Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati established in 1994 has completed 25 years of glorious existence. At present, the Institute has 11 departments and 5 inter-disciplinary academic centres covering all the major engineering, science and humanities disciplines, offering BTech, BDes, MA, MDes, MTech, MSc and PhD programmes. The institute offers a residential campus to 413 faculty members and more than 6,000 students at present. IIT Guwahati has been able to fulfil the aspirations of people of the North East region to a great extent since by maintaining the highest green cover and practices despite having an expansive campus. The picturesque campus is on 285 hectares plot on the north bank of the Brahmaputra, with more than 60% of it being a complete green cover, which includes hills and large lakes and few manmade water bodies within the campus and preserving the healthy eco system. All possible green practices in the campus are being implemented that are of the highest standards. These includes the following:
1. Rainwater harvesting by developing extensive infrastructure across the campus for near complete rain water collection into interlinked lakes and water bodies and their utilization primarily for horticulture purposes, fish harvesting and migratory bird’s preservation sites.
2. Grey water utilization.
3. Solar panel installations in hostels, academic buildings, administrative buildings that generates
power of up to 940.74 kWp and enhancing this capability by 5-10 % every year.
4. Sustainable and biopolymer development and utilization and ban of single use polymers.
5. Providing E-rickshaw to campus users.