IIT Gandhinagar (IITGn) was formally inaugurated in August 2008 with its first batch of undergraduate students in the chemical, mechanical and electrical engineering streams. It is located at Chandkheda, about 15 minutes drive from both Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. Currently the Institute is functioning from the premises of the Vishwakarma Government Engineering College.
IIT Gn currently offers 4-year B. Tech. programmes in the Chemical, Electrical and Mechanical engineering branches, Ph.D. programmes in several disciplines of Engineering (Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Mechanical), Sciences (Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics) and Humanities & Social Sciences (Cognitive Science, Economics/Finance, English, Philosophy and Sociology). The Institute has excellent facilities in terms of classrooms, laboratory spaces, faculty offices, etc.