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IIT Goa- All you need to know about Courses, Cut-Off Marks, Fee Structure, and much more!

Established in 2016, the Indian Institute of Technology Goa (IIT Goa) was inaugurated by the Union HRD Minister Mr. Prakash Javadekar on 30th July 2016. IIT Goa is initially being mentored by IIT Bombay and at present, experienced faculty members from IIT Bombay are teaching at the Institute. IIT Goa’s own curriculum will be developed in the coming years.

The Institute’s permanent campus is being developed at the southernmost tip of Goa, in the quiet town of Loliem. The 300-acre permanent campus is expected to be ready in a couple of years and is situated about 88 kilometres south of Panaji. The current temporary campus of IIT Goa is at Farmagudi inside the Goa Engineering College (GEC), which is at a distance of around 78 kilometres from the proposed permanent campus site. The transit campus is well-equipped with sufficient classrooms, laboratories, modern hostel buildings, facilities, etc.

Today, in this article, we’re discussing all you need to know about IIT Goa including the courses offered, fee structure, cut-off marks, facilities, and much more.

So read on!

Academic Structure

IIT Goa has adopted a semester system and offers three Undergraduate (B .Tech.) programs in engineering. An academic year at IIT Goa is conducted from April to July and contains two semesters, each of approximately 16 weeks duration. The first semester starts in the last week of July and continues till the last week of November. The second semester begins in the first week of January and lasts till the last week of April. In each of the two semesters of the first year, a student must register for the relevant courses as mentioned in the curriculum for that semester.

IIT Goa follows a credit system wherein credits are given to various courses based on the number of lectures, tutorials, and laboratory hours per week. The performance of the students is regularly monitored throughout the semester and leads to an award of grade on a 10-point scale. The performance in each semester is evaluated keeping in mind the weighted average of grade points acquired in all the courses registered in that semester. This exercise is also known as Semester Performance Index (SPI). Similarly, a Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) is the weighted average of the grade points secured in all the courses registered by the student since the time of joining the Institute.

Courses Offered

IIT Goa offers three Undergraduate (B. Tech.) four-year programs in engineering. The B. Tech. programs have eight semesters spread over four years. In the first semester, all branches have a common curriculum. Given below are the three B. Tech. courses offered by IIT Goa.

Admission Procedure

The admission to the B. Tech. programs of IIT Goa are granted on the basis of the candidate’s score in the JEE (Advance) examination.

IIT Goa Seat Matrix

The table given below highlights the seats available for each B. Tech. program offered by IIT Goa.

B. Tech. Program Course Duration No. of Seats
Computer Science and Engineering 4 Years 30
Electrical Engineering 4 Years 30
Mechanical Engineering 4 Years 30
Total   90

Category-wise Seat Availability

Candidates can check the following table to understand the category-wise seat availability at IIT Goa.

B. Tech. Program Total Seats Open OBC-NCL SC ST Open PwD OBC-NCL PwD SC PwD ST PwD
Computer Science and Engineering 30 15 8 4 2 1 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 30 15 7 4 2 0 1 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 30 15 8 4 3 0 0 1 0
Total 90 45 23 12 7 1 1 1 0

Change of Branch

The candidates need to keep the following rules in mind if they’re thinking of changing their branch at IIT Goa. Students may apply for a change in branch only post completion of the first two semesters of their respective courses. Please find below the eligibility criteria for change of branch or program:

Eligibility Criteria for a change of Branch/Program:

  • The student must have completed the prescribed course credits in his/her first two semesters.
  • The student must not have any backlog at the completion of the first year.
  • The student must have secured a Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) of at least 8 (for General and OBC category students) and at least 7 (for SC, ST, and PD category students).

The following two criteria have to be satisfied for an eligible student’s request for a change from Branch X to Branch Y to be considered valid:

Criteria 1:

  • The student must have a Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) of at least 9.
  • The strength of branch Y, to which the change is being sought, should not cross its approved limit by more than 10%.

Criteria 2:

  • The strength of branch X, from which the change is being sought, should not fall below its sanctioned strength by more than 25%.
  • There shouldn’t be any other student possessing a higher CPI who is currently being denied a change to the branch Y due to the third rule of the eligibility criteria (as mentioned above).

From all the valid requests of branch change, the student with the highest CPI is selected and the change in the branch is performed. However, if a student with a particular CPI is moved from branch X to branch Y then every other student with that same CPI who has requested for a change in the branch will be allowed to move to branch Y even if they violate the rules mentioned in Criteria 2 above. The Institute will create extra seats to accommodate such requests, if necessary.

The actions mentioned above are initiated as long as there are valid requests. Candidates must remember that even if a student has been moved to a lower priority seat earlier due to the unavailability of a higher priority seat, his/her request may become valid due to the availability of seats.

Highlights of the Branch Change Rules

  • All the above-mentioned rules are applicable with a concession in the eligibility criteria as mentioned in the ‘eligibility criteria’ section for SC, ST, and PD students.
  • Every student has a birth category attribute i.e. GE, OBC, SC, ST, etc.
  • A vacant seat available for allocation is categorized under six headers i.e. 1) Open, 2) Reserved for GE, 3) Reserved for OBC, 4) Reserved for SC, 5) Reserved for ST, and 6) Reserved for PD.
  • The extra seats in a branch, limited to a maximum of 25% of the sanctioned strength, which are made available for allocation to students at the time of change of branch are defined at the beginning of the allocation process to be of type ‘open’ in nature, do not belong to any particular category.
  • AT this point in time, there may also be some vacant seats of type ‘reserved for XYZ category’.
  • The allocation of a vacant open seat in branch A to a student in branch B belonging to the birth category ‘XYZ’ results in the creation of a vacant seat in branch B of type ‘reserved for category XYZ’.
  • A vacant seat of type ‘reserved for category XYZ’ can only be re-allocated to students belonging to the birth category XYZ.
  • All branch transfers can take place only once at the beginning of the second academic year at IIT Goa. No application for change of branch during the following academic years will be entertained.

Fee Structure

You can check the fee structure for IIT Goa from the following table. The table outlines the fee structure for both, Indian and Foreign Nationals.

Fee Structure (in INR) for B. Tech. / Dual Degree B. Tech. – M. Tech. / B.S.

A)     One-Time Fee Only Indian Nationals/OCI/PIO  (Rs.) Foreign Nationals
Admission Fee 1400 USD 300
Grade Card 300
Provisional Certificate 200
Medical Examination 200
Students Welfare Fund 1000
Modernization 1500
Identity Cards 400
International Students Association USD 50
Total 5000 USD 350
B)      Per Semester
Tuition Fee 100000 USD 2000
Examination Fee 500 Rs. 500
Registration Fee 500 Rs. 500
Gymkhana Fee 750 Rs. 750
Hostel Seat Rent 500 Rs. 2500
Electricity & Water Charges 2500 Rs. 2500
Medical Fee 1000 Rs. 1000
Student Benevolent Fund 1000 Rs. 1000
Hostel Establishment Charges 2000 Rs. 2000
Contribution to Hostel Subsidy 6000 Rs. 6000
Total 1,14,750 USD2000+ Rs. 16,750
C)      Deposits (One-Time Fee Only)
Institute Security Deposit 1000
Library Security Deposit 1000
Mess Security Deposit 1000
Security Deposit
Total 3000 USD 150
D)     Annual Insurance Premium [Payable in Autumn Semester  (July-Dec.) each year 126 Rs. 126
Grand Total (A+B+C+D) 1,22,876 USD 2500 + Rs. 16,876

Provision for Fee Waiver

  • The students belonging to the SC/ST and PH categories are eligible for 100% tuition fee waiver.
  • The General and OBC category students whose income is less than Rs. 1 lakh Per Annum are eligible for full remission of the tuition fee.
  • The General and OBC category students whose income is between Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh Per Annum are eligible for remission of 2/3rd of the tuition fee.

Cut Off Ranks

Admission to IIT Goa is granted to students based on their scores in the JEE Advance examination. Candidates can check the category-wise JEE Advance 2017 cut off ranks for the first and seventh rounds from the tables given below.

Category-wise JEE Advance (2017) cut-off marks (Round 1)

Program Name General OBC-NCL SC ST
  Opening Closing Opening Closing Opening Closing Opening Closing
Computer Science and Engineering 3278 3989 937 1711 621 947 498 556
Electrical Engineering 4953 6158 2211 2605 1224 1437 607 640
Mechanical Engineering 5817 6830 2239 2650 1298 1447 633 644

Category-wise JEE Advance (2017) Cut-off marks (Round 7)

Program Name General OBC-NCL SC ST
  Opening Closing Opening Closing Opening Closing Opening Closing
Computer Science and Engineering 3475 4825 937 2008 621 947 562 604
Electrical Engineering 5198 7525 2402 2839 1437 1533 607 705
Mechanical Engineering 6813 8313 2442 2836 1346 1466 633 644

Placements at IIT Goa

The first batch of the IIT Goa students would be passing out in 2020 and hence, currently, no information is available about the placement statistics for the Institute.

Campus and Facilities at IIT Goa

The current temporary campus of IIT Goa is at Farmagudi inside the Goa Engineering College (GEC) is well-equipped with all modern facilities such as spacious classrooms, library, a seminar room, computer laboratory, offices for the faculty members, and a cafeteria. IIT Goa is well-connected to its mentor institute IIT Bombay and all classrooms and laboratories are network-connected.

Hostel Facilities

The hostel at IIT Goa is at par with the hostels of the best IITs and can currently accommodate 90 students and has spacious rooms with common toilets. There is a separate dining hall, and internet and recreational facilities are also available for the students on campus. The hostel block is conveniently located at a distance of 200 meters from the academic building. There are facilities for indoor games and multiple football fields for the sports enthusiasts and a common room with TV. There is also equipment for sports like cricket, football, badminton, basketball, etc.

Medical Facilities

There are plans to introduce health and medical facilities for the residents of the IIT Goa hostel. A local hospital and a visiting doctor will be serving the campus and the students, faculty, and the staff members of IIT Goa will get access to general medical facilities available in the assigned local hospitals.   

Other Facilities

The campus has a general store for most daily needs of the students. There’s also a bank, ATM, food courts, barber shop, and even an ice-cream shop within the IIT Goa campus. All of this is within a walking distance of one or two minutes from the hostel. If you can’t find something that you need inside the campus then Ponda is the nearest town where you can get everything. It takes just 5-10 minutes to reach Ponda by vehicle.

Student Life at IIT Goa

IIT Goa has many student clubs and events are regularly organized to provide a healthy mix of academic and extra-curricular activities to the students. Clubs like the Literary Club, Dance Club, Photography Club, Electronics Hobby Club, and the Robotics or Tinkerer’s Club give the students a platform to showcase their hidden talents.

The student body has successfully organized events like Cryptathon (Treasure Hunt), Fresher’s Night, DJ Night, Seminars, Diwali Celebrations, Outdoor Trips, Independence Day, Gandhi Jayanti, etc.

IIT Goa, under the mentorship of IIT Bombay, is fully-equipped to provide a vibrant academic culture to its students and to bring out the best in them. With IIT Bombay as its mentor, IIT Goa gets the best professors and the best of the resources to impart knowledge to its students. IIT Goa strives to educate young minds to solve the real world problems by employing the technical knowledge acquired by them during their formative years at the Institute.

To conclude, we can safely say that IIT Goa provides an ideal mix of academic excellence and serene surroundings for the pursuit of your academic goals.

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