Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
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|Indian Institute of Technology Delhi|
|Chairman||Dr. Vijay Bhatkar|
|Location||New Delhi, Delhi, India|
The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (abbreviated IIT Delhi or IITD) is a public engineering institution located in Delhi, India. It is one of the IITs along with other Indian Institutes of Technology institutions in India.
The concept of these IITs was first introduced in a report in the year 1945 by Sh. N. M. Sircar, then member of Education on Vicerory's Executive Council. Following his recommendations, the first Indian Institute of Technology was established in the year 1950 in Kharagpur. In his report, Shri Sircar had suggested that such institutes should also be started in different parts of the country. The Government having accepted these recommendations of the Sircar Committee decided to establish more Institutes of Technology with the assistance of friendly countries who were prepared to help. The first offer of help came from USSR who agreed to collaborate in the establishment of an Institute through UNESCO at Bombay (now Mumbai). This was followed by the Institutes of Technology at Madras (now Chennai), Kanpur and Delhi with collaborations with West Germany, USA and UK respectively. Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati was established in 1995 and the University of Roorkee was converted into an IIT in 2001.
The Government of India negotiated with the British Government for collaboration in setting up an Institute of Technology at Delhi. The British Government agreed in principle to such a collaboration, but were inclined initially to start in a modest way. It was therefore agreed that a College of Engineering & Technology should be established at Delhi with their assistance. A trust called the Delhi Engineering College Trust was established with the help of the UK Government and the Federation of British Industries in London. Later H. R. H. Prince Philips, Duke of Edinburgh, during his visit to India, laid the foundation stone of the college at Hauz Khas on 28 January 1959.
The College of Engineering & Technology was registered as a Society on 14 June 1960, under the Societies Registration Act No. XXI of 1860 (Registration No.S1663 of 1960–61). The first admissions were made in 1961. The students were asked to report at the College on 16 August 1961, and the College was formally inaugurated on 17 August 1961, by Prof. Humayun Kabir, Minister of Scientific Research & Cultural Affairs. The College was affiliated to the University of Delhi.
The College of Engineering & Technology established in 1961 was declared an institution of National Importance under the “Institute of Technology (Amendment) Act 1963” and was renamed "Indian Institute of Technology Delhi". It was then accorded the status of a University with powers to decide its own academic policy, to conduct its own examinations, and to award its own degrees.
According to Section 4 of the Act, each of the Institutes shall be a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal and shall, by its name, sue and be sued. The body corporate constituting each of the Institutes, shall consist of a chairman, a Director and other members of the Board for the time being of the Institute. IIT Delhi is an autonomous statutory organisation functioning in terms of the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 amended vide the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 1963, and the Statutes framed thereunder. Responsibility for the general superintendence, direction and control of the affairs of the Institute is vested in the Board of Governors. The Board of Governors functions through its Standing Committees – Finance Committee, Building & Works Committee and such other adhoc committees which are constituted by it from time to time to consider specific issues. The control and general regulation for the maintenance of standards of instruction, education and examination in the Institute vests in the Senate. The Senate is responsible for formulation of the academic policies and to design curricula, the courses of studies and the system of examination. The Senate functions through its Standing Boards/ Committees and Sub-committees that may be constituted by it to look into the specific matters arising from time to time.
IIT Delhi is located in Hauz Khas, South Delhi. The campus of 325 acres (132 ha) is surrounded by the beautiful Hauz Khas area and monuments such as the Qutub Minar and Lotus Temple. The campus is also close to other educational institutions such as the Jawaharlal Nehru University, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, National Institute of Fashion Technology, National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and Indian Statistical Institute.
The inside of the campus resembles a city, with gardens, lawns, residential complexes and wide roads. The campus has its own water supply and backup electricity supply along with shopping complexes to cater to the daily needs of residents.
The IIT-D campus is divided into four zones:
- Student Residential Zone
- Faculty and Staff Residential Zone
- Student Recreational Area, that includes the Student Activity Center (SAC), football stadium, cricket ground, basketball courts, hockey field, lawn tennis courts.
- Academic Zone that includes department offices, lecture theaters, libraries and workshops.
The student residential zone is divided into two main sectors—one for boys hostels and another for girls hostels.
There are 13 hostels (11 for boys and 2 for girls). There are also apartments for married students. All the hostels are named after mountain ranges in India. These are:
- Jwalamukhi Hostel,
- Aravali Hostel,
- Karakoram Hostel,
- Nilgiri Hostel,
- Kumaon Hostel,
- Vindhyachal Hostel,
- Shivalik Hostel,
- Satpura Hostel,
- Zanskar Hostel,
- Girnar Hostel,
- Udaygiri Hostel,
- Kailash Hostel,
- Himadri Hostel,
- New Kailash Hostel.
The residential apartments are named after ancient Indian universities:
- Takshila, and
Girnar House had the highest number of residents in 2011 with more than 700 students. Each Hostel has its distinct culture of sports and cultural activities. Hostels compete in inter hostel events to bring home various trophies which include RCA and GC, which are the highest awards for cultural and sports accomplishments over a year by a particular hostel. RCA was claimed by Jwalamukhi in year 2010, Kumaon in 2011 while it was shared between Kumaon and Shivalik in 2012. Kumaon also won the 2011 and 2012 GC trophies, as well as the BHC trophies for both 2011 and 2012. Academic year ends with an annual function of hostels known as 'House day' in which the passing out batch and the freshers give various cultural performances and awards are distributed for outstanding contribution to various hostel activities.
Student Activity Center 
The Student Activity Center or SAC is a part of the Student Recreation Zone in IIT Delhi. The SAC is for the extracurricular activities of the students. The SAC consists of a gymnasium, swimming pool, pool and billiards rooms, squash courts, table tennis rooms, a badminton court, a music room, a fine arts room, a robotics room and a committee room used to organise quizzing and debating events. The SAC also has an Open Air Theater where concerts are hosted. Students can use the radio broadcasting facility (HAM) in the SAC although its use has declined over the years.
Student bodies 
There are a number of student bodies in IIT Delhi, each having its set of own responsibilities. The highest student body in IIT Delhi is the Student Affairs Council (SAC). All the other student boards are included under the SAC, as listed below:
- Board for Recreational and Creative Activities (BRCA) 
The BRCA consists of 9 clubs: the English Debating and Literary Club (EDLC), the Hindi Samiti (HS), the Dance and Dramatics Club (DnD), the Music Club, the Photography and Hobbies Society (PAHS), the Indoor Sports Club (ISC), the Film Series Committee (FSC), the Fine Arts Club (FAC), the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth SPIC MACAY Delhi and the Quizzing Club (QC). Each club has a hostel representative working under the aegis of the hostel cultural secretary. The BRCA has the responsibility of organising the annual cultural festival of IIT Delhi, called Rendezvous.
- Board for Student Publications (BSP)
BSP is the student managed board responsible for College publications at IIT Delhi. It manages the official e-magazine of IITD (infinityiitd.com) BSP also conducts the annual Literary festival – Literati IITD has almost 4–5 magazines published every year, starting with The FACCHA TIMES followed by others like CONTACT, CORNUCOPIA etc. In addition to this there are hostel magazines and multiple Newsletters published at regular intervals which highlight various important issues. Round the year, BSP organises various literary activities, competitions and workshops for the enthusiasts.
The other student council is the Co-curricular and Academic Interaction Council (CAIC). which deals with the academic and co-curricular activities of the students. There are 45 student representatives to the CAIC: 22 from the UG students and 23 from the PG students, apart from 2 representatives from each co-curricular body. The co-curricular activities under the CAIC are:
- Robotics Club 
- Entrepreneurship Development Cell 
- Technocracy (consisting of Astronomy Club, Economics Club, Electronics Club and Tech Workshops) 
- Automobile Club (consisting of Formula SAE, Mini Baja, and HPV) 
The annual technical festival of IIT Delhi, Tryst is organised by the CAIC.
IIT Delhi, like all other Indian Institutes of Technology, conducts various programs including bachelor's degree in Technology, the Dual Degree Bachelor-cum-Master of Technology program and an Integrated Master of Technology Program. It also offers prestigious postgraduate level programs like Master of Technology, Master of Science, Master of Science (Research), Master of Business Administration, Master of Design (Industrial Design). Finally it also offers a PhD program for cutting edge research in basics sciences such as biological sciences, chemical sciences, physical sciences as well as interdisciplinary research including but not limited to nanoscience and nanotechnology, biomedical sciences and bioengineering etc. The admission criteria for all these programs is very competitive and depends on the particular program.
The academic year is organised around the semester. There are two semesters in a year, however, there is an additional summer semester also running a few courses. IIT Delhi follows a 10-point CGPA scale, with a rigorous examination procedure consisting of two mid-semester examinations called Minor Examinations and an end-semester examination called the Major Examination. Apart from that, the courses may involve short projects, term-papers, self-study assignments, and regular surprise quizzes help to keep students on their toes.
Undergraduate programs 
IIT Delhi offers a Bachelor of Technology in nine areas that include:
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science and Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering (Power)
- Engineering Physics
- Mechanical Engineering
- Production and Industrial Engineering
- Textile Technology.
Undergraduate-cum-postgraduate dual programs 
The dual degree B.Tech-cum-M.Tech program is offered in following areas:
- Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology,
- Chemical Engineering,
- Computer Science and Engineering, and
- Electrical Engineering.
- Mathematics and Computing.
The admission to these programs is done through Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) which is organized by all the seven Indian Institutes of Technology jointly. Lakhs of students take this exam every year with only few thousands of them actually crossing the bridge.
Postgraduate programs 
IIT Delhi offers many postgraduate programs (MTech(by coursework), M.S.(by Research), M. Des., MBA under various departments and centres. Each department or centre may provide one or many courses. e.g. the department of civil engineering in IIT Delhi provides MTech courses in environmental engineering & management, structural engineering, transportation engineering, construction engineering and management, rock mechanics etc. where as the department of biochemical engg & biotechnology provides only one postgraduate course i.e. M.S. (Research) in biochemical engg & biotechnology. The admission to these programs are carried out mainly based on Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). Students securing very good scores in this exam are called for personal interview. Out of tens of lakhs (more than 1200000 students appeared in GATE 2012) of students appearing GATE every year only the topmost end people are shortlisted for the interview by IIT Delhi.
IIT Delhi has 13 departments. Each department has its own administration structure with the Head of the Department (HoD) at the top of it. The HoD heads the department for a period of three years after which a new head is appointed. Each department offers a program (at the undergraduate or post-graduate level), some departments such as Mechanical Engineering Department, offer two or more undergraduate level programs and some departments collaborate with each other to offer a joint program. An example of the later is the MTech in Optical Communications program which is offered by the Department of Physics and Department of Electrical Engine
Department of Applied Mechanics 
The Department of Applied Mechanics at IIT Delhi is a specialized engineering department involved in teaching, research and industrial consultancy in the broad areas of Stress Analysis and Mechanical Testing, Computer Aided Analysis and Product Design, Reliability and Maintenance engineering, Offshore Structures, Impact Mechanics, Manufacturing Analysis and Energy conservation, Fluid Mechanics and Pipeline Engineering, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Wind Engineering, Physical Metallurgy and Failure Analysis, Biomechanics.
Over the last five decades specialized laboratories devoted to these areas have been developed to a high degree of sophistication. A computational laboratory having a sufficient number of networked workstations and desktop machines along with an extensive array of software for engineering analysis and design has been set up for exclusive use of P.G. students and faculty of the department. A well equipped workshop helps fabricate specimens and experimental set-up for research projects as well as U.G. experiments.
The department has acquired sophisticated instruments for use in research and consultancy projects. The department conducts courses in engineering science, engineering arts, computational mechanics and CAD for U.G.students. It also runs three post-graduate programmes namely:
- M. Tech. (Applied Mechanics)
- M.Tech. (Design Engg.)
- D.I.I.T. (Naval Construction).
The Ph.D. programme of the department offers research opportunities in the areas of stress analysis, fluid dynamics, flow stability and turbulence, finite element method, slurry transportation, wind engineering ,computational fluid dynamics ,structural dynamics, computer-aided design, artificial intelligence applications in product design, manufacturing analysis, reliability engineering, offshore structures, physical metallurgy, fracture mechanics, material characterization and composite materials.
The Department of Applied Mechanics has also been actively interacting with industry. As a result, it has achieved a commendable status in industrial consulting, especially in the areas of experimental and theoretical stress analysis, finite element application for static and dynamic analysis of structures and machines, computer aided design, innovative product design, feasibility analysis, analysis of reliability, availability and maintainability, energy conservation studies, manufacturing analysis, composite materials, pipeline transportation, calibration and testing of fluid devices, mechanical testing of materials and components, failure analysis and residual life estimation.
A large number of sponsored research projects funded by Govt. departments and private agencies are currently in progress in the department. Faculty of the department are also involved in several international collaborative and mission projects. Results of industrial and academic research conducted in the department are frequently published in prestigious national and international journals.
Department of Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology (DBEB) 
The Department of Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology at IIT Delhi has a unique place in the development of biochemical engineering discipline in India. The Institute took an early note of the significant role that was to be played by biochemical engineers and biotechnologists in future industrial development of biotechnology related processes and products by initiating this activity in 1968. At present the Department provides a model for an integrated approach towards education as well as research and development of various bioprocesses. The department runs following courses:
- BTech-MTech Dual course
- MS (Research)
FACULTY MEMBERS OF DBEB
Research Interests: Bioprocess engineering of low value but high volume bio-chemicals; Application of membranes for water purification; Downstream Processing of bio-chemicals via high throughput membrane based separation methods; Methods for therapeutic proteins, peptides, antibiotics and recombinant bio-molecules purification using Ultrafiltration (UF), Nanofiltration and Immobilized Metal ion Affinity Chromatography (IMAC); Biosensor design and application; Bioinformatics: (i) Study of large data bases of genomes and its annotation (ii) Teaching of bioinformatics at UG & PG level (iii) Application of bioinformatics tools to study comparative microbial genomics. Professional Activities:Life Member, Indian Membrane society (IMS); Life Member, Indian Society of Technical education (ISTE); Life Member, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE); Member, Expert Task Force, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), GOI; Member, Expert Task Force, Department of Science and Technology (DST), GOI; Member, Expert Committees of All India Board for Technical Education (AICTE); Consultancy to research and development centers, institutes and laboratories; Reviewer for Journal of Membrane Science (JMS), Journal of Chromatography, Indian Journal of Chemical Engineer etc.
Professor T.R.Sreekrishnan has more than 25 years of experience in wastewater treatment and waste management. He has taken up various research and consultancy projects with many well known industrial players. He is an invited member of Advisory Committee for organizations like TERI, CPCB, MNRE, DPCC etc. Apart from the PhD students of IITD, he has also guided other national and international students. He has reviewed various projects and research publications.
Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava received Ph.D. degree from the McGill University, Montreal (Quebec) in 1990 He has extensive Industrial - Research and Teaching experience in the area of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology. He has worked for about a year in the Sorbose fermentation plant of M/S Jayant Vitamins Limited, Ratlam. He had worked in the Biochemical Engineering Group of National Chemical Laboratory, Pune for two years. He had served as Lecturer in the Biochemical Engineering and Food Technology Department of H.B. Technological Institute for ten years before joining IIT Delhi in 1991. He has received several awards and scholarships, important among them are first prizes for securing 1st position in B.Sc. Biochemical Engineering and M.Tech. Biochemical Engineering, National Overseas Scholarship award of MHRD, New Delhi for Ph.D. studies (1985-1990), UNESCO fellowship award (6 months) for advanced studies in Biochemical Engineering at Biochemical Engineering Group, Delft University, The Netherlands, "Biotechnology Overseas Associate ship" 3 month at Institut fur Technische Chemie, Hannover, Germany), "Biotechnology Overseas Associate ship" (3 month at Massey University, New Zealand). He is the life member of "Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers" and "Biotechnology Research Society of India". He is in the editorial board of Process Biochemistry and Journal of Food Science and Technology.
Prof. Saroj Mishra obtained B.Sc. from Delhi University and completed M.A. (Biology) and Ph.D. from City University of New York, NY, USA in the area of yeast genetics and mitochondrial regulation. She also did post doctotal research work in the area of cellulase enzymology and molecular biology from Pasteur Institute, Paris, and Univ. of California, Davis. Her present areas of research include molecular biology and applications of cellulases, b-glucosidases, xylanases and development of Yeast Expression systems. She has guided 7 doctoral students and several M.Tech. theses. She has contributed significantly in the area of cellulose degradation and applications and has published over 60 papers in Internationally reputed journals and proceedings of International and National conferences. She has worked on several sponsored research projects from Departments of Biotechnology and Science and Technology.
Sunil Nath is a Professor at the Department of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology and my current research interests are in applying Molecular Systems Biology/Engineering principles to fundamental biological problems that have proved difficult to solve during the last five decades by standard biological approaches and thinking. I have therefore evolved my own original approaches that solve these problems. Among such problems are how the universal biological energy carrier adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP) is synthesized, and how muscle generates contractile force using the synthesized ATP. The synthesis and utilization of ATP is the most prevalent chemical reaction in our body and is used for the function of nerve, liver, heart and other organs etc. Since plants and microorganisms also synthesize ATP by the same reaction, and the ocean area is so large, ATP and its breakdown products ADP and inorganic phosphate participate in more chemical reactions on the surface of our earth with the exception of water. This is therefore a most important reaction. How exactly does it occur? However, the molecular mechanism of ATP synthesis has intrigued us now for 75 years. Similarly, generation of the elementary contractile force by muscle is a quintessential biochemical/biomechanical problem with an even longer history.
By the use of innovative approaches, we have proposed a novel unified molecular mechanism of ATP synthesis and an original hypothesis for muscle contraction. These mechanisms are called the Torsional Mechanism of Energy Transduction and ATP Synthesis and the Rotation-Uncoiling-Tilt Energy Storage Mechanism of Muscle Contraction. Over 200 journal pages have now been published on these topics. The mechanisms explain the plethora of available biochemical, biophysical, electrophysiological, structural and single-molecule microscopy data in a natural way. A recent Research News Article on my work [Jain, S., Murugavel, R. and Hansen, L. D., ATP Synthase and the Torsional Mechanism: Resolving a 50-Year-old Mystery, Current Science 2004, 87, 16-19] tries to explain the novelties of my work, including how the mechanism goes beyond current knowledge and the work of certain Nobel laureates.
Research Interests: Biotechnology of Lignocellulose Conversion - biosynthesis and applications of cellulase, xylanase and related enzymes, conversion of xylose to ethanol, microbial upgradation of agro-residues to animal feed. Production of secondary metabolites by fermentation. Professional Activities: Consultant to Indian and Overseas firms on hydrolytic, especially cellulolytic, enzymes and on application of enzymes to poultry feed industry. Member, Biotechnology Commission, IUPAC, for recommending assay procedures of cellulase and xylanase enzymes. Member, International Advisory Committee, Asia pacific Biochemical Engineering Conference. Member, Editorial Board, Indian Jr. of Microbiology. Life Member, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers. Life Member, All India Biotechnologists Association. Life Member, Association of Microbiologists of India.
Research Interests: Bioprocessing of industrial/agricultural feedstock using Immobilized cells/enzyme system. Microbial production, purification & characterization of industrial enzymes. Application of enzymes in process in microaqueous media. Management issues in industrial biotechnology. Professional Activities: Consultant in the area of industrial enzymology and to pharmaceutical industry. Life Member, IIChE and ISTE. Executivev MEmber, All India Biotech Association. member GEAc, Min. of Environment & Forests, GOI. Editor, Ind. J. Microbial Biotechnology
Bioprocess Engineering. Mammalian cell culture engineering. Feed enzyme production like cellulases, xylanases etc. Organic acid (lactic Acid, acetic acid, citric acid etc.) production of ethanol, glycerol, acetone and butanol. Effluent treatment.
Protein Engineering; Non aqueous Enzymology, Nanoparticles based drug delivery; Protein based nanodevices
System Biology of Microbial Gene Regulation.
Dr. D. Sundar received his B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. (Life Sciences, 2001) degrees from Pondicherry University. He subsequently had his postdoctoral training at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University and Medical Institutions (2001-2005) in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He was a Lecturer in the Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics at School of Life Sciences, Pondicherry Central University (June 2005 May 2008) before joining IIT Delhi. Dr. Sundar has served as a Visiting Scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (USA) in 2006 and has been a Visiting Faculty to a few institutions in India.
Dr. Sundar was involved in developing the bacterial one-hybrid single-reporter systems for rapidly selecting and improving the sequence specificity of zinc finger proteins in vivo. His studies on rubber particle proteins gave a new direction to research on secondary metabolite biosynthesis. He has shown the involvement of key proteins of rubber-particle origin in the polymerization of rubber molecule. The work referred above has been published in several highly reputed International and National peer-reviewed journals. He has received several travel fellowships including the prestigious ASBMB Postdoctoral Award to attend International and National Meetings to present his research work.
Dr. Sundar has received accolades all through his academic career. He was the University Rank holder in B.Sc. & M.Sc. and received the Gold Medal for the best M.Phil. thesis. He has received several research Fellowships including National Merit Scholarship from MHRD (1995-97), DBT-JRF (1997-2000) and CSIR-SRF (2001). He is a recipient of Swarna Jayanthi Award of the National Academy of Sciences of India (NASI) in the year 2005 and was honored with the Young Scientist Award by the President of India during the 93rd Indian Science Congress in 2006. He was among the first recipients of the Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA) in the year 2006 instituted by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India to identify and nurture outstanding young scientists with innovative ideas for pursuing research in frontier areas of biotechnology. For showing great potential to be a leader in research, Dr. Sundar has been awarded the prestigious INSA Medal for Young Scientists, which is considered as the highest honor for a young Indian researcher, by the council of Indian National Science Academy (INSA) in 2008.
Dr. Sundar's current research interests include Understanding DNA-protein interactions, genome engineering; Molecular design and Bioinformatics; Analysis of sequence-structure-function relationships and Isoprenoid biosynthesis regulation.
Dr Shilpi Sharma obtained her M.Sc. degree in Botany from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, followed by PhD (2004) from Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany. She did her postdoctoral training from Helmholtz Zentrum Munich (German Research Center for Environmental Health) (2004-2007), Germany. She joined as a Lecturer in Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad in Dec 2007 before joining Department of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in Nov 2008. Dr Sharmas current research interests include studying the dynamics of microbial communities in terrestrial ecosystems and production of plant metabolites using plant tissue culture. She has contributed significantly to mRNA extraction from soil and its community profiling which to date is considered a tedious process. She has been working on different projects sponsored by DBT and ICMR. Dr Sharma has been the recipient of several national and international awards. She was the University gold medalist in B.Sc and M.Sc. She was conferred upon the Young Scientist Award in Environmental Microbiology by the Association of Microbiologists of India in 2011 for her excellent contributions in the area of basic and applied microbiology. Besides, she has been awarded the Sapna Laroia Memorial Outstanding Young Faculty Fellowship in Environmental Sciences at IIT Delhi, FEMS Young Scientist Congress Grant 2011, Centre for International Conference in Science (CICS) Young Scientist Travel Fellowship 2011, and DST Young Scientist Travel Grant 2011.
Dr. Ritu Kulshreshtha obtained B.Sc. from Hansraj College, Delhi University and then completed M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Department of Plant Molecular Biology, Delhi University South Campus. Subsequently, she did her postdoctoral research work in the area of microRNAs and cancer at Tufts New England Medical Centre and later at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. She has worked as CSIR pool Scientist in School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University before joining IIT Delhi. Her present areas of research include understanding microRNA-cancer connection, cancer/disease biomarkers, RNAi technology and hypoxia research. She has contributed significantly in the area of hypoxia regulated microRNAs and their role in tumorigenesis. She has several publications in International journals with high impact factor and her work is highly cited. She is currently working on several sponsored research projects from Departments of Biotechnology and Science and Technology.
Dr Ravikrishnan joined department of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology as assistant professor since March 2010.
His research interest’s are
- Single molecule Biophysics
- Fluorescence Microscopy
- Molecular Motors
- Skeletal muscle mechanics
Praveen Kaul graduated in pharmaceutical sciences and received his B. Pharm from Hamdard University (New Delhi, India). Subsequently, he received MS (Pharm) and PhD in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology from National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Mohali, Punjab, India). He pursued postdoctoral research in Germany (Institute of Technical Biochemistry, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart) and Japan (Biotechnology Research Center, Toyama Prefectural University, Toyama) where he worked on biocatalytic approaches for synthesizing specialty chemicals and pharmaceuticals. He also briefly worked in Ranbaxy Research Laboratories for evaluating and implementing fermentation and enzymatic routes for preparation of pharmaceuticals and their intermediates. His research interests include: stereoselective biocatalysis; screening for novel enzymes; development of tailor-made biocatalysts suitable for specialty chemical/pharmaceutical production using directed molecular evolution; enzymatic reaction engineering (development of stable/reusable enzyme formulations, biocatalysis in non-conventional media etc.). Honours and Awards : DAAD short-term fellowship (2006), JSPS (Japan Society for Promotion of Science) fellowship (2009); Marie Curie IRCSET Empower fellowship (2009); CANM (Centre for Advanced Nanoscale Materials)-NASA fellowship (2009); Innocentive Award (2010)
Dr. Preeti Srivastava obtained M. Sc (Life Sciences) from Kanpur University and PhD from Department of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, IIT Delhi in the area of corynebacterial plasmid biology. She also did postdoctoral research work in the area of chromosome dynamics in Vibrio cholerae from Laboratory of Biochemistry and molecular biology, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA. She has worked as Senior Scientist in Environmental Biotechnology Division, Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (CSIR), Lucknow before joining IIT Delhi. Her present interest is on understanding chromosome maintenance in Rhodococcus erythropolis. She has published several papers in Internationally reputed journals and proceedings of National and International conferences.
Dr Sk. Ziauddin Ahamad He joined the department in 2013. He has his BTech and MTech degrees in Chemical Engineering from NIT Durgapur. He completed his PhD from DBEB, IIT Delhi and worked as Marie Curie post doctoral researcher at NewCastle University, UK.
Department of Chemical Engineering 
The foremost mission of the Chemical Engineering department at IIT Delhi is to provide the best education to the brightest young minds in our country. The academic program is meticulously designed to offer a wide range courses that span from fundamental sciences to complex mathematical relationships and engineering design aspects of chemical and biological process technology. The students are rigorously trained and evaluated on a continuous basis so that they are well prepared to be leaders in whichever field they choose to pursue may it be academia, industry, technology management, entrepreneurship or working for a social cause.
Another important undertaking by the department is to maintain a vibrant research profile that truly captures the needs and changes of the modern society. We believe it is essential to perform fundamental research alongside applied studies that cater to the broader economic, societal and environmental development and growth of the country. This is achieved by hiring the best faculty across the globe and laying emphasis on problem solving through interdisciplinary research that crosses barriers across chemistry, physics, biology and materials science.
What is chemical engineering?
Chemical Engineering is you, me and all that surrounds us! One must look beyond chemical reactors and distillation columns to realize that the food we consume, the cosmetics we wear, the detergent we wash our clothes with are all a result of engineering of materials and their chemical reactions. In this sense, Chemical Engineering is one of the broadest and the most 'inclusive' branches of engineering that keeps redefining itself as it finds applications into new areas of modern technology. Traditionally Chemical Engineering has been associated with fuel combustion, energy transfer and reaction systems, and while it continues to be essential to these areas, it has also found its way into new developments in microelectronics, textiles, medicine & healthcare, biotechnology, pulp & paper products, synthesis of advanced materials such as sophisticated devices based on MEMS, and many other day to day consumer goods. This wide range of applications is made possible only due to the intricate relationships of chemical engineering principles with basic sciences like chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology and materials science. Chemical Engineers are easily the most highly sought-after engineers from employment perspective as they aid in design, supervision, construction, installation, operation and most importantly, in the optimization of any system. There are two major challenges that are facing the world today, one in the discovery of environmentally benign alternative fuels that can reduce our dependency on the depleting fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas, and second in the development of better, cost-effective solutions for improved healthcare, and Chemical engineers have a large role to play in both these areas.
IIT Delhi was first established as College of Engineering and Technology Delhi in 1959 with the aid provided by the British Government. This aid continued until the early 70s. The academic assistance came from Imperial College London. During this initial phase, many IITD faculty were sent to UK for their higher education, in particular for a doctoral degree, and many distinguished faculty from UK came to India to teach at IIT Delhi. One of these professors was Dr. Rumford who also became the first Head of the Chemical Engineering department. The last teacher in this series of instructors was Dr. D.J. Gunn from University of Wales, Swansea who spent approximately 6 months in IIT Delhi in 1975. The current Chemical Engineering and Textile departments were inherited from the erstwhile Delhi Polytechnic located at Kashmere Gate (near ISBT and old Delhi railway station) which later became Delhi College of Engineering (DCE) now known as Delhi Technical University (DTU). All the existing facilities were shifted lock, stock and barrel from Delhi Polytechnic to the present IITD campus in Hauz Khas and since then, the departmental has seen many transformations only to emerge as one of the most productive Chemical Engineering departments in the country.
Evolution of UG and PG programmes
B.Tech. programme: The first batch of 45 students was admitted in the year 1961 for a five year programme (after standard XI) and the last batch in this programme graduated in the year 1985. The first batch of the four year degree programme (after standard XII) also graduated in this same year.
The current batch size of students stands at a whopping 75.
Dual Degree programme: The first batch of 30 students was admitted through JEE in the year 1997 for a five year integrated dual degree programme. These 30 students were inducted in addition to the 4-yr B.Tech.s and they were further divided into two specialized streams of 15 students each – (a) Computer Applications in Chemical Engineering and (b) Process Engineering and Design. These students graduated with two separate degrees, one with Bachelor in Technology in Chemical Engineering and the other in Master of Technology in their respective specialization.
Currently, both streams have been merged into one known as the Master of Technology and the student intake is close to 50.
Master of Technology Programme: The M.Tech. programme was started in the early 1970s with a maximum of 20 students admitted in the following four areas:
- Process Engineering and Design,
- Chemical Reaction and Engineering,
- Chemical Process Control, and
- Biochemical Engineering.
At present, there is only one programme known as the Master of Technology in Chemical Engineering with a total intake of 40 students. A separate Department of Biochemical and Bioengineering (DBEB) now exists in IIT Delhi which conducts its own independent undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme
The first Ph.D. holder from the department is Dr. Pritchard (a British national) whose thesis was supervised by (late) Prof. P.N. Sehgal. Prof. Sehgal himself was a Ph.D. from Imperial College London. The second Ph.D. was given to Dr. S.J. Chopra who worked with (late) Prof. P.K. Mukhopadhyaya. Dr. Chopra joined Engineers India Ltd. (EIL) from where he retired as a Chief Managing Director. Prof. Mukhopadhyaya later became the Director of the R&D center of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) in Faridabad.
Department of Chemistry 
The Department of Chemistry, established in September, 1963, is one of the twenty three Departments/Centers of IIT Delhi. The Department offers core courses in chemistry for undergraduate B.Tech. students of Engineering in the Institute. In addition, it offers a two years M.Sc. programme and a Ph.D programme in Chemistry. Doctoral and post-doctoral research is carried out in all major areas of chemical and allied sciences. Major thrust is in the areas of analytical chemistry, biochemistry, bioinformatics, polymers, organometallics, solid state & materials chemistry, nanomaterials, organic synthesis, carbohydrate chemistry, structural biology, molecular recognition, NMR methodology, X-ray crystallography, theoretical chemistry, computer simulations and others. The Department has a dedicated team of staff members and distinguished faculty, trained at renowned Institutes in India and abroad. The faculty members attract substantial financial support for their research activities from both governmental and private agencies. Several members of the faculty have been elected as fellows of various scientific academies and some have been awarded medals/prizes for distinction in their areas of research. The faculty has been active in organizing scientific meetings from time to time and they are being invited to deliver lectures at various national and international conferences and symposia. The Department offers a vibrant atmosphere to students and faculty to nurture the spirit of scientific inquiry and to pursue cutting-edge research in a highly encouraging environment.
Department of Civil Engineering 
One of the primary engineering departments of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, the Department of Civil Engineering offers B.Tech., M.Tech. and Ph.D. degree programs. The Department registers M.S. and Ph.D. candidates including those under the Quality Improvement Programs (QIP). Under its Continuing Education Program (CEP), it organizes from time to time, advanced special courses as well as short time refresher courses with participation both from academic and serving senior level officers in Central and State Government and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). The Department actively promotes curriculum development activity by updating existing courses, developing new courses and preparing resource material for teaching. The Department has a number of ongoing research projects and sponsored research schemes from public and private sector organizations. It undertakes industrial consultancy works as a part of its interaction with industry and also organizes seminars/symposia for professional interaction. The Department contributes to the interdisciplinary academic and research activity of the Institute.
Department of Computer Science 
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Delhi is renowned for cutting edge research and for imparting state of the art education. We attract some of the brightest students and faculty, and invite you to join us in the excitement.
Department of Electrical Engineering 
Overview The department of electrical engineering has been playing a vital role in producing scientists and technologists of highest caliber ever since it was established in the year 1961. The department runs three under graduate programmes and 9 post-graduate programmes to cater to the ever challenging needs of technical excellence in all areas of electrical engineering such as Integrated electronics and circuits, Tele-communications, Computer technology, Control & Automation, Power systems & Power electronics.
In addition to the strong undergraduate programs, the department has been playing a pioneering role in producing world class postgraduates and research scholars. The infrastructure and lab facilities are upgraded from time to time and provide adequate opportunities for students and researchers to learn and innovate. The department has distinguished faculty, all holding Ph.D. degrees from renowned institutes in India and abroad. There are two Fellows of IEEE in the department and many other faculty members are Fellows of several national and international scientific bodies. The faculty of the department has been constantly carrying out research on many cutting edge technologies and regularly publishes in IEEE and other top international journals. The department also undertakes many research projects sponsored by both the government and the industry.
Department of Humanities 
Interdisciplinary in orientation, the Department currently offers courses in five subjects: Economics, English Literature and Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology. Whatever their individual branches of scholarship, it is the concern of all faculty teaching in these areas to continue to meet and to extend the intellectual challenges projected in the charter of the IITs. At the same time, we remain conscious of our especial obligations to address the social needs of India.
Unlike faculty in more conventional universities, we have the distinction of operating within a premier technological institute and spending time with every student who comes to IIT Delhi. It is in this respect that we feel particularly well-equipped to contribute to a science, arts and ethics dialogue across cultural boundaries.
Original contributions to research and to ongoing debates in ethics, cultural anthropology, critical theory, cognition, ideology, development policy, organizational behavior and economic activity, environmental and gender studies, the history of science and technology, the philosophy of culture, and indeed to the nature of theory itself are crucial within a Department like ours.
Teaching methods in HUSS emphasize the discursive mode and interpersonal contact between faculty and students both at the UG and PG levels. The ‘Communication Skills’ course is only one such example of our efforts to foster social and intellectual self-confidence in our students.
Department of Management Studies 
To contribute to the all round development of Indian world of work and its global associates through excellence in decision making and problem solving. In doing so, to emerge as a prime knowledge resource for the growth of the industry and society and to remain a source of pride for all Indians.
Through effective research, teaching and education extension activities, constantly seek to strengthen the ongoing process of management and extend the frontiers of management knowledge. In doing so, consolidate the creative bridge between the traditions of management in India and global processes of management. In the process, nurture committed faculty and dedicated staff and make available to our students and client groups a world class scholastic infrastructure that is highly conducive for learning and creativity. As a result, develop leaders for industry and society at large.
About Department of Management Studies (DMS)
The Post Graduate Management education began in IIT Delhi in 1976 with Prof. Sudhir Kakar as first Co-ordinator of the PG program in what was then the ‘School of System and Management Studies’. Through gradual process of evolution, when Prof. Vinayshil Gautam was the Head in 1993, it acquired the statutory status of ‘Department of Management Studies’ under I.I.T. Delhi Act. The formal appellation of Master of Business Administration (MBA) for PG program in management came in 1997.
The Department currently runs a three MBA programs: two-year full-time MBA programmes with focus on ‘Management Systems’‚ a two-year full-time MBA programme with focus on ‘Telecommunication Systems Management’ under the aegis of Bharti School of Telecom Technology and Management and a three-year part-time MBA programme with focus on ‘Technology Management’. Apart from the specialised compulsory courses in the focus area, the students have choice for functional area specialization in Finance, Marketing, Informat ion Systems, St rategy, Organisat ion Management, HR etc. The students in two-year full time MBA programme are admitted through a rigorous screening process including CAT(Common Admissions Test)*, Group discussion and Personal interview. This test is used by all the IITs & IISc for admissions to their management programme. Admission to MBA (Part-Time) programme is also done through a process of written test, group discussion and interview, organized in a customised mode.
- Until 2011, JMET (Joint Management Entrance Test) was conducted by IITs for admissions to their two year full-time Management Programs
Post Graduate Management education began in IIT Delhi in 1976 with Professor Sudhir Kakar as first Co-ordinator of the PG program in what was then the ‘School of System and Management Studies’. Through gradual process of evolution, when Professor Vinayshil Gautam was the Head in 1993, it acquired the statutory status of ‘Department of Management Studies’ under the I.I.T. Delhi Act.
The formal appellation of Master of Business Administration (MBA) for PG program in Management came in 1997. The Department currently runs a two-year full time general MBA programme with focus on ‘Management Systems’, a two-year full time MBA programme with focus on ‘Telecommunication Systems Management’ under the aegis of Bharti School of Telecom Technology and Management and a three-year part time MBA programme with focus on ‘Technology Management’. Apart from the specialised compulsory courses in the focus area, the students have choice for functional area specialization in Finance, Marketing, Information Systems, Organisation and HR etc. The students in two-year full time MBA programme are admitted through a rigorous screening process under Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET) comprising an admission test, group discussion and interview. This test is used by all the IITs and IISc for admissions to their management programme. Admission to MBA (Part-Time) programme is also done through a process of written test, group discussion and interview, organized in a customised mode.
The Department of Management Studies (DMS) has some distinguishing features:
- Heavy research orientation, which is used extensively for designing courses to respond to current industry issues and continuously
- revise the contents of the courses.
- Home to country’s first research series on ‘Comparative Management Practices in Asia.
- Faculty who have served on various UN related bodies and international professional association.
- A widely acclaimed faculty, which has been invited to teach in various parts of the globe.
- Faculty which is sought after nationally and internationally for consulting activities.
- One of the pioneering entrepreneurship programs in the country that has obtained funding andsupport from various agencies including SIDBI.
- Pioneer in IPR education among the technical institutions in the country.
- Till date in more than three decades of existence, over seven dozen PhDs have been produced.
- The faculty has contributed at the highest policy level committees of Government of India (GoI), served on various boards of corporate entities, as Chairman ‘All India Board of Management Education’ of AICTE and contributed to the establishment of 5th Indian Institute of Management (IIM) at Kozhikode; and 7th Indian Institute of Management at Shillong.
- The Department faculty has published over five (5) dozen books and over 1000 papers in various journals and conference volumes.
- World class IT infrastructure with a very high computer to student ratio, a rich software repository that facilitates computer aided instructions and enables hands on experience on leading business enterprises.
The Department has undertaken consultancy work on behalf of Government Departments such as Department of MHRD, Ministry of Science and Technology; Development Personnel and Training etc. It has provided consultancy support to various service and manufacturing sector industries and cooperatives besides consulting for international organisation like the Dubai Port Authority; U.S. Air Force Eloqu, Germany. It has also provided professional inputs to voluntary professional associations such as Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), DMA; Institute of Personal Management; All India Management Association (AIMA), Indian Society for Training & Development (ISTD), IFTDO and ARTDO International etc. The Department has also made contributions to the developmental activities of companies such as HTA, Arthur Anderson, Malaysian Institute of Insurance, Indian Petro-Chemicals Limited (IPCL) and Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC). Its expertise has been sought in Germany, France, Mauritius, Saudi Arabia etc. The Department has contributed in the policy formulation and operational activities at the highest level of the Government, University Grants Commission, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of Human Resource Development and various corporate enterprises. The faculty has received prestigious fellowships from the United Nations Development Programme, Shastri-Indo Canadian Institute Calgary, Royal Asiatic Society London, ARTDO International Manila, All India Management Association, Indian Society for Training & Development, Association of Business Executives, U.K. and other major national and international professional associations.
Department of Mathematics 
The Department of Mathematics offers courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It runs a five year integrated M.Tech. programme in Mathematics and Computing (admission through JEE) and a two year post B.Sc. programme leading to the degree of M.Sc. The Department is a major participant in running the 2 years interdisciplinary. M. Tech. programme in Computer Applications, besides offering opportunities for doctoral research. The faculty joins industrial research and consultancy teams of the Institute faculty to mutually solve engineering problems involving high mathematics and computer applications contents.
Department of Mechanical Engineering 
Mechanical Engineering Department is one of the oldest departments of the institute. It is also one of the biggest departments of the institute with student strength of about 650 which will touch approximately 900 in next few years. While managing this increased strength which is an urgent need of the nation, department is committed to well being and all round development of its students.The department currently runs two undergraduate programmes:
- B. Tech. (Mechanical Engineering)
- B. Tech. (Production & Industrial Engineering)
Objective of the undergraduate programme is to prepare the manpower that is globally best. Most of the students, who graduate from the department, end up taking leading positions in industry, academia and government in both India and abroad.
Department has currently four masters programmes:
- M. Tech. (Design of Mechanical Equipment)
- M. Tech. (Industrial Engineering)
- M. Tech. (Production Engineering)
- M. Tech. (Thermal Engineering)
Along with other departments, Mechanical Engineering Department was instrumental in starting an interdisciplinary master's programme in Power Generation Technology which is completely sponsored by Industry. Department also offers Master of Science (Research) with more research content than course content. Strength of department lies in its Ph.D. Programme with more than 70 research scholars pursuing the programme.
Department is organized in terms of three groups for academic and administration purpose which are
- Mechanical Design Group
- Production & Industrial Engineering Group
- Thermal Engineering Group
The department has faculty strength of 50 (37 in position and). Faculty members of the department are also occupants of different chairs of the institute which include BHEL Chair, NTPC Chair and Mehra Chair. Department has a technical staff of 43 who are associated with 23 different laboratories. Department also houses an institute central facility on Rapid Prototyping. The department is very well equipped with computational facilities and resources both in terms of hardware and software. Department has more than 250 computing systems and workstations loaded with wide range of software products covering all areas of mechanical engineering.
Department of Physics 
Welcome to the Department of Physics web pages. This website is designed to give you an introduction to our undergraduate and postgraduate courses and our research activities. We pride ourselves as one of the internationally recognized premier departments for the quality of teaching and research and we hope that you will enjoy learning a little bit more about us.
The Department of Physics started in 1961 and runs as one of the most popular physics departments among other institutes across the country. The department has an international research reputation, with a many research contacts across the globe. Research in our department is traditionally organized within the general areas of Condensed Matter, Optics, Spectroscopy, Plasma and Theoretical physics. Our exceptional research profile directly feeds into our teaching experience. The courses are designed and taught by our internationally reputed academics carrying out cutting-edge physics research. Many optional modules are introduced from those research topics and the projects that were offered for 3/4th year students involve them working alongside academics in the department’s advanced research laboratories. All of our courses have been appreciated by many professional bodies for physicists in the world. Our courses are created in such a way that they are interdisciplinary in nature and can be chosen from any department within IITD, so one can tailor their degree to their interests.
We are one of the largest department in IITD with 37 faculty, running three M.Tech, one M.Sc and one B.Tech teaching programme alongside Ph.D. programme. Just for a glimpse, on average we produce 10 Ph.Ds and 134 under and postgraduate students per year!. In the last ten years, the department received more than Rs. 50 Crores worth sponsored research projects. Not to mention, our faculty strength was nationally and internationally recognized through many awards/fellowships such as SS Bhatnagar awards, ICO Galileo Galilei Awards, MRSI medals, INSA Fellows, OSA Fellows and so on. Apart from excellent facilities from individual and/or research groups, the department procured many cutting-edge technology instruments as central facilities.
We hope that this brief introduction to our physics department at Indian Institute of technology Delhi has conveyed to you the exciting developments in progress here with which you could have the opportunity to become involved.
Department of Textile Technology 
The Department of Textile Technology has had a rather interesting history as compared to other Departments of IIT Delhi. It has its roots in the pre-independence days, going back to the year 1942 when the Delhi Polytechnic (now the Delhi College of Engineering) was founded to provide diploma level education. The degree courses were instituted in 1952 by affiliation with the Delhi University. The fortunes of the Textile Department took a sudden turn in 1958 when a high power committee, appointed by the Central Government, decided to establish a new College of Engineering and Technology in Delhi, with British collaboration. This was later to become Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD). It was decided to transfer Textile Technology Department lock, stock and barrel to the new college which started functioning in 1961. The first M.Tech course started in 1967 and the first Ph.D. degree was awarded in 1969, among the earliest at IIT Delhi.
The Department offers one UG program in Textile Technology and two PG programs in Textile Engineering and in Fiber Science & Technology, besides offering the Doctoral program. This department, being the only one of its kind in the IIT system, bears the additional responsibility of providing the road map for the growth of other Textile Institutes in India.
The activities are focused on niche and futuristic areas, such as Smart textiles, Nanotechnology applications, Biotextiles, Engineering of functional apparel, etc. The Global interaction of the department has been improving during the past few years. Close interaction also exists between this department and the University of Bolton, UK and the University of Liberec of Czech Republic, which benefits our students in terms of fellowships and internships as well as faculty members in their research through short term visits. The EU project involves interaction between our students & faculty members and those from EPFL of Switzerland, Uppsala of Sweden, RWTH of Aachen and UC of London in Tissue Engineering. The department also has strong interactions with a Polish Institute (Institute of Natural Fibers, Poznan), an Australian Institute (CSIRO Fibres and Textiles Technology, Melbourne), Italian Institutes (CNR-ISMAC, Biela and POLITECNICO DI MILANO) a Japanese University (Shinshu University, Japan), a Vietnamese Institute (Hanoi University of Technology) and NCSU of USA with whom we expect to develop mutually rewarding activities in the coming years.
The UG program in Textile Technology primarily covers development and characterization of the polymeric raw materials and methods of conversion of the same into textile materials followed by further value addition and appropriate engineering into niche products. Issues related to the management of the production facilities and marketing the products are also covered adequately.
During the first two semesters, the students take courses in basic sciences, engineering arts and sciences, and humanities and social sciences which are common to students of all disciplines. During the next two semesters, the students take a set of departmental core subjects in Textile Technology. From the fifth semester onwards they opt for departmental elective courses. In the new curriculum, there is increased emphasis on design, product and process development activities. In the final year, students are required to work on a project under the supervision of a faculty member. They also undergo practical training in an industrial establishment as part of their overall engineering education.
Two M.Tech. programmes, one in Textile Engineering and the other in Fibre Science & Technology are offered. The Textile Engineering students are trained for mechanical processing of textile materials, while the Fibre Science and Technology students are trained for the manmade fibre industry as also the chemical processing of textile materials. The students are especially suitable for technical services; research and development work in industry.
Current areas of Doctoral and post-doctoral research include study of structure and properties of fibres and fibrous materials, analysis and design of yarn and fabric formation systems, mechanics of production processes, comfort properties of textiles, optimization and mechanism of dyeing and preparatory processes, eco friendly processing, micro encapsulation, antimicrobial finishes, nanotechnology applications, plasma treatment, design of technical textiles, smart and innovative textiles, electroconductive textiles, medical textiles and tissue engineering, polymer composites and apparel engineering.
Fibre Science and Fibre Production Laboratory: This laboratory houses facilities starting from fiber Production to fiber Characterization. It hosts a complete range of characterization equipment such as DSC, TGA, and TMA, Brookfield Rheometer, FTIR, Wide angle X-ray diffractometer, sonic modulus analyzer, etc. It also houses facilities for polymerization from small to pilot scale. Recently bicomponent fibre production facility has also been installed.
Yarn Manufacturing Laboratory has equipment and machinery for producing yarns with different technologies at research as well as production scale. Staple fibre yarns using ring and friction spinning technologies and air texturized yarns can be produced. For small-scale sample production, Miniature spinning plant is also available. New additions include miniature spinning line and unit for twisting and wrapping.
Fabric Manufacturing Laboratory The Weaving section is equipped with modern preparatory machines and looms. Preparatory section includes latest Schlafhorst 332 model winding machine, Savio lab model Orion winding machine and sectional warping machine with all controls. In weaving section- projectile, rapier, and airjet looms as also a sample loom along with single end sizing and warping machine are installed. Apart from these, the lab is equipped with needle loom for tape and label, Staubly electronic dobby and Bonas electronic jacquard. Weaving section is also equipped with a CAD station system for both woven and printed design. Knitting section includes flat knitting machines. Nonwovens Research laboratory is part of this lab. Industrial sewing machines constitute the garment technology facility.
Textile Chemical Processing : Housed in this laboratory are lab-scale versatile equipment for chemical processing of textile fabrics, yarns and fibres. In addition, the laboratory contains relevant analytical / testing equipment for assessing performance of the treatments imparted to the textiles including computer colour matching systems, spectrophotometers, fastness testers, flame retardancy testers and a full fledged anti microbial testing facility. Textile Chemistry laboratories are equipped with a wide range of dyeing, printing and finishing machines including Rota dyer, HTHP dyeing machine, winch, pressure jig, and package dyeing machine. New additions include colour dispensing systems and vortex dyeing machine.
Textile Testing Laboratories of the department has modern instruments for testing various types of fibers, films, yarns, fabrics and carpets. Fibers can be tested for single fibre and bundle strengths, breaking extensions and yarn can be tested for mass irregularity (U% or C.V %) imperfections, spectrogram, hairiness, twist, yarn to yarn friction and abrasion resistance. Fabrics can be tested for practically all the normal specifications such as warp and weft count, fabric mass per unit area (gsm), tensile and tear strength, flat and flex abrasion resistance, crease recovery, compression recovery, creep, thermal insulation, pilling, air permeability, water permeability, bending rigidity, compressibility, thickness etc.
Computers and Microprocessors Lab: Facilities in these labs are used by students for course work, internet search, preparing reports, analyzing test data and preparing presentations. The microprocessor section of this lab is used to teach control and monitoring systems.
Resource Centre and Library: The resource centre is a repository of resources essential for investigators to further their research, for a student to continuously upgrade and ameliorate his knowledge database and for a teacher to keep abreast with the state of art in today’s world of textiles. The resource centre has a wide compilation of books, reports, theses (Ph.D., M.Tech., and B.Tech.) and journals. It also has a rich collection of samples of technical textiles for various applications.
New Facilities: The newly created facilities include SMITA (Smart and Innovative textile materials), Biotextile, Medical textile and Protective textile laboratories.
Industry interaction: The department maintains active linkages with the Textile and allied industries in India and abroad. Research and consultancy projects are undertaken frequently on behalf of, as well as in collaboration with industries.
Alumni Interaction: The department has a regular and active interaction with its alumni spread all over the world and has instituted a ‘Pride of the Department Award’ to be bestowed annually on the department alumni who have made a significant contribution in their chosen field of profession.
Other extension activities: Workshops, seminars, summer/ winter schools and symposia are organized from time to time for the benefit of industry and the academia under QIP and CEP Programmes. The Department is also actively involved in helping other Textile Colleges in India in training of faculty, setting up laboratories and updating their syllabi.
INTER-DISCIPLINARY CENTRES 
IIT Delhi has 11 multi-disciplinary centres. An inter-disciplinary center differs from a department in the fact that it deals with an overlap of two or more disciplines of engineering or science. Similar to the departments the centres also offer programs though they offer these courses only at the post-graduation level. The following multi-disciplinary centres are located in IIT Delhi:
Centre for Applied Research in Electronics (CARE) 
Centre for Atmospheric Sciences (CAS) 
Centre for Biomedical Engineering (CBME) 
Computer Services Centre (CSC) 
Centre for Energy Studies (CES) 
Educational Technology Services Centre (ETSC) 
Industrial Tribology, Machine Dynamics and Maintenance Engineering (ITMMEC) 
Instrument Design Development Centre (IDDC) 
Centre for Polymer Science and Engineering (CPSE) 
Center for Natural Resources and Environment 
Centre for Rural Development and Technology (CRDT) 
National Resource Centre for Value Education in Engineering (NRCVEE) 
SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE 
IIT Delhi has 3 schools of excellence. A school of excellence is an externally funded (either from an alumnus or an organization) school functioning as a part of the institute. There are three such schools in IIT Delhi which are:
Bharti School of Telecommunication Technology and Management 
Amar Nath and Shashi Khosla School of Information Technology 
School of Biological Sciences(SBS) 
In 2010 the institute, for its excellence in co-operation projects with the corporate world in India, was chosen to be a part of the BBNM Group. Today, they are represented among the BBNM Member schools.
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Internationally, IIT Delhi was ranked #212 in the QS World University Rankings of 2012 In India, among engineering colleges, it ranked second by India Today in 2012, first by Outlook India in 2012, and third by Dataquest in 2011. In the Mint Government Colleges survey of 2009 it ranked 3.
Community service 
National Service Scheme 
- NSS IIT Delhi is an initiative taken up by IIT Delhi students to take part in service of humanity. It has a volunteer base of around 2000 students belonging to various disciplines and degrees of IIT Delhi. The student team works on a diverse range of social issues including voluntary blood donation, working for the education of the under-privileged, environmental issues, etc. NSS IIT Delhi, in collaboration with AINA, organised the first youth fest of the college, Vijigisha on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
- Blood Connect is a student run non-profit organisation which works on tackling the grim situation of blood in Delhi. Started on 1 April 2010 by NSS IIT Delhi, BloodConnect has now expanded to various colleges and corporates around NCR region.
Notable alumni 
- Manvinder Singh Banga, Former chairman, Unilever
- Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal. Founders of Flipkart
- Chetan Bhagat, Indian novelist
- Vikrant Bhargava, Co-founder of Partygaming
- Hari S Bhartia, Co-Chairman & managing director, Jubilant LifeSciences
- Yogesh Chander Deveshwar, Chairman, ITC
- Anurag Dikshit, Co-founder of Partygaming
- Sameer Gehlaut. Co-founder of Indiabulls
- Rajat Gupta, first Indian-born CEO of a global corporation, served as managing director of McKinsey & Company
- Vinod Khosla, one of the co-founders of Sun Microsystems, where he served as its first CEO & Chairman in the early 1980s
- Shrinivas Kulkarni, McArthur Professor of Astronomy and Planetary Science, Caltech
- Rohit Pande CEO & Co-founder of Classteacher Learning Systems
- Raghuram Rajan, Chief Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister of India and Eric Glecher at ChicagoBooth
- Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Cisco Systems, and the former CTO of Motorola, Inc
- Manu Kumar Jain, co-founder and managing director of Jabong.com
- K Venkatramanan, MD Larsen and Toubro
Technical organisations 
Provides related work experience. Clubs Associated with Technocracy: Economics Club, Astronomy Club, Electronics Club, Tech Workshops.
ACM Student Chapter 
The Association for Computing Machinery is an educational and scientific society which works with the motto of "Advancing Computing as a Science and Profession". The IIT Delhi Student Chapter of the ACM was established in 2002 to address the needs of the IIT Delhi computing community. The goal of the chapter is to create interest among the students for computer science, apart from what they learn during the course work. The chapter organizes workshops and talks on different subjects by speakers who are well known in their area. These talks give students opportunities to learn about advanced research subjects. Apart from these, some non-technical activities are also organised. The IIT Delhi Chapter won the ACM Student Chapter Excellence Award for its Outstanding Activities during 2009–10. In 2012, the team of Rudradev Basak, Nikhil Garg, and Pradeep Mathias of IIT Delhi, achieved India's best ever rank at the ACM ICPC World Finals, by finishing 18th
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- "Entrepreneurship Development Cell, IIT Delhi". http://www.edc-iitd.org/.
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- Helyar, John. "Gupta Secretly Defied McKinsey Before SEC Tip Accusation". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
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- ACM Student Chapter, IIT Delhi
- ACM Student Chapter Excellence Award
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