Indian Institutes of Information Technology
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Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) are a group of four institutes of higher education in India, focused on information technology. They are established by the central government, centrally funded, and managed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Indian Government is likely to approve the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Bill that seeks to give IIITs administrative autonomy and uniformity and set up 20 more such schools on a public-private partnership (PPP) model.
Admissions into undergraduate programmes in IIITs are through the Joint Entrance Examination JEE (Main) - 2013.
List of IIITs
- Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (IIIT Allahabad) was established in 1999, and was recognized as deemed university in 2000. It is the only government IIIT that is intended to be focused on the areas of informatics and library sciences.
- Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior (IIITM-G), is the first IIIT of country. An institute which was established by Government of India. The name Atal Bihari Vajpayee was added to IIITM Gwalior in honor of India's former Prime Minister.
- Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur (IIITDM Jabalpur), [Madhya pradesh], was established as an autonomous in the year 2005 following a sequence of meetings held between Manmohan Singh, the honourable Prime Minister of India and Junichiro Koizumi, the honorable Prime Minister of Japan. Focus was laid on the development of an interdisciplinary curriculum such that students become proficient in not one but the four fields of Design, Computer Sciences, Electronics and Communication and Mechanical Engineering. It became a deemed university in June 2009.
- Indian Institute of Information Technology Design & Manufacturing Kancheepuram (IIITDM Kancheepuram) was established by the Govt. of India in 2007 to pursue design and manufacturing oriented engineering education and research excellence. The Institute is offering novel and first of its kind UG, PG and Ph.D programs in the broad areas of computer, electronics and mechanical engineering. It is only for M.Tech.
Proposed new Institutes
As per the Budget 2011, twenty more IIITs under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model, are to be launched soon for every major state of India. Nasscom recently submitted a detailed project report to the Government of India on the establishment of new IIITs.
Each of the IIITs has been proposed to be set up as a fully autonomous institution, through the PPP model. The partners setting up IIITs will be the ministry of human resource development, the governments of respective states where each IIIT will be established and industry members. The report suggests that private organisations should play an equal or slightly greater role in bringing investment for the new IIITs. According to former director Chandresh Chauhan, IIITs are not to be confused with IITs because the two institutions offer completely different focuses.
- International Institute of Information Technology (disambiguation), unrelated institutes
- Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi
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