Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology

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Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology(IIIT-D)
Established 2008
Type State Technical University, Self Sustaining
Director Pankaj Jalote
Academic staff
Undergraduates 600+
Postgraduates 200+
Location New Delhi, India India
Campus Urban(25 acres)
Colours Turquoise

Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (Hindi: इंद्रप्रस्थ सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान दिल्ली, IIIT-D) is an autonomous university in Delhi, India.[1] It is considered an "institute of national importance" by the Indian government's All India Council for Technical Education.[2]


It was started at the Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT) campus at Sector 3, Dwarka, New Delhi, 110075. It was founded as a State University[3] by an act of Delhi Government (The IIIT Delhi Act, 2007)[4] in 2008, with seed support from the Government of NCT of Delhi.[5] It is a research-oriented university with focus on research at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


IIIT-D offers three programs, an undergraduate B.Tech in Computer Science and Electronics & Communication Engineering,[6] a postgraduate M.Tech in computer science with specialization in Information Security, Data Engineering and Mobile Computing along with an M.Tech in Electronics & Communication Engineering with specialization in VLSI and Embedded Systems,[7] Signal Processing And Communication System and a Ph.D in computer science and Electronics and Communication[8] and currently has 70 research scholars.

IIIT-D has a very strong faculty with interests in various fields related to computer science notably, Information Security and Internet Privacy, Data Analysis, Image analysis, Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing, Hardware architecture and Software Engineering. It is one of the few colleges in India to only hire faculty members with doctoral degrees.


IIIT-Delhi was ranked 9th in India among engineering colleges in a 2014 survey by Aglasem.[9]


IIIT Delhi operates from its campus in Okhla Phase-III, New Delhi, India.[10] After its establishment in 2008, IIIT Delhi functioned from its transit campus in the library building at NSIT in Dwarka till July 2012. Its permanent campus, which is spread over 25 acres in Okhla, phase-III, became operational in August 2012. The phase-I of the construction of the IIIT-D campus is complete, with 30,000 sq.m. of building space for its functioning, including a Faculty and Research block for 50 faculty members and eight research centres, several lecture halls with a total capacity of 500, a recreation centre, a boys' hostel and a girls' hostel.

Academic Block[edit]

The administrative office and finance department are housed within the Academic block, along with the Director's Office, conference rooms, a board room, a formal seating and discussion area and faculty offices. The Faculty and Research wing is also accommodating PhD rooms and M-Tech labs. Besides, there are seating areas to foster discussions and for sharing of thoughts.

Library and Information Center[edit]

The IIIT-D's sprawling campus houses a Library and Information Centre, which has a common study area for students on the ground floor, a state of the art library on the first floor and several labs on the upper floors.

Student Center[edit]

The Dining and Recreation centre of the institute contains a students' mess, which is spread over two floors, a cafeteria and facilities for extra co-curricular activities, such as a music room and a gymnasium.


Since 2013, the Government of NCT of Delhi has conducted common counseling for admission to the B.Tech. programmes at IIIT-D, Delhi Technological University and Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University. Admission to IIIT-D is based on:

(1) A candidate who has secured 80 percent or more marks in aggregate (including Physics, Chemistry and Math) and 80% or more in Mathematics in class XII from CBSE/ICSE/IB board or equivalent is eligible for applying to IIIT-D.
(2) total marks obtained in Paper 1 of JEE Main and normalized score in Class 12th as provided by JEE (60% & 40% weightage respectively).
(3) bonus marks which are given for achievements in various areas like Olympiads, programming contest, national talent search, sports, culture, chess, etc.[11]


IIIT Delhi provides accommodation to students wishing to reside in the hostels. At present there are two hostels, one for the boys having 372 seats and another for the girls having 164 seats.[12]


IIIT Delhi has many clubs to improve skills of students as there hobbies IE Quiz Club- Trivialis, Web Design and Development Club-WDD Club, Dance Club- MadToes, Robotrix, Design Club, Ethical Hacking Club, Literary Club and Audio Bytes-the Music


The Library and Information Center of the Institute is housed in a separate building in its Campus. It is an information hub catering to the requirements of its users comprising Students, PhD/Research Scholars, Faculty and Staff Members. It supports the teaching, learning and research activities of the Institute. The Library is fully automated using RFID Technology with EM Security System.[13]

Full-time faculty[edit]

The Institute is organized as research groups and education programs, and has not only maintained strong department boundaries. However, faculty can be broadly grouped according to their disciplines.[14]


IIIT-Delhi aims to have focused research groups in some areas of IT and some domain areas. The number and nature of research areas will evolve as more faculty and research staff joins.

Notable events[edit]

  • IIIT Delhi held its first inter-college cultural festival 'Odyssey' at its permanent campus on 31 January - 1 February 2014.
  • IIIT Delhi held the 5th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics 2012 during March 29-April 1, 2012 in New Delhi.[15][16]
  • IIIT Delhi held its first technical festival 'Esya' at its transit campus on 3–4 September 2011. Esya is now an integral part of IIIT-D's annual event calendar.[18]

Clubs and groups[edit]

Student clubs functioning at IIIT-D, as of 2011, include the Adventure Club, Community Work Club, Dance Club, Design Club, Ethical Hacking Club, Literary Club, Movie-making Club, Music Club, Robotics Club, Sightseeing And Delhi Heritage(SADHA) Club, Sports Club, Quiz Club, E-Cell and Web Design and Development Club.[20]


  1. ^ "Dikshit launches IT institute in Delhi". The Economic Times. 13 Aug 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
  2. ^ AICTE, IIIT
  3. ^ List of State Universities approved by UGC Page 22. Department of Expenditure. Ministry of Finance. 10 October. 2007
  4. ^ "The IIIT Delhi Act, 2007". 
  5. ^ "New tech varsity in Delhi by 2008". The Times of India. 2 Dec 2007. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 
  6. ^ "B.Tech(CSE & ECE) | IIIT-Delhi". Retrieved 21 Aug 2012. 
  7. ^ "M.Tech(CSE & ECE) | IIIT-Delhi". Retrieved 21 Aug 2012. 
  8. ^ "PhD(CSE & ECE) | IIIT-Delhi". Retrieved 21 Aug 2012. 
  9. ^ Top Engineering Colleges in India 2014
  10. ^ "IIIT Delhi moves into its own campus". IIIT-D Blog. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-28. 
  11. ^ JAC Counseling
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  15. ^ "ICB 2012 | IIIT-Delhi". Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  16. ^ "IAPR Conference Schedule | IIIT-Delhi". Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  17. ^ "IPTSE WS 2011 | IIIT-Delhi". Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  18. ^ "ESYA | IIIT-Delhi". Retrieved 5 Feb 2012. 
  19. ^ "Indo-US Workshop". Retrieved 13 Feb 2011. 
  20. ^ "Clubs | IIIT-Delhi". Retrieved 29 May 2011. 

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