Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad

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Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad Logo.png
ChairmanRavi Kant
DirectorP. Nagabhushan
Academic staff
Location, ,
25°25′48″N 81°46′19″E / 25.430°N 81.772°E / 25.430; 81.772Coordinates: 25°25′48″N 81°46′19″E / 25.430°N 81.772°E / 25.430; 81.772
CampusUrban, 100-acre (40 ha)

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (IIIT-Allahabad) is a public university located in Prayagraj (Jhalwa, Prayagraj), in Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the nineteen Indian Institutes of Information Technology listed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.[1]


The Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad (IIIT-A) was established in 1999. The institute was conferred as a "Deemed University" in 2000. In 2014 the IIIT Act was passed, under which IIITA and four other Institutes of Information Technology funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development were classed as Institutes of National Importance.[2]

The first director of the institute was M.D. Tiwari, from 1999 to 2013. G.C. Nandi served as director in-charge on the first four months of 2014, until Somenath Biswas took over the directorship and served from May 2014 to July 2016.[3] After another stint by Nandi as director (Offg) that lasted until May 2017,[3] P. Nagabhushan was appointed director.[4]


University and College rankings
General – international
QS (Asia) (2020)[5]351-400
QS (BRICS) (2019)[6]119
Engineering – India
NIRF (2020)[7]103
Outlook India (2019)[8]18
India Today (2020)[9]10

IIIT-Allahabad was ranked 119 in the BRICS nations by the QS World University Rankings of 2019[6] and 351-400 in Asia in 2020.[5]

IIIT-Allahabad was ranked 103 among engineering colleges in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2020.[7] It was also ranked 10 by India Today in 2020[9] and 18 by Outlook India in 2019.[8]


Effervescence is the annual cultural festival of the institute. It lasts for three days and includes technology, debate, music, sports and other activities.[10]


  1. ^ IIITs. Ministry of Human Resource Development. Accessed January 2017.
  2. ^ "Joint Seat Allocation Authority 2016". Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Former Directors". Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  4. ^ "IIITA Director's Message". Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  5. ^ a b "QS Asia University Rankings 2020". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2020.
  6. ^ a b "QS BRICS University Rankings 2019". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2018.
  7. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  8. ^ a b "India's Top 150 Engineering Colleges In 2019". Outlook India. 6 June 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Best ENGINEERING Colleges 2020: List of Top ENGINEERING Colleges 2020 in India". Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Blazing start to Effervescence". Times of India. 2 October 2012.

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