Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad

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Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad
IIIT logo.jpg
Type Public
Established 1999
Director P. Nagabhushan
Academic staff
Undergraduates 1050
Postgraduates 475
Location Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
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
Campus Urban, 100-acre (40 ha)
Colors Red

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


The institution was founded in 1999, and in the following year received university status and the right to award its own degrees. 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) (2018)[5] 226
Engineering – India
NIRF (2018)[6] 90
India Today (2017)[7] 11
Outlook India (2017)[8] 12

IIIT-Allahabad was ranked 226 in Asia by the QS World University Rankings of 2018.[5]

Among engineering colleges in India, IIIT-Allahabad ranked 11th by India Today in 2017[7] and 12 by Outlook India in 2017.[8] It was ranked 90 among engineering colleges by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018.[6]


Effervescence is the annual cultural festival of the institute. It lasts for three days and includes technology, debate, music, sports and other activities.[9]


  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 Asian University Rankings 2018". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018. 
  7. ^ a b "India's Best Colleges 2017: Engineering". India Today. 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 
  8. ^ a b "Top 100 Engineering Colleges In 2017". Outlook India. 5 June 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "Blazing start to Effervescence". Times of India. 2 October 2012. 

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