Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior

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Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior
IIITM Frontal view.JPG
Motto विश्वजीवानामृतम ज्ञानम्
Motto in English
Knowledge is elixir for the world
Established 1997
Type Public university
Director Sanjeev Govind Deshmukh
Academic staff
30 (full time) + visiting and guest faculty
Students 732 (on campus)
Postgraduates 300
Location Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
26°14′54″N 78°10′29″E / 26.248468°N 78.174592°E / 26.248468; 78.174592Coordinates: 26°14′54″N 78°10′29″E / 26.248468°N 78.174592°E / 26.248468; 78.174592
Campus Urban, 160 acres (0.65 km2)
Colors Bisque
Iiitm logo.JPG

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior (Hindi: भारतीय सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी एवं प्रबंधन संस्थान, ग्वालियर, IIITM Gwalior), commonly known as the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior or ABV-IIITM is a university located in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India, and one of India's Institutes of Information Technology. Established in 1997 and named for Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the institute obtained the status of Deemed University in 2001 and was recognized as an Institute of National Importance. The university campus is spread over 160 acres (0.65 km2) in the foothills of the Gwalior Fort.


The foundation stone of the institute was laid on 17 January 1996.


The IIITM was established by the government of India in 1997 as a part of a series of IIITs, to foster higher education in Information Technology. IIITM was declared an institute of national importance and was provided autonomy to choose its courses and curriculum.

The All India Council for Technical Education established a working group in 1995 consisting of professionals, academics and others in the areas of IT, management and communications, to deliberate on the issues relating to IT and prepare a theme paper. This group prepared a document underlining the need for the establishment of a National Centre in the area of IT; hence the IIITs were started in the country.

Founding Committee[edit]

In 1992, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) set up a committee under the chairmanship of Dr. P G Reddy, to study the country's infrastructure with regard to software education and training. The committee identified the total manpower needed for software development, domestic and export, was 570,000 by 1996 to meet a target of software export of Rs. 100 billion. The existing formal educational system would produce only 120,000 personnel by that time. The team recommended setting up Advanced Information System Institutes on the pattern of IITs and IIMs in the country. A study conducted by the World Bank in July, 1992, also underlined the need for additional manpower in the area of IT and software development.


IIITM panoramic view
Academic blocks
Prof. V. Ramachandran Vice Chancellor Anna University (2nd from left), head of the UGC team for IIITM in library
Communication Skills Lab
Girls hostel

The institute is on National Highway 92 Agra Gwalior Road near Char Shahar ka Naka.


The institute is located on a 160-acre (0.65 km2) campus near Gwalior Fort. It is a residential campus; faculty and students live on campus. It houses several departmental blocks with academic block houses lecture theatres, seminar halls, library, laboratories and faculty offices, administrative block, open amphitheatre, indoor sports complex and the [student hostels]. There are three hostels for boys and one for girls. The campus has a variety of plants including those with medicinal properties. The institute initially operated from a temporary site in Madhav Institute of Technology and Science Gwalior (MITS) and later shifted to its own facility.


The library consists of a main reference library, reading room and digital library. The library has more than 24,000 reference and text books. A central library with more than 80,000 books capacity is under construction and is expected to be completed soon. The library subscribes to journals, periodicals, and magazines in the area of IT and management. The library has videotapes and video CDs for use by the students.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) set up the "Indian National Digital Library in Engineering Sciences and Technology" (INDEST) consortium. This provides students with a collection of journals and industrial database like IEEE, EBSCO, CME, ABI/Inform complete, Association for Computing Machinery Digital Library, IEEE - IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL)|IEL[1] Online, J-Gate Engineering and technology, ProQuest Science journals and Springer Verlag's link.


The institute has laboratories necessary for Physics, Electronics, and Digital Logic, Engineering Process, and computer facilities for Linux and Windows. ABV-IIITM has more than 13 laboratories for disciplines like operating systems, database systems, software engineering, Customer relationship management, Networking protocols and Multimedia. In 2012-13 the institute has established Wireless Sensor and Network laboratory with state-of-art equipment to cater the needs of academia and research.


The residential campus consists of three men's hostels with a capacity of 300 students each, and a women's hostel for 150 students, along with guest house and staff residences for senior professors and other staff.

Sports facilities[edit]

The institute has three big badminton courts, two lawn tennis courts, table tennis, basketball court, snooker tables, football and cricket ground. An indoor sports complex with in-built badminton courts, squash courts and swimming pool. The institute has a separate gym for boys and girls.

Butterfly conservatory[edit]

The institute developed an Eco-friendly butterfly conservatory on campus which houses several varieties of flowers, plants and trees.



The institute only offers postgraduate programs, which include Master of Technology (MTech) in various information technology fields, Master of Business Administration (MBA), PhD, and a five-year integrated BTech/MTech or BTech/MBA program. In addition, Management Development Programmes and Faculty Development Programmes are offered.[2]


Students gain exposure to technology and both professional and field experiences through visiting faculties from the industry and mentoring exercises. The MTech students learn management and similarly, the MBA students learn technical knowledge, in addition to their specializations. The school's system of assessment is credit based and employs continuous evaluation through tests, surprise quizzes, home assignments, laboratory work, industry projects, and presentations. The school emphasizes independent study and self learning, problem solving and providing solutions for live problems. There are lectures and seminars by professionals from industry and research organizations.

Research and development activities[edit]

The institute has research and teaching programs which focus on emerging technologies for rendering high tech solutions. Core research areas for IT and Management disciplines focus on research, application and user segments. IT areas include Software Engineering, Network and Information Security, Human Centered Computing, Mobile Computing and Embedded System Design and Management.

Industrial links & placement[edit]

Linkages to industry encompass curriculum design and development, curriculum delivery by industry experts, mentoring of students by CEOs and senior professionals, summer internship projects, final placement and participation by industry executives in MDP's. Professionals and experts from industry are members of policy and decision making bodies of the institute. The students and the faculty take up industrial and business issues and offer solutions.

The institute believes in the philosophy of learning by doing.The students studying at IIITMG gets on-job experience with the partner industries during the course of study.The IIITM makes the industrial training mandatory for all, UG, PG and Research students. Besides having industrial association with Indian industries, the institute has close industry partnership with the following organizations abroad-

1. Institute of Quantum information Science, University of Calgary
2. National University, Korea
3. Mc Master University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
4. Institute of Information Technology, Ottawa, Canada
5. University of Montreal, Canada

ABV-IIITM, Gwalior believes in imbibing skills along with values in its students. With research oriented curriculum, the students develop an attitude of continuous learning. This leads to information-empowered managers capable of dealing with almost all the emerging issues of industry. The M-Tech program is devoted to develop highly skilled and creative IT professionals.

IIITM believe in partnership with industry, in all the possible forms, to attain mutual benefits. Some of the partnerships are Center of Excellence, consulting projects, MDPs, Recruitment etc.

The students of IIITMG are in great demand in all corners of the world. Every year the institute witnesses the Placement Fare as we can see it at its campus. The IIITM has dedicated placement cell which help both the students and the recruiters for taking part in placement process. A large number of companies both Indian and foreign visit every year to find potential worker.

Summer internship[edit]

Students take summer internships, twelve weeks in length, after completing their first year of the MBA and MTech programmes or after the fourth year of a five-year integrated programme. These internships give students insight into the practicalities of work in the corporate world. During these internships, the students undertake projects under the guidance of company executives. Institute faculties closely interact with the students and industry mentors.

Students in their second year of the five-year integrated programme undergo a ten-week internship with NGOs to provide them the opportunity to understand the needs of customers and of the ground realities of India. The institute does not help in getting any internship domestic or abroad. Students, by and large, arrange their own internships.

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Scholarship schemes are available from the Madhya Pradesh state government, and the Bharti Foundation. There is an exemption in fees for SC/ST students. Students from Madhya Pradesh joining the institute for the five-year integrated PG course are eligible for the Pratibha Scholarship of Rs. 20,000 per annum, provided by the government of Madhya Pradesh. The Bharti Airtel Foundation scholarship is awarded to 2 students of every IPG batch based on their annual family income and their past academic performance. Scholarships have a maximum of Rs. 25,000 per semester. Apart from this dual degree, students who clear GATE (and opt for MTech) in their pre-final year get a stipend for 10 months and 2-year MTech student get the GATE scholarships for 2 years as per AICTE norms.

International collaborations[edit]

The institute collaborates with organizations outside the country to develop faculty and student exchange programs, joint research, seminars, and web based distance learning programmes to provide business solutions to industry problems. A foreign student delegation visited ABV-IIITM as a part of student exchange program, collaborated between ABV-IIITM and École Centrale Paris. In 2009, three French students have come to the institute for summer internships.


List of Chairmen[edit]

  • P. R. Das Gupta
  • S. K. Tripathi
  • S. C. Tripathi
  • Sudeep Benerjee
  • R. B. Baheti
  • M. N.Buch
  • V.K.Modi

List of Directors[edit]

  • D. P. Agarwal – 08.10.98 to 09.10.03
  • K. K. Bhattacharya – 10.10.03 to 14.06.04 (officiating)
  • – 15.06.04 to 10.07.04 (officiating)
  • K. K. Bhattacharya – 11.07.04 to 30.10.05 (officiating)
  • V. Seshadri – 31.10.05 to 22.01.06 (officiating)
  • Om Vikas – 23.01.06 to 30.07.07
  • S. G. Dhande – 27.08.07 to 07.04.08 (officiating)
  • S. G. Deshmukh – 08.04.08 onwards

Students achievements[edit]

ACM ICPC Team for Stockholm final round

A team from the institute won the 2008 ACM ICPC Asia Regional Contest, an IT programming contest held in Kanpur, in which nearly all IITs, NITs, and BITS Pilani teams participated.[3]

Student life[edit]

Snooker Table in Boys hostel


IIITM is a fully residential institute and requires that all students stay on campus. Hostel accommodation have been made available; these have amenities such as reading rooms, facilities for indoor games like table tennis and badminton, a lounge and a dining hall. Hostels are not co-ed—separate hostels are provided for men and women—and all hostels provide single occupancy rooms furnished with the basic necessities. The school provides 12 English language magazines, two Hindi magazines, nine English newspapers and one Hindi newspaper and Internet access in each hostel and each hostel is equipped with 100 Mbit/s LAN and Wi-Fi.


IIITM runs an annual cultural festival, Aurora, a technology and management festival, Infotsav, and a sports fest, Twaran. Aurora, started in 2000-2001, is a three-day event including a personality contest, Parivesh, a fashion show in Indian attire, Kavi sammelan, Antakshari, dancing, and singing competitions. Infotsav, started in 2002-2003, is the annual technology and management festival of the institute. Twaran, started in 2007-2008, is the inter-IIIT sports fest.

Other activities[edit]

IIITM has clubs and societies catering to varied interests. The students, under the guidance and mentoring of the faculty members, handle the administration of the clubs.

Abhigyan Abhikaushalam Students' Forum (AASF)[edit]

Activities such as hIQs {highly Intelligent Quotient} are organized. The HIQs are in fields like Cryptography, Linux, and Flash. Another initiative was the hardware workshop conducted in IPG's first year, which taught the students about computer hardware through peer to peer learning. The forum also conducted competitions in programming and design.

Entrepreneurship Cell[edit]

The Entrepreneurship Cell of Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management, Gwalior is an initiative to empower the youth of the nation to stimulate the hidden entrepreneur in them. It is the doorway to all those mindmasters who imagine to conquer every odd to synthesize a new path for their success.


UTHAAN is the official journalism club of Atal Bihari Vajpayee-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior. ‘UTHAAN’ is a Sanskrit word meaning upliftment. UTHAAN aims to foster a breed of independent thinkers and fluent speakers, who dare to raise the society up from several crippling problems through the healthy use of communication media.UTHAAN has more than 60 active members who work tirelessly to keep the spirit of ‘UTHAAN’ alive.

Other clubs[edit]

  • Music Arts and Dramatics club
  • Yoga and Meditation Club
  • Knowledge Management Club
  • Astronomy and Star Gazing Club
  • Cooperative Society
  • Cultural Society
  • Literary Society
  • Rotaract Club
  • Marketing Club
  • Sports Club
  • Robotics Club
  • Software Development Forum
  • Brio Expressions
  • NSS Club
  • Management Activity & Research Society (MARS)


  1. ^ "Electronic Library". 22 August 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Programs | ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Gwalior". Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Sandesh Gupta. "ACM ICPC 2008 Asia Regional Contest Result at IITK". Retrieved 8 January 2012. 

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