IIT Hyderabad

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Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
IIT Hyderabad Logo.png
MottoInventions and Innovations
TypePublic technical university
Established2008; 13 years ago (2008)
ChairmanB. V. R. Mohan Reddy[1]
DirectorBudaraju Srinivasa Murty[2]
Academic staff
Location, ,
17°35′46″N 78°07′31″E / 17.596188°N 78.125242°E / 17.596188; 78.125242
576 acres (2.33 km2)
IIT Hyderabad
Christopher Benninger designed Hostels in IIT Hyderabad

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (abbreviated IIT Hyderabad or IITH) is a public technical university located in Sangareddy district, Telangana, India.

IITH was founded in 2008, among the eight young Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).[3] It has 1,155 Undergraduate, 635 Masters and 1085 PhD students with 222 full-time faculty members.[4]


IIT Hyderabad was established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India under the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2011. The Act was passed in the Lok Sabha on 24 March 2011[5] and by the Rajya Sabha on 30 April 2012.[6] It was set up in technical and financial assistance from Government of Japan.

IIT Hyderabad began functioning on 18 August 2008 from a temporary campus in Ordnance Factory Medak, with Prof. U. B. Desai as the founding director. In July 2015, it moved to its 576-acre permanent campus at Kandi, Sangareddy. It is close to the outer ring road[7] and located on NH-65.


The IITH campus is on a land area of 576 acres (234 hectares). The campus is designed by Pune-based acclaimed American architect, Prof. Christopher Charles Benninger. This organic campus is divided into clusters of buildings being completed in phases starting in 2011. The campus is one of India's best examples of energy efficient, carbon neutral and sustainable architecture. The design grew out of local weather conditions and utmost care to enhance learning. The graduate and post-graduate programmes are separated, student and teacher housing is divided, and girls and boys hostels are segregated for a pluralistic environment.

The 25 lakh square feet of buildings in Phase 1A; 3 academic blocks and 10 functioning hostel buildings (each with a capacity of 200) were completed in March 2019.[8][9][10]


Dorm rooms at IIT Hyderabad are traditional one-person rooms. Most students reside in the ten hostel buildings on-campus. Two out of the ten hostel buildings accommodate female students exclusively. Dining facilities are located in centralized halls. Students are assigned specific rooms at the time of admission where they will live, usually for the remainder of their stay at the Institute. Students are provided with complimentary high-speed internet for academic and personal purposes.

Organisation and administration[edit]


All IITs follow the same organization structure which has President of India as visitor at the top of the hierarchy. Directly under the president is the IIT Council. Under the IIT Council is the board of governors of each IIT. Under the board of governors is the director, who is the chief academic and executive officer of the IIT. Under the director, in the organizational structure, comes the deputy director. Under the director and the deputy director, come the deans, heads of departments, registrar.


IIT Hyderabad has 18 engineering and science departments:[11]

Research and industrial consultancy[edit]

IIT Hyderabad has 110 laboratories on the campus, of which 50 are exclusively for research. Over 80% of the faculty has either one sponsored research project or a consulting project. There is an emphasis on innovation, with more than 1,500 research publications and patent disclosures, 300 sponsored/consultancy projects and 50 industry collaborations.

IIT Hyderabad is involved in the DISANET project for disaster mitigation, an Indo-Japanese collaboration.[12]

IIT Hyderabad has also been involved with India's first 5G patent[13] removing fluoride from water using naturally occurring Jamun seeds,[14] developing a constant drug delivery system for the body through skin patch[15] and other research projects.

Inter-disciplinary centres[edit]

  • Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurship (CfHE)[16]
  • Fabless Chip Design Incubator
  • Design Innovation Centre
  • Centre for Cyber Physical Systems and IoT
  • Teaching Learning Centre (TLC)
  • i-TIC Foundation
  • Tinkerer’s Laboratory – variety of scientific instruments including scientific instruments, electronic components, 3D printers, CNCs, workstations etc.

Incubation centre[edit]

IIT Hyderabad has an incubation center in chip design. The center called as Fabless Chip Design Incubator Program, or FabCI, for fabless IC startups.[citation needed]


IIT Hyderabad offers BTech and MTech degrees in ten disciplines of Engineering, B. Des and M. Des degree in Design, MSc degrees in science, and M. Phil degree in liberal arts. In 2019, the institute started offering M. A. in Development Studies. The institute also offers PhD across all disciplines of engineering, sciences and liberal arts. At the institute, every semester, undergraduate students have the option to take courses in liberal arts and creative arts such macroeconomics, introductory psychology, introduction to the Japanese, French, or German language, introduction to carnatic or western classical music, theater, pottery and ceramics and Madhubani painting. It uses a Fractal Academic System, involving continuous evaluation of students, and more choices on subject they want to pursue outside their core area.[17]


Admission to BTech programs is through the Joint Entrance Examination – Advanced for 285 seats.[18][19] Among all the IITs, IIT Kanpur and IIT Hyderabad had all their seats taken between 2013 and 2017.[20]

Admission to the B.Des program is through the Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED).[21] The B.Des program started at IIT Hyderabad from August 2019.[22] with 10 seats.[23] All qualified candidates with a valid Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) score become eligible to apply for M.Des admission.

Admission to MTech programs requires BTech/B.E. degree or equivalent in the respective or allied areas and possessing a Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) score. Admission to the MSc program requires BSc or an equivalent degree with 65% for GE/OBC, 60% for SC/ST or equivalent in the respective or allied areas and possessing a valid Joint Admission Test to M.Sc. (JAM) score. Admission to the M. A. Development Studies program also requires an undergraduate degree and candidates must clear the entrance exam conducted by the institute.

Admission to PhD Program requires either BTech/GATE qualification for engineering departments with a good academic background or MTech/GATE qualification for engineering departments or National Eligibility Test (NET) qualification for Science departments.


University and college rankings
General – international
QS (World) (2022)[24]591-600
QS (Asia) (2020)[25]201
QS (BRICS) (2019)[26]94
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2020)[27]17
Engineering – India
NIRF (2020)[28]8

IIT Hyderabad was ranked 591-600 in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2022 list;[24] it was also ranked 201 in Asia in 2020[25] and 94 among BRICS nations in 2019.[26]

In India, IIT Hyderabad was ranked 8 among engineering institutes by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2021[28] and 16 overall.[27]

Student life[edit]

ELAN & ηvision[edit]

The three-day annual techno-cultural festival, ELAN, started in 2009. The fest takes place in the beginning of the year, in either January or February. IIT Hyderabad also hosted ηvision, an annual inter-institute technical festival, since 2011. Since 2017, both events have been merged into a single annual fest called ELAN & ηvision.[29][30] The pronites are the star attractions of the fest that come alive on the 3 nights of ELAN & ηvision, drawing crowds of thousands to the IIT Hyderabad Campus. The previous editions of the fest have seen amazing shows by Shirley Setia, Benny Dayal,[31] Nikhil Chinapa,[32] Kailash Kher, Rave Radio and numerous other artists to name a few. With such massive participation, this fest also hold a social responsibility to give back to those who have been mistreated and outcast from society. Each year the fest promotes a social cause to bring awareness and bring about reforms. The 9th edition was graced by Vijay Deverakonda, the popular cinema actor, as he promoted social cause campaign of an eco-friendly world.[33] ELAN & ηvision is a platform to showcase talents across multiple spectrums, with several spectacular events like FMI, Manthan, Elan-e-Jung, Breakfree, Quizzes, Robo Soccer, Enigma and Battlebots.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "People & Committees". IIT Hyderabad.
  2. ^ "Bio-Sketch of Prof. B.S. Murty". IIT Hyderabad. 26 August 2019.
  3. ^ Verma, Prachi (25 July 2015). "IIT Hyderabad draws top rankers; an outlier among host of new Indian Institutes of Technology". The Economic Times.
  4. ^ "NIRF 2020" (PDF). IIT Hyderabad.
  5. ^ "LS passes bill to provide IIT status to 8 institutes, BHU". deccanherald.com. 24 March 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Parliament passes IIT bill". ThetimesofIndia.com. 30 April 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  7. ^ The Hindu (28 February 2009). "Sonia lays foundation stone for Medak IIT campus". Chennai, India.
  8. ^ "IIT Hyderabad | Campus Map". iith.ac.in. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  9. ^ Avadhani, R. (10 November 2013). "IIT-H smart campus to be ready by next academic year". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  10. ^ "IIT-Hyderabad to shift to permanent campus by July next year". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 19 August 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  11. ^ "Departments". Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad. Archived from the original on 19 March 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  12. ^ Reporter, B. S. (18 July 2010). "DISANET launched in Hyderabad". Business Standard India. Retrieved 6 November 2011.
  13. ^ "IIT scientists present India's first 5G patent before global body – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  14. ^ Prasad, R. (21 October 2017). "IIT Hyderabad uses activated jamun to remove fluoride from water". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  15. ^ Prasad, R. (11 November 2017). "IIT Hyderabad develops novel skin patch for constant drug release". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  16. ^ "IIT-Hyderabad seeks applications for paid fellowship". 9 April 2018.
  17. ^ "IIT Hyderabad: Fractal Academics". Archived from the original on 19 March 2017.
  18. ^ "More seats in new IITs 387 additional BTech berths on offer this year".
  19. ^ "IIT-Hyderabad brims with students, seats get filled in 2nd round".
  20. ^ "Increasing number of IIT seats going vacant, maximum at IIT-BHU".
  21. ^ "UCEED 2019". Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  22. ^ Biswas, Preeti (13 January 2019). "Job shower for design engineers on IIT-Hyderabad campus, 79% get placed". The Times of India. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  23. ^ "UCEED 2019: B.Des Seats". Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  24. ^ a b "QS World University Rankings 2022". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2021. Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  25. ^ a b "QS Asia University Rankings 2020". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2020.
  26. ^ a b "QS BRICS University Rankings 2019". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2018.
  27. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  28. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  29. ^ "'Arjun Reddy' to address IIT-H fest".
  30. ^ "IIT-Hyderabad's 'Elan and Nvision' fest concludes".
  31. ^ "IIT Hyderabad's three-day annual fest was a riot". timesofindia. 25 January 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  32. ^ "Benny Dayal, Nikhil Chinnappa rock IIT-Hyderabad campus". telanganatoday. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  33. ^ "'Arjun Reddy' to address IIT-H fest". telanganatoday. Retrieved 16 February 2019.

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Coordinates: 17°29′34″N 78°08′16″E / 17.4928°N 78.1378°E / 17.4928; 78.1378