IIT Hyderabad

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Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
Other name
Telugu:ఇండియన్ ఇన్‌స్టిట్యూట్ ఆఫ్ టెక్నాలజీ హైదరాబాద్
ఆవిష్కరణలు మరియు ఆవిష్కరణలు
Motto in English
Innovating and Inventing in Technology for Humanity
TypePublic Technical University
Established2008 (16 years ago) (2008)
FounderGovernment of India,
Ministry of Education
Academic affiliation
All India Council for Technical Education
Budget300 crore (US$38 million)
ChairmanB. V. R. Mohan Reddy
DirectorBudaraju Srinivasa Murty
Dean (academics)Prof. Bharat Bhooshan Panigrahi
Academic staff
Kandi Village and Mandal
Sangareddy, Sangareddy district

17°35′46″N 78°07′31″E / 17.596188°N 78.125242°E / 17.596188; 78.125242
CampusRural, 576 acres (2.33 km2)

Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (abbreviated IIT Hyderabad or IITH) is a public technical research university located at Kandi Village of outskirts of the Sangareddy in Sangareddy district in the Indian state of Telangana.[1] As with all Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), IIT Hyderabad is an Institute of National Importance.

IITH was founded in 2008.[2] It has around 4,200 students (1,760 Undergraduate, 1,280 Masters and 1,160 PhD students) with 303 full-time faculty members as of 15 Jul 2023.[3]


IIT Hyderabad was established by the Ministry of Education, Government of India under the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2011. The Act was passed in the Lok Sabha on 24 March 2011[4] and by the Rajya Sabha on 30 April 2012.[5] 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 Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited, with Prof. U. B. Desai as the founding director. In July 2015, it moved to its ~600-acre permanent campus at Kandi, Sangareddy. At present, Prof B S Murty is the Director of IIT Hyderabad. It is close to the outer ring road[6] and located on NH-65.


The IITH campus is on a land area of 576 acres (234 ha). Despite being called IIT Hyderabad, its campus is about 60 km from main Hyderabad city. The academic building is designed by New Delhi-based ARCOP and hostels, Lecture Hall and academic departments 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 programs 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.[7][8][9]


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 fiber optic internet for academic and personal purposes.

IIT Hyderabad Research Park

In 2018, Government of India sanctioned Research Park to some IITs in which IIT Hyderabad got its place. IIT Hyderabad Research Park is a self-reliant team endorsed by IIT Hyderabad and its alumni. The IIT Hyderabad Research Park promotes the betterment of research and development by the institute through friendship with industry, helping in the advancement of modern ventures, and build-up economic development. The IIT Hyderabad Research Park assists organizations with a research target to set up an infrastructure in the park and advantage the expertise available at IIT Hyderabad.

IIT Hyderabad Technology Research Park (TRP) with a total Built-up area is 19,560 square meters was recently (On 4 February 2022) inaugurated by Srivari Chandrasekhar, secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India (GoI).

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 departments:[10]



Liberal Arts, Design, and Management[edit]

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 7,246 research publications and patent disclosures, 1,668 sponsored/consultancy projects, and 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]

  • Design Innovation Centre
  • Centre for Cyber Physical Systems and IoT
  • Teaching Learning Centre (TLC)
  • Tinkerer's Laboratory – variety of scientific instruments including scientific instruments, electronic components, 3D printers, CNCs, workstations etc.

Incubation centers[edit]

  • iTIC Incubator at IIT Hyderabad
  • Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurship
  • Fabless Chip Design Incubator


IIT Hyderabad offers BTech and MTech degrees in ten disciplines of Engineering, B Des and M Des degree in design and MSc degrees in science. 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.[16]


Admission to BTech programs is through the Joint Entrance Examination – Advanced for 285 seats.[17][18] Among all the IITs, IIT Kanpur and IIT Hyderabad had all their seats taken between 2013 and 2017.[19]

Admission to the B.Des program is through the Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED).[20] The B.Des program started at IIT Hyderabad from August 2019.[21] with 10 seats.[22] 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 MSc (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) (2023)[23]581-590
QS (Asia) (2023)[24]249
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2023)[25]14
NIRF (Research) (2023)[26]14
Engineering – India
NIRF (2023)[27]8

IIT Hyderabad was ranked 581–590 in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2023 list;[23] it was also ranked 249 in Asia in 2023.[24]

In India, IIT Hyderabad was ranked 8 among engineering institutes by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2023[27] and 14 overall.[25] IIT Hyderabad is also ranked the Top-3 institute as per NIRF (Innovation)/ formerly known as ARIIA, released by the Ministry of Education, Innovation Cell.[28]

Student life[edit]

Elan & ηVision[edit]

Elan & ηVision, is the annual techno-cultural fest of IIT Hyderabad, and the largest college fest in South India.[citation needed] The first edition of 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 2016, both events have been merged into a single annual fest called Elan & ηVision.[29][30] The fest attracts a footfall of around 15K spread across 400+ colleges and hosting 60+ events. The pronites are the star attractions of Elan & ηVision, drawing thousands of footfall. The previous editions of the fest have seen shows by Shirley Setia, Benny Dayal,[31] Nikhil Chinapa,[32] Gajendra Verma, Kailash Kher, Darshan Raval, Rave Radio, Divine (rapper), Zakir Khan (comedian), and numerous other artists. Each year the fest also promotes a social cause to bring awareness and bring about reforms. The 9th edition was graced by Vijay Deverakonda, as he promoted social cause campaign of an eco-friendly world.[33] The fest has also seen Ira Trivedi, Amala Akkineni, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, and many more for various talk shows. Elan & ηVision is a platform to showcase talents across multiple spectrums, with several events like Cryptex, FMI, Manthan, Elan-e-Jung, Breakfree, Quizzes, Robo Soccer, Enigma, Battlebots, etc.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Girls make up 26% of new entrants at 4 southern IITs, above national average of 20%".
  2. ^ Verma, Prachi (25 July 2015). "IIT Hyderabad draws top rankers; an outlier among host of new Indian Institutes of Technology". The Economic Times.
  3. ^ "NIRF 2020" (PDF). IIT Hyderabad.
  4. ^ "LS passes bill to provide IIT status to 8 institutes, BHU". deccanherald.com. 24 March 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Parliament passes IIT bill". ThetimesofIndia.com. 30 April 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Sonia lays foundation stone for Medak IIT campus". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 28 February 2009. Archived from the original on 6 November 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2010.
  7. ^ "IIT Hyderabad | Campus Map". iith.ac.in. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  8. ^ Avadhani, R. (10 November 2013). "IIT-H smart campus to be ready by next academic year". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ "Departments". IIT Hyderabad. Retrieved 22 September 2022.
  11. ^ Bioinformatics (this version)
  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: Fractal Academics". Archived from the original on 19 March 2017.
  17. ^ "More seats in new IITs 387 additional BTech berths on offer this year". Archived from the original on 31 July 2017.
  18. ^ "IIT-Hyderabad brims with students, seats get filled in 2nd round". The Times of India.
  19. ^ "Increasing number of IIT seats going vacant, maximum at IIT-BHU".
  20. ^ "UCEED 2019". Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  21. ^ 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.
  22. ^ "UCEED 2019: B.Des Seats". Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  23. ^ a b "QS World University Rankings 2023". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 8 June 2022.
  24. ^ a b "QS Asia University Rankings 2023". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 8 November 2022.
  25. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2023 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 5 June 2023.
  26. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2023 (Research)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 5 June 2023.
  27. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2023 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 5 June 2023.
  28. ^ "MoE, National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF)". www.nirfindia.org. Retrieved 16 January 2024.
  29. ^ "IITH annual fest all set to start from March 25".
  30. ^ "IIT-Hyderabad's 'Elan and Nvision' fest concludes".
  31. ^ "IIT Hyderabad's three-day annual fest was a riot". The Times of India. 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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