IIT Indore

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Indian Institute of Technology
Indian Institute of Technology, Indore Logo.png
Mottoज्ञानम् सर्वजनहिताय (Sanskrit)
Motto in English
Knowledge is for the well-being of everyone
TypePublic technical university
Established2009 (12 years ago) (2009)
ChairmanDeepak B. Phatak[1]
DirectorNeelesh Kumar Jain (Officiating)[2][3]
501.42 acres (2.0292 km2)[5]
Colours  Blue

Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore) is a public technical university located in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.[6] IIT Indore was founded in 2009, among the eight young Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). IIT Indore is officially recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India.[7]


Founded in 2009, it is one of the eight new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India under The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2011 which declares eight new IITs as well as the conversion of Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University to IIT.[8] The Act was passed in the Lok Sabha on 24 March 2011[9] and by the Rajya Sabha on 30 April 2012.[10] Arjun Singh, the then HRD minister of India laid the foundation stone of IIT Indore on 17 February 2009 in its permanent campus located in Simrol, Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The institution started functioning from 2009-10 in a temporary campus at Institute of Engineering and Technology[11] of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya[12] under mentorship of IIT Bombay with Pradeep Mathur as the director[13][14].The first batch of IIT Indore graduated in 2013, and the institute celebrated its first Convocation Day on 8 June 2013.[15]


IIT Indore is located at Simrol, Khandwa Road. The campus sprawls across 501.42 acres. IIT Indore moved from the two rented campuses to its permanent campus in Simrol in October 2015.[5]

Learning Resource Centre (LRC)[edit]

IIT Indore's central library, the Learning Resource Centre is equipped with Online Information Resources. The library provides its users access to nearly 3800 electronic journals as well as access to databases such as ACM Digital Library, IEEE XPlore digital iibrary, Science Direct, MathSciNet, JSTOR, SciFinder, Taylor and Francis, Wiley, and Springer. The library also provides air-conditioned and Wi-Fi enabled Reading Halls.[16]

Halls of Residence[edit]

Most students at IIT Indore reside in the halls of residence. The campus has five halls of residence named A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Homi Jehangir Bhabha, Vikram Sarabhai, C.V. Raman and Devi Ahilya. The Devi Ahilya Hall of Residence is exclusively for the accommodation of women. Students are provided 5 BHK units to accommodate 5 students with one student per bedroom.[17]

Entrance of IIT Indore
Vanadium Building
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Hall of Residence

Organisation and administration[edit]


IITs are administered centrally by the IITs' Council, an apex body established by the Government of India. The Minister of Human Resource & Development, Government of India, is the Chairman of the Council. Each Institute has a Board of Governors responsible for its overall administration and control.

The Senate, which comprises the heads, deans and Full Professors of the Institute, is the Apex Academic Body that decides the academic policy of the Institute. It controls and approves the overall curriculum, courses, examinations and results. It appoints committees to look into specific academic matters arising from time to time. The teaching, training and research activities of various departments of the Institute are periodically reviewed to improve facilities and maintain standards. The Director of the Institute is the ex-officio Chairman Senate.


IIT Indore has the following departments:[18]

Sodium Building
Fluorine Building


IIT Indore has the following centers:[30]

  • Centre for Advanced Electronics (CAE)[31]
  • Computer and Information Technology Center (CITC)[32]
  • Center of Futuristic Defense and Space Technology (CFDST)
  • Center for Indian Scientific Knowledge Systems (CISKS)
  • Center for Electric Vehicle and Intelligent Transport Systems (CEVITS)
  • Sophisticated Instrumentation Center
  • Center of Innovation, Incubation, Entrepreneurship and Industry Relations (CIIEIR)[33]
  • Centre for Rural Development and Technology (CRDT)[34]
  • DST-FIST Center of Excellence in Gear Engineering[35]
  • Sophisticated Instrument Centre (SIC)[36]
  • Counselling Services[37]
  • Training and Placement[38]
  • Central Workshop[39]


IIT Indore offers a four year B.Tech programmes in several engineering fields. The postgraduate and graduate programs at IIT Indore includes Ph.D, M.Tech and M.S.(research) programs in engineering; Ph.D and M.Sc. programs in basic sciences and humanities.[40] IIT Indore offers numerous scholarships[41] for students under different qualification criteria.


Admission to the B.Tech programs is through the Joint Entrance Examination – Advanced (JEE(Adv)), and students are admitted after completing 10+2 schooling.[42] Admission to the M.Tech/Ph.D programs is through Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)[43] - for M.Tech/M.S./Ph.D and Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM).[44]


College rankings
General – international
QS (Asia) (2020)[45]188
Times (World) (2020)[46]351-400
Times (Asia) (2020)[47]55
Times (Emerging) (2020)[48]61
General – India
QS (India) (2020)[49]13
Engineering – India
NIRF (2020)[50]10

IIT Indore was ranked 351-400 in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2020,[46] 55 in Asia[47] and 61 among emerging economies.[48] In India it was ranked 10 among engineering colleges by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2020.[50]


The primary research areas in IIT Indore’s School of Engineering are Algorithms and Theoretical Computer Science, Semiconductor Devices Physics and Technology, Si/SOI Technology, Thin Film Technology, VLSI/ULSI Circuit and System Design, Bio-medical Signal Processing, Manufacturing Process Selection and Process Parameters Optimization, Micro-machining and Nano-finishing Processes, etc.[51]

As of August 2015, IIT Indore leads all the new IITs in terms of total citations as well as h-index.[52] Abstracting and indexing database Scopus has rated IIT Indore as the top among the new IITs, followed by seven IITs of Ropar, Patna, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, Gandhinagar and Jodhpur.[53]

IIT Indore’s formal undergraduate research scheme is entitled, "Promotion of Research and Innovation for Undergraduate Students (PRIUS)".[54][55][56][57][58] IIT Indore actively participates in international projects and joint collaborations with research organizations in Japan, South Korea, the Russian Federation, Portugal, France, Germany, and USA.[59] It started the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC) to encourage entrepreneurship.[60]

Research facilities[edit]

The institute provides instruments/facilities such as Nuclear Magnetic resonance spectrometer, CAD Tools for Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Design, Single crystal X-ray diffractometer, Time-correlated single photon counting (TCSPC), Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry[61] Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscopy, Dual ion beam sputtering deposition (DIBSD) system, Spin Coater, Optical Surface Metrology System Profiler,[62]

The Sophisticated Instrumentation Center (SIC) is a national facility hosted at IIT Indore's School of Basic Science. SIC at IIT Indore is equipped with Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Mass Spectrometry, Elemental Analysis and Single Molecule Imaging and Spectroscopy.[63]

Student life[edit]

Cultural festivals[edit]


Fluxus is the signature annual social and cultural festival of IIT Indore, held in February. It consists of several competitions, informal events, workshops and showcases professional performances.[64][65][66] It was started in 2011.

Fluxus 2019 included ‘Kavyanjali’ dedicated to Hindi and Urdu poetry and shayris with poet Rahat Indori. Other guests including Kavi Sandeep Dwivedi, Surya Prakash Upadhyay, Rishi Dixit, Nitesh Kushwaha shared the stage with Dr. Rahat Indori. It also included the concerts of the rock band The Local Train, the singer Amit Trivedi[67] and the Canadian EDM performer, Miss Tara. The decade anniversary hosted an alumni meet Magnum Opus for all the IITI graduates.[68][69]

Fluxus 2020 included musical performances of the singer duo Salim-Sulaiman,[70] DJ Shaan, The Yellow Diary and the stand-up comedy performance of Zakir Khan.[71]

Farhan Akhtar performing at Fluxus 2015

See also[edit]


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Coordinates: 22°31′34″N 75°55′23″E / 22.526°N 75.923°E / 22.526; 75.923