Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi

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Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIIT-D)
Type State Technical University, Self Sustaining
Established 2008
Dean Dheeraj Sanghi
Director Pankaj Jalote
Academic staff
Undergraduates 700+
Postgraduates 200+
Location New Delhi, 110020, India India
28°32′40″N 77°16′21″E / 28.54444°N 77.27250°E / 28.54444; 77.27250Coordinates: 28°32′40″N 77°16′21″E / 28.54444°N 77.27250°E / 28.54444; 77.27250
Campus 25-acre (100,000 m2)
Colours Pantone -HEX(#3FADA8), CMYK (71,10,38,0), RGB(63,173,168)

Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (Hindi: इंद्रप्रस्थ सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान दिल्ली, IIIT-D) is an autonomous university in Delhi, India.[1] It is a research-oriented university with strong focus on research at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.[2]

The institute began with its first batch of 60 BTech students in 2008. This first batch graduated in 2012 - the first Convocation took place in November, 2012. By that time, the institute has attracted nearly 30 faculty members, and its academic program consisted of B.Tech., M.Tech. and Ph.D. programs in CSE and ECE. Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi, inaugurated the campus on October, 2012.


It started at the Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT) campus at Sector 3, Dwarka, New Delhi. It was founded as a State University[3] by an act of the Delhi Government (The IIIT Delhi Act, 2007)[4] in 2008, with seed support from the Government of NCT of Delhi.[5]
The institute began with its first batch of 60 students on 8 September 2008. IIIT-Delhi moved in its permanent campus in August 2012. The new campus was inaugurated by Smt. Sheila Dikshit, former Chief Minister of Delhi, in October 2012.[6]


IIIT-Delhi was created by the Government of Delhi in 2008 as per the IIIT-Delhi Act. The IIIT-Delhi Act ensures administrative and academic autonomy. The General Council is the highest body overseeing the institute, and advises the Vice-Chancellor. The Chancellor of the Institute is the Lt. Governor of Delhi, who also chairs the General Council of the Institute. The Board of Governors consists of the Director, the Chairman, four experts, two government nominees and two professors. The Board decides the salaries, the number of positions and selects the four experts. The Senate and Board can start degrees/programs. The Senate is empowered to take all academic decisions. The Institute's operational head is the Director. Overall policy making and governance rests with the Board of Governors (BOG).[7]


IIIT-D offers three programs:


The institute has the following academic departments:

Departments for Bachelor Degree[edit]

  • Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)[10]
  • Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE)[11]
  • Computer Science and Applied Mathematics (CSAM)[12]
  • Computer Science and Design (CSD)[13]

Full-time faculty[edit]

The Institute is managed and organised as research groups and education programs, rather than maintaining fixed departmental boundaries. However, faculty can be broadly grouped according to their disciplines of computer science and engineering (CSE), and electronics and communications engineering (ECE). The Institute is among the few Indian institutes in which all academic staff have a doctoral degree. The institute also has a number of Guest, Adjunct and Visiting faculty members in various disciplines.[14]


IIIT-Delhi was ranked 56th among all kind of Indian universities in 2016 by National Institutional Ranking Framework, Ministry of Human Resource Development,Government of India[15] IIIT-Delhi was ranked 7th among government engineering colleges in a 2015 Dataquest survey of technical schools,[16] 9th in India among engineering colleges in a 2014 survey by Aglasem,[17] 35th in a survey of engineering colleges conducted by Silicon India in 2014[18] and 44th among Indian engineering colleges in a 2015 survey by EDU-RAND.[19] The institute was given an 'A' grade by the Indian government's National Assessment and Accreditation Council in May 2015.[20] The college has been rated AAAA by Careers 360 (Magazine) in India 2015.[21]

Training and Placements[22][edit]

Campus Placements[22][edit]

Training and Placement cell of IIIT-Delhi looks after the Campus Placements. IIIT-Delhi provides a platform to facilitate interaction between students and companies, so both can find the best match as per their aspirations and requirements.

Placement Stats (2017)[edit]

Placement Stats for 2017 Campus Placements are available on IIIT-Delhi website at link.

Past Recruiters[edit]

Past recruiters at IIIT-Delhi are available on IIIT-Delhi website at link.


  • Backpack - Backpack is a Learning Management System developed by a group of students and some faculty members. With Backpack, instructor can organize the class and communicate with students effortlessly, ultimately saving time and teaching better. Instructor can post resources, give assignments, make announcements, start polls and much more in just a few seconds. IIIT-Delhi uses Backpack.
  • Zenatix - Zenatix installs energy monitoring equipment such as smart meters and controllers. They set up cloud based software for real time monitoring of your energy consumption. The data from smart meters is stored in the cloud, and can be visualized on our software. Zenatix runs advanced analytics on the collected data.They recommend energy saving measures & benchmark your consumptions.
  • MeriAwaaz - MeriAwaaz is an App using which people can communicate with their politicial leaders. A user can report & discuss any civic issues in his area. A user can access public spending information. People can ask their leaders for information about their public representatives.
  • Wizters - Using Wizters, we can interact with other people, but anonymously. One will not have to worry about names or fake names. A user can send private and anonymous messages to another person on his network or outside it. Anonymity is ensured during conversation.
  • Find A Way - Find A Way is a group of college students who are trying, in their own small way, to make a difference. There are many NGOs that are working hard to gather funds and other resources to support worthy causes but are making less leeway than they ought to. It works in close collaboration with such NGOs to help their causes gain momentum using mass media initiatives. Find A Way's various projects are designed to help NGOs gather funds better and to help them reach out to a wider audience.


Research Centres[24][edit]

  • Infosys Center for Artificial Intelligence[25] Center for AI aims to be the premier center in India for development of AI. This includes both the fundamental algorithms in AI to further basic research and also the application of AI for solving societal problems specifically in the Indian Context.
  • Cybersecurity Education and Research Centre[26] Mission:
    • Build systems and tools that are of direct interest to different stakeholders (Government, Industry, Citizens)
    • Create a pipeline for Undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. students working in related areas
    • Conduct high-end technical training on cybersecurity for Government of India officials and corporations in topics such as secure coding, protecting critical infrastructure, privacy and security in online social media, and so on.
    • Create awareness among public about Cybersecurity and privacy in India
  • Centre on Computational Biology[27] The Mission of the CCB@IIITD is to conduct outstanding research at the interface of biological sciences and computer science to bridge the gap between diverse biological streams, starting from biological netweorks to molecular biology, to computational fields including algorithm development, high performance computing etc. Through these activities:
    • The CCB promotes advanced computation and informatics approaches to increase our understanding of normal and disease-associated biological processes, drug development, and therapeutic responses.
    • The CCB stimulates and facilitates the collaboration among medical science biologists, clinical investigators and health care researchers.
    • The CCB educates the next generation of computational biologists through direct participation in research activities

Research Groups[28][edit]

  • Image Analysis and Biometrics Focus Areas: Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning and Biometrics
  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing Focus Areas: Mobile Computing, Middleware, Pervasive Computing, Communication Networks, Applications in Sustainability and Healthcare, Human Sensing, Transportation, Technologies for Developing Regions.
  • Software Engineering & Programming Languages Focus Areas: Software quality, programmer productivity, software maintenance, mining software process data for knowledge extraction, static and dynamic program analysis and specification mining
  • Wireless Systems Focus Areas: Wifi Network Optimization, Small Cell Networks, White Spaces, Localization, Vehicular Networks, Software Defined Radio and Cellular Radiation Measurement
  • Advanced Electronic Systems Focus Areas: Software Defined Radio, Multiband and Broadband RF Circuits, Smart Antenna Systems, Biomedical Electronics and Applications, Wireless Network on Chip, Biomedical System and Sensor Development, Radar Sensor Design and Signal Processing, Ground Water Sensor Design and Signal Processing
  • Information Security and Privacy Focus Areas: Digital Forensics, Cryptography, Cryptanalysis, Theory and Practice of Cryptography, Cyber Crime, Privacy, Human Computer Interaction, Network Security, Traffic Analysis, Anonymity, Complex Networks, Privacy and Security in online Social Media (PSOSM), Usable Security
  • Information Management and Data Analytics Focus Area: Databases, Data Mining, Mobile-P2P data management using economic models, Information Retrieval, Business Intelligence, Data Privacy and Access Control
  • Theoretical Computer Science Focus Areas: Logic, Process Algebra, Reactive Systems, Verification, Cryptology, Cryptography, Machine Learning, Bioinformatics, Complexity Theory, Quantum Computation, Algorithms
  • Computational and Systems Biology Focus Areas: Systems biology, Cell division cycle, Circadian rhythms, Computational cognitive neuroscience
  • GeoInformatics Focus area: Geo-spatial Data Management, Data Warehousing, Database System Implementation
  • Signal Processing Focus Areas: Compressed Sensing, Low rank matrix recovery, Biomedical Imaging, Information Hiding, Image & Video Forensics, Computer Vision, Image and Scene Understanding, Robust Statistical Methods, Pattern Recognition
  • Scalable Systems Focus Areas: Computer Architecture, Performance Modeling of Computer Systems, Low Power Design, Energy efficient architectures, exascale computing challenges, performance portability, compilers, programming languages Distributed Systems and Networks, Concurrent and Parallel Computing
  • Economics Focus Areas: Economics of Information, Consumer Privacy, Asymmetric Information in Credit and Insurance Markets, Credit Scoring

Technologies developed by our research groups are being used in multiple organizations across the country, including an IVR system to help low-literate people from rural background access information about jobs under National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS)a Time and Presence Based monitoring and controls system for Telecommunication Consultants India Limited (TCIL) and a Face Recognition Tool for DIT, India.


IIIT-Delhi Academic Building
Academic Block

IIIT Delhi operates from its campus in Okhla Phase-III, New Delhi.[29] After its establishment in 2008, IIIT Delhi functioned from its transit campus in the library building at NSIT in Dwarka until July 2012. Its permanent campus, which is spread over 25 acres, became operational in August 2012.
The campus consists of an academic complex, a library and information center, a dining and recreation centre, and hostels. IT infrastructure includes an internet access of 1 GBPS bandwidth and a data Centre with 40 servers and 45TB storage.[30]
Manish Sisodia, deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, laid down the foundation stone for the second phase of the campus on 5 May 2015.[31] Phase II will include construction of a new academic block, an auditorium and research centers. When complete, the institute will be able to increase enrolment to 1600 and nearly half of those will be able to be accommodated in the student residences. Currently spread over an area of 33,000sqm, the new construction will utilise 70,000sqm more space.[32]

Academic Block[edit]

The Academic Complex has a total of 10 lecture halls including two lecture halls with a capacity to seat 180, one of capacity 160, two of capacity 60 and five of capacity 30. The Faculty and Research wing has a capacity of 50 faculty offices and 8 research labs, along with the PhD rooms and M.Tech labs. The administrative office and finance department offices are within the Academic block, along with the Director's Office, conference rooms, a board room, a formal seating and discussion area and faculty offices.


Hostels at IIIT-Delhi
Hostels at IIITD

IIIT Delhi provides accommodation to students wishing to reside in the hostels. At present there are two hostels, one for boys having 372 seats and another for girls having 164 seats. There is a common mess for boys and girls. The Dining and Recreation Centre houses the students' mess, a cafeteria, a common room and facilities for extracurricular activities such as a music room, table tennis and pool tables, and a gymnasium.


The Library and Information Center of the Institute is housed in a separate building and is automated with the help of RFID Technology with EM security. The library is on the first floor and has a large collection of print and electronic media in areas including Computer Science, Electronics and Communications, Mathematics and Statistics, Humanities and Sciences. A common study area for students is on the ground floor and several labs are on the upper floors. There is also a reading room facility open 24 hours per day.[33]

Co-curricular activities[edit]

Dining Block and Student Center
Dining Block and Student Center

The Dining and Recreation centre of the institute contains a students' mess, which is spread over two floors, a cafeteria and facilities for extra co-curricular activities, such as a music room and a gymnasium.

Clubs and groups[edit]

The institute has many student clubs currently operating, including a programming club "Foobar[34]" and a software development club "Byld". Other clubs include MadToes, AudioBytes, Ink., Trivialis, LitSoc, Tasveer, Machaan, the Adventure Club, Community Work Club, Dance Club, Design Club,[35] Literary Club, Music Club, Robotics Club, Sightseeing and Delhi Heritage (SADHA) Club, Sports Club, Quiz Club, E-Cell and Web Design and Development Club. There is also an ACM student Chapter of IIIT-D.[36]

Student council[edit]

Student Council is a main elected student’s body which supervises all clubs and festivals. It has a budget which the council distributes to various clubs. Students can form new clubs, based on interests, after formal permission of the student council.[37] The Student Senate is an elected student’s body, which focuses on academic many issues like hostels and mess Committee governance are a main part of the units.[37] [clarification needed]

Student festivals[edit]

Technical festival[edit]

Esya[38] is a two-day national level technical festival organised by the institute, with over a dozen innovative events.[39] It was first held at the institute's transit campus on 3–4 September 2011. Esya is now an integral part of IIIT-D's annual event calendar.[40]

[41] Cultural festival[edit]

Odyssey is the institute's cultural festival, which seeks to bring out new talent and showcase the diversity of different art forms.[42] It was first held at the institute's permanent campus on 31 January - 1 February 2014. The festival includes events in the fields of music, dance, theatre, literary and spoken arts, fine arts, digital arts, and quizzes.

Notable events[edit]

  • Smarter Delhi event by IIIT-Delhi
    An Initiative by IIIT-Delhi to make capital Smarter and Digital
    Workshop on Smarter and Digital Delhi, 2016 Saturday, February 13, 2016[43]
  • Inauguration of IRISYS-IIITD R&D Lab, 2016 Thursday, January 28, 2016[44]
  • TEDx @ IIIT-Delhi Sunday, April 12, 2015[45]
  • CERC's 5 day course on Secure Programming, December 15–19, 2014 Monday, December 15, 2014[46]
  • Third Convocation of IIIT Delhi, 2014 - Sunday, August 31, 2014
  • Innovate Delhi Entrepreneurship Academy (June 1–23) Sunday, June 1, 2014[47]
  • 4th Research Symposium Friday, April 11, 2014[48]
  • Odyssey 2014: 1st cultural festival of IIIT-Delhi Friday - January 31, 2014
  • Inauguration of Cybersecurity Education & Research Centre - Thursday, January 23, 2014[49]
  • Third Annual Research Showcase - Friday, March 15, 2013
  • Security and Privacy Symposium - February 2013[50]
  • IIIT-D won the Whodunit? Challenge conducted by Microsoft Research India in February 2013.[51]
  • IIIT Delhi held the 5th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics 2012 during 29 March – 1 April 2012 in New Delhi.[52][53]
  • The institute organised IPTSE Winter School in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University with sponsorship from Microsoft Research India, during 9–23 December 2011 in which students from institutes all over India participated.[54]
  • IIIT-D held the Indo-US Teaching Workshop on effective teaching at College/University level in partnership with University at Buffalo, The State University of New York during 10–12 February 2011.[55]


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