Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi

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Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi Logo.png
TypeState university
DirectorRanjan Bose
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
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Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (Iṃdraprastha Sūcanā Praudyōgikī Saṃsthān Dillī, IIIT-Delhi or IIIT-D) is a state university located in Delhi, India.[2] It is research-oriented with a focus on computer science and allied areas. The institute began with its first batch of 60 BTech students in 2008.


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 campus was inaugurated by 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 an undergraduate B.Tech a postgraduate M.Tech and Ph.D in various fields.

The institute has the following academic departments:


B.Tech admission to various programs if IIIT-D are done through Joint Admission Counselling (JAC - DELHI)together with Indira Gandhi Delhi Technological University for Women, Delhi Technological University and Netaji Subhash University of Technology[8] and through IIIT-D admission process using UCEED rank (only some seats in CSD) and class XII marks (only for some seats in CSSS). Admissions for foreign nationals/PIOs/NRIs will be through DASA and directly through IIIT-D process.[9]


University rankings
General – international
QS (BRICS) (2019)[10]192
Engineering – India
NIRF (2019)[11]55

Internationally, IIIT-Delhi was ranked 192 among universities in the BRICS nations by the QS World University Rankings of 2019.[10]

In India, IIIT-Delhi was ranked 55 among engineering institutes by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2019.[11]


IIIT-Delhi Academic Building
Academic Block

IIIT Delhi operates from its campus in Okhla Phase-III, New Delhi.[12] 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.[13]
Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi inaugurated Phase-II of the campus on 21 August 2018.[14] New Academic Block, Lecture Hall Block, Residential (Faculty Residence) Block, Hostel Block H1, Hostel Block H2, and Sports Block are built in the campus and collectively called Phase II. The eight-storey New Academic Block which has 4 hundred-seater lecture halls, 58 labs, 116 faculty rooms and office spaces is operational since August 2017. The 11-storeyed Hostel Block H1 which has 21 married accommodation facility and 197 double-seater rooms is functional since February 2018. The Residential faculty has 12 stories with 44 flats, which are occupied since March 2018. The six-storey Lecture Hall Block with one 500-seater and two 300-seater lecture theatres, classrooms and instructions labs became functional in August 2018.
The Phase II expansion of IIIT-D will enhance its student uptake from over 1,800 in 2015 to 3,000 now.[15]

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.


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.[16]

Co-curricular activities[edit]

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.

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.[17] 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.[17][clarification needed]

Student festivals[edit]

IIIT-D holds two annual festivals, a technical festivals called Esya and a Cultural one called Odyssey. Esya is a two-day festival which was first held at the institute's transit campus on 3–4 September 2011.[18] Odyssey was first held at the institute's permanent campus in 2014.[19]


  1. ^ "IIIT-Delhi Graphic Identity". IIIT-Delhi. 4 March 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Dikshit launches IT institute in Delhi". The Economic Times. 13 August 2008. Retrieved 14 August 2008.
  3. ^ List of State Universities approved by UGC Page 22. Department of Expenditure. Ministry of Finance. 10 October. 2007
  4. ^ "The IIIT Delhi Act, 2007" (PDF).
  5. ^ "New tech varsity in Delhi by 2008". The Times of India. 2 December 2007. Retrieved 14 August 2009.
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  8. ^ "Joint Admission Counselling Delhi 2017". Joint Admission Counselling Delhi. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  9. ^ naveen15064 (26 February 2016). "Admission". IIIT-Delhi. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  10. ^ a b "QS BRICS University Rankings 2019". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2018.
  11. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2019 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.
  12. ^ "IIIT Delhi moves into its own campus". IIIT-D Blog. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
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  14. ^ "Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Inaugurates New Phase II Building At IIIT Delhi Campus". Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  15. ^ "IIIT-Delhi Phase II campus inaugurated". The Asian Age. 22 August 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
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  18. ^ "ESYA | IIIT-Delhi". Archived from the original on 16 April 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  19. ^ "Odyssey- A Fantasy Saga". IIIT-Delhi. 19 February 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2019.

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