International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore

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International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore
IIIT-B logo.jpg
Motto ज्ञानमुत्तमम (Knowledge is Supreme)
Type Deemed University, Education and Research, Private
Established 1999
Chairman S Gopalakrishnan (Kris)
Director Prof. S. Sadagopan
Academic staff
Postgraduates 312 (M.Tech.), 171 (Integrated M.Tech), 26 (M.S. by Research) & 37 (PhD)
Location Electronics City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
12°50′41″N 77°39′47″E / 12.84472°N 77.66306°E / 12.84472; 77.66306Coordinates: 12°50′41″N 77°39′47″E / 12.84472°N 77.66306°E / 12.84472; 77.66306
Affiliations AICTE, NAAC, UGC

The International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore commonly known as IIIT Bangalore, is a graduate school situated in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Founded in 1999, it offers Integrated M.Tech., M.Tech., M.S. (Research) and PhD programs in the field of Information Technology. In February 2005, IIIT-B was conferred Deemed University status under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act 1956.[1][2] This was re-affirmed by the Tandon Committee report[3] in October 2009, which gave (cf. Annexure VII (b) of the report) IIIT-B a score of 41 (the most given to any deemed university).

IIIT-Bangalore is promoted by the government of Karnataka. IIITB is managed by a Governing Body with S Gopalakrishnan (Kris), executive co-chairman, Infosys Ltd., as the chairperson.[4]


IIITB was instituted on 15 September 1999 as the Indian Institute of Information Technology, with its campus at International Tech Park (ITPL).[5] The institute functioned at ITPL for the first four years. In August 2003, IIIT-B relocated to its present campus in Electronics City.


IIITB is in Electronics City, Bangalore, which is one of India's largest electronic industrial parks and which houses major electronics and IT corporations that include Infosys, Wipro, Siemens, Hewlett-Packard, General Electric, and Flextronics, amongst others. The address is No. 26/C, Electronics City, Hosur Road, Bangalore 560100, Karnataka, India.

Computing resources[edit]

The infrastructure for IIITB's fully wired campus consists of a high-speed fiber-optic backbone connected to the internal network through a high-end gigabit Ethernet switch. Dedicated network equipment includes printers, scanners, and other equipment. Connectivity in the campus is established at two levels. First, the local intranet implements a "virtual classroom," where all the visual material, such as presentation slides used by professors in class, are made available electronically to students. All assignments and projects are announced and submitted online. The intranet also enables knowledge sharing among students.

At the second level, 24x7 Internet access is available throughout campus, in both wired and wireless modes. IIITB is one of the few institutions in India to have an active wireless LAN (and was the first to have this technology way back in 1999). Wireless-mode access is available throughout campus academic and hostel blocks using the 802.11b/g protocol. Moreover, the institute has high end computational servers. The servers provide an in-house private cloud computing infrastructure through virtualization.


IIITB is a not-for-profit society registered under the Government of Karnataka Act. The institute is governed by a board with S Gopalakrishnan, executive co-chairman, Infosys Ltd., as chairman.

Other eminent members of the board are:

  • Pankaj Chandra, director, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
  • Neelam Dhawan, managing director, HP India Pvt Ltd
  • Gautam Hegde, managing director, Backend Bangalore Pvt. Ltd
  • Manish Khera, CEO, Financial Information Network & Operations Ltd
  • Jitendra Malik, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A
  • Som Mittal, president, NASSCOM
  • B. V. Naidu, chairman, Sagitaur Ventures India Pvt Ltd
  • R Rajalakshmi, STPI Bangalore and development commissioner for IT/ITES SEZs in Karnataka
  • Prof. S. Sadagopan (founder director)
  • K. Subrahmaniam, former president and CEO, CSC
  • M. N. Vidyashankar, IAS, principal secretary to the government, Departments of Industry & Commerce
  • I S N Prasad IAS, principal secretary to the government of Karnataka, Departments of IT, BT and S&T
  • Kumud M Srinivasan, president, Intel India
  • Sudha Murty, chairperson, Infosys Foundation


Companies like Samsung, Google, Amazon, Cisco, Walmart Labs, IBM, Flipkart, Morgan Stanley and other giants visit the campus every year. College has a consistent 100% placement record.[6]


As of August 2014 over 1700 alumni have graduated in the eleven convocations held so far.[7] Information on IIIT-B alumni is available on the official website[8]

Research activities[edit]

Government and industry funded labs functioning at IIIT Bangalore include Intel Planet Lab, Honeywell Control Lab, Intel Community PC Lab, HP IMS Lab, Siemens Vision Lab and HP Cluster Computing Lab.

Research projects funded by the government and by industry include ICT for development funded by the Department of Information Technology of the Government of India, the Telematics Project funded by the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India, ICT for Development funded by Microsoft, ICT Cluster Study funded by the Liverhume Trust, Cluster Computing in University Environment funded by HP, Community PC Initiatives funded by Intel, and MONSOON & INCITE projects of the European Union.

Research labs[edit]

  • Centre for Data Sciences
  • Centre for Electronics and Embedded Systems Lab
  • Centre for Information Technology and Public Policy (CITAPP)
  • Centre for Spatial Information Sciences
  • Computing Systems Lab
  • Mobile Computing and IMS Innovation
  • Power line Communication
  • Wireless Network Lab


Degree programs[edit]

IIIT-Bangalore offers five-degree programs.

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech.)
  • Master of Science (Research)
  • Integrated M.Tech in CSE & ECE.
  • MSc Digital Society


In M.Tech program, students can opt for specialization in any of the following streams:

  • Computer Science
  • human science
  • Data Sciences
  • Embedded systems
  • Electronic System Design
  • Networking and Communication
  • Software Engineering

Students must pursue at least three elective courses in the stream that they choose. There are a number of mandatory courses that a student needs to take irrespective of the student's specialization. Students can choose from the electives from their second semester.

Executive Education[edit]

  • Product Thinking & Strategic Product Management
  • Special Training Programme
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics
  • Post Graduate Certificate In Software Testing
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Data Analytics


  • Admission to Integrated M.Tech (iMtech) is via JEE Main score of the corresponding year.[9]
  • The minimum qualification for Integrated M.Tech. is Plus Two (or equivalent). Admissions to the flagship M.Tech. program is solely on the basis of performance at the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering.
  • The minimum qualification for M.Tech., M.S. and PhD programs is a four-year bachelor's degree in Engineering. Admission for M.S. and PhD program is done by an online exam followed by personal interview.


Scholarships are available for exceptional candidates who get selected for programs at IIIT-B, sponsored by industry.


  • Class of 2011: GE, ABB, Intel, Infosys, Siemens and AMD
  • Class of 2012: ABB, Infosys, Siemens and SocGen

Outreach programs[edit]

  • IIIT-B conducts EXCITE program to motivate high school children on Information Technology.
  • ELITE is a unique training program conducted by IIIT-B to train college and university academic staff with the funding from DIT.
  • IIIT-B conducted a Special Training Program (STP) on IT under funding from Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt of India and Infosys Ltd.
  • Academicians to ensure that the skill development is aligned to the industry expectations with focus on ready-to-apply solutions in real world.


  1. ^ "UGC Act-1956" (PDF). Secretary, University Grants Commission. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  2. ^ UGC Note
  3. ^ Tandon Committee Report
  4. ^ Website of the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore
  5. ^ Industrial Relations
  6. ^ "Placement | International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore". Retrieved 2017-04-05. 
  7. ^ "IIIT-Bangalore Alumni". 17 August 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ EduPadhai (2016-08-09). "IIIT Bangalore | Ranking | Admissions | Cut Off | Fee Structure | Links". EduPadhai. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 

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