International Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar

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International Institute of Information Technology Bhubaneswar
IIIT-BH Official Logo.png
Motto "Imagine, Innovate, Inspire"
Established 2006. Became a Unitary University in 2014
Type Unitary University, State University
Endowment Public
Dean Dr. Rakesh Chandra Balabantaray
Director Dr. Gopal Krishna Nayak
Registrar Prof. Ajit Kumar Das
Undergraduates 1120 (2015)
Postgraduates 50 (2015)
Location Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
20°17′42″N 85°44′37″E / 20.2949°N 85.7437°E / 20.2949; 85.7437Coordinates: 20°17′42″N 85°44′37″E / 20.2949°N 85.7437°E / 20.2949; 85.7437
Campus Urban
Acronym IIIT-BH

The'International Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar' (Hindi: अंतरराष्ट्रीय सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान भुवनेश्वर; IIIT-BH) is an information technology higher education and a unitary university institute located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. It is one of the Institutes of national importance in Odisha. It was established in 2006 by the Government of Odisha.[1] It is a University Grants Commission (India) (UGC) recognised Unitary Technical University. The campus is located in Gothapatna, Bhubaneswar. The campus houses classrooms, laboratories, library, hostel, faculty living quarters, sports facilities, and auditorium.


IIIT Bhubaneswar was initiated by the Government of Odisha and registered as a society in 2006.[2] It started operating in September 2007.[3] IIIT Bhubaneswar owes its origins to the initiative of the Government Odisha. In 2005, the then President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam laid down the foundation stone of the institute. It is a result of the desire of the Government to establish a world class institute of Information Technology in the state. The Institute has been registered as a society in 2006. The Management of the institute is in the hands of a Governing Body, consisting of representatives from the Government of Odisha, leaders from the IT industry and eminent educationists.


The Institute offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Undergraduate programs award B.Tech in information technology and various areas of Electrical and Electronics, Electronics and Communication, Information Technology and Computer Science. M.Tech and Ph.D. programmes are available in computer science and Electronics and Communication .[4] The institute is a University Grants Commission (India) (UGC) recognised Unitary Technical University.

Admissions to undergraduate programmes is through Joint Entrance Examination (JEE MAIN).

University Tie-Ups[edit]

IIIT Bhubaneswar University has MOUs signed with two universities, University of North Texas and National University of Singapore. These tie ups will focus on academics, research and many joint projects.

IBM initiated a university program with the institute to conduct various real life projects as well as training sessions. With this program the students get an opportunity to know about the various procedures involved in making real life software. IIIT Bhubaneswar and Capgemini have also joined hands to create high quality study materials and tools which not only benefit our students as well the trainee at Capgemini India but also paves their future in the IT environment.

Governing Body[edit]

Name Affiliation Designation
Gokul Chandra Pati IAS, Chief Secretary & Chief Development Commissioner, Government of Odisha Chairman
Gagan Kumar Dhal IAS, Principal Secretary to Government, Higher Education Department, Government of Odisha Ex-Officio Member
Asit Tripathy IAS, Principal Secretary to Government, Department of Employment and Technical Education & Training, Government of Odisha Ex-Officio Member
P.K.Jena IAS, Principal Secretary to Government, Department of Information Technology, Government of Odisha Ex-Officio Member
Dr. Gopal Krishna Nayak Director, IIIT Bhubaneswar Ex-Officio Member
Anubhav Patnaik Hon'ble M.L.A, Odisha Legislative Assembly Member
Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi Hon'ble M.L.A, Odisha Legislative Assembly Member
Prof. Debabrata Das Dean (Academic and R&D), IIIT Bangalore Member
Prof. P.J. Narayanan Director, IIIT Hyderabad Member
Dr. Omkar Rai DG, STPI Member
Subroto Bagchi Chairman, Mindtree Consulting Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore Member
R. Chandrasekhar President, NASSCOM Member
Ashank Desai Founder & Ex-Chairman, Mastek Member
Dr. Rakesh Chandra Balabantaray Dean (Academics), Nominated member by Director, IIIT Bhubaneswar Member
Prof. Ajit Kumar Das Registrar, IIIT Bhubaneswar Member Secretary


The sprawling campus of IIIT Bhubaneswar is established at the outskirts of Bhubaneswar in an area of 23 acres (9.3 ha). Class rooms at IIIT Bhubaneswar are equipped with the projectors and latest PCs. The Institute has multiple specialized labs such Computer Architecture, Database Lab, VLSI lab, MATLAB, Engineering Drawing, Chemistry Lab, Physics Lab, Java Development Lab, etc. The computers are powered with Ubuntu Operating System and Open source development is also encouraged. 24 hours internet facility is available both at hostel and campus. Library at IIIT Bhubaneswar have a vast collections of books journals and magazines. IIIT Bhubaneswar is a member of IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Xplore Digital Library and many more. It houses classrooms, laboratories, library, hostel, faculty living quarters, sports facilities and an auditorium with two canteens to cater students' needs. The college now houses 2 generators which provide power backup during power cuts. The college provides hi-speed 50 - 60 MBPS dedicated wifi.[5]


The Textbook Library has a collection of titles in multiple copies so as to provide the students access to multiple text books for a subject. The reference books collection has large number of books on every conceivable subject ranging from technical, humanities, fiction, non-fiction, handbooks and encyclopedias. The Intranet hosts a large collection of e-books which cover all kinds of topics. The Library subscribes to a large number of Journal data bases covering IEEE, ACM, Elsevier, Springer, Wiley collection, ASTM, McGraw Hill, J-Gate etc. The Institute devotes a significant amount its budgets to building the Library Resources.


IIIT Bhubaneswar is designed to be a fully residential Institute. The hostel is mega structure with 8 blocks of nine stories. There is separate accommodation for boys and girls. The hostel can accommodate upwards 1350 students.


Classrooms are formal places of learning. The Institute has classrooms of different form factors to address different needs. There are classrooms with fixed furniture arranged like a gallery. There are classrooms with flexible furniture to create a desired layout. There are also classrooms with no furniture so as to have a dynamic audience. The classrooms can accommodate audience of capacity ranging from 30 to 300. The classrooms are equipped with audio, video and presentation equipment.


The Laboratories[edit]

Laboratory LabOS Features
Database Ubuntu Oracle XE, MySQL, PostGresql, SQL Server
Network Security Ubuntu Nessus, Burp, Claris
Business Intelligence Ubuntu Spago BI
Data Warehouse & BI Windows Talend & Rapid Miner, Pentaho
ERP Lab Ubuntu OpenBravo
Scientific Computing — I Windows Matlab, Mathematica, SPSS, Sysstat
Scientific Computing — II Ubuntu Free Mat, Matlab
Java Dev Lab Ubuntu Eclipse
LAMPP Lab Ubuntu Ubuntu, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Perl
Circuit Simulation Lab Ubuntu SPICE
Bio Informatic Lab Ubuntu
NLP Lab Ubuntu
.NET Lab Windows SQL Server, Visual Studio, IIS
Mobile Computing Lab Windows Android, Symbian, JavaME, IOS
Python & Ruby Ubuntu Python, Ruby on Rails, IDEs
CAD Lab Ubuntu QCad, Free-Cad, Varcon
Electronics CAD
Computer Architecture Ubuntu Processor Architecture, Memory and I/O Architecture,

Multiprocessor Architecture

Language Lab Windows The elements of communication, The sounds of


Software Engineering Ubuntu ArgoUML.BoUML, ArgoEclipse, Umbrello
Programming Lab Ubuntu C, C++

High Performance Computing (HPC) Lab[edit]

This has 12 compute nodes, 1 GPU node, 1 master node, and 1 storage array.

CLIA Lab[edit]

Sandhan (Indian language Search Engine) is a mission mode project funded by TDIL, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology, Government of India. Its main objective is to develop a mono lingual search system for tourism domain in nine Indian languages viz., Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Oriya, Assamese & Gujurati. It is a consortium mode project consists of various institutes like: IIT Bombay(Consortium Leader), AU KBC Chennai, AUCE G Chennai, CDAC Pune, CDAC Noida, DAIICT Gandhinagar, Gauhati University, IIIT Bhubaneswar, IIIT Hyderabad, IIT Kharagpur, ISI Kolkata, Jadavpur University. The Sandhan system for five Indian Languages viz: Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil & Telugu is already hosted in the TDIL server for public use and other language will be hosted soon. The system will enable searching Indian lanuguage content and thus address the gap that exists in fulfilling the information need of the huge Indian population not conversant with English- estimated at 10% of the population. The segments expected to be benefited are tourism sector, students and even business sectors.

Virtual Instrumentation Lab[edit]

  • Real Time Speech Processing
  • Real Time Image Processing
  • Labview-2010,2012(Software Platform)
  • Xilinx Mentor Graphics

Mobile Computing Lab[edit]

The institute has a laboratory for Mobile Computing which consists of ten Apple iMac desktops.

Characterization Lab[edit]

The proposed characterization lab would be the first of its kind in the eastern region of the nation. The laboratory will provide facility for chip testing. Although the chip designing has reached an appreciable stage in the State, the chip testing facility is not available. Now the chip designers have to tie up with IT companies having such facilities in Silicon Valley of the United States of America. The characterization laboratory will also provide a common facility to local IT entrepreneurs, students and research scholars as well, and such a facility will attract more IT investors to the State.

Student life[edit]

Student Societies[edit]

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Student Chapter[6]
  • IEEE Student Branch[7]
  • News & Pubs Society (NAPS)[8]
  • Technetronic :Robotics and Automation Club[9]
  • Electronics club[9]
  • Music Club
  • Dance Club
  • Sahayog[10]

NEBULAE was the welcome party which the first year B.Tech batch students organised for themselves.[citation needed] NOSTALGIA, the cult festival of IIIT Bhubaneswar, was celebrated on May Day.[citation needed]

IIIT, Bhubaneswar offers an extraordinary environment for its students. The diversity and rich mix of experience, background and culture, coupled with shared traits of talent and high aspiration, produces an inspirational vitality and enriches learning inside and outside the classroom.

High degree of interaction among the faculty, students and corporate visitors is a way of life. Life at IIIT, Bhubaneswar is competitive, co-operative, friendly, helpful, impressive and stimulating. As members of this community, students forge deep and lasting friendships during their stay here. The quality of life as well as learning is enhanced in the company of such energetic, ambitious, interesting and committed people.

The Institute has a rigorous screening procedure for admitting students. Hence, the students are drawn from prestigious institutes and a variety of backgrounds. The students are completely focused on learning through the classrooms, group projects, encouraging each other, debating each other, providing each other a stable intellectual context and social network.

The students have shown their zeal to learn beyond the class room and entrepreneurial streak by managing associations and event.


Advaita (Festival) is the annual cultural and technical festival of International Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The coming revolution in IT education". The Hindu. Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  2. ^ "About the Institute — IIIT Bhubaneswar". Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "IIIT in Orissa to start operation from September, Orissa News — By". Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Academics — IIIT Bhubaneswar". Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Resources — IIIT Bhubaneswar". Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "IIIT Bhubaneswar ACM Student Chapter"
  7. ^ "IIIT Bhubaneswar IEEE Student Branch"
  8. ^ "The Imprint"
  9. ^ a b "Technetronic"
  10. ^ "Sahayog"