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"
Established2006. Became a Unitary University in 2014
EndowmentRs 70 crores
DirectorDr. Gopal Krishna Nayak
Postgraduates50 (2015)
Location, ,
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
Campus50 acres

The "International Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar" (IIIT-BH or IIIT-BBSR) is a state university located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. 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.[1] It started operating in September 2007.[2] 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. The institute was 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 educationists.


IIITBH Entrance

The campus of IIIT Bhubaneswar is on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar on an area of 50 acres (20 ha). Class rooms at IIIT Bhubaneswar are equipped with the projectors and computers. The institute has labs such Computer Architecture, Database Lab, VLSI lab, MATLAB, Engineering Drawing, Chemistry Lab, Physics Lab, and Java Development Lab. 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.

The library at IIIT Bhubaneswar have a collection 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. The college has two generators which provide power backup during power cuts. The college provides 50 - 60 MBPS dedicated wifi.[3]


The Textbook Library has titles in multiple copies so as to provide the students access to text books. The reference books collection has books on subjects including technical, humanities, fiction, non-fiction, handbooks and encyclopedias. The Intranet hosts a large collection of e-books. The library subscribes to journal data bases covering IEEE, ACM, Elsevier, Springer, Wiley collection, ASTM, McGraw Hill, and J-Gate.


IIIT Bhubaneswar is fully residential. The hostel has eight blocks of nine stories. There is separate accommodation for boys and girls. The hostel can accommodate up to 1350 students.

IIIT Bhubaneswar 1.jpg


The institute has classrooms of different form factors to address student's 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.


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]

The High Performance Computing (HPC) lab at IIIT-Bh 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 objective is to develop a search system for tourism in nine Indian languages viz., Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Oriya, Assamese & Gujurati. It is a consortium mode project consists of 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 the Indian language 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.


Academic programmes[edit]

The institute offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Undergraduate programs award B.Tech. in information technology and 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) recognised Unitary Technical University.

Admissions to undergraduate programmes is through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Mains). Admission through 50% All India Quota taken by Joint Seat Allocation Authority Government Funded Technical Institutes and 50% reserved quota for Odisha Students and take own counselling.

University and Industry tie-ups[edit]

The university has a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed with the University of North Texas for research and education collaboration. Professor Saraju Mohanty was instrumental in making this IIITBH and UNT MOU a reality. IIITBH also has MOU with National University of Singapore, concerning academics, research and joint projects.

IBM initiated a university programme with the institute to conduct projects as well as training sessions. With the programme the students get an opportunity to create real life software. IIIT Bhubaneswar and Capgemini have joined hands to create study materials and tools for the students.

Organisation and administration[edit]


Name Affiliation Designation
Aditya Prasad Padhi IAS, Chief Secretary and 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 and 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 Honourable M.L.A, Odisha Legislative Assembly Member
Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi Honourable 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
Omkar Rai DG, STPI Member
Subroto Bagchi ex-Chairman and Founder, Mindtree, Bangalore Member
R. Chandrasekhar President, NASSCOM Member
Ashank Desai Founder and 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

Student life[edit]

Student societies[edit]

  • P-Society (the programming society of the college)
  • Association for Computing Machinery Student Chapter[5]
  • IEEE Student Branch[6]
  • News & Publication Society (NAPS)[7]
  • The Robotics and Automation Society[8]
  • Music Club (cult society)
  • Sports Society
  • Dance Club
  • Film And Theatre Society -'Nukkad' and 'Aakansh'
  • Art and design Society (Paracosm)
  • Photography society (PhotoGeeks)
  • Entrepreneurship Cell (E-Cell)


Advaita is the Annual-cultural and technical festival of the institute. It is largest and awaited grand College Fest of Odisha.[citation needed] Advaita 2018 was held from 8 to 11 February 2018; its theme was "Apocalypse". Advaita 2019 was held from 7 to 10 February 2019; its the theme was "Cosmo Carnival".


"Nebulae" is the welcome party for the B.Tech. freshmen. It is usually held within two weeks of the start of the academic year and conducted by the sophomores although 3rd and 4th year seniors participate.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About the Institute — IIIT Bhubaneswar". Retrieved 8 September 2011.
  2. ^ "IIIT in Orissa to start operation from September, Orissa News — By". Retrieved 8 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Resources — IIIT Bhubaneswar". Retrieved 8 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Academics — IIIT Bhubaneswar". Retrieved 8 September 2011.
  5. ^ Team CODE.CRAFT. "IIIT-BH : ACM Student Chapter". Archived from the original on 6 July 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  6. ^ "IEEE Student Branch IIIT Bhubaneswar".
  7. ^ ""The Imprint"". Archived from the original on 25 August 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  8. ^ "Robotics Club IIIT-Bh".