Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi

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
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 in October, 2012.


It was 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

Full-time faculty

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.[12]


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[13] IIIT-Delhi was ranked 7th among government engineering colleges in a 2015 Dataquest survey of technical schools,[14] 9th in India among engineering colleges in a 2014 survey by Aglasem,[15] 35th in a survey of engineering colleges conducted by Silicon India in 2014[16] and 44th among Indian engineering colleges in a 2015 survey by EDU-RAND.[17] The institute was given an 'A' grade by the Indian government's National Assessment and Accreditation Council in May 2015.[18] The college has been rated AAAA by Careers 360 (Magazine) in India 2015.[19]

Training and Placements[20]

Campus Placements[20]

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 (2016)

Placement Stats for 2016 Campus Placements are available on IIIT-Delhi website at link.

Past Recruiters

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



Research Centres[22]

Research Groups[26]

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.[27] 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.[28]
Manish Sisodia, deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, laid down the foundation stone for the second phase of the campus on 5 May 2015.[29] 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.[30]

Academic Block

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.[31]

Co-curricular activities

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

The institute has many student clubs currently operating, including a programming club "Foobar[32]" 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,[33] 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.[34]

Student council

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.[35] 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.[35]

Student festivals

Technical festival

Esya[36] is a two-day national level technical festival organised by the institute, with over a dozen innovative events.[37] 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.[38]

[39] Cultural festival

Odyssey is the institute's cultural festival, which seeks to bring out new talent and showcase the diversity of different art forms.[40] 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


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  42. "Inauguration of IRISYS-IIITD R&D Lab, 2016 | IIIT-Delhi". Retrieved 2016-05-25.
  43. "TEDx @ IIIT-Delhi | IIIT-Delhi". Retrieved 2016-05-25.
  44. "CERC's 5 day course on Secure Programming, December 15-19, 2014 | IIIT-Delhi". Retrieved 2016-05-25.
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  49. The Whodunit? Challenge
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