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About IIT

IIT stands for Indian Institutes of Technology is an autonomous public academic institute with 23 campuses across India.

The IITs is a successful visionary venture of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.

The 23 IIT campuses in India are located in the following cities:

  • Mumbai, Maharashra
  • Dhanbad, Jharkhand
  • Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
  • Roorki, Uttarakhand
  • Jammu, J & K
  • Delhi, Delhi
  • Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
  • Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
  • Patna, Bihar
  • Guwahati, Assam
  • Kharagpur, West Bengal
  • Bhuvaneshwar, Orissa
  • Hyderabad, Telengana
  • Dharwad, Karnataka
  • Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
  • Madras, Tamil Nadu
  • Panjim, Goa
  • Palakkar, Kerala, Goa
  • Indore, Madhya Pradesh
  • Bhilai, Chattisgarh
  • Gandhinagar, Gujarat
  • Jodhpur, Rajasthan

The oldest in the family of IITs is the Kharagpur branch, set up in 1950.

Among the listed IITs, the following began their functioning in 2016 only -

  • IIT Chhattisgarh, BhilaiRaipur
  • IIT Goa
  • IIT Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir
  • IIT Dharwad, Karnataka

The functioning of all the IITs is governed by Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 where the Indian president is the most powerful dignitary in the management of IIT, serving as the ex-officio visitor. Another government dignitary, the Union HRD Minister is the ex-officio Chairperson of IIT Council.

Ranked best when it comes to engineering colleges in India, the IITs is a dream come true for science stream students. In 2015, media publication house Outlook India’s top engineering colleges had 7 IITs in count.

The present count of IIT alumnus has crossed the 2 lac bar among which here is listing the most popular ones you can recognize right now:

  • Sundar Pichai (Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Google Inc)
  • N. R. Narayana Murthy (co-founder and former chairman of Infosys)
  • Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal (Founders of Flipkart)
  • Ajit Gupta71(founder, president and CEO of Aryaka)
  • Vic Gundotra (former Senior Vice President at Google)
  • Krishan Kant (former Vice-President of India)
  • Nandan Nilekani (Co-founder of Infosys, Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India)
  • Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi
  • Jairam Ramesh, Former Minister

The IITs receive significant funding from foreign governments (USSR, USA, Germany) or global organization like UNESCO. They also receive funding from government and private sector.

Courses offered by IITs:

Some IITs offer Dual-Degree M.Tech. Programmes.

B-Tech courses (4 – years)

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural & Food Engineering
  • Biological Sciences and Bioengineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering
  • Ceramic Engineering
  • Chemical Engineeriing
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering (Power)
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Energy Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Production and Industrial Engineering
  • Instrumentation Engineering
  • Manufacturing Science and Engineering
  • Materials & Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mineral Engineering
  • Mining Machinery Engineering
  • Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering & Naval Architecture
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Pulp & Paper Engineering
  • Textile Technology

B-Pharm (5 – years)

B-Arch (4 – years)

B-Des (4 – years)

 Some noteworthy facts about IIT, India:

  •  The IIT India first pass-out batch was only boys.
  • IIT Roorkee is believed to have the highest internet speed of the country.
  • The area covered by IIT Kharagpur and Vatican city covers the same measurement.

All IITs are equipped with the following :

State-of-the-art computer network

Well stocked technical library

Elaborate laboratories

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