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Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

About Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Regarded as one of the top institutes in India, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, also known as IITD or IIT Delhi was established in August 1961. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi is a centre of national importance that provides education in technology and research, both basic and applied.

IIT Delhi is an autonomous institute and a public engineering college that was established under the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2011 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), the Government of India.

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi is approved and recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi and as an Institute of National Importance (INI) by the Government of India. It is also an ISO 9001:2008 certified institute.

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi aims at focusing on the students so that they get exposure to current trends in their chosen discipline of study and acquire practical experience. The institute provides this by arranging various activities in the institute campus by partnering with other institutes and industries.

IIT Delhi is the fourth IIT to be established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. It was established with an aim to improve the level of technical education in India.

The control and administration of the institute are in the hands of a Board of Governors. The Chairman of the Council is the Minister of Human Resource and Development, Govt. of India.

IIT Delhi was established with the help of funds provided by the Soviet Union and support from UNESCO. UNESCO assisted the project by providing technical expertise and equipment mostly from the Soviet Union. On the other hand, the Government of India agreed to bear the expenses related to funding the project and other recurring expenses.

In the year 1945, Shi. N.R. Sarkar, who was then a member of the Viceroy's Executive Council introduced the concept of IITs in a report. Based on his recommendations, in the year 1950, the first IIT was set up in Kharagpur, known as Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. Shi. N.R. Sarkar had proposed in his report to start such institutes in various parts of the country.

Based on the recommendations of the Sarkar Committee, the then Government of India went ahead with the plan of establishing more such institutes in the country with the help of countries like USSR which helped to set up such an institute in Bombay, through UNESCO.

After this, the establishment of the other institutes followed. IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur, and IIT Delhi were established with the help of funds and technical assistance provided by West Germany, the US and the UK, respectively. In 1995, IIT Guwahati was established and in 2001, the University of Roorkee was converted to IIT Roorkee.

On January 28, 1959, H.R.H. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, laid the foundation stone of IIT Delhi at Hauz Khas, when he visited India.

On 17 August 1961, the institute was formally inaugurated by the then Minister of Scientific Research & Cultural Affairs, Prof. Humayun Kabir. During this time, the college was affiliated to the University of Delhi. The institute was later renamed as Indian Institute of Technology Delhi after it was granted the status of a university.

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi offers courses across eleven disciplines in science, engineering, management, and humanities, providing research, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in these disciplines.

The institute awards the Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) for undergraduate courses and the Master of Technology (M.Tech.) for postgraduate courses in several engineering fields. It also awards the Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Ph.D. in various fields.

Admission to the college is possible through IIT Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Advanced) which is conducted every year.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has awarded the college the status of "College with Potential for Excellence (CPE)".

In 2017, the National Institutional Ranking Framework ranked IIT Delhi in the fourth place amongst all the engineering colleges in India. At the international level, as per the 2018 QS World University Rankings, it was placed at no. 172.

  • IIT Delhi has the vision to become an expert in imparting technical and scientific education in order to contribute substantially to our country and the whole world; to become an invaluable resource for the society and industry; and become the reason for the pride of Indians


  • IIT Delhi is on a mission to devote itself to cutting-edge research in order to produce new knowledge and to encourage growth in the academic sector by providing futuristic doctoral, postgraduate and undergraduate programmes; to identify areas of specialization based on perceived regional, Indian and global needs, on which the institute can focus; to take up partnered projects that provide options for long-term communication with the industry and academia; and to enhance human capabilities to the optimum level so that imaginatively gifted and intellectually capable leaders can be found across various professions


Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) provide higher education in India. These are autonomous public institutes. These institutes are governed as per the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961. The Act has formally announced them as centres of national importance. The Act also specifies their framework for governance, powers, duties, etc.

The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 lists 23 institutes located at Ropar, Palghat, Dhanbad, Bhilai, Delhi, Dharwad, Jodhpur, Goa, Jammu, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Mumbai, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Varanasi, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Indore, Roorkee, Mandi, Patna, and Tirupati.

The IIT Council links each IIT to the other as these are autonomous institutions. The IIT Council oversees their administration.

The ex-officio Chairperson of the IIT Council is the Union HRD Minister. For undergraduate admissions, the IITs have a common admission process, the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced. Before 2013, the common admission process was called IIT-JEE.

The older IITs (Madras, Bombay, Kharagpur, Delhi, Kanpur, Roorkee, Dhanbad, Varanasi and Guwahati) administer the post-graduate level programs. They award the MS and M.Tech degrees in engineering. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is conducted for MS and M.Tech admissions.

Other than offering MS, B.Tech and M.Tech programs, IITs also award M.Sc degrees in Maths, Physics, and Chemistry; Ph.D.; MBA; etc. In order to get admission to these courses, students have to clear the Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED), Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM) and Common Admission Test (CAT).

  • The institute has an attractive, campus situated in secured and serene atmosphere suitable for learning
  • The institute has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The institute has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The institution is working with a shining sun, the spectrum which is radiating in all possible directions
  • The institute has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, seminar halls, gymnasium, multipurpose halls, auditorium, canteen, playground & hostel etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The institute has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • The institute has a book bank for helping the poor and backward class students
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The IIT Delhi campus is a benchmark in green development. It has been intricately designed so as to maximize the use of available space along with preserving the biodiversity as well as the aesthetic value of the area. It is designed to be a ‘pedestrian campus’, free of vehicular traffic and pollution
  • The campus is characterized by low energy and resource consumption as well as minimal upkeep and low maintenance cost. Apart from this, various green initiatives have been undertaken
  • With the belief that learning extends beyond the classroom, the IIT Delhi campus provides ample of spaces and opportunities for academic as well as non-academic interaction
  • From intelligent power management systems to smart card access systems, IIT Delhi is planning to implement several measures to make the campus an intelligent campus
  • One of the most important aspects the IIT Delhi campus boasts is the freedom offered to the community members on campus
  • The cultural activities at IIT Delhi are coordinated by the Cultural Council and play a crucial role in fostering creativity and confidence among students. These events are directed towards developing balanced and well-rounded individuals
  • There are two banks with their ATM facilities on the main campus
  • At IIT Delhi, the Art Club has been founded with an aim to nurture the artist within every student. Be it the water rangoli on Independence Day or the interiors of the student lounge, the Art Club never fails to mesmerize the IIT Delhi family with their creativity and artistic skills
  • The music club at IIT Delhi gives the community an opportunity to be a part of different bands within the institute and to perform at different cultural events
  • The Literary Club at IIT Delhi currently incubates three distinct and exclusive verticals - Creative Writing, Debating and Public Speaking, and Quizzing.
  • The Literary Club has been striving to achieve its vision of making the three verticals self-sustaining and independent so that over time, they can evolve into respective clubs themselves
  • Coding Club, at IIT Delhi, aims at spreading knowledge related to computer programming to the students and also develop websites and applications that cater to the needs of the Institute
  • The institute has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • The institute runs a canteen inside the campus where staff and students can have meals and snacks prepared in a hygienic manner and at an affordable cost
  • Internet & Wi-Fi facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • A multipurpose auditorium complex with facilities for large meetings, cultural programs, and indoor sports activities is under construction and is also being partially used for those purposes
  • The college has got a large playground, Basket Ball court and facilities and equipment for different sports like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton, Table Tennis and so on
  • IIT Delhi has a medical unit consisting of female and male doctors, staff nurses and pharmacist in both the campuses. The medical unit is also equipped with an Ambulance on call round-the-clock. Modern healthcare facilities are available in Delhi town with a number of government and private hospitals
  • State Government and the Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • The Institute provides the training facility like- face to face interview, resume making, communication skills, that help the students to face the campus recruitment
  • For every course, the institute imparts practical training to its students that helps them to understand better, improve their demonstrative skills, eliminate hesitation and in this process strives to mold them into industry ready professionals
  • The institute consists Women Cell to help female students. This cell helps and guides girls to sort out from their personal problem and avoid them from any harassment
  • IIT Delhi central library emphasizes the use of Online Information Resources
  • IIT Delhi has a facility Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Sophisticated instruments under one roof for Researchers and Smart Card facility
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Technology & Master of Technology Full Time 5 Years 10+2 & Qualifying Entrance Exam
Master of Technology Full Time 2 Years B.E / B.Tech
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Doctor of Philosophy Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Master of Business Administration Full Time 2 Years BBA
Master of Design Full Time 2 Years Graduation
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Master of Science Full Time 2 Years Bachelor's Degree
Additional Courses
Advanced Courses:
Master of Science (Research) M.Sc.(R)
Post Graduate Diploma in D.I.I.T (Naval Construction) - (for candidates sponsored by the Indian Navy)
Post Graduate Diploma in Metro Rail Transport: Technology and Management (candidates sponsored by DMRC)
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Bank/ATM
  • Gymnasium
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Digital library
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Reading Rooms
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Digital Classrooms
  • Blood Donation
  • UPS
  • Conference Hall
  • N.C.C.
  • N.S.S.
  • Medical Facility
  • Counseling Centre
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Common Rooms
  • Students Welfare Fund
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Anti Ragging
  • Women Cell
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Campus Security(24x7)
  • Public Transportation
  • Post Office
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Training





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