Indian Institute of Information Technology, Surat
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Indian Institute of Information Technology Surat (IIIT Surat) is one of the Indian Institutes of Information Technology located in Surat, Gujarat. IIIT Surat is operating from its temporary premises at Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT). The institute is mentored by SVNIT for an initial period of 2–3 years till the construction of the new campus. The IIIT Surat is built on a public-private partnership (PPP) model, jointly funded by State Government and industry partners Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilisers & Chemicals, Gujarat Gas and Gujarat Informatics.
|Motto||Knowledge and Hard Work are always revered|
|Director||Prof. J.S. Bhat|
To address the challenges faced by the Indian IT Industry & growth of the domestic IT Market, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India has established twenty Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT), on not-for-profit Public Private Partnership basis. As a part of this, IIIT-Surat was planned and started with initial mentoring by SVNIT, Surat till the new campus of IIIT is ready in Surat. A memorandum of understanding and a memorandum of association have been signed between the President of India, the Governor of the State of Gujarat and Industry partners namely; Gujarat Narmada Fertilizer Corporation (GNFC), Gujarat Informatics Limited (GIL) and Gujarat Gas Limited (GAL). After series of meetings at MHRD, Directorate of Technical Education (Gujarat State) and SVNIT, Surat planned various academic activities. State Government has requested Collector of Surat to allocate 50 acres of land in Surat and is in progress. B. Tech. courses in Electronics & Communication Engineering and Computer Science & Engineering have begun in SVNIT campus from July, 2017.
The Institute offers the following courses as of July 2019:
- B.Tech (Electronics and Communication Engineering)
- B.Tech (Computer Science Engineering)
The admission to the above-mentioned courses is through JEE MAINS Entrance Exam. The Counselling & Seat Allotment is conducted by Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA).
The institute currently offers only B.Tech courses in Computer Science Engineering and Electronics & Communication Engineering. The academic activities of IIIT-Surat are in time-synchronization with those of SVNIT.
The curriculum of both the branches is designed by keeping in mind the latest standards of the industry. Latest topics in the field of Information Technology like Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence etc. are also prescribed in the syllabus of both the branches. Advanced courses and a total of seven electives in later years enable students to specialize in signal processing, robotics, embedded systems, and other streams. The syllabus is also updated periodically in order to cater to the needs of the industry. The core subjects of the branches are introduced from the first year itself.
Life at CampusEdit
Although the institute operates from its temporary campus at SVNIT Surat, the life at the campus is much more comfortable as compared to what it is at the other IIITs. The students of IIIT Surat enjoy the same campus facilities (although not all) as provided to SVNIT students.
The SVNIT campus is located in a posh locale, in the heart of Surat. The campus is at a distance of only 8 km for the Surat International Airport and 10 km from Surat Railway Station. The campus is very near to the various entertainment hubs of Surat. Being greener than most other NITs, IIITs, and IITs, it also is a much favored place for joggers and walkers who come on a regular basis to the campus in morning and evening time. There are also many peacocks in the campus.
The campus also provides ample opportunities for sports enthusiasts. There are indoor badminton courts, outdoor basketball courts, volleyball courts, lawn tennis courts, table tennis court etc. The campus also has a large Student Activity Ground which is ideal for playing football and cricket. There is also a state-of-the-art gym with all sorts of modern equipment.
There is also a state-of-the-art library which also provides access to digital magazines and books.