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Indian Institutes of Information Technology

Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) are a group of institutes of higher education in India, focused on information technology. They are established, funded and managed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Indian Government is likely to approve the Indian Institutes of Information Technology Bill, 2014 that seeks to give IIITs administrative autonomy and uniformity and set up 20 more such schools on a public-private partnership (PPP) model.

Admissions into undergraduate programmes in IIITs are through the Joint Entrance Examination JEE/GATE. Joint Seat Allocation Authority 2016 (JoSAA 2016) conducted the joint admission process for a total of 20 IIITs.The technical education system in the country can be broadly classified into two categories – Centrally funded by MHRD, institutions jointly funded by State Government and IT industry.


Indian Institutes of Information TechnologyEdit

  • Set up, funded and managed by Ministry of Human Resource Development. The centrally funded institution of technical and science education has five IIITs at Allahabad, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kancheepuram and Kurnool. The addition of new IIITs as Institutes of National Importance was proposed under the Indian Institutes of Information Technology Bill 2010. This bill, renamed as IIIT Bill 2014, was passed by the Parliament on December 1, 2014, thus granting the status of Institutes of National Importance upon the four IIITs in Allahabad, Gwalior, Jabalpur and Kancheepuram.The other IIITs are set up on the public-private partnership (PPP) model, funded by the central government, state governments and industry partners in the ratio 50:35:15.

List of IIITsEdit

The Indian Institute of Information Technology are located in:

IIITs and locations, sorted by date of establishment
Serial no Name Short name Established Mode Campus size (acres) Director State/UT
1 IIIT Gwalior IIITMG 1997 MHRD 160 Sanjeev Govind Deshmukh Madhya Pradesh
2 IIIT Allahabad IIITA 1999 MHRD 100 Dr. P. Nagabhushana Uttar Pradesh
3 IIIT Jabalpur IIITDMJ 2005 MHRD 300 Pramod Kr. Jain Madhya Pradesh
4 IIIT Kancheepuram IIITDMK 2007 MHRD 51 R. Gnanamoorthy Tamil Nadu
5 IIIT Chittoor, Sri City IIITS 2013 PPP 75 U.B. Desai Andhra Pradesh
6 IIIT Guwahati IIITG 2013 PPP 70 Gautam Barua Assam
7 IIIT Vadodara IIITV 2013 PPP 50 R Nagaraj Gujarat
8 IIIT Kota IIITK 2013 PPP 100 Akhilendra Bhushan Gupta Rajasthan
9 IIIT Tiruchirappalli IIITT 2013 PPP 63 Dr. Mini Shaji Thomas Tamil Nadu
10 IIIT Una IIITU 2014 PPP 60 Ajay K. Sharma Himachal Pradesh
11 IIIT Sonepat IIIT Sonepat 2014 PPP 50 V.K. ARORA Haryana
12 IIIT Kalyani IIIT Kalyani 2014 PPP 50 Ajay Kumar Roy West Bengal
13 IIIT Lucknow IIITL 2015 PPP 50 Gora Chand Nandi Uttar Pradesh
14 IIIT Dharwad IIITD 2015 PPP 61 S Sadagopan Karnataka
15 IIIT Kurnool IIITDM Kurnool 2015 MHRD 124 R. Gnanamoorthy Andhra Pradesh
16 IIIT Kottayam IIIT Kottayam 2015 PPP 50 Sivaji Chakravorti Kerala
17 IIIT Manipur IIIT Manipur 2015 PPP Amarendra Kumar Das Manipur
18 IIIT Nagpur IIITN 2016 PPP 100 Narendra S. Chaudhari Maharashtra
19 IIIT Pune IIITP 2016 PPP 100 Bharatkumar Bhagatraj Ahuja Maharashtra
20 IIIT Ranchi IIIT Ranchi 2016 PPP 52 Rambabu Kodali Jharkhand
21 IIIT Surat IIIT Surat 2017 PPP Gujarat
22 IIIT Bhopal IIIT Bhopal 2017 PPP 50 Madhya Pradesh
23 IIIT Bhagalpur IIIT Bhagalpur 2017 PPP Bihar

Proposed new institutesEdit

As per the 2011 budget, twenty more IIITs under the public-private partnership (PPP) model are to be launched soon for every major state of India. Nasscom recently submitted a detailed project report to the Government of India on the establishment of new IIITs.

Each of the IIITs has been proposed to be set up as a fully autonomous institution, through the PPP model. The partners setting up IIITs will be the ministry of human resource development, the governments of respective states where each IIIT will be established and industry members. The report suggests that private organisations should play an equal or slightly greater role in bringing investment for the new IIITs. According to former director Chandresh Chauhan, IIITs are not to be confused with IITs because the two institutions offer completely different focuses.