The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (abbreviated IIT Hyderabad or IITH) is a public technical and research university located in Sangareddy district, Telangana, India. IITH is known for its academic strength, research, publications and proximity to IT and industrial hubs.
IITH was founded in 2008, among the eight young Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). It has 1,155 Undergraduate, 635 Masters and 893 PhD students with 222 full-time faculties.
Motto: Inventions And Innovations
Type: Public Technical university
Established 2008; 12 years ago
Chairman B. V. R. Mohan Reddy
Director Budaraju Srinivasa Murty
Academic Staff: 222
Doctoral students: 893
Location: Sangareddy, Telangana, 502285, India
Campus: Urban 576 acres (2.33 km2)
History of IIT Hyderabad
IIT Hyderabad was established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India under the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2011.
The Act was passed in the Lok Sabha on 24 March 2011 and by the Rajya Sabha on 30 April 2012. It was set up in technical and financial assistance from Government of Japan.
IIT Hyderabad began functioning on 18 August 2008 from a temporary campus in Ordnance Factory Medak, with Prof. U. B. Desai as the founding director. In July 2015, it moved to its 576-acre permanent campus at Kandi, Sangareddy. It is close to the outer ring road and located on NH-65.
IIT Hyderabad offers BTech and MTech degrees in ten disciplines of Engineering, B. Des and M. Des degree in Design, MSc degrees in science, and M. Phil degree in liberal arts. In 2019, the institute started offering M. A. in Development Studies.
The institute also offers PhD across all disciplines of engineering, sciences and liberal arts. At the institute, every semester, undergraduate students have the option to take courses in liberal arts and creative arts such macroeconomics, introductory psychology, introduction to the Japanese, French, or German language, introduction to carnatic or western classical music, theater, pottery and ceramics and Madhubani painting.
It uses a Fractal Academic System, involving continuous evaluation of students, and more choices on subject they want to pursue outside their core area.
Admission to BTech programs is through the Joint Entrance Examination – Advanced for 285 seats. Among all the IITs, IIT Kanpur and IIT Hyderabad had all their seats taken between 2013 and 2017.
Admission to the B.Des program is through the Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED). The B.Des program started at IIT Hyderabad from August 2019. with 10 seats.
All qualified candidates with a valid Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) score become eligible to apply for M.Des admission.
Admission to MTech programs requires BTech/B.E. degree or equivalent in the respective or allied areas with an exceptional academic record and possessing a Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) score.
Admission to the MSc program requires BSc or an equivalent degree with 65% for GE/OBC, 60% for SC/ST or equivalent in the respective or allied areas with an exceptional academic record and possessing a valid Joint Admission Test to MSc (JAM) score. Admission to the M. A. Development Studies program also requires an undergraduate degree with an exceptional academic record and candidates must clear the entrance exam conducted by the institute.
Admission to PhD Program requires either BTech/GATE qualification for engineering departments with a good academic background or MTech/GATE qualification for engineering departments or National Eligibility Test (NET) qualification for Science departments.
IIT Hyderabad was ranked 198 in Asia by the QS World University Rankings of 2019 and 94 among BRICS nations in 2019.
In India, IIT Hyderabad was ranked 8 among engineering institutes by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2020 and 17 overall.
Campus of IIT Hyderabad
The IITH campus is on a land area of 576 acres (234 hectares). The campus is designed by Pune-based acclaimed American architect, Prof. Christopher Charles Benninger.
This organic campus is divided into clusters of buildings being completed in phases starting in 2011. The campus is one of India's best examples of energy efficient, carbon neutral and sustainable architecture.
The design grew out of local weather conditions and utmost care to enhance learning. The graduate and post-graduate programmes are separated, student and teacher housing is divided, and girls and boys hostels are segregated for a pluralistic environment.
The 25 lakh square feet of buildings in Phase 1A; 3 academic blocks and 10 functioning hostel buildings (each with a capacity of 200) were completed in March 2019.
The hostel room is single-sharing (one person-one room). Most students at IIT Hyderabad reside in ten hostels on the campus. Two out of the ten hostel buildings accommodate girl students and women students. Dining facilities are provided in centralized halls.
The students are assigned to hostels at the time of admission, where they usually spend their entire stay at the Institute.Students are provided with high speed internet for academic as well as for entertainment purpose.
Departments of IIT Hyderabad
IIT Hyderabad has 16 engineering and science departments:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Climate Change
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science and Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Engineering Science
- Liberal Arts
- Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering
- Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Research And Industrial Consultancy
IIT Hyderabad has 110 laboratories on the campus, of which 50 are exclusively for research. Over 80% of the faculty has either one sponsored research project or a consulting project.
There is an emphasis on innovation, with more than 1,500 research publications and patent disclosures, 300 sponsored/consultancy projects and 50 industry collaborations.
IIT Hyderabad is involved in the DISANET project for disaster mitigation, an Indo-Japanese collaboration.
IIT Hyderabad has also been involved with India's first 5G patent removing fluoride from water using naturally occurring Jamun seeds, developing a constant drug delivery system for the body through skin patch and other research projects.
- Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurship (CfHE)
- Fabless Chip Design Incubator
- Design Innovation Centre
- Centre for Cyber Physical Systems and IoT
- Teaching Learning Centre (TLC)
- i-TIC Foundation
- Tinkerer’s Laboratory - variety of scientific instruments including scientific instruments, electronic components, 3D printers, CNCs, workstations etc.
IIT Hyderabad has an incubation center in chip design. The center called as Fabless Chip Design Incubator Program, or FabCI, for fabless IC startups.
ELAN & ηvision
The three-day annual techno-cultural festival, ELAN, started in 2009. The fest takes place in the beginning of the year, in either January or February.
IIT Hyderabad also hosted ηvision, an annual inter-institute technical festival, since 2011. Since 2017, both events have been merged into a single annual fest called ELAN & ηvision.
The pronites are the star attractions of the fest that come alive on the 3 nights of ELAN & ηvision, drawing crowds of thousands to the IIT Hyderabad Campus.
The previous editions of the fest have seen amazing shows by Shirley Setia, Benny Dayal, Nikhil Chinapa, Kailash Kher, Rave Radio and numerous other artists to name a few. With such massive participation, this fest also hold a social responsibility to give back to those who have been mistreated and outcast from society.
Each year the fest promotes a social cause to bring awareness and bring about reforms. The 9th edition was graced by Vijay Deverakonda, the popular cinema actor, as he promoted our social cause campaign of an eco-friendly world.
ELAN & ηvision is a platform to showcase talents across multiple spectrums, with several spectacular events like FMI, Manthan, Elan-e-Jung, Breakfree, Quizzes, Robo Soccer, Enigma and Battlebots.