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Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad logo.svg
IIT Hyderabad Logo
Type Public
Established 2008
Parent institution
Indian Institute of Technology
Chairman B.V.R.Mohan Reddy
Director Uday B Desai
Location Sangareddi, Telangana, India
17°29′N 78°08′E / 17.49°N 78.13°E / 17.49; 78.13
Campus Urban
Acronym IITH
Hostels in IIT Hyderabad

The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT Hyderabad, IITH) is a public engineering and research institution located in Sangareddy district, Telangana, India. IIT Hyderabad began functioning on 18 August 2008 and is one of the eight young Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)[1] 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[2] and by the Rajya Sabha on 30 April 2012.[3] IIT Hyderabad has 826 Undergraduate, 395 Masters and 474 Ph.D. students. IITH has 172 full-time faculty. All the academic and administrative operations were shifted to the permanent campus at Kandi, Sangareddy in July 2015, although a small fraction of the students stay at the temporary campus in the Ordnance Factory, Medak. All students are expected to shift to the permanent campus by the start of academic year 2017-2018.

Campus and location

IIT Hyderabad began functioning on 18 August 2008 from a temporary campus at Ordnance Factory Medak, Eddumailaram. IIT Hyderabad's permanent campus is located at Kandi near Sangareddy and is close to the Outer Ring Road (Hyderabad).[4] The campus is located on NH-65. The institute shifted most of its operations to the permanent campus in July 2015.

The institute is currently in Phase 1 of construction; 3 academic blocks and 10 functioning hostel buildings (each with a capacity of 200) will be ready by July 2017. The hostels are well connected to Institute main gate through internal transportation. The new campus's location on the national highway gives it easy access to the city of Hyderabad.[5] [6][7]


IIT Hyderabad has 14 departments:[8]

  • Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Department of Biotechnology
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Department of Design
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Engineering Science
  • Department of Liberal Arts
  • Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Department of Physics


IIT Hyderabad offers Undergraduate B.Tech degrees in nine disciplines of Engineering, M.Tech degrees in eight disciplines of Engineering, postgraduate and Research degrees across all disciplines in Engineering, Sciences and Liberal Arts. It uses a so-called Fractal Academic System, involving continuous evaluation of students.[9]


Admission to undergraduate programs is through the Joint Entrance Examination – Advanced for 285 seats.[10][11] Admission to M.Tech programs requires B.Tech./B.E. degree or equivalent in the respective or allied areas with exceptional academic record and possessing a Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) score. Admission to the M.Sc program requires B.Sc or an equivalent degree with 65% for GE/OBC, 60% for SC/ST or equivalent in the respective or allied areas with exceptional academic record and possessing a valid Joint Admission Test to M.Sc. (JAM) score. Admission to Ph.D Program requires either B.Tech/GATE qualification for engineering departments with good academic background or M.Tech/GATE qualification for engineering departments or National Eligibility Test (NET) qualification for Science departments. All qualified candidates with a valid Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) score become eligible to apply for M.Des admission.

University and college rankings
General – international
QS (BRICS) (2018)[12] 100
QS (Asia) (2018)[13] 196
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2017)[14] 26
Engineering – India
NIRF (2017)[15] 10


IIT Hyderabad was ranked 196 in Asia by the QS World University Rankings of 2018[13] and 100 among BRICS nations.[12]

In India IIT Hyderabad was ranked 10 among engineering colleges in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2017[15] and 26 overall.[14]

Research and industrial consultancy

IIT Hyderabad has been allocated projects from industrial and government funding agencies. The project "Development of High-Energy Density Li-ion Batteries for Mobile Applications" entails developing electrode materials for Li-ion batteries and fabricating the batteries. ARCI, in collaboration with IIT Hyderabad, is embarking on a program to develop high-energy density batteries.

IIT Hyderabad is involved in the DISANET project for disaster mitigation, an Indo-Japanese collaboration.[16]

IIT Hyderabad has also been involved with India's first 5G patent [17] removing fluoride from water using naturally occurring Jamun seeds,[18] developing a constant drug delivery system for the body through skin patch[19] and other research projects.

Student activities

IIT Hyderabad hosted a cultural festival since 2009 called Elan, in the beginning of the year (January/February). It also hosted ηVision, an inter-institute technical festival, since 2011. Both events were merged into a single annual fest called Elan&nVision.

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See also


  1. ^ "IIT Hyderabad draws top rankers; an outlier among host of new Indian Institutes of Technology". 
  2. ^ "LS passes bill to provide IIT status to 8 institutes, BHU". 24 March 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Parliament passes IIT bill". 30 April 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  4. ^ The Hindu (28 Feb 2009). "Sonia lays foundation stone for Medak IIT campus". Chennai, India. 
  5. ^ "IIT Hyderabad | Campus Map". Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  6. ^ Avadhani, R. (10 November 2013). "IIT-H smart campus to be ready by next academic year - The Hindu". Chennai, India: Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  7. ^ "IIT-Hyderabad to shift to permanent campus by July next year - Times Of India". Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  8. ^ "Departments". Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Hyderabad. Retrieved 2 November 2017. 
  9. ^ "IIT Hyderabad: Fractal Academics". 
  10. ^ "More seats in new IITs 387 additional BTech berths on offer this year". 
  11. ^ "IIT-Hyderabad brims with students, seats get filled in 2nd round". 
  12. ^ a b "QS BRICS University Rankings 2018". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2017. 
  13. ^ a b "QS Asian University Rankings 2018". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2017. 
  14. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2017 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2017. 
  15. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2017 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2017. 
  16. ^ "DISANET launched in Hyderabad". Business Standard. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  17. ^ "IIT scientists present India's first 5G patent before global body - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-11-13. 
  18. ^ Prasad, R. (2017-10-21). "IIT Hyderabad uses activated jamun to remove fluoride from water". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2017-11-13. 
  19. ^ Prasad, R. (2017-11-11). "IIT Hyderabad develops novel skin patch for constant drug release". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2017-11-13. 

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