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|Indian Institute of Technology|
|Director||Uday B Desai|
|Location||Sangareddi, Telangana, India
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) 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. 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.
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). 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. 
IIT Hyderabad has 14 departments:
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.
Admission to undergraduate programs is through the Joint Entrance Examination – Advanced for 285 seats. 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)||100|
|QS (Asia) (2018)||196|
|General – India|
|NIRF (Overall) (2017)||26|
|Engineering – India|
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.
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.
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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