Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad


Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad popularly called IIT Hyderabad or IIT H is one among the new IITs that have been established by the Ministry of Ministry of Human Resource Development under Government of India. Initially the Institute was being mentored by IIT Madras.

At present the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad is situated at its temporary campus in Ordnance Factory Medak (OFMK) at Yeddumailaram, Andhra Pradesh. The necessary infrastructure like classrooms, offices, hostels, recreation, medical and sports facilities are all in the OFMK campus.

The permanent campus will be at Kandi village on National Highway 9. It is close to Sangareddy town in Medak District of Andhra Pradesh. Sonia Gandhi led the campus foundation stone on February27, 2009. The permanent campus of this institute of higher education in Engineering and Technology, which sprawls over an area of 212-hectares, will commence its operation in 2010.

The Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad, aims at budding not only engineers but future doctors also. The institute has plans to establish a medical school within its campus. It hopes to offer MD and MBBS programmes in years to come. The unique feature of IIT-H is that it has entered into an Indo-Japan collaboration which is expected to prove as strength for the institute.

IIT Hyderabad came into existence in the year 2008. The1st academic session of the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad commenced on 20th August, 2008, from its temporary campus at the Ordnance Factory (ODF) in Andhra Pradesh. While the B. Tech course was started by the Institute in 2008, its PhD programme commenced from January 2009.

Academic Programmes at Indian institute of Technology, Hyderabad

  • Undergraduate Programmes
The institute offers undergraduate course that is B.Tech degree in the following disciplines.

1. Computer Science Engineering
2. Mechanical Engineering
3. Electrical Engineering
  • Postgraduate Programmes
IIT Hyderabad offers postgraduate programme that is M.Tech. in the following disciplines.

1. Computer Science Engineering
2. Chemical Engineering
3. Electrical Engineering
    a) Communications and Signal Processing
    b) Micro-electronics and VLSI
    c) Power Electronics & Power Systems
4. Mechanical Engineering
    a) Design Engineering
    b) Thermofluid Engineering
The following departments of IIT Hyderabad offer PhD programmes

Sciences:

1. Department of Physics
2. Department of Chemistry
3. Department of Mathematics

Engineering:

1. Department of Chemical Engineering
2. Department of Computer Science Engineering
3. Department of Electrical Engineering
4. Department of Mechanical Engineering

Liberal Arts:

1.Department of Economics
2.Department of Literature
3.Department of Culture Studies
4.Department of Gender Studies

Academic Departments in IIT Hyderabad

Engineering

  1. Biotechnology
  2. Chemical Engineering
  3. Civil Engineering
  4. Biomedical Engineering
  5. Computer Science and Engineering
  6. Electrical Engineering
  7. Mechanical Engineering
  8. Materials Science & Engineering
  9. Energy Systems
  10. Aerospace Engineering (will be coming soon)
Humanities

Department of Liberal Arts: Economics, Literature, Culture Studies, and Gender Studies

Science
  1. Mathematics
  2. Physics
  3. Chemistry
The students at IIT Hyderabad are selected for the undergraduate programme through JEE or the Joint Entrance Examination common to all the IITs. The students for postgraduate programmes are selected through different entrance examinations like GATE for the M.Tech degree.

Last Updated on : January 14, 2014