Indian Institute of Technology Indore


Introduction

The Indian Institute of Technology, Indore, (IITI) is situated in Madhya Pradesh and is among the newer eight IITs established by the government. The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, implemented in 2011 paved the way for creation of these IITs. IITI was set up in 2009. It started functioning initially at the campus of Indore University's Institute of Engineering and Technology.

As of now, IIT Indore functions from two locations: at the PACL Campus and the IET-DAVV Campus. It also has a hostel at the Silversprings Township.

The foundation stone of the IITI was laid by HRD minister of India, Mr. Arjun Singh, in the institute's permanent campus situated in Simrol, about 25 km from Indore city. Its first batch passed out in 2013. IIT Bombay functions as the mentor institute of IIT Indore. The Director of IIT, Bombay, Devang Khakhar, set up a cell to coordinate activities and operation of the IITI. He is also the Mentor Director of this institute.

Professor Pradeep Mathur has been serving as the director of IITI since its inception. He was previously associated with the IIT Bombay.

Departments/Schools of IIT Indore

IIT Indore has three schools and more than 70 faculty members, including visiting, regular, adjunct and others serving on deputation from IIT Bombay. Its three schools are:

School of Basic Sciences:
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Engineering

The IET-DAVV campus houses the administrative offices, along with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the School of Basic Sciences. It also has the Finance and Accounts sections. The PACL campus has the academic offices, including DoRD. It also houses the various engineering labs and the School of Engineering.

Inter-disciplinary centres in IIT Indore

The IITI offers interdisciplinary course in:
  • Astrophysics
  • Biosciences and Biomedical engineering
  • Surface science and engineering

These centres were set up in 2012 to enable scholars and students to pursue researches and higher studies in the aforementioned areas. These centers are equipped with high-end labs and equipment necessary to carry out research.

Academic Programs (Undergraduate, postgraduate) in IIT Indore

IIT Indore offers B.Tech. programs of four-year duration in several spheres of engineering. To get entry to these UG courses, students have to clear the IIT-JEE exam after completing 10+2 schooling. The IITI's postgraduate programs comprise Ph.D. programs in basic sciences, humanities and engineering. To get entry to its postgraduate programs, students have to clear CEED, JAM and GATE examinations. Th joint admission test for M.Sc. (also known as JAM) is an all-India examination for entry to M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, two-year year M.Sc., and other PG degrees. The Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is organized by IIT Bombay.

Ph.D. programs offered by IIT Indore

IIT Indore offers Ph.D. programs for highly motivated and enthusiastic scholars. Ph.D. Programmes offered by IITI cover the following.

Sciences:
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Engineering:
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Humanities and Social Sciences:
  • English
  • Philosophy
  • Economics

Placement Cell of IIT Indore

The IITI has a dedicated placement wing that takes care of all aspects related to campus placement for graduate and postgraduate students passing out of the institute. From developing rapport with prospective employers and large cooperate entities to setting up options for conducting campus interviews, the placement cell looks after all relevant aspects. There are video conferencing provisions and seminar halls to carry out recruitment and interviews for interested companies at the premises. The first batch of students passing out of the IITI have been placed in some of the reputed corporate and management entities at national level.

Awards to IIT Indore

While IIT Indore is among the newer institutes of the country and is still in development stage, some of its students have bagged prestigious scholarships and internships from leading MNCs and elite institutes. Some such awards and achievements include IBM PHD fellowship award and MCM Scholarship award. The professors, most of whom have a past or alliance with IIT Bombay, have several achievements pertaining to academics and research in their respective fields.

Campus Life at IIT Indore

As a matter of fact, the IIT Indore students enjoy excellent residential facilities. The Silversprings Township residential facility has all modern provisions, starting from water-purification system to wireless Internet connectivity. There is a gym as well. To cater to recreational needs, there are TV sets in common rooms. There is a bus fleet of the IIT to enable students to commute to classes and back. There are adequate provisions for medical care and emergencies as well. Students can take advantage of the central library and the well-equipped computer center for all their educational requirements.

Like other IIT students, candidates who make it to UG and PG courses in IIT Indore enjoy a vibrant and enjoyable campus life. While this IIT is relatively new and does not have too many cultural events in its academic calendar, the initiatives are pouring in. The Students' Gymkhana, set up in 2009, facilitates and organizes such events. It also seeks to cultivate leadership qualities in students and keep their cultural side alive amidst academics.

Fluxus is the IIT Indore's inter-collegiate annual cultural festival. It is held in March or April every year. The event is comprised of informal events, professional performances, workshops, and several competitions. The event is known for its amalgamation of technological innovations and cultural displays. The IITI's student Technical Team arranged the 'Robo Soccer League' in November 2011. The institute's sports festival 'Ferocia' was first held in October 2011.

Last Updated on : March 23, 2016


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