Indian Institute of Technology Delhi


IIT Delhi, established in 1961 was known as college of engineering and technology, Delhi, till 1968 when it was upgraded into an IIT, by the then president of India, Dr.Zakir Hussain.

"To contribute to India and the world through excellence in scientific and technical education and research, to serve as a valuable resource for industry and society; and to remain a source of pride to all Indians"

"To develop human potential to the fullest extent so that intellectually capable and imaginatively gifted leaders can emerge in a range of professions"

IIT Delhi is Located in the national capital, this college spans an area of about 320 acres. Being a landmark by itself in South Delhi, places of interest around the campus include Qutub Minar and the Lotus Temple. Jawaharlal Nehru University, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Indian Statistical Institute are also located very near the college.

The institution has 13 departments, 11 multi-disciplinary centres, and two schools of excellence, together offering around 700 courses every semester. Apart from the undergraduate programs, postgraduate level programs like Master of Technology, Master of Science, Master of Science (Research), Master of Business Administration and Master of Design (Industrial Design) and Ph.D. programs are also offered at IIT Delhi. IIT Delhi educates around 2900 undergraduate students around 2700 postgraduate students and research scholars.
The IIT Library system consists of the Central Library and 18 departmental libraries well equipped with books on a wide range of fields to aid the teaching, research and extension programmes of the institute. It also has a Computer Services Centre (CSC) to administer the computational and network services and extend programming advice for processing the research and development problems of the Institute.
IIT Delhi offers scholarships to students on the basis of both means and merit. Both undergraduate and postgraduate students can avail scholarships on these bases.

Campus Life

Hostels of IIT Delhi, 12 in total are named after great mountain ranges of India. Also there are two residential apartments named Taxila and Nalanda. Very much like other IITs, hostels compete among each other in various inter-hostel events with great enthusiasm.

The Student Activity Centre or SAC is a part of the Student Recreation Zone in IIT Delhi. The SAC is for the extracurricular activities of the students and consists of a gymnasium, swimming pool, pool and billiards rooms, three squash courts, two table tennis rooms, a badminton court, a music room, a fine arts room, a robotics room and a committee room which is used to organize quizzing and debating events.

The Students' Gymkhana is the regulatory body governing all student activities at IIT Bombay. At the apex of this structure is the Dean (Student Affairs). He is assisted by the Head (Gymkhana) and by various Chairmen and Professors in Charge of different activities.

IIT Delhi like its counterparts has many student clubs that promote extra-curricular activities and work on interesting topics. Examples are the Astronomy Club, Economics Club, Robotics Club, Electronics Club, Open Source Club and the Quizzing Club.

There are also student groups that run the various fests of IIT Bombay. The annual technological fest, Techfest aims to provide a national platform for students to showcase their talent. Interestingly, it aims for the social development of India, working on a non-profit basis and taking several initiatives to address social and environmental problems. Techfest has earned the tag of Asia's biggest Science and Technology Festival and is well renowned for its unique aggregation of events, exhibitions, lecture series and competitions. Mood Indigo is the annual cultural festival. It attracts a large number of participants and is famous for its 'pronites', a variety of workshops, ranging from whistling and martial arts to hypnotism and tap dance and competitions with huge prizes. 'Avenues' is the annual Business festival organized by Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay. It consists of a potpourri of management events targeted at the budding managers and combines learning with fun.

IIT Delhi's annual technical festival, Tryst quite comprehensively covers all aspects of technology enabling students to display their ideas and research work. It also has workshops and guest lectures by eminent people and cultural performances every night. Rendezvous, the annual cultural fest, has been organised since 1978. With a colourful blend of both past favourites and modern events, it is an ideal fest with great zeal and passion. IIT Delhi also organises an annual sports festival 'Sportech' which attracts huge participation from North Indian colleges.


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Rajat Gupta
Batch of 1971
Managing Director, McKinsey

Rajendra S. Pawar
Batch of 1972
Co-founder and Chairman of NIIT

Sudhir R Ahuja
Batch of 1972
Vice President of the Converged Networks and Services Research Laboratory and is leading and managing research in converged networks, services

Arogyaswami Paulraj
Batch of 1973
Professor, Stanford University, IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal and Padma Bhushan

Sanjay Khosla
Batch of 1973
President of Kraft International Commercial at Kraft Foods

Vinod Khosla
Batch of 1976
Co-founder Sun Microsystems

Shashi Chawla
Batch of 1977
Education and Engagement Committee at Harvard Art Museum

Vijay K. Thadani
Batch of 1981
Co-founder and CEO of NIIT

Padmasree Warrior
Batch of 1982
CTO, Cisco Systems,Ex-CTO, Motorola

Mohanbir Sawhney
Batch of 1985
Management consultant, author and a McCormick Tribune Professor of Technology at the Kellogg School of Management

Raghuram Rajan
Batch of 1985
Economic Counsellor, IMF; Fischer Black prize

Madhu Sudan
Batch of 1987
Nevanlinna Prize, 2002

Gunjan Sinha
Batch of 1989
Chairman, Metricstream

Anurag Dikshit
Batch of 1994
Co-Founder, Partygaming

Vikrant Bhargava
Batch of 1994
Co-Founder, Partygaming

Pradeep Gupta
Batch of 1975
Managing Director & CEO of MEDall Medical Services.

Shrinivas Kulkarni
Batch of 1978
Astrophysicist, professor at Caltech


New Delhi, serving as the centre for all administrative activities of the Indian government, has a long and proud history that shapes the Delhiite culture. A multi-ethnic and multi-lingual concoction of people, wide tree-lined boulevards and busy lives in both private and public sector organisations characterise the city.

Delhi faces a humid subtropical climate, having long and very hot summers, dry and very cold winters, monsoons during July-August and dust stroms during the summer.

Delhi is never short of places to hangout. With splendid monuments, numerous shopping centres and cuisine from around the world, the capital city is bound to keep anyone entertained. Malls, cinema halls and restaurants add to the posh and splendour of the city.

Delhi is a well planned city and is well linked by Metro rail and bus services. Delhi being the capital of the country also has well-planned and effective connections by both rail and air to other Indian cities.


Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110 016
Tele: (91) 011-2658 2222, (91) 011-2658 1696
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