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Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

Overview

IIT Hyderabad was established by the Government of India through an Act of Parliament in 2008, to provide education and research facilities in engineering and technology. It was set up with technical and financial assistance from the Government of Japan.

IIT Hyderabad has 7 engineering departments, three science departments and the Department of Liberal Arts. It currently provides B. Tech in 4 departments, M. Tech in 6 departments and Ph.D. in all eleven departments.

The IIT Hyderabad library has a modest collection of books, magazines and newspapers and video lectures. IITH also has state-of-the-art teaching labs and workshops for both basic and high-end courses. IIT Hyderabad has been one of the fastest among the new IITs to progress in research. The vision of IITH centres around Invention and Innovations. With this in mind several research laboratories such as X-Materials Innovations Lab, Innovations Hub for Cyber Physical Systems and Innovations Hub for Nanotechnology have been set up, and many more research labs are in the offing.

IIT Hyderabad got many projects from various Industries and funding agencies. The project "Development of High-Energy Density Li-ion Batteries for Mobile Applications" was one of the first projects that was entrusted to IIT Hyderabad, which was aimed at addressing the future energy needs of the country.

Deserving students in the institute are given scholarship on the basis of Merit-cum-means. The master plan for the main campus, which is situated near the present temporary campus, is ready and well renowned architects are working on a creative campus design.

Campus Life

Hostels have been constructed at the temporary campus of IIT Hyderabad for the students. They have reasonably good facilities for the comfort of the students including high speed internet through Wi-Fi in the hostel zone. The campus also has other necessities like banks, shops, food joints and a hospital.

IIT Hyderabad has an eventful hostel life. The students are involved in numerous cultural and sports activities. Sports fields are present for playing most sports. Last year, a table tennis tournament was organised for the boys that ended up being a huge success.

There are several clubs that promote cultural and technical hobbies. They focus mainly in non-academic areas, developing interest in passionate students and enhancing skills in talented students.

Elan is the annual technical cum cultural festival of IIT Hyderabad. So far, there have been three editions of Elan. The 2011 edition was a huge success among colleges across India. It aims at being one of the biggest student festivals in Hyderabad. It includes workshops, lectures, demonstrations, and technical exhibitions. Competitive activities cover design events, programming, simulations, modelling, quizzes, applied engineering and robotics.

Departments

Computer Science and Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

About

Hyderabad, "The city of pearls" has a rich and unique culture that is reflected in various forms in the city. Nicknamed "Cyberabad" due to its development in the IT field, it is also a centre for various biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Hyderabad was also judged the second best Indian city to do business in a report published by the World Bank Group.

Hyderabad has hot summers from late February to early June, the monsoon season from late June to early October and a pleasant winter from late October to early February. Mornings and evenings are generally cool due to the elevation of the city.

Hyderabad is a city of lakes and pearls. The Lumbini Park along the Hussain Sagar Lake and the Saroornagar Lake are romantic and beautiful places for leisure. The Ramoji Film City and Snow World are unique destinations sure to entertain visitors. Besides, a number of posh shopping malls like the GVK ONE and Prasads Multiplex, luxurious cinema halls including the internationally acclaimed IMAX and several popular restaurant chains dot the landscape.

The Secunderabad Railway Station is the headquarters of the South Central Railway zone of the Indian Railways and is the largest railway station serving Hyderabad, providing it connectivity with other parts of the nation. The new Rajiv Gandhi International Airport rivals the best of airports all over the world in terms of quality and has been credited with a place in the "top five airports of the world" list of the Airports Council International.

Contact

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
Ordnance Factory Estate
Yeddumailaram 502205
Andhra Pradesh, INDIA
eMail : info [at] iith.ac.in
Phone : (040) 2301 6033
Fax : (040) 2301 6032

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