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About IIT Delhi

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi is one of the Twenty Three IITs created to be Centres of Excellence for training, research and development in science, engineering and technology in India.

Established as College of Engineering in 1961, the Institute was later declared as an Institution of National Importance under the “Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 1963” and was renamed as “Indian Institute of Technology Delhi”. It was then accorded the status of a Deemed University with powers to decide its own academic policy, to conduct its own examinations, and to award its own degrees.

Since its inception, over 48000 have graduated from IIT Delhi in various disciplines including Engineering, Physical Sciences, Management and Humanities & Social Sciences. Of these, nearly 5070 received Ph.D. degrees. The number of students who graduated with B.Tech. degree is over 15738. The rest obtained Master’s Degree in Engineering, Sciences and Business Administration. These alumni today work as scientists, technologists, business managers and entrepreneurs. There are several alumni who have moved away from their original disciplines and have taken to administrative services, active politics or are with NGOs. In doing so, they have contributed significantly to building of this nation, and to industrialization around the world.


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 remain a source of pride for all Indians.


To generate new knowledge by engaging in cutting-edge research and to promote academic growth by offering state-of-the-art undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes.

To identify, based on an informed perception of Indian, regional and global needs, areas of specialization upon which the institute can concentrate.

To undertake collaborative projects which offer opportunities for long-term interaction with academia and industry.

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


Academic integrity and accountability.

Respect and tolerance for the views of every individual.

Attention to issues of national relevance as well as of global concern.

Breadth of understanding, including knowledge of the human sciences.

Appreciation of intellectual excellence and creativity.

An unfettered spirit of exploration, rationality and enterprise.


IIT Delhi Highlights

Year of establishment1961
LocationHauz Khas, Delhi
Also known asIITD
Ownership typeDeemed
Campus size325 acre
Extension Campus2
Rankings (2020)
– 2 for Engineering and 8 th for MBA by NIRF
– 6 by Times Higher Education Asia University Ranking
– 193 by QS World Rankings
– 401-500 by Times Higher Education World University Ranking
On-campus schools5
Total departments15
Number of centres10
Centres of Excellence17
Mode of educationRegular, part-time

Courses Offered at IIT Delhi


Undergraduate BTech :



Biochemical Engg. and Biotechnology

B.Tech. in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Chemical Engg.

B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering

Computer Science and Engg.

B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering

Civil Engg.

B.Tech. in Civil Engineering

Electrical Engg.

B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering

B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering (Power)

B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering (Power and Automation)


Mathematics & Computing

Mechanical Engg.

B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering

B.Tech. in Production and Industrial Engineering


B.Tech. in Engineering Physics

Textile Technology

B.Tech. in Textile Engineering


Dual Degree (B.Tech and M.Tech)




Biochemical Engg. and Biotechnology

B.Tech. in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, and M. Tech. in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Chemical Engg.

B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering, and M. Tech. in Chemical Engineering

Computer Sc. and Engg.

B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering, and M. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering

Electrical Engg.

B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering, and M. Tech. in Information and Communication Technology


B.Tech. & M.Tech. in Mathematics and Computing


Integrated M.Tech.





Integrated M.Tech. in Mathematics and Computing


Post Graduate Programs :

Master of Technology (M.Tech.)




Applied Mechanics

M.Tech. in Engineering Mechanics

M.Tech. in Design Engineering

Chemical Engg.

M.Tech. in Chemical Engineering


M.Tech. in Molecular Engineering: Chemical Synthesis & Analysis

Civil Engg.

M.Tech. in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering

M.Tech. in Rock Engineering and Underground Structure

M.Tech. in Structure Engineering

M.Tech. in Water Resources Engineering

M.Tech. in Construction Engineering and Management

M.Tech. in Construction Technology and Management (Ü)

M.Tech. in Environmental Engineering and Management

M.Tech. in Transportation Engineering

Computer Science & Engg.

M.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering

Electrical Engg.

M.Tech. in Communications Engineering

M.Tech. in Computer Technology

M.Tech. in Control and Automation

M.Tech. in Integrated Electronics and Circuits

M.Tech. in Power Electronics, Electrical Machines and Drives

M.Tech. in Power Systems

Mechanical Engg.

M.Tech. in Design of Mechanical Equipment

M.Tech. in Industrial Engineering

M.Tech. in Production Engineering

M.Tech. in Thermal Engineering


M.Tech. in Applied Optics

M.Tech. in Solid State Materials

Textile Technology

M.Tech. in Fibre Science & Technology

M.Tech. in Textile Engineering

Applied Research in Electronics

M.Tech. in Radio Frequency Design and Technology

Atmospheric Sciences

M.Tech. in Atmospheric-Oceanic Science and Technology

Interdisciplinary Programme

M.Tech. in Computer Applications

M.Tech. in Energy Studies

M.Tech. in Energy and Environmental Management

M.Tech. in Industrial Tribology and Maintenance Engineering

M.Tech. in Instrument Technology

M.Tech. in Optoelectronics and Optical Communication

M.Tech. in Polymer Science and Technology

M.Tech. in Telecommunication Technology Management

M.Tech. in VLSI Design Tools and Technology (Ü)


Master of Business Administration (M.B.A)



Management Studies

M.B.A. (with focus on Management Systems)

M.B.A. (with focus on Telecommunication Systems management)

M.B.A. (with focus on Technology Management) (part-time and evening programme)


Master of Design (M.Des.)





Master of Design in Industrial Design


Master of Science (M.Sc.)





M.Sc. in Chemistry


M.Sc. in Mathematics


M.Sc. in Physics

Humanities and Social Sciences

M.Sc. in Cognitive Science

Humanities and Social Sciences

M.Sc. in Economics


Postgraduate Diploma




Applied Mechanics

D.I.I.T (Naval Construction) (for candidates sponsored by the Indian Navy)

Civil Engineering

PG Diploma in Metro Rail Transport: Technology and Management (candidates sponsored by DMRC)


Academic Rules :

Under Graduate :

Admission Procedures and Requirements to Undergraduate Programmes

Admission to all undergraduate programmes are made through Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). For further information please visit JEE website IIT JEE

Visiting Studentship

A student, who is registered for an Engineering/Technology degree in a recognized Institute/University in India or abroad, is eligible for being considered as a visiting student at IIT Delhi, for a maximum period of 6 months/one semester. More details can be obtained from the Undergraduate (UG) Section of the Institute.

Summer Research Fellowship

In order to expose students from other Engineering Colleges/Institutes to the ongoing research activities at IIT Delhi, Institute has introduced Summer Research Fellowship programme for undergraduate students from other engineering Institutes. IIT Delhi will offer fellowship or interns can also be supported from budget of sponsored/consultancy projects, through an outside fellowship (eg. KVPY, INSA, INAE, etc.) or institutional MoUs. Further details can be obtained from the Undergraduate (UG) Section of the Institute.

Admission of UG students to PG programmes with advance standing UG students of IIT Delhi with advance standing are eligible for admission to PG programmes at IIT Delhi. Details are given in the Courses of Study booklet.


Post Graduate :

Admission Procedures and Requirements to Postgraduate Programmes

Applications are invited from candidates by advertising the programmes in the Employment News, leading Newspapers as well as on the Institute Website in March/October every year. Subsequently, the candidates have to apply online as specified in the advertisements.

Admission are done through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) for M.Tech. Programmes, Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) for M.Des., CAT for M.B.A. and, JAM for M.Sc. programmes.

Admission to Ph.D./M.S.(Research) programme is also possible any time during the year through Department Research Committee (DRC)/Centre’s Research Committee (CRC) with the approval of Dean, Academics. For further information/ details, please visit: the institute website: http://www.iitd.ac.in


  • Doctor of Philosphy (PhD)

  • M.TECH. (High Value Assistantship) and M.S.(Research) Programmes

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)


Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national examination conducted jointly by Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee on behalf of National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India. GATE examination is a Computer Based Test (CBT).

Organising Institute for GATE 2021 is Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay.

Qualifying in GATE is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission and/or financial assistance to Postgraduate Programs (Master’s and Doctoral) with Ministry of Education (MoE) and other Government Scholarships / Assistantships, subject to the admission criteria of the admitting institute.

The GATE score is also used by some Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) for their recruitment and by several other universities in India and abroad for admissions.

GATE 2021 score will remain valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of results.


About GATE

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is basically a national examination on the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering / Technology / Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Arts, Commerce and Science.

GATE 2021 will be conducted for 27 Subjects (also referred to as “papers”).

GATE 2021- examination will be conducted over six days and twelve sessions on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th, Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of February 2021.

The GATE examination is conducted in different cities across India as well as six cities outside India (In International centres, GATE-2021 will be conducted only if the current COVID-19 situation eases and travel and other restrictions are relaxed. Else GATE-2021 in international centres will be “CANCELLED”).

The GATE score would reflect the relative performance level of the candidate in a particular subject, which is quantified based on several years of examination data.

Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM)

The Master of Science and other post-B.Sc. programmes at the IITs offer high quality post-graduate education in respective disciplines, comparable to the best in the world. The current pace of advance­ment of technology needs a coherent back up of ba­sic science education and research. The vibrant aca­demic ambience and research infrastructure of the IITs motivate the students to pursue R&D careers in fron­tier areas of basic sciences as well as interdiscipli­nary areas of science and technology.

From the Academic Session 2004-2005, Indian Insti­tutes of Technology have started conducting a Joint Admission Test to M.Sc. (JAM) for admission to M.Sc. and other post-B.Sc. programmes at the IITs. The main objective of JAM is to revive and consoli­date ‘Science’ as a career option for bright students from across the country and provide them a single step opportunity for admission to some of the postgraduate programmes offered at the IITs. In due course, JAM is also expected to become a benchmark for normal­izing undergraduate level science education in the country.

Facilities at IIT Delhi

  • Library

    The IIT Delhi Library System comprises of a Central Library and departmental libraries. The Library has subscribed to 690 current journals and a rich collection of books on science and technology including chemistry, mathematics, physics, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, electrical and electronics engineering, textile engineering, biochemical and biomedical engineering, humanities and social sciences. The library houses a collection of 1,94,471+ books, bound volumes of journals is around 1,03,942+,standards are 26,923+,microfilms are 2,261+, theses are in no.of 4,322+, technical reports are around 13,430+. It has also incorporated video cassettes, CDs and online electronic journals.The Library provides photocopying facility within the premises of the Library through an external vendor on payment basis.Also facilitates internet service.

  • Cafeteria

    IIT Delhi has cafeteria near the academic buildings, a South Indian food court (Southy) in boys hostel area. There are many shops like Amul, Lipton, Nescafe and Cafe Coffee Day in institute area. Some hostels like Kumaon, Zanskar, Aravali, Girnar and Karakoram have a tea halt and there’s a Lipton right outside Vindhyachal and a Mother Dairy behind Nilgiri and in front of Kumaon.

  • Hostel

    IIT, Delhi has a total number of 14 hostel; 11 for boys and 3 for girls. The boys’ hostels are Nilgiri, Karakoram, Aravali, Jwalamukhi,Satpura, Zanskar, Kumaon, Vindyachal, Shivalik, Girnar and Udaigir. Kailiash and Himadri Hostels are for girls. Each hostel in the institute is self-contained with amenities such as a reading room, an indoor games room, a lounge and a dining hall with mess.All rooms have been provided with Internet facilities.Xeroxing facilities and STD/ISD/PCO facilities are available in all the Hostels.

    Boys HostelIn-Campus HostelGirls HostelIn-Campus Hostel
  • Sports Complex
    Available Facilities: 
    Badminton Court|Basketball Court|Cricket Ground|Football Ground|Squash Court|Swimming Pool|Tennis Court|Volleyball Court|Hockey Ground|Squash Courts|Weight- Lifting hall|Athletics Track|Flood-Lit Jogging Track|Amphitheatre
  • Labs
    Available Facilities: 
    Civil Engineering Lab|Chemistry Lab|Computer Lab|Electrical Lab|Electronics Lab|Mechanical Lab|Physics Lab|Design Optimization Lab|Fluid Mechanics Lab|Gas Dynamics Lab|Impact Mechanics Lab|Biogas Lab|Research Lab|Marketing Lab|Economics Research Lab|Digital Hardware Design Lab|Advanced Networking Lab|Vision & Graphics Lab|Data Analytics Lab
  • Gym
  • Hospital / Medical Facilities
  • Wi-Fi Campus
  • Auditorium
  • Music Room
  • A/C Classrooms
  • Convenience Store
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