What do the IIITH hostels look like

International Institute for Information Technology, Hyderabad - Internal focusing

Public engineering institution in Hyderabad, Telangana

International Institute for Information Technology Hyderabad (abbreviated as IIIT Hyderabad or IIIT-H ) is a nationally accredited public technical and research university based in Hyderabad, Telangana by the Government of India in 1998 under the non-profit public-private partnership (N-PPP) focusing on information technology and other fields such as computer science, electronics and communications and theirs interdisciplinary applications in other areas.

In 1998, the first of the International Information Technology Institutes was established. Since then, the IIIT-H has grown rapidly and become one of the leading institutions of India focusing on research and innovation. The institute is known for its outstanding research, exceptional academic presence, and strong coding culture.

IIIT Hyderabad will be a Technology Innovation Hub (TIH) for data-driven technologies with funding of 110 crore from


The IIIT Hyderabad was established in 1998 on the model of the public-private partnership between MHRD, the government of Andhra Pradesh and NASSCOM with the state government granting land and buildings. As Special Envoy of IIIT Hyderabad and IT Secretary of the State Government, Ajay Prakash Sawhney was responsible for designing the conceptual model and overseeing the institute's initial development. Prof. Rajeev Sangal, former director of the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, designed the curriculum and was the institute's first director until April 10, 2013.

The institution was founded under the name of Indian Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad as the basis for the 20 Indian institutes for information technology according to the same model that was later used in International Institute for Information Technology Hyderabad

IIIT reached Hyderabad. Signage for the main entrance


Research Centers and Academic Blocks

IIIT Hyderabad is located 19 kilometers west of Hyderabad City. The area of ​​the institute campus is approx. 267,000 m². This land was allocated in 1998 by the Andhra Pradesh government. The company schools and research centers are located in four buildings. In addition, the academic building has lecture halls, practice rooms, computer and electronics laboratories as well as administrative and faculty offices. The buildings are named after the Nilgiri, Vindhya and Himalaya ranges. The campus also has incubation centers, research centers, a library, and an amphitheater that hosts numerous cultural events and college festivals. There are many technology companies / startups on campus.

The campus has a swimming pool. Soccer, hockey and cricket; and tennis courts, badminton, basketball and volleyball. In addition to these facilities, the campus is also home to an elementary school called Sanskaar Campus School.

The institute has a high bandwidth (100 Mbit / s). 24/7 Internet connectivity and air-conditioned computer labs. Students doing research can access computing facilities around the clock. All communications and information will be sent to campus via email. From couriers to the registration of messages, everything is notified through specific portals (internal websites). Some areas of the institute, such as some parts of the Himalayas, Nilgiri, KCIS and the library, are accessible through Wi-Fi.

connected. A passage in autumn at IIIT Hyderabad
Sunset at IIIT Hyderabad


IIIT-H hosts T-Hub, which is considered India's largest incubation center. It was founded in partnership with the Telangana State Government, the Indian School of Business, and the Nalsar University of Law. The aim is to offer new startups in the region a supportive environment as well as financial and mental support. More than $ 180 million in funding was raised in 2019. In 2017, the CEO of T-Hub announced the successful development of India's fourth fastest supercomputer (after Indian Institute of Science. IIT Delhi and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research).

Art on campus


IIIT-H has five hostels (three for boys and two for girls):

  • Palash Nivas (Old Boys Hostel) : Generally awarded to second year students and first year graduate students. It is connected to North and South Mess.
  • New Boys Hostel (NBH) : Assigned to seniors and PhD students pursuing MS or PhD. It is associated with the yuktahar chaos and the non-vegetarian kadamba chaos.
  • Bakul Nivas : Assigned to junior and post graduate students in their sophomore year.
  • Old Parijaat Nivas : Assigned to third and fourth year girls.
  • New Parijaat Nivas (Ne w Girls Hostel) : Assigned to first and second year girls. Both girls' hostels have separate gates. It is also linked to the yuktahar chaos.

All students are given rooms in the hostel and it is compulsory to live on campus. Students in the first and second year of study who have registered for a bachelor's or dual degree program must share rooms (double occupancy), while students from the third year of study have a single occupancy. The institute has a guest house with four air-conditioned suites. Two hostels for men and one for women have a total of around 1200 rooms. A fiber optic network connects all buildings on campus, including the hostels.

Government Council

The institute is headed by a government council currently headed by Turing Award winner Raj Reddy. Other notable members are Turing Award winners Vint Cerf and Narendra Ahuja. Day-to-day operations are managed by a director, currently Fr. J. Narayanan, assisted by a research dean and a dean of academics.


IIIT Hyderabad offers a wide range of degree programs. The subjects are:

  • Computer applications and information technology
  • Engineering and architecture
  • Natural sciences
  • Arts, humanities and social sciences

The institute offers bachelor's, postgraduate and dual study programs. Undergraduate Programs award either Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) Or B.Tech. (Honors) in computer science and engineering, electronics and telecommunications, civil engineering (discontinued) with courses in engineering, natural sciences, mathematics and humanities while Postgraduate courses either Master of Technology (M.Tech.) in Computer Aided Structural Engineering, Computer Science and Information Security, Master of Science (MS) or Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Computational Linguistics. Dual courses of study confer B.Tech. + MS from Research. The dual degrees offer MS in computer science and engineering, electronics and communication technology, computer-aided natural sciences, construction sciences [MS in specialist courses for civil sciences], bioinformatics, computational linguistics and exact humanities (continued) with a BTech in informatics. PhD programs award part-time and full-time Ph.D. and postgraduate degrees in spatial informatics, cognitive science, and other areas mentioned above.

Students have a flexible academic structure in which to choose their courses and projects. These students are also allowed to participate in ongoing research and development.

Drone view of T-Hub and research centers
IIIT Hyderabad main building

IIIT Hyderabad also offers the Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University, USA. The institute attaches great importance to "human values" and professional ethics.

In 2003 the IIIT Hyderabad started a research exchange program for Ph.D. Students working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of California, Berkeley, and various other institutions.

Recently IIIT -H introduced a semester-long course on flexible electronics that is referred to as "Unique". It includes the application of electronics and materials science at a high level. The course is considered unique in that it provides an overview of the structure of a silicon processor.


Admission to undergraduate programs is based on one of five admission modes: Common Entrance Examination (Main) (JEE (Main)), the UGEE (Undergraduate Engineering Entrance Examination) and the interview of the institute that India at the International Olympiads in grades XI and XII (including International Olympiad in Computer Science (IOI)), International Physics Olympiad (IPhO), International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO), International Biology Olympiad (IBO), International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO), International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) and International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) / Panic Linguistics Olympiad (PLO), direct admission for students abroad (DASA) and side admission to dual degree programs through LEEE (Lateral Entry Entrance Examination) and interview.

Admission to postgraduate studies is based on the postgraduate study examination (PGEE) carried out by IIIT Hyderabad. Admission to the MSIT program at this institute is based on a test conducted from April to May each year.


Internationally, IIIT Hyderabad was ranked below 351-400 in QS World University Rankings. It was voted one of the top 10 universities in South Asia by Cybermetrics Lab, Spain's largest public research institution. It was ranked 147th in the world and 34th in Asia for computer science and research publications in 2005-2020.

It was ranked 78th among Indian universities by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2020, 43rd among engineering schools, and in the 101-150 range overall.

Among the engineering universities, the IIIT Hyderabad took 16th place in Outlook India in 2019. It was voted 4th among the engineering universities by Dataquest India in 2019. The same rankings took it to third place among state engineering universities in 2019.


  • IASNLP (IIIT Hyderabad Advanced Summer School on NLP) is an annual two-week natural language processing school with lectures and project guidance from internationally renowned researchers in the region.
  • Robocamp is a national level robotics workshop run by the IIIT Hyderabad Robotics Club (IRC) every summer since 2006. In 2011 one of the workshops was organized in the second year students of the IRC. 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006.
  • Tech Ease, a national workshop for students and professionals on innovation, design and user experience, was organized in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
  • R. & D Showcase is the research and project exhibition in which the research work and projects of the institute are presented.
  • ExOR (Excitement of Research) encourages students to take up research in academia and careers.

Research and Development Centers

One of the fascinating things about the IIIT in Hyderabad is that they are research centers rather than conventional departments.


  • Kohli Center for Intelligent Systems (KCIS)


  • Research Center for Signal Processing and Communication (SPCRC)
  • Data Sciences and Analytics Center (DSAC)
  • Research Center for Language Technologies (LTRC)
  • Research Center for Robotics (RRC)
  • Center for Security, Theory and Algorithms (CSTAR)
  • Research Center for Software Technology (SERC)
  • Center for Visual Information Technology (CVIT)
  • Center for VLSI and Embedded Systems Technology (CVEST)
  • Computer Systems Group (CSG)
  • Machine learning laboratory

Domain-specific centers

  • Agricultural and Rural Development IT (ITARD)
  • Center for IT in Building Science (CBS)
  • Cognitive Science (CogSci)
  • Center for Computational Natural Sciences and Bioinformatics (CCNSB)
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Center (EERC)
  • Center for IT in Education (CITE)
  • Human Sciences Research Group (HSRG)
  • Center for Edu Cation Technology and Learning Science (CETLS)
  • Laboratory for spatial informatics (LSI)
  • Research center for e-governance

Development centers

  • Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE)
  • Center for Open Software (COS)
  • Human Values ​​Cell

students life

With around 1,800 students, the IIIT Hyderabad offers cultural and sporting activities all year round. Students are divided into four houses upon admission to college: Agni, Akash, Prithvi, and Vayu. All cultural and sports competitions are based on the house system in which the houses compete for the top position. You have access to the gym with personal trainers and all other facilities on campus.

IIIT-H has various student organizations and clubs. Students are given the opportunity to volunteer for the National Service Scheme (NSS), which aims to instill social values ​​in students. Volunteers work to provide better lifestyles for all those in need. They also help the regions affected by natural disasters by collecting donations and providing essential resources such as food, money and clothing. Students learn how to lead a good life when there is a lack of resources.


A concert at Felicity, the IIIT's annual technical and cultural festival.

Felicity is the IIIT's annual techno-cultural festival. This three-day spectacle, synonymous with bliss, euphoria and happiness, takes place at the beginning of the spring semester and is the highlight of the year. The campus looks beautiful during this time, with numerous decorations and artistic murals. The festival begins with the 'Felicity Inaugurals' hosted by the IIIT students, with comedy skits, professionally choreographed dance performances and high-quality musical performances from various genres. The next two days are followed by numerous coding competitions, intercollegiate debates, dance sessions, lots of quizzes, robot races, stunt shows, and hackathons. The festival ends with a music concert on the final evening performed by some of the country's most popular artists. Bands like the Indian Ocean and The Local Train have taken care of Felicity in the past.

Apex body

Apex is an official welcome point for students, the aim of which is to assist the administration in handling the logistics for the admission process, the creation and implementation of an induction plan for new students (special activities in the first few weeks), ensuring a smooth transition for new students in college, undergraduate care, etc. There is an apex post for undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate Apex consists of third and fourth year students and Postgraduate Apex consists of one student from each industry. Each year, new Apex members are selected by the faculty and current Apex members.


Entrepreneurship Cell, IIIT Hyderabad is a student run non-profit organization founded with the aim of creating, manifesting and guiding the spirit of entrepreneurship in the student community and encouraging them to be successful entrepreneurs. The organization wants to build an ecosystem in which networking and knowledge exchange can take place. To achieve this, they hold various events, seminars and workshops for students at their institute and beyond, to encourage this entrepreneurial spirit. The organization currently consists of a team of around 50 members divided into 12 sub-teams.

Cricket grounds on the IIIT Hyderabad campus

Ping! - Student magazine from IIIT-H

Students run an independent media organization called Ping! The content ranges from creative writing to journalistic work on campus topics. It was founded in 2009.

The controversy over an article related to ragging caused the editors, also student members of the Anti-Ragging Committee of the Year, to ping the website outside of the IIIT domain for not following the confidential policy of being members of the ARC (Anti Ragging Committee) and explore independent sources of funding.


The institute is home to numerous clubs that are active year-round and hold multiple events and meetings to cater to specific stakeholders. The list of currently active clubs includes:

AshaKiran (The Ray of Hope): A non- The profit organization founded in May 2006 aims at the well-being of disadvantaged people.

Notable alumni

The article published in the alumni network: Selected Alumni of the IIIT-H

Notable faculty

IIIT-H has a faculty with a wide range of research interests in computer science, electronics and communication with a faculty to student ratio of 1:15 In 2017/18, 18 faculty members received highly regarded national awards such as Padma Bhushan and international awards / recognitions from central government agencies.

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