The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT Hyderabad) is an autonomous university in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It was established in 1997, and is one of the top Computer Science institutes in the country.It emphasizes research from the undergraduate level. It has been a consistent performer from India in ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) and finished at #18 in 2012. Raj Reddy, the only Indian to win the Turing Award, is chairman of the board of governors.
The institute runs Computer Science courses and research projects and is focused on research. It gives the students interaction with industry, preparation in entrepreneurship and personality development courses. IIIT Hyderabad is the mentor institute to Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sri City
IIIT Hyderabad was set up in 1998. As Special Officer for International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad, Mr Ajay Prakash Sawhney was responsible for shaping the conceptual model, setting up the Institute in 1998 and catalysing its emergence as a pre-eminent institute in IT Education & Research. The State Government lent support to the institute by grant of land and buildings. A Governing Council consisting of people from academia, industry and government presides over the governance of the institution. Rajeev Sangal, former Head of Department of Computer Science, IIT Kanpur, designed the syllabus. He was the director of the institute till April 10, 2013. P. J. Narayanan, the former Dean R&D and current President of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM India) is the current Director.
The institute is in Gachibowli, Hyderabad, which is about 10 km from the old city and the central railway station. It is close to HITEC City, which houses Microsoft, Oracle Corporation, Motorola, and Infosys. The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, in Shamshabad, is close.
IIIT Hyderabad offers undergraduate, postgraduate and dual degree programmess. Undergraduate programmes award either Bachelor of Technology (BTech) or BTech (Honors) in Computer Science or Electronics and Communication Engineering, while postgraduate programmes award either Master of Technology (MTech), Master of Science (MS) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil). Dual degree programmes award BTech/MS The dual degrees offer MS in Computer Science, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Computational Natural Science, Computational Linguistics and Exact Humanities along with a BTech. PhD degrees and post graduate diplomas are also given. IIIT Hyderabad also offers MSIT program in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University, USA. The institute lays a great importance on "Human Values" and professional ethics.
Admissions for undergraduate and dual degrees were taken through JEE MAIN i.e. CCB (Central Counseling board) counseling until the year 2009.
From the academic batch 2010, the institute revised the admission procedure and decided on independent selection students though still considering the merit achievements of JEE MAIN. The institute also selects students based on interviews and Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY).
Admissions for postgraduate studies are on the basis of the Postgraduate Entrance Exam (PGEE) conducted by IIIT Hyderabad.
Admissions to the MSIT programme run at this institute are based on a test conducted every year from April to May.
Address: Hill Ridge Springs, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Telangana 500032
Phone: 040 6653 1000