The International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore commonly known as IIIT-B, is a graduate school in India. Founded in 1999, it offers Integrated M.Tech., M.Tech., M.S. (Research) and PhD programs in the field of Information Technology. In February 2005, IIIT-B was conferred Deemed University status under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act 1956. This was re-affirmed by the Tandon Committee report in October 2009, which gave (cf. Annexure VII (b) of the report) IIIT-B a score of 41 (the most given to any deemed university).
IIIT-Bangalore is promoted by the government of Karnataka and the IT industry. IIIT-B is managed by a Governing Body with S Gopalakrishnan (Kris), executive co-chairman, Infosys Ltd., as the chairperson.
IIIT-B was instituted on 15 September 1999 as the Indian Institute of Information Technology, with its campus at International Tech Park (ITPL). The institute functioned at ITPL for the first four years. In August 2003, IIIT-B relocated to its present campus in Electronics City. IIIT-B was founded after taking inspiration from other well-established Institutes of National Importance (INI) in India. These INIs include the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), and the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). It is now listed under the Institutes of National Importance in the AICTE website.
Initially, the institute offered post graduate diplomas in Information Technology. Upon being granted deemed-to-be university status in January 2005, the institute began conferring upon students the degree of Master of Technology (M.Tech.). The name of the institute was changed to International Institute of Information Technology before becoming a university (in 2004).
IIIT-B is in Electronics City, Bangalore, which is one of India's largest electronic industrial parks and which houses major electronics and IT corporations that include Infosys, Wipro, Siemens, Hewlett-Packard, General Electric, and Flextronics, amongst others. The address is No. 26/C, Electronics City, Hosur Road, Bangalore 560100, Karnataka, India.
Address: 26/C, Electronics City, Hosur Road,, Electronic City, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560100
Phone: 080 4140 7777