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Indian Institute of Technology – Indore (IITI)


Foreword:

Started from the academic year 2009-10, Indian Institute of Technology – Indore (IITI) is one of the 8 new IITs. It is an autonomous engineering and technology institute of higher education and an institute of national importance. It will come up in 501 acre of land at Simrol, a small town 25 km from Indore. The foundation stone of the institute was laid by the then Union Human Resources Development Minister Mr Arjun Singh on 17th February, 2009. Indore is the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh with many industries in the area of mechanical engineering, pharmacy and electronics. This gels perfectly with the disciplines provided by the institution. The institute as of now has Computer Science, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering departments in the undergraduate level. M.Tech is about to start next year (from A.Y 2013-14). There are many PH.D scholars in each branch, always willing to help B.Tech students.

 

Location:

Currently, IIT Indore is functioning from the premises of Pithampur Autocluster Limited (PACL) and the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya. The former is mainly for sciences and later for engineering. IET campus is in the city but PACL campus is about 15 kms from the city. As in the case of other IITs, the Institute is fully residential. At present, temporary hostel facility is provided to the students in the city itself in Silver Springs Township, which is one of the finest & costliest places to live in Indore. Simultaneously, the task of getting the new campus at Simrol ready at the earliest is in progress. Indore is an educational hub and the only city to have an IIT as well as an IIM. Apart from a young and vibrant student population, Indore also has institutes of international repute like Raja Ramanna Center for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), IUCA, etc.

 

Campus & Infrastructure:

All the academic and administrative blocks are air conditioned along with Wi-fi facility in the whole campus. The Central Library at IIT Indore has a fine collection of text books, reference books, periodicals, and electronic resources which are undergoing continuous expansion. In fact the library is so good that students claim they don’t need to buy a single book during four years. The institute has a virtual classroom as a part of the National Knowledge Network (NKN) that was launched on 5th February, 2011 by the Union Minister for Human Resource Development. The institute has world class lab facilities for extensive research. IITI is famous for SIC (sophisticated Instrument Centre) located in IET campus, which also offers services to many other IITs. Also, it has Ion Beam Sputtering lab, the first of its kind in India. The institute takes utmost care regarding the education and infrastructure. As already mentioned, the hostels are probably best in the country.

 

Fees:

Rs 70,650 per year
View breakup of fees, hostel/mess charges & fees for SC/ST students

 

Courses Offered:

  • Computer Science (CSE)
  • Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • Mechanical Engineering

 

  • Chemistry*
  • Physics*
  • Mathematics
  • Communication & Signal Processing#
  • Production & Industrial Engineering#
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Philosophy
  • English
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Bioscience & Bioengineering

*offered as a dual degree with MSc & separately for MSc
#offered as a dual degree with MTech & separately as MTech

 

Faculty:

Most of the faculty at Indian Institute of Technology, Indore are recruited after a very tough screening procedure and the recruited faculty are one of the best in their own fields. Most of the faculty are very experienced and have ample reputed publications when it comes to research. However most of them are strict to undergrad students.

 

Crowd:

IITs are (in)famous for their boy/girl ratio which is around 9:1 here. However, the ratio is increasing with the coming batches. Students from almost every nook and corner of India are seen at IIT Indore. It has all the cultures possible and the students celebrate all the festivals with equal enthusiasm and zeal. Festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Holi, Diwali, Janmastami have already etched their memories in the present students which they will cherish for the ages to come. You will definitely find good friends here. Ragging is almost zero as the management is very strict for this issue.

 

Ranking:

The institute is not yet ranked as the pioneer batch is yet to pass out. However in students’ opinion, IITI can be ranked 2nd among new IITs. Typically from the past four years the trend has been such that JEE rank up to 4000 can get in (General Category) with all the batches opening from AIR (All India Rank) close to 2000.

 

Canteen/Mess/Other Hangouts:

The mess food is decent and boasts of many cuisines. Chinese, South Indian and North Indian are mostly served. Indore is especially famous for its wide variety of Namkeens, Poha & Jalebi, Chaats, Kachoris and Samosas. Cuisines of various types such as Bengali, Mughlai, Rajasthani, continental are available in Restaurants. Confectionery sweets as well as local delicacies such as Dal-Bafla are also worth a try. Mention of places like Sarafa Bazaar and Chhappan fill your mouth with water!
Ujjain and Omkareshwar are around 1 hour drive from hostel. Mandu is around 2 hours’ drive and is one of the best scenic places in MP.

 

Festivals and other activities:

‘Fluxus’ is the annual cultural-technical festival of IIT Indore. The institute also hosts ‘Road to Rutas’ as one-of-its-kind industry simulation competition every year wherein participating teams are invited to play the role of companies bidding for a tender, in a virtual setting. ‘Ferocia’ is the annual sports festival of IIT Indore. Besides, the institute has various clubs like Literary, Music, CRC (Centre for Robotics & Control), Programming, Electronics, etc.

 

Placements and Internships:

The students are supposed to undergo summer internship as a part of their course curriculum. IIT Indore students underwent their summer internships at reputed foreign universities and companies after their third year of graduation. Indore is an industrial area. You will not face any problems for getting internships, as college have good relations with most of the industries. The placement statistics of first batch students are not yet out but with the quality of students here, the average package is certainly expected to meet standards of the IITs!

 

Contact Address:

IET Campus
M-Block, Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya Campus
Khandwa Road, Indore - 452017
Madhya Pradesh, India

PACL Campus
Pithampur Auto Cluster Limited (PACL) Building
Survey No. 113/2-B
Village Harnia Khedi
Tahsil MHOW, Dist Indore
(opposite Veternary College)
Madhya Pradesh, India

Phone: +91 (0) 731 2364 182
Email: contactus[at]iiti.ac.in
Website: www.iiti.ac.in

 

Verdict:

Indian Instiute of Technology Indore is a college striving hard to be the best IIT. Your first preference should be a core branch in old IITs. Among the new IITs, IIT Indore should be your immediate preference after IIT Hyderabad.

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