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Indian Institute of Technology – Hyderabad (IITH)


Foreword:

Started in 2008, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) is one of the 8 new IITs. Currently it is based in a temporary campus on the outskirts of Hyderabad. It is special because of its close proximity to Hyderabad, which is home to many industries & IT giants. It is generally considered top among new IITs.

 

Location:

Located on the far outskirts of Hyderabad, IITH has a temporary campus set in a rural backdrop with urban facilities. It is part of central government's 3000 acre Ordnance Factory - Medak's campus in Yeddumailaram. College is allocated some 50-100 acres in this campus. It is about 50 km away from the city. Permanent campus is being constructed in Kandi which is also about 50 km away from Hyderabad.

 

Campus & Infrastructure:

Temporary campus of IITH is pretty good. Main institute and all labs are air-conditioned. All the laboratories are clean and well-maintained. The library is small but e-library which can be accessed on the intranet is highly resourceful. Entire campus, including hostel area, is Wi-Fi enabled. It is connected to 1 Gbps optical fiber network as a part of National Knowledge Network (NKN). There is no limit on downloading during the day but internet is switched off from 12 am to 6 am from Monday to Thursday.

There are 12 different hostels and 3 mess. Each room is shared by 2 students. There is a big market near hostel area where you can buy anything.

The permanent campus in Kandi will be spread over 550 acres. It is supposed to be ready by early 2014.

 

Fee Structure:

Rs 59,275 per year
View breakup of fees, hostel/mess charges & fees for SC/ST students

 

Courses Offered:

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  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering

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  • Chemistry
  • Physics

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  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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  • Liberal Arts

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  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Liberal Arts
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics

 

Faculty:

At IIT Hyderabad, ratio of students to permanent faculty is pretty good. There are many international guest lecturers too. Faculty-to-Student ratio is better for Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Electrical Engineering as compared to Computer Science Engineering. All the faculties are well experienced and have their PhDs from institutes of international reputation. They are constantly updating their knowledge by doing research work.

 

Crowd:

Boy/Girl ratio is same like every other IIT - around 9:1. Crowd is diverse; students from various parts of the country are seen studying here. There is strictly no ragging at IIT Hyderabad. Lectures start from 8:30 am and end at 5 pm. After which you are free to pursue your interests. Facilities for sports like football, cricket, volleyball, hockey, basketball, swimming, table tennis, badminton & lawn tennis are available. Also, there are many technical & cultural clubs that you can be a part of. Overall IITH students have a happening campus life.

 

Ranking:

At this point it is too early to rank the institute as a whole. However CSE from IITH can be considered a great option due to its close proximity to Hyderabad which has offices of Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon & other IT giants. Also Electrical Engineering is a very good option if you are interested in research. Majority of EE final year BTech student have a publication in reputed conference or journal and many of them even have direct PhD admits from top universities in the world. Opening ranks of IITH start from 3 digit and may go up to 3400. CSE and EE closing ranks are comparable to some of the old IITs.

 

Canteen/Mess/Other Hangouts:

Mess food is inconsistent. Sometimes it is very good and sometimes horrible. IITH campus is very beautiful. People like to walk on big roads of campus with lots of big trees, peacocks and greenery around. In summer people go for night walk at 3-4 am. Outside the campus students usually hang out at Necklace road, GVK one, Pradad's IMAX, Himayath Nagar, Inorbit mall etc. Famous dhaba near IITH - Zam Zam dhaba is also a hot spot.

 

Festivals and activities:

IITH has a technical festival NVISION & a techno-cultural festival called ELAN which is Hyderabad's biggest college festival. There are lots of other events in hostels like danzen night, musical night, technical club's night, ice-cream night, etc.

 

Placements & internships:

About 90% of the students got their internship in foreign universities like Purdue, University of Washington, Univ of Tokyo, NUS-Singapore; MNCs like Microsoft & Amazon; and in IISC & IITs. Average salary was around 8 LPA and highest was around 120K $ (60 LPA). Companies that visit college are - Microsoft, Amazon, Strand Life Sciences, Broadcom, Xilinx, Altair, Mercedez, Dell, Qualcomm, Paypal, Ebay, Mobiz, Morgan Stanley, Infotech, HP, EA, Cisco, Polycom, NetApp, Redpine, Flytxt mobiles. PSUs also visit IIT Hyderabad.

 

Contact Address:

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH)
Ordnance Factory Estate,
Yeddumailaram - 502205,
Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.
Phone: (040) 2301 6033
Email: info [at] iith.ac.in
Website: http://www.iith.ac.in


Verdict:

Indian Institute of Technology - Hyderabad is probably the fastest growing IIT in one of the biggest industrial cities of India. There's a great deal of flexibility in designing of curriculum. New courses like fractional credit course and interdisciplinary branches such as Engineering Science are on offer. Being in a metropolitan city with huge number of research centers, labs and MNCs it has an edge over other IITs/NITs located in smaller towns. IITH can be considered a one of the best, if not THE best among new IITs.

Comments  

+6 #1 kishor mehetre 2013-07-22 07:52
Very good information for new admitting students

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