Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)
Information Technology is an important tool for development of different areas of knowledge economy. India is emerging as a global player in the field of Information Technology. There has been a steady rise of software and IT sector in India since 1990’s. As the IT industry is expanding rapidly, manpower requirement is growing exponentially. In order to develop manpower for different areas of the knowledge economy, education and training of information technology is a core prerequisite. The Central Government has established four IIITs at Allahabad, Gwalior, Jabalpur and Kanchipuram. These institutions are meant provide undergraduate as well as postgraduate education. The IIIT at Gwalior is for IT in Management. The IIITs at Jabalpur and Kanchipuram are for IT in Design as well as Manufacturing. The 11th Five Year Plan also envisages the establishment of 20 more IIITs in the country in the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.
Admissions into undergraduate programmes in IIITs are made through the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE).
List of IIITs
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad.
The Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad was established in 1999 and got conferred Deemed-to-be-University Status in 2000. The Institute has Undergraduate Programmes (B. Tech in Information Technology and Electronics & Communication), Postgraduate programmes (M. Tech in Bio-informatics, Intelligent Systems, Wireless Communication & Computing and Software Engineering, Human Computer Interaction, Robotics and Microelectronics), MBA (IT), Master of Science in Cyber Law and Information Security, MS (CLIS) and Ph.D. programmes in cutting edge areas.
The IIIT, Allahabad has an Extension Campus at Amethi. The B.Tech (IT) Course and B.Tech (EC) Courses have already been started from July 2005.