25 Jan, 2017 | 4:46 AM IST

Technical Education

You are here

Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)

Indian Institutes of Technology are apex institutions for engineering education and research. At present, there are twenty three Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) viz. at Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Guwahati, Roorkee, Hyderabad, Patna, Bhubaneshwar, Ropar, Jodhpur, Gandhinagar, Indore, Mandi, Varanasi, Tiruppati, Palakkad, Goa, Jammu, Dharwad, and Bhilai. All are governed by The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 which has declared them as "Institutions of national importance", and lays down their powers, duties, framework for governance etc.

The main objective of IITs is to impart world class education in engineering and technology; to conduct research in the relevant fields, and to further advancement of learning and dissemination of knowledge. These Institutes are also contributing significantly to education and research in basic sciences and humanities.

The IITs offer undergraduate programmes in various branches of engineering and technology; postgraduate programmes with specialization and Ph.D. programmes in various engineering and science disciplines, interdisciplinary areas; and conduct basic, applied and sponsored research. At present, IITs offer B. Tech., B. Arch, M.Sc., M. Design, M. Phil., M. Tech, MBA and Ph.D. Degrees. The quality of teaching and research in IITs is of international standards. The Institutes are continuously evaluating and modifying curricula as per the emerging trends in the industry. They also contribute to updating the knowledge of faculty of other Engineering Colleges through Quality Improvement Programmes.

Admission in IITs in various courses is done on the basis of merit in in admission tests such as Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) for B.Tech courses, Graduate Apptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) for M,Tech. and Joint Admission Test for M..Sc.(JAM).

 

List of IITs

 

1. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT KGP) http://www.iitkgp.ac.in/

2. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB) http://www.iitb.ac.in/

3. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM) http://www.iitm.ac.in/

4. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) http://www.iitk.ac.in/

5. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD) http://www.iitd.ac.in/

6. Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IITG) http://www.iitg.ac.in/

7. Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee http://www.iitr.ac.in/

8. Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad http://www.iith.ac.in/

9. Indian Institute of Technology, Rajasthan http://www.iitj.ac.in/

10. Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar http://www.iitrpr.ac.in/

11. Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi http://www.iitmandi.ac.in/

12. Indian Institute of Technology, Indore http://www.iiti.ac.in/

13. Indian Institute of Technology, Patna http://www.iitp.ac.in/

14. Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhi Nagar http://www.iitgn.ac.in/

15. Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneshwar http://www.iitbbs.ac.in/

16. Indian Institute of Technology, (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi http://www.iitbhu.ac.in/

17. Indian Institute of Technology, Tirupati http://www.iittp.ac.in/

18. Indian Institute of Technology, Palakkad http://www.iitpkd.ac.iac.in/

19. Indian Institute of Technology, Goa

20. Indian Institute of Technology, Dharwad

21. Indian Institute of Technology, Jammu http://www.iitjammu.ac.in/

22. Indian Institute of Technology, Bhilai

23. Indian Institute of Technology (Indian Institute of Mines), Dhanbad http://www.ismdhanbad.ac.in/