International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (commonly abbreviated as IIIT Hyderabad or simply IIIT-H) is a deemed university located in Hyderabad, Telangana, established in 1998 under a Not-for-Profit Public Private Partnership, laying focus on IT and other fields such as Computer Science, Electronics and Communication, Computer Aided Structural Engineering and their interdisciplinary applications across other domains. In 1998, IIIT Hyderabad was the first of the International Institutes of IT to be established in India.
IIIT Hyderabad was set up in 1998 under the public private partnership model by Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of Andhra Pradesh and NASSCOM,with the state government supplying a grant of land and buildings.As special officer for IIIT Hyderabad and Secretary IT for the state government, Ajay Prakash Sawhney was responsible for shaping the conceptual model and overseeing initial development of the institute. Prof. Rajeev Sangal, former director of Indian IT (BHU) Varanasi designed the syllabus and served as the first director of the institute until 10 April 2013.
IIIT Hyderabad is located 19 kilometres (12 mi) west of Hyderabad city. The area of the institute campus is 66 acres (approx. 267,000 m2). This land was allotted by Government of Andhra Pradesh in 1998. Four buildings house the corporate schools and research centers. In addition to this, the academic building has the lecture halls, tutorial rooms, computer and electronics labs and offices of the administration and faculty. The building complexes are named after the mountain ranges; Nilgiri, Vindhya and Himalaya. Campus also has incubation centers, research centers, library, auditorium and an amphitheatre which hosts multiple cultural events and college festivals. The campus also hosts many companies and startups.
Due to its proximity to Sports Authority of Telangana State (SATS) and G.M.C Balayogi Athletic Stadium, the campus has access to various sports facilities. Apart from this, the campus has swimming pool; football, hockey, and cricket grounds; and tennis, badminton, basketball, and volleyball courts. In addition to these facilities, the campus is also a host to an elementary school called Sanskaar Campus School.
IIIT-H hosts T-Hub, a business incubator. It was established in collaboration with Telangana State Government, Indian School of Business and National Academy of Legal Studies and Research. It aims to provide a supportive environment, along with financial and mentorship support to new startups and companies in the technology sector.
Other notable members are Turing Award laureate Vint Cerf and Narendra Ahuja. Day-to-day operation is managed by a Director, currently P. J. Narayanan, assisted by a Dean of Research and a Dean of Academics.
Admission to undergraduate programs is based on one of five acceptance modes: Joint Entrance Examination (Main) (JEE (Main)), the institute’s own Undergraduate Engineering Entrance Examination (UGEE) and interview, representing India in the International Olympiads during class XI and XII (including International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), International Physics Olympiad (IPhO), International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO), International Biology Olympiad (IBO), International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO), International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) and International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) / Paninian Linguistics Olympiad (PLO), Direct Admissions for Students Abroad (DASA) and lateral entry admissions to dual-degree programs through Lateral Entry Entrance Examination (LEEE) and interview.
Admissions to the MSIT programme run at this institute are based on a test conducted every year from April to May.
Research and development centers
IIIT-H hosts 26 research and development centers and has collaborations with research universities like Massachusetts IT, University of California, Berkeley, University of Washington, University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Mellon University (for MSIT program).
IIIT Hyderabad will be setting up a Technology Innovation Hub (TIH) on data driven technologies with a funding of ₹110 crore (US$15 million) from Department of Science and Technology.
With about 1,800 students, IIIT Hyderabad has cultural and athletic activities throughout the year. They have access to gymnasium with personal trainers and all other facilities on-campus.
Felicity is IIIT’s annual techno cultural fest.
Apex is an official student welcoming body whose objective is to help the administration in handling the logistics for the admission process, creating and implementing an induction schedule for freshers (special activities during the first few weeks), ensuring a smooth transition of freshers into the college, mentoring the freshers, etc. There is an undergraduate as well as postgraduate Apex body.
The organization aims to build an ecosystem where networking and knowledge sharing can happen. Currently, the organization consists of a team of around 50 members divided into 12 sub teams.
“Above mentioned information taken from Wikipedia”