The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are autonomous public institutes of higher education ,situated in India. The IITs are governed by the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 which has declared them as institutes of national importance . The Union HRD Minister is the ex-officio Chairperson of IIT Council . The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 has listed 23 IITs in India which are as follows:

The admission in the IITs for undergraduate courses are through joint entrance examination (Mains+Advance) which is a two step process. The post graduate courses in IITs include M.Tech, MS in engineering , M.Sc in Maths, Physics and Chemistry, MBA, PhD etc. M.Tech and MS admissions are done on the basis of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) while admissions in M.Sc is done through Common Admission Test (CAT), Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM) and Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED).

The idea of IIT came in 1946 when Sir Jogendra Singh of the Viceroy's Executive Council set up a committee whose task was to consider the creation of Higher Technical Institutions in India. The 22-member committee, headed by Nalini Ranjan Sarkar, recommended the establishment of these institutions in various parts of India.

The first Indian Institute of Technology was founded in May 1950 at the site of the Hijli Detention Camp in Kharagpur. The first Indian Institute of Technology was established in 1951. On 15 September 1956, the Parliament of India passed the Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur) Act, declaring it as an Institute of National Importance. After this the other 22 IITs were formed including the Indian School of Mines at Dhanbad a premier institute in the world which was conferred IIT status in 2016.

Talking about educational ranking of IITs , Outlook India's Top Engineering Colleges of 2015 ranked seven IITs in its top 10, including the top six positions. Worldwide however, the highest ranked IIT (IIT Dehli) is ranked at 179 in the QS World University Rankings of 2015, below India's highest ranking institute IISc Bangalore (at 147), while only 4 other IITs (IIT Bombay at 202, IIT Madras at 254, IIT Kanpur at 271 and IIT Kharagpur at 286) make the top 300. The Times Asia Rankings featured IIT Roorkee, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur, and IIT Madras at 55th, 57th, 65th, 69th and 78th respectively.


Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad

Type : Autonomous College
Founding Year : 1926
Area Covered : 393 Acres
Affiliation : Indian Institute of Technology
Email : [email protected]
IIT (ISM), Dhanbad Website Dhanbad , Jharkhand

Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar

Type : Autonomous College
Founding Year : 2008
Area Covered : 936 Acres
Affiliation : Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar
Email : [email protected]
IIT Bhubaneswar Website Bhubaneshwar , Orissa

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Type : Autonomous College
Founding Year : 1958
Area Covered : 550 Acres
Affiliation : Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Email : [email protected]
IIT Bombay Website Mumbai , Maharashtra

Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

Type : Autonomous College
Founding Year : 2008
Area Covered : 450 Acres
Affiliation : Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar
Email : [email protected]
IIT Gandhinagar Website Gandhinagar , Gujarat

Indian Institute of Technology Goa

Type : Autonomous College
Founding Year : 2016
Area Covered : 280 acres
Affiliation : Indian Institute of Technology
Email : [email protected]
IIT Goa Website Goa , Goa

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Type : Autonomous College
Founding Year : 1994
Area Covered : 704 Acres
Affiliation : Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
Email : [email protected]
IIT Guwahati Website Guwahati , Assam

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

Type : Autonomous College
Founding Year : 2008
Area Covered : 576 Acres
Affiliation : Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
Email : [email protected]
IIT Hyderabad Website Hyderabad , Telangana

Indian Institute of Technology Indore

Type : Autonomous College
Founding Year : 2009
Area Covered : 525 Acres
Affiliation : Indian Institute of Technology, Indore
Email : [email protected]
IIT Indore Website Indore , Madhya Pradesh

Indian Institute of Technology Jammu

Type : Autonomous College
Founding Year : 2016
Area Covered : 390 Acres
Affiliation : Indian Institute of Technology
Email : [email protected]
IIT Jammu Website Jammu , Jammu and Kashmir

Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur

Type : Autonomous College
Founding Year : 2008
Area Covered : 900 Acres
Affiliation : Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur
Email : [email protected]
IIT Jodhpur Website Jodhpur , Rajasthan

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Type : Autonomous College
Founding Year : 1959
Area Covered : 620 Acres
Affiliation : Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Email :
IIT Madras Website Chennai , Tamil Nadu

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi

Type : Autonomous College
Founding Year : 2009
Area Covered : 538 Acres
Affiliation : Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi
Email : [email protected]
IIT Mandi Website Mandi , Himachal Pradesh

Indian Institute of Technology Patna

Type : Autonomous College
Founding Year : 2008
Area Covered : 501 Acres
Affiliation : Indian Institute of Technology, Patna
Email : [email protected]
IIT Patna Website Patna , Bihar

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Type : Autonomous College
Founding Year : 1847
Area Covered : 365 Acres
Affiliation : Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Email : [email protected]
IIT Roorkee Website Roorkee , Uttarakhand

Indian Institute of Technology Ropar

Type : Central University
Founding Year : 2008
Area Covered : 545 Acres
Affiliation : Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar
Email : [email protected]
IIT Ropar Website Ropar , Punjab

Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi

Type : Autonomous College
Founding Year : 2008
Area Covered : 400 Acres
Affiliation : Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi
Email : [email protected]
IIT-BHU Website Varanasi , Uttar Pradesh

Indian Institute of Technology, Bhilai

Type : Autonomous College
Founding Year : 2016
Area Covered : 525 Acres
Affiliation : Indian Institute of Technology
Email : NA
IIT Bhilai Website Bhilai , Chhattisgarh

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Type : Autonomous College
Founding Year : 1961
Area Covered : 320 Acres
Affiliation : Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Email : [email protected]
IIT Delhi Website Delhi ,

Indian Institute of Technology, Dharwad

Type : Autonomous College
Founding Year : 2016
Area Covered : 470 Acres
Affiliation : Indian Institute of Technology
Email : [email protected]
IIT Dharwad Website Dharwad , Karnataka

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Type : Autonomous College
Founding Year : 1958
Area Covered : 1055 Acres
Affiliation : Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Email : [email protected]
IIT Kanpur Website Kanpur , Uttar Pradesh

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Type : Autonomous College
Founding Year : 1951
Area Covered : 2200 Acres
Affiliation : Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Email : [email protected]
IIT Kharagpur Website Kharagpur , West Bengal

Indian Institute of Technology, Palakkad

Type : Autonomous College
Founding Year : 2015
Area Covered : 500 Acres
Affiliation : Indian Institute of Technology
Email : NA
IIT Palakkad Website Palakkad , Kerala

Indian Institute of Technology, Tirupati

Type : Autonomous College
Founding Year : 2015
Area Covered : 530 Acres
Affiliation : Indian Institute of Technology
Email : [email protected]
IIT Tirupati Website Tirupati , Andhra Pradesh
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