Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi famously known as IIT-D, is one of the premier colleges of engineering in India. It’s beautiful and well- planned architecture is worth seeing. The student festivals held at IIT-Delhi are full of youthful colours, music and enthusiasm and are one of the best among all IITs.

They draw student crowd even from other colleges due to its magnetic, zestful spirit. IIT Delhi students are also famous for taking initiatives towards the service of mankind. For example, blood donation camp, educating the underprivileged, supporting cancer and aids patients and spreading its awareness, etc.

The proficient faculty teaching engineering gifts students with practical knowledge of various subjects in their curriculum which helps them build a strong base. This base further helps them get excellent salary packages when they get placed into various top notch organizations.

History of IIT Delhi

IIT, Delhi was initially known as College of Engineering and Technology, Delhi. The college was inaugurated by Prof. Humayun Kabir but later on it was renamed IIT, Delhi and was inaugurated by Dr. Zakir Hussain.

IIT Delhi Campus

The campus is over 1.3km2 of land in length. It is full of lush and velvet- like grass, fresh green trees and beautiful, lovely flowers. In the campus itself, faculties live with their families in compact, independent houses. The roads and lanes are clean and the campus looks completely eco-friendly. IIT, Delhi campus is a city in its own. The campus is in close proximity to JNU (Jawahar Lal University). It also has shops for buying groceries and vegetables for daily needs. Electricity back up is provided too with their own supply of water which is available 24/7. Separate hostel facility is also provided for both girls and boys.

Boarding and lodging facilities in IIT Delhi

The best part of the campus is that apartments have also been provided to the married students. The hostels have care-takers and wardens like any other hostel. The only difference being that the wardens are the faculties of the college itself. Few professors have been awarded the responsibilities of looking after each hostel. It has been clearly and mutually decided by both the faculties and the students residing in the hostels, that there shall be no interference of any wardens in the hostel-affairs and each year a ‘House Secretary’ is elected by the students for managing hostel matters. There are in total 13 representatives of the hostels.

Many games and cultural activities are too organised in the campus every year. The campus is mainly divided into 4 parts or zones:

  1. Students’ residential zone
  2. Faculty and staff residential zone.
  3. Students’ recreation area- football stadium, cricket ground, basketball court, hockey field, students’ activity area called the SAC (it comprises of gymnasium, swimming pool, squash courts, table tennis area, pool room, meeting room, fine arts room and a music room), lawn tennis court and the badminton court.
  4. Academic zone that includes all the departments, classrooms, libraries and workshops.

Hostel clubs and extracurricular activities

There are few hostel clubs too who actively organise programs. They are:

  1. Dance and Dramatics Club
  2. Quizzing Club
  3. English Debating and Literary Club
  4. Hindi Samiti
  5. Fine Arts Club
  6. Photography and Hobbies Society
  7. Film Series Club
  8. Music Club
  9. Board for Students Publication
  10. Indoor Sports Club

Schools funded by IIT Delhi

There are a few schools funded by some other organisation too running in the campus of IIT, Delhi:

  1. Bharti School of Telecommunication Technology and Management
  2. Amarnath and Shashi Khosla School of Information Technology and School of Biological Sciences

Departments in IIT Delhi

There are 13 departments in the IIT, Delhi campus. They are:

  1. Textile technology
  2. Physics
  3. Mechanical engineering
  4. Management studies
  5. Mathematics
  6. Electrical engineering
  7. Computer science and engineering
  8. Civil engineering
  9. Chemistry
  10. Applied mechanics
  11. Biochemical engineering and biotechnology

Each department has a strong and efficient administration and is headed by a Head of the Department, called the HoD who is re-elected after every 3 years.

Various multi-disciplinary centres

There are many multi-disciplinary centres too in the campus. By multi-disciplinary centre we mean, centres that combine two different disciplines’ studies together. They are:

  1. National Resource Centre for Value Education in Engineering (NRCVEE)
  2. Centre for Rural Development and Technology (CRDT)
  3. Centre for Polymer Science and Engineering (CPSE)
  4. Instrument Design Development Centre (IDDC)
  5. Industrial Tribology, Machine Dynamics and Maintenance Engineering (ITMMEC)
  6. Educational Technology Services Centre (ETSC)
  7. Centre for Energy Studies (CES)
  8. Computer Services Centre (CSC)
  9. Centre for Biomedical Engineering (CBME)
  10. Centre for Atmospheric Sciences (CAS)
  11. Centre for Applied Research in Electronics (CARE)

Programs Offered in IIT New Delhi

The programs offered at IIT, Delhi are same as IIT, Kanpur. For more information refer to the write-up ‘Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur’.

IIT Delhi Contact Information

Address: Indian Institute of Technology, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016

Information regarding all kinds of queries:


Telephone Phone No: 011-26582222, 26581696

Fax number: 011- 26582037, 26582277

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