Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-D), Dwarka
NOTE: Indraprasth Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-D) is an autonomous institute.
IIIT-Delhi was created by Govt. of NCT Delhi and as it was created by an act of a State Legislature, it is a State University which empowers it to give degrees. AICTE has approved the BTech(IT), MTech(CS), and PhD(CS) programs of the Institute and has listed it as an Institute of National Importance.
Location (Current Transit Campus):
The Indraprasth Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-D) is located in Dwarka Sector 3; about one and a half kilometre from ‘Dwarka Mor’ Metro station on the Blue line Currently sharing its campus area with NSIT. Share-rickshaws are easily available from the station for just Rs. 5/- per seat. And if you wish to walk, you are sure to get some company. So, in terms of accessibility it’s not bad unless you are located in some far off corner of Delhi. The permanent campus is being developed in Okhla.
The infrastructure (for that aspect) is in transit, and the current infrastructure is a little problematic as there is nothing set aside for them particularly. But it’s going to shift to its Okhla Campus in the next semester, and that campus is going to be much better than the current in-transit campus. Nevertheless currently the labs are okay, and are said to be satisfactorily. Currently even the number of students is less, so it’s not really an issue when it comes to the number of computer/systems. The classrooms are also comfortable. And the sporting facilities are shared with NSIT, which are very good. The library is also good, and students get all the books needed and they are enough, so you can be sure that they will not get over during the exams. The students can access internet in the computer labs, and apart from that, the entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled, so you can do your work wirelessly away from your classes too.
IIIT shares its hostel with NSIT, and there is even a new hostel.
The fees you would have to pay here is a fair 50,000 rupees a semester.
Now at an institute of National Significance, and a state university, the college justifies its reputation with professors that are equally good. Highly qualified faculties teach at the IIIT, all pass outs from IIT’s and IIT PhD holders, and more than half have their PhDs’ from some of the most reputed American Universities. But regardless of their high educational qualifications, all of them are invariably helpful and friendly when it comes to approaching them in the classroom, or outside. The faculties also apart from their great education have strong industry experience also to back themselves, and keep students informed about the same.
Students come here if they are seriously interested in learning Information Technology, so lenient attendance should never be an important parameter. The management also keeping this in mind, has set no restriction on attendance, it’s not at all compulsory to attend lectures, nor would the teachers pick on you, if you have missed a few of their lectures. The fact observed here is that students themselves attend classroom lectures, and their selves maintain a healthy 75% attendance. So never has here been any case of a student getting debarred, or any other harsh action taken
As you must be now aware that IIIT, Dwarka has a separate logic based entrance test, students even from non-science backgrounds, who are interested in learning information technology, are also eligible to come to this college. The syllabus is totally different from the typical Engineering syllabus and the so type of students that study here are also different. You could call them nerds, who sit in front of the computer, all day, programming their very ambitious projects all the time. But when it comes to doing things together, you’ll not have a problem in making friends here. And just for some extra information, there are hardcore programming subjects right from semester one, which could give you the idea of how different their syllabus is.
There are two canteens, one is in the Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology (NSIT) campus; that’s called Zyaca and is the better among the two. It is well-ventilated and spacious enough so as to accommodate students even during lunch time. It serves excellent fast food and its light on the pocket. “Chilli potato” one of the most popular dishes is superbly cooked and is priced at a reasonable Rs. 30/- The other is more like an open shack, serves decent fast-food, bakery items, packet foods, fruit juices.
Dwarka Sector 4 and Sector 6 have numerous of snack joints and parlours – KFC, Mc Donald’s, CCD to name just a few. Rajouri Garden is another favourite of the students although it’s a little far from the college. Occasionally, the guys also sneak out for a cheap drink at “Paharganj”.
The college organises a technical festival called, ‘ESYA’ and is an event to look out for.
Summer Internships, training and placement are world class here. There is a dedicated Training & Placement office, which takes care of all these responsibilities. Students of the first batch itself have got internships at various companies in India and abroad, at places like Nokia, National Informatics Centre (NIC), Accenture, Uninor. The placements of the first batch have also been very good, with similar companies hiring students. As of now, more than 50% students have already been placed, and it’s the rest will get a job soon. Highest package offered to a student, has been Rs. 33 Lakh, with average salaries ranging from Rs. 8-9 Lakh. Students have also been placed in companies outside India too.
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology.
NSIT Campus, Dwarka, Sector 3,
New Delhi – 110078.
Phone No: +91-11-25099177 ; Fax: +91-11-25099176
Being just a 2 year old institute, this college promises to be among the top colleges for Information Technology, and is already an Institute of National Importance. Once shifted to the new campus, it’ll be a way better college. But, you should be warned that you should come here only if you are interested in IT, else you’ll be in for a torrid time. At IIIT, practical learning is focused.