Top 7 IITs in India
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are autonomous public institutes of higher education, located in India. They 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 Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 lists seven institutes located at Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Mumbai, and Roorkee. In addition, nine others institutes were added in 2008 at Bhubaneswar, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Mandi, Patna, Ropar and Varanasi. Each IIT is an autonomous institution, linked to the others through a common IIT Council, which oversees their administration. The Union HRD Minister is the ex-officio Chairperson of IIT Council.
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT K), Kharagpur
Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT-K), Kharagpur was established in 1950 at Hijli. The Institute started its journey in the old Hijli Detention Camp where some of the great freedom fighters toiled and sacrificed their lives for the independence of the country.
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai
Bombay (IITB) is among the seven higher Institutes of Technology in the country established with the aim of making available facilities for higher education, research and training in various fields of Science and Technology.In 1961, the Parliament decreed IITs as 'Institutes of National Importance'.
IIT- Bombay was established with the cooperation and participation of the UNESCO, utilising the contribution of the Government of USSR. The institute received substantial assistance in the form of equipment and expert services from the USSR through the UNESCO from 1956 to 1973. It play a leading role in technological manpower development and have research programs comparable to the best in the world.
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT M), Chennai
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) established in 1959, is one among the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological education, basic and applied research. IIT Madras is a residential institute with nearly 460 faculty, 4500 students .
At IIT Madras, research is a preoccupation of around 550 faculty members, 3000+ MS and PhD research scholars, more than 800 project staff, and a good number of undergraduates as well. It spans everything from basic curiosity driven investigations to research directed at finding disruptive solutions to the daunting challenges facing India in water, energy, healthcare, transportation, housing and education. This edition of Immerse gives a glimpse of the myriad streams of research being pursued at IITM.
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, Kanpur
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur established in 1960, is one of the premier institutions established by the Government of India. The aim of the Institute is to provide meaningful education, to conduct original research of the highest standard.
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D), New Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) established in 1961, is one of the premier engineering institutes of India. IIT Delhi is one of the seven IITs created as centres of excellence for higher training, research and development in science, engineering and technology .
Indian Institute of Technology,Guwahati (IIT G), Guwahati
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-G), Guwahati established in 1994, is the sixth member of the IIT fraternity. At present the Institute has eleven departments and three inter-disciplinary academic centres covering all the major engineering, science and humanities disciplines,
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, the sixth member of the IIT fraternity, was established in 1994. The academic programme of IIT Guwahati commenced in 1995.
At present the Institute has eleven departments and three inter-disciplinary academic centres covering all the major engineering, science and humanities disciplines, offering BTech, BDes, MA, MDes, MTech, MSc and PhD programmes. Within a short period of time, IIT Guwahati has been able to build up world class infrastructure for carrying out advanced research and has been equipped with state-of-the-art scientific and engineering instruments.
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati's campus is on a sprawling 285 hectares plot of land on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra around 20 kms. from the heart of the city. With the majestic Brahmaputra on one side, and with hills and vast open spaces on others, the campus provides an ideal setting for learning.
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, Roorkee
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT R), Roorkee established in 1847, is among the foremost of institutes of national importance in higher technological education and in engineering, basic and applied research.
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