One of the most sought after Indian Institutes of Technology, IIT-D was established on 28th January, 1959. It is one of the two educational institutes in the country that has made it to the Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) list of top universities globally in the year 2015.
Located in South Delhi’s posh colony, Hauz Khas, the IIT-D campus is spread across an area of 325 acres. The beautifully built and well-maintained campus is divided into four zones that is the faculty and staff residential zone, the student residential zone, student recreational area and academic zone. Among other things, the campus is loved for its lush green gardens and wide roads.
The institute offers Bachelor of Technology course with specialization in nine different fields including Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering and biotechnology, Textile Technology, Civil Engineering, Production and Industrial Engineering and Mathematics and Computing. You can also seek admission in undergraduate cum postgraduate dual programs. These programs are available in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics and Computing and Chemical Engineering. In order to take admission in any of these courses you require clearing the JEE Main and Advanced Exam.
The institute also offers different postgraduate programs including M.Sc., M.Tech, M.Des, M.S. and MBA. The admission to M.Sc. program is given to those who clear Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM). Those aspiring to pursue M.Tech or M.Des from this esteemed institute need to get through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and for admission in MBA courses one needs to clear the Common Admission Test (CAT). After clearing these tough competitive examinations the students are required to crack a personal interview round to secure a seat in the post graduate courses here.
The institute boasts of well-learned and experienced faculty members who do their best to shape the career of the students studying here. Each year several IIT-D graduates and post graduates get absorbed in some of the top companies in India as well as abroad. Many have also started their own business and are doing extremely well. Some of the notable alumni from the institute include Kiran Bedi, who became the first female IPS officer of India, Sachin Bansal - the founder of the famous e-commerce portal, Flipkart, Binny Bansal - the co-founder of Flipkart, Yogesh Chander Deveshwar - the chairman of ITC, Sameer Gehlaut – the co-founder of Indiabulls, Vijay Thadani – the co-founder of NIIT, Manvinder Singh Banga – former chairman of Unilever, Somnath Bharti – politician and lawyer and Chetan Bhagat – the famous Indian novelist.