IIT Hyderabad

The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT HyderabadIITH) is a part of history in the making. IIT Hyderabad is located in its temporary premises in the quiet residential campus of Ordnance Factory Medak (OFMK) at Yeddumailaram (Medak District, Andhra Pradesh), about 45 km from the heart of Hyderabad city. IIT Hyderabad admitted the first batch of 111 B.Tech. students, and started functioning on August 20, 2008. Three departments, CSE, EE & ME were initiated. Cosmopolitan ambience, good connectivity and strong Information Technology (IT) sector is attracting top rankers to the Indian Institute of Technology- Hyderabad (IIT-H) over other IITs in the country, including some of the established and famous ones. It is one of the eight new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)[1] established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India under The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2011 which declares these eight IITs as well as the conversion of Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University to IIT.
The permanent campus will be located on the National Highway 9 at Kandi village (near Sangareddy town, in Medak District, Andhra Pradesh). The Secunderabad Railway Station is 60 kms away from the campus and the airport is again 60kms from the campus. The institute was established after Act was passed in the Lok Sabha on 24 March 2011.
IIT Hyderabad has eleven engineering departments, three science departments, one liberal arts (humanities) department, one design department and three new proposed departments :
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Department of Biotechnology
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Department of Design
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Engineering Science
  • Department of Fire Engineering
  • Department of Liberal Arts
  • Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Department of Paranormal Sciences
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Psychology

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