List of IIT Colleges

Serial no.

Name

Short Name

Established

State/UT

1

IIT Kharagpur

IITKGP

1951

West Bengal

2

IIT Bombay

IITB

1958

Maharashtra

3

IIT Kanpur

IITK

1959

Uttar Pradesh

4

IIT Madras

IITM

1959

Tamil Nadu

5

IIT Delhi

IITD

1963 (founded in 1961)

Delhi

6

IIT Guwahati

IITG

1994

Assam

7

IIT Roorkee

IITR

2001 (founded in 1847)

Uttarakhand

8

IIT Bhubaneswar

IITBBS

2008

Odisha

9

IIT Gandhinagar

IITGN

2008

Gujarat

10

IIT Hyderabad

IITH

2008

Telangana

11

IIT Jodhpur

IITJ

2008

Rajasthan

12

IIT Patna

IITP

2008

Bihar

13

IIT Ropar

IITRPR

2008

Punjab

14

IIT Indore

IITI

2009

Madhya Pradesh

15

IIT Mandi

IIT Mandi

2009

Himachal Pradesh

16

IIT (BHU) Varanasi

IIT(BHU)

2012 (founded in 1919)

Uttar Pradesh

17

IIT Palakkad

IIT-PKD

2015

Kerala

18

IIT Tirupati

IIT-TP

2015

Andhra Pradesh

19

IIT (ISM) Dhanbad

IIT-Dhn

Got status of IIT on 6 Sep 2016 (founded in 1926)

Jharkhand

20

IIT Raipur

2016

Chhattisgarh

21

IIT Goa

IITG

2016

Goa

22

IIT Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir

2016

Jammu and Kashmir

22

IIT Dharwad, Karnataka

2016

Karnataka

23

IIT Bhilai, Chhattisgarh

2016

Chhattisgarh

Notable IITs Alumni

  • R. Narayana Murthy (co-founder and former chairman of Infosys),
  • Rajendra S. Pawar (co-founder and Chairman of NIIT),
  • Vinod Khosla (co-founder, Sun Microsystems),
  • Ajit Gupta[77] (founder, president and CEO of Aryaka),
  • Anurag Dikshit (co-founder of PartyGaming)
  • Suhas S. Patil (founder and Chairman Emeritus Cirrus Logic Inc.)
  • Gunjan Sinha, (co-founder of eGain and MetricStream)
  • Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, (founders of Flipkart, one of the biggest e-commerce firms in India.)
  • Sumant Sinha, businessman
  • Rajat Gupta (former Managing Director, McKinsey),
  • Nikesh Arora[78](Vice Chairman of Soft Bank Corp. and CEO of Soft Bank Internet and Media, Inc. (SIMI)),
  • Sundar Pichai (CEO, Google)
  • Krishan Kant (former Vice-President of India),
  • Manohar Parrikar (Current Defense Minister of India, former Chief Minister of Goa),
  • Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Finance, Government of India, former Partner at McKinsey & Company and Managing Director at Omidyar Network
  • Arvind Kejriwal (former Indian Revenue Service officer and the present Chief Minister of Delhi).
  • Jairam Ramesh was former union minister in Ministry of Environment and Forests and Minister of Rural Development.
  • Duvvuri Subbarao was the Former Governor of Reserve Bank of India,
  • Raghuram Rajan is the Current Governor of Reserve Bank of India,
  • Chetan Bhagat is an author, columnist, screenwriter, and speaker.

Interesting Facts About IITs

    • The first Indian Institute of Technology was founded in May 1950 at the site of the Hijli Detention Camp in Kharagpur. On 15 September 1956
    • The President of India is the most powerful person in the organisational structure of IITs, being the ex officio Visitor.
    • ISM Dhanbad, which was founded in 1926, got status of IIT on 6 Sep 2016.
    • In 2014, six new IITs were announced by the Indian Government.
    • IIT Tirupati and IIT Palakkad started functioning in June 2015.
    • After the student agitations in the state of Assam made Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi promise the creation of a new IIT in Assam. This led to a sixth campus at Guwahati under the Assam Accord in 1994.
    • The University of Roorkee, India’s oldest engineering college was conferred IIT status in 2001.
    • The IITs receive comparatively higher grants than other engineering colleges in India.
    • The IITs and IISc have taken an initiative along with Ministry of Human Resource Development to provide free online videos of actual lectures of different disciplines under National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning. This initiative is undertaken to make quality education accessible to all students. The lectures can be accessed at nptel.iitm.ac.in
    • Students in all IITs must choose between National Cadet Corps (NCC), National Service Scheme (NSS) and National Sports Organisation (NSO) in their first years.
    • An Inter IIT Sports Meet is organized annually where participants from all 16 IITs contest for the General Championship Trophy in 13 different sports.
    • All IITs organise annual technical festivals, typically lasting three or four days.
    • Annual cultural festivals are also organised by the IITs and last three to four days.
    • Degrees provided by IITs need not be recognised by the AICTE.
    • The IIT-JEE (Now known as JEE-Advanced) and GATE are two important & popular exams conducted by IITs.
    • Nationwide, most IITs are ranked above any other engineering colleges in India in engineering education rankings.
    • Worldwide, the only six institutes in India ranked in the top 300 of the QS World University Rankings of 2015 are IISc Bangalore (at 147) and 5 IITs, IIT Delhi at 179, IIT Bombay at 202, IIT Madras at 254, IIT Kanpur at 271 and IIT Kharagpur at 286.
    • The Times Asia Rankings featured IIT Roorkee, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur, and IIT Madras at 55th, 57th, 65th, 69th and 78th respectively