In keeping with India's vision to become a world leader in Science and Technology and to usher in a new revolution, resulting in an unprecedented economic growth, Government of India reassessed the need of technical manpower and decided to set up eight new IITs. Six of them started functioning back from the academic year 2008-09. These were established at Hyderabad, Gandhinagar, Rajasthan, Ropar, Patna and Bhubaneswar. IIT Indore and IIT Mandi started functioning from July 2009.
Indian Institute of Technology Indore located in Madhya Pradesh, known as IIT Indore or IITI, is an institute of national importance established by the Government of India in 2009. It is one of the eight new IITs, started by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (India), Government of India. The institution started functioning from 2009-10 in a temporary campus at Institute of Engineering and Technology of Devi Ahilyabai University under mentorship of IIT Bombay. Shri Arjun Singh, the Union HRD minister, laid the foundation of the permanent campus, spread over an area of around 510-acre (2.1 km2), on 17th February 2009 at Simrol, a location on Khandwa Road about 25 km from the city of Indore.
Since , February 2016, IIT Indore has started functioning from its permanent campus. All the Administrative Offices, Material Management Section, Finance and Account Section, The School of Basic Sciences, The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, The School of Engineering, Basic Science Labs and Engineering Labs are all established in this campus. The Central Library is also situated in this campus.
The Academic office is responsible for all the academic affairs of the students of the Institute. There is a Dean of Academic Affairs, two Associate Dean (Academic), a Deputy Registrar, a Manager and three Deputy Manager in this office besides some contractual employees.
IIT Indore envisages the process of convergence of traditional disciplines as the key to accomplish the previously unimaginable. With this foresight, IIT Indore has been promoting multi-disciplinary research programme, focusing on basic and applied research, technology development and innovation. It is this vision that has helped the institute to do very well in all spheres of science, engineering and humanities and social sciences.
A core competency of IIT Indore is research driven academic programme as it forms a core component of the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. At IIT Indore, we have consciously promulgated the idea of involving undergraduate students in forefront research projects. This led to the initiation of a formal undergraduate research scheme entitled, "Promotion of Research and Innovation for Undergraduate Students".
Research at IIT Indore has been recognized at international level with active participation in several key international projects and several joint collaborations with research organizations in Japan, South Korea, Russian Federation, Portugal, France, Germany, USA, and many other countries. The institute has been successful in securing 82 externally sponsored research projects worth over Rs. 22 Crores.
IIT Indore recognizes that encouraging entrepreneurship for technology development, economic and social stability is need of the hour. The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC) at IIT Indore was started with the same vision. IIT Indore students are in the process of having their own start-ups thus applying innovation into practicality for the benefit of all. In the coming years, IIT Indore will develop into a world class centre for higher academic and industrial research and innovation.
Indian Institute of Technology Indore is an autonomous statutory organization functioning within the Institute of Technology Act.All IITs are administered centrally by the IITs' Council, an apex body established by the Government of India. The Minister of Human Resource & Development, Government of India, is the Chairman of the Council. Each Institute has a Board of Governors responsible for its overall administration and control.
A core competency of the IIT Indore is the research-driven academic programme, as research forms a core component of the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. IIT Indore has consciously promulgated the idea of involving undergraduate students in forefront research projects. This led to the initiation of a formal undergraduate research scheme entitled, "Promotion of Research and Innovation for Undergraduate Students (PRIUS)".
the Director's Desk
IIT Indore has come a long way since its inception in 2009, and has quickly shown that as an institute it stands for excellence in technical education and research. With more than 90% placements every year, IIT Indore has managed to provide both the students and the industry a recruiting experience that would enable them to make informed decisions in alignment with their needs and expectations. Also, while these students look to make way into the industry, we have had a fair share that have also gone for higher studies and research programs in premier institutes in India and abroad.
It is my great honor to invite Industries, Universities and Research Labs to Indian Institute of Technology Indore to interact with our dynamic students for summer Internship/Training, and to conduct campus placements. IIT Indore aims to produce top-quality technocrats and scientists for the growth of our modern society, and cater to the needs of the industry and institutions alike.
Established in 2009, IIT Indore has witnessed unprecedented success across various fields, not limited to engineering.
Even though it is still quite young as compared to some of the global universities and other IIT's, it has been critically acclaimed across borders with its renowned alumni holding international positions. It is now recognized as the No.16 university in India. It has also remained within the top 3 places when the universities all across India are compared on the basis of Teaching Learning and Resources.We hold the no.1 position in research quality among all new IIT's. All these milestone have been achieved in a very short period of time, which has only been possible through its world class faculty and exceptionally bright students.
We, at the Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore), the keen intellect of our students has been honed and sharpened by the skilled hands of expert faculty. Also, the stimulating environs of a new IIT have created opportunities for our leadership skills and innovative thinking capabilities to spread their wings in full flight, unrestrained by orthodoxy.
As you would probably know, the sole criterion for undergraduate admission in IIT Indore is the highly selective Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE), considered the toughest undergraduate exam in the world with an acceptance ratio of only 2%. Thus, all our students are among the top 1% of India’s engineers.
Our highly motivated and passionate faculty is a cherished jewel in the crown of IIT Indore. Our entire faculty is actively engaged in cutting edge research and technology, and it is their goal to foster a culture of interdisciplinary research in the institute. It is a mark of the calibre of our esteemed faculty that within the first two years of inception, a number of research papers have been published
In IIT Indore, education goes beyond academics. Our students have organised various events in our institute since the first year itself. Also, they have gone to different institutes and excelled in the events organised there. Along with the experience gained by attending various industrial excursions and seminars, we believe that our students have received a firm grounding in all aspects of professional as well as soft skills.