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    The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

    A
    gem in India’s Capital

    The
    College of Engineering & Technology was established in 1961 and was
    declared an Institution of National Importance then renamed The Indian
    Institute of Technology, Delhi. Its foundation stone was laid by H.R.H. Prince
    Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in 1959. Located in the Hauz Khas area of New Delhi,
    visitors can tour the nearby Qutub Minar and Lotus temple.

    The
    campus is in itself a mini self-sufficient city with its own water supply
    system, gardens, residential complexes and shopping centres. There are 13
    hostels in all, of which 2 are for female students. Separate apartments are
    available for married students. The Student Recreational Area includes the
    Student Activity Center (SAC), a football stadium, a cricket ground, basketball
    courts, hockey field, tennis courts and a swimming pool. The SAC houses a
    gymnasium, areas to play table tennis, squash, pool, a robotics room to name a
    few.

    Academic Programs at IITM

    The
    B.Tech degree is awarded in 9 areas, the Dual degree in 5 areas. JEE score is
    considered in the admission process for the 851 undergraduate seats. IIT Delhi has
    11 multi-disciplinary centers and 3 schools of excellence. The post graduate
    programme is extensive and M.Tech, MBA and M.Sc admissions are given based on
    GATE/ CAT/ JAM scores respectively. The doctoral degrees and research seats are
    also sought after.

    IIT
    Delhi, like all other Indian Institutes of Technology,
    offers a bachelor’s degree in Technology, the Dual Degree Bachelor-cum-Master
    of Technology program and an Integrated Master of Technology Program. It also
    offers postgraduate and doctoral degrees. IIT Delhi follows the CGPA system of rating with two mid-term exams and an end-term one. There
    are also projects and assignments to be regularly submitted. The academic year
    generally consists of two semesters but certain departments also hold an
    additional summer semester.

    Extra-Curricular
    Activities

    Rendezvous is a four-day-long cultural
    event held at the end of October every year. Tryst, the annual science and technology festival at IITD is held
    in February-March. Robotics, computing and programming events, designing,
    electronics are the core of this festival. NSS IIT Delhi is an initiative
    taken up by IIT Delhi students to take part in service of humanity. They
    work on blood donation drives, working towards the education of the
    under-privileged and on environmental issues. Indradhanu is a Sexuality &
    Gender Diversity support group of IIT Delhi. It works on Sensitization &
    enlightening students regarding alternate sexual orientation and gender expression.

    Where does IITD
    stand vs other institutions?

    The
    QS top Universities guide places IITD at:

    Rank
    235 in World University rankings 2014/15(was Rank 212 in 2011/12)

    Rank
    13 in Brics Rankings 2014/15

    Rank
    38 in Asian University Rankings 2014/15(was Rank 36 in 2011/12)

    IITDs future

    IITD
    is planning to set up two new campuses. These are expected to be set up in
    Sonipat and Jhajjar. The Sonipat campus will focus on the Executive MBA
    and Faculty Development programs. The campus in Jhajjar will be situated near
    the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) campus and will be
    collaborating with AIIMS in the fields of Biological Science, Pharmacology and
    Chemical Engineering.
    The Institute is also planning to launch a Centre for Cyber Security at Delhi
    and a Science and Technology park in the Sonipat campus.

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