IIT Delhi – Indian Institute of Technology Overview

  Delhi   AICTE   ESTD 1961
  Delhi   AICTE   ESTD 1961

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IIT Delhi Overview

The Indian government has designated IIT Delhi as an "Institute of Eminence." It provides over 100 courses under the UG, PG, Dual, and Doctoral degrees. In addition to degree programs, the institute offers 8 certificate programs to UG and PG students. IIT Delhi's main campus in Hauz Delhi promotes all of the institute's major activities. Furthermore, the institute has two extension campuses, one in Sonepat and the other in Jhajjar.

The Haryana government established the IIT Delhi Sonepat campus in 2018. The campus is part of Technopark, which focuses on Executive MBA and Faculty Development programs for Haryana's engineering and technical colleges. The IIT Delhi Jhajjar campus, on the other hand, is located in Badsa Village.

In collaboration with AIIMS Delhi's Jhajjar campus, this campus is establishing a biomedical research park. The IIT Delhi Jhajjar campus will also offer a joint Ph.D. supervision program in the coming years. More: How is IIT Delhi doing?

IIT Delhi's major programs include engineering, physical sciences, management, humanities, and social sciences. Among these, the institute's flagship program is BTech. The JEE Advanced exam and participation in the JoSaa Counselling are used to determine admission to the program. The IIT Delhi cutoff for the BTech program is a JEE advanced rank between 1-100. Candidates qualifying for admission are charged INR 1,24,000 per semester.

Aside from these, the institute provides 8 certificate programs to UG and PG students. These online courses last approximately 6 months and cost between INR 50k and INR 1 Lac. Digital Marketing, Product Development, Business Management, Human Resource Management, and other core fields are covered in IIT Delhi Certificate programs.

Students who graduate from IIT Delhi are placed in companies such as Microsoft, Intel, Oracle, Tata Projects, and others. Students who participate in IIT Delhi placements earn an average salary of INR 1.25 LPA. The highest possible salary package is INR 2 CPA. Deferred placements are available to students who do not participate in the placement process.

Aside from these, the institute provides 8 certificate programs to UG and PG students. These online courses last approximately 6 months and cost between INR 50k and INR 1 Lac. Digital Marketing, Product Development, Business Management, Human Resource Management, and other core fields are covered in the IIT Delhi Certificate programs

Students who graduate from IIT Delhi are placed in companies such as Microsoft, Intel, Oracle, Tata Projects, and others. Students who participate in IIT Delhi placements earn an average salary of INR 1.25 LPA. The highest possible salary package is INR 2 CPA. Deferred placements are available to students who do not participate in the placement process.

IIT Delhi offers deferred placements to students who want to start their own business after finishing their degree. If the start-up plan fails, the facility allows a student to return and use an institute's placement services. After choosing the deferred placement option, the student can participate in the placement process within two years.

IIT Delhi Ranking

IIT Delhi is one of India's top engineering institutes. It has been ranked by various national and international ranking agencies. According to the NIRF Ranking, IIT Delhi is ranked second in the Engineering category, eighth in the Management category, and third in the overall category. In addition, the institute was ranked 193rd in the QS World University Ranking 2021. Some of IIT Delhi's comparable rankings are shown below:

IIT Delhi National Rankings

Ranking Agency/Year Category Ranking
ARIIA 2021 Innovations (Overall) 3
NIRF 2021 Engineering 2
NIRF 2021 Overall  4
NIRF 2021 Management 5
Times 2021 MBA/PGDM 9
India Today 2021 Govt. Engineering 1

IIT Delhi International Rankings

Ranking Agency/Year Category Ranking
QS World University Ranking 2023 University  174
QS World Ranking 2022 Institute 185
QS Ranking India 2021 Institute 3
QS Ranking Asia 2021 Institute 47
QS World Ranking 2021 Institute 193

IIT Delhi Scholarships

For UG, PG, and Ph.D. students, IIT Delhi provides a variety of scholarships, financial support, and teaching assistance. Students who meet the eligibility requirements can apply for the scholarships listed below.

Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Institute Free Studentship-UG: This scholarship is available to 10% of students. Scholarships are awarded solely based on income.
  • Institute Merit-cum-Means (MCM) Scholarship: This scholarship is available to approximately 25% of undergraduate engineering students. The scholarship includes INR 1000 per month in addition to a tuition fee waiver. To be eligible for this scholarship, parents' annual income must be less than $4.5 million.
  • Institute Merit Awards and Certifications: Up to the eighth and tenth semesters, the top 7% of B.Tech & B.Tech Dual Degree students are awarded INR 2500. Scholarship provision for SC/ST students: SC/ST students are exempt from tuition fees under this scholarship.
  • Donor Scholarships: These scholarships are made possible by grants from individuals and organizations.

Postgraduate Scholarship

  • Means-of-Merit (MCM) Scholarships: M.Sc students are given INR 1000 per month, but only if their parent's income is less than INR 4.5 LPA.
  • M.Tech., M.S. (Research), and M.Des. students at IIT Delhi receive a monthly stipend of INR 12,400 under the financial assistance scheme.
  • Candidates for the Ph.D. degree: Full-time students are eligible for a research assistantship worth INR 25000.

IIT Delhi Faculty

IIT Delhi faculty members include renowned poet and linguist Rukmini Bhaya Nair, the HOD of the Humanities Department, and experienced Stanford University faculty. Other faculty members at the institute, such as Prof. P. V. M Rao and Prof. Paresh Choksi, are well-known for their core course designs, live projects, and startup ideas.

With over 654 faculty members, the current faculty-to-student ratio is 1:8. In 2016, the faculty-to-student ratio was 1:16, and the institute expressed interest in promoting international students while declining the pressure to increase intake capacity. The most recent ratio reflects improved student and faculty capacity.

IIT Delhi Infrastructure

IIT Delhi has a technologically advanced campus that spans 325 acres of land. Apart from the main campus in Hauz Khas, the university has established two additional campuses in Sonepat and Jhajjar. The Hauz Khas campus features cutting-edge architecture, as well as modern classrooms, labs, and libraries.

Schools at IIT DelhiIt has three schools, which are as follows:

  1. Bharti School of Telecommunications Technology and Management
  2. Amar Nath and Sashi Khosla School of Information Technology Kusuma School of Biological Sciences
  3.  School of Artificial Intelligence School of Public Policy School of Interdisciplinary Research

IIT Delhi HostelsThere are 14 hostels on campus, 11 for boys and 3 for girls. Boys' hostels include Nilgiri, Karakoram, Aravali, Jwalamukhi, Satpura, Zanskar, Kumaon, Vindyachal, Shivalik, Girnar, and others, while girls' hostels include Kailash and Himadri.

IIT Delhi LibraryAccording to the NIRF report, the institute has spent more than INR 17 crores on library infrastructure. Over 1.94 lakh books have been stored in the library. It has subscribed to over 690 scientific and technological journals.

IIT Delhi FAQs

Q. What is the MA program at IIT Delhi?

Ans. Minor/Interdisciplinary Area Specialization, also known as Minor Area Specialization, is available at IIT Delhi (MA).

When a student chooses such specialization and/or minor area, he or she may apply up to ten open categories (OC) credits (mandatory degree requirement) toward the specialization and/or minor area requirements. For example, a student enrolled in B.Tech (Chemical Engg.) who wants to minor in Computer Science can take minor-area courses as part of the mandatory 10 credits required by OC. He/she will need to complete an additional 10 credits to fulfill the Minor area requirements.

Q. What is the MA program at IIT Delhi?

Ans. Minor/Interdisciplinary Area Specialization, also known as Minor Area Specialization, is available at IIT Delhi (MA).

When a student chooses such specialization and/or minor area, he or she may apply up to ten open categories (OC) credits (mandatory degree requirement) toward the specialization and/or minor area requirements. For example, a student enrolled in B.Tech (Chemical Engg.) who wants to minor in Computer Science can take minor-area courses as part of the mandatory 10 credits required by OC. He/she will need to complete an additional 10 credits to fulfill the Minor area requirements.

So, if something goes wrong or education quality deteriorates, the government has every right to call IIT Delhi into question.

Q. What are the IIT Delhi fees?

Ans. The application fee for IIT Delhi varies depending on the category of students. The table below shows the tuition, hostel, OTP, refundable caution, medical insurance, and distress fund fees for IIT Delhi BTech students.

Q. Is it easy to get into IIT Delhi?

Ans. Admission to IIT Delhi is based on national-level examinations. The number of students who take the exam, the difficulty of the exam, and changes in the ranking of institutes all influence qualification for such exams. A candidate must rank among the top 2,24,000 in the JEE Main exam to be qualified for the IIT Delhi BTech program. To be considered for admission to IIT Delhi, the candidate must obtain a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4000 on the exam.

Q. How many students are enrolled at IIT Delhi?

Ans. For the academic year 2021, IIT Delhi has 1,114 students enrolled. The institute has had 48,000 graduate students since its inception, with 15,738 receiving B.Tech degrees, 5070 receiving Ph.D. degrees, and the remainder receiving M.Tech degrees.

Q. What is the stipend for Ph.D Scholars at IIT Delhi?

Ans. IIT Delhi provides financial assistance to full-time Ph.D. students. Scholars are offered INR 31000 per month for the first two registered years, and INR 35000 for the next three registered years. Such scholars must devote 8 hours per week to teaching at IIT Delhi.

Q. Is IIT Delhi a good investment for an MBA program?

Ans. Yes, IIT Delhi is ranked fifth in the management category of the NIRF Ranking 2021. With a 1:6 faculty-to-student ratio, DMS IIT Delhi provides extensive support, including a fee waiver of up to 50% for the top three class toppers. In terms of CTC and offers, IIT Delhi MBA placement is superior to other IITs. In Placement 2020, 83 offers were made to a batch of 68 students, with the highest CTC of 33 LPA.

Q. How do I get to IIT Delhi?

Ans. There are several ways to get to IIT Delhi, which are listed below:

Metro Line: The Hauz Khas metro station is the closest to IIT Delhi (Yellow Line). The metro station is 1.2 kilometers from the main gate of IIT. The main campus is easily accessible by car or bus. If you are traveling by car, the minimum fare charged by the driver is INR 20, and if you are traveling by bus, take bus no. 764.

  • The IIT gate is the closest bus stop to IIT Delhi. You can take an AC bus or a regular bus; the prices for both vary depending on the amenities provided. Travel only on DTC (Delhi Transport Corporation) buses because private buses tend to stop for long periods of time at each stop in order to pick up more passengers. The following are the fares for regular and AC buses:
  • Ordinary Stage Transport Up to 4 km by bus: INR 5
  • From 4 to 10 kilometers: INR 10
  • Above 10 kilometers: INR 15

Air Conditioned Stage Transport Up to 4 km by bus: INR 10

  • From 4 to 8 kilometers: INR 15
  • INR 20 from 8 km to 12 km
  • Above 12 kilometers and limited/night services: INR 25

Q. What is the address and phone number for IIT Delhi?

Ans. The address of IIT Delhi in Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi NCR-110016. IIT Delhi's contact information is as follows:

Director at [email protected]

011-2659-7135 is the phone number.