Established in 1961 as College of Engineering in Delhi, the Institute was later declared as an Institution of National Importance under the ‘Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 1963’ and was renamed as ‘Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi’. It was then granted the status of a Deemed University with powers to decide its own academic policy, conduct its own examinations, and award its own degrees. Since its inception, over 48,000 students have graduated from IIT Delhi in various disciplines, including Engineering, Physical Sciences, Management and Humanities & Social Sciences. Of these, nearly 5,000 students received PhD degrees.
|Year of establishment||1961|
|Location||Hauz Khas, Delhi|
|Also known as||IITD|
|Campus size||325 acre|
|Rankings (2020)||– 2 for Engineering and 8th for MBA by NIRF- 6 by Times Higher Education Asia University Ranking- 193 by QS World Rankings- 401-500 by Times Higher Education World University Ranking|
|Number of centres||10|
|Centres of Excellence||17|
|Mode of education||Regular, part-time|
|Number of courses offered||100+|
|Number of scholarships||7|
|Total student intake (per year)||13,000 (approx)|
|Placement rate (2019-20)||85.60%|
IIT Delhi Admission Process
IIT Delhi application process for BTech generally starts from September with JEE Main registrations. PG admissions, however, begin in March. Candidates seeking admission to IIT Delhi’s BTech, MTech, MSc and MDes programmes must apply on the official website of the relevant examination. For the rest of the programmes, aspirants can apply through the official website of the Institute. IIT Delhi admission process for the various programmes is listed in a brief below:
- IIT Delhi BTech admission is based on a candidate’s JEE Advanced rank, followed by JoSAA Counselling
- For admission to the MSc programme, candidates are required to qualify IIT JAM
- To secure admission to MBA, candidates must have a valid CAT score
- MTech and MDes admission is based on a candidate’s performance in GATE and CEED, respectively
- Admission to the MS(R) programme is offered directly on the basis of candidate’s score in GATE and/or written test conducted by IIT Delhi
- GATE/ UGC NET/ CSIR NET/ ICAR/ ICMR score holders or DST-Inspire scholarship holders are qualified for admission to IIT Delhi PhD programme
IIT Delhi Cut Off 2021: BTech
|BTech Cut Off Ranks: General Category|
|Specialisation||Opening Rank(Round 1)||Closing Rank(Round 6)|
|Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering||1,894||4,463|
|Computer Science and Engineering||31||105|
|Power & Automation Engineering||594||961|
|Engineering and Computational Mechanics||427||1,362|
|Mathematics and Computing||156||312|
|Production and Industrial Engineering||2,205||3,447|
IIT Delhi Courses
The Institute offers over 100 courses in various streams of Science, Engineering, Design, Management, etc., with diverse specialisations. BTech is the flagship programme of IIT Delhi and it is a four-year programme. The duration of PG programmes such as MTech, MBA, MSc and MDes is two years each. An overview of some of the top IIT Delhi courses, along with their eligibility criteria and fees is provided in the table below:
|Course||Eligibility Criteria||Fee (in Rs)|
-Computer Science and Engineering
|Qualifying Exam: JEE Advance|
Eligibility: Candidates must have secured minimum 75% aggregate (65% for SC/ST) in Class 12 from a recognised board of education. Candidates in the top 20 percentile in Class 12 are also eligible to apply
|Qualifying Exam: GATE|
Eligibility: BE/ BTech or MSc in the relevant discipline with minimum 60% aggregate
-Telecommunication Systems management
|Qualifying Exam: CAT|
Eligibility: Graduation in relevant discipline with minimum 60% aggregate
|Qualifying Exam: IIT JAM|
Eligibility: Graduation in relevant discipline with minimum 55% aggregate
|Qualifying Exam: CEED|
Eligibility: BE/BTech/BArch or equivalent with a minimum 75% aggregate
IIT Delhi Placements
IIT Delhi placements 2020 broke all the previous years’ benchmarks with more than 1,100 job offers. The number of placements this year increased by 4% from 2018-19 placements drive. Approximately 85.6% of the total registered students (UG/PG) got placed. According to the placement data released by the Institute, over 430 organisations registered for the placement season in 2019-2020. IIT Delhi received job offers for more than 600 job profiles. The later stage of the IIT Delhi placement got disrupted due to the outbreak of COVID 19. However, the Institute managed to continue its second phase of placements through online mode and about 100 students bagged job offers during this phase as well. Some of the top recruiters that visited IIT Delhi campus for placements this year, included Microsoft, Intel, Goldman Sachs, UBER, Standard Chartered, Societe Generale, etc.
A comparative presentation of sector-wise job offers in IIT Delhi placements 2018-19 vs 2019-20 is provided below:
A similar trend can be noticed in both the years. The core has been the highest recruiting sector, followed by IT. Management sector, however, witnessed a fall of approximately 35% in 2019-20 placements. Other sectors such as Analytics, Consulting, Finance, etc, have seen marginal fluctuations.
IIT Delhi Scholarships
The Institute provides various scholarships for UG, PG and PhD students. All IIT Delhi scholarships offered under different categories are mentioned below:
|Scholarships Name||Scholarships Detail|
|Institute Merit-cum-Means Scholarships||– Offered Rs 1,000 per month and tuition fee exemption- Open for 25% of students admitted- Parental income must not exceed Rs 4.50 lakh|
|Institute Merit Prizes and Certificates||– Offered One-time award of Rs 2,500- Given to top 7% students of each four-year BTech and five-year dual degree|
|Institute Free Studentship (UG)||– Open for 10% of students admitted- Given on the basis of income alone|
|Scholarship for SC/ST/PD Students||– Offered tuition fee exemption and other benefits- Given to SC/ST/PD students irrespective of their parents’/ guardians’ income|
|Donor Scholarship||– Offered through grants received from different individuals, trusts, and organisations|
IIT Delhi Campus
The primary campus of IIT Delhi is located in Hauz Khas, South Delhi, with Sonipat and Jhajjar being the two satellite campuses. The campus of 325 acres (132 ha) is surrounded by the Hauz Khas area and monuments such as the Qutub Minar and Lotus Temple. The campus is also close to other educational institutions such as the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, National Institute of Fashion Technology, National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and Indian Statistical Institute.Multi-Storey Building (MS) facing the front lawns
The inside of the campus resembles a city, with gardens, lawns, residential complexes and wide roads. The campus has its own water supply and backup electricity supply along with shopping complexes to cater to the daily needs of residents.A garden in IIT Delhi
The IIT-D campus is divided into four zones:
- Student Residential Zone
- Faculty and Staff Residential Zone
- Student Recreational Area, that includes the Student Activity Center (SAC), football stadium, cricket ground, basketball courts, hockey field, lawn tennis courts and swimming pool
- Academic Zone that includes department offices, lecture theatres, libraries and workshops.
The student residential zone is divided into two main sectors—one for boys hostels and another for girls hostels.
IIT Delhi Annual Fests
Rendezvous, is the annual Cultural Festival of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. It is a four-day-long event held in October every year. The Fest includes a plethora of different activities including Drama competition, Beat-boxing, Photography and B-roll competition and numerous workshops. The Fest is adorned with numerous celebs and famous personalities.
- Raghuram Rajan
World-famous economist and former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Raghuram Rajan, is also an alumnus of IIT-Delhi.
He was the 23rd RBI Governor (2013-16). He completed his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from IIT-Delhi in 1985.
He also served as the Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund (2003-06) and India’s Chief Economic Adviser (2012-13).
- Sachin Bansal
Sachin Bansal is one of the most famous Indian entrepreneurs. He graduated in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT-Delhi in 2005.
He is best known as the co-founder of Flipkart, one of India’s leading e-commerce companies, founded in 2007.
He was Flipkart’s CEO and Executive Chairman but exited soon after Walmart took over in 2018. In Dec’18, he launched a new company, BAC Acquisitions.
- Vinod Khosla
Indian-American billionaire entrepreneur Vinod Khosla is also one of the most successful alumni of IIT-Delhi. He had pursued BTech in Electrical Engineering from the institute.
He is a co-founder of Sun Microsystems and the founder of Khosla Ventures, a US venture capital firm. Notably, he has founded a number of other businesses and organizations and is one of the richest people in the world.
- Padmasree Warrior
Indian-origin Padmasree Warrior, a well-known name in the tech world, is also an IIT-Delhi alumna who pursued Chemical Engineering from the prestigious institute in 1982.
She has held several senior executive positions at top global companies like Motorola, Cisco, and Chinese automobile manufacturer NIO (specializing in electric autonomous vehicles).
In 2018, she was featured on Forbes’ list of “America’s Top 50 Women in Tech”.
- Sameer Gehlaut
Sameer Gehlaut is another IIT-Delhi alumnus who is a well-known entrepreneur in the country.
He is the Founder and Chairman of the Gurugram-headquartered Indiabulls Group, which was founded in 1999. He had graduated in mechanical engineering from IIT-Delhi in 1995.
Notably, the 45-year-old is also one of the youngest self-made billionaires in India whose net worth is $2.1 billion (as of February 2019).