College Review IIT Hyderabad


Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad or IITH is a second-generation IIT that came into existence in 2008 along with seven other IITs. IIT Hyderabad is an Institute of National Importance (INI), and it is for the first time that it has been ranked 601-650 by QS World Ranking 2021. However last year it was ranked 8 for Engineering and 17 in Overall category by NIRF Rankings 2020. Started by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, IIT Hyderabad is a government institute that offers various UG, PG and doctoral courses in branches like Engineering, Science and Liberal Arts, Design and Management.

TH has signed numerous national and international MoUs with corporates and universities for collaboration on academic and professional fronts. At present, IITH has a total intake of more than 660 students and it admits candidates for a four-year BTech, a four-year B Des, a two/three-year MTech, a two-year MSc, a two-year M Des, a two-year MA(DS) courses at UG and PG levels. IITH also offers fifteen PhD courses.

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Establishment year2008
Also known asIITH, IIT Hyderabad
LocationHyderabad, Telangana
Campus size576 acres
StatusInstitute of National Importance (INI)
Rankings-Ranked 601-650 by QS World Ranking 2021-Ranked 601-800 by The Times Higher Education in World University Ranking 2021-Ranked 8 for Engineering by NIRF 2020
Entrance exams acceptedJEE Advance, GATE, UCEED, JAM, CEED, CSIR NET, UGC NET JRF
No. of departments17
Number of courses60
Total faculty216
Student intake660+
Flagship courseBTech
Types of scholarships offeredmerit-Based, need-Based
Highest placement package (2020)Rs 60.41 LPA
Average placement package (2020)Rs 22 LPA
Top recruitersTSMC, Microsoft, Richtek
Mode of educationFull-time/part-time/online
Modes of applicationOnline
MoUs-M/s.TalentSprint Private Limited-Indian Institute of Science-Unnat Bharat Abhiyan – MoE (Ministry of Education)

IIT Hyderabad Admission Process

Admission to IIT Hyderabad UG, PG and doctoral courses is through national exams. IITH admission process starts with the registration process for the courses. The application forms are available the official website of IIT Hyderabad. IITH seat reservations for ST/ SC/ OBC/ OBC-NCL/ EWS/ PwD is as per the norms of the government of India. Further IIT Hyderabad admission process for various courses is as follows:

UG Courses

  • IITH BTech Admission is through a common entrance exam JEE Advanced. On clearing the exam and meeting the cutoff, the eligible candidates are further called for JoSSA counselling.
  • For IITH BDes admission, candidates are required to appear for UCEED. The qualified candidates who meet the cut-off are called for counselling allotted the seat.

PG Courses

  • IITH MTech admission is based on valid score in GATE followed by PI and the final offers are made through COAP.
  • IITH MSc admission is based in valid scores in IIT JAM.
  • Admission to MA (Development Studies) course is based on written test and interview conducted by IITH.


  • IITH PhD admission is through the interview process conducted by the institute. Also, candidates with good academic record and GATE scores can get direct admission.

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IIT Hyderabad Cutoff: B.Tech

IIT Hyderabad Cutoff 2020 (BTech): General Category
SpecialisationOpening Rank(Round 1)Closing Rank(Round 6)
Artificial Intelligence434645
Biomedical Engineering4,3987,584
Chemical Engineering3,8465,848
Civil Engineering5,5897,388
Computer Science and Engineering179584
Electrical Engineering1,0131,910
Engineering Physics2,1704,418
Engineering Science2,1113,167
Materials Science & Metallurgical Engineering5,8677,886
Mathematics & Computing601925
Mechanical Engineering2,8684,262

IIT Hyderabad Placements

Every year IITH is visited by top recruiters which has led to a good placement record. In 2020, more than 250 companies had registered for IIT Hyderabad placements. The highest salary package offered was Rs 60.41 LPA, whereas the average salary package was Rs 22 LPA. While there were 38 international offers the top paying companies of IITH Placements were TSMC, Microsoft, Richtech, Denso and D.E Shaw.

ParticularsStats/ Salary
Total companies visited115
Total offers271 (37 PPOs)
Number of students registered483
Highest recruiting sectorIT & ITeS
International offers38
Total placement percentageApprox. 80%

IIT Hyderabad Courses 2021

IIT Hyderabad offers BTech, BDes, MTech, MSc, MA, MDes and PhD courses across various departments of Engineering, Science and Liberal Arts, Design and Management. IITH also offers a three-year MTech in departments across departments like Artificial Intelligence, Civil, Chemical, electrical and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Additionally, IIT Hyderabad offers Executive MTech in Data Science, designed especially for working professionals who are already a part of the industry. Executive MTech can be completed in a flexible timeline of three to five years.

Tabulated below are IITH Hyderabad courses along with the eligibility criteria and fees.

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CoursesEligibility CriteriaAnnual Fees (in Rs)
BTech-Artificial Intelligence-Computer Science & Engineering-Electrical EngineeringQualifying Exam: JEE AdvancedPass in class 12 with 75% aggregate in PCM stream2.93 lakh
BDes-Product Design-Virtual Communication-User Experience DesignQualifying Exam: UCEEDPass in class 12 with PCM stream2.93 lakh
MTech-Biomedical-Electrical Engineering-BiotechnologyQualifying Exam: GATEA four-year bachelor’s degree with CGPA of 8.0( 7.0 for ST/SC students) 1.03 lakh
MSc-Chemistry-Mathematics-PhysicsQualifying Exam: IIT JAMBSc or equivalent degree with a minimum of 55% aggregate (50% for SC/ST) or CGPA of 6 (5.5 for SC/ST).1.03 lakh
MDes-Visual DesignQualifying Exam: CEED BDes or equivalent degree with a minimum of 55% aggregate (50% for SC/ST) or CGPA of 6 (5.5 for SC/ST).1.03 lakh 
MA-Development StudiesBachelor’s degree with 55% aggregate3.30 lakh 
PhDQualifying Exam: GATE or CSIR NET, UGC NET JRFMaster’s Degree in the relevant field of study.1.27  lakh

IIT Hyderabad Scholarships

IIT Hyderabad scholarships vary from merit to means. IITH offers means-cum-merit scholarships to GEN, GEN-EWS/ OBC students and ST/ SC scholarships at the institute level. IITH also accepts scholarships offered by government/state government. Candidates applying for institute scholarships can write an email to the Acads office of IITH, whereas candidates who are applying for scholarships offered by the government/ state government have to apply through the National Scholarship Portal.

  • Institute Scholarship
ParticularsMerit–cum-Means ScholarshipST/ SC Scholarship
Applicable toGEN, GEN-EWS / OBC studentsST/ SC students
Family income limitRs 4.5 LPARs 4.5 LPA
Required documentIncome Tax Return with acknowledgement from IT department.Income Tax Return with acknowledgement from IT department.
Total awards25% of class strengthTo all ST/SC students
Eligibility criteria-Minimum SGPA/CGPA- 7.0 or above-No active backlogs in any subject-Minimum SGPA/CGPA- 7.0 or above-No active backlogs in any subject
Pocket Money (per month)Rs 1,000Rs 300
Other benefit –           Refund of licence fee and dining charges at actual and as per eligibility

IIT Hyderabad Annual Fest

Elan & Nvision

Elan and ηvision is the annual techno-cultural fest of IIT Hyderabad – one of the finest institutions of India. Being the best fest in AP and Telangana combined, the three-day journey through the festive atmosphere, various technical and cultural events, knowledge leverageable workshops, challenging hackathons, funfilled games, and exhilarating pro shows surely had left a lot of people craving for more since its inception.

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IIT Hyderabad Notable Alumni

  • Violin Vasu
Violin Vasu - Wikipedia

Violin Vasu is an Indian classical music violinist, music teacher, researcher and a social activist. He belongs to the sixth generation of Saint Tyagaraja Sishya Parampara and teaches at IIT Hyderabad.

  • Partha Sarathi Patra
  • Sameeulla Khan Md
  • Surjeet Kaushik
  • Aritri Biswas
  • Jyoti Nandi
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