Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi

Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology(IIIT-D)
Established 2008
Type State Technical University, Self Sustaining
Director Pankaj Jalote
Academic staff 37
Location New Delhi, India India
Campus Urban(25 acres)
Colors Turquoise

Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (Hindi: इंद्रप्रस्थ सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान दिल्ली, IIIT-D) is an autonomous university in Delhi, India.[1] It was founded as a State University[2] by an act of Delhi Government (The IIIT Delhi Act, 2007)[3] in 2008, with seed support from the Government of NCT of Delhi.[4] It is a research-oriented university with focus on research at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. AICTE recognizes IIIT-DELHI as an Institute of National Importance [5]


IIIT-D offers three programs, an undergraduate B.Tech in Computer Science and Electronics & Communication Engineering,[6] a postgraduate M.Tech in computer science with specialization in Information Security, Data Engineering and Mobile Computing along with M.Tech in Electronics & Communication Engineering with specialization in VLSI and Embedded Systems[7] and a Ph.D in computer science and Electronics and Communication[8] and currently has 28 research scholars. IIIT-D has a very strong faculty with interests in various fields related to computer science notably, Information Security and Internet Privacy, Data Analysis, Image analysis, Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing, Hardware architecture and Software Engineering. It is one of the few colleges in India to only hire faculty members with doctoral degrees.


IIIT Delhi operates from its campus in Okhla Phase-III, New Delhi, India.[9] After its establishment in 2008, IIIT Delhi functioned from its transit campus in the library building at NSIT in Dwarka till July 2012. Its permanent campus, which is spread over 25 acres in Okhla, phase-III, became operational in August 2012. The phase-I of the construction of the IIIT-D campus is complete, with 30,000 sq.m. of building space for its functioning, including a Faculty and Research block for 50 faculty members and eight research centres, several lecture halls with a total capacity of 500, a recreation centre, a boys' hostel and a girls' hostel.

Academic Block

The administrative office and finance department are housed within the Academic block, along with the Director's Office, conference rooms, a board room, a formal seating and discussion area and faculty offices. The Faculty and Research wing is also accommodating PhD rooms and M-Tech labs. Besides, there are seating areas to foster discussions and for sharing of thoughts.

Library and Information Center

The IIIT-D's sprawling campus houses a Library and Information Centre, which has a common study area for students on the ground floor, a state of the art library on the first floor and several labs on the upper floors.

Student Center

The Dining and Recreation centre of the institute contains a students' mess, which is spread over two floors, a cafeteria and facilities for extra co-curricular activities, such as a music room and a gymnasium.


IIIT-Delhi aims to have focused research groups in some areas of IT and some domain areas. The number and nature of research areas will evolve as more faculty and research staff joins. Current areas of research are listed below.

  • Emerging Architecture and System Design

Hardware design and optimization, device-level modeling of emerging nanotechnologies, performance modeling for Multi-Processor Systems on Chip (MPSoC)

  • Image Analysis and Biometrics

Biometrics, pattern recognition, machine learning, image processing, information fusion

  • Information Management and Data Analytics

Data management for emerging mobile-P2P applications, data mining and analytics, sentiment analysis, multi-dimensional and large-scale data indexing, data privacy and access, cloud computing, knowledge management in software engineering, business intelligence

  • Mobile and Ubiquitous computing

Mobile phones as low cost enabling platform, paradigm shift wrt mobile phones in Indian context, semi-supervised learning for “Smart” applications, real world deployments of mobile phone applications and sensor based technologies

  • Security and Privacy

Security and privacy issues in emerging technologies, computer frauds and cyber crime, security of large networks using multi-disciplinary approaches, proactive digital forensic solutions, cryptanalysis of hash functions, block ciphers and stream ciphers, auditing privacy and security violations

  • Software Engineering

Software quality, software process, quantitative techniques like focused metrics, empirical and experimental methods, statistical process control, performance prediction, negotiation, and issues related to composition, software as a service, mining software process data for knowledge extraction

  • Theory

Logic, process algebras, modeling and verification of distributed systems, complexity theory, quantum computing, quantum complexity, cryptography

Notable events

  • IIIT-D won The Whodunit? Challenge by Microsoft Research India.
  • IIIT Delhi held the 5th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics 2012 during March 29-April 1, 2012 in New Delhi.[10][11]
  • IIIT Delhi held its first technical festival 'Esya' at its transit campus on 3–4 September 2011. Esya is now an integral part of IIIT-D's annual event calendar.[13]

Clubs & Groups

Student clubs currently functioning at IIIT-D include the Adventure Club, Community Work Club, Dance Club, Design Club, Ethical Hacking Club, Literary Club, Movie-making Club, Music Club, Robotics Club, Sightseeing And Delhi Heritage(SADHA) Club, Sports Club, Quiz Club, E-Cell and Web Design and Development Club.[15] Apart from all these groups there is also an ACM student Chapter of IIIT-D.


External links

  • Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology
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