IIIT Bangalore: 20 years of excellence in IT education
The International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore, a deemed to be university, was established in 1999 with a vision to contribute to the IT world through education and research, entrepreneurship and innovation.
The autonomous institute has consistently been at the forefront of IT education and innovation. More than 3,000 students have graduated from the institute since its inception, and serve in over 50 well-known IT product and services companies. The institute alumni have also founded nearly 60 enterprises. It follows a broad academic philosophy with the 3-tier approach of programme, course and teaching.
The institute attracts students from all over India and abroad and has the unique distinction of selecting 100% students on merit from across the country and abroad, pushing up the level of discourse and peer group at the institute. It has a unique positioning as a leading technology institute with its interdisciplinary courses which crisscross information technology and social sciences being pursued by students from diverse academic backgrounds. The MSc Digital Society course of the institute is first of its kind in the country.
Intersecting between technology and society, IIITB has grown in stature to become an institution of considerable repute with its unique model of education, research, and industry interaction. It works in partnership with the corporate sector, while retaining the freedom of an academic institution. Inspired by other renowned institutions, it strives to emulate an academic culture that is on par with the best international institutions.
The institute has been ranked 56th in the Engineering category in the country in National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India.
The institute is a registered not-for-profit society supported jointly by the Government of Karnataka and the IT industry.
To build on the track record set by India in general and Bangalore in particular, to enable India to play a key role in the global IT scene through a world class institute with a focus on education and research, entrepreneurship and innovation.
Research is the driving force at IIITB which has 3 key research centres and multiple labs managed by a world class faculty. Each research lab has its own custom infrastructure to suit their research agenda. Research on the campus is showcased through different forums round the year such as IIITB Rise, IIITB Samvad talk series, conferences, presentations and publications.
165+Active Funded Projects (since 2013)
"IIITB is an amazing institute where students are trained by scholars who are deeply committed to research, and this is the main strength of the institute."
Prof S Sadagopan
World Class Faculty
IIITB prides in its outstanding faculty drawn from the some of the best institutions across the world such as MIT, Cornell University, Pennsylvania State University, University of California Berkeley, IISc, Georgia Institute of Technology, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Ohio State University and University of Toronto. The institute’s pool of distinguished professors has the right mix of academic expertise, research experience, global industry exposure and insight
IIITB Innovation Centre collaborates with exceptional researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, users, communities to co-create knowledge and socially-relevant solutions using cutting edge technologies for a wide range of social needs. Our portfolio of solutions and startups help us, our communities and our governments.
The centre nurtures research-led innovations, run thematic accelerator programmes, hosts thought-provoking conversations and offer pre-seed & seed stage investments. Our accelerator programmes focuses on startups that are building solutions on top of the line technologies such as mobile apps, bots, artificial intelligence, conversational interfaces and augmented reality.
Over the years, IIITB has recorded 100% placement with major companies in the areas of product, hardware, research and development consistently visiting the campus. Students have also bagged international offers with record salaries. Some of the consistent recruiters include Cisco, Morgan Stanley, Tata Consultancy Services, Media Lab Asia, Accenture, Telstra, MediaTek and MathsWorks.
Campus & Location
IIITB offers a world-class infrastructure and an ambience conducive to teaching, learning and research for both the students and faculty. The 9-acre main campus in Electronic City, the heart of the IT Industry in Bengaluru, has five main buildings and is well planned with facilities like Innovation Centre, academic blocks, research labs, state-of-the-art classrooms, playground, library, food court, four student residence halls, medical room and multipurpose hall. The institute has around 90,000 sq ft of air conditioned space. The campus has modern facilities for various outdoor and indoor sports including basketball, cricket, football, volleyball, lawn tennis, throw ball, badminton, table tennis, carom and chess. To take the institute’s capabilities and infrastructure to the next level to meet its ever growing needs, a state-of-the-art 900 seater auditorium-cum-conference complex is also proposed.