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IIIT Bangalore – All you need to know!

One of the best IIIT, The Indian Institute of Information Technology Bangalore, popularly known as IIIT Bangalore, was established in the year 1999 in the capital city of Karnataka, Bengaluru. Its vision is to contribute to the world of Information Technology by focusing on education, research, entrepreneurship and development of students. Situated in the busy area of Electronics City, Bangalore, IIIT Bangalore is considered to be one of the premier most national graduation/ post-graduation colleges in the country. The Institute is headed by Prof. S. Sadagopan (Director-IIIT Bangalore). He says that the students are encouraged to ask questions and pursue their research interests. They are determined in making the students respectable and high-achieving IT professionals.


IIITs are a group of universities of higher education in India. There are 23 IIITs in the country.

  1. IIIT Bangalore was ranked 2 by Ignite Engineers in 2016 among all the IIITs.
  2. Ranked 3 by Ignite Engineers in 2015.

IIIT Hyderabad has been ranked 1 both the years.


IIITB is a not-for-profit society registered under the Government of Karnataka Act. The institute is governed by a board with S Gopalakrishnan, executive co-chairman, Infosys Ltd., as chairman.

Other eminent members of the board are:

  • Pankaj Chandra, director, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
  • Neelam Dhawan, managing director, HP India Pvt Ltd
  • Gautam Hegde, managing director, Backend Bangalore Pvt. Ltd
  • Manish Khera, CEO, Financial Information Network & Operations Ltd
  • Jitendra Malik, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A
  • Som Mittal, president, NASSCOM
  • B. V. Naidu, chairman, Sagitaur Ventures India Pvt Ltd
  • R Rajalakshmi, STPI Bangalore and development commissioner for IT/ITES SEZs in Karnataka
  • Prof. S. Sadagopan (founder director)
  • K. Subrahmaniam, former president and CEO, CSC
  • M. N. Vidyashankar, IAS, principal secretary to the government, Departments of Industry & Commerce
  • I S N Prasad IAS, principal secretary to the government of Karnataka, Departments of IT, BT and S&T
  • Kumud M Srinivasan, president, Intel India
  • Sudha Murty, chairperson, Infosys Foundation

Courses offered:

The Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore is an exclusive institute which offers the following programs.

  1. Integrated M.Tech (CSE/ ECE)
  2. Tech (IT/ ESD)
  3. Master of Science (Research)
  4. Ph.D.

CSE, ECE and ESD stand for Computer Software Engineering, Electronics & Communications Engineering and Electronic Systems Design respectively.

M.Tech specialisations are offered in the following streams:

  1. Computer Science
  2. Data Sciences
  3. Electronic System Design
  4. Networking and Communication
  5. Embedded systems
  6. Software Engineering

Integrated M.Tech (Master of Technology) courses offer graduation and post graduation within five years. This saves one year of a candidate. Master of Technology (M.Tech) and Master of Science (M.Sc- Research) programs go on for two years. The students are allowed to choose their stream of specialisation in the second semester. The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a doctoral degree which shows the excellence of an individual in a particular field.

The labs at IIIT Bangalore are government and industry funded. Some of them are:

  1. Intel Planet Lab
  2. Honeywell Control Lab
  3. Intel Community PC Lab
  4. HP IMS Lab
  5. Siemens Vision Lab
  6. HP Cluster Computing Lab

The research labs are:

  1. Centre for Data Sciences
  2. Centre for Electronics and Embedded Systems Lab
  3. Centre for Information Technology and Public Policy (CITAPP)
  4. Wireless Network Lab
  5. Mobile Computing and IMS Innovation
  6. Power line Communication
  7. Centre for Spatial Information Sciences
  8. Computing Systems Lab


For admissions into the undergraduate courses, a candidate has to clear JEE (Joint Entrance Exam). JEE is a common entrance exam for admissions into the IITs, NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs). JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) conducts the admission process for all the Indian Institutes of Information Technology. All the IIITs are set up, funded and managed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. IIITs do not consider the results of state/ central board exams. JEE Main score is considered for the admissions. After filling the options, the counselling procedure takes place. The admissions are done based on the score of the candidate and not the rank.

Integrated (M.Tech-CSE):

  1. First round cut-off = 200/360
  2. Final cut-off = 190/360

Integrated (M.Tech- ECE)

  1. First round cut-off = 200/360
  2. Final cut-off = 179/360

Admissions to Master of Science (M.Sc- Digital Society) program take place in three rounds. Each round consists of a test and a personal interview. Both of these are held at IIIT Bangalore (in the campus). Candidates with a valid score in CAT (Common Admission Test) or CEED (Common Entrance Exam for Design) or TISS NET (Tata Institute of Social Sciences- National Entrance Test) need not write the test in rounds 2 and 3. After each round, a list of the selected candidates is released. The candidate has to pay the confirmation fees to secure the seat in this institute. The entire procedure happens in the months of April, May, June and July.

Admissions to Master of Science (M.Sc- Research) and PhD take place from the month of February and go on till the end of July. There is an on-site evaluation of the application forms followed by a written test. The selected candidates pay the confirmation fees and secure the seat.



The below mentioned marks are JEE(Main)-2017 Paper-1 scores.

Course Round 1
Round 2 Round 3
Integrated M.Tech. (iMTech) in CSE 202 200 200
Integrated M.Tech. (iMTech) in ECE 202 195 194

Fee Structure:

INR 4500 is paid as hostel rent and INR 4000 is the amount that is paid as food expenses. This is the same to all the candidates taking the hostel facility or the mess.

Integrated M.Tech: (Tuition fees per semester)

Year 1 & 2= INR 1, 08, 000

Year 3 & 4= INR 1, 28, 000

Year 5= INR 1, 54, 000


INR 108000 per semester is to be paid as tuition fees.

These prices are subject to changes made by the council. Books, laptops, mobiles, travel, groceries etc. are to be purchased by the student studying in the institute.

Hostel Fees:

Particulars Amount
Hostel Rental (per month) ₹ 4500
Amenities charges & food expense extra.


The Indian Institute of Information Technology Bangalore takes pride in this section. It has had 100% Placement record all the years since its establishment in 1999. The Placement process covers both Internship and Full-Time Employment (FTE). The Placement season, for both internships and jobs, opens in August every year. The companies and the institute get in touch with each other and fix a date for conducting the exam (written test). The students qualifying in this have a GD (Group Discussion) round. Some companies directly call the students in for technical interviews. Students selected in this round go for the HR interview. Soon after the HR round, the qualified students are required to sign the Offer Letter. Thus, is the Placement procedure.

Pioneer companies in the Information Technology sector like Google, Amazon, Flipkart, Accenture, HSBC, HP, IBM, Infosys, Intel, Tata Power, Morgan Stanley, Cisco etc. have been visiting the campus for many years now. The college takes pride in the displaying the Placement statistics to the public. All the statistics are given in detail on the official website. The candidates getting into these Information Technology giants are highly paid.

Many students prefer to go for higher studies and hence, opt out from the Placement process. Though, the majority of the students studying in the institute go for corporate jobs in one of the prestigious companies while the others go for academics or Research and Development (R&D).

IIIT-B has enjoyed excellent placement for all the 18 batches of M.Tech students who have graduated so far. Of the 1396 alumni, a few have gone for doctoral studies at MIT, UC Berkeley, Indiana University, University of Washington and Syracuse University in USA, Paderborn and University of Kaiserslautern in Germany, Trento in Italy and IIIT-B and BITS Pilani in India. The rest have taken up positions in more than 180 corporations that include:

IT Products Majors – AmDocs, Ariba, Adobe, BEA, Business Objects, Compaq, Digital, EMC, HP, IBM, Intel, iFlex, i2, Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, SAP, SAS, Software AG, Sun, Symantec, Unisys, Verisign.

R & D units – ABB Research, C-Step, Daimler Chrystler Research, Google Labs, HP Labs, Honeywell, IBM Research, Infosys SETLabs, Microsoft Research, Siemens Corporate Research, Yahoo Labs.

IT Services Majors – Acenture, Cap Gemeni, Caritor, Cognizant, Convansys, CSC, EDS, HCL, Infosys, IBM, Mindtree, Mastek, Satyam, Symphony, TCS, Wipro, Zensar.

Engineering Majors – ABB, Ashok Leyland, Bosch, Bosel, Daimler Chrystler, Delmia, Delphi, Dassault, GE, General Motors, Honeywell, Mercedes Benz, Philips Systems, Siemens.

Networking Majors – Alcatel, Cisco, D-Link, Fiber Link, Huawei, Lucent, LG-Soft, Motorola, Nokia, Nokia Siemens, Nortel, Qwest, Samsung

Semiconductor Majors – Agere, Freescale, Intel, Infeneon, Texas Instruments, NXP, Infineon, Samsung.

EDA Major – Cadence, Magna, Magma, Mentor Graphics

Mid size Companies – Birla Soft, Bailey, Celstream, Fiber Link, GAVS, GT Nexus, IP Horizons, Patni, Ramco, Sasken, Symphony Services, Thorogood, Thought Works, Velankani, Visual Soft, Web Methods

Internet companies – Amazon, AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo, TV18, Web18

Start up Companies – 2’ Create, 8k Mile, Aalayane, Alacito, Allgo, Alopa, Altron, Backend, Bangalore Labs, Bluefont, Cerner Health Care, Capillary, C-Core, Cell, Cerner, Next, Customer Asset, Dev Square, e2e Solutions, egestalt, Fast Media, GE GXS, Globals, Glomantre, Indus Technovation, Intellinate, Ittiam, Kenfuse, Kolabia, Lattice Bridge, M Formation, Mapunity, Mango Tech, Manmar, Marvell India, Perfont, Proteam, Pramati, Pro Medik, QSO, Radix, Real Metrix, Readimindes, Red Bus, Riverstone, S7, Sonic Wall, Suruk, Techvoyant, TLL, Tutor Vista, Tyfone, Vision Labs, Xore, Yodlee, Yos, Zive

FMCG Majors – CocaCola, P & G

Banking Insurance Majors – American Express, BOA, Deutsche Bank, Fidelity, HSBC

Public Sector – BEL, SAIL, HPCL



Candidates performing exceedingly well in academics or the ones with exceptional resumes do get scholarships from a few industries. In the year 2011, GE, ABB, AMD, Siemens and other companies offered scholarships to students studying in this premier institute. In the year 2012, ABB, Siemens, Infosys and SocGen were the industries that offered the scholarships. These incentives boost a student’s self-esteem and motivate him/her to do better.

Outreach programs:

  1. EXCITE is a programme conducted by IIIT Bangalore. The primary aim of this programme is to motivate students studying in high school on Information Technology. It is to develop an interest in computers and coding and also to encourage students to take up more of computer/ technology related courses. EXCITE happens every year, generally in the month of April, where a selected group of high school students spend a week at the campus interacting with the faculty. Many of the professors participate in this initiative, give lectures and conduct interactive sessions on the upcoming technologies.
  2. ELITE is another creative outreach programme wherein the college and university academic staff is trained. This initiative is funded by the Delhi Institute of Technology (DIT).

Hostel Life at IIIT Bangalore:

The institute has hostel accommodation facilities for its students. Boys and girls are given separate hostels to live in. Individual rooms are given to all the students. Every room is equipped with all the necessary facilities such as fan, lights, plug-in points, Wi-Fi, etc. Mess facility is also available on the campus for the students, faculty members and visitors. The students are free to roam around in the campus anytime. CCTV cameras cover the entire campus. The students are watched all the time by the security officers. This institute is one of the very few universities in the country which has no ragging issues. The issues (if there) are taken up very seriously by the concerned officials. It has one of the best network infrastructures. The campus is lush green and the amazing Bangalore weather adds to the awesomeness. The Academic Block is always open on the campus for all students.

The sports facilities at IIIT Bangalore are good and the equipment is well maintained. Basketball court, badminton court, grounds for cricket, football etc. are extensively used by the students. IIIT Bangalore students are generally involved in a lot of other club activities. Some of the clubs which work actively in the campus are Spic Macay, Linux Club, Quiz Club etc. There are technical clubs as well as cultural clubs. This has been done to make sure the students are all-rounders and not just good at academics.

Fests at IIIT Bangalore:

Also called the heartbeat of IIIT Bangalore, Spandan, the sports fest conducted by the Institute is all that is required to give the students a break from the hectic life. Even the faculty members participate in the fest and contribute to the bundle of joy the students breathe in. The students get to meet the alumni of the college and other important personalities during this time.

Sure life at IIIT Bangalore sounds great!

You can also read up on IIIT Hyderabad and IIIT Pune!

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