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The concept of the IITs was first introduced in a report in the year 1945 by Sh. N.M.Sircar, the then member of Education on Viceroy’s Executive Council. Following his recommendations, the first Indian Institute of Technology was established in the year 1950 in Kharagpur. In his report, Shri Sircar had suggested that such Institutes should also be started in different parts of the country. And that was what gave rise to IIT Delhi.

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The Government of India negotiated with the British Government for collaboration in setting up an Institute of Technology at Delhi (IIT Delhi). The British Government agreed in principle to such a collaboration but were inclined initially to start in a modest way. It was therefore agreed that a College of Engineering & Technology should be established at Delhi with their assistance. A trust called the Delhi Engineering College Trust was established with the help of the UK Government and the Federation of British Industries in London. Later, H.R.H. Prince Philips, Duke of Edinburgh, during his visit to India, laid the foundation stone of the College at Hauz Khas on January 28, 1959.

The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (abbreviated as IIT Delhi or IITD) is a public research university, which was declared to be the Institute of National Importance by Government of India under the Institutes of Technology Act. IIT Delhi is one of the two educational institutes in India, which have been listed in the Quacquarelli Symonds’(QS) list of the Top 200 Universities Globally in 2015.

In this article, we’ll explore everything one needs to know about IIT Delhi. So, read on!

IIT Delhi Admission Procedure

Admissions to all undergraduate programmes are made through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). For further information, please visit the JEE website IIT JEE.

Admission is done through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) for M.Tech. Programmes, Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) for M.Des., CAT for M.B.A. and, JAM for M.Sc. programmes. Admission to Ph.D./M.S.(Research) programme is also possible any time during the year through the Department Research Committee (DRC)/Centre’s Research Committee (CRC) with the approval of Dean, Academics.

Cultural Exchange Fellowship Programme

It is administered by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations, Government of India. Scholarship holders are directly nominated by ICCR to the Institute. These students must also satisfy the eligibility criteria for admission under foreign nationals.

Casual Studentship

A student who is registered for an Engineering/Technology degree in a recognized Institute/University in India or abroad is eligible for being considered as a casual student at IIT Delhi. He/she should be officially sponsored by the Institute/University where he/she is studying. Such a studentship is granted to carry out research or to avail laboratory or other academic facilities or for attending a formal set of courses, for a maximum period of 6 months/one semester.

IIT Delhi Ranking

With a significant improvement in its overall score, IIT Delhi climbs to 36th Rank in QS University Ranking: Asia 2016. It was ranked 42nd in 2015 and had an overall score of 72.9. It has a score of 75.4 this year. The QS University Ranking: Asia 2016 used 10 indicators to compile the ranking. These are: Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty Student Ratio, Citation per paper, Paper per faculty, Staff with a PhD, Proportion of International Faculty, Proportion of International Students, Proportion of inbound exchange students and Proportion of outbound exchange students.

Here’s a complete overview of the International & National rankings:


In QS World University Rankings of 2016: 185

In QS World University Rankings of 2015: 179

In QS World University Rankings of 2014: 235

In QS World University Rankings of 2012: 212


By Outlook India in 2016: 1

By Outlook India in 2015: 1

By India Today in 2012: 2

By Outlook India in 2012: 1

IIT Delhi Cutoff 2017

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The table below carries the IIT Delhi cut-off marks 2017 for the various courses and categories.

JEE Advanced cut-off marks 2017

Name of the Courses Categories Opening Rank Closing Rank
Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering General 2858 3860
OBC-NCL 1157 2131
SC 1054 1349
ST 523 675
Chemical Engineering General 949 1780
OBC-NCL 634 981
SC 207 671
ST 157 300
Civil Engineering General 701 2869
OBC-NCL 486 980
SC 226 532
ST 10 53
Computer Science & Engineering General 3 104
OBC-NCL 21 67
SC 17 35
ST 5 25
Electrical Engineering General 226 416
OBC-NCL 108 203
SC 36 106
ST 1 43
Electrical Engineering (Power & Automation) General 467 928
OBC-NCL 293 484
SC 214 270
ST 69 113
Engineering Physics General 1115 2433
OBC-NCL 704 1466
SC 463 764
ST 465 613
Mathematics & Computing General 207 329
OBC-NCL 136 232
SC 66 150
ST 95 109
Mechanical Engineering General 445 944
OBC-NCL 210 452
SC 11 188
ST 24 60
Production & Industrial Engineering General 1694 2637
OBC-NCL 905 1517
SC 584 1046
ST 427 471
Textile Technology General 2958 5161
OBC-NCL 1700 2787
SC 1349 1809
ST 445 725

IIT Delhi Academics

IIT Delhi provides science-based engineering education with a view to producing quality engineer-scientists. The curriculum provides broad-based knowledge and simultaneously builds a temper for the life-long process of learning and exploring. A student needs to do compulsory foundation courses in the areas of basic sciences, humanities, and social sciences and engineering sciences apart from departmental requirements. Departmental courses (core and electives) constitute 50% of the total curriculum. Further, students do open category electives to develop broad interdisciplinary knowledge base or to specialize significantly in an area outside his parent discipline. Therefore, the course structure is extremely flexible, giving due weightage to individual choices and interests.

Beyond the confines of the academic calendar, students use summer and winter vacations to take up internships in various reputed organizations as well as assignments in educational institutions as a part of a continuous effort to enhance and test their ability and knowledge. Joint student projects under the guidance of senior faculty are also undertaken and are sponsored by IIT Delhi itself or by the industry.

Programs Offered in IIT Delhi

Undergraduate Courses Offered in IIT Delhi

  • Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science & Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering (Power)
  • Bachelor of Technology in Engineering Physics
  • Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Production and Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Textile Technology

Postgraduate Courses Offered in IIT Delhi

  • Master of Technology in Engineering Mechanics
  • Master of Technology in Design Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Radio Frequency Design & Technology
  • Master of Technology in Atmospheric-Oceanic Sciences & Technology
  • Master of Technology in Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Molecular Engineering Chemical Synthesis & Analysis
  • Master of Technology in Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Structural Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Water Resources Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Rock Engineering and Underground Structure
  • Master of Technology in Construction Engineering & Management
  • Master of Technology in Environmental Engineering & Management
  • Master of Technology in Construction Technology & Management
  • Master of Technology in Transportation Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Computer Science & Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Communication Engineering
  • Master r of Technology in Computer Technology
  • Master of Technology in Control & Automation
  • Master of Technology in Integrated Electronics & Circuits
  • Master of Technology in Power Electronics, Electrical Machines & Drives
  • Master of Technology in Power Systems
  • Master of Technology in Thermal Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Production Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Industrial Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Design of Mechanical Equipment
  • Master of Technology in Applied Optics
  • Master of Technology in Solid State Materials
  • Master of Technology in Fibre Science Technology
  • Master of Technology in Textile Engineering
  • Master in Industrial Design
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Metro Rail Transport Technology & Management
  • Master of Technology (Interdisciplinary) in Energy Studies
  • Master of Technology (Interdisciplinary) in Energy and Environment Management
  • Master of Technology (Interdisciplinary) in Computer Applications
  • Master of Technology (Interdisciplinary) in Industrial Tribology & Maintenance Engineering
  • Master of Technology (Interdisciplinary) in Instrument Technology
  • Master of Technology (Interdisciplinary) in Opto-Electronics & Optical Communication
  • Master of Technology (Interdisciplinary) in Power Generation Technology
  • Master of Technology (Interdisciplinary) in Polymer Science and Technology
  • Master of Technology (Interdisciplinary) in VLSI Design, Tool & Technology
  • Master of Technology (Interdisciplinary) in Telecommunication Technology and Management
  • Master of Science in Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Mathematics
  • Master of Science in Physics
  • Master of Science (Research) in Applied Mechanics
  • Master of Science (Research) in Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology
  • Master of Science (Research) in Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Science (Research) in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science (Research) in Computer Science & Engineering
  • Master of Science (Research) in Electrical Engineering
  • Master of Science (Research) in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Doctoral courses offered in IIT Delhi
  • Ph.D in Applied Mechanics
  • Ph.D in Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology
  • Ph.D in Chemical Engineering
  • Ph.D in Chemistry
  • Ph.D in Civil Engineering
  • Ph.D in Computer Science & Engineering
  • Ph.D in Electrical Engineering
  • Ph.D in Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Ph.D in Management Studies
  • Ph.D in Mathematics
  • Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D in Physics
  • Ph.D in Textile Technology
  • Ph.D Applied Research in Electronics
  • Ph.D in Atmospheric Sciences
  • Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering
  • Ph.D in Energy Studies
  • Ph.D in Industrial Tribology, Machine Dynamics & Maintenance Engineering
  • Ph.D in Instrument Design & Development
  • Ph.D in Polymer Science & Engineering
  • Ph.D in Rural Development & Technology
  • Ph.D in Information Technology

IIT Delhi Fee Structure

Institute Fees

Particulars Amount
Caution Money (One Time, Refundable) ₹4,000
One Time Fees ₹3,500
Tuition Fee (per Semester) ₹1,00,000
Other fees (per Semester) ₹7,300
Annual Fees ₹500
Total ₹1,15,300

Hostel Fee – Male

Details Boys Hostel Fee(Rs.)
Mess Security Deposit (Refundable) 10,000
Mess Admission (one time payment)(Nonrefundable) 3,500
Mess Advance (one time payment adjustable against 16,500
Total 30,000

Hostel Fee – Female

Details Girls Hostel Fee(Rs.)
Mess Security Deposit (Refundable) 10,000
Mess Admission (one time payment)(Nonrefundable) 3,500
Mess Advance (one time payment adjustable against 15,500
Total  29,000

Semester Charges:  Hostel Seat Rent of Rs 5000/- & Amenity charges of Rs 300/-. Non-Hostlers need not pay of Rs. 5300.

Fee Waivers

  • 100% Tuition Fee waiver for SC/ST/PH students.
  • Full remission of the Tuition Fee for General & OBC students whose family income is less than Rs.1 lakh per annum.
  • Remission of 2/3rd of the Tuition Fee for General & OBC students whose family income is between Rs.1 lakh to Rs.5 lakh per annum.

IIT Delhi- Facilities Provided

The IIT Delhi campus is replete with state-of-the-art academic and recreational facilities for students. The Infrastructural facilities include Hostels, Library, and a Cafeteria.


IIT Delhi has a total number of 14 hostel; 11 for boys and 3 for girls. The boys’ hostels are called Nilgiri, Karakoram, Aravali, Jwalamukhi,Satpura, Zanskar, Kumaon, Vindyachal, Shivalik, Girnar,  and Udaigir. The girls’ hostels are named as Kailiash and Himadri. Each hostel has all the necessary amenities like a reading room, an indoor games room, a lounge, and a dining hall with mess. All hostel rooms are equipped with Internet facilities. Facilities for photocopying as well as STD/ISD/PCO facilities are available in all the Hostels.


The IIT Delhi campus has a Central Library as well as Departmental Libraries. The Institute’s Library has subscribed to 690 current journals and boasts a rich collection of books on science and technology including chemistry, mathematics, physics, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, electrical and electronics engineering, textile engineering, biochemical and biomedical engineering, humanities and social sciences. The library is home to a collection of more than 1,94,471 books, more than 1,03,942 bound volumes of journals, more than 13,430 technical reports, etc. The Library has also incorporated video cassettes, CDs and online electronic journals. The Library provides photocopying facility within the premises of the Library through an external vendor on payment basis. There are also facilities for internet service in the Library.


IIT Delhi has a cafeteria close to the academic buildings and a South Indian food court (Southy) in the boys’ hostel area. There are also many shops like Amul, Lipton, Nescafe, and Cafe Coffee Day in the Institute. Some hostels have a tea halt and there’s a Lipton right outside Vindhyachal and a Mother Dairy behind Nilgiri and in front of the Kumaon hostels.

Apart from the facilities mentioned above, IIT Delhi also a sports complex, gymnasium, auditorium, air-conditioned classrooms, laboratories, convenience store, labs, etc.

IIT Delhi- Scholarships

IIT Delhi offers scholarships to the deserving candidates to ensure equal opportunities to students from all socio-economic backgrounds. In this section, you can find all the details pertaining to the IIT Delhi scholarship programs.

Research Assistant-ship

Under this scholarship program, the students can avail an enhanced fellowship of Rs.15,000/- per month. The students have to put in 20 hours of work per week, as opposed to the 8 hours per week to be put in by a student awarded TA’ship (Teaching Assistantship), wherein the fellowship is Rs.8,000/- per month.

Institute Merit-cum-Means (MCM) Scholarships

In this scholarship program, The Institute offers Merit-cum-Means scholarships to under-graduate students in engineering and technology. These scholarships are offered to about 25% of the students. The present value of the Merit-cum-Means scholarship is Rs.300 per month for general students and the recipient is exempted from paying tuition fee. The criterion of merit for first year is the All India Rank (AIR) in the JEE examination.

Financial Assistance (Teaching/Research Assistantship)

The non-sponsored students who are admitted on full-time basis to M.S. (Research) programs are considered for the award of Teaching/Research Assistantship. Under this scheme they are paid Rs.12,400/- per month and are required to provide assistance of 8 hours/week to the department.

IIT Delhi Campus Life



Located in Hauz Khas, South Delhi, the college campus of 325 acres (132 ha) is surrounded by monuments such as the Qutub Minar and Lotus Temple. The Multi-Storey Building (MS) is close to other educational institutions such as the Jawaharlal Nehru University, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, National Institute of Fashion Technology, National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and Indian Statistical Institute. The inside of the campus resembles a city, with gardens, lawns, residential complexes and wide roads. It also has its own water supply and backup electricity supply along with shopping complexes to cater to the daily needs of residents.

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.

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The student residential zone is divided into two main sectors—one for boys hostels and another for girls hostels.

How to reach institute campus

The Institute campus is about 19 Km. away from the Delhi Main Railway Station, 14 Km. from the New Delhi Railway Station, 21 Km. from the Inter-State Bus Terminal and 10 Km. from Delhi Airport.

The campus can be easily reached by bus, metro, auto or taxi. Hauz Khas metro is the nearest metro station which is around 1.2 km from IIT Delhi main gate. Auto charges around Rs. 20 from this metro to the gate.

IIT Delhi Hostels

There are 14 hostels (11 for boys and 3 for girls); there are also apartments for married students. All the hostels are named after mountain ranges in India. These are:


  • Jwalamukhi Hostel
  • Aravali Hostel
  • Karakoram Hostel
  • Nilgiri Hostel
  • Kumaon Hostel
  • Vindhyachal Hostel
  • Shivalik Hostel
  • Satpura Hostel
  • Zanskar Hostel
  • Girnar Hostel
  • Udaygiri Hostel


  • Kailash Hostel
  • Himadri Hostel
  • New Kailash Hostel

The residential apartments are named after ancient Indian universities

  • Takshashila
  • Nalanda
  • Vaishali
  • Indraprastha
  • Vikramshila

Girnar House had the highest number of residents in 2011 with more than 700 students. Each hostel has its distinct culture of sports and cultural activities. Hostels compete in inter-hostel events to bring home various trophies, which include RCA and GC, which are the highest awards for cultural and sports accomplishments over a year by a particular hostel. Academic year ends with an annual function of hostels known as ‘House day’ in which the passing out batch and the freshers give various cultural performances and awards are distributed for outstanding contribution to various hostel activities.

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IIT Delhi: Placement Scenario

The track record of IIT Delhi is one of the finest among all engineering and management institutes in India. Every year, many prominent and important companies of the industry attend the placement campaign held by the institute to select capable candidates. In fact, the demand for IIT Delhi candidates is so high that most times, the list of candidates gets exhausted within a few hours of the commencement of the placement campaign. Every year, the list of companies that register for IIT Delhi placement increases. Matching the boom in the economy of the country, the demand for IT and management professionals have increased by leaps and bounds.

Some of the main organizations that are involved in the selection of IIT Delhi candidates are HSBC, Kotak Mahindra, Citibank, SBI Caps, SEBI, and ICICI from the banking sector, KPMG, IBM (BCS), Avalon, Market RX from the Consulting sector, CTS, Wipro, IBM, Kanbay, HCL, PCS from the IT/ITES field and Maruti, Kingfisher Airlines, Idea, Bharti, McKinsey KC, and DCM Shriram from the Marketing zone.

IIT Delhi Festivals



Going beyond just participation, IIT Delhi students organize four major student festivals through the year, giving a platform for students from all over India to showcase their talents and abilities in spheres both technical and extracurricular.

  • Tryst: The Technical Festival

It celebrates innovation and technical skill, providing an interface between students, academia, and industry. From lectures by some of the most eminent personalities in fields of science, technology and management and workshops ranging from nascent areas of technology to hypnotism, coupled with student competitions which test participants’ ingenuity, innovation and analytical abilities, Tryst offers it all, making it one of the largest events of its kind in India.

  • Rendezvous: The Cultural Festival

The biggest fest in North India, it marks the convergence of the art, talent, and enthusiasm of the Gen-Next. This youth platform in India sees a huge youth turnover every year, with Rendezvous claiming participation of colleges nationwide. The festival boasts of events in dance, debating, quizzing, dramatics, fine arts, etc. along with recreational packages of a Rock nite, Pronite, Dance podium, Fashion shows (Lifestyle) and much more. Huge publicity is done for each and every event including posters, website and during-event publicity and the event finds active support and sponsorship from the Corporate world as well.

  • Sportech: The Sports Festival

It is organized in November every year by the BSA, in which teams of various colleges vie for glory in all sorts of games like Cricket, Football, Basketball, Hockey, etc. The competition is intense, the participation enthusiastic and naturally, huge crowds turn up to cheer and appreciate the talent on display.

IIT Delhi Past Recruiters


  1. Mckinsey & Co.
  2. Bain & Co.
  3. Capgemini
  4. The Parthenon Group
  5. Monitor Group
  6. Booz & Co.
  7. PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  8. Ernst & Young
  9. Tata Strategic Management Group
  10. Boston Consulting Group
  11. Hay Group
  12. AT Kearney
  13. ZS Associates
  14. Accenture
  15. Deloitte


  1. Google
  2. Facebook
  3. Twitter
  4. Tech Mahindra
  5. Tata Consultancy Sevices
  6. Cognizant
  7. Wipro
  8. HCL
  9. Infosys


  1. Capital One
  2. Citi
  3. Bank Of India
  4. Karvy
  5. Aditya Birla Finance
  6. Barclays
  7. HDFC Bank


  1. Accenture
  2. NeuralTechSoft
  3. GenPact
  4. EXL
  5. WNS


  1. Mercedes-Benz
  2. Sharada University
  3. Bharat Electronics


  1. Biocon
  2. GSK
  3. Wockhardt


  1. Aditya Birla Chemicals
  2. Larsen & Turbo
  3. Honeywell
  4. Bharat Petroleum
  5. ONGC
  6. Reliance


  1. Larsen & Turbo
  2. Gammon
  3. Essar
  4. Indian Oil
  5. BHEL
  6. GMR


  1. SAIL
  2. FIAT
  3. Hyundai
  4. Tata Motors
  5. Bharat Electronics
  6. Mahindra


  1. Samsung
  2. Tata Consultancy Services
  3. Infotech
  4. Philips
  5. Qualcomm
  6. Wipro
  7. Cisco
  8. Dell
  9. Intel


  1. FabIndia
  2. Reliance
  3. JCT Limited

IIT Delhi Notable Alumni

The IIT brand was truly reaffirmed when the United States House of Representatives passed a resolution honoring Indian Americans and especially graduates of IIT for their contributions to the American society.

IITians, in general, and alumni of IIT Delhi, in particular, have excelled and acquired positions of eminence in every field imaginable – from engineering to finance to management to even arts. Significantly, they have also acted as instruments of change wherever they have been. Apart from sincerity, hard work, brilliance and entrepreneurial chutzpah, they have demonstrated social responsibility and now, increasingly, a responsibility towards their nation and their alma mater.

Here is a list of few out of the many who have made their alma mater proud :

  1. Vinod Khosla – Co-Founder, Sun Microsystems, well-known venture capitalist
  2. Padmasree Warrior – CTO, Motorola
  3. Raghuram Rajan – Economic Counsellor, IMF
  4. Anurag Dikshit and Vikrant Bhargav – Founders, Partygaming
  5. Chetan Bhagat – Author
  6. Gunjan Sinha – Leading Entrepreneur (founded Whowhere, eGain, Viman, Parsec Technologies)
  7. Y C Deveshwar – Chairman, Chief Executive ITC Ltd.
  8. Sameer Gehlaut – Chairman, Indiabulls
  9. Krishan Sabnani – Vice President, Network Research Lab, Bell Labs

Question and Answer section/Student & Alumni Reviews section

In this section, you can find some of the frequently asked questions about IIT Delhi.

Question: Which course is good BCA or B. Tech.? Which has more scope? What are the minimum marks required for admission?

Answer:  B. Tech. has a brighter scope. Firstly, try to score a minimum of 75% in PCM and simultaneously, prepare for JEE exam in order to get admission in good colleges.

Question:  What are the chances of my Eligibility (MSc. Phy) IIT Delhi, if I have completed my Mechanical engineering through the Diploma not from HSC?

Answer:  IITs accept Diploma as equivalent to 12th. Hence, firstly you need to score at least 75% in Diploma and then clear JEE Mains and JEE Advanced with good rank to get into IIT-Delhi.

Question:  Which is better, engineering physics from IIT DELHI or Aerospace Engineering from IIT MADRAS or Aerospace Engineering from IIST?

Answer: All these are top institutions for engineering and other research courses. But if you want to choose one of them, then it should be depending on your interest. You need to choose the branch as per your interest and the one that will make you more comfortable to achieve your future goal.

IITD has an aim to develop human potential to its fullest extent so that the intellectually capable and imaginatively gifted leaders can emerge in a range of professions. Its academic integrity, accountability along with the respect and tolerance for the views of every individual make it one of the best IITs in India.

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