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Undoubtedly, IIT’s, are one of the premier institutions in the country. The brightest minds of India go through rigorous practise and stress, ultimately, with a common goal of securing a seat in one these institutes of national importance. As one might have noticed, nowadays, students generally tend to prefer admissions in older IITs because of their proven excellence in the different branches of engineering and science. But there is no denying to the fact that the newer IITs provide the same amount of opportunities (if not more) for you to excel in your field of interest. One of these IIT’s is IIT Hyderabad.

Started functioning in the year of 2008, IIT Hyderabad, was one of the eight new IITs that were established by the Ministry of HRD under the new Institutes of technology amendment act. IIT Hyderabad was ranked 7th among all the technical institutions in India according to the latest rankings released by the MHRD.  The campus initially was situated at Ordinance factory, Yeddumailaram, Telangana and got shifted to its permanent campus this year which is located at Kangi, Sangareddy, Telangana. Right since its inception, IIT Hyderabad has constantly thrived to improve its facilities, reach new heights of academic excellence and has made significant strides in a very short time. The current chairperson of IIT-H is B. V. R. Mohan Reddy.

This article aims to provide you with all the necessary information that you should know before you make up your mind to take admission in this prestigious institute.


  • Admission Procedure

  • Connectivity (How to reach)
  • Courses Offered

  • Cut-offs

  • Academics

  • Fee Structure
  • Campus

  • Campus Facilities
  • Collaborations

  • I-School
  • Scholarship
  • Placements

  • Entrepreneurship


Mode of Admission

Exam Name Level of Exam
JEE Advanced National Level Exam/Admission
GATE National Level Exam/Admission
CEED National Level Exam/Admission

Admission to the undergraduate programs is through the common entrance exam, JEE-Advanced, conducted every year, through which you can secure admission to undergraduate programs of other IITs as well. The examination is held every year in the month of May and to appear in this exam, first, you need to qualify JEE-Mains which is held in April every year. The admission process generally starts in the month of June and can be delayed to July sometimes depending on the date of release of JEE-Advanced results. Admission to all the programs will be strictly on merit basis.

Admission to M.Tech programs requires B.Tech./B.E. degree or equivalent in the respective or allied areas with exceptional academic record and possessing a GATE score.

CONNECTIVITY (How to reach)

  • From Airport

         Nearest Airport : Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad
         Distance from Airport : 60km

  • From Railway Station

    Nearest Railway Station : Secunderabad Railway Station, Hyderabad
    Distance from Railway Station : 50km


B.Tech. Program (4 Year)

  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering Physics
  • Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering

M.Tech. Program (2 Year)

  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
    • * Environmental & Water Resources
    • * Geotechnical Engineering
    • * Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
    • * Communication and Signal Processing
    • * Microelectronics
    • * Power and Control
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
    • * Design Engineering
    • * Manufacturing Engineering
    • * Thermo-fluid Engineering

M.Sc. (2 Years)

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics

M.Phil. (2 Years)

  • Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Executive M.Tech. in Data Science

Ph.D. Program

  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Liberal Arts
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics

For information on admission procedure of some other courses offered in post-graduate programs, B.Sc/M.Sc and other relevant programs, you can refer to IIT Hyderabad’s official website.


This section provides all the relevant information regarding the opening and closing ranks of various courses offered in the undergraduate program of IIT Hyderabad.

JEE Advanced Cut-Off 2017- Round One (Four Year B. Tech. Course)

Course Name General OBC-NCL SC ST
  Opening Closing Opening Closing Opening Closing Opening Closing
Chemical Engineering 3329 5106 1581 2092 1249 1291 416 491
Civil Engineering 3447 5215 1325 1677 699 850 305 328
Computer Science & Engineering 522 967 186 328 96 247 143 155
Electrical Engineering 1483 2112 577 862 268 477 156 223
Engineering Physics 2479 4430 1934 1942 1243 1388 825 855
Engineering Science 1956 3011 1025 1672 1449 1529 495 660
Materials Science & Metallurgical Engineering 4611 5738 2417 2532 1199 1569 715 785
Mathematics & Computing 1321 1557 669 795 407 407 265 265
Mechanical Engineering 2429 3052 864 1050 318 636 161 254

JEE Advanced Cut-Off 2017- Round Seven (Four Year B. Tech. Course)

Course Name General OBC-NCL SC ST
  Opening Closing Opening Closing Opening Closing Opening Closing
Chemical Engineering 3778 5660 1581 2148 1249 1322 416 491
Civil Engineering 3447 5773 1434 1693 742 874 305 328
Computer Science & Engineering 522 975 186 328 96 247 143 155
Electrical Engineering 1483 2357 577 864 268 477 156 254
Engineering Physics 4041 5085 1934 1943 1243 1388 825 855
Engineering Science 1956 3459 1025 1908 1449 1744 495 660
Materials Science & Metallurgical Engineering 5905 6495 2417 2564 1387 1710 715 785
Mathematics & Computing 1458 1703 669 795 461 461 473 473
Mechanical Engineering 2429 3280 918 1058 531 641 161 265 will keep you updated with all the latest news regarding the cutoff of IIT Hyderabad.


Right from its inception, IIT Hyderabad has focused on intellectual growth and learning. Due to its dynamic academic structure, the coursework is relatively well-developed and offers better exposure to its students in their respective fields compared to other institutes. This is one of the reasons that resulted in IIT Hyderabad been recognized as one of the top 10 institutes in the country.

IIT Hyderabad started initially with only three courses been offered, namely, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and the total student intake then was 111. This has now expanded to a student intake capacity of 1657 with numerous courses been offered across as many as 14 different departments.

One of the notable innovation of IIT Hyderabad in academics was the introduction of fractal academics. The key idea of this is to atomize courses, provide breadth and depth, emphasize courses in liberal arts as well as creative arts, emphasize project work, and create an interactive learning ambiance. In this approach, the students will be well equipped to handle challenges of any job or challenges of post-graduate research. IIT Hyderabad places strong emphasis on inter-disciplinary learning which can prove useful for students in the future in case they want to switch fields. IIT Hyderabad has welcomed several visiting faculties from abroad (Japan, USA, China, France, etc.) who taught several regular courses.

In brief, the academic structure offers a highly flexible and strong learning environment along with which students have enough opportunities to develop their entrepreneurship skills. It is providing an environment wherein students and faculty are not afraid to experiment and celebrate their idea.

Inter-Disciplinary Centres

IIT Hyderabad lays a strong emphasis on inter-disciplinary academics and is home to various inter-disciplinary centres.

  • Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurship (CfHE)
  • Fabless Chip Design Incubator
  • Design Innovation Centre
  • Centre for Cyber Physical Systems and IoT
  • Teaching Learning Centre (TLC)
  • I-TIC Foundation

Tinkerer’s Laboratory- variety of scientific instruments including scientific instruments, electronic components, 3D printers, CNCs, workstations, etc.


Particulars Amount (in ₹)
Caution  Money(One Time, refundable) 1,500
One Time Fees 4,000
Tuition Fee(per Semester) 1,00,000
Other Fees(per Semester) 8,000
Annual Fees 750
Total 1,14,250
Particulars Amount (in ₹)
Hostel Caution  Money(One Time, refundable) 4,000
Mess Caution  Money(One Time, refundable) 1,500
Hostel Seat Rent(per semester) 1,000
Electricity & Water Charges(per Semester) 3,000
Other Fees(per Semester) 4,500
Mess Advance(per Semester) 19,500
Total 33,500

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.


The campus of IIT Hyderabad, just like all other IITs, boasts of all the modern amenities and constant efforts have been put to make it more student-friendly. The campus of IIT Hyderabad was shifted to its permanent location this year which spans more than 576 acres. It is located at Kandi near Sangareddy and is close to the Outer Ring Road (Hyderabad), it lies on NH-65 thus giving it easy access to the city of Hyderabad.

The campus consists of academic area, residential area for students, residential area for faculty and staff and other support facilities. The growth of the campus was planned in three phases with a corresponding increase in the physical infrastructure and support facilities to accommodate an increase in the number of students in established programs and new programs of the future. The phase 1 of construction was completed which consists of 3 academic blocks, 10 hostel blocks each having a capacity of around 200 students, central library and other common infrastructural facilities. The hostels have good connectivity to institute main gate through internal transportation.

Termed as “smart-campus”, it has facilities such as cooling system, own power generation and water harvesting. The campus has long plans to establish 5 MW solar power plant to meet its own demand and addition planning for surplus generation to the grid. The campus would have water harvesting for its own consumption and water treatment plant that can be used for other purposes like washing and gardening.


Here’s the overview of the facilities provided to students.

  • Bank
  • Library
  • WiFi
  • Canteen
  • Sports
  • Hostels
  • Medical
  • Gym
  • Auditorium

There are many within-campus facilities like a bank extension counter, ATM machine, stationary shop, and laundry services. Students can visit the Tower Area situated in the South gate of Ordnance Factory Estate to find options like Bakery Shops, Photo shops, Stationery shops, Watch repair shops, General stores, Tailoring shops, Vehicle Repair shops, a Landry shop, and a couple of Barber shops.

Dining Facilities

For dining, there are many spacious and modern kitchens to help promote eating healthy and nutritious food cooked in hygienic conditions. The campus has 4 vegetarian messes: North Mess, South Mess, Mixed Mess and Yuktahar Mess.


Students can avail the gymnasium facilities and an in-house a physical trainer is also available. There is a separate mini gym as well for girls.


The Institute has well-equipped, air-conditioned computer laboratories that have the latest hardware and software. It is interesting to know that all computers are part of an intranet (1Gbps Backbone), which connects all buildings, including the hostels; and a high-bandwidth (8 Mbps) internet is available round the clock.


The Library has a huge database of Reference Books, Technical reports, Text Books, Standards, Literature books and CDROMS. It also subscribes to more than 150 journals/magazines and is managed with the fully integrated multi-user Library Management Software.


IIT Hyderabad has active collaboration with Japan. This involves joint research projects, exchange of faculty and students with premier Japanese institutions like University of Tokyo, Keio University, Osaka University for joint PhD and Master’s guidance, establishment of innovation hubs, collaborations with globally respected Japanese companies, Todai-IIT & JENESYS Scholarship Programme, Hitachi-IITH Lecture Series and in future, some infrastructure development on the main campus.

In addition to the research and academic collaborations with leading US (11 Nos.), Japanese (11 Nos.) and Indian (13 Nos.) universities and industries, IIT Hyderabad is also host to many study abroad programs, where students from abroad universities spend anywhere between 2 weeks to 2 months at IIT Hyderabad participating in various activities involving lectures, workshops and site visits. This relationship aims at enhancing the technological, social and cultural relations of both the countries. The study abroad internship promotes the learning and training of future graduates mainly in Asian countries and prepares them to become leaders or inspiring researchers in the international society.

  1. Brief History of the IITH-Japan Collaboration
2007 Commitment to initiate a working group for setting up a new IIT (Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh and then Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe)
  • Opening of IITH
  • Commitment to collaborate in the establishment of a new IIT in Hyderabad(Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh and then Prime Minister of Japan Taro Aso)
  • Identification of 5 academic areas of cooperation
  • Launch of IITH Consortium of Japan
  • IITH Director, Prof. Desai’s Visit to Japan
  • Commitment to continue steady collaboration(Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh and then Prime Minister of Japan Yukio Hatoyama)
  • Kick-off of joint R&D for “Information Network for Natural Disaster Mitigation and Recovery”
  • Prof. Desai’s Visit to Japan
  • Commitment through various contributions, welcoming the on-going exchanges and the kick-off of the joint R&D project
    (Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh and Prime Minister of Japan Naoto Kan)

2.  Academic Areas of cooperation

Academic experts from both India and Japan identified the following five areas where India’s needs match Japan’s strengths.

  • Nano-technology & Nano-science
  • Digital Communication
  • Environment & Energy
  • Design & Manufacturing
  • Civil Engineering

3. Special Lecture Series by IIT-H Consortium of Japan

Occasionally, leading Japanese scholars in science and technology from not only academia but also private sectors as well as the Government of Japan visit to IITH and provide special lectures to enhance knowledge networking among intellectuals in India and Japan. Such lectures are expected to be “Challenging Lectures”, where students and faculties at IITH are stimulated through learning the current issues and discussions about science and technology.
The schedule of each lecture is informed from Director’s office to faculties and students at IITH in advance as follows:

Lecture Series:
For the past Special Lecture Series by the Consortium, please visit the following:
Special Lecture Series by IITH Consortium for IITH-Japan Collaboration

4.  Study in Japan

Providing opportunities to study in Japan is one of the important aspects of the IITH-Japan Collaboration. There are various Japanese Government Scholarships to enhance such opportunities. The following websites can introduce some useful information to those who are interested in study in Japan. In addition a number of Japanese universities also have various scholarships.
Japanese Government Scholarships to study in Japan
Study in Japan Comprehensive Guide
Mombusho Scholars Association of India
University of Tokyo Indian Student Association


Collaborative educational project to foster innovation

A school for innovations on the lines of the University of Tokyo’s will come up on the premises of Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-H). While the IIT-H will act as the nodal agency and take the lead role, it would rope in some other institutes from across the nation to make this idea a reality. This was announced by Professor U.B. Desai, Director, IIT-H, while addressing students at a three-day workshop on the, held at the institute on Sunday. He said innovators needed to think ahead and possess the nature of risk-taking. is an educational project established in 2009 by the Centre for Knowledge Structuring, University of Tokyo, with the aim of fostering innovative leaders. This institute has been conducting workshops at IIT-H for the past five years with a mix of students from IIT-H and the University of Tokyo. The workshop is being facilitated by Professor Hideyuki Horii, Executive Director,

“The innovation workshop is nothing but the processing of information by a group of people. There are three types of creativity — combination, exploration, and transformation — that turn an idea into reality. Innovators should have the skill sets, the mindset and the motivation [for it],” said Professor Horri, while addressing the students.

Professor Horii also explained how ‘creative destruction’ — breaking a device to learn its inner workings — has transformed the way students think. He stressed the need for human-centered innovations.


The Placement Cell at IIT Hyderabad was established in the year 2010 with the prime objective of providing career opportunities to the students. The Placement process at IIT Hyderabad usually starts in the month of August by sending out a formal E-mail to the company/organization with relevant information. The training and placement cell of IIT Hyderabad actively invites various companies and industries in campus so as to ensure that almost everyone interested in campus placement is able to secure a job at the end of the placement season. Along with placements, the companies visiting the campus also recruits interns from 3rd year which offers the students to gain industrial experience beforehand which helps them during their placements in the final year. During this academic year, the highest salary offered until December was Rs 35 lakh per annum and the average salary offered was Rs 11 lakh per annum (Note that these stats are different for different branches).


  • Blue Star
  • Coal India
  • Hikari Tsushin
  • Murata Electronics
  • PayPal
  • Tata Advanced Systems
  • VE Commercial Vehicles
  • Vedanta
  • Wells Fargo
  • Yahoo Japan
  • Qualcomm
  • Nvidia Graphics
  • HP
  • Redpine Signals
  • Texas Instruments
  • Amazon India

Placement Statistics for 2017

HIGHEST PACKAGE OFFERED: Rs 38 lakh per annum

AVG PACKAGE OFFERED: Rs 11.44 lakh per annum


  • Rakuten
  • SMS DataTech
  • Yahoo Japan

Placement Statistics for 2016

HIGHEST PACKAGE OFFERED: Rs 35 lakh per annum

AVG PACKAGE OFFERED: Rs 11 lakh per annum


  • Blue Star
  • Coal India
  • Hikari Tsushin
  • Murata Electronics
  • Paypal
  • Tata Advanced Systems
  • VE Commercial Vehicles
  • Vedanta
  • Wellsfargo
  • Yahoo Japan


Inventions and innovations are keywords on which the foundation of IITH is based. Taking forward this ideology to a higher level of implementation, IITH have started “i-TIC Foundation IIT Hyderabad” (i-TIC), a society, which has launched an incubation center (Technology Business Incubator – TBI funded by Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India) to achieve this goal of crafting/ producing an ‘amalgam’ of research and industry by creating a very supportive and nourishing environment wherein research concepts can be taken up and integrated with industry for commercialization. It is an excellent opportunity for those young scholars and alumni who wish to be successful entrepreneurs and see their hard work/ core competencies envisage from paper to reality/ see the light of the day and progress further to the top echelon. In order to achieve this knowledge based entrepreneurship, i-TIC provides the necessary facilities, guidance and mentoring, by the faculty members of IITH and the industry experts, to develop an ecosystem for entrepreneurship.


As students from different parts of the country take admission in this institute of national importance, there exists a rich cultural blend in this campus with celebrations of almost all the festivals.

IIT Hyderabad offers you a plethora of opportunities to pursue your hobbies. Some of the student clubs and teams that exist here are:

  • Music club
  • Dance club
  • Literary club
  • Photography club
  • Robotics club
  • Entrepreneurship Cell
  • Cricket, Football, Basketball and several other sports team, etc.

Due to the establishment of these, it becomes quite easy for students to pursue their hobbies and be actively involved in extra-curricular activities.

IIT Hyderabad also has two inter-college fests held annually every year.

Elan is the annual technical and cultural festival of IIT Hyderabad, usually held in the month of January every year.  It includes workshops, lectures, demonstrations, technical exhibitions, cultural performances and live concerts. Competitive activities cover design events, programming, simulations, and modeling, quizzes, debates, applied engineering, robotics.

ηvision is the inter-institute technical festival of IIT Hyderabad. The first edition was held on 5–6 November 2011 and was called as Advaya. The fest is preceded by a series of various technical workshops which attracts the crowd from all over the country. The fest comprises various technical events, which are decided by the existing technical clubs in IIT Hyderabad and some informal events also.

IIT Hyderabad is probably the fastest developing of all the new IITs that were established. It is only a matter of few years from now that IIT Hyderabad will be right there, competing along with the older IITs. Due to the great vision, agility, commitment and energy of students, faculty, and management, to create an innovative education and research environment, you might want to think carefully before considering other colleges over IIT Hyderabad just because of the “New-IIT” tag.

So that’s pretty much everything about IIT Hyderabad that you should know for now. You can gain some insight on IIT Kanpur here. And keep following Toppr for more such information on various other colleges.

All the best!





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