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International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad
International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad IIIT, Hyderabad, IIITH) is an autonomous university in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. It was established in 1998 with seed support from the Government of Andhra Pradesh. It was envisioned by Nara Chandrababu Naidu, the Chief Minister of the State of Andhra Pradesh from 1995–2004, to put Hyderabad on the World IT map, through the creation of a prominent IT research university. It emphasizes research from the undergraduate level, which makes it different from the other leading engineering institutes in India like the IITs. Prof. Raj Reddy, the only Indian to get the Turing Award, is the chairman of the board of governors.

The major goal is to impart a uniquely broad and interdisciplinary IT education of high academic quality. This is done through a diverse curriculum of IT courses, interdisciplinary IT research projects, interaction with industry, preparation in entrepreneurship and personality development courses.

History

IIIT Hyderabad was set up in 1998 as a not-for-profit public private partnership (NPPP) and is the first IIIT to be set up (under this model) in India. The Government of Andhra Pradesh lent support to the institute by grant of land and buildings. A Governing Council consisting of eminent people from academia, industry and government presides over the governance of the institution. Dr. Rajeev Sangal, former Head of Department of Computer Science, IIT Kanpur, has played an instrumental part in setting up of the institute. He is current director of the institute.

IIIT-H is organized as research centres and labs, instead of the conventional departments, to facilitate inter-disciplinary research and a seamless flow of knowledge within the Institute. It is the only such institute of higher learning to follow such a model in India. Faculty assigned to the centers and labs conduct research, as well as academic programs, which are owned by the Institute, and not by individual research centers.

Centers

The institute is not divided into departments but instead research centers, namely:

• Language Technologies Research Center
• Center for VLSI and Embedded Systems Technologies
• Data Engineering
• Center for Visual Information Technology
• Center for Security, Theory and Algorithmic Research
• Communications, Speech and Signal Processing Lab
• Robotics Research Lab
• Cognitive Science Lab
• Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Lab for Spatial Informatics
• Center for Computation and Natural Science and Biology
• Center for Exact Humanities

Location

The institute is in Gachibowli, Hyderabad, which is about 10kms from the old city and the central railway station. It is close to HITEC City (a centre housing software development centres of companies like Microsoft, Oracle Corporation, Motorola, Infosys and GE Capital) and the presence of IT majors from across the globe right on the campus through their schools and research centers. The new Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, in Shamshabad is close by from the campus.

Research Areas

The research areas of the institute are:

• Language Technologies
• Speech Technologies
• Information Extraction
• Computer Vision & Image Processing
• Data Engineering
• Cognitive Sciences
• Information Security, Theory & Algorithms
• Robotics
• Signal Processing & Communications
• Building Sciences
• Power Systems
• Agriculture & Rural Development
• Software Engineering
• Computational Natural Sciences
• Bioinformatics
• Exact Humanities
• Earthquake Engineering
• VLSI & Embedded Systems
• Spatial Informatics
• Compilers
• IT for Education

Academic programs

The institute is a centre of learning for both under graduate and post graduate courses. The course pattern lays stress on research at both graduate and under graduate levels. The Curriculum and the academic programmes are altered and maintained to suit the upcoming and present changes in the Industry.

Under Graduate Programs

The Undergraduate programmes offered here are as follows :-

1) B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology) in Computer Sciences (CSE).
2) B.Tech in Electronics and Communications (ECE).
3) B.Tech Honors in the above fields - A programme offered at the end of second year to allow research oriented students to focus on the research orientation of their academic field.

Dual Degree Programs

The Dual Degree Programmes are as follows :-

1) B.Tech and MS (Master of Science) by Research in Computer Science and Engineering.
2) B.Tech and MS (Master of Science) by Research in Electronics and Communication Engineering.
3) B.Tech in Computer Science and Masters in Computational Natural Science.
4) B.Tech in Computer Science and Masters in Computational Linguistics.
5) B.Tech in Computer Science and MS by Research in Exact Humanities.

Under Graduate Programs

Post Graduate Programs The postgraduate programmes offered here are as follows :-

1) M.Tech Computer Science Engineering (CSE).
2) M.Tech Computer Science & Information Security (CSIS).
3) M.Tech Computer Aided Structural Engineering (CASE).
4) M.Tech Bioinformatics.
5) M.Tech Computational Linguistics (CL).
6) Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)

There are also programmes in computational linguistics like M.Phil (Master of Philosophy), MSc in computational natural sciences and Post BSc.

PhD

PhD courses provided here are as follows :-

1. PhD in Computer Science Engineering (CSE).
2. PhD in Computational Natural Sciences (CNS).
3. PhD in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE).
4. PhD in Computational Linguistics (CL).
5. PhD in Computer Aided Structural Engineering (CASE).
6. PhD in Bio-informatics.
7. PhD IT in Power Systems.
8. PhD in Spatial Informatics.
9. PhD in Cognitive Science.
10. PhD in Exact Humanities.

Also courses including Post graduate diploma in Applied Agriculture and Information Technology(PGDAAIT), and in computational linguistics are provided.

Admissions

Under Graduate and Dual Degree

Admissions were taken solely through AIEEE i.e. CCB (Central Counseling board) counseling until the year 2009. From the academic batch 2010 (known as UG2k10) the institute revised the admission procedure and decided on independent selection students though still considering the merit achievements of AIEEE. The institute also selects students based on interviews and Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY).

Post Graduation

Admissions are on the basis of Post-graduate Entrance Exam (PGEE) conducted by IIIT-H.
Admissions to the MSIT programme run at this institute are based on a test conducted every year from April to May.

Curriculum

IIIT Curriculum can be said to be one of the best out of the engineering colleges in India. Students have the independence of choosing the subjects they want to study from the second year onwards. Eminent members of the industry are regularly invited to teach at the institute. The classroom for many courses is a mix of under graduate students, post graduate students and working professionals registered for the course. Students in under graduate programs are required to study limited number of cross departmental subjects, which they can choose from a large selection. Thus improving their knowledge beyond the regular curriculum. Students in third year onwards are encouraged to work in one of the research labs, thus making them work aware, and thus helping them choose their future field of work.

Campus

The Institute is situated on a campus of 62 acres (250,000 m²). There are 4 buildings that house the corporate schools and research centers. In addition to this, the academic building has the lecture halls, tutorial rooms, computer and electronics labs and offices of the administration and faculty. The buildings are named after the mountain ranges, Nilgiri, Vindhya and Himalaya (still underconstruction).

All students are provided hostel rooms. Few students have to share rooms (double occupancy) whereas most of the students have single occupancy. The Institute has a Guest House with four air conditioned suites. Two hostels for men and one for women have a total of about 1200 rooms. There is an optical fiber network connecting all buildings on campus including the hostels.

The Institute has well-equipped air-conditioned computer laboratories allocated batch-wise to students. The labs are equipped with modern hardware and software. The PC to students ratio is about 1:2. All computers are part of an intranet (1 Gbit/s Backbone). The Institute has high bandwidth (60 Mbit/s) Internet connectivity round the clock. Research students have 24 hours access to the computer facilities. The students administer their own computer systems. The research centers and corporate schools provide specialized equipment for research and development. It is one of the most computer adataptive institutions in India. All the notices and information are sent over the campus email. From couriers to mess registration everthing is notified via specific portals(internal sites).



 
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