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Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad

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Address: Devghat, Jhalwa, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211012
Website: http://www.iiita.ac.in/‎
Phone: 0532 292 2025
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Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad

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The Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (IIIT-A) was established in 1999, as a center of excellence in Information Technology and allied areas. The institute was conferred "Deemed University" status by Govt. of India in the year 2000. The Institute thus became empowered to have a perpetual seal and award degrees subsequent to the conduct of its own examinations. IIIT Allahabad is an Institute of National importance. The Institute of National Importance (INI) is a status that may be conferred to a higher education institution in India by an act of parliament. They are institutes which "serve as a pivotal player in developing highly skilled personnel within the specified region of the country/state". INIs receive special recognition and funding.

The Institute was conceived with the objectives of developing professional expertise and skilled manpower in Information Technology (IT) and related areas. This will enable the country to efficiently exploit emerging opportunities and meet economic challenges being thrown up by the rapid global IT revolution which is influencing virtually every area of development and social activity. As one of the leading institutes in the area of IT, the establishment of IIIT-A, was a major step of Govt. of India towards strengthening the indigenous capability necessary for ensuring profitably and harnessing multidimensional facets of IT at all levels, and attaining expertise to enable the country to emerge as a leading player in the global arena.

The institute was established by the efforts of Prof. Murli Manohar Joshi, Union Minister of Human Resource Development, GoI. Realizing the vital significance of IT in the years to come, Prof. Joshi, himself a reputed academician, was instrumental in getting the project conceived, initiated and executed in record time. The 100 acre campus, situated at Deoghat, Jhalwa was designed on the Penrose Geometry pattern and is being further topped by fine landscaping to give an all round soothing effect to create a stimulating environment to indulge in the pursuit of excellence in the field of Information Technology and Allied Sciences. The campus is envisaged to be a fully residential one, with all its faculty, staff and students housed in different pockets. All academic and residential areas are connected to the Institutes's network.

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IIIT-A has consistently been ranked as among the top technical schools in the country. It was given the 8th overall rank in India by India Today. Outlook India ranked it as the 18th best engineering institute in India. IIIT Allahabad was also ranked 11th by Nasscom-Dataquest ranking and was ranked 4th by the same in Placements.


IIITA offers a B.Tech degree in either Information Technology or Electronics and Communications Engineering.5 Years long B.TECH-MTECH Dual Programs in IT and ECE MTECH Biomedical Engineering. Admission to all these programs are through JEE-MAIN. IIITA foreign students are accepted based on SAT II scores. Three postgraduate programmes are offered, Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Information Technology (MBA-IT),[Master of Technology]in BIOMEDICAL Engineering Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Information Technology, and an integrated M.Tech in Bio-Medical Engineering. Admission to the MBA-IT programme is based on CAT 2009 scores and an entrance test, interview & group discussion. Admission to the MS-CLIS program is based on an entrance test and an interview. Admission to the M.Tech programme is based on Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) scores and on a written test or interview.

Students can enroll in the research Doctoral Programme (awarding a Ph.D) after either completing a B.Tech degree or an M.Tech one.




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