All about IITs that a person must know?

The IITs have a common admission process for undergraduate admissions, called IIT-JEE, which was replaced by Joint Entrance Examination Advanced in 2013. The post-graduate level program that awards M.Tech, MS degrees in engineering is administered by the older IITs (Kharagpur, Bombay, Madras, Kanpur, Delhi, Roorkee, Varanasi, Guwahati). M.Tech and MS admissions are done on the basis of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). In addition to B.Tech, M.Tech and MS programs, IITs also award other graduate degrees such as M.Sc in Maths, Physics and Chemistry, MBA, PhD etc. Admission to these programs of IITs is done through Common Admission Test(CAT), Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM) and Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED). Below is a list of all the IITs and information about them.


IITs and locations, sorted by date of establishment
Serial no Name Short Name Established Campus Size (acres) Director State/UT
1 IIT Kharagpur IITKGP 1951 2100 Partha Pratim Chakraborty West Bengal
2 IIT Bombay IITB 1958 550 Prof. Devang V. Khakar Maharashtra
3 IIT Kanpur IITK 1959 1055 Dr. Indranil Manna Uttar Pradesh
4 IIT Madras IITM 1959 620 Dr. Bhaskar Ramamurthi Tamil Nadu
5 IIT Delhi IITD 1963‡ (founded in 1961) Prof. R. K. Shevgaonkar Delhi andHaryana
6 IIT Guwahati IITG 1994 704 Gautam Biswas Assam
7 IIT Roorkee IITR 2001‡ (founded in 1847) 365 Pradipta Bannerjee Uttarakhand
8 IIT (BHU) Varanasi IIT(BHU) 2008‡ (founded in 1919) Prof. Rajeev Sangal Uttar Pradesh
9 IIT Bhubaneswar IITBBS 2008 Prof. R. V. Raj Kumar Odisha
10 IIT Gandhinagar IITGN 2008 450 Prof. Sudhir K. Jain Gujarat
11 IIT Hyderabad IITH 2008 Prof. U. B. Desai Telangana
12 IIT Jodhpur IITJ 2008 900 Prof. C. V. R. Murthy Rajasthan
13 IIT Patna IITP 2008 501 Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharya Bihar
14 IIT Ropar IITRPR 2008 545 Sarit Kumar Das Punjab
15 IIT Indore IITI 2009 525 Pradeep Mathur Madhya Pradesh
16 IIT Mandi IITMandi 2009 538 Timothy A. Gonsalves Himachal Pradesh
17 IIT Palakkad IITPKD 2015 500 Kerala
18 IIT Tirupati IITTP 2015 590 Andhra Pradesh
19 IIT Dhanbad IITDHN 2017‡ (founded in 1926) Prof. D C Panigrahi Jharkhand
20 IIT Chhattisgarh, Bhilai (Temporary classes to be held at Raipur) IITC 2016 Session begins in 2016 Chhattisgarh
21 IIT Goa IITGoa 2016 Session begins in 2016 Goa
22 IIT Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir 2016 Session begins in 2016 Jammu and Kashmir
23 IIT Dharwad, Karnataka, 2016 Session begins in 2016 Karnataka

‡ – year converted to IIT

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New IIT’s

In 2014, six new IITs were announced by the government. Further, In the Union budget presented on 28 February 2015, it was announced that an IIT will be set up in Karnataka (at Dharwad); while upgrading of Indian School of Mines (ISM) at Dhanbad, Jharkhand to an IIT was also announced. While some new IITs have started admissions in 2015, other new IITs are expected to commence admissions in 2016.

With the establishment of new IIT’s, starting with the year 2006 and ending with 2016, all states of India except Haryana and seven of the eight North Eastern states should have at least one IIT with Uttar Pradesh having two IIT’s. Though IIT Delhi has a campus in Sonipat, Haryana. Assam is also the only Northeastern state to have an IIT.


Average enrollment at IITs at any given time 

Serial no Name Academic Staff Undergraduates Graduates Doctoral
1 IIT Kharagpur 470 4500 2500
2 IIT Bombay 565 3400 4600
3 IIT Kanpur 3938 2540
4 IIT Madras 550 4000 4000
5 IIT Delhi 3590 4239
6 IIT Guwahati 260 2567 2609
7 IIT Roorkee 400 4472 2093 1471
8 IIT Bhubaneswar 438 57
9 IIT Gandhinagar
10 IIT Hyderabad
11 IIT Jodhpur
12 IIT Patna 66 439 131
13 IIT Ropar 450 50
14 IIT Indore 465 452
15 IIT Mandi
16 IIT (BHU) Varanasi 265 414 210
17 IIT Palakkad 120 N/A
18 IIT Tirupati 120 N/A
19 IIT Dhanbad 271 3640 2066
20 IIT Chhattisgarh, Bhilai/Raipur Session to begin in 2016
21 IIT Goa Session to begin in 2016
22 IIT Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir Session to begin in 2016
23 IIT Dharwad, Karnataka, Session to begin in 2016
Total 1812 33039 25694 1738
Total Students 60471


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