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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)

The Indian Institute of Technology, also known as IIT is an autonomous public-technical university. Located in 23 cities, these IITs are spread across India. These institutes are the Insitute of National Importance to the country. All the IITs are autonomous bodies. They are connected through a common council (IIT Council) that administers their administration’s work. 

The Ministry of Education takes care of all the 23 IITs in the country. Also, the Ministry of Education is the ex-officio chairperson of the IIT Council. Every year lacs of students compete at various Undergraduate, Post-graduate, and Doctoral levels to get admissions. As recorded by the data of 2020, there are approximately 16,053 seats inclusive of all the undergraduate programs in all the 23 IITs.

List of IITs in India 

Institute Name State No. of Seats for UG programs 
IIT JammuJammu 
IIT Bombay Maharastra 1204
IIT Delhi Delhi 1152
IIT Kharagpur West Bengal 1673
IIT Madras Tamil Nadu 1054
IIT RoorkeeUttrakhand1218
IIT Guwahati Assam 795
IIT Ropar Punjab 292
IIT Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh 425
IIT Gandhinagar Gujarat 226
IIT JodhpurRajasthan 451
IIT Patna Bihar 363
IIT Indore Madhya Pradesh 325
IIT Palakkad Kerala 174
IIT Mandi Himachal Pradesh 310
IIT Tirupati Andhra Pradesh 224
IIT (BHU) VaranasiUttar Pradesh 1513
IIT Dhanbad Jharkhand1007
IIT Bhubaneswar Orrisa 437
IIT Bhilai Chattisgarh 173
IIT Dharwad Karnataka 160
IIT Goa Goa 125
IIT Kanpur Uttar Pradesh 942

Why IIT ? 

Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) are considered to be the dream universities for students aspiring to do engineering, research, or any other scientific degree. What’s so unique about is everything. From academics to research skills, networking, exposure, and exploration a student gets in an IIT are worth it, making it the dream university for all the technical students. 

IITs have a rich diversity of students, advanced faculties, and a good network of alumni. The time to time events both technical and cultural events provide students a chance to be more open to surroundings, thus providing a holistic approach for the development of students’ personality. 

Courses Offered by IITs

IITs are basically for engineering graduates, undergraduates, and doctoral programs. But these days, IITs provide some of the Bachelor’s courses and other masters’ courses as well. 

Here is the list of courses offered by IITs at various undergraduate and postgraduate levels: 

Undergraduate Courses 

 IITs provide B.Tech/ B.E (4-year degree) in the following disciplines:

  • Computer Science & Engineering 
  • Electronics Engineering 
  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Information Technology 
  • Metallurgy 
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Aerospace Engineering 
  • Nano Science Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering 
  • Engineering Physics and Mathematics 
  • Ceramic Engineering 
  • Polymer Engineering etc. 

Note: Some IITs offer more specialized fields of graduation. There are also dual degree programs offered by some of the IITs. To know more about what every IIT offers visit their official websites. 

Post-Graduate Courses 

Post-Graduate Courses offered by different IITs are as follows: 

  • M.Tech 
  • Masters of Science 
  • Masters in Business Administration (only for engineers and post-graduates in science) 

Doctoral Programs Offered 

IITs offer various programs in Doctorate of Philosophy. The students have to work on some thesis of their interests and the tasks given by the professor. 

IITs, NITs, IISc account for 80% of all engineering PhDs in India. In order to get into an IIT for the Ph.D. program, one must have a valid GATE score. 

How to get admission into IIT? 

The different degree requires different exams to get into an IIT. The list of exams required to get admission into IIT is as follows: 

Course Exam required 
B.Tech/ B.E JEE Mains and JEE Advanced
M.Tech GATE 

How to crack IIT entrance? 

Patience and Perseverance are the two qualities that you must have to crack IIT entrance.

Here are few tips you can take into consideration while preparing for IIT entrances: 

  • Know the syllabus: The first and foremost thing to know is the syllabus. Check out the official website to know the latest syllabus included in the entrance you are applying for. 
  • Quality vs Quantity: Don’t try to get too many books to make it a mess for yourself. Solve previous years’ question papers or the test series of your coaching. Solve quality questions. Analyze your mistakes carefully and work on them.
  • Be disciplined: Discipline is the key to success. Make a timetable to designate the time you devote to studying qualitatively. 
  • Enjoy than Exert: Enjoy the process and keep moving. Don’t feel sad if one mock test is bad. Try until you reach the summit. 
  • It’s all worth it: Bear in mind that all your efforts will be worth it. Don’t feel burdened by anybody’s expectations. Just be you and give your 200%. 

Life at IIT 

Life at IIT is quite happening. It is filled with fun, adventure, learning, explorations, and knowledge. The campuses are spread in a vast land with good infrastructure and lush green surroundings. The campuses provide all the basic amenities for on-campus resident students. You can expect to see huge libraries, research labs equipped with the latest technology, smart classes, gymkhana clubs, sports arena, cafeteria, hostel, mess, book-shop, tailor, and almost everything you can think of. 

IITs in themselves are the established cities a person needs. IITs also provide timely technical, cultural, and sports fests to help students unleash their hidden potential. 

This place is an apt representation of what a holistic development contains. 

Placements at IIT 

IITs have a very good placement rate. Every year many companies from varied fields come to the IITs to capture some young talent for their organization. The package at IITs depends on the type, of course, a student undergoes and also on the performance of the student at an interview. 

The Highest package at IITs like IIT Bombay, Delhi, Kharagpur can be as high as 1 crore. The average package reported till 2021 is around 10 lacs.

Fees Structure of IIT 

Every IIT is an autonomous body. It means that they have the authority to decide the fee structure on their own. There is some upper limit set by the authority for the fees structure. The fees at IIT vary between 10-14lacs for the complete course of a degree. 


IITs are not only the institutes to study but are the places for the holistic development of a student. The kind of exposure, networking, and opportunities students get at the IITs are beyond explanation. So, work hard, crack the exams because the world is waiting to be explored.

What is IIT? 

IIT, the Indian Institute of Technology are the autonomous public-technical universities in India. They are the Institutes of National Importance in the country. 

Why IIT is the dream institute of students? 

IITs provide world-class infrastructure and education to students in the field of technology. It offers a variety of courses and provides equal opportunities to every student to grow, explore, and scale exponentially in their career

What is unique about IIT? 

Unlike any other institutes, IITs provide a student with every facility in academics and extra-curricular to scale in their careers. 

How many IITs are there? 

In total there are 23 IITs in different cities of India. 

How to get admission to IIT? 

There are two ways to get admissions to IIT. 
JEE Advanced for Undergraduate programs 
GATE/ JAM for M-Tech and other master’s programs. 

How to get admission for M.Sc. in IIT? 

In order to get admission for M.Sc. in IIT, a candidate has to give the JAM exam. 

Can I get admission to IIT without JEE Advanced? 

No, there is no way to get admission into IIT without JEE Advanced. One has to go through the JEE Advanced and qualify with the ranks stated by JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) at the time of admissions. 

How much rank is needed for admission in M-Tech at IIT? 

To get into an IIT for M-Tech one must get a rank within the first 100-150 candidates (General Category). It further depends on the category and reservation quota too.

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