Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad abbreviated IIT Hyderabad or IITH is an academic and technical public university in the Sangareddy district in Telangana, India.

IITH was established in 2008 as one of eight newly formed Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). It has 1,155 undergraduates as well as 635 Masters, and 1085 PhD scholars with 22 full-time faculty members.

IIT Hyderabad History

IIT Hyderabad was established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India under the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act in the year 2011. The Act was approved by the Lok Sabha on 24 March 2011 and in the Rajya Sabha on 30 April 2012. It was created with the financial and technical support of the Government of Japan.

IIT Hyderabad began functioning on 18 August 2008 at an interim campus located within the Ordnance Factory Medak, with Prof. U. B. Desai as the founder director. In July of 2015, the school relocated to its 576-acre permanent campus in Kandi, Sangareddy. It is located near an outer-ring highway, and situated on NH-65.

IIT Hyderabad Campus

The IITH campus covers an area that covers 576 acres (234 hectares). The campus was designed by Pune-based and renowned American architect Professor. Christopher Charles Benninger. The campus is organic and divided into buildings in clusters which will be built in phases beginning in the year 2011. The campus is among India's most impressive examples of sustainable, efficient, carbon neutral and environmentally sustainable architecture. The design was born from the local climate and requires extreme attention to improve the learning experience. Graduate and postgraduate programs are separate the student and teacher accommodation is separated, and boys and girls hostels are separated to create a diverse setting.

The 25 million square feet of buildings in Phase 1A, three academic blocks as well as 10 hostels that are operational (each having 200 beds)) have been completed as of March 2019.

IIT Hyderabad Faculty

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad is currently home to a highly skilled faculty consisting of 222 professors, assistant professors and associate professors. 218 faculty members comprise Ph.D. holders in their respective fields and the remainder have Masters of Design. A large portion of faculty members are engaged in their own research along with students who are working with them.

The majority of IIT Hyderabad faculty members follow the policy of open-door, which means they are readily accessible to answer questions and provide advice outside of class time.

IIT Hyderabad Courses 

IIT Hyderabad offers UG, PG, and PhD degrees in BTech, MTech, BDes, MDes, and PhD. National-level exam scores and the counseling process are among the selection criteria for each course. JEE Advanced scores and JoSAA counseling are required for the BTech program. UCEED and CEED exam scores are taken into account for the BDes and MDes programs. GATE and IIT JAM exam scores are accepted for MTech and MSc programs. The following are the major courses offered by IIT Hyderabad:

Course Name


IIT Hyderabad Fees


Eligibility: Pass in the 12th class examination with 60% marks
Selection Criteria: JEE Advanced + JoSAA Counselling

INR 8.88 lacs


Eligibility: 4-year BTech./ BE degree in any engineering discipline or an MSc/ MS/ MCA degree in CS/ IT/ Maths 
Selection Criteria: GATE + COAP followed by PI round

INR 1.60 Lacs


Eligibility: Candidate must have passed 10+2 board examination
Selection Criteria: UCEED scores

INR 8.88 Lacs


Eligibility Criteria: B.Des, BFA, or BE degree with a minimum of 55% marks (50% marks in case of SC/ST)
Selection Criteria: CEED score

INR 1.60 Lacs


Eligibility Criteria: BSc with 55% aggregate marks
Selection Criteria: IIT JAM

INR 52,290


Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 55% marks (50% for SC/ST candidates)
Selection Criteria: Written test + PI

INR 52,000


Eligibility Criteria: 65% marks in Masters or 75% marks in Bachelors with a valid GATE score.
Selection Criteria: Written Test + PI

INR 1.02 Lacs

IIT Hyderabad M.Tech

IIT Hyderabad offers an M.Tech program in three categories specifically, 2-year MTech, 3-year Tech Executive MTech, and 2-year MTech. The most important requirement to be admitted is a GATE score that ranges between 529 to 789 in General category. The admission to this program will be made by the GATE cutoff as well as interviews that are conducted by the department in question. The first year's fee for the program are in the range of 5.01 lakhs. IIT Hyderabad holds a good record of M.Tech placements. In the most recent recruitment drive in 2020, the top CTC provided in the country was 60.41 LPA. The average CTC was the figure of INR 22.07 LPA. The most sought-after candidates in the field of M.Tech at IITH include Infosys, Dell, Amazon, Microsoft, Deloitte, AMD, Oracle, and Adobe.

IIT Hyderabad Admission

The applicants who are interested in admission to the Institute must meet the requirements for eligibility in the programs. They must fill out the online form through the site of the Institute. The application cost is INR 300 (for General as well as OBC (INR 150 in case of SC/ST/PwD category and Females) must be paid through SBI Collect.

IIT Hyderabad Alumni

Dr. Paladugu Suresh: Assistant Professor at CBIT Hyderabad and Indian Researcher in Imidazolium Carboxylate Based [C-H]+

Professor. Arruri Sathyanarayana: UGC-JRF and Research Excellence Award winner, Researcher in Synthesis and Applications of Bis-azolium and Bisazolene Derivatives

Dr. Chatla Naga Babu: UGC-JRF, SRF, and Research Excellence Award winner

Dr. Katam Srinivas: Indian Researcher in Synthesis, Characterization and Catalytic Applications

Mr. Vaddamanu Moulali: Indian Researcher in Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis

IIT Hyderabad Ranking

  • Ranked #591-600 by the QS World University Rankings 2022
  • Ranked 601-650 by the QS World Ranking 2021
  • Rated 16th in the overall category by the NIRF in 2021.
  • Rated 8 in the Engineering category by NIRF 2021.
  • Rated 601 - 800 worldwide in the Times Higher Education University Ranking 2020
  • The university is ranked 16th in the nation according to QS World University Rankings 2020
  • The Engineering category was ranked 8th by NIRF 2019
  • The team was ranked 22nd overall in the category according to NIRF 2019 Rankings
  • Overall, ranked 51st by Outlook Ranking 2019
  • Ranked 9th in the Engineering category by the SuccessCDs ranking 2019
  • Ranked 7th in Engineering by Jagranjosh Ranking 2019
  • Ranked 2nd by EduVidya Ranking 2019

Frequently asked questions

Is IIT Hyderabad Good IIT ?
IIT Hyderabad is India's second-generation IIT, and it is among the top ten engineering colleges in the country.
How can I join IIT Hyderabad ?
To secure a seat in BTech or BTech + MTech courses at IIT Hyderabad, candidates must pass the JEE Main exam followed by the JEE Advanced exam.
What rank is required for IIT Hyderabad ?
BTech is IIT Hyderabad's flagship program. A JEE Advanced rank of 191-5408 is required for admission to the program. Through JoSAA counselling, students who meet the IIT Hyderabad Cutoff are admitted to the BTech program.
Does IIT Hyderabad offers online programs ?

IITH offers the following Online MTech Programs

  • MTech in Data Science 
  • Micro Electronics & VLSI
  • Industrial Metallurgy 
  • EV Technology
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Integrated Computational Materials Engineering

IITH offers Online MDes by Practice

  • Masters in Design
How many seats IIT Hyderabad have ?
The B.Tech. program has a total capacity of 470 seats.
How good is placements at IIT Hyderabad ?
IIT Hyderabad's 427 students received 466 job offers in 2021. Phase 1 of the placement session attracted 210 new businesses. The highest annual stipend given to students was INR 65 LPA. In comparison, the average salary package on offer was INR 23 LPA. In addition, seven companies in Taiwan and Japan offered international placements to a total of 34 students.
What is the rank of IIT Hyderabad ?

IIT Hyderabad Ranking

  • Ranked #591-600 by the QS World University Rankings 2022
  • Ranked 7 in the ARIIA rankings 2021
  • Ranked 601-650 by the QS World Ranking 2021
  • Ranked 16 in the Overall category by NIRF 2021
How many master program offred at IIT Hyderabad ?
IIT Hyderabad offers a two-year M.Tech program with 18 specializations, a three-year M.Tech program with four departments, six online MTech programs, and one online MDes program, and IITH offers M.Sc programs in three departments.
How goo is research facilities at IITH ?
There are more than 100 research labs at IITH. Every year, IITH strives to add more state-of-the-art equipment to these labs in order to conduct advanced research that crosses the boundaries of various engineering and science departments, promoting interdisciplinary research.
How big is the Hyderabad library ?
The library at IITH is well-equipped, with over 20,000 books and 10,000 periodicals. There are reference books as well as books for regular circulation among the books. IITH also has an internal repository of faculty and student-authored scholarly publications.
Can I get schlorship at IITH ?

IIT Hyderabad students receive a variety of scholarships from the institute as well as from international organizations. One of them is the MCM Scholarship, which allows 10% of academic students (with a family income of INR 1 – 5 LPA) to receive a 2/3rd remission of tuition fees per semester plus INR 1000 per month in pocket money.
The other is the Institute SC/ST Scholarship, which provides students with free messing and boarding (to the extent that funds are raised) as well as a monthly allowance of INR 250.

Does IIT Hyderabad have architecture ?
The IITH campus covers 576 acres of land (234 hectares). Prof. Christopher Charles Benninger, an acclaimed American architect based in Pune, designed the campus. This organic campus is divided into clusters of buildings that began construction in 2011 and will be completed in phases.
Which branch is best in IIT Hyderabad ?
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering are two of the most popular IIT branches among students. Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Design, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Metallurgy, Biotechnology, and Naval Architecture are the other branches that follow.
Which is best IIT Bombay or IIT Hyderabad ?
In terms of learning environment and academics, IIIT Hyderabad is superior to IIT Bombay. When it comes to placement opportunities and infrastructure, however, IIT Bombay is a good choice.