Institute Booklet



The Institute

Governing Council

Message from Director

Message from Deans



Adjunct Faculty

Distinguished Faculty


Academic programmes

Research centers

IIIT Hyderabad foundation

Education - Outreach

Academic events - Outreach

Industry - Outreach

About IIIT Hyderabad to new and prospective students

Story of Banyan trees - Jagruti and Navjivan  


The Institute

The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) is an autonomous university founded in 1998. It was set up as a not-for-profit public private partnership 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. 

IIIT-H was set up as a research university focused on the core areas of Information Technology, such as Computer Science, Electronics and Communications, and their applications in other domains.  The Institute evolved strong research programmes in several domain areas with computing or IT as a strong connecting link. It also emphasized application of the technology developed to problems faced by the society or the industry. This required carrying out basic research that can be used to solve real life problems. As a result, a synergistic relationship has come to exist at the Institute between basic and applied research. The faculty implements a number of academic industrial projects. A few companies have been incubated based on the research done at the Institute. 

IIIT-H is organized around research centers and laboratories, instead of the conventional departments, to facilitate inter-disciplinary research and a seamless flow of knowledge within the Institute. Faculty assigned to the centers and labs conduct research and take part in the academic programmes. The academic programmes are owned by the Institute and not by individual research centers. 

The Institute combines pioneering research with top class education. An innovative curriculum allows the student flexibility in selecting courses and projects. Students, even at the undergraduate level, get to participate in ongoing research and technology development - an opportunity unprecedented in India. As a result, a vibrant undergraduate programme co-exists with a strong postgraduate programme. 

Recognizing that the goal of education is to develop a broad and humanistic outlook among students  the Institute runs a unique human values programme at the undergraduate level. The faculty conducts the programme. Also, elements of the programme are made available to IIIT-H’s postgraduate students, faculty and students at other universities and colleges, and any interested individual or organization. 

In sum, the Institute offers students a unique environment that promotes culture, sports, societal contributions, art, self-governance and human values. 



Governing Council 


Name Affiliation
Prof. Raj Reddy University Professor of Computer Science & Robotics, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, USA
Shri. R. Chandrashekhar, IAS (Retd) (Ex-officio) President, NASSCOM, New Delhi
Shri. S. Ramadorai Vice Chairman, Tata Consultancy Services, Mumbai
Shri. C. Srini Raju Managing Director, Peepul Capital Advisors P.Ltd., Hyderabad
Smt. Sangita Reddy Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited.
Dr. Vinton G Cerf Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
Prof. Narendra Ahuja Donald Biggar Willet Professor of Engineering, University of Illinois, USA
Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Prof. Rajeev Sangal Director, Indian Institute of Technology, (Banara Hindu University), Varanasi
Prof. U. B. Desai Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
Shri. Jayesh Ranjan, (Ex-officio)  IAS, Secretary, ITE & C Department, Government of Telangana
Smt. Ranjeev R. Acharya,(Ex-officio)  IAS, Principal Secretary, Higher Education Department, Government of Telangana
Prof. P. J. Narayanan  Director, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad
Prof. Kamalakar Karlapalem (Ex-officio) Dean (Academic), International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad
Prof. Vasudeva Varma (Ex-officio) Dean (Research), International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad




Message from Director 

(P. J. Narayanan)






Message from Deans

Dean Academics (Kamalakar Karlapalem)


It is with great pleasure and commitment that I introduce IIIT Hyderabad as one of the foremost Research Universities in the world. Unlike a teaching university that predominantly caters to imparting skills and preparing students for their next step, a research university immerses its students into the universe of unstructured problem solving and deep learning. It motivates students to constantly ask 'why not' why can’t I do this? and this yearning motivates them to address various problems. The academic programs provide the basis, the support and the impetus for a student to get involved in research and explore unknown territory. The courses are structured to provide practice (skill of doing things), theory (understand why something works), and practice build better solutions by combining knowledge from multiple sources. Research and the underlying academic program prepare a student towards a lifelong learning that is becoming more relevant and important in this knowledge driven world. For a student whose utmost desire is learning, who has already worked hard and is keen to work harder, and is motivated towards unstructured problem solving, IIIT Hyderabad is the place to be. The faculty of the Institute is ready to work with you and guide you to achieve your dreams.


Message from Dean Research (Vasudeva Varma)


Research is the DNA of IIIT Hyderabad. Research is at the core and other activities including teaching, linkages with industry, government and society at large, entrepreneurship are driven by excellence in research at the Institute. With more than 20 active research centers, nearly 120 sponsored projects, over 250 research publications every year and close to 100 research students and faculty travelling abroad every year to present papers at technical conferences, several technology transfers and licenses, research fuels academic excellence, contributing to creating a strong knowledge economy in the country. There is a huge emphasis on applied, collaborative and interdisciplinary research at IIIT Hyderabad. Our faculty compete at the national and international level to win projects and research grants. There are several collaborative projects with some of the best universities and institutions in the world and we work with several Indian universities in consortium mode projects, leading many of these consortia projects. Asking big questions, exploring the unknown, problem solving and most importantly, spreading the joy of research are the characteristics you find among the students, faculty and other research participants at IIIT Hyderabad.






Research Areas and Centers

Abhijit Mitra
Ph. D. (IIT Kanpur)

structural analysis and structure-function correlations in RNA, energetics of non canonical interactions in RNA, RNA secondary structure prediction, algorithms for querying biological structure databases, antigen antibody interactions, organic reaction mechanisms

Acharya Nand Kishore 
Professor of Eminence
Ph. D. (University of Udaipur)
literature, non-violence and Gandhism, human rights, political economy, ancient Indian polity, scientific humanism, culture and history, education
Anil Kumar Vuppala
Assistant Professor
Ph. D. (IIT Kharagpur)
speech processing in wireless environment, speech recognition, speaker recognition 
Anoop M. Namboodiri
Assistant Professor
Ph. D. (Michigan State University)
pattern recognition, machine learning, computer vision, biometrics 
Ashok Kumar Das
Assistant Professor
Ph. D. (IIT Kharagpur)
key management in wireless sensor networks, user authentication in wireless sensor networks, access control in wireless sensor networks, key agreement in mobile ad hoc networks, proxy signature, remote user authentication using smart cards, hierarchical access control 
  Bagga R. K.
Advisor Outreach
Ph. D. (Osmania University)
simulation, eGovernance
Bhaskararao Peri
Institute Professor

Ph. D. (Deccan College Research Institute, University of Poona)
general linguistic phonetics, fundamentals of phonetics of Indian languages, phonetics of Indian languages applied to speech technology and to language pathology, grammatology of  Brahmic scripts and morphology of Indian languages
  Bipin Indurkhya
Research Professor
Ph. D. (University of Massachusetts)
robotics, computer and creativity, computer and education, metaphor and cognition
(CogSci, RRC, CITE)
  Bruhadeswar Bezawada
Assistant Professor
Ph. D. (Michigan State University)
network security, communication security, malware analysis, system security, network protocols and applications of key management
Chakrapani Bommaraju
(on leave)

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (Technische Universität Darmstadt)
computational electromagnetics, numerical methods in engineering, high frequency electromagnetics, radio frequency electromagnetics, signal integrity, electromagnetic compatibility, electromagnetic interference, computer aided design and engineering, electronic design automation
  Chandrasekher Mekku
UGC Research Scientist
Ph.D. (Imperial College, London)
gravitational theories, quantum field theory, heat kernels, dynamical systems and chaos, computational techniques
  Deva Priyakumar U.
Associate Professor
Ph.D. (Pondicherry University) 
computational chemistry to study chemical molecules and reaction mechanisms, biomolecular simulations to investigate DNA, RNA, proteins and protein interactions and computer aided drug design
  Dipti Misra Sharma
Ph.D. (Delhi University)
machine translation, linguistics
Govindarajulu R.
EmeritusProfessor & Registrar
Ph.D. (IIT Kanpur)

programming languages and systems, microprocessors and computer architecture, compilers


Harijinder Singh
Ph.D. (Princeton University)
theoretical, computational chemistry and biology, chemical dynamics electronic structure and properties calculations
Indranil Chakrabarty
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (Bengal Engineering and Science University)
quantum information (relativistic and non- relativistic), fisher information
Jawahar C. V.
Ph. D. (IIT Kharagpur)
computer vision, machine learning, multimedia systems
Jayanthi Sivaswamy
Ph.D. (Syracuse University)
computer and biological vision, representations for object recognition, medical image processing, signal processing
Jayashree Ratnam
Visiting Faculty
Ph. D. (IIT Kharagpur)
optical networks and systems: PHY layer issues, MAC protocols and resource allocation, fiber-to-the-premises, optical CDMA
Kamalakar Karlapalem
Professor & Dean (Academics)
Ph. D. (Georgia Institute of Technology)
database system, data visualization, data analytics, multi agent systems, workflows and electronic contracts
Kannan Srinathan
Assistant Professor
Ph. D. (IIT Madras)
cryptography, security
Kaul C. N.
Professor of Eminence
Ph.D. (IIT Kharagpur)
mathematics and computational sciences, continuum mechanics, functional analysis, partial differential equations
Kavita Vemuri
Senior Research Scientist
M.S. (University of Massachusetts)
cognitive neuroscience of empathy, game design and engineering, innovation and entrepreneurship, fiber optic and liquid crystal devices for optical communications and sensors, control systems
Kishore Kothapalli
Associate Professor
Ph.D. (John Hopkins University)
multicore and many core algorithms, distributed algorithms
Kishore S. Prahallad
Ph.D. (Carnegie Mellon University) 
audio, speech and language processing, machine learning, multimedia systems
Krishna Reddy P.
Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru University,  New Delhi)
data mining,  data management, transaction models, distributed computing,  performance evaluation,  and information technology for agriculture

Madhava Krishna K.
Associate Professor
Ph.D. (IIT Kanpur)
mobile robotics, robotic vision, outdoor robotics, multi-robotic systems and mechanism design
Marimuthu Krishnan
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (JNCASR, Bangalore)
computational molecular biophysics, computer simulation of interfacial phenomena in nano-biomaterials, phase behaviour of polymer nanocomposites, computational physics of ion transport through nanopores and in polymer electrolytes

Narayanan P. J.
Professor & Director
Ph.D. (University of Maryland)
computer vision, graphics
  Navjyoti Singh
M.Tech. (IIT Kanpur)
formal ontology, scientific study of consciousness, foundations of logic, mathematics and linguistics, crossroads of science and Indian analytic traditions, history, philosophy of science
  Neelima Satyam D.
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (IIT Delhi)
ground motion studies using finite fault simulation technique, site characterization and seismic microzonation of Indian mega cities, site amplification studies, estimation of vulnerability index using microtremor measurements, post earthquake damage studies, earthquake awareness and preparedness
  Nita Parekh
Associate Professor
Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru University,  New Delhi)
pattern recognition (viz., identifying repeats, genomic islands), comparative genomics and data mining, dynamical systems modeling and graph theory approaches to biological networks
Prabhakar Bhimalapuram
Assistant Professor 
Ph.D. (Cornell University)
thermodynamics and statistical mechanics of equilibrium and non equilibrium systems

Pradeep Kumar Ramancharla
Ph.D. (University of Tokyo)

earthquake engineering and structural dynamics, analysis and design of RC structures, numerical simulation of non-engineered buildings, development of awareness raising tools for earthquake disaster mitigation, collapse analysis of structures

Priyanka Srivastava
Senior Research Scientist

Ph.D. (University of Allahabad)
attention, emotion and creativity

Radhika Mamidi
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (University o
computational morphology, machine translation, dialog systems, pragmatics, humour studies
Raghu Babu Reddy Y.

Associate Professor
Ph.D. (Colorado State University)

aspect oriented development, model-driven development, requirements engineering, software architecture, software testing, and software engineering education

Rajan K. S.
Associate Professor
Ph.D. (University of Tokyo)
application of GIS and remote sensing to sustainable environmental issues
Rajeev Sangal
(on leave) 
Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania) 
natural language processing, artificial intelligence, machine translation, speech processing
Ram Murthy Garimella
Associate Professor
Ph.D. (Purdue University)
computer networks, neural networks, cybernetics
  Ramachandra Prasad P.
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (
Osmania University)
application of geospatial tools in – forest ecosystem, island ecology, climate change, land use - land cover changes, integrated water resource management (IWRM) studies
Rambabu Kalla
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (
IIT Bombay)
analysis and synthesis of fractional -order systems
  A. Giridhar Rao
Senior Lecturer
Ph.D. (University of Hyderabad)
language policy, linguistic human rights, science fiction studies
Rao P. R. K.
Professor of Eminence
Ph.D. (IIT Kanpur)
communication, controls and information processing systems
Ravi Jampani
Senior Research Scientist

Ph.D. (University of Florida)
databases, query processing and indexing, natural language processing

Sarma K. R.
Professor of Eminence

Ph.D. (Cornell University)
communication, instrumentation and displays
Shatrunjay Rawat
Systems Associate Professor
M.S. (BITS Pilani)
computer networks, information security, network forensics, e-governance, human values, Vedic darshan (philosophy)

Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (Jadavpur University)
VLSI architectures, biomedical instrumentation, FPGA based embedded systems, NIR spectroscopy based non invasive diagnosis

Soma Paul
Research  Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (University of Hyderabad)
computational morphology, computational syntax and semantics and theoretical linguistics

Sriram V.
(on leave)
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (IIIT Hyderabad)
statistical machine translation, analysis of multi-word expressions and applying machine learning to NLP
Suresh Purini
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
compilers, parallel and distributed systems, virtualization, cloud computing and complexity theory
Suril Vijaykumar Shah
Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (IIT Delhi)
multibody dynamics, robotics and legged vehicles
Suryakanth V. Gangashetty
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (IIT Madras)

speech processing, neural networks, signal processing, pattern recognition, soft computing, machine learning, image processing, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, fuzzy logic
  Syed  Azeemuddin 
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
RFIC design integrated RF devices incorporated with patterned ferromagnetic materials, micro/nano electronics and integrated photonics, optical devices using ring lasers

Tapan Kumar Sau
Associate Professor
Ph.D. (IIT Kharagpur)

nanomaterials: developing inorganic nanomaterials with controlled properties for probing, sensing, imaging, and energy-related applications; exploring the nature of interactions between nanomaterials and their surroundings

Ubaidulla P.
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (IISc Bangalore)

signal processing, wireless communication, robust and distributed algorithms for communication systems, convex optimisation

Vasudeva Varma
Professor & Dean (Research)
Ph.D. (University of

information retrieval, social media analysis, semantic search, cloud computing and software engineering
  Venkatesh Choppella
Associate Professor

Ph.D. (Indiana University)
programming languages, S/W architectures, formal methods, CS education
Venkateshwarlu M. 
Professor of Eminence
Ph.D. (University of Waterloo)
discrete systems, wave phenomena in solid media, finite element models, probability, statistics, stochastic processes in engineering
Vijaya Sankara Rao P.
Assistant Professor 
Ph.D. (IIT Kharagpur)
analog and mixed signal VLSI circuits and systems, VLSI signal processing, digital systems engineering, biomedical circuits and bioinspired VLSI systems
Vikram Pudi 
Associate Professor
Ph.D. (IISc Bangalore)
data mining, artificial intelligence, database systems
  Vishal Garg
Associate Professor
Ph.D. (IIT Delhi)
task control of lightning, heating, air-conditioning using fuzzy logic, smart occupancy sensors, fuzzy logic based protocol for wireless sensors network, intelligent building,  I.T. in building science
  Viswanath K.
Research Professor of Eminence
Ph.D. (Indian Statistical   Institute, Calcutta)
mathematical computer science, pedagogical issues
   Yegnanarayana B. 
Institute Professor
Ph.D. (IISc Bangalore)
 digital signal processing, speech, computer vision and neural networks






Research Areas and Centers
Banatanwi Das Mahapatra textile as an expression between aesthetic and technology

Chenna Rajaram


structural dynamics, earthquake engineering and analysis and design of RC structures

Devansh Mittal 


Indian darshana, Indian psychology, human nature, human relationships, education, humane society

 Harsh Satya 


Indian darshanas and traditional Indian society
   Kirti Garg 

software engineering education, software architecture and design, ontologies in SE, research design

 Mulualem Teku 


network security, IPv6, security and privacy in emerging technologies (mobile, UbiComp, internet of things, etc), intrusion detection and prevention  

Naini Arora 


theory of photography as art and aesthetics, visual arts and aesthetics
  Pranav Kumar Vasishta 

dharma and polity, theoretical computer science

Rajesh Kumar Tavva  


ontology engineering, vaisesika darsana, mereology

Sonal Nimkar



classical dance

Sunil M. Lohar


folk art and aesthetic

Venkata Dilip Kumar Pasupuleti



advanced mechanics of materials, theory of elasticity, structural dynamics, finite element method and earthquake engineering

Vijay Prakash E.


control and robotics

Vinay Kumar Mittal


AI robotics, image processing, speech technology, mobile communication, artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic and genetic algorithms



Adjunct faculty 


Research Areas
Chanchal Mitra University of Hyderabad sequence studies on proteins and nucleic acids; bioelectrochemistry of covalently coupled proteins and enzymes; gold nanoparticles coupled to proteins and nucleic acids
Gopalakrishnan B.  Tata Consultancy Services bioinformatics and dtructural Biology: protein Biophysics, NMR of biomolecules receptor-ligand interactions structure/activity/property-based computer-aided drug design functional annotation of genes, protein trafficking in plasmodium falciparum
Naveena Yanamala
Post Doctoral Associate,
University of Pittsburgh
interdisciplinary approaches in investigating structure and dynamics of biological molecules; molecular modeling and docking; machine learning techniques for structure based drug design.
Prasad Pingali SETU Software System P.Ltd. information retrieval, information extraction, automatic summarization, question answering, sentiment/opinion analysis, semantic web.
Ramesh Loganathan Progress Software distributed systems and middleware technologies
Rameshwar A. Formerly Professor, ANGRAU proteomics, Bio-Chemistry, agriculture particularly horticulture, education
Syamasundar Reddy G. ANGRAU, Hyderabad ICTs in agriculture - crop production, protection and marketing advisory




Distinguished faculty


Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Former President of India 
Anandan P. Microsoft Research India 
Ashok Jhunjhunwala IIT Madras
Debashis Mukherjee University of Calcutta, Chair Professor, RCAMOS
Kesav V. Nori Chief Information Officer (Retd.), Tata Consultancy Services
Narendra Ahuja Donald Biggar Willet Professor of Engineering, University of Illinois
Ramamoorthy M. IEEE Fellow, Former DG of EPRI & Advisor, ERDA, Vadodara
Sitaram N. Non-Executive Part-time Independent Director, Bharat Electronics Ltd.
Vidyasagar M. Executive Vice President, Advanced Technology Center, TCS




The Institute has an efficient administrative system. All the administrative policy decisions are made by committees consisting of faculty members and are implemented by the various units of the administration. Some of the key administrative units are Academic Office, Administration, Engineering, Hostel, Accounts section, Systems, and Library.



Academic programmes

The Institute offers challenging academic programmes, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, which encourage students to not only excel in course work but also carry out research in a chosen specialization.

B.Tech. Programme


The B.Tech. programme aims to provide core concepts and skills in the broad areas of engineering, sciences, mathematics and humanities, supported by practicums. The practicums are intended to give students a first-hand understanding of leveraging their initial breadth (and skills) in programme and applying it to develop solutions for real-life problems. Students also learn next level concepts and do course projects by enrolling in advanced courses for two years, and to pursue a chosen specialization, or to broaden knowledge and in their programme of study.

A unique feature of IIIT-H's B.Tech. programme is the strong encouragement and abundance of opportunities it provides students to do research. As a result a large number undergraduate students have published in prestigious journals, and top national and international conferences. B.Tech. is offered in the following areas:  
  • B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
  • B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)


The aim of M.Tech. programme, is to help graduates and working professionals enhance their professional qualifications and career prospects. This programme imparts solid foundation followed by advanced knowledge in one or more specialized areas. M.Tech. is offered in the following areas:  
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Computer Science and Information Security
  • VLSI and Computer Engineering
  • Computer Aided Structural Engineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational Linguistics


Ph.D. is a research programme with emphasis on the dissertation work. To ensure the necessary depth and breadth in the area chosen for research, students are required to do course work and clear the qualifiers. Typically students plan their Ph.D. study based on their background and in consultation with their programme chair. Upon clearing the requirements and the acceptance of their research proposal, the student works on the thesis, and its successful defense leads to the degree. Ph.D. is being offered in the following disciplines:
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Computational Natural Sciences
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Civil Engineering
  • IT in Building Science
  • Spatial Informatics
  • Cognitive Science 
  • Exact Humanities

M.S. by Research

M.S. by Research is a research-oriented Masters' programme, normally lasting two years and culminates in a thesis defense. Students can take advanced courses in the chosen area of specialization and devote a year or more towards research. 
M.S. by Research is being offered in the following disciplines:
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Computational Natural Sciences
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Civil Engineering
  • IT in Building Science
  • Spatial Informatics
  • Cognitive Science 
  • Exact Humanities

M.Phil. in Computational Linguistics (CL) for MA students in languages

The aim of this programme is to provide an understanding of natural language to the students with humanities and social science background from a computational perspective. It prepares them to understand computational models and how natural language data can be prepared or analyzed while building systems. The programme is specially designed for linguists, language scholars, Sanskrit scholars and the likes. Students with a science or mathematics background and with a strong interest in the analytical or computational study of language too can pursue this program. 
  • M.Phil. in Computational Linguistics (CL) for MA students in languages

Dual Degree programme (B.Tech. and M.S. by Research)

  • Dual Degree programme (B.Tech. and M.S. by Research) 

Dual Degree option enables students to acquire two degrees – B.Tech. (Honours) and M.S. by Research by successfully defending M.S. thesis. The normal duration for dual degree programme is five years. The students undertake extra courses and specialization during their first four years of study to get ready and do M.S. thesis in their fifth year. This Programme is offered in the following streams:- 
  • Dual-degree Programme leading to B.Tech. and M.S. by Research in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
  • Dual-degree Programme leading to B.Tech. and M.S. by Research in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)
  • Dual-degree Programme leading to B.Tech. and M.S. by Research in Building Science and Engineering (BSE)
Trans-disciplinary dual degree programmes give B.Tech in computer science followed by M.S. by Research in one of the domain areas. This programme allows students to pursue new areas along with a strong computational background. Major breakthroughs in research are likely to come from such trans-disciplinary research. This Programme is offered in the following streams:- 
  • Dual-degree Programme leading to B.Tech. in CS and M.S. by Research in Computational Natural Sciences (CNS)
  • Dual-degree Programme leading to B.Tech. in CS and M.S. by Research in Computational Linguistics (CL)
  • Dual-degree Programme leading to B.Tech. in CS and MS by Research in Exact Humanities (EH)
Lateral Entry is offered to students who have completed two years of B.E. or B.Tech in CSE/IT/ECE from any Institute or College. This programme is very helpful for students who are highly motivated and research oriented. This programme is for four years. After taking courses in first year the students join the regular Dual Degree programme. This Programme is offered in the following streams:- 
  • Dual-degree Programme leading to B.Tech. and M.S. by Research in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
  • Dual-degree Programme leading to B.Tech. and M.S. by Research in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) 

Part-time Programmes and PGSSP

The aim of this programme is to help professionals interested in acquiring new knowledge in chosen areas without regard to any degree. Interested people can enroll in the P.G. programmes on a part-time basis. They are recommended to initially join through the institute’sP.G. Student Status Programme (PGSSP).
  • Part-time Programmes and PGSSP

Outreach Programmes

Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) provides a 2 year, 3 semesters (6 mini-semesters) a year, post graduate IT education which emphasizes project-based curriculum and in the second year they undertake domain specialization and a large scale project in topics including Data Analytics and Data Visualization, E-Business Technologies, Information Security, Software Engineering, Computer Networks and Language Technologies.
  • Outreach







Research Centers  


IIIT Hyderabad is structured around research centers and labs as opposed to schools and departments. Each research center focuses on a broad problem area and brings together experts possibly with varied background to conduct research and development on specific aspects of that problem area, constantly pushing the science to the next level. 

The current research centers and laboratories are listed below based on their research focus on technologies and domains. There are also domain centers which make use of technologies in typically unusual domains in innovative ways. 




Development Centers





Center for Data Engineering (CDE)

Center for Data Engineering conducts research, facilitates technology transfer, and builds systems in the broad area of data engineering.  The center inculcates the culture of research in students by involving them in activities such as:

Participating and getting awarded in
  • RoboCup
  • Trading Agent Competition SCM 
  • VAST challenge 
  • Data Mining Challenges 
Deploying and contributing to open source projects in
  • database systems
  • multi agent systems 
Deploying IT solutions such as, e-sagu for helping farmers 
Building Robots and working on multi agent coordination


Current Projects

  • Text Analytics on Short Messages 
  • Web Mining 
  • Data Visualization for Clusters and Classes 
  • Laboratory Management Information System for Bioinformatics 
  • IT for Agriculture 
  • Multi Agent Simulation of Urban Traffic 
  • Multi Agent Robots Coordination

Current Research Areas 

  • Database systems - Query Optimization, Transaction Processing, and Performance Modeling and Simulation 
  • Data Analysis and Visualization  
  • Data Dissemination and Personalization 
  • Electronic Contracts and Workflow Management Systems 
  • Multi Agent Systems and Complex Systems Simulation


  • Kamal Karlapalem
  • Krishna Reddy P.
  • Vikram Pudi

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Language Technologies Research Center (LTRC)


LTRC addresses the complex problem of understanding and processing natural languages in both speech and text modes

  • LTRC conducts research on both basic and applied aspects of language technologies
  • It is the largest academic center of speech and language technology in India 
  • LTRC carries out its work through four labs which work in synergy with each other

LTRC is also a lead participant in nation-wide mission-mode consortia projects to develop deployable technology in the areas of Indian Language to Indian Language Machine Translation, English to Indian Language Machine Translation, and Cross Language Information Access (search engines).


The NLP-MT lab does fundamental work on developing grammatical as well statistical modelling of languages. Linguistic approaches are combined with machine learning techniques leading to new theories and technology development. This has resulted in higher accuracy parts-of-speech taggers, chunkers, constraint-based parsers as well as broad coverage statistical parsers, and semantic analyzers for Indian languages on the one hand, and annotated data including dependency tree banks, discourse banks, parallel corpora, etc. on the other.

Anusaaraka Lab

Anusaaraka lab is concerned with the development of machine translation systems which in addition to the usual machine translation output also allows a user to understand the source language text in a pseudo target language. For example, a reader who knows Hindi (target language) would be able to read the English source text, in a pseudo Hindi output after a small amount of training.

Search and Information Extraction Lab (SIEL)

The Lab focuses on solving research problems in the areas of Information Retrieval and Extraction using NLP techniques.

SIEL is engaged in building technologies for personalized, customizable and highly relevant information retrieval (IR), Information Extraction (IE) and Information Access (IA) systems. Current research includes summarization, cross language information access systems and building semantic search engines by identifying entities and relations between these entities. 

Speech lab

The research focus of the speech group is to address issues in processing, analyzing, understanding and manipulation of “real” speech i.e., read, conversational, emotional as found in real-environments for the development of robust speech systems in multiple languages specifically in the context of India. The speech group is also focused on development of speech recognition, speech synthesis, prosody models, spoken audio search, phonetic engine for Indian languages, language identification, speaker recognition for biometrics, voice conversion, speech summarization and spoken dialog systems.


  • Anil Kumar Vuppala
  • Bhaskararao Peri
  • Dipti Misra Sharma 
  • Kishore S. Prahallad
  • Radhika Mamidi
  • Rajeev Sangal (on leave)
  • Ravindranath Chowdary J.
  • Soma Paul
  • Sriram V.  (on leave)
  • Suryakanth V. Gangashetty
  • Vasudeva Varma
  • Yegnanarayana B.

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Robotics Research Center (RRC)

The IIIT Robotics Research Lab works on research problems and innovative projects that extend the state-of-the-art in robotics. The center has worked in multiple domains of robotics involving multi-robotic systems, mobile robot navigation and planning, mechanism design of all terrain vehicles and robot vision. The lab is well equipped with robot platforms and advanced sensors and has been publishing in top international conferences like ICRA, IROS, ICCV, AAMAS. The center is being and has been funded by various organizations both private, public and government. These include BARC, CAIR, Renault-Nissan, CVRDE, DRDO, DST, DIT and by IIIT Seed Grants The Robotics Research Center also collaborates with well known organizations and research labs such as CAIR, Bengaluru and BARC, Mumbai. 

The lab is equipped with various robot test beds that are used in the research. These include ground robots like the pioneer P3-DX, the all terrain P3-AT along with the aerial robots like the parrot and the pelican. Along with these robots it is also equipped with a wide range of cameras and sensors.

Mobile Robotics: Localization, mapping and navigation of robots in indoors and outdoor environments. 

Robot Mechanisms: Mechanical design and analysis of all-terrain vehicles. 

Multi Robots: Exploration and localization using multiple robots. 

Robotic Vision: Vision Processing algorithms for localization, mapping and classification.

Current Research Areas

Robotic Vision

  • Independent Motion Detection and Segmentation
  • Monocular SLAM in Dynamic Environments
  • Monocular Localization
  • Structure Aided Visual SLAM
  • Visual Servoing for Space Robots

Multi Robotic Systems

  • Ground-Aerial Vehicle Coordination
  • Multi Robotic Exploration
  • Multi Robotic Collision Avoidance

Mobile and Embedded Robotics

  • Semantically Navigated Wheel Chair Systems
  • Object Search and Localization
  • FPGA Architectures for Mobile Robots

Mechanism Design

  • Active and Passive Mechanisms for All Terrain Navigation
  • Quadruped and Biped Design and Fabrication
  • Gait Generation for Quadruped and Wheeled Legged Systems


  • Madhava Krishna K. 
  • Rambabu Kalla
  • Suril Vijaykumar Shah

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Center for Security, Theory and Algorithms (CSTAR)

The goal of the center is to do research in information security, theory  and algorithms. It also participates in teaching various programmes of the Institute by offering various mandatory and elective courses in the areas of theoretical computer science and information security.

The center runs an M.Tech in CSIS (Computer Science & Information Security) with support from MCIT Government of India (Ministry of Communications & Information Technology) and participates in programmes of the Institute such as PhD / MS / Dual degree etc. with a specialization in algorithms, theoretical computer Science or information security.  The center aspires to be:

  • A resource center for conceptualizing through fundamental insights 
  • A knowledge center for effectively imparting the state-of-the-art in theoretical computer science and in information security 
  • An accessible medium for disseminating and sharing expertise towards scientific and societal impact

Current Research Areas

  • System and network security
  • Security issues in wireless sensor networks
  • Multicore and manycore computing
  • Quantam information theory
  • Quantam information processing
  • Distributed graph algorithms
  • Cryptography
  • Geometric algorithms and data structures for large scale VLSI layouts


  • Ashok Kumar Das
  • Bagga R. K.  
  • Bezawada Bruhadeshwar
  • Indranil Chakrabarty 
  • Kannan Srinathan
  • Kishore Kothapalli 
  • Shatrunjay Rawat

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Signal Processing and Communications Research Center (SPCRC)

SPCRC was set up in 2003 with the goal of undertaking fundamental research in signal processing and communication engineering. Research, at theoretical and applied levels, is conducted in this center.  Funding sources have included MCIT, DST, GE Global Research, Bangalore etc.


Current Research Areas

  • Wireless networks (Sensor, ad hoc and cellular)
  • Neural networks
  • Cognitive radio
  • Wireless communications
  • Robust optimization
  • Optical networks/systems - transmission and access control
  • Broadband communication networks - transport
  • RF integrated circuits, antennas and integrated photonics
  • Statistical signal processing
  • Speech signal analysis - speech systems in mobile environment, emotional speech analysis
  • Image processing – medical image analysis, computer assisted diagnostics



  • Anil Vuppala
  • Chakrapani Bommaraju  (on leave)
  • Jayanthi Sivaswamy
  • Jayashree Ratnam
  • Rama  Murthy Garimella
  • Rao P. R. K.
  • Sharma K. R.
  • Syed Azeemuddin
  • Ubaidulla P. 


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Software Engineering Research Center (SERC)

Software engineering is the engineering of large and complex software systems. It focuses on systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the development, operation, and maintenance of quality software, and the study of these approaches. SERC aims to lead the software engineering research in India by addressing India-specific issues in an industry-driven environment.

The main objectives of SERC are to: focus on software engineering research, research in software engineering issues in the context of Indian software industry, operate closely with the industry by establishing touch points and to be a center of excellence driven by the industry for the industry.

Some of the major funded projects are state variable approach to the model-driven development of software for reactive systems  (funded by SIEMENS), virtual Labs Integration  (funded by MHRD), standardization of mobile interfaces  (funded by CA Technologies) and big data analytics on the cloud (funded by CA Technologies).

Current Research Areas

  • Software  architectures  and software reuse
  • Software engineering education
  • Programming languages
  • Mathematical computer science and formal methods
  • Technology for education
  • Model driven development
  • Process engineering
  • Semantic  web architectures
  • Human computer interaction


  • Kesav V. Nori
  • Raghu Reddy Y.  
  • Ramesh Loganathan
  • Vasudeva Varma
  • Venkatesh Choppella
  • Viswanath K.  

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Center for VLSI and Embedded Systems Technology (CVEST)

The Center works in close collaboration with organizations such as Xilinx, Altera, Intel Corporation, DRDO etc. The center has three labs under its supervision - VLSI CAD Lab comprising of state-of-the-art VLSI CAD tools like CADENCE tools suite - Embedded Systems Lab-1 equipped with ARM Processor kits, ATMEGA8 and ATMEGA32 boards - Embedded Systems Lab-2 equipped with Altera FPGA Boards, TI Mixed Signal System Development kit, Intel Atom Processor boards. The facilities are available for all Institute staff and students who would like to participate in VLSI R&D activity.

Current Research Areas

  • Low power VLSI design 
  • VLSI architectures
  • Biomedical embedded systems
  • Analog and mixed signal design 
  • High speed communications in VLSI circuits
  • Multicore (Processor) architecture for embedded systems 
  • FPGA based embedded systems


  • Govindarajulu  R.
  • Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury
  • Suresh Purini
  • Syed Azeemuddin 
  • Vijaya Sankara Rao P.

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Center for Visual Information Technology (CVIT)

CVIT focuses on basic and advanced research in image processing, computer vision, computer graphics and machine learning. This center deals with the generation, processing, and understanding of primarily visual data as well as with the techniques and tools required doing so efficiently. The activity of this center overlaps the traditional areas of Computer Vision, Image Processing, Computer Graphics, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning. CVIT works on both theoretical as well as practical aspects of visual information processing. Center aims to keep the right balance between the cutting edge academic research and impactful applied research.

Research projects are funded by various agencies like- Department of Science and Technology (DST), Naval Research Board (NRB), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), General Electric (GE),  Nvidia and many more.  

CVIT has around 50 students carrying out research for M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

The center has regular visits and talks by leading researchers in the world.

Current Research Areas

  • Document image processing especially recognition and retrieval
  • Biomedical and retinal image processing to aid doctors in diagnosis
  • Biometrics based on palm prints, handwriting, and hand geometry
  • Content-based annotation and search of large collections of images and videos
  • Machine learning for computer vision
  • Real-time rendering and streaming of large geometry including terrains and developing general purpose applications on the graphics processor units (GPUs) including graph algorithms, computer vision, and pattern recognition


  • Anoop Namboodiri
  • Jawahar C.  V.  
  • Jayanthi Sivaswamy
  • Narayanan P.  J.  

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IT for Agricultural and Rural Development (ITARD)

The center investigates how information technologies can improve services related to agriculture. We are building IT-based scalable systems to deliver personalized, location-specific, actionable agricultural information to poor and marginal farmers.


  • Developed the eSagu system (an IT-based personalized agro-advisory system)   to decrease crop failures and improve crop productivity by providing   agro-expert advice in a timely manner by considering the farm as a unit.
  • Developed a village-level agriculture knowledge delivery system called eKisanSaathi to provide location-specific agricultural expert advice for poor and marginal farmers in a cost-effective manner.
  • The eAgromet system (an IT-enabled agro-meteorological advisory system) was developed to improve the efficiency of agromet advisory bulletin preparation and dissemination to mitigate weather related risk for better farming.
  • The  eAquaSagu system was built to deliver timely expert advice to fish farmers. 
  • The center has designed a “Post-graduate Diploma in Applied Agriculture and Information Technology (PGDAAIT)” to impart applied agriculture skills to agriculture students.
  • Floated a startup called eAgriSarathi  to delivering the advisory services.

Future plans 

  • Develop a decision support system in eSagu and eAgromet systems. 
  • Refine and scale the eAgromet prototype. 
  • Create crop-specific virtual labs  to enhance practical education. 
  • Develop system for providing crop scheduling information to farmers.


  • Krishna Reddy P.

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Center for IT in Building Science (CBS)

Building Science is a field of study that focuses on the technical performance of buildings, building materials and building systems. This broad discipline includes elements of construction technology, material science, architecture, meteorology, sustainable building, and heat and mass transport physics. At IIIT Hyderabad, the Center for IT in Building Science (CBS) focuses on effectively using Information Technology (IT)for sustainable buildings. CBS performs the following activities to promote sustainable buildings in India:

  • Sustainable Buildings Research 
  • Academic Programs
  • Training and capacity building 
  • Consulting

CBS collaborates with various institutes such as IIT Bombay, IIM Ahmedabad, MNIT Jaipur, CEPT Ahmedabad and CSR Auroville in national level and International institutes such as Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Carnegie Millan University (CMU), University of California Berkeley, and Lighting Research Center ofRensselaer Polytechnic Institute. CBS will be hosting the 14th version of the International Building Simulation Conference of IBPSA, which will be hosted for the first time in India. The conference is expected to have a participation of over 600 Researchers and Scientist in the area of Building Performance around the world. Currently CBS has two major groups working on Building Simulation and Building Automation. State of the art labs are been planned for Fault Detection and Diagnostics, Daylight control test Bed. 

Some of the major research projects of CBS are Center for Building Energy Research and Development funded by DST and US DOE, Cool Roof Calculator funded by Climate Works Foundation, Earth Cooling System Monitoring in Pantanagar and Nanital funded by US DOE, Cool Roof Monitoring in Satyam Learning Center Hyderabad funded by US DOE, Smart Classrooms by NOKIA, and Monitoring of Distributed Transformers funded by Central Power Research Institute. 

Current Research areas

  • Building energy modelling
  • Energy simulation
  • Life cycle energy optimization
  • Early design tools forbuildings
  • Building fault detection and diagnostics
  • Cool roofs monitoring
  • Weathering and aging of cool roof
  • Controls and communications
  • LED fixture performance
  • Smart luminaire controller
  • Dynamic windows
  • Fault diagnostics
  • Plug load monitoring


  • Pradeep Ramancharla 
  • Venkateswarlu
  • Vishal Garg

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Cognitive Science (CogSci)

Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary approach to study mind and behaviour by embracing artificial intelligence, psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, philosophy, and anthropology. Cognitive science is playing an increasingly important role in many areas of engineering and technology like usability engineering, creativity-support systems, cognition and communication assistive systems, brain-computer interfaces, serious games, and so on.

We offer a PhD program in Cognitive Science. Students in the B.Tech, M.Tech, MS and PhD programs in CSE or ECE can also do a thesis in Cognitive Science. We have state-of-the-art infrastructural facilities like Tobii Eye Tracker, Emotiv EEG, physiology monitoring devices from BioNomadix and Thought Technology.

Current Research Areas

Usability: for crowdsourcing, web navigation, for monitoring high-volume manufacturing

Assistive Systems: for children with autism and dyslexia and for visually challenged people; brain-computer interfaces

Creativity: modeling and designing creativity support systems; visual metaphors

Affective Computing: generating multimodal affective feedback

Music and Cognition: role of gestures

Language and Cognition: perception and use of color terms across cultures

Current Collaborations

  • Care for Autism, Hyderabad
  • Xerox Research Center, India
  • Samsung Pvt. Ltd., India
  • Intel India Pvt. Ltd. , India
  • Kyungpook National University, South Korea
  • Tilburg University, Netherlands
  • University of Kaiserslautern, Germany



  • Bipin Indurkhya 
  • Priyanka Srivastava

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Center for Computational Natural Sciences and Bioinformatics (CCNSB)

Ever increasing computational power and recent advances in computer science, in fields of distributed computing, networking and database management, have inspired the center to explore the application of these newer technologies and methods to understand the functioning of complex physical, chemical and biological systems. 

The center has twelve faculty (eight full time and fouradjunct faculty), about 25 research students and about 50 undergraduate students associated with it.

Current Research Areas

  • Bioinformatics
  • Nano-bio systems
  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Statistical mechanics
  • Protein/ Nucleic acid simulation
  • Polymer simulation
  • Computer aided drug design
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Physics of quantum computing
  • Molecular modeling
  • Chemical dynamics
  • Metabolomics
  • Biological network analysis


  • Abhijit Mitra
  • Chandrasekher Mukku
  • Deva Priyakumar U.
  • Harjinder Singh
  • Marimuthu Krishnan
  • Nita Parekh
  • Prabhakar Bhimalapuram
  • Tapan Kumar Sau
  • Rameshwar A.
  • Goplalkrishnan B.
  • Chanchal Mitra
  • Naveena Yanamala


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Earthquake Engineering Research Center (EERC)

Several earthquakes in the last two decades caused enormous loss of life and damage to property. These events are ravaging nations leaving behind countless victims. Pre-disaster planning i.e., mitigation and preparedness can have a good impact on minimizing the post-disaster response i.e., emergency, rescue and rehabilitation. The vision of this center is to become a national center for research in Earthquake Engineering. The aim is to give technical solutions for design of new structures and retrofit existing structures.

Major Areas of Focus

  • Seismo-tectnonic modeling of Indian plate
  • Fault motion analysis & wave propagation
  • Site Amplication and Microzonation studies
  • Nonlinear behavior of structures
  • Seismic assessment of buildings and heritage structures
  • Post earthquake studies

In addition to these, EERC has been working towards earthquake awareness and preparedness of schools and communities, and capacity building of technical personnel in government and private organizations. This is done through lectures for administrators and school children, short-term courses for practicing architects, engineers and faculty members on regular basis.

On-going Projects

Currently the center is running 9 projects. Total funding from these projects is around Rs.450 lakhs. Funding is from JICA, DST, MoES, GSDMA, AICTE, MHRD and Governments of Andhra Pradesh and Maharastra; organized 5 National level workshops and 10 seminars; published over 100 research papers in last 5 years; organized 30 short-courses of 3-5 days duration and trained till now around 600 engineers on earthquake resistant design of structures; Center has state-of-the-art vibrations sensors.


  • Chenna Rajaram  
  • Dilip Kumar P. V. 
  • Kaul C. N. 
  • Neelima Satyam D. 
  • Pradeep Kumar Ramancharla  
  • Rajan K. S.
  • Ramchandra Prasad
  • Venkateswarlu 
  • Vishal Garg

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Center for IT in Education (CITE)

The Center for IT in education aims to create IT-based tools for formal education and informa  learning suited to Indian context. The center focuses on:

  • Tools for Science and Mathematics education 
  • Assistive systems for children with autism and learning difficulties
  • Higher education finance, governance, policy, and assessment

Virtual Physics Labs for school education 

  • Library of 40 interactive physics experiments in English and Telugu covering Mechanics, Optics and Hydrostatics 
  • Mechanics experiments currently deployed at Birla Science Museum, Hyderabad 
  • Authoring tool to create mechanics experiments on the fly

Content Development 

  • Story based interactive multimedia content in Telugu for literacy development 

Teacher Training Workshops 

  • School teachers were trained on open source content development tools like Open Office and SQUEAK

Current Projects 

  • Virtual labs for Engineering and Science Education:  Under this, part of a twelve member consortium project is being funded by MHRD and Government of India. More than thirty-five labs in four disciplines are being supported


Physics on the Go 

  • Interactive physics experiments for mobile phones and tablets
  • Authoring tools to speed up content development on mobile devices 

Assistive Systems 

  • Understand cognitive processes of children with communication and learning difficulties and develop assistive systems 
  • Augmentative and Alternative communication systems for children with autism on mobile devices


  • Developing tools to teach mathematics using concepts and structured embodied in one's own culture


  • Bipin Indurkhya
  • Jayanthi Sivaswamy
  • Kavita Vemuri 

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Center for Exact Humanities (CEH)

The center is primarily devoted to fundamental research in Humanities and aims to conduct de-novo research in understanding human elements and human society. 

Such research would engage in inter-disciplinary inquiry spanning varied domains of human knowledge and imagination. 

Looking beyond contemporary boundaries of knowledge, we seek to draw insights from the Indian analytical traditions as well as from modern theoretical activities. Further, our research environment is in close proximity with research activities in computer science and ICT.

Niche Research Areas 

  • Construction, Evaluations and Critique of Fundamental Theories in Humanities 
  • Advanced Study of Indian Analytic Traditions 
  • Investigations on Dispositions, Society and Development 
  • Explorations on Arts, Aesthetics and Culture  


  • Acharya Nand Kishore
  • Navjyoti Singh 
  • Rajeev Sangal
  • Rao P. R. K.  

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Center for Education Technology and Learning Science (CETLS)

The center is actively involved in the research and development of Learning by Doing education methodology, content and faculty training programs for the Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, 21st Century Gurukulam, MSIT programme and EnhanceEdu. 

EnhanceEdu, a division of IIIT, works towards empowering individuals and communities by enhancing the quality of education. To realize  this goal we have come up with a framework which involves training faculty members of engineering colleges though our Teacher Training Program (TTP), training students at engineering colleges through Certificate in Information Technology (CIT) course and conducting workshops on current and needed topics. 

EnhanceEdu is also involved in developing content using Learning by Doing (LBD) methodology, building tools and frameworks for improved productivity and efficiency, providing technological services to engineering colleges, government organizations and industry through collaborations with their faculty and employees. 

Current Research Areas 

  • Enhancing the learning experience through personalization and customization of content  
  • Designing rubrics for learning and assessments 
  • Research in education technology and learning sciences 
  • Connecting mathematics, computer science and software engineering education


  • Sandhya Kode
  • Venkateswarlu M.  

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Lab for Spatial Informatics (LSI)

The science that deals with the study of how location in space and time characterize or influence an object, event or phenomena is referred to as Spatial or Geospatial Sciences. It is a multi-disciplinary field that encompasses a wide range of disciplines ranging from geography to business intelligence, natural resource management to global environmental change. The suite of technologies that encompass this rapidly growing discipline of knowledge include data collection (GPS based field surveys, satellite imagery, etc.), data storage and management (GeoDB, spatial data mining), processing and manipulation (satellite image processing), mapping and visualization, data analysis (Geospatial Information Systems), simulation and modelling.

At LSI, research is carried out mainly in four broad areas:

  • Remote Sensing (RS) - Satellite Image Processing and Spatial Data Generation
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS) - Algorithms for spatial data storage, visualization and analysis including computational geometry; System development based on Open Source philosophy
  • Application of GIS techniques and RS data in a wide range of areas like agriculture, forestry, urban studies, others
  • Integrated simulation and modelling of Land use/Land Cover, and further related to Global Environmental Change

This is the ONLY center/group of its kind in India promoting GeoSpatial Research efforts at both system and applied levels since 2006 (and has gained recognition for the same in India and outside). The lab is unique in providing a right platform for students from a range of disciplines - computer science, civil engineering, environmental science, agriculture, ecology and other domain areas to interact and work on problems that need a multi-disciplinary approach.

The center has led about 20 technology development and application projects funded by Government and Industry, and been active in curricular/academic matters of other Universities and Institutes in the country. Some of the major achievements of the Lab in addition to the research outputs are the development of, a collaborative mapping platform on CDAC's cloud; LSIViewer, an open source tool for enterprise and online geo-service to visualize geospatial data; mentoring of Institute team to win First and third places at the international CANSAT 2010 and 2011 competitions; and successful conduct of the first FOSS4G-INDIA in 2012.


  • K. S. Rajan
  • P. Rama Chandra Prasad


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Engineering Technology and Innovation Center (ENTICE)

Established in December 2006, the center provides a place where inventors of all kinds including those from rural areas can bring their ideas and prototypes work them to perfection, and make them available to the masses. 

We also envision channeling young students' energy and enthusiasm towards innovation, and motivating them to come up with creative products and engineering solutions to problems related to energy savings and eco-friendly technology development.

Ongoing Projects 

  • Energy efficient laundry with water recycling system that can work with electricity or solar energy 
  • High speed handloom that can be operated by solar power or by human power through bicycle paddle
  • Wet and dry grinders 
  • Room air- coolers based on water percolating technology 
  • Solar Power Crop Harvesting Robot

The Center is open to receiving proposals from institutions and also by individuals who would like to develop technology for mass benefit. 

The Center also provides advice on patenting and commercialization as well as helping in establishing contacts with industry and communities to promote technology transfer.

Future Projects

  • Solar energy based farming machines
  • Personal transport vehicles 
  • Tree/Pole climbing robot
  • Solar Power Stone Cutting / Polishing quarry unit


  • Pradeep Kumar Ramancharla 
  • David T.  J.  

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Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE)

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) facilitates IP management and entrepreneurship development at the institute.

IP Management & Technology Commercialization

With cutting-edge research being conducted at the institute’s 24 centers, there is an increasing need for exposure of these technologies to the market for creating social impact. Such technologies are commercialized through both technology licensing as well as technology transfers.

The CIE plays a role along the entire process from identifying technologies, packaging them and supporting the beneficiaries in customer development. Beneficiaries vary from large industry players to sole entrepreneurs, and engagement models include equity participation, royalty and upfront payments.

Additionally, the center manages the institute’s IP portfolio, continually identifying and managing patents, copyrights and other Intellectual Property belonging to the institute.

Entrepreneurship Development

The CIE conducts courses such as the Technology Entrepreneurship (TE) elective for students with an entrepreneurial bent of mind. The objective of such courses is to drive IP-based technology companies and build towards a knowledge economy. The TE is an increasingly popular course where students learn and understand the broader context of building products beyond research and engineering aspects. The center also facilitates student projects and internships with startups to help them get a real-world experience of the exhilarating pace and action that goes with working at a startup.

Events are regularly organized for the student community to draw inspiration from successful alums as well as external entrepreneurs. The format varies from startup crawls, to guest talks and weekend hackathons.

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Center for Open Software (COS)

The open-software development model (using collaborative versioning and issue tracking software) has resulted in high-quality software all over the world. 

  • This model can be used profitably within the Institute for all kinds of projects ranging from research projects to large programming assignments
  • Moreover, each research center in the Institute produces software both as final deliverables and also for its internal use in order to support its research
  • If packaged properly as open software these can be used by end-users and other research labs all over the world
  • The center motivates and supports students for contests such as the Google Summer of Code and ACM ICPC. IIIT-H teams have been consistently qualifying for the ACM ICPC World Finals every year. The center also organizes and helps host FOSS events, seminars and workshops to promote awareness in open software

Involvement in FOSS Events 

  • NCAR-2010
  • FOSS4G-India 2012
  • Drupal Workshop @IIIT-H
  • Talk by Richard M Stallman (2012 Feb)

The center is involved in several FOSS related activities, which include:

  • Hosting the Open Source Geospatial Foundation of India (OSGeo-India), a National NPO for FOSS and GIS
  • Review of Open Technology Center (OTC) of NIC for DeITy, Govt. of India
  • Release ofLSIViewer on GitHub


  • Dipti Misra Sharma
  • Rajan K . S. 
  • Shatrunjay Rawat
  • Venkatesh Choppella
  • Vikram  Pudi

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The IIIT Hyderabad Foundation

The IIIT-H Foundation is the institute’s front for technology commercialization and the startup ecosystem. Through this center, IIIT Hyderabad has invested nearly Rs. 2 crores in 12 promising technology companies that hold disruptive potential in the market. These companies' domains vary from core technologies such as search and information extraction, speech synthesis, augmented reality, hardware acceleration, etc. to products such as gaming platforms, home automation systems and mobile enterprise solutions. The business of these startups has generated tremendous market traction and has allowed them to raise more than Rs. 13 crores from investors, leading them to be covered by global media such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business Standard and such like. Going forward, CIE will continue to support such innovative startups with Rs. 1 crore of funds every year.

CIE is also one of the largest academic incubators in India, with nearly 23,000 square feet of space dedicated to supporting startups. Currently the center hosts about 40 startups, and provides them with infrastructure as well as services such as mentoring, discounted service providers, investors and hiring support. These startups generate more than Rs. 4 crore of revenue per year, and have created skilled employment for nearly 300 people. 

The center also reaches out to and supports more than 500 startups every year through events such as its flagship Startup Studio, guest talks by successful entrepreneurs, courses on Entrepreneurship, and its exclusive startup job portal. With the recent launch of the Intelligent Buildings hub for startups in home automation, and with the impending launch of the GameHub for startups in Gaming, CIE promises a lot more excitement in the days to come.


Launchpad: a collaborative workspace for early-stage startups; currently supports nearly 40 startups

Incubation: mentoring and seed funding for promising startups; currently supports 14 startups


Startup Studio: the flagship monthly event for deep-dive startup workshops; 

Guest Talks: inspirational talks by successful entrepreneurs

Office Hours: Experts spending a day with our startups and giving one-on-one mentoring

Hosting Partner: Support several partner institutions by hosting their startup-related events

Promotional Partner: Support our national network of partners by promoting their events to more than 1,000 startups



Mentoring: a wide network of startup mentors across domains, functions and geographies

Service Providers: a bouquet of discounted service providers

Investor Connect: Access to angel investors and venture capitalists

Hiring Support: Access to the CIE job portal; More than 628 applications so far

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Education  Outreach

Education Outreach has been set up to showcase academic and research initiatives of IIIT-H to other engineering colleges in the country, and strengthen their education and research. 

Education outreach oversees the following events and programs. 

Research exposure to faculty and students: IIIT-H provides opportunities for students and faculty from other engineering colleges to participate in the institute’s research projects. Students who demonstrate an exceptional academic record are considered for admission to IIIT-H’s integrated master’s programme. 

R&D Showcase: This is an annual event where IIIT-H’s centers and labs display and demonstrate their research achievements to the public. It has particularly attracted industry professionals, faculty and students from other colleges, and media persons, and has led to many industry collaborations and technology transfers. 

Excitement of Research (ExOR): This is a unique initiative to stimulate interest in research among students  and  faculty of other engineering colleges. The annual event features workshops on specific topics and inspiring talks by academicians and industry leaders. Demos and posters of research carried out at IIIT-H’s various research centers also go on display. 

Training for Faculty and Students: Education Outreach runs a project funded by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), Government of India to improve the quality of the existing and aspiring engineering faculty through training in various software technologies. 

MSIT: The Master of Science in Information Technology is an innovative inter disciplinary, multi-University postgraduate programme. In addition to regular classes, sophisticated multi-media infrastructure is used for lectures and course delivery. The aim of he MSIT programme is to identify high-potential candidates from engineering colleges and upgrade their skills. The emphasis is on learning by practical experience, project and product development process and soft skills.




Academic Events Outreach

Outreach Division established with an objective of strengthening research fraternity and executive education with academic excellence. It has strong interface with industry, statutory bodies, professional societies and envisages conduct of research based workshops, seminars and conferences by spreading awareness of information technology for meeting societal needs. This is one dimension and other side is that it undertakes research projects in eGovernance domain. Besides these two areas, it also coordinate executive exchange programs, visits, and Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibition (MICE) segment.


The center acting as ‘Knowledge Partner’ for Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) for assessment of eGovernance projects under National eGovernance Plan (NeGP). Some of the projects are:

Completed projects

  • Impact Assessment on Evaluation of Open Technology Center’s service towards eGovernance Projects in India by NICSI
  • Research Project on eGovernance Initiatives (RPEGI) by Computer Society of India

Ongoing projects

  • Impact assessment of Common Service Centers (CSCs) in Andhra Pradesh
  • Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in India: Status, Impact Assessment and role of National Resource Center (under process)
  • IIIT H is Remote Center for ‘Aakash – Android based Tablet’ under National Mission on Education through ICT (NME-ICT)
  • An In-house IIIT H’s Cyber Security Forum (ICSF) was formed to create awareness and to address real time problems in e-Security
  • Evaluation of recognizing best eGovernance initiatives annually under CSI-Nihilent umbrella
  • IIIT H Student Work Opportunity Cell (ISWOC), an in-house laboratory created for providing work opportunity on research problems to M.Tech (GATE) qualified students


  • The Institute organizes a special workshop called Excitement of Research (ExoR) every year and invites top students of engineering colleges to participate in it. Around 150 students participate in the workshop every year from 40 to 50 colleges across the country
  • The Institute conducts an annual event R&D Showcase to exhibit research and development activities of the institute. This attracts people from both industry and academic including student community
  • The Institute runs an annual workshop on robotics called Robocamp to introduce basic robot building techniques, sense and control, microcontroller programming, wireless robotics control and autonomous navigation to engineering students
  • A three-day workshop on Innovation, Design & User Experience (TechEase) is also being conducted every year to encourage Usability and User Interface Design among students

Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE)

  • A special Distinguished Lectures series is regularly being organized at IIIT-H with eminent speakers including Prof. Raj Reddy, Prof. U. R. Rao and Dr. Kasturi Rangan (ISRO), Dr. Prabhakar Raghavan (Yahoo), Dr. Richard Stallman (FOSS), Dr. V. K. Saraswat (DRDO) and Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India
  • IIIT-H has been a host, as well as professional organizer of major international conferences and plans are under progress to conduct ‘The 36th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE-2014)’ in June 2014 and ‘International Building Performance Simulation Association's 14th International Building Simulation conference’ in December 2015. Earlier, IIIT H organized a gamut of giant conferences, some of them are: 20th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 3rd International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP), 1st International Conference on Software Engineering (ISEC), 10th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN), 22nd IEEE-CS Conference on Software Engineering and Education Training (CSEET), Role of Apex Institutions (RAI) in Higher Education and 14th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD), International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON) and 20th World Wide Web (W3C), 1st International Conference on Human Values in Higher Education (HVHE), 4th National Conference on Technology for Education (T4E), 1st National Conference on Agro-Informatics and Precision Agriculture (AIPA), 1st Free and Open Source Software for Geo-Informatics (FOSS-4G) and 32nd IARCS Annual Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS-2012)
  • Coordinates various International and National visitor programs


Industry – Collaboration/Outreach


Close collaboration with the industry is an important element of the original vision of IIIT-H as it helps focus our research on real-world problems. The Institute has an active and structured industry outreach programme to connect the institute’s research and academics with the needs and demands of the industry. The engagement can happen at the Institute level, at a research group level or at the level of a faculty member. We have several engagement models in place for working with the industry on research.

Sponsored research: A team of students and faculty members executes projects at the Institute in collaboration with the company that sponsors the project the project. Microsoft (Redmond and Bangalore), Nokia, Satyam, Philips Research, IBM, Google, CA, TCS and HP Labs are some of the companies that have engaged with the Institute under this model in the past three years. 

Nurture-an-area: This is a unique engagement model through which a company can fund research in a broad area of their interest, with a few desirables as goals. A team of research students, UG students, and faculty carry out the open research. The results include the team trained in the relevant areas as well as specific intellectual property generated in the process. Infosys, Yahoo, Nokia  and Rediff have engaged with the Institute under this model in the past. 

Technology Transfer: IIIT transfers its technology, skills, methods of manufacturing and knowledge to industries to ensure that scientific and technological developments are accessible to a wider range of users who can then further develop and exploit the technology into new products, processes, applications, materials or services.

Fellowships and travel grants: In addition, Microsoft Research, GE, SAP Labs, Infosys, and other companies have been providing fellowships and travel grants to research students. 

Industry affiliates: We are setting up an affiliate network to promote continuous engagement with the industry. Members get privileged access to the institute, its research, events, and IPR. 

Engagement with the industry also includes providing consulting services by our faculty members. This is important in spreading the expertise and outcome of our research to the industry and to society. The Institute actively encourages its faculty members to consult for the industry. 

Campus placements are seen at IIIT-H in a broader framework of engaging with the industry. Our placements are designed to place the outgoing students in research, product architecture, design, or development. We strive for the personalized placement of research students of the MS-PhD programmes into groups and areas where their research training and skills can contribute the most. 

Several corporates have participated in offering cutting-edge courses or in setting up laboratory facilities at the institute. This provides an avenue who have involved with us in this manner are, among others, Portal Players, Progress Software, Nvidia, GE, Pramati Technologies, IBM, Microsoft, and Intel. 

Industry Outreach is also active in promoting entrepreneurship as a means for the creators of research to take it directly to the users. We encourage and help students, alumni, and faculty with developing their ideas into products or services. We also support incubation of companies and connect them with potential clients and investors.






About IIIT Hyderabad to new and prospective students


City of Hyderabad 


Hyderabad, for the most part has a wonderful climate. Incredibly moody at times, it is sunny one moment and windy the next; with the occasional showers at almost any time of the day. The winters are favourably cool and some day's are cold but not like the biting cold of North India. The summers are generally hot with the threshold being 35-38 degrees. The mornings and evenings are generally cool. 

Not only is the city famous for its 'Hyderabadi Biryani' and 'Hyderabadi Haleem', but the availability of almost all international and national cuisines makes it worth the wait to try them out, provided you have the time for it.



An overview of IIIT Hyderabad                                     

IIIT-H is a university that provides the quintessential college life. The Institute's curriculum is a perfect blend of core courses and a wide spectrum of courses from other areas designed to give complete college learning. It has a heavy emphasis on research, building a depth of knowledge and providing a strong foundation for solving real-life problems. The Institute is efficiently organized into research centers and laboratories to facilitate inter-disciplinary research, a enviable network for exchange of knowledge and ideas. Here, the curriculum allows the student flexibility in selecting courses and projects. The Institute's unique human values programme at the undergraduate level has already gained attention at the national and international levels. The perfect blend of core, science and humanities courses is a highly balanced program which only a few Institutes can boast of. The Institute offers students a unique environment that promotes art and culture, sports, societal contributions, self-governance and human values.

A walk around campus, after it has rained, is beautiful. The trees seem greener than ever, and the world feels like a happy place. The college believes in protecting the environment and encourages planting of trees. You will find different kinds of trees and flowers here, and you can enjoy the cool shade and clean air. One such tree is a big banyan that will greet you as you enter, which also finds its place in the IIIT-H logo.

An SBI Hyderabad branch inside the college premises and an ATM just outside the gate are of great help. There are many shops and multiple eateries like Dominoes, Cafe Coffee Day, Pizza Corner etc. at a walkable distance in an area called Indira Nagar. Last, but not the least, the most important thing about IIIT-H is that everyone here is very friendly and helpful, and they make you feel at home.








While IIIT-H provides you with excellent academic environment, it also expects a fairly responsible behaviour from its students. At IIIT-H, the academic model allows greater freedom and flexibility, but with great powers come great responsibilities. If you are given an opportunity to choose electives right from your 5th semester, and by and large your own course of education from there on, you should be responsible to do so in an appropriate way. But do not fear, there are a lot of experiences and opportunities at IIIT-H, that will help you become a responsible student too. All that it requires is for you to open up and come out with a fresh view to see the world from the eyes of innovation and research. But that also means having a third eye open to look at the larger picture, something the great diversity of humanities courses that are offered here, from polity to economics,  classical texts to modern philosophy, will help you achieve.


Events at IIIT-H

IIIT-H conducts various cultural events like Cultural Night, where all the four houses - Agni, Prithvi, Aakash and Vayu compete with each other to win in a torrent of dances and plays. The October Flakes is a competition for upcoming bands of all genres to showcase their latent talent and experience their passion. 

The Institute also has an event called the Felicity Buzz, which is a run-up event to the annual fest Felicity. This event is, similar to the Felicity but on a smaller scale, consists of Gaming and many other events for a blast of enjoyment for the newly-joined freshers.

The Informals are a couple of free-for-all interaction events with the seniors of all batches so that freshers can get to know the seniors faster and better. 

The most relevant and important cultural event for the freshers is Flair. This is basically a freshers only event where freshers from all houses compete for their respective house's glory. Flair tests the individual participants in all their cultural and character traits, ultimately culminating in the crowning of the Mister Fresher and the Miss Fresher of the batch. 




IIIT Hyderabad has a rich cultural atmosphere, as is evident from its numerous cultural events, most notably our very own national level annual techno-cultural fest, "Felicity". Revelling in 3 days of intense celebration and excitement, it has grown in presence and stature, witnessing performances by major artists, hosting talks by eminent personalities, and drawing participation from all over the country. There are innumerable events spanning the entire scope of possibilities that can be conducted. The technical events "Threads" with coding, hacking and brain-storming puzzles to crack many cyber events and will give you a chance to cut your teeth into the highest level of intellectual abilities at the collegiate level. For the literary fiends, a mix of quizzes, debates, group discussions, creative writing contests, all with a different style will drown you in ecstasy. For the electronics dreamers, the various competitions give an experience worth remembering. There is not going to be any awkwardness even for the ultra-geeks, only enjoyment!!

The more exciting events include the immensely popular gaming event ZombieZone, comprising of Counter-Strike, DotA, Age of Empires3, Need for Speed and FIFA with players coming from multiple universities vying for the top spot. This alone is probably a reason to attend the festival!!

For the artistically inclined, and those who paint the world in their own colours, Kalakshetra is the place to be. This popular event includes Face-Painting, Graffiti, Paper Dressing and Rangoli. Truly, this is a place for the hidden artist in all of us to shine.

Another of the most important events to participate in and a visual treat to watch is a modified version of the most popular game on the Earth, football, is our very own Futsal. Here, players prove their mettle against the toughest competition in the whole state in teams of 5 players showcasing all their skill and grit!! 






The Institute has considerable facilities for sports including a basketball court, a football ground, an open-air volleyball and a throw ball court and a huge ground typically used for playing cricket not to mention badminton courts. There are TT tables in the hostels. The Institute also has a gymnasium and a Yoga Center. Sports events are highly encouraged with competitions between the four Houses which also compete in all other aspects like cultural events, etc. 

The Annual Sports Meet is conducted every year for students to prove their worth in all categories of athletics. Inter-House competitions are held in all the sports like football, basketball, volleyball, cricket, badminton, throw-ball and table tennis. Teams from IIIT-H have also won accolades and awards in Inter-College meets in various sports. Having the Gachibowli Sports Stadiums beside the college is a huge advantage for the students; interested students can learn and practise swimming, hockey and badminton in world-class stadiums at half the regular fees.





IIIT-H offers variety with its four messes. Each mess serves its own type of food: OBH-FF serves South Indian food, OBH-GF serves North Indian food, Yuktahar serves healthy oil-free food, and NBH serves a mix of both Indian cuisines. The canteen serves as the Non-Vegetarian mess three times a week (Lunch + Dinner).  Laden with a couple more cafetaria serving snacks, it puts to rest the fears of so many students of the “monotonous hostel food”. A couple more general stores complement all the necessary places for a smooth sailing at the college.

Every place has a lifeline – something that it thrives on, without which its existence would be diminished. For IIIT-H, it would, without a doubt, be the juice canteen. Need to brainstorm over a new idea? Chat up with a friend? Chill out after a deadline? Somebody's birthday treat? or just plain dehydrated, the juice wala bhaiya's ever smiling face will remember the exact combination of fruits and sugars you want in your glass.







IIIT-H has four hostels - Palash Nivash (OBH), Kadambh Nivas (NBH) for the boys, Parijat Nivas (GH) for the girls and Bakul Hostel comprises of two different wings for girls and boys. The hostel facilities are quite good with spacious rooms and housekeeping staff available everyday regularly. The hostels also have their own laundry service with a small but highly important general store situated in them. Another advantage is the presence of the various messes in various hostel buildings, facilitating easy access. The hostels also have multiple TV rooms for students.




The Workspace is where you will be spending a lot of your time – it is where you will find the computer systems with internet connections for your own particular use. Only UG1 students use the workspace, so you can discuss and work together here. 







The Library in IIIT is right below the Workspace, and houses an extensive collection of reference books on various subjects. The college also subscribes to a lot of academic material and magazines, some of which are online and can also be accessed by you. There are literary works also available in different languages. If you enjoy reading books, you will not be disappointed.






IIIT-H has a history and practice of healthy interaction between seniors and juniors. From doubt clarifications to help regarding individual life, every question has an answer from the seniors.

The TA (Teaching Assistant) system here include undergraduates (mostly 3rd year onwards) who assist the Lecturer in conducting the course by taking charge of Labs and Tutorials. Almost no other college in the country has a TA system comprising also of Undergraduates students. This system, coupled with the rigour and discipline of IIIT-H, not only helps the students interact better and learn faster, it also helps the TAs themselves in explaining, and consequently learning from experiences and to look at concepts with a teacher's viewpoint themselves.

The Faculty-Student interaction is another plus point, with the Faculty always visibly open to questions and ideas of the students. Innumerable students have been able to gain from this cooperative interaction both in academics and personal character. The balanced curriculum with emphasis on personality development (with Human Values and Physical Training) helpfully complement the already important core technical courses.




Jagruti and Navjivan


On the 16th of July, 2002 International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad held its first Convocation where its first batch of students in the UG and PG graduated to face a new life. The day also witnessed the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu, speaking of the establishment of a nodal agency for all e-governance activities (what is now called National Institute for Smart Government)as a 'School of Excellence' in the IIIT campus. With Indian School of Business to the South of its campus, and University of Hyderabad to the West, with IIIT in between -- this 'Knowledge Corridor' was also being planned to become host to several IT companies apart from the CMC campus, opposite to which IIIT is located. The road leading to IIIT - then called the Old Bombay Highway (now named after Prof. C. R. Rao) which had a sleepy traffic was well on its course to welcome new and increased traffic given the expansion plans. To meet the requirements of the expected increase in traffic, the single lane Old Bombay Highway road from the Gachibowli to University of Hyderabad stretch was now planned to be widened. Road widening measures meant the removal of the obstacles on the way, and two lovely trees, belonging to the Banyan family, that stood right opposite to IIIT campus on the other side of the road, were to be felled. It takes years to have a well grown Banyan.

The moment information about the felling of the trees reached the 'Banyan' family inside the campus (Banyan being IIIT's official logo as also India's National Tree), it struck the minds of the educated elders to act by responding appropriately to the situation. At that time, in 2002, only a quarter of the sixty-two acre campus was under utilization and no Banyan could be sighted by people as they criss-cross the campus. Having agreed to address this lacuna in the landscape of the campus along with the thought that it augurs well to have Banyans on campus, a decision was taken to get the two trees outside the campus transplanted in the campus.

This move and the reasons behind the same were communicated to the IIIT 'Banyan' family. This generated awareness as well as an awakening amongst the students to respond to the situations in their vicinity, first by thought and deliberation and then by appropriate action. The installation of transplanted Banyan trees from the highway was met with great enthusiasm and a poll was conducted on the Intranet Discussion Forum for naming them. From amongst the various suggestions, two names were found to be apt.

It was on the 2nd of September 2002, celebrating IIIT's fifth Foundation Day, the two named Banyan trees -- Jagruti and Navjivan -- were installed inside the campus, and thus inviting attention as well as striking one's imagination by awakening (Jagruti) the expanding sense of the 'Banyan' and thereby a new life (Navjivan).





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