The Indian Institute of Technology are institutions of national importance established through an act of Parliament.
These institutes are at Bhubaneswar, Bombay, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Guwhati, Himanchal Pradesh (Mandi), Hyderabad,
Indore, Kanpur,Kharagpur, Madras (Chennai), Patna, Punjab (Rupnagar), Rajasthan, Roorkee.
These institutes play a leading role in technological manpower development & research programs comparable to the best in the world.
These institutions are known for providing quality technological and scientific education & for research in frontier areas.
Each institute has well-equipped modern laboratories, a state-of-the-art library and computer networks.
The selected candidates live in a pleasant and intellectually stimulating environment. The teaching method relies on direct personal contact between the teacher and the students.
A high staff-to-student ratio ensures close contact for monitoring the academic progress of each student. Living in such an environment with people having similar goals and aspirations is an exciting experience during one’s academic life. Credit-based academic programs offer flexibility to progress at a student’s own pace.
A minimum level of performance is necessary for satisfactory progress. The medium of instruction is English. These institutes offer courses leading to bachelor’s degree in a number of engineering, technological and scientific disciplines. M.Sc. integrated courses in pure and applied sciences and M.Tech. (Integrated) courses in a few disciplines are also offered by some of these institutes. In addition, some IITs offer dual-degree M.Tech. programs where in both B.Tech. & M.Tech. degrees are awarded at the end of the program. Institute of Technology Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi & Indian School of Mines Dhanbad are amongst the oldest institutions devoted to education in the various engineering disciplines.
The admission to the undergraduate programs at these institutions are made through JEE (Joint Entrance Examination).