International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore

About International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore

The International Institute of Information Technology, a Deemed University, popularly known as IIIT-B, was established in 1999 with a vision to contribute to the IT world by focusing on education and research, entrepreneurship and innovation. The Institute is a registered not-for-profit society funded jointly by the Government of Karnataka and the IT industry.

Since its inception, International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, with its unique model of education, research, and industry interaction, has grown in stature to become an institution of considerable repute in academic as well as corporate circles. The Institute works in partnership with the corporate sector, while retaining the freedom of an academic institution. It is inspired by other renowned institutions, and also strives to emulate an academic culture that is on par with the best international institutions.


IIIT-B is a Registered (not-for-profit) Society registered under the Government of Karnataka Act. The Governing Body is the highest authority of the Institute. All academic matters are governed by the Senate of the Institute. A number of committees (Faculty Affairs Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, Library Committee, Network Committee and Administrative Affairs Committee) under the overall guidance of the Director take care of the day-to-day administration of the Institute. The following officials are in-charge of the key functions.

International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore Infrastructure

Campus & Housing

International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore
International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore

The International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore moved to it’s present Electronics City campus in 2003. The campus features well-maintained lush green lawns, musical fountains, and a small pond, creating an ideal learning environment to stimulate intellectual and personal growth.

Designed and built in compliance with the highest global standards, the teaching and learning infrastructure features the most advanced elements of contemporary academic tools. With over 1,20,000 square feet of air-conditioned space, uninterrupted power supply, and a well-crafted interior, the Institute offers a world-class environment for students and faculty. All the classrooms are “smart,” with high-speed data networks and large projection systems for audio and video.

​The well-designed main classroom comfortably seats in excess of 150 students. Video conferencing capabilities are built in using state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment. They include electronic smart boards, location-sensing microphones, and multiple LCD projectors, thus enabling an enriching learning experience. Meals are available at the Food Court located in a separate building (the food that our students have is the same food that is also had by faculty and staff, and offered to visitors including distinguished dignitaries, thus ensuring quality). A separate small cafeteria is available for snacks during working hours. Residential facilities are available for students in the form of separate boys’ and girls’ hostels, where students stay in individual rooms, have wired and wireless network connectivity for 24 hours a day, and also have access to recreational facilities. The hostel accommodates 180 male students (single occupancy with shared bath) and 80 female students (single occupancy with shared bath); in addition there is accommodation for 48 students (double occupancy with attached bath) and four fully furnished suites for short term visiting faculty. There are also a small number of suites for visitors such as guest speakers.

Computing Resources – The infrastructure for International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore’s fully wired campus consists of a high-speed fiber-optic backbone connected to the internal network through a high-end gigabit Ethernet switch. Dedicated network equipment includes printers, scanners, and other equipment. Connectivity in the campus is established at two levels. First, the local intranet implements a “virtual classroom,” where all the visual material, such as presentation slides used by professors in class, are made available electronically to students. All assignments and projects are announced and submitted online.

The intranet also enables knowledge sharing among students. At the second level, 24*7 Internet access is available throughout campus, in both wired and wireless modes. International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore is one of the few institutions in India to have an active wireless LAN (and was the first to have this technology). Wireless-mode access is available throughout campus using the 802.11b protocol. In addition, high-quality Ethernet ports are installed at various locations in the building, providing wired Internet access through a proxy web server. All students have a Wi-Fi enabled laptop for their exclusive use. This ensures a student to machine ratio of better than 1:1, implying complete accessibility. This in turn allows for an individual approach to learning, providing the freedom to learn at one’s own pace and focus on one’s chosen domain of specialization.

Degree Programs

Currently the Institute offers FIVE degree programs.

The Institute is a graduate school, and offers no undergraduate degree programs.

The graduate study programs offered lead to the Integrated Master of Technology (Integrated M.Tech.), Master of Technology (M.Tech.), the Master of Science (M.S.) by Research, and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in information technology. These programs offer training that is comparable to the best anywhere, and cater to different needs.

IIITB is introducing a 5 year Integrated M.Tech. program from 2012. The Integrated M.Tech. program is a 5-year dual degree program intended for students who have completed or are completing Plus Two (or equivalent). At the end of five years of the program, successful students get B.Tech. degree & M.Tech. degree in IT.

The M.Tech (IT) degree is intended to provide education for students who wish to work in the IT industry as practitioners. It is awarded upon successful completion of a 4-semester broad-based academic program in IT, going beyond, but incorporating essential elements of, traditional computer science. Apart from imparting technical knowledge, the program teaches managerial and other cognate skills that are essential for a successful career in today’s competitive IT industry. All students enrolled in the M.Tech program are residential, full-time students.

M.Tech. in Electronic Systems Design (ESD) is a new programme launched by IIITB in 2014. It is awarded upon successful completion of a 4-semester broad-based academic programme, with specialization either in System-on-Chip (SoC) or Embedded Systems. With the onset of a new wave of revolution being unleashed by the Internet of Things (IoT) due to the availability of extremely low cost and low power hardware platforms in the form of SoCs and Embedded System boards, we are seeing the emergence of a new convergence between hardware and software. It’s potential is limited only by human imagination and it’s impact is being seen in the rapid evolution it is fostering in different domains, such as,  automation, e-health, mobile communication, smart home, automotive sector, consumer electronics, pervasive computing, computer architecture,  etc. The new M. Tech. (ESD) program is being launched to meet the above vision and objectives.

Master of Science (Digital Society): The programme is designed to create a group of professionals who will: Contribute to the design, development and deployment of digital technologies for diverse social groups;      Provide and manage solutions that address persistent developmental challenges in domains such as education, governance, and health; Engage in policy making and in advocacy for deploying digital technologies and  enrich interdisciplinary research on the digital society. This is an interdisciplinary Master’s program intended for graduates from any background who are interested in designing, developing, deploying and managing large ICT solutions for an inclusive and sustainable digital society. The batch size for academic year 2015-16 will be approximately 30.
The M.S. by Research degree is intended for mature students who wish to learn and perform research in a supportive academic environment. It is awarded upon successful completion of a graduate-level research program, usually lasting four semesters. Beyond the satisfaction of a relatively small number of coursework requirements, the major focus of the program is on developing research skills, leading to the completion of a Master’s thesis describing significant original results. Most M.S. by Research students are working professionals (some already working as research scientists in reputed organizations or government bodies), who are sponsored by their employers

The Ph.D. is the terminal, research-oriented degree in the subject, intended to prepare students for research, teaching, and scholarly careers in academic settings or research laboratories. It connotes a superior comprehension of the field and a high aptitude for research, and is awarded upon completion of a program that takes from 3 to 5 years (there are no hard limits). Beyond the satisfaction of a relatively small number of coursework requirements, the major focus is on carrying out a significant body of original research, the writing and the defense of a doctoral dissertation describing this work.

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