IIT Delhi, established in 1961, is a premier technical institute located in Delhi, India and is one of the seven Indian Institutes of Technology. It is administered by the IIT Council, an apex body established by the Government of India to coordinate activities across the IITs, with the Minister for Human Resource Development serving as chairman. The institute has a board of governors responsible for its overall administration and control. The foundation stone was laid by HRH Prince Philip in 1959 and the institute was inaugurated in 1961. IIT Delhi was later declared an Institution of National Importance and was renamed as such. With a campus spanning 320 acres, it is divided into four functional zones: residential for students and faculty/staff, academic for buildings and workshops, and a cultural-cum-social and recreational zone for students. The layout of the campus reduces walking distance by placing the latter two zones midway between the residential zones.
Centres at IIT Delhi
CARE – Centre for Applied Research in Electronics.
CAS – Centre for Atmospheric Sciences.
CBME – Centre for Biomedical Engineering.
CSC – Computer Services Centre.
CES – Centre for Energy Studies.
ETSC – Educational Technology Services Centre.
ITMMEC – Industrial Tribology, Machine Dynamics & Maintenance Engineering.
IDDC – Instrument Design Development Centre.
CPSE – Centre for Polymer Science & Engineering.
CRDT – Centre for Rural Development & Technology.
NRCVEE – National Resource Centre for Value Education in Engineering.
Schools at IIT Delhi
Bharti School of Telecommunication Technology and Management.
Amar Nath & Shashi Khosla School of Information Technology.
School of Biological Sciences.
Location – IIT Delhi is situated at Hauz Khas in South Delhi, which is a landmark place in the colourful and chequered history of Delhi.
Transportation – The Institute campus is about 19 Km. away from the Delhi Main Railway Station, 14 Km. from the New Delhi Railway Station, 21 Km. from the Inter-State Bus Terminal and 10 Km. from Delhi Airport.
IIT Delhi has a central library and 18 departmental libraries, providing support for teaching, research, and extension programs. The library uses a software package for in-house operations and has over 130,000 bibliographic records available. The campus has 12 hostels, 9 for boys and 3 for girls, with reading rooms, indoor games rooms, lounges, and dining halls. Grading is based on the course coordinator and instructor’s expectations, not a statistical distribution. IIT Delhi has a Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer and an Industrial R&D Unit. The Training and Placement Unit helps students find jobs in the industry and private/public sector organizations. The Computer Services Centre provides computational and network services, courses, and sponsored research. There is a glass blowing workshop and clubs for drama, music, indoor sports, photography, fine arts, literature, and film. Athletic facilities for various sports and a National Cadet Corps unit are available. The National Service Scheme and National Sports Organisation are 3-credit courses for students. Student life is expressed through the Board for Student Publications and its publications, Campus Rumpus.
Awards to Faculty – The Institute has an outstanding faculty with several national and international recognitions and laurels. Some of these awards are as follow:
Professor Bhim Singh has been elected as a Fellow of IEEE, USA for his contributions to active power filters and multipulse AC-DC converters.
Professor S.K. Koul has been elected as a Fellow of IEEE, USA for his contributions to Analysis and Design of Microwave and Millimeter wave Components and Circuits.
Professor Bishnu Pal, Elected Fellow of OSA The Optical Society (USA) in 2009.
Awards to Students – Some of these are:
Ms Sameena Shah – Google India Women in Engineering Awards 2009.
Mr. Aditya Khandella and Mr. Saurabh Gorecha – Best Poster Award at 6th ICVGIP held in Dec. 2008.