IIITs in India are educational institutions that primarily focus on providing technical education in the field of Information Technology and communication studies. There are a total of 25 IIITs across the country, with five of them established and managed by the government of India through the Ministry of Human Resource and Development. The remaining IIITs operate under a public-private partnership (PPP) model. Admissions to the undergraduate programs in these IIITs are based on the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main, with a total of 4000 seats available.
List of IIITs in India
Specializations Offered in IIITs
IIITs offer engineering programs in various specializations, including Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Computer Science Engineering.
Among these specializations, Computer Science is particularly popular among candidates who wish to pursue B.Tech/M.Tech programs at IIITs. It is followed by Electronics & Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, respectively.
Now, let’s take a look at the B.Tech, M.Tech, and Dual Degree specializations offered by IIITs in India.
B.Tech Through JEE Main
To secure admission in B.Tech programs at IIITs, candidates need to appear for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main, which is a common entrance exam conducted at the national and state levels.
The minimum eligibility criteria for admission to a B.Tech course is passing Class 12 with mandatory subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics or Biotechnology/Biology, followed by the JEE Main entrance exam.
Candidates must also fulfill the eligibility criteria specified by JEE Main to be eligible for the entrance exam. Generally, candidates are required to have a minimum aggregate of 60% in their Class 12 exams, with individual subject scores taken into consideration.
Once candidates clear the JEE Main cutoff (qualifying marks), they can participate in the JoSAA Counseling process and select their preferred IIITs based on their expected rank in the exam.
IIITs – Placements & Salary Packages
IIITs conduct placement activities in two phases: the first phase usually begins in the first week of December, while the second phase starts in the first week of January.
During the placement season, reputed companies visit IIIT campuses to recruit engineering and other graduates for various roles within their organizations.
The average starting salary package for students in IIITs is typically between INR 10 to 15 lakhs per annum. However, the top IIITs in India may offer maximum salary packages of around INR 30 lakhs per annum.
Companies like Google, Adobe, Qualcomm, Microsoft, Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Tower Research, and many more actively participate in the placement drives to offer job opportunities to engineering graduates.
Scholarships in IIITs
IIITs provide scholarships to deserving students pursuing B.Tech degrees. To qualify for these scholarships, applicants need to apply for AIEESE (Secondary) – 2021. Merit-based scholarships are awarded to students studying undergraduate (Engineering) programs at leading IIITs in India. The objective of these scholarships is to encourage exceptional students to pursue academic courses at IIITs.
Scholarship Type 1
Under this category, scholarships are granted to students from the North East region whose family income is less than INR 450,000. They are eligible for the “Ishan Uday” Special Scholarship Scheme, which provides an annual amount of INR 60,000.
Additionally, 20 students from IIITs will be offered internships based on their academic merit and Statement of Purpose (SOP). Students who qualify for the internships will receive scholarships worth INR 10,000 for the entire duration (8 weeks).
DLF Raghvendra Scholarship
Students from the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi are eligible for the DLF Raghvendra Scholarship, which offers an amount of INR 40,000 per year throughout their four-year graduate courses. The selection process is based on merit and financial need.
Indian Oil Scholarship (IOCL)
The Indian Oil Scholarship provides INR 3,000 per month to students pursuing professional courses in Engineering.
IIIT-Delhi also offers scholarships and fellowships to B.Tech, M.Tech, and PhD students. The extent of fee waivers provided are mentioned below:
In addition to the scholarships mentioned above, there are various other scholarships available for students at IIITs. These scholarships are awarded based on financial need and merit.