Top 20 IIT Colleges of India

Pioneered by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian Institute of Technology is an autonomous public institutions of higher education of India. And getting admission in any IIT is a dream come true for any engineering aspirants in India as it is considered as the top notch technology institutions and has earn pride in creating engineers and scientists. It was declared as the national importance institution in 1961 under Institutes of Technology Act.
Newly born independent India established its 1st IIT in Kharagpur from the temporary campus at the Hijli Detention Camp in May 1950. All IITs are linked to each other through a common IIT council that administers their operation. And in 2016, about 12.7 lakh candidates registered for the 1st round of test called JEE Main and nearly 2 Lakh were selected to take JEE Advance. And out of which only 36,566 managed to clear the final examination conducted in 132 cities across the country. And according to the report of Times of India this year (2016) Indian Institute of Technology has total of 10, 500 seats for candidates.

IIT Eligibility Criteria
To get admission in Indian Institute of Technology you need to give Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), an all India Common engineering examination. JEE is conducted for admission in various engineering colleges all over the country and is considered as one of the most challenging engineering admission tests internationally. JEE is divided in two section: JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced. Students who have cleared JEE Mains are only eligible for appearing in JEE Advanced.
Most of the IIT colleges ranking excel in their management courses in India. And www.reviewadda.com/ has conducted a survey and evaluated IIT institutes on the basis of parameters like – placement, education standard and quality, cut-off list, fees, alumni (passed-out students) and facultyto prepare a list ofthe top IITs branches all over India as per their ranking:

1. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay - IITB

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay -  IITB

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay is the second oldest IIT founded in 1958 with assistance from UNESCO and funds contributed by the Soviet Union in Powai, Mumbai. It is second of its kind to be set up with foreign assistance with Shanti SwaroopBhatnagar and Padma awards won by faculty members of the institute. The campus is spread over 550 acres of North Central Mumbai with total of 14 academic departments.

Programs offered by IIT Bombay

  • B.E/B.Tech in Science and Engineering subjects programs:
  • M.Sc in Physics
  • M.Tech in Science and Engineering subject
  • Master of Management – MBA

Notable alumni

  • SaritaAdve – Professor, University of Illinois
  • Sudhir Ahuja – Vice President, Global telecommunications from Alcatel-Lucent
  • Ramani Ayer – Former CEO and chairman of The Hartford


2. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur - IITKGP

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur -  IITKGP

IIT Kharagpur (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur) was established by the Government of India in 1951 as a part of Jawaharlal Nehru dream of free self-sufficient India. It possibly one of the few institutions all over the world to start its operations from a prison house – The Detention Camp, where some of our great freedom fighters sacrificed their life for the country. Among all IITs, IIT Kharagpur has the largest campus of 2, 100 acres with highest enrollment and students and alumni of IIT Kharagpur are informally referred as KGPians. This IIT college branch is known for its festivals – Spring Fest and Kshitij.



Programs offered by IIT Kharagpur

  • B.Techand M.Tech in Science and Engineering subjects
  • PHD programs:
  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Architecture programs:
  • B.Arch – 5 years
  • M.E/M.Tech programs:
  • M.Tech – 2 years
  • Management programs:
  • Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Management
  • Master of Business Administration

Notable alumni

  • Sundar Pichai - Product Chief and CEO of Google
  • Arunabh Kumar - CEO of The Viral Fever
  • Arvind Kejriwal - Chief Minister of Delhi, India


3. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi – IITD

Indian  Institute of Technology Delhi – IITD

Indian Institute of Delhi is one the two Indian educational institute to be listed in QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) list of 200 universities globally in 2015. The Delhi Technological University is the mother institution of IIT Delhi, as its Chemical Technology and Textile Technology departments were shifted here. It was originally registered as a society under the name of the College of Engineering and Technology on June 14, 1960. IIT Delhi campus is of 325 Acres in the beautiful area of HauzKhas. The whole campus is divided into 4 zone – Student Residential, Faculty and Staff Residential, Student Recreational and Academic zone.

Programs offered by IIT Delhi

  • B.Tech and M.Tech in Science and Engineering subjects
  • M.Sc programs:
  • Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology
  • Mathematics
  • M.Tech – 2 Years
  • Management Programs:
  • MBA in telecommunication Systems Management
  • Masters of Business Administration

Notable alumni

  • Manvinder Singh Banga - Former Chairman, Unilever
  • Binny Bansal - Co-founder of Flipkart
  • Sachin Bansal - Founder of Flipkart


4. Indian Institute of Technology Madras- IITM

Indian  Institute of Technology Madras- IITM

With technical and financial assistance of the former government of West Germany, Indian Institute of Technology Madras was founded in 1959 in Chennai previously known as Madras. IIT Madras is situated closely to the Raj Bhavan of Tamil Nadu on beautiful wooded land of about 250 hectares with 550 faculty and 1, 250 administrative and supporting staff. Recently in 2009, IIT Madras celebrated its Golden Jubilee and has very strict grading rules as it is under control of the Government of India.

Programs offered by IIT Madras

  • B.Tech and M.Tech in Science and Engineering subjects
  • B.E. marine Engineering programs:
  • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
  • B.tech + M.tech in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
  • B.Tech in Naval Architecture + M.Tech in Applied Mechanics
  • M.Tech – 2 Years
  • BS and MS – 5 Years
  • Master of Business Administration – 2 Years
  • Integrated M.A. in Development Studies – 5 Years

Notable alumni

  • AnandRajaraman - Founder of Junglee, Currently Heading Kosmix.com with VenkyHarinarayan
  • Anant Agarwal - Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • ArvindRaghunathan - Managing Director, Deutsche Bank


5. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur - IITK

Indian  Institute of Technology Kanpur - IITK

With an aim to provide leadership in technological innovation, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur was established in 1959 in assistance of a consortium of nine US research universities as part of Kanpur Indo-American Programme (KIAP). IIT Kanpur was the first Indian institute to offer Computer Science under the guidance of Economist John Kenneth Galbraith. It is currently located on the 1, 000 acres of the Grand Trunk Road, 15 KM west of the Kanpur City. It has separate research and development centre with 452 externally funded R&D projects of INR 342 Crore, approx.



Programs offered by IIT Kanpur

  • B.E/B.Tech Programs:
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Biological Sciences and Bio-Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • B.Tech+M.Tech/MBA/M.S/M.Des
  • MSc Programs:
  • Mathematics
  • Integrated M.Sc in Mathematics and Scientific Computing
  • Statistics
  • Integrated M.Sc. in Chemistry
  • Ph.D – 5 years
  • M.Tech – 2 Years
  • B.Tech+M.Tech/MBA/M.S/m.Des – 5 Years
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) – 2 Years
  • Arts programs:
  • B.S. Economics
  • Ph.D

Notable alumni

  • LalitJalan, CEO of Reliance Infrastructure Limited
  • Rakesh Agrawal, National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureate
  • N.R. Narayana Murthy, the Founder & Chairman Emeritus of Infosys


6. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee - IITR

Indian  Institute of Technology Roorkee - IITR

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee is one the public university with National Importance in Roorkee, Uttarakhand. Earlier IIT Roorkee was known as University of Roorkee (1948-2001) then renamed as Thomason College of Civil Engineering (1853-1948). It was established by British India by Sir James Thomason, lieutenant in 1847 and was converted into seventh IIT in 2001. It has two campus – Roorkee (main campus) and Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Nestled within several heritage building, main campus of Roorkee is over 356 acres.

Programs offered by IITRoorkee

  • B.Tech and M.Tech in Science and Engineering subjects
  • M.Sc. in Science and Engineering subjects
  • Diploma programs:
  • PG Diploma in Hydrology
  • PG Diploma in Irrigation Water Management
  • PG Diploma in Water Resources Development
  • Architecture programs:
  • B.Arch
  • M. Arch
  • Master of Urban and Rural Planning
  • M.Tech – 2 Years
  • Management programs:
  • Ph.D in Management
  • Ph.D in Management
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

Notable alumni

  • Jaiprakash Gaur - founder chairman of Jaiprakash Associates and Jaypee Group of companies
  • Ashok Soota - ex-President of Wipro InfoTech
  • PradipBaijal (born c.1944), IAS and former chairman Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)


7. Indian Institute of Technology Indore - IITI

Indian  Institute of Technology Indore - IITI

To usher new revolution in Science and Technology, under The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, Indian Institute of Technology Indore was established by the Government of India in 2009 in Madhya Pradesh. Under the guidance of IIT Bombay, it started operating from its temporary transit at Institute of Engineering and Technology of Indore University with 2009-1- batch.
IITI started functioning from its permanent campus at Simrol, a location on Khandwa Road about 25 KM from Indore city in February 2016. IIT Indore has even signed a MOU (memorandum of understanding) with IBM India for research purpose.

Programs offered by IIT Indore

  • B.Tech programs:
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • M.Tech program for Science and Engineering subject


8. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati - IITG

Indian  Institute of Technology Guwahati - IITG

6th IIT fraternity, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati was established in 1994. With majestic Brahmaputra on one side and hills and open space on the other side, its campus is spread on 700 acres of northern Guwahati. It is considered one of the most beautiful campus in India. It is a fully residential campus with students living on the hostels of campus.

Programs offered by IIT Guwahati

  • B.E./B.Tech programs
  • Ph.D programs
  • M.Tech – 2 Years
  • M.Sc in Chemistry

Notable alumni

  • Vaibhav Agarwal - General Manager at UrbanClap
  • Archit Gupta - Founder & CEO at ClearTax
  • Jaspreet Singh - Founder & CEO at Druva, Inc.


9. Indian Institute of Technology Ropar - IITRPR

Indian  Institute of Technology Ropar - IITRPR

It is one of the eight newer establishment of IITs, founded in 2008. 1st session 2008-09 of Indian Institute of Technology Ropar was held in IIT Delhi. It currently operates from its transit campus at former Women Polytechnic that is about 1 KM walk from Rupnagar railway station. And according to the IIT Ropar director Mr. Sarit Kumar, they are expected to move to their permanent campus by the end of 2016 or the summer of 2017. With the approval of Punjab Government, about 525 acres of land was taken at Birla seed Farms on February 24, 2009 in Rupnagar for the permanent campus.

Programs offered by IIT Ropar

  • Ph.D programs:
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • B.E/B.Tech programs:
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • B.Tech + M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering
  • M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering
  • Arts programs:
  • Ph.D in Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Ph.D in Mathematics


10. Indian Institute of Technology Dhanbad – IIT (ISM)

Indian Institute of Technology Dhanbad –  IIT (ISM)

Institute of national importance Indian Institute of Technology Dhanbad is located in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, a mineral-rich region of India. Before converting into IIT Dhanbad under the Institute of technology act 1961 it was formerly known as the Indian School of Mines, Dhandbad (ISM Dhanbad).
It has currently 18 academic departments for students. And the campus is surrounded by many mining offices like Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research, DGMS and Bharat Coking Coal Limited.

Programs offered by IIT Dhandbad

  • B.Tech and M.Tech programs for Science & Engineering subjects
  • Ph.D programs for Science & Engineering subjects
  • B.Sc and M.Sc in Applied Geology and Geophysics
  • MBA and Executive MBA

Notable alumni

  • GulshanLalTandon - Pioneer in the Indian Mining Industry
  • Harsh Gupta - Earth scientist and seismologist, known for his pioneering work on estimation of reservoir-induced earthquakes
  • R.K. Khandal - Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry


11. Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad - IITH

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad -  IITH

Bases on innovations and invention keywords, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad was established in 2008 at the temporary campus in the Ordinance Factory, Medak, Eddumailaram. Most of the institute including academic and administration department, shifted to permanent campus at Kandi near Sangareddy and is close to the Outer Ring Road of Hyderabad in July 2015. IIT Hyderabad is in active collaboration with Japan in terms of joint research projects, exchange of faculty and students, and in future some infrastructure development on the main campus. It is mentored by one of the top premier institute – IIT Madras. Many research papers of the institute were published in national and international journals.

Programs offered by IIT Hyderabad

  • Ph.D in ten subjects
  • B.Tech on eight subjects
  • M.Tech
  • Ph.Din Humanities & Social Sciences (Arts)


12. Indian Institute of Technology Mandi - IITMandi

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi -  IITMandi

Located in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, Indian Institute was established in 2009 under the mentorship of IIT Roorkee. Main permanent campus of IIT Mandiis on eco-friendly land of 538 acres with 338 acres on mountain in Kamand. Earlier it was operating from its temporary base at Vallabh Government College in Mandi. And except for a few labs, guest house,postgraduate hostel, a conference room (with NKN facility), student common room and few faculty offices, whole campus has shifted to new one.
For good exposure to the field, IIT Mandi has collaborated with many reputed Indian as well as foreign institutions and has signed a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with TCS (Tata Consultancy Services).

Programs offered by IIT Mandi

  • B.Tech programs:
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • M.Tech in Energy Material


13. Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi – IIT (BHU)

Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi –  IIT (BHU)

Indian Institute of Technology BHU was founded as the Banaras Engineering College in 1919 and became Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University in 1968. It was the 1st university to introduce Pharmaceutical Chemistry study. IIT BHU is on 1, 300 acres of the southern end of Varanasi near the banks of River Ganges with 400 acres of residential and co-educational area within the campus with 17 academic units.
They organize various conferences and workshops at the campus to provide opportunity to students to interact with internationally renowned faculty and researchers.

Programs offered by IIT Varanasi

  • B.Tech programs:
  • M.Techprograms

Notable alumni

  • Thomas Anantharaman - one of the 3-member team at IBM who developed IBM Deep Blue supercomputer
  • Nikesh Arora - Ex-Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer at Google
  • Krishan Kant - former Vice-President of India


14. Indian Institute of Technology Patna - IITP

Indian Institute of Technology Patna - IITP

Indian Institute of Technology established its new institute at the center of knowledge in Patna in 2008. IIT Patna is a part of National Knowledge Network (NKN) that provides a high speed core networking for all the knowledge related institutions in India. It was shifted to its permanent campus in July 2015 to commence its new session at Amhara, Bihta. It is 35 KM from Patna on 501 acres land.

Programs offered by IIT Patna

  • B.Tech programs:
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
  • Chemical Science and Technology
  • Ph.D in Science & Engineering
  • M.Tech in Science & Engineering
  • Ph.D in Arts


15. Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar -IITBBS

Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar  -IITBBS

Indian Institute of technology Bhubaneswar is a public engineering institute founded in 2008 in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. It started operating from its permanent campus at Arugul of about 936 acres near Bhubaneswar from academic session 2015-16. They even collaborate with famous international universities for exchange and research students like University of Massachusetts, University of North Texas.

Programs offered by IIT Bhubaneswar

  • B.E/B.Tech programs:
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering + M.Tech. In Mechanical System Design
  • B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering + M.Tech. in Thermal Science and Engineering
  • B.Tech in Civil Engineering + M.Tech. in Structural Engineering
  • B.Tech in Civil Engineering + M.Tech. in Transportation Engineering
  • M.Tech – 2 Years

Notable alumni:

  • Gaurav Sandhu - International Business Associate, Marketing at Allan Lloyds


16. Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar - IITGN

Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar  - IITGN

Mentored by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, IIT Gandhinagar began operating from a temporary base Vishwakarma Government Engineering College, Chandkheda. It currently operates from the permanent campus in Palaj, Gandhinagar, Gujarat on the banks of river Sabarmati. The campus will run on solar power as an initiative towards pollution-free, green zone. IITGN was ranked 8th by the National Institutional Ranking Framework. IIT Gandhinagar student team conducts weekend sessions called Sakar to promote interest in Maths and Science subjects among school girls of 6th to 9th classes.

Programs offered by IIT Gandhinagar

  • PhD programs
  • B.E/B.tech programs:
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • M.Tech – 2 Years
  • Arts Programs:
  • PhD in English
  • PhD in Sociology


17. Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur - IITJ

Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur - IITJ

Under the guidance of IIT Kanpur, Indian Institute of technology Jodhpur was established in 2008 in Rajasthan with 109 undergraduate students in Computer Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Currently IIT Jodhpur operates from 2 temporary base – (1) Temporary Academic Campus at the premises of MBM Engineering College in Jodhpur and (2) Temporary Residential Campus at GPRA Residential Campus, Pali Road Jodhpur and BSNL Residential Campus, Subhash Nagar, Jodhpur.
Permanent campus is currently under construction on 852 acres of land located 24 KM away from the center of the city of Jodhpur on NH 65 towards Nagaur, N-NE from the center of Jodhpur. And the first migration of IIT Jodhpur students is expected in October 2016.

Programs offered by IIT Jodhpur

  • B.Tech programs:
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • M.Tech – 2 Years


Newly opened IITs:

1. Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad – IITPKD

Indian  Institute of Technology Palakkad – IITPKD

Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad started functioning from August 3, 2015 from the temporary base inside the Ahalia Integrated campus in Kerala. Currently it is being mentored by the Director of IIT Madras, Dr. BhaskarRamamurthi till MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development) appoints its director. IIT Palakkad has acquired land of 500 acres for permanent campus at the Pudussery West, just a few meters away from the Coimbatore- Kanyakumari NH and a few kilometers from the Palakkad railway junction.

Programs offered by IIT Palakkad

  • B.Tech programs:
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


2. Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati - IITTP

Indian  Institute of Technology Tirupati - IITTP

Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati started functioning on August 5, 2015 from a temporary base at Krishna Theja Educational Institutions in Chadalawada Nagar on the outskirts of the temple city. The Government of A.P. is providing over 500 acres to IIT Tirupati for its permanent campus at atMerlapaka on Yerpedu-Venkatagiri road, 22 kilometers from Tirupati and 14 KM from the airport.

Programs offered by IIT Tirupati

  • B.Tech programs:
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Four more IITs are set to commence its operations this year – (1) IIT Chhattisgarh, Bhilai/Raipur– IITC, (2) IIT Goa–IIT Goa, (3) IIT Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir and (4) IIT Dharwad, Karnataka– IITDH.