IIT DELHI Indian Institute of Technology Delhi is one of the twenty three IITs created all over the country and are the Centres of Excellence for training, research and development in science, engineering and technology. IIT Delhi is located in Hauz khas, South Delhi. The campus of 325 acres (132 ha) is surrounded by the beautiful Hauz Khas area and monuments.
The concept of the IITs was first introduced in a report in the year 1945 by Sh. N.M.Sircar, then member of Education on Vicerory’s Executive Council. Following his recommendations, the first Indian Institute of Technology was established in the year 1950 in Kharagpur. Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati was established in 1995 and the University of Roorkee was converted into an IIT in 2001.
The aims and objectives of IIT Delhi, as assigned by the IIT Council are:
- To offer instruction in Applied Science and Engineering of a standard comparable to the best in the world.
- To provide adequate facilities for postgraduate study and research to meet the needs of specialised research workers and teachers.
- To provide leadership in curriculum planning, laboratory development and examination systems.
- To institute programmes for faculty development both for their own staff and for the teachers of other engineering colleges.
- To establish teaching and research programmes of an interdisciplinary nature.
- To develop close co-operation with industry through the exchange of personnel, continuing education programmes, and consultancy services to solve live industrial problems.
- To develop strong collaborative links with other Institutions and organizations including National Laboratories and Government Departments.