Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are institutions of national importance established through Acts of Parliament for fostering excellence in education. Over the years, IITs have created a world class educational platform that is dynamically sustained through quality teaching and internationally acclaimed research with excellent infrastructure and the best available minds. The faculty and alumni of IITs occupy key positions in academia and industry, both in India and abroad, and continue to make a considerable impact in all sections of the Society.

The primary objectives of IITs are as follows:

  • To create an environment that encourages freedom of thought and pursuit of excellence, and inculcates the necessary vision and self-discipline to achieve excellence.
  • To build a solid foundation of scientific and technical knowledge and to prepare competent and motivated engineers and scientists.
  • To kindle an entrepreneurial spirit among the students.
  • To prepare the students to become outstanding professionals and contribute to nation-building.

At present, there are twenty three IITs located in the country.

Institute Name Place Abbreviation
Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi IIT (BHU)
Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai Bhilai IITBhilai
Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar IITBBS
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Mumbai IITB
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi New Delhi IITD
Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad IIT (ISM)
Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad Dharwad IITDharwad
Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar Gandhinagar IITGN
Indian Institute of Technology Goa Goa IITGoa
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Guwahati IITG
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad Hyderabad IITH
Indian Institute of Technology Indore Indore IITI
Indian Institute of Technology Jammu Jammu IITJammu
Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur Jodhpur IITJ
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Kanpur IITK
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Kharagpur IITKgp
Indian Institute of Technology Madras Chennai IITM
Indian Institute of Technology Mandi Mandi IITMandi
Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad Palakkad IITPKD
Indian Institute of Technology Patna Patna IITP
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Roorkee IITR
Indian Institute of Technology Ropar Ropar IITRPR
Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati Tirupati IITTP