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.