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The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT Hyderabad, IITH)

The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT Hyderabad, IITH) is a public university located in Medak district, Andhra Pradesh, India. IIT Hyderabad is presently running from a temporary campus located at Ordnance Factory Medak's estate in Yeddumailaram village, while the permanent campus in Kandi being constructed. It is one of the eight new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India under The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2011 which declares these eight IITs as well as the conversion of Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University to IIT.The Act was passed in the Lok Sabha on 24 March 2011 and by the Rajya Sabha on 30 April 2012

History

IIT Hyderabad started in 2008 from a temporary campus at Ordnance Factory Medak, Eddumailaram village. Its permanent campus will be located at Kandi near Sangareddy and is close to the Outer Ring Road (Hyderabad). United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Mrs Sonia Gandhi on 27th Feb 2009 laid the foundation stone for the permanent campus of the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) in Andhra Pradesh's Medak district.

Campus

IIT Hyderabad permanent campus will be located at Kandi (near to Sangareddy) to on the outskirts of Hyderabad city in a 550-acre (2.2 km2) campus. The campus is located on NH-9 and is also near to Outer Ring Road (Hyderabad). It is expected that all operations will be shifted to the main campus by mid-2013. It is about 50 km from the Secunderabad Railway station. The Bhoomi Puja (ground breaking ceremony) for the construction work on the permanent campus was on 6 October 2011. The temporary campus of IIT Hyderabad is located in the residential estate of Ordnance Factory Medak (OFMK) of Ordnance Factories Board at Eddumailaram (Medak District, Andhra Pradesh), about 45 km from the heart of Hyderabad city. Buses ply between the nearest bus station at Patancheru and the ODF campus at regular interval.From patancheru, buses are available to any part of hyderabad. Regular Bus service is provided by institute's own buses between hostels and academic campus which is about 3 km from each other, in an interval of 30 minutes. Large amount of students own bicycle and hence travel to the campus on them. The academic blocks are newly renovated buildings of Sarath Vikas School Campus. Facilities include hostels, classrooms, offices, recreation, sports and medical facilities. There is also a small market outside the ODF campus to cater needs of students.

Departments

IIT Hyderabad has seven engineering departments which include departments of Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Science & Engineering, Materials Science Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. There are also three science departments, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics and a department of Liberal Arts Academics IIT Hyderabad offers undergraduate B.Tech degrees in seven disciplines in Engineering, postgraduate and research degrees across six disciplines in Engineering, Sciences, Liberal Arts. About 83 faculty belonging to various science and engineering departments of the Institute are engaged in teaching, research and industrial consultancy. IIT Hyderabad is also planning to start inter-disciplinary courses. Indian Institutes of Technology hyderabad is soon starting producing doctors. Admission Admission to Undergraduate programs is through the Joint Entrance Examination to IITs, conducted every year, with more than 400,000 candidates taking it. It is considered one of the toughest competitive exams in the world with an acceptance ratio of less than 2%. Typically, the cutoffs for admission to IIT Hyderabad have been higher than those of other new IITs, as observed for the past 3 years. Admission to M.Tech programs requires B.Tech./B.E. degree or equivalent in the respective or allied areas with exceptional academic record and possessing a valid GATE score. GATE is an exceptionally competitive exam in which for about 600 seats (all gen/obc/sc/st categories)at all IITs in each major engineering disciple Mechanical, Electrical and Computer Science]about 1.5-2 lakh aspirants compete in each of the disciplines separately followed by personal interviews at each IIT. The cutoff for GATE at IIT-H is higher than IIT-Roorkee and IIT-Guwahati. Admission to M.Sc program requires B.Sc or an equivalent degree with 65% for GE/OBC, 60% for SC/ST or equivalent in the respective or allied areas with exceptional academic record and possessing a valid Joint Admission Test to M.Sc. (JAM) score. Admission to Ph.D Program requires either B.Tech/GATE qualification for engineering departments with good academic background or M.Tech/GATE qualification for engineering departments or NET qualification for Science departments. Other academic activities Among all the new IITs in the country IIT Hyderabad has been making fast progress on the research side apart from providing regular B.Tech programmes.

Research & Industrial Consultancy

IIT Hyderabad has been allocated projects from various industrial and government funding agencies. The project "Development of High-Energy Density Li-ion Batteries for Mobile Applications" entails developing state-of-the-art electrode materials for Li-ion batteries and fabricating the batteries. ARCI in collaboration with IIT Hyderabad,is embarking on an ambitious program to develop High-Energy Density Batteries. IIT Hyderabad is also involved in the DISANET project for disaster mitigation, an Indo-Japanese collaboration. Student activities Elan Elan is the annual social and cultural festival of IITH. So far, there have been four editions of Elan held in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. It is usually held in the spring(January/February). It includes workshops, lectures, demonstrations, and technical exhibitions. Competitive activities cover design events, programming, simulations and modeling, quizzes, applied engineering, robotics. Advaya Advaya is the intra-institute technical festival of IIT Hyderabad. The first edition happened during 56 November 2011. The theme for this edition was "Invention"
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