Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore or IITI)
Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore or IITI), located in Madhya Pradesh, is an institute of national importance established by the Government of India in 2009.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.
The institution started functioning from 2009-10 in a temporary campus at Institute of Engineering and Technology of Indore University under mentorship of IIT Bombay.
Arjun Singh, the HRD minister of India laid the foundation of the permanent campus, spread over an area of about 510-acre (2.1 km2), on 17 February 2009 citation needed] at Simrol, a location about 25 km from the city of Indore. However, construction was delayed for more than three years since a major portion of the land was not cleared by the forest department. In April 2012 it was announced that the land was transferred, along with funding, and so construction is soon to begin, expecting to be completed by 2015.
IIT Bombay is the mentor of IIT Indore. To coordinate various activities in connection with the establishment of the new IIT at Indore, Devang Khakhar, Director of IIT Bombay, mentor director of IIT Indore set up a Cell comprising Convener and several senior Faculty of IIT Bombay. Pradeep Mathur has been appointed as the first director of IIT Indore.
IIT Indore offers a 4-year Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) programmes in several engineering fields. Admission to these programmes is through the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE), and students are admitted after completing 10+2 schooling.
The postgraduate programs at IIT Indore includes Ph.D. programmes in engineering, humanities and basic sciences.
IIT Indore plans to have world-class research programmes, as it evolves. The focus would also be on cutting-edge interdisciplinary research.
Fluxus is the annual inter-collegiate cultural festival of IIT Indore, held in march/april. It consists of several competitions, informal events, workshops and showcases professional performances. It was started in 2011.