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The Ministry of Human Resources Development through its order of 1st July 1998 constituted the Rame Gowda Committee, a committee set up with the aim to submit a project report regarding the possibility and logistics of setting up a National Institute of Excellence in Information Technology with Allied Sciences. This Institute would then carry out the duty of pioneering research and development with emphasis on industry linkages and networking at national as well as in international levels. The national task force on IT came up with the ideas of wired-village concepts to $50-billion software development programs within 6-8 years. To achieve this target, there was an urgent need for massive manpower generation for which the Task Force called for a number of front-ranking IT centers of excellence, of which the first was established in Allahabad.
It was with this hope of the members of the Committee that the setting up of this institute would steer in an era of establishment of such centers across the country. Moreover, this institute was expected to emerge as a national center of excellence in IT along with like sciences and technologies.
Thus was born the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad founded in 1999 by Indian HRD ministry.
The institute is established in a campus at Jhalwa, on the outskirts of Allahabad. The Jhalwa campus apart from the academic block includes electronic library, two Computer Centers having six labs in each, 16 lecture halls, , and there is a residential campus. There is a theater, which can be said open air, and also there is a stadium and various recreational facilities still under construction. The NSC complex comprises five laboratories, a conference room, eight computer laboratories, five lecture halls, auditorium, cafeteria, library, office space and other facilities all in all covering an area of 25,000 sq. ft. Then there is an open space of 50,000 sq. ft. that is used as a parking lot, lawns and for other sporting activities also. The new campus has been developed on an100 acres of land at Devghat, Jhalwa, on the outskirts of Allahabad with an architecture mainly aiming to exceed established design conventions.
There are separate hostels for men and women, with single rooms (for the senior most batches) and double-seater rooms. The spacious lodgings are provided with computers, along with 24-hour backup power supply. There is a mess attached to the hostels, and facilities for recreation are provided. Sports like cricket, football, badminton and table tennis are available with much more on the way.
There is also a residential campus consisting of a men’s hostel with capacity for 240 students, and a women’s hostel for 60 students, 40-room air-conditioned guest house and staff residences for senior professors and other staff. Faculty hostels with two-room and one-room units are also available for visiting professors.
Bachelor of Technology
Master of Business Administration in Information Technology
Master of Technology in Information Technology
Master of Science in Cyber Law and Information Security
The “INDEM (IIITA Network Development, Engineering and Management)” embodies the Network and System Administration at IIITA. “Robita” is the robotics club of IIITA and encourages students to explore and experiment with robot design and intelligence programming and related areas. “Literary Club” is one such club which organizes debates, extempore and other literary competitions. “RangTarangani is the Dramatics of the college, “Virtuosi” its Music Club, “Spirit”, its Sports Club, “Ushma”, its Dance Club, “Thunderbolt”, its Audio Lights Club, and “Stambh”, its Program Management and Publicity Club.
The institute has emerged as one of the best colleges in India, with a very impressive list of alumnus along the years.