IIT  Delhi

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History:

IIT Delhi was established as College of Engineering and Technology on August 21, 1961. The foundation stone of the institute was laid down by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and was inaugurated by Prof Humayun Kabir, then Union minister of Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs. Two years later the institute was upgraded to Indian Institute of Technology by the Parliament of India.

Campus:

The IIT Delhi Campus is located in Hauz khas and is spread over an area of 320 acres and adorned with beautiful gardens inside the campus. It is in close proximity to the famous Qutub MInar and the Jawaharlal Nehru University. The campus comprises of 4 zones – Student Residential Zone, Faculty and Staff Residential Zone, Student Recreation Zone and Academic Zone.

IIT-Delhi-Campus

Hostel:

IIT Delhi has 11 hostels in all and out these 9 are for the Boys and 2 for the Girls. Each hostel has a huge capacity of around 400 students. All the hostels are complete with its own mess, common room with television and a visiting room for the guests. There is also a computer room in every hostel along with internet connection which is hardly used now since most of the students have their personal computers and internet connection provided in every room.

Departments and Centers:

IIT Delhi consist of 13 Departments and 11 multi-disciplinary centers and they combine together to offer a staggering no of 700 courses every semester

Departments:

Each Department focuses on a particular Discipline or field and offers courses at both under graduate and post graduate levels. It is headed by the HOD (Head of the Department)
Following are the Departments:

  • Applied Mechanics
  • Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Management Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Textile Engineering

Centers:

A center unlike department deals with two or more disciplines. Following are the disciplines:

  • Center for Applied Research and Care (CARE)
  • Center for Atmospheric Sciences (CAS)
  • Center for Biomedical Engineering (CBME)
  • Computer Services Center(CSC)
  • Center for Energy Studies (CES)
  • Educational Technology Services Center(ETSC)
  • Industrial Tribology, Machine Dynamics and maintenance Engineering (ITMMEC)
  • Instrument Design Development Center (IDDC)
  • Center for Polymer Science and Engineering (CPSE)
  • Center for Rural Development and Technology (CRDT)

Cultural Activities:

IIT Delhi is popular for its cultural festivals and extra curricular activities be it the annual cultural and arts festival called Rendezvous. It is the largest of its kind in India and attracts huge crowds from colleges all over the country
Tryst is the annual Technical Festival and it consist of popular events like Diathlon, Diathlon, Algorythm, C-maphore

Alumni:

IIT Delhi is proud of its list of successful alumni and some of the popular names are as follows :-

  • Padamsree Warrior
  • Rajat Gupta
  • Vinod Khosla
  • Gunjan Sinha
  • Yash Talreja
  • Y C Deveshwar
  • Sameer Gehlaut
  • Krishan Sabnani
  • Chetan Bhagat
  • Anurag Dikshit
  • Vikrant Bhargava
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