All about IITs that a person must know?

The IITs have a common admission process for undergraduate admissions, called IIT-JEE, which was replaced by Joint Entrance Examination Advanced in 2013. The post-graduate level program that awards M.Tech, MS degrees in engineering is administered by the older IITs (Kharagpur, Bombay, Madras, Kanpur, Delhi, Roorkee, Varanasi, Guwahati). M.Tech and MS admissions are done on the basis of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). In addition to B.Tech, M.Tech and MS programs, IITs also award other graduate degrees such as M.Sc in Maths, Physics and Chemistry, MBA, PhD etc. Admission to these programs of IITs is done through Common Admission Test(CAT), Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM) and Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED). Below is a list of all the IITs and information about them.

IITs and locations, sorted by date of establishmentSerial noNameShort NameEstablishedCampus Size (acres)DirectorState/UT1IIT KharagpurIITKGP19512100Partha Pratim ChakrabortyWest Bengal2IIT BombayIITB1958550Prof. Devang V. KhakarMaharashtra3IIT KanpurIITK19591055Dr. Indranil MannaUttar Pradesh4IIT MadrasIITM1959620Dr. Bhaskar RamamurthiTamil Nadu5IIT DelhiIITD1963‡ (founded in 1961)Prof. R. K. ShevgaonkarDelhi andHaryana6IIT GuwahatiIITG1994704Gautam BiswasAssam7IIT RoorkeeIITR2001‡ (founded in 1847)365Pradipta BannerjeeUttarakhand8IIT (BHU) VaranasiIIT(BHU)2008‡ (founded in 1919)Prof. Rajeev SangalUttar Pradesh9IIT BhubaneswarIITBBS2008Prof. R. V. Raj KumarOdisha10IIT GandhinagarIITGN2008450Prof. Sudhir K. JainGujarat11IIT HyderabadIITH2008Prof. U. B. DesaiTelangana12IIT JodhpurIITJ2008900Prof. C. V. R. MurthyRajasthan13IIT PatnaIITP2008501Prof. Pushpak BhattacharyaBihar14IIT RoparIITRPR2008545Sarit Kumar DasPunjab15IIT IndoreIITI2009525Pradeep MathurMadhya Pradesh16IIT MandiIITMandi2009538Timothy A. GonsalvesHimachal Pradesh17IIT PalakkadIITPKD2015500Kerala18IIT TirupatiIITTP2015590Andhra Pradesh19IIT DhanbadIITDHN2017‡ (founded in 1926)Prof. D C PanigrahiJharkhand20IIT Chhattisgarh, Bhilai (Temporary classes to be held at Raipur)IITC2016Session begins in 2016Chhattisgarh21IIT GoaIITGoa2016Session begins in 2016Goa22IIT Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir2016Session begins in 2016Jammu and Kashmir23IIT Dharwad, Karnataka,2016Session begins in 2016Karnataka
‡ — year converted to IIT

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New IIT’s

In 2014, six new IITs were announced by the government. Further, In the Union budget presented on 28 February 2015, it was announced that an IIT will be set up in Karnataka (at Dharwad); while upgrading of Indian School of Mines (ISM) at Dhanbad, Jharkhand to an IIT was also announced. While some new IITs have started admissions in 2015, other new IITs are expected to commence admissions in 2016.

With the establishment of new IIT’s, starting with the year 2006 and ending with 2016, all states of India except Haryana and seven of the eight North Eastern states should have at least one IIT with Uttar Pradesh having two IIT’s. Though IIT Delhi has a campus in Sonipat, Haryana. Assam is also the only Northeastern state to have an IIT.

Average enrollment at IITs at any given time

Serial noNameAcademic StaffUndergraduatesGraduatesDoctoral1IIT Kharagpur470450025002IIT Bombay565340046003IIT Kanpur393825404IIT Madras550400040005IIT Delhi359042396IIT Guwahati260256726097IIT Roorkee4004472209314718IIT Bhubaneswar438579IIT Gandhinagar10IIT Hyderabad11IIT Jodhpur12IIT Patna6643913113IIT Ropar4505014IIT Indore46545215IIT Mandi16IIT (BHU) Varanasi26541421017IIT Palakkad120N/A18IIT Tirupati120N/A19IIT Dhanbad2713640206620IIT Chhattisgarh, Bhilai/RaipurSession to begin in 201621IIT GoaSession to begin in 201622IIT Jammu, Jammu and KashmirSession to begin in 201623IIT Dharwad, Karnataka,Session to begin in 2016Total181233039256941738Total Students60471

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