IIT Delhi was established in 1961. First, it was established as the College of Engineering, and later on, it was declared as an Institute of National Importance under the ‘Institute of Technology Act,1963’. The Government of India has given the status of Deemed University, the college is autonomous and can take its own decisions about the academic policy, examinations and degrees.

Since its initiation, over 48000 students have graduated from IIT Delhi in various streams such as Engineering, Management & Humanities, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences. Among these graduates, around 5070 students have received Ph.D. degrees.

The admission procedure is done based on JEE Advanced rank, followed by Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) counselling. For different programs, IIT Delhi conducts specified exams for that program. Candidates willing to join IIT Delhi can visit their official portal for more details.

IIT Delhi: Highlights

Established | University Type 1961 | Autonomous
Approved By AICTE
Courses Offered Engineering, Science, IT, Management & Humanities, Social Science, PhD
Admission Criteria JEE Advanced/GATE/CAT/IIT JAM/CEED
Application Mode Online
Faculty Members 750+
Campus Size 325 acres
Mode of Education Regular/Part-time
Official Site https://home.iitd.ac.in/

IIT Delhi: Ranking

IIT Delhi is consistently counted in the top amongst 23 IITs in India. Given below are some highlights from recent year’s ranking data.

NIRF Engineering Category 2020 2
NIRF Overall Category 2020 3
NIRF Management Category 2020 8
Outlook India 2020 2 out of 150
QS World University Ranking 2021 193
QS Asian University Ranking 2021 47
Times High Education (World Rankings) 2020 #400-500
India Today 2020 1 out of 100

IIT Delhi: Courses 

More than 100 subjects are offered by IIT Delhi in various streams such as Engineering, Management, Science, Ph.D., etc. In the below-mentioned table is an overview of courses offered:

  • Eligibility: 75% in graduation, 10+2 from a recognized board with top 20 percentile.
  • Subjects: Computer Science and Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering
JEE Advanced
  • Eligibility: 60% in graduation (B.E/B.Tech or MSC)
  • Subjects: Engineering Mechanics/Design Engineering/Chemical Engineering
  • Eligibility: 60% in graduation in relevant discipline
  • Subjects: Management Systems/Telecommunication
  • Systems management/Technology Management
  • Eligibility: 55% in graduation in relevant discipline
  • Subjects: Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics
  • Eligibility: 75% minimum in graduation B.E/B.Tech or any equivalent course
  • Subjects: Industrial Design

IIT Delhi: Admissions

IIT Delhi’s application process is different for each course. Generally for B.Tech application process starts from September with JEE Main registrations. For PG admissions, however, it begins in March. Candidates seeking admission to IIT Delhi’s BTech, MTech, MSc, and MDes programs can apply on the official website of the relevant examination. For the rest of the programs, candidates are advised to apply through the official website of the Institute. IIT Delhi admission process for the various courses are listed below in a brief:

  • IIT Delhi B.Tech admission is based on a candidate’s JEE Advanced rank, followed by JoSAA Counselling
  • M.Tech admission is carried out on the candidate’s performance in GATE.
  • For MSc program admission, candidates are required to qualify for IIT JAM
  • For MBA admission criteria, candidates must have a valid CAT score
  • M.Des admission is based on a candidate’s performance in CEED
  • For admission to the MS(R) program, IIT Delhi conducts written tests or candidates get selected from their GATE score.
  • DST-Inspire scholarship holders or GATE/ UGC NET/ CSIR NET/ ICAR/ ICMR score holders are qualified for admission to the IIT Delhi Ph.D. program

How to apply?

Candidates seeking admission to IIT Delhi can directly visit the official site or can follow as mentioned below:

  • The application is accepted online mode only.
  • Candidates can visit the official site of the University for the registration process.
  • All the details need to fill in a proper way with personal details, educational details, and other qualifications accordingly.
  • Once the application details are filled in, candidates can move forward with the payment process.
  • Candidates need to make the payments through online mode only.
  • After all the application formalities, candidates need to take out a print of the application.

IIT Delhi: Placements

The following table depicts the placements of IIT Delhi throughout 2020. Top companies like Microsoft, Dell, HCl, IBM, Apple, etc. offered a placement in IIT Delhi.

Total offers bagged 1100 925
International offers N/A 20
Number of PPOs 164 150
Total recruiters 430 200
Job profiles bagged 600+ 250
Students opting for deferred placements N/A 13
Highest CTC INR 1 crore N/A
Average CTC INR 16 LPA N/A

IIT Delhi placement in the year 2020 has set a benchmark with 1100+ job offers from National and International Companies. Approximately 85.6% of undergraduates and postgraduates’ candidates got placed who avail placement services. The remaining candidates who chose to go for higher studies, research, civil services, start-ups, family business.

IIT Delhi: Scholarships

Undergraduates Scholarship Programmes

  • Institute Merit-Cum-Means (MCM) Scholarships: IIT Delhi provides this scholarship for undergraduate students of engineering and technology. Institute MCM Scholarship is provided to 25% of the students, where students from the General/OBC/EWS category get INR 1000/- per month and the receipt is exempted from paying the fees.
  • Institute Merit Prize and Certificates: IIT Delhi provides this scholarship to the 7% of students of 4th year engineering students and 8th&10th semester students of the Dual Degree Program. The scholarship amount of the Merit Prize is INR 2500/-.

Postgraduates Scholarship Programmes

  • Institute Merit-Cum-Means (MCM) Scholarships: Institute Merit-Cum-Means (MCM) Scholarships are for MSC candidates only with some conditions. Whereas it is similar to undergraduate scholarship but the difference is- students whose parents’ gross income is up to INR 4.5 LPA can avail the scholarship of every category.
  • PhD: There is no such scholarship available for PhD candidates. IIT Delhi award a scheme for those candidates who admit admission on a full-time basis. In this scheme, the candidates get the opportunity to teach/research assistantship, with no other fellowship.

IIT Delhi: Facilities

  • Hostels: Like other colleges, IIT Delhi also provides separate hostel facilities for both boys and girls. There are 14 hostels in total, among 11 for boys and 3 for girls. Hostels are provided with all the facilities like a study room, indoor games room, lounge, and a dining room with a mess facility. Along with a free internet facility.
  • Library: IIT Delhi consists of central and departmental libraries. The library is filled up with more than thousands of books from each department, along with reports, journals, online electric studies facilities, and many more. The library has a rich collection of science and technology books.
  • Cafeteria: There are many cafeterias on the campus of IIT Delhi. For the candidate’s convenience, each cafeteria is located in the academic areas and nearby hostels. Along with cafeterias, there are many shops on the campus like Amul, Lipton, Cafe Coffee Day, and some more.
  • Sports Complex: All the facilities are available for all types of sports such as badminton court, basketball court, cricket ground, football ground, hockey ground, tennis court, volleyball court, swimming pool, athletics track.
  • Labs: Every department has its practical lab. Some of them are chemistry lab, computer lab, civil engineering lab, mechanical lab, electrical lab, electrical lab, physics lab, and many more. Proper lab facilities are provided with proper guidance.

IIT Delhi: FAQs

Ques. What IIT Delhi is famous for?

Ans. IIT Delhi is known as the top Engineering college in India. According to India Today ranking report of 2020, IIT Delhi ranks 1st among Government Engineering colleges in India. NIRF report says it ranked at 2nd for Engineering and rank 3rd in the overall report. Outlook India reports rank IIT Delhi at 2nd among 150 engineering colleges.

Ques. Why IIT Delhi is best?

Ans. IIT Delhi is the topmost college in India, which provides education in engineering, science, and technology, along with research and development in India. Being the topmost engineering college in India, it provides all the learning and researching facilities, scholarship programs, higher placement packages, lavish facilities (hostels, cafeterias, sports complex, gym), and many.

Ques. Is direct admission available in IIT Delhi?

Ans. No, to avail admission to IIT Delhi, candidates need to clear entrance exams conducted by the college in different slots for different courses. For Engineering (B.E/B.Tech) candidates need to clear JEE Advanced, for postgraduation like GATE for M.Tech, IIT JAM for MSC, CEED for M.Des, and CAT for MBA. For Ph.D. direct admission is available with 70% marks in Masters.

Ques. Is it compulsory to take a hostel in IIT Delhi?

Ans. No, it is not compulsory to take hostels in IIT Delhi. It is all upon the candidate’s wish where he/she is willing to reside. Candidates can take nearby residence at their convenience. Those who are from the Delhi region need not take hostel facilities.

Ques. What is the score required for admission to IIT Delhi?

Ans. The students who want to get admission in IIT Delhi need to score 75% marks in their 12th examination board or to be in the top 20 percentile list and the examination should be cleared from a recognized board. For ST/SC students there is 5% marks relaxation in the admission process.