The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the most prestigious institutes for engineering in India. The first IIT was set up in Kharagpur in 1951 and as of 2019, there are 23 IITs in the country. All the IITs offer approximately 11 thousand engineering seats. IITs are autonomous institutes which were officially declared as the “Institutes of National Importance” in 1961. IITs are governed by the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961.
Every year lakhs of students appear for the IIT entrance exam. Candidates from science stream who aspire to join IITs and start their preparation from class IX or XI. Candidates have to first appear for the JEE Main exam and after qualifying the Main exam, they have to appear for the JEE Advanced exam. The article here will cover the list of IIT colleges in India and admission details.
Latest Update – As per the official website; “The announcement of Indian Ranking 2020 is postponed until further notice due to COVID-19.” Candidate must keep checking the official website for further updates.
List of IIT Colleges in India
There are 23 IITs in India. The complete list is as follows along with recent MHRD NIRF rankings. The ranking is awarded on the basis of teaching, learning, and resources, graduation outcomes, research and professional practices, outreach and inclusivity, and perception. Here is the list:
|S.No.||Name of IITs||MHRD Ranking 2019||Official|
|9||IIT BHU Varanasi||11||https://iitbhu.ac.in/|
|18||IIT Tirupati||Not ranked||https://iittp.ac.in/|
|19||IIT Bhilai||Not ranked||https://www.iitbhilai.ac.in/|
|20||IIT Goa||Not ranked||https://www.iitgoa.ac.in|
|21||IIT Jammu||Not ranked||http://iitjammu.ac.in/|
|22||IIT Dharwad||Not ranked||https://www.iitdh.ac.in/|
|23||IIT Palakkad||Not ranked||https://iitpkd.ac.in/|
Programmes offered at IITs
Some of the popular engineering programmes offered at IITs are computer science engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering. Besides engineering, IITs also offer other programmes. Here are the lists of programmes offered at IITs:
- Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.)
- Bachelor of Science (BS)
- Tech. – M.Tech. (dual degree)
- BS and MS (dual degree)
- Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)
- Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)
- Master of Technology (M.Tech.)
- Master of Science (M.Sc.)
- Sc. – Ph.D. (dual degree)
- Master of Design (M.Des.)
- Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)
- Joint M.Sc. – Ph.D.
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Entrance Examinations for IIT Admission
JEE Advanced is the exam conducted for admission to IIT engineering programmes. For appearing in the JEE Advanced exam, it is mandatory to qualify the JEE Main exam. Only top 2.5 lakh students (w.e.f. 2020, earlier the number was 2.4 lakh) who qualify JEE Main are eligible for appearing in the JEE Advanced exam. Here is the list of IIT courses and respective entrance exams required for them:
|B.Tech-M.Tech (Dual Degree)|
|B.Des||UCEED (Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design)|
|M.Des||CEED (Common Entrance Examination for Design)|
|B.Arch||AAT (Architecture Aptitude Test)|
About JEE Advanced Exam
JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) Advanced exam is conducted for admission to engineering programmes offered by all 23 IITs. The exam is conducted on a rotational basis by the seven zonal IITs every year. The JEE Advanced 2020 exam was scheduled to be conducted by IIT Delhi on 17th May 2020. However, the exam has been postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The application forms release date will also be announced later. Only those candidates who have qualified the JEE Main exam are eligible for the Advanced exam.