INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY INDORE
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Prospective Students
Indian Institute of Technology Indore
A guide to prospective students

About IITI

IIT Indore started functioning in 2009. It was setup under the mentorship of IIT Bombay.

B.Tech Courses offered:

  1. Computer Science and Engineering
  2. Electrical Engineering
  3. Mechanical Engineering

     Each of these is a 4 year course and has a maximum strength of 40 students.




Campuses

Silver Springs Township (Hostel)

One of the best townships in Indore, IITI students are currently accommodated in row houses, terrace cottages and flats at Silver Springs. The rooms are spacious and the area is peaceful with ample number of lawns.

PACL Campus

Academic campus that houses most of the classrooms and engineering labs. The engineering departments are based here.

IET Campus

Academic campus that houses the sciences and humanities departments and their respective labs.

Simrol Permanent Campus

IIT Indore's permanent campus is spreads over an area of about 510 acres at Simrol, a location about 25 km from the city of Indore.


Accommodation is provided at Silver Springs hostel. A few first year classes and labs take place at the IET campus. The rest and most are held at PACL. IIT Indore has a fleet of 15 buses that ply between these campuses in accordance with class timings. There is also a bus plying to the city for shopping and recreational purposes every Saturday and Sunday.

Travel times:

Silver Springs to PACL: 25 mins
Silver Springs to IET: 20 mins
Silver Springs to city/railway station: 40 mins
IET to city: 5 mins


Weather

Indore has pleasant weather for most months of the year.

It is coldest during mid-Jan when the temperature drops till 10 degrees Celsius which the average temperature is 14-15 degrees. The month of April gets hot as temperatures touch 35-38 degrees at times. May-July is vacation so the students aren’t affected by heat too much.

There is heavy rainfall in the months of July and August.


Facilities

Silver Springs hostel has a football ground with floodlights, basketball court, tennis courts and volleyball net. IITI maintains a table tennis table, gym and student activity centre here.

The mess serves breakfast, lunch, high tea with snacks and dinner. It operates a night canteen during exam time.

Dispensary always has a doctor to attend and is open every day. IITI also has a 24X7 ambulance available at hostel for emergency medical situations. It also makes trips to the hospital every day. Students are covered by medical insurance and all treatment is free, even at the hospital.

The student activity centre is where students and student clubs have meetings, events and activities.

La Fresco is IIT Indore’s own general store and has been started and is run by students themselves. All day-to-day requirements like cosmetics, packed food, stationery, cold-drinks and refreshments are available here. It even has a photo-copying machine and printing facility.

The Central Library is located at the IET campus, PACL campus has its own library. Silver Springs hostel has a reading room that maintains important text books, magazines, newspapers etc. More information about the library can be found at this link.

The Counselling Cell consists of a professional counsellor along with a few student members. It offers friendly support to the students to deal with any concerns that they might have- academic, personal, emotional, family or peer related.



Placements

IIT Indore had its first placement session two years ago in the academic year 2012-2013 that went in accordance of brand IIT. Companies like Microsoft, Google, Honda Cars, Qualcomm and many other leaders in the industry came forward to recruit from our first batch. The one most common response that the Placement Office received from the companies was - "How did you manage all this in the first year itself?"

After the second session of placements that concluded this year, we've got renewed belief in the standing that our college holds in the corporate world, with our recruitment percentages acing the 85% mark and even rising to 100% in CSE this year!

We, as a placement team believe in keeping our head down and churning out results, which may have the downside of our college not being marketed enough in the country, yet it ensures that our students are given a chance to get interviewed by the finest professionals, with some of the most competitive packages that are offered. Yet, to satisfy the thirst for facts, we've had students selected in Epic Systems in USA, we've had Facebook conducting interviews last year and we've seen the other end of the spectrum where our students are heading to CERN (Switzerland), Germany and even Croatia for research internships, along with Microsoft, CISCO, CMC and many others being leading names in our corporate intern recruitment program as well.


Awards and Achievements


Student Life

Clubs ensure that student life has multiple dimensions. The following clubs are active at IIT Indore:

  • The Literary Club organizes competitions and talks. It publishes IIT Indore’s annual magazine- Inscription.

  • Student Entrepreneurship and Support Cell hosts encourages entrepreneurship by hosting events and talks. It promotes conception of ideas and may also offer funding for startups.

  • Quiz Club hosts on campus and online quizzing competitions throughout the year.

  • Programming Club hold online and offline competitions, talks and workshops to promote programming and computer technology.

  • Electronics Club
  • Robotics Club hosts interesting competitions that combine fun and learning. Events such as Robo-soccer well cherished on campus.

  • Music Club hosts IITI’s annual musical night- Crescendo. It also manages a recording studio where bands can record their songs, and offers tutoring for those who want to learn an instrument.

  • Dance Club did several flash mobs across Indore’s popular locations as publicity for our college festival. It is society of dance enthusiasts.

  • Drama Club puts life into celebrations on occasions and festivities such as the Independence day, Republic Day etc.

Apart from this, IIT Indore sends teams for SAE India’s BAJA competition, Robocon and the ACM ICPC. IIT Indore’s team Paradigm Shift has made it to the international finals of the ACM ICPC twice!

IIT Indore sends a contingent of about 90 students to the Inter IIT Sports Meet held every year at a different IIT. Training and practice for it takes place round the year.

Celebrations are organized for occasions and festivities such as Independence Day, Republic Day, Foundation Day, Janmasthami, Dandiya etc and take place with fervour and enthusiasm.

Inter-batch sports tournaments are held for sports such as football, basketball and volleyball.

Outside IITI:

Indore is called ‘mini-Mumbai’ and rightly so. The city is the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh and is modern.

Indore is city with a lot of educational institutes (only city in to have an IIT and IIM) and hence cafes, movie theatres, clubs, restaurants and hangout places are ample in number. Malls such as Treasure Island and C21 are a popular hangout place for students on weekends. They house the major fast-food chains such as Dominos, McD, Pizza Hut, KFC etc.

The Sarafa Bazaar and Chhappan Dukaan are places where Indore’s highly regarded street food can be subjected to gluttony.

Most students make trips to tourist spots nearby such as Mandu, Ralamandal, Ujjain etc.

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