A guide to prospective students

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Information for Prospective Students
About IIT Indore
Indian Institute of Technology Indore located in Madhya Pradesh, known as IIT Indore or IITI, is an institute of national importance established by the Government of India in 2009. IIT Indore is one of the eight new IITs established by the Government of India in 2008-09. During this short period IIT Indore has been able to carve a place for itself amongst the top technical institutes in the country. IIT Indore has a modern approach to teaching and has a strong research culture with an active involvement of undergraduate students.
B.Tech Courses offered:
1. Computer Science and Engineering
2. Electrical Engineering
3. Mechanical Engineering
4. Metallurgy Engineering and Materials Science
5. Civil Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering have been running since 2009 and have a student strength of 60 each. Metallurgy Engineering and Materials Science, and Civil Engineering were initiated from the 2016 batch and comprise a student strength of 40 per batch.

Information about faculty and their research work can be found at this link.
Information regarding course curriculum along with academic policies can be found at this link.

IIT Indore is located in a scenic campus about 25 km south of Indore along Khandwa Road in a village called Simrol. The campus spreads over an area of about 501 acres and is self sufficient with all modern facilities. All undergraduate students reside in the Halls of Residences within the campus. Further details on the Halls of Residence is available at the following url: Hall of Residence

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.

Year round temperatures can be found at this link.

Sport facilities comprise upcoming football and cricket grounds with floodlights, basketball court, upcoming tennis courts, volleyball court, badminton courts, a well equipped gymnasium, table tennis, and a Student Activity Centre.

All students dine in the mess  that serves breakfast, lunch, high tea with snacks and dinner. It operates a night canteen during exam time.

The Health Center :  is conveniently located within the Hall of Residence and operates round the clock. 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 health services are free of cost, 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. Several other stores and facilities are coming up and should be available very soon.

The Central Library is endowed with a rich collection of books fiction and non-fiction books in addition to books related to the various courses of study. Books in most Indian languages are available. More information about the library can be found at this link.

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

IIT Indore is maintaining high standards in placements since its first batch graduated in 2013. Reputed firms like Microsoft, Google, Honda, Qualcomm, DE Shaw, Impetus, Accenture, Infosys to just name are regulars at the institute and recruit students in large numbers.

More details on placements at IIT Indore are available at the following url: Placements Cell

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 holds online and offline competitions, talks and workshops to promote programming and computer technology.
  • 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 has made it to the international finals of the ACM ICPC three times!

    IIT Indore sends a its contingent 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.