IIIT Hyderabad

IIIT Hyderabad

International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad or popularly called as IIIT H is one of the most coveted colleges for engineering in India. It is often compared to various top NITs and IITs. The institute is located in Gachibowli, Hyderabad. It is an autonomous university and was established in the year 1998. More significantly, this institute is the first IIIT in India.

The campus is set in a 66-acre area. Talking about the student strength, this institute has about 1800 students. A total number of 80 faculty members are said to be present. Apart from being a  premier place of education, the institute provided a lot of facilities for the students as well as placement opportunities. IIIT H’s culture makes students multidimensional and also specializes them heavily so that they excel at what they do. IIIT Hyderabad is one of the ideal Institutes for higher education.

To know more about IIIT Hyderabad keep reading below.

IIIT Hyderabad Ranking

Organization Year Ranking
NIRF 2020 43
NIRF 2019 39
NIRF 2018 38
Outlook India 2017 11
India Today 2017 14

IIIT Hyderabad – Courses Offered

IIIT Hyderabad is mainly focused on the core areas of Information Technology, such as Electronics and Communication, Computer Science and their applications in different domains. The institute provides a wide range of courses under B.Tech, M.Tech, Dual Degrees, P.hd, M.Phil, M.S. and other flexible programs.

Duration: 4 years
Electronics and Communication Engineering Computer Science and Engineering
Duration: 5 years
Computer Science and Engineering (B.Tech) & Research in Computer Science and Engineering (MS).
Building Science and Engineering (B.Tech) & Research in Building Science and Engineering (MS).
Computer Science (B.Tech) & Research in Computational Natural Sciences (MS).
Computer Science (B.Tech) & Research in Computational Linguistics (MS).
Electronics and Communication Engineering (B.Tech) & Research in Electronics and Communication Engineering (MS).
Computer Science (B.Tech) & Research in Exact Humanities (MS).

IIIT Hyderabad – Seats Availability

The total number of seats available for various branches are as follows:

Program Total Seats
Computer Science and Engineering – CSE (B.Tech) 80
Electronics and Communication Engineering – ECE (B.Tech) 40
CSD – B.Tech in CSE & Research in CSE (MS) 35
ECD – ECE (B.Tech) and Research in ECE (MS) 25
CND – Computer Science (B.Tech) & Research in Computational Natural Sciences (MS) 15
BSD – Building Science and Engineering (B.Tech) and Research in Building Science and Engineering (MS) 15
Total 210

IIIT Hyderabad – Admission Criteria

In general, IIIT Hyderabad Admission is done through national or state level entrance exams scores. The institute has different modes for admission which include Undergraduate Engineering Entrance Examination – CLD / ECD / CSD / CND/ NK/ KVPY or NTSE, Direct Admissions for Students Abroad (DASA), Special Channel of Admission (SPEC) and Olympiads. The candidates are also granted admissions into various undergraduate courses offered at IIIT Hyderabad on the basis of scores obtained in JEE exams. The candidates must apply separately for IIIT Hyderabad counselling as well. However, it is recommended that applicants should check the IIIT Hyderabad Eligibility criteria before applying for any program.

IIIT Hyderabad Cutoffs

IIIT Hyderabad JEE Main  2018 Cutoff

B.Tech. Courses Duration Total Marks
ECE 4-year 210
CSE 4-year 256

IIIT Hyderabad JEE Main  2017 Cutoff

Program / Course Opening Scores Closing Scores
CSE 335 268
ECE 261 224
CSD 268 255
ECD 223 214
CND 255 213

IIIT Hyderabad JEE Main  2016 Cutoff

Course Total Marks
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
B.Tech. Courses (4-year Duration)
CSE 285 269 268 268
ECE 270 252 247 235
B.Tech. + MS Courses (5-year Duration)
CSD 271 257 256 255
ECD 261 238 228 221
CND 254 236 234 225
BSD 247 216 200 189

IIIT Hyderabad Placement

IIIT Hyderabad boasts of 100 % placement record. From the previous records, this private institute has beaten some of the top IITs in India in terms of placing its students in different companies. While the institute enjoys a status of being the top engineering college, many big companies take part in the recruitment activity during the placement season. Every year, IIIT Hyderabad sees an increase in the number of international companies taking part.

Below we have listed the statistical figures of placements in the previous years.

Stream Placed (%)
ECE (B.Tech) 100 %
CSE (B.Tech) 100 %
Research (MS) – Dual  Degree 71.42 %
MS ECE – Dual Degree 100 %
MS CSE – Dual Degree 100 %


Packages Offered – Highest
Stream Maximum CTC (in LPA)
ECE (B.Tech) 27.5 Lakhs
CSE (B.Tech) 35 Lakhs
MS CSE – Dual Degree 34 Lakhs
Research (MS) – Dual  Degree 17 Lakhs
MS ECE – Dual Degree 20 Lakhs


Average Package Offered
Branch Average CTC (in LPA)
ECE (B.Tech) 13.44 Lakhs
CSE (B.Tech) 18.53 Lakhs
MS Research – Dual  Degree 11.85 Lakhs
MS ECE – Dual Degree 12.4 Lakhs
MS CSE – Dual Degree 15.75 Lakhs

IIIT Hyderabad Top Recruiters

Names of Recruiters
Aarvee Associates Accenture Services Adobe ADP Aliens Group
Accolite Bravo Lucy Cognizant Bhagwati Designs Build Infotech
Adaptec Bank Bazaar Bhrigus Software Bonaven Software Blue Star Infotech
Agami systems Amdocs Atlogys Autoform Axiom
Amazon American Express Aricent Oracle Aspiring Minds
CISCO CitiGroup Chronous Cavium Networks Capital IQ
Conexant Credit Suisse Credit Point CSC Convergys
Citicorp Motorola Broadcom Citrix R&D India CCIL
CSI-India Cummins Group Dim Dim Facebook Flipkart
Deloitte Factset Fiberlink Software Flextrade IBM
DE Shaw Dell Design Tribe Embedded Infotech Epic Solutions
Global Scholar Headstrong Ibex Goldman Sachs Google
Verizon Yatra IMI Soft Veveo Virtusa
Xilinx India Wipro Worley Parson Yahoo YASU Technologies
VMware India Waveaxis Webaroo Wells Fargo Vitesse
HCL Infosys L&T Microsoft Samsung

The practice-driven approach, strong conceptual understanding, and encouraging environment ensure that students of IIIT Hyderabad make a mark for themselves wherever they go. The institute builds a culture of research from the very beginning this is something that is not even available in the top IITs. IIIT Hyderabad believes in specializing students at the undergraduate level.

FAQ – IIIT Hyderabad

  • Is it compulsory to stay in a hostel in IIIT Hyderabad?

Yes, it is compulsory for all students to stay on-campus. Separate hostels for boys and girls are provided with all the basic facilities. IIIT-H is normally a residential Institute.

  • What is an IIIT?

IIIT stands for International Institute of Information Technology and IIIT Hyderabad is one of the first institutes in India to achieve such status in India. The institute is an autonomous, self-supporting, institution.

  • Why is IIIT Hyderabad fee higher than the fee charged in other IITs?

IIIT Hyderabad has a high-quality infrastructure with well-kept living facilities. The institute has the highest bandwidth availability per student along with highly modern research facilities. This IIT since it is fully autonomous does not function on annual Government grants and this basically results in a slightly higher fee. However, financial assistance is provided to students as well.

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