Established in 1961, with a vision to contribute to India and the world through excellence in scientific and technical education and research, to serve as a valuable resource for industry and society and to remain a source of pride for all Indians was formally inaugurated August 1961 by Prof. Humayun Kabir, Minister of Scientific Research & Cultural Affairs. First admissions were made in 1961. The current campus has an area of 320 acres.
The Institute was later decreed in Institutes of National Importance under the Institutes of Technology Amendment Act, 1963 and accorded the status of a Deemed University with powers to decide its own academic policy, to conduct its own examinations, and to award its own degrees.
- New Delhi, Delhi, India
- IIT Delhi has 11 multi-disciplinary centres. An inter-disciplinary centre differs from a department in the fact that it deals with an overlap of two or more disciplines of engineering or science. Similar to the departments the centres also offer programs though they offer these courses only at the post-graduation level. The following multi-disciplinary centres are located in IIT Delhi: Centre for Applied Research in Electronics (CARE) Centre for Atmospheric Sciences (CAS) Centre for Biomedical Engineering (CBME) Computer Services Centre (CSC) Centre for Energy Studies (CES) Educational Technology Services Centre (ETSC) Industrial Tribology, Machine Dynamics and Maintenance Engineering (ITMMEC) Instrument Design Development Centre (IDDC) Centre for Polymer Science and Engineering (CPSE) Center for Natural Resources and Environment Centre for Rural Development and Technology (CRDT) National Resource Centre for Value Education in Engineering (NRCVEE) Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP) IIT Delhi has four externally funded schools functioning as a part of the institute Bharti School of Telecommunication Technology and Management Amar Nath and Shashi Khosla School of Information Technology Kusuma School of Biological Sciences Center of Excellence in Cyber Systems and Information Assurance Internationally, IIT Delhi was ranked 172 in the QS World University Rankings of 2018, the top ranked university in India. The same rankings ranked it 41 in Asia and 17 among BRICS nations. It was ranked 501-600 in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2018, 54 in Asia and 32 among BRICS & Emerging Economies University Rankings in 2017
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