Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad (IIT Dharwad) is a public technical and research university located in Dharwad, Karnataka, India. It is one of the newest Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India under The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2016. IIT Dharwad started its first academic session in 2016-17, it offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in engineering, technology, sciences, and humanities. The institute has collaborations with many reputed international and national institutes to promote research and academic programs. The campus is located in Dharwad, Karnataka and currently functioning from a temporary campus at the Water and Land Management Institute (WALMI) while the permanent campus is under construction.
IIT Dharwad was established in 2016 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India under The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2016 as one of the eight new Indian Institutes of
Technology (IITs). It started its first academic session in 2016-17 and currently offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in engineering, technology, sciences, and humanities.
The institute is currently functioning from a temporary campus at the Water and Land Management Institute (WALMI) while the permanent campus is under construction in Dharwad, Karnataka. IIT Dharwad has collaborations with many reputed international and national institutes to promote research and academic programs. The campus will have state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities to support the academic and research activities of the institute.
Since its establishment, IIT Dharwad has grown significantly and has established several research centers and collaborations with reputed national and international institutions to promote research and academic programs. The institute also conducts various workshops, seminars, and conferences to provide a platform for knowledge sharing and learning. The institute is committed to providing high-quality education and training to its students and preparing them for a career in industry or research.
IIT Dharwad currently offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various fields such as engineering, technology, sciences, and humanities. The institute currently offers the following undergraduate
- B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering
- B.Tech in Electrical Engineering
- B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering
- B.Tech in Civil Engineering
- B.Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
The institute also offers postgraduate programs such as M.Tech, M.Sc, and MBA. The institute also offers various doctoral programs in different fields of engineering, sciences, and humanities.
The academic curriculum at IIT Dharwad is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in their respective fields and to prepare them for a career in industry or research. The curriculum includes a mix of theoretical and practical courses, and also includes various opportunities for students to conduct research and engage in hands-on projects. The institute also encourages students to participate in internships, co-op programs, and study abroad programs to gain real-world experience and exposure to different cultures. The institute also has a strong focus on interdisciplinary education and research, offering programs and activities that bring together students and faculty from different disciplines to work on common projects.
IIT Dharwad's permanent campus is currently under construction in Dharwad, Karnataka, and the institute is currently functioning from a temporary campus at the Water and Land Management Institute (WALMI).
The permanent campus will be spread over an area of approximately 538 acres. The campus is designed to be eco-friendly and sustainable, with features such as solar power, rainwater harvesting, and a waste management
The campus will comprise of various academic and research buildings, hostels, sports facilities, and residential areas for faculty and staff. The academic area will comprise of several modern buildings for classrooms, laboratories, and offices. The library, which is one of the main academic resources on campus, will have a collection of over 1,50,000 books and subscriptions to several national and international journals.
The campus will also have several research centers and labs that support the research activities of the institute. Additionally, the campus will also have several amenities for students such as computer centers, a health center, and a campus store. The campus will also have a variety of recreational facilities, including sports fields, a gym, and a student activity center.
The hostels will be equipped with all necessary facilities such as mess, common room, and 24*7 security. The campus will also have a guest house for the faculty, staff, and visitors. The campus is expected to be well-connected to the city and have good transportation facilities with regular bus service and auto-rickshaws.
IIT Dharwad, being a new IIT, is still in the process of building its reputation and record in the industry, and as a result, there is not much information available about the placement statistics. However, the institute has a dedicated placement cell
that coordinates and conducts the placement process for students. The institute is working on building its reputation and industry connect, which will help in attracting a large number of recruiters from different
sectors like IT, core engineering, consulting, finance, research and development, and management.
The placement process typically begins in the seventh semester for undergraduate students and the fifth semester for postgraduate students. The institute also provides training and internships to students to help them prepare for the placement process. The percentage of students placed varies from year to year and it depends on the batch strength and the job market scenario. However, the placement rate is expected to be high, and the majority of the students are expected to get placed with good packages.
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