The Indian Institutes of Technology are institutions of national importance established through an Act of Parliament. These institutes play a leading role in technological manpower development, and have research programs comparable to the best in the world. The admissions to the Undergraduate Programs at these institutions for all Indian and Foreign nationals are made through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE).Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, is one of the oldest institution devoted to education in various engineering disciplines. Indian School of Mines University, Dhanbad, is the oldest institution of its kind in India. The admissions to the Undergraduate Programs at these institutions are also made through JEE.
All these institutions are known for providing quality education in science and technology and for research in frontier areas. The environment at these institutions is highly conducive for
*building a solid foundation of knowledge,
*development of personality, confidence building, self-discipline, pursuit of excellence, and
*enhancement of creativity, motivation, and drive.
All of the above help to prepare the students admitted to these institutions for successful professional and social lives. Today, alumni of these institutions occupy key positions in industry and academia in India and abroad.
Each institute has well-equipped modern laboratories, state-of-the-art computer network, and well stocked technical library. Teaching methods rely on direct personal contact between the teachers and the students, and the use of traditional and modern instructional techniques. Students live in a pleasant and intellectually stimulating environment with people having similar goals and aspirations, which is an exciting and unique experience.
Credit-based academic programs offer flexibility to students to progress at their own pace. A minimum level of performance is necessary for satisfactory progress. The medium of instruction is English. These institutions offer courses leading to Bachelor’s degree in a number of engineering, technological, and scientific disciplines.
M.Sc. Integrated courses in pure and applied sciences and M.Tech. Integrated courses in a few disciplines are also offered by some of these Institutes. In addition, some IITs offer Dual-Degree M.Tech. programs, wherein both B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees are awarded.