There are eight IIITs in India. The list and their respective features are as follows.

  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad: The first and top most of T-schools in India is the IIITH. Located at the capital of Andhra Pradesh, this place offers much more than just the locality. Set up in 1998, it focusses not only on the IT part, but also gives a lot of exposure to computer sciences, electronics and communication as well. The college is split up into research centers and labs so that interdisciplinary concepts can be learnt in the flow rather than moving from block to block in search of the department.
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore: The second of the IIITs opened in 1999 at Bangalore, and how much it has grown within these sixteen years shows the quality associated with it. Located at the silicon valley of India, there definitely can be no better place to put up an IT university.
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad: Another of these universities set up in 1999, just after the techno boom in the west. It is a strongly rising, and upcoming college, whose stature has only grown exponentially since its initiation. Spread over 100 acres, this campus is in fact very large, and at the same time, very elegant as well. A fully residential college.  
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Delhi: This is a very recently sanctioned IIIT, built in 2008. Even in this short span of seven years, seeing only three sets of pass out students, this college has already earned a name for itself, and is thriving. It offers, B.E., M. E., PhD in IT, CSE and ECE streams.
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Management, Jabalpur: Not the most famous of the IIITs, but a prominent one among its peers, the IIITDM, Jabalpur has a lot to say about itself, offering a variety of courses apart from just Information Technology (IT). It was established by the MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development).

IITs, though new, are beginning to take shape as major competitors to the IT department of IIT and NIT, and this is not because of luck, but because of the quality of education, faculty members, and the amazing curriculum that is followed. Not many universities have seen such a boom as the IIITs, but the main task is to sustain, and only time will answer this question.