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Facts About IITs You Probably Did Not Know

June 13, 2016 05:17 PM 2 minute read , Engineering , Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Facts About IITs You Probably Did Not Know

After the declaration of JEE Advanced Results 2016, the candidates are surely in a dilemma while browsing and shortlisting the top engineering colleges for which they can compete for based on their All India Ranks and scores.

It cannot be denied that most of these candidates put their heart and soul into the preparation for the engineering entrance examinations with just one dream - and that is IIT.

But did you know some of the interesting facts about the most reputed Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) that are spread across the country? Know more here!

There are a total of 23 IITs in India, out of which four will begin its operations from the academic session of 2016-17.

IIT Kharagpur is linked to the history of Hijli Detention Camp, and started its life in a prison house.

The first woman candidate was admitted to the Mechanical Engineering course at IIT Bombay in the year 1981. IIT Bombay also accounts for being one of the pollution - free campuses.

There is a special and exclusive airstrip for Aeronautical Engineering students at IIT Kanpur.

IIT Madras has the fastest super computing facility in India that covers an area of 36 sq. metres. It has a tightly connected network of computers that work together in an efficient and productive way.

The Dogra Hall of IIT Delhi has a specially designed roof that is hyperbloc parabolid and is only supported at the ends.

IIT Roorkee has a sundial of its own to tell the time.

One thing that is common for all the IITs is its integrity to provide and impart the best engineering education to its students with a vision to produce leaders of tomorrow!

We wish all the IIT aspirants all the very best for their future endeavours!

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