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October 21, 2016 06:29 PM

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has offered scholarships to thirty graduating students of Indian ...

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Several second year B.Tech students from Indian Institute of Technology-Gandhinagar (IITGn) have set up a mini library ...


I have received admission in IITs. Why should I consider joining IIIT Hyderabad? IIIT Hyderabad UG programme is unique in the country. It provides research opportunities, even to a UG student, not available anywhere else in the country. Many UG students are able to publish papers in international conferences. Some even visit abroad for working with partner research groups while still a UG student. It has a modern and flexible curriculum which allows a student to tailor it to his/her requirements. Infrastructure is extremely good in academics as well as in hostels and student life. So, if you want to achieve your dreams, of creating new technologies or do cutting edge research, come to IIIT Hyderabad.

Why should I join the 5-year dual degree programme? In the 4-year programme, I finish one year early for International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT PGEE) ? 5-year dual degree programme prepares you for research and jobs in your area of interest are likely to come up in large numbers as more R&D companies start their operations. It also prepares you for higher studies, if you wish to pursue PhD in India or abroad. The programme takes one extra year, but then you get two degrees B.Tech. and Masters. Normally, M.Tech. requires two years beyond B.Tech. The fifth year is expected to be fully supported, if your academic performance been satisfactory and availability of funded projects in your area of research. You are also likely to get financial support in the form of teaching assistantships in the earlier years when you assist in teaching or work in funded research projects.

What are some of the areas in which UG students can do research for International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT PGEE)? Robotics, wireless communication, speech processing, machine translation, search engines, computer vision, pattern recognition, databases, data mining, VLSI, embedded systems, bio-informatics. More information here

What is the eligiblity to get into any of the above programs for International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT PGEE)? Dual Degree program is a premium program and should be a first choice to the best Scores(Marks) in JEE(Main) exam. In just five years you get two degrees and best of the opportunities for work and studies.

Is branch change allowed for International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT PGEE)? Branch change is allowed between CSE and ECE after 1st year, subject to the condition that the total numbers in each branch are within 10% (plus or minus) of sanctioned strength. Change between 4-year and dual degree is not permitted.

IIIT fee is higher than the fee at IITs or NITs. Why? IIIT offers high quality infra-structure. It has modern well-kept living facilities. It also has one of the highest bandwidth availability per student. It has a highly qualified research oriented faculty with research centres. All this costs money. Most importantly IIIT does not run on annual Government grants. This allows complete autonomy and high academic standards, but does result in a slightly higher fee. However, financial assistance is available.

I am not able to pay the fee. Is any financial assistance available for International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT PGEE)? A number of sources are there for providing assistance. Many banks sanction educational loans with easy repayment terms after you graduate. Loan which might seem large at this point in time is actually very small when you start earning. Placement record shows that you can repay the loan very easily. There are merit-cum-means scholarships offered by the State Governments such as Pratibha Scholarship by the AP Government. These are available to IIIT students who come from AP and whose parent's annual income is within one lakh. Check for similar scholarships with your own state Government or other similar sources. Q8: How are the on campus placement opportunities? A detailed report on placements can be found here.

Is there a hostel facility on campus? What about the other facilities for International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT PGEE)? Yes,IIIT-H is a residential Institute and it is compulsory for all students to stay on-campus. Separate hostels for boys and girls are available on-campus with basic facilities. Hostels are completely networked with Internet facility. UG1 students are not provided network facility in their hostel rooms. However, they have access to internet in common labs during day time. You can read about the institute's infrastructure here.

How is Hyderabad climate for International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT PGEE)? Hyderabad has a pleasant salubrious climate. It is dry, so even when it is hot under the sun, it is pleasant under the shade. It has two hot months (April and May) and even in those months there is no loo (hot wind), and evenings become pleasant. As soon as the monsoons arrive (approximately 7th June) Hyderabad becomes like an "air conditioned" city and not hot and muggy like other cities. Winters are mild with temperature rarely going below 12 degrees Centigrade at night. (Hyderabad is at an attitude of 500 m so its climate is different from rest of the Andhra climate.)

What kind of city is Hyderabad? What does it have to offer? Hyderabad is a large metropolis (5th largest city of India) with the old world charm. It is a favoured destination of software industry in India and a large cosmopolitan city with interesting eating places, shopping areas, theatres, visibly present film industries, etc. However, it retains a personal touch of a small town. People are helpful and laid back, and surprisingly autorickshaw drivers do not "take you for a ride" unncessarily. Culturally it is active with heritage walks, monuments that invite you, painting exhibitions, Hindustani and Carnatic music.

Where is IIIT-H located in Hyderabad? What facilities are available in its vicinity for International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT PGEE)? IIIT is located in Gachibowli with a largely self contained campus. Most of your needs will be satisfied with in the campus: hostel, mess, canteen, stationery shop, weekly film shows, etc. There is a nearby market within a kilo metre from campus where items of personal need are available. IIIT is about 15 km from centre of the city but well connected with buses and shared minitaxies (tempoes). Gachibowli is a fast developing area in which several new software companies are building their campuses including Infosys, Wipro, Microsoft and others. As a result, many new facilities are coming up in the area. However, you will be busy with academic activities, and will go out relatively infrequently.

Do I have to fill or buy IIIT Hyderabad form for International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT PGEE) admission? The admission to IIIT is through institute portals. Kindly check here for the details of filling application form and paying the application fees.

Is IIIT, Hyderabad participating in JEE (Main) -2015? International Institute of Information Technology,Hyderabad is not participating in CSAB counseling (JEE (Main) -2015). IIIT, Hyderabad offers B.Tech. admissions through Institute portal using JEE(Main) 2015 Marks.

I have heard all the students in the first year will be required to purchase laptop in the first year. Should I purchase now? No, you do not need any Laptop in your first year. You will get access to workspace equipped with computers.

When does one have to choose the field of specialisation for the Dual Degree Program? At the end of second year.