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International Institute of Information Technology(IIIT-Dual Degree Entrance Examination) News & FAQ


February 08, 2017 05:38 PM

The Indian Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad conducts the DDEE for admission to its 5 year B.Tech + M.Tech ...


What is IIIT ? <p>International Institute of Information Technology , Hyderabad is an autonomous, self supporting, institution, started in 1998 , with seed support from the Government of AP. It received the Deemed University status in August 2001. A major goal of IIIT is to impart a uniquely broad and interdisciplinary IT Education of the highest academic quality.&nbsp;</p>

Why should I join the 5-year dual degree programme? In the 4-year programme, I finish one year early. <ul> <li>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&amp;D companies start their operations. It also prepares you for higher studies, if you wish to pursue PhD in India or abroad.</li> <li>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.</li> </ul>

How is Hyderabad climate? <p>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 &quot;air conditioned&quot; 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.)</p>

What kind of city is Hyderabad? What does it have to offer? <p>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 &quot;take you for a ride&quot; unncessarily. Culturally it is active with heritage walks, monuments that invite you, painting exhibitions, Hindustani and Carnatic music.</p>

Where is IIIT-H located in Hyderabad? What facilities are available in its vicinity? <p>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.</p>

Do I have to fill or buy IIIT Hyderabad form for admission? <p>The admission to IIIT is through institute portals. Kindly check the official website for the details of filling application form and paying the application fees.</p>

What is it in there for me in the Dual Degree Program? <p>Lot of fun in doing cutting edge research in a specific stream. Opportunities to do internships in best of places. Ability to join Research Exchange Program. A detailed information can be found official website.</p>

I have paid on-line through debit/credit card. How do I verify if payment was successful? <p>Please ask your bank if amount is deducted from your credit card / debit card account. If amount is deducted then payment was successful. If you do not click anywhere on the screen while the bank website is redirecting to IIIT website after successful on-line payment, then you will see confirmation message on screen and you would also receive email with payment successful message. In case you have not received an email but the amount is deducted from your account, please send an email to &#39;; with transaction ID, Bank account no., Date/Time of trasaction, Transaction amount, your name, email address, etc. details. We will try to confirm within 7 working days whether we have received the payment.</p>

Will I receive confirmation if I send form by post / courier? <p>If you have specified correct email address in application form for phase-I then you should receive email confirmation about registration. We also send postal confirmation to all applicants who have filled application phase-I form through post.</p>

I have not received any confirmation email after completing phase I. What should I do? <p>Please check SPAM folder or bulk email folder for the confirmation email. Since such emails are generated automatically they very often go to SPAM or bulk mail folders. In case you can&#39;t find the email and the amount got deducted from your debit/credit card account then please send an email to with transaction ID, Bank account no., Date/Time of trasaction, Transaction amount, your name, email address, etc. details and we will reply to you within 7 working days.</p>

If I have paid application fee (or any other fee) more than once, what should I do? Is refund applicable on the full amount? <ul> <li>In case you have paid application fee (or any other fee) more than once by mistake or for any other reason (you find the amount has been debited from you more than once), please immediately send a mail to The admissions office will cross-check the same and inform you of the refund possibility.</li> <li>As regards the refund amount, please note that the refund for the additional payments, if any, will be only for the fee amount that was charged by the Institute and will not include the Transaction and/or Bank charges paid as part of the online payment process.</li> </ul>

What is the eligiblity to get into Dual Degree programs? <p>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.</p>

Is branch change allowed? <ul> <li>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.</li> <li>Change between 4-year and dual degree is not permitted.</li> </ul>

12th marks have not been announced for my board. What should I do? <p>Please leave the fields blank where 12th marks details are asked in phase I form if your results are not yet announced. You can fill these details in phase II form.</p>

Will IIT JEE rank be considered along with JEE(Main) rank for admission? <p>No, we only consider JEE(Main) Marks for regular admissions. There is however a provision for admissions based on Olympiads, NTSE or KVPY etc. Further, for students from Arts, Social Sciences and Humanitites with Mathematics there are opportunities to pursue Dual Degree Computational Linguistics or Exact Humanities.</p>

Which category of +2 can apply for CLD/EHD programme? <ul> <li>Science with mathematics can apply .</li> <li>Social sciences with mathematics (for example Economics with mathematics)</li> <li>Any arts (like dance, drama, music) with mathematics</li> <li>In case there are large number of applicants short listed applicants will be called for written test and interview.</li> </ul>

What is BSD program? <ul> <li>BSD is a dual degree program leading to B.Tech in Civil Engineering and MS by Research in BSE, which aims at educating engineers and doing research to build an environmentally sustainable habitat by integrating building architecture, structural, geotechnical, environment, building materials, building services, construction management and habitat design using spatial informatics.</li> <li>The students gets two degrees upon completion of the course, i.e., B.Tech in Civil Engineering and MS by Research in Building Science and Engineering.</li> </ul>

For how long is the IIIT-Dual Degree Entrance Examination score valid? <p>The IIIT-Dual Degree Entrance Examination score is valid for just one year.</p>

If I apply for admission, does that guarantee that a seat is reserved for me? <p>No, Completing application phases does not guarantee that a seat is reserved for you. Allocation of seat will depend on number of people who have better JEE(Main) Marks than yours.</p>

IIIT fee is higher than the fee at IITs or NITs. Why? <p>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.</p>

I am not able to pay the fee. Is any financial assistance available? <ul> <li>A number of sources are there for providing assistance.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>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&#39;s annual income is within one lakh. Check for similar scholarships with your own state Government or other similar sources.</li> </ul>

Is there a hostel facility on campus? What about the other facilities? <p>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.</p>

There seem to be lot more seats vacant in dual degree programs. Why is it so? <p>Dual degree research program is for 5-years. Students who would like to do research would generally prefer this program. However, some students whose first preference is 4 year program may also opt for 5-year dual degree program and gets the seat. In further rounds, he/she may slide to 4-year based on the vacancy which will create a vacant seat in dual degree program.</p>

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

Is there a Dual Degree Program for ECE students? <p>Yes, there is. It has the same chracteristics as Dual Degree Program for ECE students in terms of requirements and objectives.</p>

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

What are Trans-disciplinary dual-degree programmes? Should I join them? <p>Institute offers trans-disciplinary programmes leading to dual-degrees:</p> <ul> <li>B.Tech in Computer Science and MS in &#39;X&#39;, where &#39;X&#39; stands for one of the following: <ul> <li>Computational Natural Science</li> <li>Computational Linguistics, or</li> <li>Exact Humanities.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p>This will allow students to pursue new areas along with a strong computational background.Major breakthroughs in research are likely to come from such trans-disciplinary research.</p>

Is there any SC/ST/BC, women, physically challenged etc. quota for IIIT admissions? <p>No, there is no SC/ST/BC, women, physically challenged etc. quota or reservation of any kind for IIIT admissions. All admissions are strictly merit based and in open category.</p>