IT stands for Information Technology. It is connected to the computer, which helps with data collection, storage, transfer, etc. Nowadays, IT jobs are prevalent and high-paying, like Computer Programmer, Web Developer, Computer Support Specialist, etc. So, students are becoming more interested in this field. There are many IT colleges in India. If you are confused about where to study or not, we are here to assist you. We are going to tell you the top 10 IT Colleges in India. Those ten colleges are
- IIT Madras
- IIT Delhi
- IIT Bombay
- IIT Kanpur
- IIT Kharagpur
- IIT Roorkee
- IIT Guwahati
- IIT Hyderabad
- IIIT Tiruchirapalli
- IIT Varanasi
Now let’s discuss about these colleges consequently –
1. IIT Madras
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has grabbed the ‘top rank’ position for the fifth time in the NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework), 2023. This Institute is not only famous nationally; it is also renowned internationally for its technical education, entrepreneurship, innovations, research, and industrial consultancy.
In 1956, our Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru went to West Germany, and the government of the Federal Republic of Germany gave an offer to Nehru, to set up a higher technological Institute in India. Prof. Humayun Kabir, who was the Union Minister of Scientific and Cultural Affairs, inaugurated this Institute in 1959.
2. IIT Delhi
The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, is one of the most famous Institutes for research, and development in science, technology, and engineering. According to the NIRF, in 2023, IITD got 2nd position.
The British Government negotiated with the Government of India for collaboration. The collaboration aimed was to set up an Institute of Technology in Delhi. The British government agreed to the partnership. IITD established a trust with the help of the UK Government. The name of that trust is Delhi Engineering College Trust. The college was formally inaugurated in 1961 by Prof. Humayun Kabir, who was the Minister of Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs. The first admission was completed in 1961.
3. IIT Bombay
This Institute is famous worldwide for its engineering education and research. Many researchers are reputed for their research contributions internationally. This Institute has initiated some short- term courses, so that students can continue their education. Faculty members have won many prestigious awards like the Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar and Padma awards.
IIT Bombay was established in 1958. The funds for this came from UNESCO. In 1961, this Institute was declared as the ‘Institute of National Importance’. After completion of the construction, the Institute’s first academic session was started in 1958 with 100 students. A total of ten teachers were appointed in 1958. Among these ten teachers, four were Indians, and the other six were selected for advanced training in the USSR. The cornerstone of the Institute was laid (1959, 10 March) by Jawaharlal Neheru at Powai.
4. IIT Kanpur
In NIRF 2023, the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur ranked 4th. This Institute was established in 1959 by the Government of India. Many courses are available there, like B.Tech., M.Tech., M.B.A., Ph.D., etc. IITK selects students based on JEE Advanced scores. In 2023, November, this Institute set up the Mehta Family Centre for Engineering in Medicine (MFCEM) with the support of Rahul Mehta and Jyoti Mehta Family Foundation.
After the registration of this institute (1959), Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru made a deep thought about science and technology. He wanted to keep growing up in the overcharging world of science and technology. The Institute achieved technical assistance under KIAP from a fellowship of nine leading Institutions in the USA.
5. IIT Kharagpur
This Institute has been ranked among the top 5 engineering institutes. The motto of this institute is ‘Excellence in Action is Yoga.’ . It is a public Institute of Technology Research University established by the Government of India. Many students at this Institute got placement offers in 2023. Students also received international offers. The top companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Arthur D. Little, and Da Vinci were there to hire students.
The first IIT was born in Hijli, Kharagpur, in 1950. IIT Kharagpur was inaugurated on August 18, 1951, by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. Old Hijli Detention Camp is the place where IIT Kharagpur started its journey. In 1952, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundation stone for the new building.
6. IIT Roorkee
IIT Roorkee is situated in Roorkee, Uttarakhand. According to NIRF 2023, Roorkee has won 6th place in the overall category. IIT Roorkee offers many courses, such as engineering and architecture, sciences, business and management, animation, and design. These courses can pursued by any student after clearing their JEE Advanced and its score.
IIT Roorkee was established in 1847 by James Thomason. It is known as the oldest engineering Institute in India, which was founded as the ‘College of Civil Engineering.’ In 1949, it was renamed ‘University of Roorkee’, and again in 2001, it was finally founded as ‘Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee’.
7. IIT Guwahati
The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati is situated in Assam. In the NIRF 2023, IITG has acquired the 7th position. This Institute also earned the 2nd position in the ‘Swachhata Ranking,’ conducted by the Government of India.
IIT Guwahati, established in 1994, is the 6th member of the IIT Fraternity. Since 1995, it has started its academic session. This Institute is efficiently carries out advanced research and technology because of its scientific and engineering instruments.
8. IIT Hyderabad
Telangana’s no. 1 IT Institute is IIT Hyderabad. It is the Institute, which has achieved the 8th rank in NIRF ranking 2023. IITH offers engineering disciplines, applied sciences, and designs. It also provides modern interdisciplinary areas. This institute makes students, to think about innovative ideas and encourages them to transform those ideas into reality.
IITH was established in 2008 in Telangana state. Prof. Uday. B. Desai was presented there. It was moved to Kandi, Sangareddy, in July 2015. Now, the founding director is Prof. B. S. Murti.
9. IIT Tiruchirapalli
Indian Institute of Information Technology Tiruchirapalli (IIITT), also known as IIT Trichy. It is located in Tamil Nadu. It is an academic and research Institute, which is fully funded by the Government of India, the Government of Tamil Nadu, and Industry Partners. Its focus on the growth of the Indian IT industry and the domenstic IT market.
IIITT has been operating all its work within the premises of the National Institute of Technology since 2016. After that, they changed their campus to the premises of Oxford Engineering College Campus in 2020. At last, it started operating from the permanent campus at Sethurappatti in 2021.
10. IIT Varanasi
IIT Varanasi is the Indian Institute of Technology Banaras Hindu University. It is located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. It is a Public Technical University. It has taken the 10th position in the NIRF ranking for 2023.
In 1919, it was started as the Banaras Engineering College. In 1968, it became the Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (BHU). In 2012, it was designated an Indian Institute of Technology. The Institute celebrated its 100 years in 2019-2020.