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IIIT Bangalore: Courses, Fees, Admission, Placement, Scholarship

Last updated on April 20th, 2021

International Institute of Information Technology-Bangalore, ranking 62nd in the engineering category (NIRF Ranking 2020) and becoming one to stay in the top 70 institutions for three consecutive years in the country, is one of the most premiere institutes for technical professional courses.

IIIT-B offers post graduate level courses such as MTech in CSE, MTech in ECE, Master of Science Digital Society, Master of Science by Research/ Doctor of Philosophy etc.

The most recently introduced and one of the popular courses at the institute is the Integrated MTech, which is a 5-year long course which provides opportunity for students completing their 12th to acquire a masters level education. The course awards dual degrees i.e., BTech and MTech, at the end of the course duration.

Apart from above, it provides research-based programs such as Master of Science by Research and PhD along with other programs such as PhD diplomas, Certificate Programs, Short Term Programs etc.

Admissions to the courses are based on national-level entrance examinations like JEE Mains and GATE.

The institution has a remarkable track record in placements and has a highest recorded package of INR 27 LPA and the lowest being around INR 7 LPA.

IIIT Bangalore Highlights 

Established | Type 1999 | Private University under public-private partnership
Approved By UGC
Entrance Exam JEE Mains/ GATE/ IIIT-B Entrance Exam
Popular Courses iMTech, MTech in CSE, MTech in ECE, Master of Science Digital Society
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Merit Based in the Entrance Exams
Campus Area 9 acres
Facilities Available Hostel, Library, Sports, IT Infrastructure, Laboratories
Top Recruiters Wipro, Infosys, Siemens, HP, General Electric
Official Website https://www.iiitb.ac.in/

IIIT Bangalore Courses Offered 

Below table provides an insight on some of the major courses offered by the University.

Courses Details
iMTech (Integrated MTech)
  • Eligibility: completed 10+2 first class in Science Stream with Mathematics as one of the subjects
  • Admission Criteria: Merit based on JEE-Main exam
  • Duration: 5-years
  • Specialization: CSE (Computer Science Engineering), ECE (Electronics and Communication Engineering)
MTech CSE
  • Eligibility: completed B.E./ BTech with minimum 65% aggregate in CSE/ CE/ IT/ IS/ ECE
  • Admission Criteria: Merit based on GATE Exam
  • Duration: 2-years
  • Specialization: Computer Science and Engineering
MTech ECE (Electrical & Communication Engineering)
  • Eligibility: completed B.E./ BTech with minimum 65% aggregate in CSE/ CE/ ECE/ EE/ IE
  • Admission Criteria: Merit based on GATE Exam
  • Duration: 2-years
Master of Science (Digital Society)
  • Eligibility: UG Degree in any stream with first class merit
  • Admission Criteria: Merit-based on IIIT-B Entrance Exam/ or a valid score in CAT 2020, CEED 2021, CUCET 2021 or TISS NET 2021
  • Duration: 2-years
Master of Science by Research / Doctor of Philosophy
  • Eligibility: Master Degree or equivalent with good academic and technical track record wherever applicable
  • Admission Criteria: Merit based on a National Entrance Exam.
Computer Science Computational Topology, Geometric Computation, cryptographic engineering, etc.
Data Science Image Segmentation, Visual Question Answering, Consent management, Data security, Data integration, etc
IT & Society Radio spectrum regulation, Privacy Economics, Digital Economy, Regulatory Impact Analysis, etc
Mathematics & Basic Sciences (MBS) [only PhD] Number Theory; in particular, Algebraic Number Theory, Dynamical Systems Theory, Complex Systems and Soft Matter Physics including Complex Fluids, etc
Networking, Communications Signal Processing (NCSP) 5G-ORAN (Open Radio Access Networks), 5G-NR (New Radio), Performance analysis and design of next generation wireless systems such as Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces (IRS), etc
Software Engineering Kubernetes and DevOps, Formal verification, Embedded Systems, Algorithms, Programming and Software Development
VLSI Computer Architecture, security & FPGA design, Surgical and Assistive robotics including Artificial Intelligent system development, Artificial Intelligence driven FPGA system development for biomedical applications, etc

IIIT Bangalore Admissions

IIIT-B carries out its selection process based on the results from the Entrance Exams thus acquired.

For iMTech, NTA ranking for JEE Main is considered as base with no fixed cut-off and depends upon the actual number of applications received.

For MTech in CSE/ ECE, GATE scores are considered with admission offers made up to GATE score of 632 in 2020.

For PhD/ Master of Science by Research, the selection process is based on individual domain and its clear requirements can be inferred from the official website of the institution.

Admission process for IIIT-B is similar to applying for any institute for PG admission and requires the same set of documents like SOP, LOR, etc.

How To Apply?

Aspiring students can take note of the following procedure for the application process.

  1. Register: Students should register on the official website of the institute with necessary registration details. Students can create a personal user account for back-and-forth communication with the institute.
  2. After registration, students need to login through their user account and Fill the Admission Form.
  3. Fill up your personal details and educational qualification details
  4. Upload your photo (preferably taken in 2-3 months of applying) and signature.
  5. Attach all the mandatory as well as supporting documents regarding your domicile, marksheets, etc
  6. Pay the application fees through the online payment gateway provided. Application Fees is INR 1000/- for all candidates regardless of any category or group.
  7. Verify all the details and cross check every input. Submit the application form and save PDF.

Documents Required:

  • A Cover Letter which comprises of the summary of the entire application and motive for choosing the course
  • CV (Curriculum Vitae) addressing all the necessary details from 10th grade to recent educational career along with details of recommenders.
  • Transcripts with self-attested scanned copy.
  • Scanned copy of any valid Photo ID which will serve as proof for name, address, dob, etc.
  • A SOP (Statement of Purpose), in an essay format, stating the exact purpose, research interests, relevant experience if any in crisp format, wrapped in around 1000-1500 words.
  • A SOR (Statement of Research Prep), an objective oriented essay format which clearly states the motive for choosing the institute stating all the rational and objective decisions behind it as well as for further venture.
  • If a student has any notable publications then adding the list of the same with all the details in short comprehension will be beneficial.

IIIT Bangalore Placements

Placements at IIIT-B are very reputable and highly compensated. IIIT-B provides abundant opportunities for placements with many reputed companies making it their first choice, exposing the students to high end placements right off the bat.

Academically, IIIT-B ensures that its each student is equipped with critical problem-solving ability and market ready technical skills, due to which many big players in core technical field, national or international, target the students from IIIT-B. Infosys, Cisco, IBM, AMD, Morgan Stanley, DreamWorks are few of the tech master companies that are top recruiters for the institute.

Below shown table depicts the hiring percentage of various types of companies for IIIT-B:

Industries Hiring Percentage
Products / Hardware 56%
Research & Development 15%
Services 13%
BFSI – Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance 10%
Startups 6%

Below table shows Highest, Average and Median packages offered from IIIT-B (2020):

Highest Package INR 43.1 LPA
Average Package INR 24.88 LPA
Minimum Package INR 23.84 LPA

IIIT Bangalore Scholarships 

IIIT-B provides aid to its students in the form of various scholarships which can be availed as per the eligibility of the student.

  1. Utkarsha Scholarship: This scholarship is 100% tuition fee waiver for top rankers in JEE Main exam and is targeted towards five top scorers from the exam who join the institute.
  2. Industry-Funded Scholarship: The institute offers scholarships to meritorious students joining the MTech programme which covers almost all expenses over the course duration and selection is carried out by industry representatives and faculty coordinators.
  3. MSc. Digital Society Scholarship: This scholarship is targeted towards the students admitted under the Master of Science Digital Society programme and consist of an amount of INR 12,400 for meritorious students.
  4. MSc. By Research/ PhD Scholarship: Under this scheme, a fellowship of INR 20,000 per month is made available to the students taking part in the programme.

For full time PhD programme candidates, a fellowship of INR 38,500 per month is made available till the completion of comprehensive exam and INR 43,500 per month for a period of 3-years after the completion of the comprehensive exam.

IIIT Bangalore Facilities 

The institute provides remarkable facilities to its students for efficient involvement in terms of not just academics, but sports, accommodation, etc as well. Few of the major facilities provided by the institute are mentioned below;

  • Library: Being a research institute, IIIT-B has a library which is an excellent source of information and resources that are essential as research material as well as knowledge enhancement. It is keen on delivering services and resources to support not just learning but teaching activities as well.
  • Hostel: The institute has a residential campus and most of its students avail this facility. It is a separate hostel for boys and girls with a massive accommodation capacity in form of single occupancy, shared rooms and in-campus hostel. It has a highly maintained and hygienic kitchen and dining area along with a multipurpose hall with T.V.
  • Laboratories: The institute boasts of its high-end, state of the art equivalent labs equipped with all the necessary machines and gizmos to support research and teaching. Computer Lab, Electronics Lab, Graphics – Computing – Visualization Lab, Software Design Lab etc, are few of the notable laboratories that the institute harbours.
  • Cafeteria: Apart from a mess and hostel specific cafeteria, the institute has another general cafeteria that is accessible to all the students and staff.
  • Gym: It houses a gymnasium with standard equipment.
  • Hospital/ Medical: The institute also provides on campus medical facilities in case of emergencies.

Apart from above mentioned facilities, the institute offers few more perks for its students such as Wi-Fi Campus, Auditorium, A/C Classrooms, Transport, Boardroom, Bank and ATM, Seminar hall, Conference rooms, Post Office, Stationary Shop etc.

IIIT Bangalore Faculty 

The administration is the most remarkable branch of the people running IIIT-B which comprises people who are industry experts, most experienced faculty members, and ex-defence personnel as well. All of them are or have been key contributors in their respective fields and hold respectable qualifications from reputed institutes. Dr. S. Sadagopan, the director of IIIT-B, is one such example who is a PhD holder and a graduate from the Madras University and Purdue University, USA with more than 25 years of teaching experience in premiere institutes such as IIT Madras, IIT Bangalore, IIT Kanpur with short teaching assignments in RUTGERS, USA and AIT, Bangkok.

IIIT Bangalore FAQs 

Ques. Is it worth opting for IIIT-B?

Last updated on April 20th, 2021

Ans. Yes, indeed it is. Although choosing an institute is a personal opinion and varies, it is also true that opting for IIIT-B is beneficial. It has excellent infrastructure and high compensating placement opportunities for each and every student. It emphasizes on innovation and comprehensive learning hence it is one of the best destinations for professional specialisations.

Ques. Is it difficult to get into IIIT-B?

Last updated on April 20th, 2021

Ans. Considering the entrance exams one needs to clear to get into IIIT-B and the selection process at first glance seems intimidating, it is normal to make a similar perspective. However, if you are determined enough and have thoroughly prepared for the entrance exams like JEE, GATE, etc, then it would not seem a far reached goal. The bottom line would be to stay clear with concepts, thorough with preparation.

Ques. Is IIIT-B better than IIT’s?

Last updated on April 20th, 2021

Ans. The answer to this question varies for different factors. Although both the institutes are well reputed and many tech giants target them for placements as well, IIT’s still has IIIT-B beat in various factors, such as they are established and funded by the Government and are usually given first preference due to their comparatively low tuition fees and incredibly high standard of teaching.
However, it is a complete individual opinion. Both are known for their immense exposure and abundant opportunities they provide for their students. Choosing either can result in fruitful and beneficial to the student from a career point of view.

Ques. Does the Institute provide any relaxation in admission criteria?

Last updated on April 20th, 2021

Ans. Unfortunately, there is no relaxation in the admission criteria provided by the institution. IIIT-B holds the same and equal prospects for all students regardless of the category or group they belong to. The admission criteria is strictly merit based and there is no by-pass around it.

Ques. Does IIIT-B provide any options for Distance Education?

Last updated on April 20th, 2021

Ans. Currently, PGDDA (Post Graduate Diploma in Data Analytics) is being provided as a blended course at IIIT-B, where students can avail the benefit of recorded sessions as well as live sessions. It is co-developed by IIIT-Bangalore and powered by UpGrad. It is a comprehensive study package and covers all aspects of the subject.