For the past few days I have been getting quite few queries from students who are looking at IIITD for their undergrad studies. I hope this post makes it easier for all the admission seekers to make the right choice. I can only talk about their B.Tech. program coz that’s the one that I am part of but I hope this post is helpful for others too.
I am a student here and I can’t express how lucky I am to be here. IIIT Delhi is not like any other engineering college. This is where real learning happens. You should only be here if you really want to. I’ll talk about this in detail further on.
First of all, a bit of introduction of IIIT Delhi. It’s a relatively new institution (it’s in its 3rd year) established by an act of Delhi government and it is a state university in itself. It is approved by almost all major higher educational bodies so, you don’t need to worry about the credibility of it’s degree.
IIIT Delhi only offers a degree in IT and no other discipline. So, if you are not looking for a computer related course. This is not a place for you. You should probably not consider IIITD. But if you are, this is the place you should definitely consider. Now, the IT program is very different from other IT programs in other universities. Mostly IT is considered a lighter version of the CSE course. This is not the case here.
Also, You shouldn’t be here if you aren’t ready to really pursue learning. Most of the engineering colleges are notorious for their jugaads. Almost every college has backdoor rules and ways that help students pass their course. But not IIIT. If you don’t acquire the required level of knowledge in the semester, you can very well fail the course. There is no second exam or summer sem or anything like that. If aren’t ready to study hard or are in the ‘college’ mood; you shouldn’t be here. This is a place for some serious learning. And I have personally suffered this. 😀
Finally, You shouldn’t bother about the infrastructure or the faculty. Coz they are one of the best. The faculty is excellent and very soon we shall have our very own campus. Currently our campus is in NSIT, Dwarka but that doesn’t mean that we lack good infra. I highly recommend that you visit the campus once if you are looking for admission here.
But there are some problems with the institute too. Like hostels. Since, we use NSIT hostels there is always a shortage of rooms and the hostels are not good either ( they might be good compared to other institutes but I expect a lot better especially coz its IIIT D). However, this issue should be taken care of in 18 months time when the new campus is ready.
Conclusion: There are different kinds of students and so there are different kinds of colleges for them. IIIT D is an excellent college and you shouldn’t worry whether it is good enough for you. You should rather question whether you are good enough to fit in here. This is a place for some serious and real learning. This is where hard work gets its definition from. If you are not willing to slog don’t be here. Before you come here, make sure that you are ready for what lies ahead. Hope this helps.
Good luck and Cheers.
Here are a few other posts by my fellow IIITians that might help you