IIIT Dharwad is an Institute of National Importance by an act of Parliament (23 of 2017) set up in PPP mode between the Ministry of Education, Government of India, Government of Karnataka, and KEONICS. The Institute’s Chairperson Smt. Sudha Murty, Board, and Senate constitute highly eminent leaders from administration, academia, and industry. They are instrumental in steering the institute in the right direction. IIIT Dharwad is a self-sustaining PPP Institute where all running expenses including salaries are met by the tuition and other fees paid by students.
Several good reasons: Faculty, Innovation, New Campus and New Program!
Faculty at IIIT Dharwad are highly qualified with PhDs and Postdocs from institutes of repute in India and abroad and have the right blend of teaching, research, and industrial experience. The Director has ample experience in both academia and industry in India as well as USA. With energy and intent, they are working to set high standards in both teaching/learning and R&D.
IIIT Dharwad is innovating in all its aspects: teaching, curriculum, campus design and R&D. The idea is to ensure that there is nothing boring or ordinary about IIIT Dharwad!
New BTech Program in Data Science and AI (Institute Code 316 and Program Code 4181)
There is no need to elaborate on the current trend in industry as well as academia: Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. In a timely initiative, IIIT Dharwad is launching a brand new BTech Program in Data Science and AI in a new Department of Data Science and Intelligent Systems. The program prepares the student for exciting careers in this new area while also giving them a core foundation in Computer Science. It also equips the graduate with exposure to highly relevant application areas such as FinTech (Financial Technology) and Health Informatics.
IIIT Dharwad offers its 6th batch of:
Curriculum at IIIT Dharwad
Being a technical institute of national importance, a special emphasis is given to practice-based teaching and learning process.
The curriculum at IIIT Dharwad is evolving and dynamic to ensure that the courses taught are current and relevant. The Institute has not hesitated to break out of outdated conventions and has introduced an IT-focused curriculum from the first semester (e.g., no chemistry) with elective subjects offered in areas such as data science, AI, machine learning, IoT, cloud computing and Blockchain to name a few. Ample opportunities are provided to learn these cutting-edge areas practically through mini and major projects and events like hackathons.
Brand New Campus
IIIT Dharwad is moving into a brand new, spacious (60 acres) campus with a unique, modern, green design for a smart IT campus. It is equipped with a Multi-Function Hall with indoor basketball and other courts, outdoor sports facilities, a dedicated students activities building with gym, a natural water body, campus-wide Wi-Fi including outdoors and modern IT-enabled classrooms.
Girls Hostel by Infosys
A 300-seater girls hostel built for IIIT Dharwad by Infosys (as a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility) is ready for occupation. There is also a 600-seater Boys Hostel of the same design and quality.
The hallmark of a good institute is its strength in research. Aptly IIIT Dharwad is being nurtured as a research institute to have close collaborations with IT industry and other R&D institutes.
The new campus of IIIT Dharwad is located in a 60-acre plot between the two cities of Hubballi and Dharwad. It is close to both cities and also the Hubballi Airport (UBX) yet away from all the traffic, noise and pollution. The location is indeed pristine, right where the hills start on the way to Western Ghats. It is also the catchment area of river Shalmala that flows down to join Arabian Sea near Karwar.
Dharwad is a well-known center for higher learning including music and arts. Hubballi-Dharwad are having a significant concentration of Higher Educational institutions and universities of repute including Indian Institute of Technology-Dharwad (IIT Dharwad), Karnataka University Dharwad, University of Agricultural Sciences Dharwad, Karnataka State Law University, KLE Technological University, Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, SDM Dental Sciences and Hospital, and SDM College of Engineering and Technology.
Hubballi-Dharwad are twin cities, now being developed as smart cities in the state of Karnataka and together form the 2nd largest urban city next to Bangalore. The two cities are connected by a modern BRTS - Bus Rapid Transit System - that provides convenient access to our campus. The cities are located 410 kms from Bangalore city with excellent connectivity by air, rail and road to Bangalore, thereby enabling IIIT Dharwad to reap rich dividends from the strengths of Bangalore as the nation’s IT hub.