About IIIT Dharwad

IIIT Dharwad is an Institute of National Importance set up in 2015 in Public-Private-Partnership mode between the Ministry of Education, Government of India, Government of Karnataka and industry partner Keonics under an Act of Parliament (23 of 2017). The primary objective of setting up IIIT-Dharwad is to address the skill gap in high-end information technology and thereby enable India to retain its global leadership role in IT and allied areas. Towards this end, IIIT-Dharwad offers BTech degree programmes in Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, and Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. As an Institute of National Importance, IIIT-Dharwad focuses on applying IT to solve problems of social relevance to India – the kind of solutions that do not usually result from the commercial forces of market dynamics or the priorities of the Western world outside of India. At the same time, IIIT-Dharwad also adopts a semi-modern theme in its campus design and approach to solving IT problems.

The logo of IIIT-Dharwad also embraces a semi-modern theme and brings out an effective mental image of information technology. It is simple, elegant, catchy, stylish and colourful yet stately. It enables interpretation with ease in terms of the Vision and Mission Statements of the Institute, the various programmes offered by the Institute and the different areas of IT namely computer science, electronics and communication engineering, software, artificial intelligence, computer and social networks, robotics and cyber-physical systems, data sciences, and the like. As a young institute, IIIT Dharwad has a unique opportunity to make a difference not only to the Indian IT industry and the academic research community, but also to the people of the entire region of North Karnataka. The twin cities of Hubballi and Dharwad are already a recognized center for educational institutes of repute including engineering, medical, law and other colleges, universities and an Indian Institute of Technology. With this environment and rapidly improving connectivity to the IT capital Bengaluru, IIIT Dharwad is strategically positioned to develop into one of the best institutes of national importance.

Chairperson's message

“As the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of IIIT Dharwad, I would like to share a slice of wisdom with the young generation around us: Vision without action is merely a dream; action without vision is merely passing time; but vision and action together can change the world. We can give our children only two things in life which are essential – strong roots and powerful wings. Afterwards, they may fly anywhere and live independently; of all the luxuries in life, the greatest one is getting freedom of the right kind. To come up in life, the young generation requires talent, hard work, drive, and ability to communicate genuinely with people. With my experience in life, I feel that having good relationships, compassion, and peace of mind is much more important than achievements, awards, degrees, or money. Hence, we should always have a definite aim in life which we must try to achieve while being of help to others. I wish IIIT Dharwad great success in shaping young minds into professionals with the best of skills coupled with the highest of values.” - Smt. Sudha Murty, Chairperson of Board

Director's message

Greetings from IIIT Dharwad!
An institute of higher education such as the Indian Institute of Information Technology Dharwad is expected to provide a well-rounded education of the highest quality in its area of focus - information technology. The institute engages in cutting-edge research and innovation to meet this expectation. The key objective of establishing IIITs is to enhance the capabilities and stature of India in the global information technology arena, and IIIT Dharwad leaves no stone unturned to achieve this objective. IIIT Dharwad firmly believes that the institute must not only teach and assess students but should also motivate them to learn and inspire them to discover, ideate, and innovate. Its new campus in Dharwad is designed to give its students a feel of the IT corporate world. It enables them to learn not just in classrooms and laboratories but in a variety of interaction spaces both indoors and outdoors across the campus. We believe in innovating all aspects of the institute's plans, design, structure, functions and aesthetics. We don't do anything ordinary at IIIT Dharwad! We at IIIT Dharwad have been making unconventional but well thought out changes to the curricula. We are introducing new courses every semester to make the learning experience both engaging and relevant to the rapidly changing landscape of information and communication technology.

The eminent members of our Senate and Board of Governors, under the chairpersonship of Smt. Sudha Murty, are constantly guiding the institute and fully and strategically supporting the growth of this young institute. At IIIT Dharwad, we believe that our students have virtually limitless potential, and we strive to enable them to reach the highest levels of IT careers. Our tradition says "shraddhaa-bhakti-dhyaana-yogaadavaihi”, that is, true knowledge can be obtained only by the right combination of dedication, faith, concentration and practice. We encourage our students to learn with dedication, concentration and effort to become professional engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs. Equipped with current knowledge, technical and communication skills and the right mix of ethical conduct, cultural richness and positive outlook, I am certain that each graduate of IIIT Dharwad will build a very successful, rewarding and professional career. I wish each student to go out there into the real world and
show confidence, but also humility;
exhibit pride, but be ever eager to learn;
be strong and assertive, but also accommodating enough to be an effective team player;
be bold and adventurous, but also conservative and strategic;
go to the far corners of the world, but be Indian;
achieve a lot, but also enjoy life;
earn in millions, but also give back to the society; and
compete vigorously, but take others along with you.
It is indeed my privilege to wish you all the very best!

Our Family



“To be a globally renowned academy of information technology for societal development.”


i. To produce globally competent information technology professionals with the right mix of professional skills and ethical, societal and environmental concerns.
ii. To solve local problems using global technologies and solve global problems using local technologies across disciplines.
iii. To project the nation to the forefront of information technology research and development.

Core Values

Integrity, Service, Positivity, Commitment and Passion for Technology

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