Inauguration of new campus by Smt. Sheila Dikshit


Chief Guest
Smt. Sheila Dikshit,
Hon'ble Chief Minister, Delhi

The government is keen to develop this institute as the world's best institute in IT and allied fields by offering highly innovative courses.

There would be no dearth of funds for the growth of the institute.

In three years time it has taken shape and we are very very very very deeply impressed.

Construction of a permanent campus for IIIT-Delhi started about four years ago in approximately 25 acres plot of land near Nehru Place. The campus became ready to be operational in summer of this year, and its formal inauguration took place on 29th October, Monday at 11:00 A.M. Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Delhi, kindly agreed to be the chief guest for this occasion.

The new campus currently has a fully operational Academic block for lectures, an R&D and Office block which houses faculty houses and administrative staff, a Library block which also contains a few labs, a Dining and Recreation centre and a student hostel. Construction of one more student hostel and a faculty residence tower is underway and is expected to finish soon. More details about the new campus is covered here. The new campus is already looking quite green, from point of view of both nature as well as energy usage.

While several newly established institutes in India are facing immense trouble in getting a permanent campus, it is indeed a remarkable achievement that IIIT-Delhi was able to move to its new campus within roughly 4 years of its inception. In fact, Smt. Sheila Dikshit had herself laid the foundation stone of the new campus on 1st July, 2010 when construction was just getting started.

Hon'ble Chief Minister made a few announcements during her speech, including the assurance that there will be no shortage of funds for improvement to IIIT-Delhi's research program. She also announced that students from government schools in Delhi would not have to pay tution fee if they are admitted to IIIT-Delhi. Much to the cheer of staff and students, she announced that the government will build a foot overbridge from Okhla metro station to IIIT-Delhi campus, and that it will be built as soon as possible.

Media Coverage

IIIT-Delhi moves to new campus in Okhla (Hindustan Times, 30th Oct, 2012)

Students of the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-Delhi) will no longer have to attend classes in its temporary centre at the Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology (NSIT). Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday inaugurated the ...

First batch of IIIT Delhi students get 98 per cent placement (The Hindu, 30th Oct, 2012)

The Indian Institute of Information Technology, Delhi, has posted an impressive 98 per cent placement among its first batch of students who passed out of the institute in 2012 and these students had got placed in reputed companies with an average salary ...

Dikshit inaugurates IIIT Delhi campus (The Asian Age, 30th Oct, 2012)

Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday inaugurated a new campus of the Indraparastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-Delhi) at Okhla in south Delhi. The institute, set up in 2008, had been hitherto functioning from the NSIT in Dwarka ...

Delhi CM inaugurates new campus of IIIT (Times of India, 30th Oct, 2012)

NEW DELHI: Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday inaugurated the campus of Indraprastha Institute Of Information Technology (IIIT) which till now was functioning from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology. The newly-constructed campus is located in ...

CM inaugurates new campus (Newstrack India, 30th Oct, 2012)

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit inaugurated the Permanent Campus of the Indraparastha Institute Of Information Technology, Delhi--IIITD at Okhla, The institue, a state university established in 2008, has been functioning from the NSIT Dwarka. Inaugurating ...

Delhi government school students to study free at IIITD's new campus (Deccan Herald, 29th Oct, 2012)

Students passing out from government schools will get free education at the Indraparastha Institute of Information Technology. Inaugurating the permanent campus of the IIITD at Okhla on Monday, chief minister Sheila Dikshit said Delhi government will ...

Indraparastha IT institute gets new campus (Press Trust of India, 29th Oct, 2012)

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today inaugurated a new campus of the Indraparastha Institute of Information Technology at Okhla in South Delhi. The institute, set up in 2008, had been hitherto functioning ...