Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

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The Indian Institute Of Technology, Delhi () (located at Hauz Khas) (formerly College of Engineering and Technology Delhi), commonly known as IIT Delhi or IITD , is a college of engineering in Delhi, India. It forms a part of the league along with other IITs in India: the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Roorkee, Bhubaneswar, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Mandi, Patna and Ropar.

History

The institute was established as College of Engineering and Technology, New Delhi on August 21, 1961. Its foundation stone was laid by HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and was inaugurated by Prof. Humayun Kabir, then Union Minister for Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs.

After less than two years of existence, Parliament of India amended the Institutes of Technology Act, and upgraded the institute as Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. The IIT Delhi main building was formally opened by Dr. Zakir Hussain, the then President of India, on March 2, 1968.



Campus

IIT Delhi is located in Hauz Khas, South Delhi. The campus of is surrounded by the beautiful Hauz Khas area and monuments such as the Qutub Minar and Lotus Temple. The campus is also close to other educational institutions such as the Jawaharlal Nehru University, All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Indian Statistical Institute.

The inside of the campus resembles a city, with gardens, lawns, residential complexes and wide roads. The...
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