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