The College of Engineering Delhi was established in 1961 and declared as an institute of national importance in 1963 under the institutes of technology amendment act. In the same year the institute got its new name as Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and given the status of “Deemed University” with power to decide its own academic policy, to conduct its own examinations, and to award its own degrees. The IIT Delhi is administered by IIT Council, an apex body established by the Government of India. The Minister of Human Resource Development – Government of India is the chairman of the council.
The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) is situated at Hauz Khas in South Delhi. Hauz Khas is a landmark place in the colorful and chequered history of Delhi. The institute is bounded by the Sri Aurobindo Marg on the east, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Complex on the west, the National Council of Educational Research and Training on the south, and the New Ring Road on the north. The IIT Delhi campus is flanked by Qutab Minar and Hauz Khas monuments.
Students at IIT Delhi Classroom. Picture Courtesy: http://www.campusoption.com
The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) acquires nearly 320 acres of land area divided into four functional zones-