Our journey began with the able mentorship of IIIT Hyderabad along with IIT Hyderabad. We continue to follow the best practices of these institutes in our entire academic and research programmes through structured collaborations.
Our new campus hosts the best in class infrastructure to support high-quality learning. Each floor of the building has designated spaces including state of the art air-conditioned classrooms, labs and faculty cabin and student activity centers. Currently we have two-blocks of hostels and a large dining facility. The construction of two more hostel blocks combined with a dining hall is in progress. Besides, we have rented apartments for PhD and PG students in the Sri City township. Our industry partner Sri City Pvt Ltd enables access to Sri City, a largest integrated industrial township with leading 180 MNCs from 27 countries. Enabled by our industry partners, IIIT Sri City has been in regular touch with these companies to carry out collaborative projects with our students visiting these companies regularly and also taking up internship opportunities. Visit: www.sricity.in
We strongly believe in the philosophy that good faculties can guide the students’ learning and shape the student’s career. Hence, we have carefully planned and recruited our faculty members who are alumni of globally known institutions. All of our faculties have PhDs from IITs/IISc or top universities worldwide. Notably, all are young and dynamic faculties with extensive research and industry experience. The faculties are quite active in their research; and importantly are able to translate their knowledge and experience into academic learning for our students.
Our BTech program has dedicated themes and tracks of courses offered to both ECE and CSE students, which are optimized regularly; based on constant feedback received from the industry. Further, since 2019, we have BTech programs with specializations in AI & Machine Learning, Cyber Security, Data Science, Cyber Physical Systems and next generation Communication systems. Many of the courses under these specializations are taught by industry experts; including workshops. In order to promote UG-Research, we have a merit-based BTech Honours program wherein the students can work on a particular area under a faculty or group of faculties for a period of 2 years. They earn their Honours degrees by producing research publications or Intellectual property or a software/hardware product.
Our achievements in campus placements, internships, sponsored projects and industry engagements are a testament of the same. Our first three batches of students have launched their careers in multinational IT companies, successful emerging technological startups, and core ECE companies. Microsoft, Amazon, TCS, IBM, Deloitte, Swiggy, Grofers are some of the multinational companies where our students are currently placed. The number of companies that have visited our campus has been steadily increasing, which reflects the quality of our students and of the education and orientation they have received at the institute. To increase the visibility of our students to high quality jobs in the country (and abroad) we have facilitated in the curriculum for students to enroll in summer and semester-long internships (during the end of the pre-final year and end of the final year respectively).
To guide each and every student through the challenges that placements present, a set of 10 to 15 students are associated with a faculty program under the IMPACT program, where faculty document the plan, targets, and achievements of their students and guide them through the land of opportunities and pitfalls. In particular, the students are unaware of so much information, which can potentially increase student chances to achieve their dream offers; the IMPACT programme presents an opportunity for students to fill that information gap with meetings with faculty and their peer groups.
Within a short period of 7 years, the Institute has established 2 research centers - Centre for Smart Cities (CSC) and MHRD initiated Design and Innovation Center (DIC). These centers focus on different themes such as Computer Vision, Data Analytics, IoT, Machine Learning, Solar Energy, Smart Transportation, etc. The institute has several research groups and importantly, have got several sponsored projects worth 4+ crores from both Govt. funding agencies such as ISRO, DRDO, Department of Science and technology (DST) and industries such as Analog Devices, NVidia, Hella Automotive, etc. Significantly, IIIT Sri City is the first IIIT in PPP mode to start a fully funded MS/PhD program in July 2016. The institute currently has 30+ full-time PhD students and Research Fellows working on different sponsored projects.
We have established Gyan Circle Ventures, a Technology Business Incubator (TBI) funded by MeitY (Under TIDE 2 Scheme) to incubate and fund deep-tech Startups. We are part of MHRD supported Institute Innovation Cell which encourages creativity and innovation among students. E-Cell of IIIT Sri City furthers the efforts of inculcating entrepreneurship mindset through workshops, lectures and camps.
Apart from technology and academics, we believe that in the long-run, an individual’s success is decided not only by the technical skills but also by his/her social behaviour, soft skills and aptitude. We have more than 12 clubs comprising technical, cultural and social activities. In IIIT Sri City, each student is encouraged to be a member of at least three clubs, one
from each category.
Our societal engagements are noteworthy. We have adopted five nearby villages under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan. Our students are actively engaged in various activities in these villages with focus on children, educated youth, women and elderly people.
IIIT Sri City is strategically located in the midst of industries yet offering a green environment; and in close proximity to Chennai and Tirupati. IIIT Sri City has a serene and calming environment yet offering a strong social infrastructure. This ensures that the Institute is well-connected to IT industries and Start-up ecosystem in Chennai, the electronics start-up ecosystem in Tirupati and other well-known academic institutions for collaboration.
I once again welcome you to Indian Institute of Information Technology Sri City, aspiring to be a Nationally Relevant and Internationally Recognized Entrepreneurial Institution.