The Indian Institute of Information Technology offers an undergraduate and doctoral program in 2 different specializations. The institute's intake capacity for its academic programs is more than 200. Admission to the UG program is done through a national level entrance exam namely JEE Main, whereas for Ph.D., an entrance test is conducted at the institute’s level. 

IIIT Dharwad Highlights

Official Website
Type of Programs Undergraduate and Doctoral
Accepted Exam Score JEE-Main, GATE, NET, CSIR
Application Mode Offline and Online

IIIT Dharwad Courses

Tabulated below are the courses offered by the Institute in different specializations:

Course Name Specializations Eligibility
B.Tech Computer Science & Engineering  Intermediate graduate with 75% marks in Science stream with Physics and Maths
Electronics & Communication Engg.
Ph.D. Physics/ Maths

Master’s degree in relevant discipline with a minimum of 6.5 CGPA or 60% marks in aggregate AND Applicants having GATE/NET/CSIR score will be preferred. 

Computer Science & Engineering/ Electronics & Communication Engg.

Master’s degree in Engg./ Technology with a minimum of 6.5 CGPA or 60% marks (OR) B.Tech/ M.Sc in Engg./ Technology with 70% marks in the aggregate

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IIIT Dharwad Admissions

Eligible candidates will be required to fill an application form available both online (official website) and offline (at the institute). Admission to the undergraduate program is done through the JEE score. On the other hand, for Ph.D. the candidates will be admitted through a screening test followed by an interview.  

For admissions, students are required to bring the following original documents:

Mark sheet of class 10th and 12th  Registration-cum-locked choices for seat allotment
JEE (Main) admit and scorecard Transfer Certificate
Date of birth proof Migration Certificate
3 passport size photographs Caste certificate (if applicable)
Provisional seat allotment letter Medical certificate
Proof of seat acceptance fee payment OCI Certificate (if applicable)

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IIIT Dharwad JEE Cutoff

The following chart shows the latest cutoff released by the Insitute for admission in B.Tech.

IIIT Dharwad JEE Cutoff 2018-19

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IIIT Dharwad Scholarships

Following are the categories in which the institute offers scholarships to the students:

Category 1: For Ph.D. program
Students enrolled in the doctoral programs will be given Institute Fellowship as per the norms set by the Institute. 

Category 2: For other programs

  • The State Bank of India has a scheme of education loans for the students studying in the Institute. They can apply for the same through the official website of the Institute.
  • The sanctioned amount can range up to INR 30 Lacs.
  • The students applying for this loan facility will be required to submit pre-requisite documents of himself and guardians’ as well.
  • The bank requires 100% collateral security either by the guardian or the guarantor. 

IIIT Dharwad Facilities

Currently, the institute is running in a temporary space in IT Park, Karnataka. However, the work for the permanent campus has commenced and is expected to be ready by 2020. Following are some of the facilities provided by the Institute:

  • Library: It has a collection of more than 4000 volumes (500 titles), magazines, journals, and newspapers. The library is fully-computerized which allows the students to explore new technologies and ideas. 
  • Hostels: The institute provides separate residential facilities for male and female students. It is equipped with 24*7 safety measures along with facilities like Wi-Fi, Mess, CCTV, etc. 
  • Laboratories: Each department has its own facility for laboratories. They are equipped with a well-connected network facility. It provides learning tools in the domain of each specialization offered by the Institute. 

IIIT Dharwad Faculty

The Institute has highly-qualified faculty members with rich experience in academia as well as industry. Given below are the details for the same: 

Prof. Kavi Mahesh – Director

Qualifications: Ph.D., M.S., M.Tech, B.E., 
Contributions: Chief Editor, Information Studies journal; Member of Academic Council, Executive Council, Research Council and Board of Governors of PES University, Bangalore 

Prof. Channappa B Akki 

Qualifications: Ph.D., M.Tech and B.E.
Contributions: Part of Mission10X Program initiated by Wipro Technologies; Trained 1500+ faculty members of Engineering Colleges across India

Prof. Ramnarayan Yadav

Qualifications: Ph.D., M.Tech and B.E.
Contributions: Organizing Committee Member at WCASET’17; TPC Member at International Symposium on Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications (ISTA’18) and Reviewer

Prof. Jagadish D.N. 

Qualifications: Ph.D., M.Tech and B.E.
Contributions: Assisted in framing/ verifying Institute Academic Regulations, Statutes, MoU with MHRD, Academic calendar, organizing workshops, seminars, industrial visit, students orientation program and other such events and part of student admission team for the year 2018-19.

Prof. Madhukant Sharma

Qualifications: Ph.D., M.Sc, B.A (Maths)
Contributions: Published more than 5 research papers at national and international levels.

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About IIIT Dharwad

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Dharwad was established in the year 2015. It is one of the top 20 IIITs under a non-profit model by the MHRD. It is an autonomous institute located in IT Park, Hubballi, Karnataka. A new campus for the Institute is proposed to be built in 60 acres of land. It is funded by Govt. of India (50%), Govt.of Karnataka (35%) and Industry Partners (15%). 

IIIT Dharwad FAQs

Ques. Does IIIT Dharwad provide any financial assistance/scholarships to students?

Ans. The Institute encourages the students and parents to apply for study loans from the State Bank of India (SBI) and other banks. 

Also, the Institute promotes National and State scholarships. The Institute provides no financial assistance or scholarships of its own.

Ques. Does IIIT Dharwad provide a hostel facility? How many students are accommodated in a room?

Ans. Hostel details are as follows:

  • A Boys Hostel with about 200 rooms with a Dining Hall and a Common Room for reading, games, activities, etc. 
  • The Infosys Girls Hostel with about 100 rooms and all the same features as the Boys Hostel. Well-equipped modern kitchen to prepare food hygienically for both hostels. 
  • Hostel rooms are 3 or 4 occupancy.

Ques. Does IIIT Dharwad take care of the security arrangements for the girls’ hostel?

Ans. Yes, the girls’ hostel always has 24/7 security including a lady security guard in addition to CCTV cameras. The girls’ hostel is also located in an exclusive building away from the other buildings. 

Ques. What are the highest and average salary packages offered at IIIT Dharwad?

Ans. The institute provides a wide range of opportunities to its students. It has a decent placement record. More than 90% of students get placed here with a decent package. 

Highest CTC - INR 11 LPA

Average CTC - INR 7 LPA

Lowest CTC - INR 5 LPA

Ques. What are the companies that arrive at the IIIT Dharwad campus for placement?

Ans. Many companies arrive at the campus for placement. Some of them are:


  • Code
  • Capgemini
  • eLitmus
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Infosys
  • One Banc
  • Maven Hike
  • Mercedez
  • Microsoft
  • Mindtree
  • Number Theory
  • Microsoft
  • Samsung

Ques. How are the faculty at IIIT Dharwad?

Ans. Faculty at IIIT Dharwad are highly qualified from institutes of repute in India and abroad and have the right blend of teaching, research, and industry experience. 

The Director has a great experience in both academia and industry in India as well as the USA. 

Ques. Can students have their vehicles inside the campus? Is the campus friendly for differently enabled?

Ans. Students are not allowed to have any motor vehicles on campus.

The Institute provides easy access for differently enabled people to all academic and hostel buildings on the campus.

Ques. How is IIIT Dharwad?

Ans. The Insitute is currently functioning in a temporary campus which restricts the faculty members to organize any competitions or fests. However, the faculty members of the Institute are very friendly and helpful to the students. IIIT Dharwad is an institute of national importance which has a reputation like IITs and NITs. 

Ques. What are the placement statistics of the Institute?

Ans. It was recently established in the year 2015 and the very first batch will pass out in 2019. Till now, only 1 company has visited the Insitute namely “Sankhya Labs”. The Institute is near Bangalore, therefore, one can expect a good number of placement offers. 

Ques. How are hostel and food facilities at IIIT Dharwad?

Ans. The hostels of the Institute are much better than most of the IIITs. There is a separate bathroom in a room for both the students residing in it. It is fully secured by CCTV and a good speed of Wi-FI availability. If we talk about the food facilities, they are not up to mark as per the students’ experience.