Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Dharwad is an autonomous Engineering institute that is mentored by IIT Bombay. The institute is growing at a quick pace and working effortlessly to gain equal footing with the other older IITs across India. The student body consists of students across nearly 20 states in India, with 10% of the population being of female students. The institute offers specializations in undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs. 

IIT Dharwad offers B.Tech as an undergraduate program in three core branches- Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering. Admission to B.Tech is granted through score in JEE Main and JEE Advanced. The faculty for different departments include professors, assistant professors and associate professors who are highly qualified and experienced in their disciplines. The institute is currently preparing to relocate to its permanent campus. 

IIT Dharwad Highlights

Established | Type 2016 | Autonomous
Set up by  Ministry of Human Resource Development, 
Number of courses offered 9
Number of departments 8
Female student population 10%
Gender intake Co-ed
Mentor Institution  IIT Bombay 
Campus Area 470 acres
Courses Offered UG, MS, Doctrol
Stream Available Physics Chemistry Biological Sciences and Bioengineering Computer Science and Engineering Electrical Engineering Humanities and Social Sciences Mechanical Engineering Mathematics
Admission Criteria JEE, GATE 
Total Faculty 99
Applications Available Online 
Counselling  National 
Official Website

IIT Dharwad Courses

Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad offers the following specializations under undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs: 

Program Specialization Eligibility Tuition Fee (per annum)
B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering

Candidates must have passed the 10+2 examination or equivalent from a recognized board of education.

INR 2,25,500
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
MS Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline -
Electrical Engineering
Ph.D Computer Science and Engineering M.Tech degree or equivalent  INR 28,600
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

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IIT Dharwad Admissions

Admissions are made to different programs on the basis of national entrance examinations. The qualifying examinations for all programs are mentioned below: 

Course  Selection Criteria
B.Tech JEE (Main+Advanced)

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IIT Dharwad Cutoff

Tabulated below are the previous opening and closing cutoffs for admission to B.Tech program at IIT Dharwad: 

Course Male (Opening-Closing) Female (Opening-Closing)
Computer Science and Engineering



Electrical Engineering



Mechanical Engineering



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IIT Dharwad Facilities

IIT Dharwad has been growing at a quick pace in all aspects and delivers quality education and facilities to its students at a comparable level with the other IITs. Some of the provisions offered by the institute are as follows:

  • Laboratories: The classrooms and laboratories are equipped with state of the art equipment for academic and research purposes and are designed in a student-friendly way. 
  • Hostel: IIT Dharwad offers accommodation to all students. Students are offered comfortable and well-ventilated rooms as well as mess facility and gymkhana. 
  • Sports: Sports grounds for volleyball, football, cricket etc are being set up on campus
  • Library: The campus houses a Central Library which is well stocked for the research and study requirements of the students, faculty, and staff. It can seat a total of 100 people and has nearly 3000 titles. 
  • Health Care: There is a medical center on campus that attends to the medical requirements of students, faculty and staff. Along with medical attention, the on-call ambulance service is also available for emergencies.

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IIT Dharwad FAQs

Q. How is IIT Dharwad in comparison to other IITs?

A.IIT Dharwad is ranked well amongst its contending Indian Institute of technology all over india. The institute offers exemplary faculty and has a great relevance in terms of academics as well as placement. Karnataka being the IT Hub of India, absorbs many engineers on an annual basis and this boosts the opportunities for anyone studying here.

Ques. Is IIT Dharwad or IISC Bangalore better for mechanical engineering? 

Ans. This depends on the particular interest of the student. IISc Bangalore is more orientated towards the research field and IIT Dharwad is a classic engineering college where students can get a feel of specializations such as mechanical, computer science and electrical engineering. IIT Dharwad would be better purely for mechanical engineering study purposes. Further, IISc has a limited number of PG and PhD students but IIT Dharwad rather has a wider application base every year. 

Ques. Do I need to fill the application form online or offline for IIT Dharwad ?

Ans. The application can be filled in online or offline mode (only online due to current pandemic). However, the mode for filling the application may change from semester to semester. 

Ques. Does IIT Dharwad have any scholarships for academically bright students?

Ans. Yes, IIT Dharwad offers a limited number of fellowships and scholarships. All admitted students are considered for a fellowship, with early applications considered first. Hubli scholarship seeks to waive fees of meritorious students, for which a separate application is needed. You will find more financial aid information on the financial aid page of the official website. Further,students are eligible for all the Scholarship Schemes and Bank Loans on par with all other Central Government funded institutes like IITs, NITs, and IIITs etc.

Ques. Will the 2021 semester be delayed due to COVID-19 at IIT Dharwad?

Ans. All incoming and current students will be able to start on time for Summer of 2021. New student orientation will begin in accordance to calendar displayed on University page.