Started in 2008, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) is one of the 8 new IITs. Currently it is based in a temporary campus on the outskirts of Hyderabad. It is special because of its close proximity to Hyderabad, which is home to many industries & IT giants. It is generally considered top among new IITs.
Located on the far outskirts of Hyderabad, IITH has a temporary campus set in a rural backdrop with urban facilities. It is part of central government’s 3000 acre Ordnance Factory – Medak’s campus in Yeddumailaram. College is allocated some 50-100 acres in this campus. It is about 50 km away from the city. Permanent campus is being constructed in Kandi which is also about 50 km away from Hyderabad.
Campus & Infrastructure:
Temporary campus of IITH is pretty good. Main institute and all labs are air-conditioned. All the laboratories are clean and well-maintained. The library is small but e-library which can be accessed on the intranet is highly resourceful. Entire campus, including hostel area, is Wi-Fi enabled. It is connected to 1 Gbps optical fiber network as a part of National Knowledge Network (NKN). There is no limit on downloading during the day but internet is switched off from 12 am to 6 am from Monday to Thursday.
There are 12 different hostels and 3 mess. Each room is shared by 2 students. There is a big market near hostel area where you can buy anything.