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  • IIT Delhi provides science-based engineering education with a view to produce quality engineer-scientists. The curriculum provides broad based knowledge and simultaneously builds a temper for the life long process of learning and exploring. A student needs to do compulsory foundation courses in the areas of basic sciences, humanities and social sciences and engineering sciences apart from departmental requirements. Departmental courses (core and electives) constitute 50% of the total curriculum. The rest are Open Category (OC) courses for interdisciplinary knowledge; Institute Core (IC) like Basic Sciences, Humanities and Social Science; Non graded (NGU) like Social Service, Sports, Design, Ethics; etc. Therefore, the course-structure is extremely flexible, giving due weightage to individual choices and interests.

  • Students utilize the knowledge earned in their respective disciplines for cutting edge research- these projects are mandatory and are evaluated by the faculty. This calls for application of knowledge, investigative and disciplined thinking among several other qualities with the purpose of innovating and creating something truly unique. Also, industrial trips to observe the relevant examples and applications, with reference to the course content, are also mandatory.



  • The examination system at IIT Delhi, tests the acumen, thoroughness and depth of understanding of the students. In each semester, three examinations- two Minor and one Major (at the end of the semester) test the students exhaustively while quizzes, assignments etc constantly keep them on their toes. Evaluation is done on a scale of 10 by the calculation of the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) stressing the significance of consistency while the practice of relative grading induces intense competition among the brightest minds of the nation leading to exemplary standards of education.

  • Beyond the confines of the academic calendar, students use summer and winter vacations to take up internships in various reputed organizations as well as assignments in educational institutions as a part of a continuous effort to enhance and test their ability and knowledge. Joint student projects under the guidance of senior faculty are also undertaken, sponsored by IIT Delhi itself or by the industry.



  • The curriculum at IIT Delhi provides for practical training in the summer after the 4th semester for 40 working days, preferably in an industry or R&D institution—this industrial training provide the essential practical edge to apply the concepts assimilated by the students in class-rooms and labs. The “Summer Industrial Training” Programme aims to widen the student's perspective by providing an exposure to real life organizational and environmental situations, being the most effective aid in enabling the students to relate theory to practice. The organization, in turn benefits from the objective and unbiased perspective the student provides based on concepts and skills imbibed in the three years at the institute. The “summer trainees” also serve as unofficial spokespersons of the organization and help in image building on campus.

  • Further, international professional societies like AIEEE and SAE maintain an active presence at IIT Delhi, lending knowledge, experience and opportunity to the students. Seminars and symposiums are regularly held, allowing for exchange of ideas, exposure to new developments and serving as avenues for paper-presentation. Through these societies, students of IIT Delhi regularly participate in various competitions at the international level bringing further laurels to the institution.

A student needs to do compulsory foundation courses in the areas of basic sciences, humanities and social sciences and engineering sciences apart from departmental requirements.



The “Summer Industrial Training” Programme aims to widen the student's perspective by providing an exposure to real life organizational and environmental situations, being the most effective aid in enabling the students to relate theory to practice.



International professional societies like AIEEE and SAE maintain an active presence at IIT Delhi, lending knowledge, experience and opportunity to the students.