Type of the institute: Indian Institute of Information Technology
Complete Mailing Address: Registrar, IIIT-Dharwad, 3rd floor,IT Park,opp Glass house, Hubballi-580029
Contact Person For Admission: Dr S Basavarajappa
Designation: Registrar
Email: registrar@iiitdwd.ac.in
Alternate Email: director@iiitdwd.ac.in
Phone Nos: 0836-2250879
Fax No:
Mobile No.: 9964068188,9900456936
About the Institute:

What is IIIT-Dharwad?

IIIT-Dharwad is an Institute of National Importance by an act of Parliament (23 of 2017) set up in PPP mode between MHRD, Government of India, Government of Karnataka, and KEONICS.The Institute’s Chairperson, Board, and Senate constitute highly eminent leaders from administration, academia, and industry. They are instrumental in steering the institute in the right direction.

Why IIIT-Dharwad?

Why should I study at The Indian Institute of Information Technology Dharwad?

Three short answers: Faculty, Innovation and Location!


Faculty at IIIT-Dharwad are highly qualified with PhDs and Postdocs from institutes of repute in India and abroad and have the right blend of teaching, research, and industrial experience. The Director has ample experience in both academia and industry in India as well as USA. With energy and intent, they are working to set high standards in both teaching/learning and R&D.


IIIT-Dharwad aims to innovate in all its aspects: teaching, curriculum, campus design and R&D. The idea is to ensure that there is nothing boring or ordinary about IIIT-Dharwad!

Teaching-Learning: Being a technical institute of national importance, a special emphasis is given to practice-based teaching and learning process.

Curriculum Design: The curriculum at IIIT Dharwad is evolving and dynamic to ensure that the courses taught are current and relevant.

Campus Design:The Master Plan for IIIT-Dharwad ensures that the Institute will have a unique, modern, green, and smart IT campus. About 70% of the area will be left for greenery even after all the buildings are constructed at the end of four phases. Needless to say that the campus will feature Wi-Fi, outdoor sports facilities, fully equipped academic and research laboratories, and modern IT-enabled classrooms.

R&D: The hallmark of a good institute is its strength in research. Aptly IIIT-Dharwad is being nurtured as a research institute to have close collaborations with IT industry and other R&D institutes.

Location, Location, Location!

Upcoming Campus Link: https://www.iiitdwd.ac.in/the-campus/ 

The permanent campus of IIIT Dharwad is coming up in a 60-acre plot between the two cities of Hubballi and Dharwad.  It is close to both cities and also the Hubballi Airport (UBX) yet away from all the traffic, noise and pollution. The location is indeed pristine, right where the hills start on the way to Western Ghats. It is also the catchment area of river Shalmala that flows down to join Arabian Sea near Karwar. The transit campus is located at IT Park in Hubballi near the famous Rani Chennamma circle.

Dharwad is a well-known center for higher learning including music and arts. Hubballi-Dharwad are having a significant concentration of Higher Educational institutions and universities of repute including Indian Institute of Technology-Dharwad (IIT-Dharwad), Karnataka University, University of Agricultural Sciences Dharwad (UAS-Dharwad), Karnataka State Law University, KLE Technological University, Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital (KIMS-Hubballi), SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, and SDM College of Engineering and Technology.

Hubballi-Dharwad are twin cities, now being developed as smart cities in the state of Karnataka and together form the 2nd largest urban city next to Bangalore. The cities are located 410 kms from Bangalore city with excellent connectivity by air, rail and road to Bangalore, thereby enabling IIIT Dharwad to reap rich dividends from the strengths of Bangalore as the nation’s IT hub.

There are several significant historical places located nearby viz., Badami, Aihole, Pattadkal, Hampi, Kudalasangama, and Vijayapura. Also, the cities are very close to Western Ghats, declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site and are one of the eight “hottest hot-spots” of rich biological diversity, flora, and fauna in the world. Dharwad city is 160 kms away from Panjim city, Goa which is a popular tourist destination.

Any Queries ???

Dear prospective students, you can directly ask our faculty incharge askfaculty@iiitdwd.ac.in !!!

Fee Structure:
    Fee Structure:

                 FEE STRUCTURE

Tuition Fee

Rs.68,000/- per semester

Admission Fee

Other Fees

Rs.10,000/- (One-time payment)


Caution Deposit

Rs. 10,000/- (One-time payment. Refundable at the end of the programme)

Hostel Charges

As per actuals


Academic Structure:


Under-Graduate Programmes

·         B. Tech in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) – 120 Seats

·         B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) – 60 Seats


Under-Graduate Admissions

Admission to Indian Institute of Information Technology is through Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB). All the interested candidates are requested to follow the admissions criteria explained on the CSAB website.

Seat allocation for different categories of students will be as per CSAB norms. The institute has no role in seat allocation process.

Computer Science Engineering

Prof. Kavi Mahesh
Ph.D (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Dr. Rajendra Hegadi
Associate Professor, HOD
Ph.D (Dr. M.G.R Research Institute)

Dr. Arun Chauhan
Asst. Professor
Ph.D (IIT Roorkee)

Dr. Neha Bharill
Asst. Professor
Ph.D (IIT Indore)

Dr. Goldina Ghosh
Asst. Professor
Ph.D (BIT Mesra-Ranchi)

Electronics and Communication Engineering

Dr. Jagadish D N
Asst. Professor, HOD
Ph.D (NITK- Surathkal)

Dr. Deepak K T
Asst. Professor
Ph.D (IIT-Guwahati)

Dr. Vinaya M M
Asst. Professor
Ph.D (IIT-Guwahati)

Mathematics, Sciences, and Humanities

Prof. S Basavarajappa
Ph.D (Anna University)

Dr. Lakshman Mahto
Asst. Professor
Ph.D (Mathematics)
IIT Mandi

Dr. Aswath Babu H
Asst. Professor
Ph.D (Physics)
IIT Kanpur
Post Doc from IIT Madras and Lund University, Sweden

Nine more faculties will be joining soon!!!


Architect’s Plan for IIIT-Dharwad Upcoming Campus

 The permanent campus of IIIT Dharwad is coming up in a 60 acre plot between the two cities of Hubballi and Dharwad. It is close to both cities and also the Hubballi Airport (UBX) yet away from all the traffic, noise and pollution. The location is indeed pristine,  right where the hills start on the way to Western Ghats. It is also the catchment area of river Shalmala that flows down to join Arabian Sea near Karwar.

  The Master Plan for IIIT-Dharwad ensures that the Institute will have a unique, modern, green, and smart IT campus. About 70% of the area will be left for greenery even after all the buildings are constructed at the end of four phases. Architect’s sketches of the Main Block and Academic Block along with a simulated 3D view of the hostels, faculty and staff residences and the entire campus are shown here. A natural water body is also planned to be developed at the NorthWest corner of the campus, which is also the lowest point in the plot.

The campus is expected to be ready and fully functional by 2020. It will have several modern features such as broadband WiFi both indoors and outdoors, IoT-based smart management of energy and water, an Open Air Theater with a view of the water body and surrounding greenery, etc.

Computer Science Engineering Laboratory

The Computer Science Lab is well equipped and connected through the network. Currently the department is offering  following subjects:

Data Structure and Algorithm, Data Base Management, Compiler Design and Construction, Operating System, Introduction to Programming Lab, Networking Lab, Java programming lab, Object oriented analysis and design lab, Data Analytics lab.

Electronics and Communication Engineering Laboratory

The Laboraotry is well equipped and connected through the network.Currently the department is offering following  subjects:

The laboratory in the department empowers the student to reinforce concept learning in the domains of :

Electronics, Microprocessor, Microcontrollers, Digital Electronics, Embedded systems, Control Systems, System Modeling and Programming, Digital signal processing, Field programmable gate arrays, Chip designing (VLSI), Speech Processing, Analog, Digital Communication, Wireless Communication, Sensors and Internet of things (IoT).

The Network

IIIT-Dharwad maintains the campus network backbone connectivity and internet connections on 24×7 basis. The IT Park has wired connectivity and also Wi-Fi Routers have been installed for benefit of students and faculty with a bandwidth of 10 Mbps (1:1) to start with.

IIIT-Dharwad provides the campus backbone services with Multi-Core OFC using 10 Mbps. It houses the 10 Mbps Internet connection to STPI, associated networking equipments and sufficient hardware to handle the critical backbone network services.

IIIT-Dharwad augments the academic departments’ needs through its own modest LAN of 60 nodes .The computers of IIIT-Dharwad are used to support Computational Practice Labs, General Purpose Learning & Internet access, & various co-curricular and other student activities.


IIIT Dharwad Central Library is innovative, user-focussed and aims to develop, organize, preserve and deliver information for the IIIT Dharwad community. IIIT Dharwad is explores and adopt new technologies to provide effective information services. Central Library manages knowledge both in Print and Digital Format & also it subscribes to Magazines, Journals & Newspapers. Library automation is under process.


Indian Institute of Information Technology Dharwad (IIIT-DWD) is a residential Institute. All students preferably have to stay in the hostel accommodation provided by the Institute. It helps to create a community environment and this promotes a group education culture. IIIT-DWD offers separate hostels for Boys and Girls. Located at Vidya Nagar, in the heart of Hubli city, near to IIIT Dharwad transit campus and well connected to trasit campus by public transport serveice. Hostels are equipped with 24×7 safety measures, along with other facilities such as WiFi, Mess, CCTV etc. Hostels are well maintained and kept neat and tidy by dedicated house keeping service.The hostels rooms are comfortable, offer home like environment and provided with all basic amenities for day to day use. Current hostel rooms are provided on twin/ triplet-sharing basis allocated on the basis of first come first serve basis.

Recreational/Extra Curricular activities:

Games and sports are not only important for success in studio but it is important for success in every walks of our life. IIIT Dharwad wishes that students perform the best in every field and hence provides its students with best facilities for sports and games as well. The campus has a fully modernized Aquatic Center for sports like Table Tennis, Cricket.

The Institute also encourages active participation of the students in sports especially through events like the General Championship and the prestigious annual Inter-IIIT Sports Meet. Inter IIIT sports meet is zealously organized every year in which brilliant athletes from each IIIT participate to make their institute proud. Just to give you an insight into the scale of the events.

Location and Accessibility:

How to Reach?

Hubballi is the commercial Hub of North Karnataka and is 425 KMS away from Bangalore and around 600 KMS from Mumbai

Distance in Kms from major cities


Distance in Kms

Approx. hrs for 
journey by bus


405 Kms

8 hrs


187 Kms

6 hrs


560 Kms

12 hrs

Bombay (Mumbai)


12 hrs



9 hrs

Connectivity by:

·         Rail : Overnight Journey by many Express Trains plying between Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mysore, and Bangalore

·         Air : Daily Flights from Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Goa, Kochi, Hyderabad and Bangalore by Air India and Indigo Airlines

·         Road : Overnight journey from Mumbai and Bangalore by many Govt and Pvt. Buses

Locate with help of Google Maps

Academic Programwise Seats breakup:
Institute CodeProgram CodeAcademic Program NameState/All India SeatsSeat PoolOPENOPEN-PwDSCSC-PwDSTST-PwDOBC-NCLOBC-NCL-PwDTotal(includes Female Supernumerary)
Seat Capacity Female Supernumerary
316 4110 Computer Science and Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 55 3 18 1 9 0 32 2 120
120 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
(including "0" Supernumerary)
316 4114 Electronics and Communication Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 27 2 9 0 5 0 16 1 60
60 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
(including "0" Supernumerary)
     Total Seats 82 5 27 1 14 0 48 3 180
180 0