Established in 1999, as a center of excellence in Information Technology and allied areas. Institute was conferred the Deemed University status by Govt. of India in the year 2000.
With an enduring dedication to the pursuit of excellence, IIIT-A offers unparalleled students experiences across a broad spectrum of academic environment.
The range of research activities at IIIT-A is broad and deep. IIIT-A scholars conduct in research in variety of fields and seek to expand human knowledge through innovation and insight.
Our students have been selected on an all India basis and are the top 0.5% of the nation's talent pool. The students are mosaic of innovation, brilliance and sincerity with a zeal for making their mark in the world.
Living and learning are intimately interwined at IIIT-A. Extra-curricular programmes, organizations, performances, forums and athletics beckon students, faculty and staff as well as neighbours from the communities around us.
Following the directives of the Hon’ble president of India and the visitor of IIIT-Allahabad, Prof G C Nandi, the senior most Professor and an internationally acclaimed professor and researcher took over the directorship of IIIT-Allahabad from 25-07-2016.
Prof Nandi has great academic vision which he has demonstrated time and again and which he had acquired in working with three of the greatest countries of the world, USA, Russia and China.
Prof Nandi obtained a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur in 1984 and a Master’s degree from Jadavpur University, Calcutta in 1986.
He did his Ph.D in the Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia (1992) and post doctoral research in the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University, USA ( 1994-1995) where he was also a visiting faculty in the Institute for Software Research during 2010-2011. He was also a postdoctoral fellow in the Chinese University at Hong Kong (CHUK), PRC during 1997-1998.
Prof Nandi has received several academic awards such as the National Scholarship by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India, Doctoral Fellowship by External Scholarship Division, MHRD, Govt. of India, Postdoctoral Fellowship awarded by The CHUK, Hong Kong, Indo –Swiss Joint Research Award, March 1, 2005- June 30, 2006, Visiting Professorship, 2010-2011 awarded by the institute of Software Research, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University, USA and Visiting Professorship, Summer 2007 & 2013 by EPFL University, Switzerland.
He is a senior member of ACM, USA and IEEE, USA as well as the founder chairman of ACM-IIIT-Allahabad Professional Chapter, (2009-2010). He is also the founder chairperson of UP IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Chapter (2014-2015).