In November 2016 IIT Hyderabad has 2065 students and 170 full time faculty. Of the 2069 students, more than half are post graduates; 612 Ph.D. and 476 M.Tech., M.Phil. and M.Des., and the rest 978 are undergraduates. IITH has 14 academic departments covering all areas of engineering, sciences, liberal arts and design; it has a virtual department referred to as Engineering Science -- a very novel concept. In Aug 2016, IITH graduated a total of 458 students, of which 44 were Ph.Ds.
Faculty and students of IITH are at the forefront of innovations: Academic innovations, and innovative research. IITH has had 1431 publications, 35 patents filed, and nearly 300 sponsored projects and consultancy projects. Nearly 80% faculty have funded projects. Moreover, IITH has strong industry collaboration – we collaborate with nearly 50 industries. IITH has nearly 275 crs in sanctioned research funding and nearly 15 crs of industrial research and consultancy. IITH has 115 laboratories for teaching, teaching plus research, and for only research. IITH has 9 research and entrepreneurship centers. IITH has MoUs with 40 universities in the USA, Japan, Australia, and Europe.
On the academic front also, IITH is surging ahead: We have B.Tech. programs in eight engineering departments, MSc in Physics, Chemistry and Math, M.Phil. in Liberal Arts, M.Des. in Design, and Ph.D. in all 13 departments. There is strong emphasis on interdisciplinary academics. IITH has implemented a very novel academic program, referred to as, Fractal Academics – the key idea is to atomize courses, provide breadth and depth, emphasize courses in liberal arts as well as creative arts, emphasize project work, and create an interactive learning ambience. In this approach the students will be well equipped to handle challenges of any job or challenges of post graduate research. IITH offers a Minor in Entrepreneurship to all students. Form last year a double major is available to all B.Tech. students -- i.e. a hardworking and enthusiastic student can get two B.Tech degrees. Students at IITH can enrich their knowledge by opting for a minor and/or an honors program. IITH is the only institution to offer DigiFab (3D-printing) to all first year students.
IITH is the first institute to start an executive M.Tech. program in Data Science for working professionals which is conducted live over internet video.
IITH has very active collaboration with Japan, and this collaboration is on all fronts – research, academics and infrastructure development. This is a unique collaboration which is helping propel IITH to be among the best in the world. At the infrastructure level, besides several academic buildings, Japanese architects have designed iconic structure to reflect the friendship between Japan and IIT Hyderabad – these are – Knowledge Center (library), Technology Incubation and Research Park, Convention Village, Guest House and Sports and Cultural Complex. As part of the Friendship Program, IITH and Japanese Universities have a very active student and faculty exchange program.
IIITH has launched its technology business incubator and six companies have been incubated.
IITH has had several visiting faculty from Japan, USA, France, and Canada who taught fractional credit courses or regular courses.
IITH is creating a unique holistic educational ecosystem that offers interactive learning, a highly, flexible academic structure, cutting edge research, strong industry collaboration, and entrepreneurship. It is providing an environment wherein students and faculty are not afraid to experiment and celebrate their ideas.