The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad is an autonomous statutory organization functioning within the Institute of Technology Act. The fifteen IITs (others being at Hyderabad,Kharagpur, Kanpur, New Delhi, Mumbai, Guwahati, Roorkee,Gandhinagar,Bhubaneswar,Ropar,Patna,Jodhpur,Indore and Mandi) are administered centrally by the IITs' Council, an apex body established by the Government of India. The Minister of Human Resource & Development, Government of India, is the Chairman of the Council. Each Institute has a Board of Governors (BoGs) responsible for its overall administration and control.
The Senate comprising all professors of the Institute decides the academic policy of the Institute. It controls and approves the curriculum, courses, examinations and results. It appoints committees to look into specific academic matters arising from time to time. The teaching, training and research activities of various departments of the Institute are periodically reviewed to improve facilities and maintain standards. The Director of the Institute is the ex-officio Chairman of the Senate.