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IITs & Its Establishment (1950 - 2017)

1 IIT Kharagpur 1951 10 IIT, Ropar 2008 18IIT, Palakkad 2015
2 IIT, Bombay 1958 11 IIT, Bhubaneswar 2008 19 IIT, Tirupati 2015
3 IIT, Kanpur 1959 12 IIT, Gandhinagar 2008 20 IIT, Bhilai 2016
4 IIT, Madras 1959 13 IIT, Hyderabad2008 21IIT, Goa 2016
5 IIT, Delhi 1961 14 IIT, Jodhpur 2008 22 IIT, Jammu 2016
6 IIT, Guwahati 1994 15 IIT, Patna 2008 23 IIT, Dharwad 2016
7 IIT, Roorkee 1847 16IIT, Indore 2009
8 IIT, BHU Varanasi 1919 17 IIT, Mandi 2009
9 IIT ISM Dhanbad 1926

In May 1950, the first in the series was established in Kharagpur at the site of the Hijli Detention Camp, where the British had incarcerated political prisoners, the institution was named the 'Indian Institute of Technology' before its formal inauguration on August 18, 1951.

Within a decade of the launch of the first IIT, four more were set up: IIT Bombay (1958), IIT Madras (1959), IIT Kanpur (1959), and IIT Delhi (1961).

Decades later, the sixth IIT was established in Guwahati (1994). India's first technical institute, set up in 1847 and known as the Thomson College of Engineering and subsequently the University of Roorkee, was ordained as the seventh IIT in September 2001.

In the year 2008, six new IITs were started: IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Patna, IIT Rajasthan, and IIT Ropar. This was followed by two more IITs in 2009: IIT Indore and IIT Mandi.

In 2012, Institute of Technology, BHU was designated the sixteenth IIT.

During the early years, the IITs benefited in varying degrees from material assistance and academic cooperation from developed countries - IIT Bombay from the Soviet Union, IIT Madras from Germany, IIT Kanpur from the United States, and IIT Delhi from the United Kingdom.

Over the years IITs have created world class educational platforms dynamically sustained through internationally recognized research based on excellent infrastructural facilities. The faculty and alumni of IITs have made huge impact in all sectors of society, both in India and abroad. The institutes are globally recognized as centres of academic excellence, and are reputed for the outstanding caliber of the students graduating from them.

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