The Foundation Stone of was laid by President Abdul Kalam in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, IT Minister Surya Narayan Patro and Chief Secretary Subhas Pani
IIIT Bhubaneswar owes its origins to the initiative of the Government Odisha. It is a result of the desire of the Government to establish a world class institute of Information Technology in the state. The Institute has been registered as a society in Nov 2006. In January 2014, the Institute is converted to a University by the Government of Odisha.
There is misconception that IIIT Bhubaneswar is a Institute promoted in PPP mode by the Government. The Institute is fully owned by the Government of Odisha. The Information Technology Department is the controlling Department. The Government provides funds for the Infrastructure creation. However, the Institute has to earn its Revenue Expenditure. This is the model in all State Government promoted IIITs in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi. The Institute enjoys academic, financial and administrative autonomy by the powers invested through the IIIT Bhubaneswar act. IIIT aspires to be a national Institute in line with its Peer Institutes.
The Management of the institute is in the hands of a Governing Body, consisting of representatives from the Government of Odisha, Leaders from the IT industry and eminent educationists. Currently, the Chairman of the Institute is the Chief Secretary of the Government of Odisha.
IIIT-Bhubaneswar has its focus on quality and rigorous education, quality resource, academic infrastructure, technology and innovation. These initiatives have helped IIIT-Bhubaneswar achieve pre-eminence in India and beyond.
The Institute is committed to the entire value chain of knowledge creation, diffusion and preservation to meet the challenges of the century. The Institute will borrow best practices in education delivery systems, research and consulting practices. Leveraging technology to bring about next generation of practices will be a key to this strategy.
The Institute is dedicated to creating a community of students, faculty and scholars with passion for learning, creativity, innovation in all aspects of academic pursuit.
The Institute will cultivate values of Honesty and transparency, Respect for the Individual, Commitment to quality and high standards, passion for performance and sensitivity to social and ethical issues.