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

About IIIT Bhubaneswar

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.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be an unique institute imparting education, training, research, and consulting in technology and related fields to develop human resources who will lead the economy and the society in the coming decades.

Our Mission

The mission of IIIT is to be a knowledge seeking Institution of higher learning that will educate students in technology and other disciplines of scholarship. The Institute will work closely with the Industry and other users of the technology to develop and deliver technological solutions to enhance their competitive position.

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.


Time Line


29-11-2006: The-then President Abdul Kalam Lays the foundation Stone at Gothapatna

01-02-2008: Masters Programmes in CSE starts

30-06-2009: First Batch of M.Tech. Students Graduate

25-08-2009: The Institute shifts to its campus in Gothapatna

05-09-2009: B.Tech. Programmes in 4 disciplines start

30-06-2013: First Batch of B.Tech Students Graduate

26-Aug-2013: Odisha Assembly Passes the IIIT Bhubaneswar bill

20-Jan-2014: Odisha Government Notifies IIIT Bhubaneswar as an university