IIIT Hyderabad 2013 Frequently asked Questions :
Q1: I have received admission in IITs. Why should I consider joining IIIT Hyderabad?
IIIT Hyderabad UG programme is unique in the country.
(1) It provides research opportunities, even to a UG student, not available anywhere else in the country. Many UG students are able to publish papers in international conferences. Some even visit abroad for working with partnerresearch groups while still a UG student.
(2) It has a modern and flexible curriculum which allows a student to tailor it to his/her requirements.
(3) Infrastructure is extremely good in academics as well as in hostels and student life.
So, if you want to achieve your dreams, of creating new technologies or do cutting edge research, come to IIIT Hyderabad.
Q2: Why should I join the 5-year dual degree programme? In the 4-year programme, I finish one year early.
5-year dual degree programme prepares you for research and jobs in your area of interest are likely to come up in large numbers as more R&D companies start their operations. It also prepares you for higher studies, if you wish to pursue PhD in India or abroad.
The programme takes one extra year, but then you get two degrees B.Tech. and Masters. Normally, M.Tech. requires two years beyond B.Tech. The fifth year is expected to be fully supported, if your academic performancebeen satisfactory and availability of funded projects in your area of research. You are also likely to get financial support in the form of teaching assistantships in the earlier years when you assist in teaching or work in funded research projects.
Q3: What are some of the areas in which UG students can do research?
Robotics, wireless communication, speech processing, machine translation, search engines, computer vision, pattern recognition, databases, data mining, VLSI, embedded systems, bio-informatics. More information here.
Q4: What is the eligiblity to get into any of the above programs?
Dual Degree program is a premium program and should be a first choice to the best rankers in AIEEE exam. In just five years you get two degrees and best of the opportunities for work and studies.
Q5: Is branch change allowed?
Branch change is allowed between CSE and ECE after 1st year, subject to the condition that the total numbers in each branch are within 10% (plus or minus) of sanctioned strength.
Change between 4-year and dual degree is not permitted.
Q6: IIIT fee is higher than the fee at IITs or NITs. Why?
IIIT offers high quality infra-structure. It has modern well-kept living facilities. It also has one of the highest bandwidth availability per student. It has a highly qualified research oriented faculty with research centres. All this costs money. Most importantly IIIT does not run on annual Government grants. This allows complete autonomy and high academic standards, but does result in a slightly higher fee. However, financial assistance is available.
Q7: I am not able to pay the fee. Is any financial assistance available?
A number of sources are there for providing assistance.
(1) Many banks sanction educational loans with easy repayment terms after you graduate. Loan which might seem large at this point in time is actually very small when you start earning. Placement record shows that you can repay the loan very easily.
(2) There are merit-cum-means scholarships offered by the State Governments such as Pratibha Scholarship by the AP Government. These are available to IIIT students who come from AP and whose parent’s annual income is within one lakh. Check for similar scholarships with your own state Government or other similar sources.
Q8: How are the on campus placement opportunities?
A detailed report on placements can be found here.
Q9: Is there a hostel facility on campus? What about the other facilities?
Yes,IIIT-H is a residential Institute and it is compulsory for all students to stay on-campus. Separate hostels for boys and girls are available on-campus with basic facilities. Hostels are completely networked with Internet facility. UG1 students are not provided network facility in their hostel rooms. However, they have access to internet in common labs during day time.
You can read about the institute’s infrastructure here.
Q10: How is Hyderabad climate?
Hyderabad has a pleasant salubrious climate. It is dry, so even when it is hot under the sun, it is pleasant under the shade. It has two hot months (April and May) and even in those months there is no loo (hot wind), and evenings become pleasant. As soon as the monsoons arrive (approximately 7th June) Hyderabad becomes like an “air conditioned” city and not hot and muggy like other cities. Winters are mild with temperature rarely going below 12 degrees Centigrade at night. (Hyderabad is at an attitude of 500 m so its climate is different from rest of the Andhra climate.)
Q11: What kind of city is Hyderabad? What does it have to offer?
Hyderabad is a large metropolis (5th largest city of India) with the old world charm. It is a favoured destination of software industry in India and a large cosmopolitan city with interesting eating places, shopping areas, theatres, visibly present film industries, etc. However, it retains a personal touch of a small town. People are helpful and laid back, and surprisingly autorickshaw drivers do not “take you for a ride” unncessarily. Culturally it is active with heritage walks, monuments that invite you, painting exhibitions, Hindustani and Carnatic music.
Q12: Where is IIIT-H located in Hyderabad? What facilities are available in its vicinity?
IIIT is located in Gachibowli with a largely self contained campus. Most of your needs will be satisfied with in the campus: hostel, mess, canteen, stationery shop, weekly film shows, etc. There is a nearby market within a kilo metre from campus where items of personal need are available. IIIT is about 15 km from centre of the city but well connected with buses and shared minitaxies (tempoes). Gachibowli is a fast developing area in which several new software companies are building their campuses including Infosys, Wipro, Microsoft and others. As a result, many new facilities are coming up in the area. However, you will be busy with academic activities, and will go out relatively infrequently.
Q13: Do I have to fill or buy IIIT Hyderabad form for admission?
The admission to IIIT is through institute portals. Kindly check here for the details of filling application form and paying the application fees.
Q14: Is IIIT, Hyderabad participating in AIEEE-2011?
International Institute of Information Technology,Hyderabad is not participating in CCB counseling (AIEEE-2011). IIIT, Hyderabad offers B.Tech. admissions through Institute portal using AIEEE 2012 ranks.
Q15: I have heard all the students in the first year will be required to purchase laptop in the first year. Should I purchase now?
Yes, You are required to purchase laptop at the start of first semester. It is better if you come with the laptop at the time admission. Those of you who are unable to buy laptop before coming here help will be provided to buy it in IIIT-H campus.
Q16: Is there a Dual Degree Program for ECE students?
Yes, there is. It has the same chracteristics as Dual Degree Program for ECE students in terms of requirements and objectives.
Q17: How is the Dual Degree Program different from the B.Tech one?
A detailed information can be found here.
Q18: What is it in there for me in the Dual Degree Program?
Lot of fun in doing cutting edge research in a specific stream. Opportunities to do internships in best of places. Ability to join Research Exchange Program. A detailed information can be found here.
Q19: When does one have to choose the field of specialisation for the Dual Degree Program?
At the end of second year.
Q20: What are Trans-disciplinary dual-degree programmes?Should I join them?
Institute offers trans-disciplinary programmes leading to dual-degrees:
B.Tech in Computer Science and MS in ‘X’, where ‘X’ stands for one of the following:
Computational Natural Science
Computational Linguistics, or
This will allow students to pursue new areas along with a strong computational background. Major breakthroughs in research are likely to come from such trans-disciplinary research.
Q21: I have paid on-line through debit/credit card. How do I verify if payment was successful?
Please ask your bank if amount is deducted from your credit card / debit card account. If amount is deducted then payment was successful. If you do not click anywhere on the screen while the bank website is redirecting to IIIT website after successful on-line payment, then you will see confirmation message on screen and you would also receive email with payment successful message. In case you have not received an email but the amount is deducted from your account, please send an email to ‘email@example.com’ with transaction ID, Bank account no., Date/Time of trasaction, Transaction amount, your name, email address, etc. details. We will try to confirm within 7 working days whether we have received the payment.
Q22:Will I receive confirmation if I send form by post / courier?
If you have specified correct email address in application form for phase-I then you should receive email confirmation about registration. We also send postal confirmation to all applicants who have filled application phase-I form through post.
Q23: 12th marks have not been announced for my board. What should I do?
Please leave the fields blank where 12th marks details are asked in phase I form if your results are not yet announced. You can fill these details in phase II form.
Q24. I have not received any confirmation email after completing phase I. What should I do?
Please check SPAM folder or bulk email folder for the confirmation email. Since such emails are generated automatically they very often go to SPAM or bulk mail folders. In case you can’t find the email and the amount got deducted from your debit/credit card account then please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with transaction ID, Bank account no., Date/Time of trasaction, Transaction amount, your name, email address, etc. details and we will reply to you within 7 working days.
Q25. Is there any SC/ST/BC, women, physically challenged etc. quota for IIIT admissions?
No, there is no SC/ST/BC, women, physically challenged etc. quota or reservation of any kind for IIIT admissions. All admissions are strictly merit based and in open category.
Q26. Will IIT JEE Advanced rank be considered along with JEE Main rank for admission?
No, we only consider AIEEE ranks for regular admissions. There is however a provision for admissions based on Olympiads, NTSE or KVPY etc. Further, for students from Arts, Social Sciences and Humanitites with Mathematics there are opportunities to pursue Dual Degree Computational Linguistics or Exact Humanities. Please read here for more information on admissions based on these criteria.
Q27. If I apply for admission, does that guarantee that a seat is reserved for me?
No, Completing application phases does not guarantee that a seat is reserved for you. Allocation of seat will depend on number of people who have better AIEEE All India Rank (AIR) then yours.
Q28. I paid the registration fee of Rs. 1400 / 1200 more than once, shall i get the refund?
Yes, Please send us the receipt number or transaction id of trasaction made for registration fee to email@example.com. Refund will be made on verification of the receipt.
Q29. Is there any internal sliding possible once we join the institute?
There will be no internal sliding after you join the institute. For four year/five year B.Tech/Dual degree programs in CSE and ECE, a branch change is possible according to institute rules after first year. For other five year dual
degree programs in Computational Natural Sciences, Computational Linguistics, and Exact Humanities, as they are special programs, no branch change is allowed.
So you should opt for these programs only if you are really interested in them. Your opting for programs without a serious intent to join deprives another candidate of the seat, as there would be no more rounds.
Q30. There seem to be lot more seats vacant in dual degree programs. Why is it so?
Based on the number of cancellation or acceptance rates in the recent rounds, we make an estimate, and over allot seats for the programs where there are vacancies.
The over allocation percentage over the sanctioned number of seats for the programs are:
Four year B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering : 2%
Four Year B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering: 2%
Five Year B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering – Dual Degree: 10%
Five Year B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering – Dual Degree: 40%
Five Year B.Tech in Computer Science and MS in Computational Natural Sciences: 33%
Programme Sanctioned Numbers Overbooking Numbers
CSE 80 82 (Revised, 2% Overbooking)
ECE 50 51 (Revised, 2% Overbooking)
CSD 35 39 (Revised, 10% Overbooking)
ECD 25 35 (Revised, 40% Overbooking )
CND 15 20
Q31. I have been allotted a seat in earlier rounds and have accepted it, can I opt for another program?
Yes, you can. If you are given another program previous seat allotment is canceled and is made available for other candidates. If you are not allotted any of your choices, the existing allotment remains. So, unless you are really sure that you want another program do not opt for it, as you will not be able change it back to your existing allotment.
Q32. What are opening and closing AIEEE (JEE Main), AIR Ranks in 2011(branch wise)?
Programmes Opening Rank Closing Rank
B.Tech CSE 84 3110
B.Tech CSD 3199 4459
B.Tech ECE 803 4787
B.Tech ECD 3416 5626
B.Tech CND 3363 5688
Q33. What are the stipulated number of seats offered under each mode of admissions?
UG Admissions through AIEEE-2012 – Stipulated Number (Over booking) of Seats 265
UG Admissions through Entrance Exam and Interview – 2012 – Stipulated No. of Seats 30
UG Direct Admissions for Students of Abroad (DASA – 2011)-Stipulated Number of Seats 20
UG Admissions through NTSE, Olympiad, KVPY-Stipulated Number of Seats-20
Q34. What are IIIT Hyderabad placement details for the year 2012?
Below are program wise statistics in Placement 2012 (Average Salary).
B Tech (CSE) = Rs.10.49 lac (Domestic);
B Tech (ECE) = Rs.7.8 lac
Offshore Companies = $ 97,700
MS by Research (CSE) = Rs.10.73 lac
MS by Research (ECE) = Rs.6.5 lac
MS by Research (Bioinformatics) = Rs.4.42 lac
M Tech (CSE) = Rs.10.98 lac
M Tech (CSIS) = Rs.8.34 lac
M Tech (CL) = Rs.8.5 lac
M Tech (VLSI) = Rs.9.17 lac
M Tech (Bioinformatics) = Rs.3.47 lac
M Tech (CASE) = Rs.4.43 lac
For more details check this link : http://www.iiit.ac.in/placements/placement2012/
Q35. Which category of +2 can apply for CLD/EHD programme?
1. Science with mathematics can apply
2. Social sciences with mathematics (for example Economics with mathematics)
3. Any arts (like dance, drama, music) with mathematics
In case there are large number of applicants short listed applicants will be called for written test and interview.