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Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad (IIT Dharwad) is an autonomous premier engineering and technology university located in Dharwad. The new Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Dharwad would start functioning from July, 2016 in a temporary campus housed at Water and Land Management Institute (WALMI) in Belur village on the outskirts of Dharwad city. For the academic year 2016-2017, it will offer B.Tech courses in three core branches namely Electrical, Computer Science and Mechanical.

As part of the mentorship plan, IIT-Bombay would be the mentor for IIT-Dharwad. The HRD Ministry had set up an IIT monitoring cell at IIT-Bombay and the committee members had been designated as officials on special duty to supervise the process of setting up IIT-Dharwad.

Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad (IIT Dharwad) is located at the outskirts of the twin cities of Hubballi-Dharwad in the north of Karnataka. This picturesque place is located between the Western Ghats (Malenadu) and the deccan Planes (Bayalu Seeme). Accordingly, Dharwad derives its name from the Sanskrit word “DWARAWATA”. The twin cities are well known for their culture, literature and the Indian freedom movement. The historic fort of Kittur, where Rani Chennamma fought the British in 1824, is just 20 kilometers from the IIT Dharwad campus.

Mentored by IIT Bombay, the academic activities of IIT Dharwad are well tuned to bring out the best in every student.


The Institute offers three undergraduate (B. Tech.) programs in engineering. IIT Dharwad follows a semester system. An academic year (July-April) consists of two semesters, each of approximately 16 weeks duration. The first semester begins in the last week of July and ends by the last week of November. The second semester starts in the first week of January and ends by the last week of April. In each of the two semesters of the first year, a student is required to register for the relevant courses listed in the curriculum for that semester.

The Institute follows a credit system. Credits are allotted to various courses depending upon the number of lectures, tutorials and laboratory hours per week. The student’s performance in a course is continuously evaluated throughout the semester and culminates in the award of a Grade on a 10- point scale. Performance in a semester is evaluated in terms of the weighted average of grade points secured in all the courses registered in that semester, which is known as Semester Performance Index (SPI). A Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) is the weighted average of the grade points obtained in all the courses registered by the student since the time of joining the Institute.

To students admitted through JEE (Advanced) 2016, IIT Dharwad offers the B.Tech. undergraduate program. The B.Tech. programs consist of eight semesters spread over four years. During the first semester all branches will have a common curriculum.

Courses Offered:

  • B.Tech - Computer Science and Engineering
  • B.Tech - Electrical Engineering
  • B.Tech - Mechanical Engineering

Contact Details:

IIT Dharwad, WALMI Campus
Belur Industrial Area, Near High Court, PB Road
Karnataka, India

Contact Person: Prof. Shiva Prasad (Professor in Charge)

Email: pic.newiitmc@iitb.ac.in, shiva.pd@gmail.com


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