Inventions and innovations are key words on which the foundation of IIT Hyderabad is based. These are also key drivers for the vision of IIT Hyderabad. Our endeavor is to create an institute that will provide a space for free and uninhibited thinking, a space where faculty and students can experiment with novel ideas without the fear of failure. It is our firm belief that such an ambience will foster highest level of research: blue sky research as well as developmental research leading to proof of concepts and prototypes.

IIT Hyderabad started functioning from August 2008 form its temporary campus located in Ordnance Factory, Medak district. In its first year IITH had B.Tech. programs in Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering; with total student strength of 111. Keeping its thrust on research, the Ph.D. program was started in January 2009, M.Tech. program in August 2009 and the M.Sc program in August 2010. Since 2009, our maximum effort has targeted capacity building – particularly faculty recruitment. In August 2011, had 68 faculty members in 11 departments – more are likely to join soon and the number will grow rapidly.

IIT Hyderabad has active collaboration with Japan. This involves joint research projects, exchange of faculty and students, and in future some infrastructure development on the main campus. In its endeavor to have global collaborations IITH has MoUs with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta. We are in the process of signing MoUs with several other universities in US and Japan.

JENESYS (Japan - East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths), is a government of Japan initiative, with an aim to deepen the mutual understanding among the youth of the East Asian countries who will be the leaders of the next generation. IITH was included in the JENESYS 2009 -2010 program. From the 35 students who applied for the summer internship, 4 undergraduates and 1 Ph.D. student were shortlisted and were asked to make presentations on their respective research proposals. As part of the collaboration with the Japanese Government and IIT Hyderabad, the University of Tokyo in association with Mori Seki Company Limited, Japan, offered the prestigious TODAI Scholarships to undergraduate students of IIT Hyderabad. As part of the agreement, in this academic year 2008-09, ten IITH students who joined the Institute in August 2008 received these scholarships (each of about Rs.1, 00,000). As a special gesture, the ten scholarships will continue for this FIRST batch of undergraduate students, throughout their four years of the BTech program. The mission of IIT Hyderabad's Student Activities Program is to complement the Institute's academic programs and to enhance the overall educational experiences of students through development of, exposure to, and participation in social, multicultural, intellectual, recreational, and other leadership activities.

IIT Hyderabad will always strive to offer an innovative environment to realize the dreams of its faculty and students for higher knowledge, dreams for scientific discovery, and for technology creation. To be recognized as ideators and leaders in higher education and research, and to develop human power with creativity, technology and passion for the betterment of India and humankind.

2 years M.Sc. programme in Chemistry and Physics

Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry is actively conducting research in cutting-edge areas of Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, as well as fulfilling the needs of the undergraduate program of IIT Hyderabad. At present, there are twenty two research scholars in the department, pursuing PhD, and seven students who are enrolled in the two year MSc program; they are mentored by six faculty members. The department also has several sponsored projects in diverse areas of Chemistry.

The Department, has state of the art research facilities that include, a 400 MHz NMR, a BET analyser, TOC- & CHN- analysers, UV-Visible, FTIR, Fluorescence/lifetime and Raman spectrometers, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Atomic Force Microscopy (with conductive, electrostatic force, magnetic force, surface potential, nanolithography modes), Differential Thermal Analysis & Thermo Gravimetric Analysis, Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometer, HPLC, Glove Boxes, Photocatalytic Reactor, Chemisorption Apparatus, Microwave Synthesizer, Spectroelectrochemical Workstation, High Temperature Furnaces and many such sophisticated set-ups. The department is also equipped with necessary infrastructure, for carrying out wet chemical syntheses or related experimentation, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The curriculum of the M.Sc. Chemistry program includes a mix of core courses and elective courses in advanced subjects. The courses have been drafted in such a manner, that they imbibe the best of fundamental and advanced areas of chemistry. M.Sc. students have laboratory courses in Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry in the first two semesters. In third and fourth semesters, the MSc students will undertake mandatory research project, and they will be exposed to latest instrumentation methods and synthetic approaches, which will enable them to adapt to any innovative research or educational program with considerable ease and dexterity. Our aim is to produce highly sought after and knowledgeable graduates for pursuing careers with academia, industry and government.

Department of Physics

The Department of Physics currently has six faculty members. Two more members are expected to join by the end of 2011. At present, the department offers a 4 semester M. Sc course in Physics and has vibrant Ph. D program. Currently the active research areas of the department include theoretical and experimental research in Condensed Matter Physics, Particle Physics, Statistical Mechanics, Bio-Physics. Computational Material Science, Superconductivity, Functional Materials, MEMS, Sensors, Flavour Physics, Astro-Particle Physics, Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics are some of the areas of expertise available at the Department. Though young the department already has a fully functional Advanced Functional Materials Laboratory (AFML) and MEMS & Micro-Nanosystem Laboratory (MMNL), apart from excellent Laboratories for B. Tech and M. Sc. Physics (for both teaching and research). Currently there are 5 students pursuing their Ph.D. degree in different areas. The Department’s vision is to have active research groups in all the fundamental, applied and inter-disciplinary research areas in Physics and have a teaching program with significant research component.>

Fee Structure

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One time Fees



Deposits (refundable)



Semester Fee


5000/- (SC/ST)


Hostel Fee



Medical Insurance

600/- (p. a.)

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