IIT vs IIIT

A comparison between IIT and IIIT(Hyderabad)

This post is for those who want to get some idea of the two type institutes and esp for those who have got a rank in both but are confused to make a choice.

What do you want in future?

  1. A job paying much more than the average industry.(Preferred by most)
  2. Go for an MBA(But still want your options open in an industry).(Second choice)
  3. Go for higher studies in your field.

Now what should you choose when you have a rank in JEE, a confirm seat in IIIT-H or a seat in NIT.

Again, lets see what you are getting

  1. A CS/electronics in IIT, CS in IIIT-H (IIIT-H has CSE and ECE)(This is least probable for you cos if you have this then you probabaly wouldn't have bothered to search,)
  2. A non-CS and non-electronics in IIT, CS in IIIT-H

With a rank in JEE which couldn't fetch you CS/ECE, go for IIIT-H. IIIT-H has a brand in CS which can not be compared with that in IIT-B,IIT-D or IIT-K, but is comparable to the others(REE/Kgp/Guwahati) and might be better than them in many cases.

With IT emerging, most of the jobs which the chemical/mechanical/civil/others students get are in Infosys/Wipro/TCS etc which don't pay as high as an MNC does. So being a CS student does matters. A CS from IIIT is much better than non-CS/ECE from IIT from that perspective.

On the other hand if you want to pursue higher studies, like an MBA or Masters(in your subject) in a Foreign University then go for IIT. IIT has a brand image out there in foreign universities(which IIIT still lacks) and it definitely helps. If you are more likely to end up completing your masters from India then it doesnt matter what place you did your bachelors be it IIT or IIIT.(What matters is your performance in the graduation college and your score and interview in the Master's entrance).

All in all I will rank the items in order here –

  1. IIT – if you are getting CS or ECE.
  2. IIIT-H – if you are not getting CS or ECE and even if you are getting CS in any NIT.
  3. IIT brand is more powerful than IIIT-H but having only a more-branded name on you need not make you more in demand.
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30 thoughts on “IIT vs IIIT

  1. I swear that CS in IIIT Hyderabad is better than any of the IIT’s. IIIT-H is a research institute.If you do not believe me compare the knowledge and skills of a IIIT student and IIT student.You see any website related to computers ( especially prog constests) IIIT-H ranks better.

  2. Yes…iit’s are better once…because of reservations the institute is definitely coming down…..IIT students get more calls to foreign universities because of the fame they have….IIIT-H was established just 6 years ago….IIT’s are from minimum of 50 years….But in the near future I think there will be a very tuff competition between IIT’s and IIIT-H.

  3. well iiit hyderabad is going to give a very tough competition iit. In the present scenario status of iit is getting abysmal and with the opening of 11 more iit surely being an iitan is not a matter of proud iit is losing its lustre and brand is all about to shun ……..so in the coming future iiit h is going to be a well renowned and distinguish brand will be recognized across the globe .I came to know IIIT H after interacting with iiitans in internship in banglore their depth and understanding is at par with me (cs topper iit d).IIIT H is a cynosure in research field and has its students among the world best university and IIM’s.
    myself iit d cs student,at present working in amazon ,hyderabad.
    cheers !!

  4. pls help me… I’m really very confused…
    Acc. to my ranks i’m getting CSE at IIIT-Hyderabad, some very ok courses at IIT Kgp, Roorkee, Guwahati etc…(like metallurgy, M.Sc., Biotech etc…)
    and CSE at BITS Pilani…
    I’m very confused, what do u suggest…

    P.S. i’m quite interested in CSE…

  5. Believe me IIIT Hyderabad is one of the best academic institutes in the country for CS comparable to the IITs better than BITS Pilani.

    Myself IIIT-H CS student

    • one of the posts in the above discussion says<> i am not gettting IIT but BITS PILANI and IIIT H __ CS in both..

      so i would like to know which has greater brand image out of IIIT and BITS as i wish to pursue higher studies in a foreign university…?

  6. one of the posts in the above discussion says-“if you want to pursue higher studies, like an MBA or Masters(in your subject) in a Foreign University then go for IIT. IIT has a brand image out there in foreign universities(which IIIT still lacks)” i am not gettting IIT but BITS PILANI and IIIT H __ CS in both..

    so i would like to know which has greater brand image out of IIIT and BITS as i wish to pursue higher studies in a foreign university…?

  7. Abhishek……i would suggest u to take CSE in IIIT becoz CSE in IIITH is far better than even some of the IIT’s ….myself a student of BITS pilani(cse) recommened u to take CSE in IIITH…….all the best

  8. IITs r the best in the country and nothing is comparable with that…Compared to IIT Delhi CS IIIT Hyerbad is not good…I am masters student in IIT Delhi and i assert it…

  9. I want to do a 6 month research intern….which is better IIT or IIIT-H..I am getting an area of my interest in IIIT but a diff area in IIT…..which one should i opt for? Is it worth compromising my interest 4 d brand name?

  10. IIIT-H cse is really a gr8 insti,my smaller bro is studying there,and im an IIT-Roorkee cse alumni,i was completely amazed by his in-depth knowledge of the subject and his programming skills; IIITH cse has a high quality curriculum,best in the country which focuses on research(much more than IIT’s)and i can safely bet that stucents in IIITH students are on par wid the best students in the iits.

  11. sir,
    I have been allotted Chemical eng 4 yr roorkee in first round of counselling,C.S.E. in IIIT-h and also hope to get C.S.E. in BITS . Which one is better ? Please suggest.

  12. ‘all that gliter is not gold ‘.After getting 50% of reservation stuff, faculty,atmosphere and strategies are failed to work up to that level which was IIT’s were knowned.remaining 50% are also effected by the stuff present here or they entered through cramming.IIIT’s are really workig hard and produsing good result as purly based on merit. Truly dedicated ,experienced and knowlegible team working with a good stuff.

    • ‘all that gliter is not gold ‘.After getting 50% of reservation stuff, faculty,atmosphere and strategies are failed to work up to that level which was IIT’s were known.remaining 50% are also effected by the stuff present here or they entered through cramming.IIIT Hyderabad is really workig hard and producing good result as purly based on merit. Truly dedicated ,experienced and knowlegible team working with a good stuff.IIITian are AHEAD in knowledge with IITians.Now a days it has a very good brand image out there in foreign universities too .

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