International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIIT HYDERABAD) - Admission 2020

Deemed to be University


Hyderabad, Telangana

Deemed to be University


Hyderabad, Telangana

IIIT Hyderabad Admission 2021 : Courses, Eligibility, Scholarships, Selection Basis

Updated On - April 27 2021 by Swagota Nandi

IIIT Hyderabad launches a special channel for Admission (SPEC) to Without JEE Main. is also known as the International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad was established in 1998. The Institute is a deemed to be university and is located in Hyderabad, Telangana State, India. It is is an autonomous university, founded as a not-for-profit public private partnership (N-PPP). The university is accrediated as Grade ‘A” by NAAC. The IIIT Hyderabd offers various Graduate and Postgraduate courses which are discussed below in this article.

Latest Update 

IIIT Hyderabad 2021 Application Form for SPEC. Apply Here.

IIIT Hyderabad Admission Highlights

The candidates can check the highlights of the International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad below in the table:

College NameIIIT Hyderbad (International Institute of Information Technology )
College TypeDeeemd to be University
NIRF Ranking38
Basic Admission CriteriaEntrance+Interview
Application ModeOnline
Name of Entrance

B.Tech: UGEE/JEE Main

Dual Degree (B.Tech+ M.S): UGEE/ Olympiad/KVPY

M.S/M.Tech/Ph.D.: PGEE

Entrance ModeOnline/Offline

IIIT Hyderabad Admission 2021 Via Special Channel

Candidates can read more about Special Channel in the pointers given beow:

  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad has announced a Special Channel of Admission (SPEC) for its two BTech programs.
  • This channel is aimed at identifying students with extraordinary talent or backgrounds.
  • Interested and eligible candidates can apply for 10 seats each in two B. Tech programs i.e., Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) and Computer Science and Engineering (CSE).
  • The application portal will remain active till 10 May 2021.
  • You need to register online and fill an application form to appear for the exam with a fee of Rs. 500/-
  • Candidates are required to be qualified students of CBSE Udaan or Integrated 6 year 12th+ B.Tech Program after 10th class.
  • The syllabus is based on 11 and 12 level of Physics, Maths, Chemistry (CBSE and most state syllabi).
  • Applicants in this mode need to appear for a computer-based entrance examination conducted by IIIT Hyderabad on 02 June 2021. The exam will test you on subject proficiency.
  • Candidates shortlisted from this exam will have to clear an interview to gain admission. The decision on final offer of admission is solely based on the interview performance.

IIIT Hyderabad Admission 2021 Schedule

The candidates can cehck the tentative dates for events of IIIT Hyderabad in the below table:

IIIT Hyderabad Admission 2021 Tentative Shedule
IIIT Hyderabad Admission through SPECtill 10 May
SPEC Examination02 June 2021
JEE Main Registration (January Session)04 November 2020 till 08 November 2020
JEE Main Exam (January Session)06 January 2021 to 11 January 2021
JEE Main Registration (April Session)07 February 2021 onwards
JEE Main Exam (April Session)03 April - 09 April 2021
UGEE Registration Starts10 February 2021
UGEE Exam26 April 2021
MSIT - Walkin Entrance Test03 October 2020 - 18 May 2021

Stay connected to know the admission process of the institute.

IIIT Hyderabad Admission 2021 for B.Tech

Please check the detailed information for courses in the below table:

Course NameSpecialisationEligibilitySelection Basis
B.TechComputer Science
  • Must have passed 10+2 from a recognised board/university.
  • Must have a scpre of 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in 12th.
JEE Main Score
Electronics and Communications Engineering. 
Through IIITH Test - Candidates who have qualified for UDAAN Scheme or those who have 6 years 12th + B.Tech integrated program are eligible to apply through this channel. 

IIIT Hyderabad Admission 2021(B.Tech & M.S By Research)

Check the detailed informations for & M.S below in the table:

Course NameSpecialisationEligibilitySelection Basis

B.Tech And M.S By Research

CSD – B.Tech (CSE) + MS By Research in CSE
ECD – B.Tech (ECE) + MS By Research in ECE
CLD – B.Tech (CSE) + MS By Research in Computational Linguistics
CND – B.Tech (CSE) + MS By Research in Computational Natural Sciences
CHD – B.Tech (CSE) + MS By Research in Computing and Human Science
  • Must have passed 10+2 from a recognised board/university.
  • Must have a scpre of 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in 12th.
IIIT Hyderabad Dual Degree Admission Process - Basic admission process for the Dual Degree program is entrance test followed by interview round. 
IIIT Hyderabad UGEE - This test has two sections Subject Proficiency Test and Research Aptitude Test. 
  • The first section is of 60 minutes while the second is of 120 minutes respectively. 
  • Application fee for UGEE is INR 2000/- 
  • Syllabus will be based on class 11th and 12th 

Through KVPY/Olympiad 

Applicants who are representing India for international olympiads like informatics, science, mathematics, physics or linguistics in class 11th or 12th are eligible. Also, KVPY rank holders till 5000 can apply. 

  • Top 100 KVPY rank holders among those who have applied will be considered for the interview round.
  • There will be an interview screening
  • Such Students needs to fill the application form
  • The application fee is Rs 1500/- 

Lateral Entry 

Candidates can apply for Lateral entry in core courses like CSD and ECD only. There will be a test conducted by the institute. 

  • Application fee for the test is Rs 2000/- 
  • Duration of LEEE is 180 Minutes.
  • Syllabus for CSD consists of Topics like General Aptitude, Discrete Maths, Digital Logic, C, Data Structures, Computer Organisations.
  • Syllabus for ECD consists of Topics like General Aptitude, Digital Logic, Circuit Theory and Networks, Electronic Devices and Circuits, Signals and Systems.
Note: There is lateral entry admissions for CSD and ECD only. For this, an entrance exam is conducted by the institute.

IIIT Hyderabad Admission 2021 for PG Courses

The applicants can check the detailed informations for IIIT Hyderabd PG Courses below:

Course NameSpecialisationEligibilitySelection Basis
MS by ResearchComputer Science and Engineering
  • Applicants having BE./B.Tech./ME/M.Tech. degree in the respective or relevant branch including CSE/ECE/EEE/Civil/ Biotechnology


  • Should hold B.Arch. or Master's degree in Science / Mathematics / Information Technology / Computers / MCA Programs. 
Postgraduate Entrance Examination (PGEE)
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computational Linguistics
IT in Building Science
Computational Natural Sciences
M.TechComputer Science and EngineeringCandidates holding B.Tech degree of equivalent are eligible to apply for these courses.
Computer Science and Information Security
Computer Aided Structural Engineering
PhDComputer Science and EngineeringMust hold a Master's degree or equivalent from a recognised board.
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computational Linguistics
Spatial Informatics
Computational Natural Sciences
IT in Building Science

Cognitive Science

Application Process for IIIT Hyderabd

Applications will be made availabe on the official website. Also, seeking candidates can check the admission process below in the points:

  • Visit the official Website "
  • Click on the “Courses” Tab
  • Choose the program and click on it. 
  • Now select the course from dropdown lists.
  • Click on the Application link
  • Register as a new user by providing email id and password and other details asked.
  • After registration login with the details asked
  • Enter the Academic and personal details
  • Upload the scanned images of photograph and signature
  • Pay the application fee through net banking / credit card / debit card.
IIIT Hyderabad Application Fee- Check the fee details below in the table:
CourseEntrance Exam NameFees
B.TechJEE MainsRs 650/- (For Boys) Rs 325/- (For Girls)
University TestRs 750/-
B.Tech + MS By ResearchUGEERs 2000/-
KVPY/OlympiadRs 1500/-
M.Tech/MSPGEERs 2000/-

The fees mentioned may change so please visit the official webiste for updates.

IIIT Hyderabad Scholarships

The institute provides financial assistance to meritorious students who to pursue higher education. Check the details below:

  1. Pratibha scholarship: The State Government offers this merit-cum-means scholarship. Students must be from Andhra Pradesh to avail of this scholarship. The annual family income should be within one lakh.
  2. IIIT-H special financial assistance scheme (ISFAS):
    • State Bank of India (IIIT branch) guarantees a SBI Scholar student loan to anyone who secures admission at IIITH for up to 20 lakhs (without the need for any security). This can be availed even if the applicant’s family has other existing loans. The loan is provided to the candidates for better future.

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