A very warm greeting from Indian Institute of Information Technology, Nagpur.
I, Dr. O.G. Kakde, am fortunate to have an opportunity to get associated with IIIT, Nagpur as its Founder Director. I joined this coveted Institution of National Importance on 26th June 2018 and have witnessed its phenomenal growth since then.
When I look back, I could see the transformation happened in last few years from the humble start of IIIT, Nagpur in the Makeshift Campus to state-of-the-art sprawling 100 Acres Permanent Campus consisting of Air-Conditioned Class Rooms & Laboratories and soothing exteriors. It is true that full development of the campus is a long process and will take time. But I hope that in next few years the Campus shall be rated at par with any other Centrally Funded Institution.
From meagre 48 students in 2016-17 to more than 1400 students in 2022-23 and expected strength of 1800 students in 2023-24, the Institute has come a long way. The popularity of IIIT, Nagpur is rising amongst the students due to its Interdisciplinary Academic Curriculum. Students are offered a number of interesting combinations of minor / major courses which provide them an opportunity to get exposure to interdisciplinary subjects. Further, the Institute encourages its students for extra-curricular activities through various institute / national level events.
The Institute is attracting a large number of coveted companies on campus and provides one of the most promising placements and internships. The Institute is having one of the best Placement Records.
The faculties are also research oriented and believes in strong Academic-Industry Collaboration. They are engaged in Sponsored Research Projects, Workshops/Seminars, and Consultancy Projects. The Institute has established an Institute Innovation Cell (IIC) to foster the culture of innovation and start-up ecosystem in the Institute. The Institute has already signed a number of Memorandum of Understandings with various Organizations/Institutions for undertaking need-based research.
I sincerely feel that the overall experience of the students / faculties / staff at IIIT, Nagpur shall be a fulfilling experience and the Institute shall scale new heights in the coming years.
Dr. O. G. Kakde