Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad is a public university located in Jhalwa, Allahabad, in Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the nineteen Indian Institutes of Information Technology listed by the Ministry of Education.
The Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad (IIIT-A) was established in 1999, as a center of excellence in Information Technology (IT) and allied areas. The institute was conferred the "Deemed University" status by the Government of India in the year 2000. It was declared as an “Institute of National Importance” by the Act of the Parliament, Govt. of India in 2014. The Institute has been conceived to develop professional expertise and skilled manpower in IT and areas of allied research. As an apex institute in the area of IT, IIIT-A has been contributing towards strengthening the indigenous capability necessary for exploiting profitably and harnessing multi-dimensional facets of IT and allied areas at all levels, and attaining expertise to enable the country to emerge as a leading player in the global arena.
The campus was constructed in the area of 100 acres in Allahabad located in Devghat, Jhalwa. This campus, known as the Indian Institute of Information Technology is situated between India's two best-known rivers that are that of the Ganges along with the Yamuna.
One of IIITA's main goals is to train skilled workers and professionals in the field of information technology (IT). The designation of IIITA as one of the most prestigious IT colleges is an impressive move from the Government of India. The goal of IIITA A is to turn students who enroll in the institution into professionals who can work efficiently in all aspects of IT.
There are a variety of scholarships for students attending IIT, Allahabad:
The Merit-cum-means Award is given to students who have a greater than 8.5 GPA in families with an income up to 5 LPA.
Uttar Pradesh Post Matric Scholarship This scholarship is available for students who wish to pursue their studies after the 10th, and whose family's earnings are less than LPA.