IIT Indore is one among the new IITs. It started from the academic year 2009-10. IIT Indore is an autonomous engineering and technology institute of higher education. It will come up in 525 acres of land at Simrol, 25 kms from Indore. Union Human Resources Development Minister Mr. Arjun Singh laid the foundation-stone of the Institute on 17 February 2009.
Indore is the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh with many industries in the area of mechanical engineering, pharmacy and electronics. This gels perfectly with the disciplines provided by the institution.
Indore is also an educational hub and apart from a young and vibrant student population, also has institutes of international repute like Raja Ramanna Center for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), IUCA, and IIM Indore. Thus, the environment is perfect for setting up an esteemed institution which will hopefully achieve great heights in the near future.
Currently, IIT Indore is functioning from the premises of Pithampur Autocluster Limited (PACL) and the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya. As in the case of other IITs, the Institute is fully residential. At present, a temporary residential campus for the students and the faculty is provided at Silver Springs Township where students can avail of facilities like high speed internet connectivity, an exclusive gym, 24 hours medical facility, student activity centre (SAC), swimming pool and sports grounds. Simultaneously, the task of getting the new campus ready at the earliest is in progress.