The College of Engineering & Technology established in 1961 was declared an Institution of National Importance under the “Institute of Technology (Amendment) Act 1963” and was renamed “Indian Institute of Technology Delhi”. It was then accorded the status of a University with powers to decide its own academic policy, to conduct its own examinations, and to award its own degrees.

According to Section 4 of the Act, each of the Institutes shall be a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal and shall, by its name, sue and be sued. The body corporate constituting each of the Institutes, shall consist of a Chairman, a Director and other members of the Board for the time being of the Institute. IIT Delhi is an autonomous statutory organisation functioning in terms of the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 amended vide the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 1963 and the Statutes framed thereunder. Responsibility for the general superintendence, direction and control of the affairs of the Institute is vested in the Board of Governors. The Board of Governors functions through its Standing Committees – Finance Committee, Building & Works Committee and such other adhoc committees which are constituted by it from time to time to consider specific issues. The control and general regulation for the maintenance of standards of instruction, education and examination in the Institute vests in the Senate. The Senate is responsible for formulation of the academic policies and to design curricula, the courses of studies and the system of examination. The Senate functions through its Standing Boards/Committees and Sub-committees that may be constituted by it to look into the specific matters arising from time to time.

Objectives of the Institute
The aims and objectives of IIT Delhi, as assigned by the IIT Council are:
To offer instruction in Applied Science and Engineering of a standard comparable to the best in the world.
To provide adequate facilities for postgraduate study and research to meet the needs of specialised research workers and teachers.
To provide leadership in curriculum planning, laboratory development and examination systems.
To institute programmes for faculty development both for their own staff and for the teachers of other engineering colleges.
To establish teaching and research programmes of an interdisciplinary nature.
To develop close co-operation with industry through the exchange of personnel, continuing education programmes, and consultancy services to solve live industrial problems.
To develop strong collaborative links with other Institutions and organizations including National Laboratories and Government Departments.
In addition to these seven objectives, the following were added in the context of the new education policy:
To develop continuing education programmes for employed engineers and make them available both on campus and by distance learning techniques at off-campus locations.
To anticipate the technological needs for India and plan and prepare to cater to them.
To prepare instructional resource material in the conventional as well as the audio-visual; the video and the computer based modes.
To interact with the community at large to inculcate in our country men and women a feel for scientific thought and endeavour.
To cater to the development of a culture for maintenance and conservation.
To organise our study programmes to prepare manpower also for the unorganised sector and for self-employment.

 

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