IIIT Bangalore has had close association with the industry, which plays a key role in its growth even as it draws on the institute for talent and joint research. IIIC aims to bridge the gap between the institute and the industry and offer real time exposure on projects and other developments.

What does IIIC do?

  1. Institute’s sounding board on matters of offering professional education to industry
  2. Identifies IT skills gaps in the industry
  3. Forecasts IT skill requirements of the industry based on business & technology trends
  4. Articulate key business hurdles that can be addressed by technology
  5. Address the student community about industry trends & opportunities

Key activities

  1. Joint research & consultancy
    The IIIC plays a key role in bringing together government agencies, universities, industry faculty and students resulting in major contributions to design and development of the implementation of ICT in the country and across the world. The consultancy service facilitates, coordinates and administers sponsored and consultancy projects. It also identifies and protects IP rights and manages transfer of technology and commercialization.
  2. Internship & full time placement
    We have a track record of 100% placement
    MTech (IT and ESD) & M.Sc. in Digital Society: Students undergo 6-month internship before their graduation and full time placements.
    iMtech: Students undertake 2.5 months of summer internship, followed by coursework. They also undergo 6-month internship in their 10th semester before they are available for full time placements.
    Write to iiitb_placement@iiitb.ac.in or click on https://www.iiitb.ac.in/placements for more details.
  3. Alumni programme
    Over 2500 of the institute’s alumni are working in leading firms and many are successful entrepreneurs. We connect with them through research collaborations, lectures by distinguished achievers, mentorship activities, knowledge sharing sessions with current students, etc.
  4. Executive education for IT professionals
    The institute offers customized executive education programmes for IT professionals and companies. It is currently conducting an M.Tech programme for the employees of Samsung.
    To know more, write to outreach@iiitb.ac.in
  5. Scholarships
    Scholarships are available for all Ph.D. and Masters of Science by Research students. They are also available to 15-20% of the M.Tech students and 25% of iM.Tech students. We welcome industry to offer scholarships to our students.
  6. Advisory Board
    Key industry members are part of the institute’s advisory board. They help the institute understand the current trends and needs of the industry.
  7. Corporate Social Responsibility
    Industry is welcome to support the institute through its CSR initiatives. Apart from our educational activities, the IIITB Innovation Centre is eligible to receive funds under CSR. Founded in 2009, the IIITB Innovation Centre has already incubated about a dozen startups, and is currently incubating a host of technology startups in areas such as medical devices, Aadhaar-based devices for financial inclusion, social media and smart metering solutions.
    The industry has supported the institute with corpus donations, chair professorship, scholarships and research support.
    We don’t receive any grants towards our operating expenditure from the government, but we are able to maintain a moderate student fees owing to the support from industries in the form of CSR.
    In case the industry does not want to use CSR funds, but account the grant/donation as expenditure in the books of accounts, the industry will get benefits under Section 35 (1) (2) of the IT Act which enables the industry to account 175% of the donation as allowable expenditure and reduce the income tax substantially.
  8. Mentoring start-ups at IIITB Innovation Centre
    Industry can play a vital role in mentoring the startups, be it advising about the market, help with funding & strategy. The Innovation Centre invites accomplished professionals - in the field of IT, Finance, Legal, Marketing, Venture Funding – to join its panel of mentors.
    Write to outreach@iiitb.ac.in or click https://www.iiitb.ac.in/ for more details.
Name Designation  
Mr. D V Jagadish CEO – Outreach Chairman
Prof. S Rajagopalan Professor, IIIT Bangalore Advisor
Prof. Srinath Srinivasa Dean (R&D) Member
Mr. Ramesh Sundararaman CEO, IIIT Bangalore Innovation Center Member
Prof. Tricha Anjali Associate Dean, Professional Education Member
Swathi Sharma Kalagaru Senior Producer-Digital Media and Branding Member
Roshni Dsouza Senior Outreach Officer Member
Rasmita Sahu Admin and Placement Coordinator Member