Frequently Asked Questions
Tell me about the Departments at IIT Delhi
  • Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering (Power and Automation)
  • Engineering Physics
  • Mathematics and Computing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Production and Industrial Engineering
  • Textile Technology
  • Dual degree vs B.Tech. Which one should I choose?
Before you come to IIT Delhi
  • What all should we get or not get from home? A Checklist?
  • How does one come to IIT?
  • Where do we stay on coming to IIT Delhi? Where do parents stay?
  • What is the academic structure at IIT Delhi like?
  • How much would we need to study in IIT Delhi?
  • Department Change. I’m listening. Tell me more.
  • I am from a Hindi medium school will I face problem in understanding the lectures?
  • What is the Honour Code?
  • Where do we get text-books from?
  • Should we bring our JEE preparation books, in case they are useful in the basic Physics and Chemistry courses?
Hostel Life
  • How are hostels allotted to freshmen? Does my hostel change every year?
  • How does the system of allotment of rooms to freshmen work?
  • I have never lived in a hostel before. What should I expect from the IIT hostels?
  • What facilities are available in the hostel? Is there any difference between hostels?
  • What about the mess food? Is the food really tasty and healthy? Do we have a say in the menu?
  • Is there any ragging at IIT Delhi? What if some senior approaches us?
  • How about cleanliness and organisation of the room? How frequently is our room cleaned by the sweepers?
  • What about the Delhi heat? How do people deal with it?
Extra Curricular activities at IIT Delhi
  • Student Boards
  • Social Opportunities
  • College Festivals
Life at IIT Delhi
  • I come from a non-Hindi speaking area. I am unable to understand the language. Will I be able to cope in Delhi?
  • What are the medical facilities provided in IIT?
  • What does IIT Delhi have to offer in terms of co-curricular activities?
  • What does IIT Delhi have to offer in terms of extra-curricular activities?
  • What is the internet policy at IIT Delhi?
  • Should we get a laptop with ourselves when we come to IIT? Is it really beneficial or required?
  • Are there any options nearby for food other than the hostel mess?