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Frequently Asked Questions
Q1) How far is the Institute from the main city?
A) The Institute is well connected to the city. The Institute provides bus facility from the Institute's main gate to the city. MPRTC buses are also available from the Institute's main gate. The Institute is on the highway to Agra, and the buses on this route can be accessed from the main gate. Gola ka Mandir, a spot about 2-3 km from the Institute, is very well connected with each type of transport and connection both the airport and railway station.
Q2) Is there any general store for daily requirements?
A) The Institute has a co-operative store in the institute. The store keeps all the general items that may be required. Besides, the students may easily go to Gole Ka Mandir which has appreciable number of shops for all general goods.
Q3) Is there a Bank facility provided at the Institute?
A) An extension counter of Bank of India is operating in the Institute. The fee of the Institute is paid in the same bank. Besides, an ATM of IDBI Bank has also been set up.
Q4) Whom to contact for queries on general administration?
A) The students may contact the Assistant Registrar Mr. Pankaj Gupta for any such queries.
Ph: 0751 2449704, 2449812
Q5) How to contact IIITM?
A) Mailing Address
ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior
Morena Link Road, Gwalior
INDIA - 474010
Phone: 0751-2449801 Fax: 0751-2449813
Q6) How are the security arrangements at the Institute?
A) The Institute has its own security force that works round the clock at all the entrance gates, hostels and the various blocks. Every person entering the Institute must have proper identification documents. Guests or visitors of a student may be allowed inside only after verification from the student.
Q7) How is the weather at Gwalior?
A) Gwalior has an extreme type of climate that may vary from 38 degrees to even 13 degrees. However, the temperature in most of the parts of the semester is fairly pleasant.
Q8) How are the admissions done at IIITM?
A) All admissions are done through All India entrance examinations. For Integrated Post Graduate course it is through AIEEE. For MBA it is through CAT and JMET.
For MTech it is through GATE. PhD admissions are done through institute level examination.
Q9) How are the admissions done for foreign students?
A) The admissions for the foreign students are done through Direct Admission for Students Abroad (DASA) scheme. Many students have been admitted by this scheme.
Q10) Does the Institute offer admissions in areas other than IT and Management?
A) No. As per the objectives of the Institute, we presently have courses running only in these areas. The institute though offers a few seats for PhD in applied sciences.
Q11) What is the motive behind the integration of IT and Management?
A) IT and Management are both incomplete without each other. One needs a good exposure over both in order to succeed in life. Building technical solutions is not enough, they need to be deployed and made a part of the social life of the people. They need to be made acceptable by the people by overcoming all their resistance. Similarly the management solutions need to have a technical base for their most optimal and efficient performance. With
this need the best approach is to integrate the two concepts to be capable of solving all the problems the industry faces.
Q12) What is unique about IT and Management of IIITM?
A) This was the first IIIT established in India that came with this unique idea of the integration of technology and management. We are the forerunners in this domain. The results obtained so far as perceived by the industry and further clear by the success of our Alumnus are very encouraging.
Q13) How is Gwalior connected to the other parts of the country?
A) Gwalior is well-connected by both road and rail to all major destinations. Being close to the National Capital with a distance of 320 Kms and numerous trains and buses running at regular interval adds an extra advantage. Gwalior even has air connectivity to many cities around the country.
Q14) Any comment on the History of the Institute?
A) IIITM was setup by Ministry of Human Resource and Development, GOI in 1997 for excellence in IT and management. This was the first IIIT in the country which started a dual degree program in IT and Management catering to the industry needs. It gained the status of deemed University in 2001.
Q15) Any comment on the IIIT/IIITM group of Institutes.
A) The IIIT/IIITM Institutes were all established for excellence in IT along with some added specialization. Even though there is no formal collaboration or networking between these Institutes, they form a unique cluster of their own. They stand for same philosophy, aspirations and goals. This forms basis of a good interaction at various levels.
Hostels and Infrastructure
Q1) Is a guest house available for the parents?
A) The guest house is presently under construction and would be completed soon. Once ready the parents with prior permission would be allowed to stay in
Q2) Is hot water available for students?
A) Yes. All hostels have geysers installed in bathrooms.
Q3) Are there some hostel rules and regulations?
A) Yes. Students must maintain discipline in the mess, in the common room, and within hostel premises in general. The students violating rules may have to face disciplinary action as decided by the authorities.
Q4) Are telephones installed in hostels?
A) Yes. Each hostel has a telephone that the parents can use to contact their children. The students may use a calling card to make local/STD calls from the
Q5) Can students keep computers in their rooms?
A) Yes. Students can keep their own computers in their rooms.
Q6) Is a computer needed for computer for studying at the Institute?
A) No. The Institute has enough labs which operate round the clock. Besides, the hostels have been equipped with labs and internet facilities. The student in general does not require a computer, although he/she may bring one if he/she desires.
Q7) Can I keep electrical and musical equipments in my room?
A) Heaters and coolers not permitted in any room. Students can keep music equipment, but should ensure that they will not disturb their neighbors.
Q8) What if I am being bothered by some students?
A) Report the case immediately to the warden. Suitable action will be taken by the warden.
Q9) What furniture do I get in my room?
A) You get a study table, 1 chair, and a bed. Tube-light fittings and fans exist in all rooms. You must bring your own bedding.
Q10) How many students need to share a room?
A) Every student is allotted an independent singly occupied room.
Q11) Are computer facilities available in the hostels?
A) Yes, there are computer rooms in each hostel, which can be accessed round the clock, along with internet connections.
Q12) Is there any entertainment facility in hostels?
A) Each hostel has a common room which is equipped with a Cable TV. Each hostel is provided with a reading room that has magazines and newspapers. Each hostel also has a collection of books for general reading.
Q13) What does mess food include?
A) The Mess routine includes Breakfast, lunch, evening tea, and dinner. The food served in the hostel is simple and hygienic. Additionally, students can purchase special items such as ice cream, juice, snacks etc. from the hostel canteen.
Q14) What are the mess timings?
A) Breakfast begins at 7.30 AM and remains available up to 9.30 AM. Similarly, lunch is from 12.30 PM to 2.00 PM. Dinner timing is from 7.30 PM to 9:00 PM.
Evening tea is from 5:30PM to 6:30 PM.
Q15) How do I pay for the mess?
A) Mess fees is paid through a form at the time of registration which transfers the money to the hostel's mess account. Adjustments against the paid amount
are done at the year end.
Q16) Are guests allowed inside hostels?
A) In the boys' hostel, male friends, male relatives, and parents are permitted to enter on prior permission with the hostel authorities.
Q17) Is there any medical facility in hostel?
A) Every hostel is provided with a medical first aid box that the students can use in case of emergency.
Q18) Are there any timings of the hostels entrance?
A) The girls’ hostel has strict timings which the girls must adhere. They are not allowed to leave the hostel after stipulated time. The Boys Hostel does not have any time restriction within the campus. But students must reach the institute campus by 12 midnight. They are not allowed to leave the campus after this time.
Q19) In case of any problem in the hostel, whom should we contact?
A) Each hostel has a separate residential warden and a chief warden. In case of any help students are free to approach their respective wardens. The contact details of the wardens are:
Dr. Naval Bajpai (Warden, BH1), Ph: 0751-2449814(Off), 9425121627 (Mob)
Dr. Joydip Dhar (Warden BH3), Ph: 0751- 2449829 (Off), 9425117063 (Mob)
Q20) In case of any electrical problems, what can the students do?
A) The institute provides electrical staff, carpenters and other staff for all general needs. They are always available. The students may contact the hostel guards or the residential warden for all such issues.
Q21) What is the quality of water being served at the hostels?
A) Every hostel has adequate number of RO water purifiers along with water coolers installed at various places. These give pure water for drinking.
Q22) How often are there power cuts in the hostels?
A) The hostels very rarely have power cuts. Usually power is available 24 hours.
Q23) Is there any power backup in the Institute?
A) The Institute has power backup for the entire academic and administrative block that ensures a regular supply of power even in case of power failures.
Q24) Is there appropriate cooling in the classes and labs?
A) The entire academic block comprising of Lecture Theaters, Seminar Hals, Labs etc. and the administrative Block are centrally air conditioned.
Q25) What would happen if there is a sudden emergency?
A) IIITM is a fully residential campus with all the faculties and even Director residing at the campus itself. In such cases suitable help would be
extended at the earliest. Any faculty may be contacted for help. Besides, the students are always available for help.
Q1) What are the sports facilities provided by the institute?
A) There is an indoor sports room in every hostel along with a Gym. Basket Ball & Badminton courts are also available. A Snooker Table is also provided at the main hostel. Facilities for all major sports are provided
Q2) What about swimming pool?
A) The swimming pool is presently under construction and would be completed soon.
Q3) Are there any clubs or communities in college?
A)To provide a vent to the creativity of budding professionals, IIITM has a number of clubs and societies (Yoga and Meditation, Abhigyan Abhikaushlam Students' Forum, Students' Forum for Free/Open Source Software, La Vista, MAD Club) catering to the varied areas of interest. The clubs have their mission statements and well spelt-out areas of functioning. The students under the guidance and mentoring of the faculty members handle the administration of the clubs thus honing their organizing and leadership skills.
Q4) Besides academics, what is the student life in the Institute?
A) The Institute has 3 major festivals, the cultural festival Aurora, the techno-management festival Infotsav, and sports festival Twaran. Besides there are student activities and HIQ sessions throughout the year conducted by the Abhigyan AbhikaushalmStudents’ Forum and Students' Forum for Free/Open Source Software. Urja is organized every year as the inter-batch sports event.
Q5) Does the institute have an alumni association?
A. Yes. The institute has an alumni association. The association works as an interface between the alumnus, students and the Institute.
Q6) What are the options of sightseeing in Gwalior?
A) Gwalior is a city with great traditional importance. The place provides good palaces. Gwalior fort is known throughout the country. Besides there
is Sun Temple and various other places.
Q7) What if the students are facing problems of any kind?
A) Every student is provided with a faculty coordinator. The role of faculty coordinator is to look after all the problems of the student to enable him perform at his best in academics and the other spheres. The role of a faculty coordinator is more of that of a parent. Besides, all the faculties are always willing to help the students for their problems.
Q8) How is the interaction between the student and faculties?
A) Any student can approach the faculty for any problem both inside the class and at the faculty office. The students usually approach the faculties for discussing all problems that accounts for a good interaction between the students and faculty. For the same a special room has been allocated as the student-teacher interaction room.
Q9) Are mobiles allowed in Institute?
A) The student may carry mobiles with him. However the use of mobiles in classes is strictly prohibited. The student must put his mobile switched off during classes. The candidate is not allowed to keep mobile in the examination hall at all.
Q10) Do I get an email ID at the Institute domain?
A) Every student gets an email ID of the form firstname.lastname@example.org. Also the students get a personal web site with the URL http://students.iiitm.ac.in/~<
Q11) Are there any restrictions in the Institute internet?
A) Yes. The students are not allowed to access any pornographic content. Also flashing advertisements are blocked. Torrents are not allowed. Students cannot use the internet on any other port other than the HTTP.
Q12) What are the places to hang out with friends at Gwalior?
A) Gwalior has shopping malls, film theaters, sun city and many other places at small distances. These are good means of outing. The city is well connected by public means of transport in form of autos and tempos that may be used for the travel.
Q13) And what about restaurants?
A) Gwalior has good restaurants of all ranges at various places of the city. Indian Coffee House, Salt n Pepper, Mc. Donald's, CCD are to name a few. Students usually prefer to go out once in a while.
Q14) How is the general environment of the Institute?
A) All the students of the Institute reside at the hostels only that make the environment really friendly. IIITM students are more of a family that share cordial relations. Students extend all sorts of help to their pals at any time. Besides, the rich and intellectual environment makes it a great place for learning.
Q15) Any ragging in the Institute?
A) Ragging in any form is strictly banned in the Institute.
Q16) My child does not have a very good English. Would he be able to cope up and develop the same?
A) Every student of the Institute comes and learns a lot from their peers who are there to guide, advice and take guidance in return. The Institute has a very good peer to peer learning culture. Also there are numerous activities and events throughout the year that give every student a lot of exposure to not only good English but also personality development, skills development and knowledge enhancement.
Q17) My child does not know about computers as well, how would he be able to cope up?
A) The students learn a lot by seeing and practicing here. The rich environment coupled with step by step expert guidance by peers makes every student learn exponentially. We have seen students starting from nothing and within a very short time becoming a pro.
Q18) My child has always been a studious student. He was never been involved in extracurricular activities. Would this do?
A) Seeing students rise up from the Institute and going into industry tells us that the participation of the students in organizing activities, participating in events and taking initiation plays a key role towards their success. These teach the students leadership, time management and so many things that may not be easily covered in class. At the graduate and post graduate level it is important to participate in the extracurricular activities.
Q19) How are the events celebrated in the Institute?
A) The Institute celebrates all major festivals like Diwali, Holi, New Year, etc. These are celebrated by the student community. The Kite festival is a very popular celebration in the Institute.
Q20) What type of activities are there at IIITM?
A) There is virtually no limit to that. The student life and community can accommodate any activity, hobby or skill. The students are looking forward for newer ideas and newer activities to organize and participate.
Q21) How do I keep getting updated about the Institute?
A) One of the best official sources is this website itself. Besides you may be interested in the websites of the various events, clubs and communities that host keep organizing events. Another good source of information is the Institute informal magazine, La Vista that is released annually and available at the Institute website.
Q22) Why is it compulsory for the students to stay in hostels?
A) The students learn a lot in the environment that is prevalent in the IIITM hostels. The peer to peer learning and regular guidance and help by the peers go a long way in building up the students.
Q23) Is there any chance of special recognition for students interested in sports?
A) The Institute has a very active sports group that keeps participating at various national level competitions organized by other leading universities. These give a lot of exposure to the students.
Q24) What is the presence of IIITM students in the various competitions?
A) The students here have won almost all major national competitions in the past. This includes IBM TGMC, ACM-ICPC, Google Code Jam, Microsoft Secure wars, Reliance The Great Indian Programming Challenge, etc. besides various technical and management fests of sister Institutes.
Q25) Can you name a few recent achievements?
A) This year our students finished 1st at ACM-ICPC Kanpur regional and qualified for finals in Stock Holm. Again this year our students won the 1st prize at Ekalavya Lord of the Code Software Contest organized by Red Hat and KReSIT, IIT Bombay. The list of competitions won at technical and management festivals is huge. The institute always encourages and supports the students to participate in all of these.
Q1) What is the advantage that IIITM has over other engineering and management institutes?
A) Management and Engineering studies require a lot of practical and industrial exposure. IIITM provides its students a blend of management and information technology. With live projects, students have an opportunity to learn the practical aspects of theory during the course itself. Students also have the advantage of interacting with peers belonging to diverse fields. Flexibility of the course structure adds up to the advantages of the institute.
Q2) What is the teaching methodology at IIITM, Gwalior?
A) The institute provides an excellent academic environment with accent on self-learning. Curriculum delivery is effected through group and self learning, seminars, conferences, case methods, live projects with industry, guest lectures and panel discussions with CEO's and professionals from the industry. The system of assessment is based on continuous evaluation through tests, surprise quizzes, home assignments, laboratory work, industry projects, presentations etc.
Q3) What is different about the IIITM curriculum?
A) Some of the unique characteristics of IIITM are:
- Summer internship of 12 Weeks to have an extended interface with the industry.
- NGO training for IPG (5 yr. Integrated PG) students after 4th Semester itself.
- Emphasis on peer-to-peer learning and zeal to learn.
- Usage of Information Technology to attain maximum advantages in business processes.
Q4) Are there any financial aids available for the course?
A) The students receive full help in this regard. Some of the institutions that have come forward with loan facilities are Bank of India, State bank of India, Allahbad bank, Andhra bank etc.
Apart from loans, various scholarships are also available. Andhra Pradesh students are eligible for Pratibha Scholarships. The students pursuing IPG MTech or MTech get AICTE stipend if they clear the GATE examinations. The SC/ST candidates have their tuition fees exempted.
Q5) What is the criterion of MBA/MTech specialization in the Integrated Post Graduation Course?
A) Presently the Institute has no set rules in this regard. Students are free to choose MBA or MTech for post graduation according to their own will. This choice is made after the 3rd year. The Institute, however, may set down some criterion if the number of students to either of the course falls below expectations.
Q6) How is the evaluation done in IIITM?
A) IIITM follows the 10 point scale relative grading system. In each subject the students are given grades. The value of each of the grades are A: 10, A-ve: 9, B: 8, B-ve: 7, C: 6, C-ve: 5, D: 4, E: 0, F: Fail, I: Incomplete. The student getting F or I has to reappear in the examinations. Any student may opt to give an improvement in any of the examination, if he wishes. Grading is done based on continuous assessment consisting of minor examinations, major examination, assignments, quizzes, attendance etc.
Q7) What are SGPA and CGPA and how are they calculated?
A) SGPA stands for Semester Grade Point Average. It is the average performance on a 10 point scale system in one semester. Every subject a student opts in a semester has a credit assigned to it.
Semester grade-point averages are calculated as follows:
- Step A. Multiply the course credit by the grade value to obtain total points for each course.
- Step B. Add the total points for all courses.
- Step C. Add the total credit for all courses attempted
- Step D. Divide the total points earned by the total credit; i.e., Step B is divided by Step C
CGPA is the cumulative grade point average. This can be calculated similar to the SGPA by considering all the courses a student has completed from the time of admission.
Q8) What are credits?
A) Every course opted by a student, whether theory or practical, is weighted by means of credits. A high credit means a larger weight age and vice versa. These weights are used to calculate SGPA and CGPA.
Q9) Can I leave the Integrated Post Graduate Course after 4 years with a BTech degree?
A) No. The students can only get a dual degree at the end of the completion of the entire course.
Q10) What specialization would be offered in post graduation in the Integrated Post Graduation Course?
A) There is no separate specialization offered for the IPG post graduation. The specialization is considered in Information Technology (IT), for both MBA and MTech. The electives and the dissertation however are on the basis of interest of the students that specialize them to some domain.
Q11) What CGPA is expected out of the students?
A) The CGPA that the students get entirely depends on their capability and performance. In general it is expected that the CGPA be always above 7 to 7.5 so that you don’t have problems in the academic ground.
Q12) Is there any chance of going abroad from the institute?
A) All the major recruiters of the Institute are multinational corporate and many send the candidates abroad after 2-3 years of service. Besides, many students get internships abroad. These include the countries of Italy, Ireland, Switzerland, Greece, Hong Kong, Oman, Kuwait, Spain, etc. Many students from the Institute have also attended International conferences outside. The institute also has student exchange programmes with USA, France and Japan
Q13) What about studying abroad after IIITM?
A) Many students have done MS or PhD from reputed foreign universities in the past. Many more join foreign universities as Research Associates.
Q14) Is there any scope of venture in IIITM?
A) Students of the previous batches have opened various companies. Some of the companies started by our students are CEON Solutions, 5ISYS etc. Besides the Institute also has an Incubation center.
Q15) Apart from the academics, is there any scope for extra learning?
A) The students of the Institute have always explored new areas that are not covered in class. Students actively study Programming Languages (JAVA, J2EE, DOT NET, PHP, etc.), Algorithms, MATLAB, Designing, Hacking, Linux and other such topics. Students also participate in a variety of software design competitions, programming competitions, paper presentation competitions etc throughout the country. Students have won in many of these. A lot of emphasis is given to research.
Q16) What are the class timings at IIITM?
A) The class timings depend upon the batch and the schedule of the students and the faculty. The classes are conducted between 9 AM to 5 PM which include both theories as well as lab sessions. Saturdays and Sundays are off. There is always a scope of extra classes and the lectures by visiting faculties.
Q17) What is the concept of visiting faculty? Does IIITM have visiting faculties?
A) It is usually not possible to get the best people of every domain right in the Institute. For the same many courses are conducted by faculty from external organizations and cities. They usually come on Saturdays and Sundays to take classes much longer than usual. With a rich and diverse faculty, the requirement of visiting faculties is relatively less, but still we have visiting faculties in a number of courses.
Q18) What is an elective?
A) Many time students are free to choose any subject according to their own choice from a list of subjects. These are called electives. These help the students specialize in a particular domain as well as to study subjects of their choice.
Q19) How are electives opted?
A) The possibility of electives at various semesters is mentioned at the course curriculum. A list is provided to the students containing the various electives being offered at the time of registration. The student selects the desired electives at the time of registration.
Q20) What are FDPs and how does IIITM contribute towards the same?
A) The FDPs or the Faculty Development Programmes are the special programmes that the Instate organizes from time to time for the development of the faculties of other institutes. IIITM takes this as its social responsibility. In the past numerous such programmes have been organized whose information is available at the website.
Q21) How is the value addition done to courses taught at IIITM?
A) The Institute from time to time organizes special lectures from professors of foreign universities. This gives the students a lot of exposure. In the previous year such lectures were conducted by Prof N Cho, Global Business School, Hanyang University, Korea; Dr Max Migliorato, University of Manchester, UK; Prof V R Potnis, Michigan Tech University, USA and Prof Ashok Kochhar, Aston University, UK
Q22) And about the industrial Inputs?
A) IIITM brings the CEOs and leading people from the industry for interacting with the students. This further helps the students in numerous ways. In the previous year such sessions were conducted by Mr. Godbole, ex-chairman IDBI; Mr. Suhas Boker, CFTV; Mr. Vikas Sharma, CEO, Sunworks Consultants; etc.
Q23) And any other inputs?
A) Yes. A student requires even more inputs for proper nourishing. These inputs are provided by the alumni. The students are even encouraged to participate in workshops, conferences and symposia organized by various organizations and institutes
Q24) How and where do all these inputs reflect?
A) The hard work put in by the students reflects in numerous forms apart from the courses of study and grades. Students here win software competitions, business plan competitions, publish research papers at various international journals and conferences. Also these boost up the internal confidence of the students for placement and other activities.
Q25) Besides student initiatives, how does the Institute assure the students have good personalities?
A) The Institute organizes special sessions by professionals from various organizations for personality development. Apart from these a lot of emphasis is given on presentations by students in form of project demonstration, case study presentations, etc. All these assure that each and every student gets a platform to showcase him as well as improve his skills.