About Olympiad/KVPY:

This mode is for admissions to our dual degree programmes, for applicants who have some distinction in being selected for Olympiads at the national level or earned a high rank in KVPY.

Graduates of the dual degree programmes earn two degrees: B.Tech and MS. The Masters degree requires completion of a research thesis. The programme prepares students for research-oriented jobs and higher studies. The duration of the programme is 5-years.

Programmes on offer and eligibility.
Programme abbreviation (Number of seats) Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) Master of Science (MS) by Research Qualifying Olympiad with Official Link
CND   Computer Science Computational Natural Sciences Science, Maths
CLD   Computer Science Computational Linguistics IOL, PLO
CSD   Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science and Engineering IOI, Maths
ECD   Electronics and Communication Engineering Electronics and Communication Engineering Maths
What do I need to do to apply?

In appreciation of their distinction, applicants in this mode will be shortlisted and called directly for an interview conducted by IIIT Hyderabad. The decision on final offer of admission is solely based on the interview performance. To apply, you need to register online and fill an application form by the announced deadline.

Date of interviews: 1st week of June
Application Fee: INR 1500 (Non-refundable)
Am I eligible ?

There are two eligibility criteria:

  1. Applicants who have been selected for training to represent India at the International Olympiads in Informatics, Science, Mathematics, Physics and Linguistics during class XI and/or XII. Applicants participating only in certified Olympiads qualify for this mode. No other Olympiads will be considered.

  2. Applicants with KVPY rank of 5000 or better. Among such applicants, the top 100 will be eligible for interview. Such applicants are eligible for only the CND programme. Note: Applicants are allowed either to apply for KVPY or OLYMPIAD, but not both.

The list below has the details of Certified Olympiads.

  1. International Olympiad on Informatics (IOI)
    • The IOI is conducted annually by Indian Association for Research in Computer Science (IARCS).

  2. Science Olympiad (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Astronomy)
    • The Olympiad is conducted by Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education (HBCSE) under the control of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Govt. of India.

  3. Mathematics Olympiad
    • The Olympiad is conducted by Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education (HBCSE) on behalf of National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Govt. of India.

  4. International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) / Paninian Linguistics Olympiad (PLO)
    • The International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) is one of the 12 International Science Olympiads and has been held annually since 2003. The Paninian Linguistics Olympiad (PLO) is conducted by Faculty from India's premier Educational Institutes and some of India's top Computational Linguists.

How do I apply ?
Application Portal Opens: 12th February 2020

  Application Portal Closes: 15th May 2020 (Final)
10th April 2020
31st March 2020
  Interviews: To be announced. First week of June 2020
For queries please contact us at:
UG Admissions
IIIT Hyderabad, Gachibowli
Hyderabad - 500 032
Email: ugadmissions@iiit.ac.in
Phone: +91 (40) 6653 1250 and 6653 1337
Office timings: Monday to Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM.
  Updated in April 2020