Established in 1997, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) is an autonomous university that was set up as a not-for-profit public private partnership (N-PPP) and is the first IIIT to be set up under this model in India. A Governing Council consisting of eminent people from academia, industry and government presides over the governance of the institution. IIIT-H offers undergraduate, postgraduate and dual degree programmes. The institute also offers MSIT program in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University, U S.
Placing great importance on "Human Values" and professional ethics the institution works vigorously on maintaining the culture. The institute excels in research and development programmes; there are more than 20 research centres in campus, where various projects are going on and research publications from the faculty and the students are very frequent. The whole campus is distributed as research departments in spite of the conventional departments. With excellent research and quality education, the institute is one of the most preferred technology hubs in the country.