The mission of IIIT-Delhi is to be a global centre of excellence in Information Technology education, training and research. Its twin aims are:
- To carry out advanced research and development in information and software technologies, and in leveraging IT in specific domain areas.
- To train and educate, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, engineers of outstanding ability who can become innovators and new product creators.
The vision of the Institute is to be a world-class research-led institution of higher education in IT and allied areas which
- Is globally respected for research and education
- Offers thriving UG and PG programs
- Is socially relevant, industry facing, and globally connected
It aims to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in specified domain areas of IT. Towards this end it plans to organize itself as a conglomerate of R&D Centers, some of which would be in partnership with different companies and global organizations. All centers will also be engaged in teaching and thesis guidance. These centers, with various labs, will be the hub of activity, with active contribution from faculty and students—BTech, MTech and PhD.