The 66-acre campus, located on the main Gachibowli road, is well-connected by bus and is on the proposed metro rail route. Moreover, it is surrounded by many academic and research institutions like the Hyderabad Central University, Indian School of Business (ISB), TCS-CMC, Indian Immunological, and Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Development Banking (JNIDB), and is minutes away from the bustling HiTech City Center and Lingampally, which are major shopping areas. Lingampally is also the nearest railway station.
Within-campus facilities include a bank extension counter, an ATM, a stationery shop, and laundry services. The campus has been developed quite a bit since the institute was started in 1998.
The institute has well-equipped, air-conditioned computer laboratories allocated batch-wise to the students. They contain the latest hardware and software. The average PC-to-student ratio is 1:2. All computers are part of an intranet (1 Gbps backbone), which connects all buildings, including the hostels, round the clock.
Researchers have 24-hour access to computational facilities. The students administer their own computer systems. Research centers provide specialized, high-end equipment as needed in research and development projects. IIITH has established a high-performance computing facility to meet its research demands.
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The library has a large collection of reference books, textbooks, technical reports, standards, literature books, and CDROMs. The library is being managed with fully integrated multi-user library management software. Using this software, cataloging and circulation services are being automated, along with an Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) facility.
A digital library is also maintained. It is an online archive of useful software, books, and tutorials. Students can download any permitted software from this resource. There are many textbooks and reference books available in digital format as well.
Many lectures have also been recorded and are available online for students use. Most courses maintain an intranet site containing lecture slides and other course material. More details at https://library.iiit.ac.in/
Hostels: IIITH has three separate hostels for boys and two for girls on campus. The girls’ hostel wardens and the hostel in charge stay on campus, as do several faculty and staff members along with their families. The campus is efficiently guarded by 24-hour security at the hostels, main gate, and all academic and administrative buildings. There’s just one entry and exit point, so safety and security are never compromised. Evenings on campus are a pleasant sight, with well-lit streets and common areas surrounded by mature trees and lush greenery. A State Bank of India branch and 2 ATMs are also on the property.
The institute gives sufficient incentive for everyone to excel in any of the plethoras of activities and skills available. Facilities are provided for cricket, volleyball, soccer, basketball, table tennis, etc. It is to be noted that the institution has an understanding of nearby stadiums for other sports facilities such as badminton, hockey, swimming, etc.
Some of the other amenities include dining facilities, a gym, and yoga. There are 3 vegetarians (North, South, and Yuktahara) and 1 non-vegetarian mess (Kadamb) on campus. Students can choose to dine at any mess. Kadamb serves non-veg five times a day. This coming week, spacious and modern kitchens cater to healthy and nutritious meals. Some canteens serve snacks and beverages throughout the day and late into the evening.
Gymnasium facilities are available in a hostel with a physical trainer. Apart from the common gym, which is open to all residents, a separate mini-gym is also provided for girls in the girl's hostel.
The campus has a yoga room with a trained yoga guru for students, faculty, and staff. Yoga classes are held in the mornings as well as in the evenings.