Amar Nath and Shashi Khosla School of Information Technology
“Amar Nath and Shashi Khosla School of Information Technology” (or “the School” for short) has been establishedto facilitate inter-disciplinary, goal-oriented research, innovation and post-graduate education in informationtechnology, with funds made available by IIT Delhi alumnus Vinod Khosla (B.Tech., EE 1976).The School promotes research in any area of Information Technology including (but not limited to): DependableComputing, Information Security, Information Storage and Retrieval, High Speed Networks, Web BasedComputing, Multimedia Systems, e-Commerce, Human-Computer Interaction, Robotics and Intelligent Systems,Embedded Systems and Sensor Networks, Geographical Information Systems, Optical Information Processing,Nano-Technology Modelling, Bio-informatics, Medical Applications of Computing.At present, the School offers Ph.D. and M.S. (Research) programmes in Information Technology.
The M.S.(Research) programme is a 2-year inter-disciplinary programme that admits students with various backgrounds,including B.Tech. in engineering, or MBBS, or M.Sc. in Physical Sciences, or MCA.It has state-of-the art laboratories for use by all students and faculty working in related areas. Currently 19faculties from other departments in IIT contribute to research and educational programmes of the School. Theschool will soon have additional core faculty, supporting staff. The school is also expected have a fully-air-conditioned building, complete with seminar room, library, and laboratories.
The school enjoys autonomy similar to that available to other academic departments and centres. It has adesignated Head who has the same functional autonomy and administrative, technical and financial powersavailable to heads of other academic departments and centres.The school is guided by a School Advisory Board, but is administered by a specially constituted School ExecutiveCommittee. Academic activities of the School are looked after by its School Academic Committee.School of IT is not restricted to any particular department or field of research. Research ideas from differentareas are encouraged. At present there are three labs under school of IT