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Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology

Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, usually abbreviated to DAIICT, is an educational institution situated in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. It is named after the Gujarati entrepreneur and Reliance group founder Dhirubhai Ambani. It is run by the Dhirubhai Ambani Foundation and is promoted by Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group.

DAIICT was established in 2001. Initially the institute offered only a Bachelor of Technology program in ICT (Information and Communication Technology), but it has been expanded to include postgraduate courses as M.Des.,MS(IT), MTech(ICT), MS(IT-Agriculture), along with a Doctorate program. The Bachelors programme is of four year duration and the Masters program span two years.

The first batch of DAIICT of post graduates passed out in 2004. The first batch of graduates (students of the Bachelor program) graduated in 2005.

The institute is research-oriented, has very good faculty in the areas of IT, Electronics, Communication and Anthropology. There is also special emphasis on Design.

The College has excellent infrastructure with state of the art labs and sports facilities. All the labs and hostels are connected through 100 Mbit/s LAN.


It is the first institute in India to offer Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate degrees in the field of Information and Communication Technology.

BTech (ICT) - Bachelor of Technology in Information & Communication Technology

The B.Tech programme in information and communication technology (ICT) is a 4-year long programme starting typically in the month of August consisting of 8 semesters. The program provided by DA-IICT is unique in India. Students at undergraduate level have to go through basic foundation courses in computer science, electronics, communications for 2 years. Third year hence, students opt for elective courses alongside some compulsory ones. Open electives which aim at broadening horizons of understanding are also offered and are compulsory for all students.Undergraduate students have to go through summer/winter internships which help them learn various skills and are a required academic activity.

  • Winter 2 : Rural Internship
  • Summer 3 : Industrial Internship/Research Internship
  • Final Year: B.Tech Project

MTech (ICT) - Master of Technology in Information & Communication Technology

The MTech (ICT) program at DA-IICT is a full time 2 years program open to graduates in ICT, Computer Science, Electronics & Communication, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Instrumentation, IT or equivalent OR MSc degree in Physics, Electronics, Mathematics or Statistics, Bio-Technology & Ladwa Technology(Bio Technology only). The M.Tech (ICT) program has been specially designed to meet the increasing need for professionals who would be able to respond to the convergence between computers and communication. It is meant for students who wish to build a professional career oriented towards research and development, working at the cutting edge of technology in the area of Information and Communication Technology.

MS(IT) - Master of Science in Information Technology

The MS(IT) program at DA-IICT is a full time 2 years program open to graduates in any discipline. The applicants however must have at least two courses of Mathematics or Statistics in their undergraduate curriculum and must have completed at least one course on computer programming. This program aims at producing software developers to meet the ever-changing requirements of the global IT industry. Subjects under this program deals with Communications, Programming Paradigms, Algorithms, Network Programming, Software Engineering. At the end of the first year, the students undergo summer internship and during the last six months of the course, students go in for industrial training.

MSc (ICT-ARD) - Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology for Agriculture and Rural Development

The MS(ICT-ARD) program at DA-IICT is a full time 2 years program open to graduates in agricultural sciences, engineering and allied fields. The program is specifically designed to meet the professional needs of applying and using effectively Information Technology in agricultural and rural development and agri-business. The course aims to develop professionals who can develop, implement and manage technology enabled information systems for agricultural and rural development and agribusiness as also apply IT for agricultural, agro-processing and farming operations.

M Des - Masters in Design (Multimedia Design)

The M.Des The Master in Design (Multimedia) Program at DA-IICT is a full time two-year Program. Responding to the growing need to design information products and services this multimedia Program seeks to unify concepts of communication, theories of the person and advances in computer technology into one. Usually Programs in multimedia are presented as discrete modules of technique without integration. But this Program seeks to embed the latest advances in technology within the philosophy of perception and cognitive psychology while providing students semiotic tools to increase aesthetic sensitivity. The courses offered seek to produce a student who blends technological acuteness with cultural sensitivity and design sensibility. Such hybridity is essential to the emerging markets of infotainment and the growing demand for new and innovative design solutions. The Program aims to bring students to an understanding of both the design and aesthetic components of Information and Communication Technology, as well as the social and cultural contexts which give it meaning and relevance.

The Program is open to graduates of any discipline who have at least four years of education after completion of 10+2 or equivalent. The program seeks to respond to the growing need to design information products and services in such a way that they become meaningful links to related knowledge base.

Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy

The Ph.D program at DA-IICT is conventionally a 3 to 5 years program. The doctoral program leading towards the award of the degree of Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D) provides the students an opportunity to train for independent research as a preparation for a career in academia or in R&D establishments. The program comprises both course and research work. The amount of coursework one has to undergo depends on the candidate's past background and the research one is engaged in. The research work to be undertaken for Ph.D must include original contribution to the knowledge reserve culminating in a thesis to be submitted for the doctoral degree.


Student Placement Cell, a body constituted of students, faculty and staff members, organizes placement fairs in the campus in the month of July every year. Graduates of the institute are placed in prestigious companies such as Accenture, Adobe Systems, ARM Limited, Cadence Design Systems, Ericsson, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Infosys Technologies, Intel, Microsoft, MindTree Consulting, Oracle, Patni, Persistent Systems, Qualcomm, Reliance Communications, SAP Labs, ST Microelectronics, Sun Microsystems, Tata Consultancy Services, Texas Instruments, Tech Mahindra, Wipro, etc.

Culture and Student Life

The University fosters into students an urge for practical utilization of their skills by encouraging extra curricular activities like identifying and solving rural and urban problems, organisation of national level events and workshops, social service, stage and street plays, critical appreciation of films, learning foreign languages, appreciating cultural events organised by SPICMACAY and the like. The student government of DA-IICT aims to take care of the interests of the student body of DA-IICT. The college celebrates an annual multi-faceted festival, Synapse


The following committees function in DA-IICT as on November 2006, as a part of the student government,

  • The Academic Committee
  • The Cultural Committee
  • The Annual Fest(Synapse) Committee
  • The Sports Committee
  • The Hostel Management Committee
  • The Placement Committee

Student Clubs

The following clubs function in DA-IICT as on July 2006,

  • The Aryans (the Hackers' hangout)
  • The Film club (a film lovers club)
  • The Press Club (the online magazine of the campus)
  • Prayas (an attempt to help the underprivileged)
  • The French Club (encourage learning of french language)
  • The DLUG (the DA-IICT Linux user group)
  • The Martial Arts Club
  • The Programming Club (a club for the coding geeks on campus)
  • Khoj Theatre Group (a club for encouraging participation in prosceniums and street plays)
  • Forward Forum (socio-political organization in the campus)
  • Group Discussion (A group for all enthusiasts to develop their GD Skills.)

Other groups

Sambhav - a student endeavor aimed at understanding and working towards providing purposeful and practical solutions to various social problems.


DA-IICT Alumni is working and studying at various companies and institutes across the world.

Following map indicates different parts of the world the alumni is working/studying (has worked/studied).

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