In keeping with India's vision to become a world leader in science and Technology and to usher in a new revolution, resulting in an unprecedented economic growth, Government of India reassessed the need of technical manpower and decided to set up eight new IITs. Six of these started functioning back from the academic year 2008-09. These were established at Hyderabad, Gandhinagar, Rajasthan, Ropar, Patna and Bhubaneswar. IIT Indore and IIT Mandi started functioning from July 2009.
Indian Institute of Technology Indore located in Madhya Pradesh, known as IIT Indore or IITI, is an institute of national importance established by the Government of India in 2009. It is one of the eight new IITs, started by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (India), Government of India. The institution started functioning from 2009-10 in a temporary campus at Institute of Engineering and Technology of Devi Ahilyabai University under mentorship of IIT Bombay. Shri Arjun Singh, then the Union HRD minister, laid the foundation of the permanent campus, spread over an area of around 510-acre (2.1 km2), on 17th February 2009 at Simrol, a location on Khandwa Road about 25 km from the city of Indore.
Presently, IIT Indore is functioning from two locations: first one at IET-DAVV Campus (Khandwa Road) and another at PACL Campus (Hardnia Khedi Village, Indore-MHOW Road). At IET-DAVV Campus, we have our Administrative offices including Director's Secretariat, Registrar's office, Offices of the Dean of Faculty Affairs (DoFA), Dean of Planning and Administration (DoPA), Materials Mangement section and Finance and Accounts Section. The School of Basic Sciences and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences are functioning from this campus. There are various basic sciences labs are established in this campus. At PACL campus, we have our Academic office including offices of Dean of Academic Affairs (DoAA) and Dean of Research and Development (DoRD). The School of Engieering is fuctioning at PACL campus. There are vaious engineering labs are established in this campus. The Central Library has located in the both the camapuses.
The Academic office is responsible for all the academic affairs of the students of the Institute. There is a Dean of Academic Afffairs, an Deputy Registrar, five Junior Assistants in this office besides some contractual employees.