IIT Hyderabad started functioning with he first batch of 111 B.Tech. students on August 20, 2008. In January 2009, IIT Hyderabad admitted 11 PhD students.The foundation stone for the institute was laid by Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Hon’ble Chairperson of UPA on February, 27, 2009.
Currently, there are six engineering departments in the institute: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.