IIT Indore started from the academic year 2009-10 as an autonomous engineering and technology institute of higher education. It will come up in 525 acre of land at Simrol, 25 km from Indore. Currently, IIT Bombay is mentoring IIT Indore. The Institute is fully residential and functions from the premises of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya.
The institute offers B. Tech. programmes in Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. programmes in Engineering (Computer Science, Electrical and Mechanical), Sciences (Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics), and Humanities and Social Sciences (Economics, English and Philosophy).