IIT Indore is one among the new IITs. It started from the academic year 2009-10. IIT Indore is an autonomous engineering and technology institute of higher education. It will come up in 525 acre of land at Simrol, 25 km from Indore. Union Human Resources Development Minister Mr. Arjun Singh laid the foundation-stone of the Institute on 17 February 2009. IIT Bombay is currently mentoring IIT Indore.
IIT Indore also offers Ph.D. programmes in Engineering (Computer Science, Electrical and Mechanical), Sciences (Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics), and Humanities and Social Sciences (Economics, English and Philosophy). Currently, IIT Indore is functioning from the premises of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya. As in the case of other IITs, the Institute is fully residential. At present, the hostel facility is provided to the students at Peace Point Colony, Khandwa Road, Indore. Simultaneously, the task of getting the new campus ready at the earliest is in progress.