The Indian Institute of Information Technology Dharwad is one of 20 IIITs proposed under non-profit, Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. It is an academic and research Institute funded by the Government of India, Government of Karnataka and industrial partner Keonics. Recently, the Institute has been declared as an Institute of National Importance under the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Public-Private Partnership) Act of Parliament (23 of 2017). The Institute commenced its academic session from August 2015. The Institute offers B.Tech. programmes in Computer Science & Engineering and Electronics & Communication Engineering. The Institute is operating in a transit campus located at IT Park, Hubballi. A new campus for the IIIT Dharwad is proposed to be built in 61.06 acres of land at Tadasinakoppa near Dharwad.