Around 500 students and parents participated and had their queries addressed about eligibility, faculty, fees, scholarships, and more topics during an open house session hosted by the Indian Embassy Abu Dhabi and IIT Delhi-Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

The session, led by the faculty of the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-Delhi), addressed queries of the IIT aspirants regarding the much-awaited admission process for the undergraduate courses of this academic year. The first batch of students will be admitted in August or September.

Due to high demand, a second session was scheduled and received an overwhelming response from the aspirants. The overseas campus of India’s premier technical and research institute will offer four-year bachelor’s programmes in computer science and engineering, and energy engineering. All the faculty members are from IIT-Delhi or other top institutions.

The process of applying for admissions for academic year 2024-25 is underway. The admissions will be through two modes: Combined Admission Entrance Test (CAET) 2024 and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE – Advanced) 2024. More information about the eligibility criteria and other requirements of JEE (Advanced) can be found at

The faculty members clarified queries on eligibility criteria, campus, fees, scholarships, and exam schedules, among others during the open house. CAET is a pen and paper-based entrance examination, where responses are marked in the optical mark recognition (OMR) sheet provided to the candidate. The entrance test consists of three question papers of 90 minutes duration each on physics, chemistry, and mathematics.

Appearing for all the papers is compulsory. The entrance test will be held at different centres in UAE on June 23. Online registration will close on June 3, with admit cards for the exam available for download from June 14. The entrance test is scheduled for June 23, and results will be declared on July 7. To register online, visit the admissions website of the university.

The IIT Delhi-Abu Dhabi campus is situated in Khalifa City. The annual tuition fee for the four-year course is Dh81,375, and the total fee is Dh325,000. On-campus accommodation is available for male and female students with single and double occupancy options. The housing fees are Dh1,000 per month for double occupancy, and Dh2,000 per month for single occupancy. The accommodations offer various amenities such as a fully functional kitchen, laundry services, entertainment room, fitness centre, security, and a student lounge.

For UAE nationals, there is a full scholarship covering 100 per cent of the tuition fee, a monthly stipend of Dh4,000, and a housing fee waiver for double occupancy for students residing outside Abu Dhabi. Students admitted through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE – Advanced) 2024 will have the same tuition fee as IIT-Delhi, a monthly stipend of Dh2,000, and a housing fee waiver for double occupancy for students residing outside Abu Dhabi. Performance-based scholarship/fee waivers will be available for deserving international students, including Indian expats in the UAE.

The admission committee will determine the scholarship/fee waiver based on the candidates' performance in CAET and other eligibility criteria.