IIIT-A was established in 1999, as a center of excellence in I.T. and allied areas. The institute was conferred "Deemed University" status by Govt. of India in the year 2000.The Institute thus became empowered tohave a perpetual seal and award degrees subsequent to the conduct of its own examinations.IIIT Allahabad is an Institute of National importance.

The institute is located on a campus at Jhalwa, on the outskirts of Allahabad. The Jhalwa campus includes three computer centers with six labs each, 16 lecture halls, electronics library and residential facilities for students and faculty. An open air theater, stadium and recreational facilities are under development. Apart from these there is a library, lecture theater complex and administrative building. Lab facilities include: Artificial Intelligence Lab, Basic Electronics Lab, Basic and Advanced Programming Lab, Bio Informatics Lab, CAD Lab, Communication Systems Lab, Control Systems Lab, Digital Electronics Lab, Digital Signal Processing Lab, Electronics Workshop, Embedded Systems Lab, Mobile Communications Lab, Microprocessor Lab, Fiber Optics Lab, Instrumentation Lab, Natural Language Processing Lab, Printed Circuit Lab, Image Processing Lab, CUDA Lab, RF and Microwave Lab, Robotics Lab, Software Engineering Lab, Universal Digital Library, VLSI Design and Fabrication Lab, Wireless Sensors Lab etc.

About the Department

Applied science is a bridge that connects pure, basic science like Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics with the engineering practices. Faculty and students in applied science employ fundamental physical and chemical principles to create innovative new technologies. These novel solutions are then handed off to engineering disciplines to be refined, enhanced and used to address important societal problems.RESEARCH:-High Tc Superconducting Materials, Quantum Computing, Structural Biology, Parallel Computing, Genetic Algorithms, Photonic Crystals, Photonic band gap materials, Magnetic materials and Condensed matter Physics, Laser Physics, Bio Physics, Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry, Biofilms, their applications in Bioremediation, Computational Genomics and Proteomics, Bioelectrics, Biomechanics, Biomedical Signals & Processing , Clinical diagnostics using various detection based Lab on chip and nanofabricated devices., Bio-Technology, Genetic networks.