The Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad (IIIT-A) was established in 1999, as a centre of excellence in Information Technology and allied areas. The institute was conferred the "Deemed University" status by Government of India in the year 2000. The Institute has been conceived with the ambitious objectives of developing professional expertise and skilled manpower in Information Technology (IT) and related areas.
As an apex nucleating institute in the area of IT, the establishment of IIIT-A, is a major step of Government of India towards strengthening the indigenous capability necessary for exploiting profitably and harnessing multi-dimensional facets of IT at all levels, and attaining expertise to enable the country to emerge as a leading player in the global arena The beautiful 100 acre campus, situated at Deoghat, Jhalwa in Allahabad, designed meticulously on the Penrose Geometry pattern, is being further topped by fine landscaping to give an all round soothing effect to create a stimulating environment.
The campus is envisaged to be a fully residential one, with all its faculty, staff and students housed in different pockets. All academic and residential areas are connected to the Institute network. The Jhalwa campus includes three Computer Centres with several labs each, lecture halls, a newly built auditorium, electronic library, and a residential campus. The complex also includes five laboratories, eight computer laboratories, five lecture halls, a conference room, auditorium, library, cafeteria, office space and other facilities.
Allahabad (Also known as Prayag) is a large metropolitan city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, the most populous district in the state. Allahabad is the oldest living city in India after Varanasi. The city is the Judicial capital of Uttar Pradesh with Allahabad High Court being the highest judicial body in the state.The city's original name – Prayag, or "place of offerings" – comes from its position at the Sangam (confluence) of the Ganga, Yamuna and Sarasvati rivers. Allahabad is known as the City of Prime Ministers because seven out of 15 prime ministers of India since independence have connections to Allahabad.
The city hosts the Maha Kumbh Mela, the largest religious gathering in the world, every twelve years and the Ardh (half) Kumbh Mela every six years. Local transport in the city is majorly shared auto; city bues also runs in all the main part of city.
Allahabad has a humid subtropical climate; the annual mean temperature is 26.1 °C; monthly mean temperatures are 18–29 °C. Summer lasts from March to September with daily highs reaching up to 48 °C in the dry summer (from March to May) and up to 40 °C in the hot and extremely humid monsoon season (from June to September).