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DhirubhaiAmbani
Institute of Information and Communication Technology

Milestones

Sr No Date Descriptions
1 07 June 2000 Signing of MOU between RIL and Government of Gujarat for the establishment of DA-IICT.
2 29 December 2000 Laying of Foundation Stone of the Institute by ShriKeshubhai Patel, Hon'ble Chief Minister, Gujarat.
3 27 July 2001 First Counseling of the B Tech (ICT) program held at DA-IICT Campus, Gandhinagar.
4 06 August 2001 The Institute becomes operational with the commencement of Classes for its B Tech in Information & Communication Technology (ICT)  program.
5 29 October 2001 DA-IICT registered as a Society and Trust under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950, respectively (Society Registration No. GUJ/861/GANDHINAGAR).
6 28 January 2002 First Meeting of the Board of Governors held at Reliance Center, Mumbai.
7 23 March 2002 First Meeting of the Academic Council held at Chitrakoot, Worli, Mumbai.
8 23 July 2002

Three Post-Graduate programs,  MTech (ICT),

M Sc (IT) and MSc (ICT-Agriculture & Rural Development)  and PhD launched.
9 06 March 2003

Government of Gujarat confers University status on DA-IICT through an Act of Gujarat Legislature.

10 01 May 2003 DA-IICT University Act passed by Gujarat Legislative Assembly comes into effect.
11 10 March 2004 Signing of a MOU with Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI), Pilani, Rajasthan.
12 09 August 2004 One more PG program- M Des (Multimedia)- commences.
13 18 August 2004 Signing of a MOU with International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad.
14 21 August 2004 UGC Team Visits DA-IICT for its recognition.
15 30 November 2004 DA-IICT gets recognition u/s 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956 through a Notification of the UGC.
16 13 December 2004 A Team of University of George Tech, USA visits the Institute.
17 01 March 2005 Prof. S.C. Sahasrabudhe takes over from Prof. ArvindKudchadker as Director of the Institute.
18 20 September 2005 Signing of a MOU with University of Antwerp, Holland.
19 06 May 2006 Signing of a MOU with InstitutSuperieurD’electronique De Paris (ISEP), France.
20 20 June 2006 Signing of Application Development and Distribution Agreement with Reliance.
21 11 January 2007 Signing of a MOU with Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun.
22 27 February 2007 Signing of a MOU with University of Regina, Canada.
23 02 June 2007 Signing of a Service Contract with King Saud University, Riyadh.
24 11 June 2007 DA-IICT was ranked 05 all over India in the Annual Outlook-Cfore College Survey of India's Top Professional Colleges.
25 07 August 2007 Signing of MOU with MANAGE, Hyderabad.
26 13 June 2008 Hindustan Times survey on Top 30 Private  Engineering Colleges ranked DA-IICT at 10th position on an all India basis. 
27 31 July 2008 A delegation from Carnegi Mellon University visits DA-IICT.
28 29 September 2009 MOU signed with Ericson India Limited for training of DA-IICT students.
29 08 January 2010 MOU signed with Space Application Centre to conduct joint research and sponsorship of Officers for PG Programs.
30 08 June 2010 ABP School National B-School award for outstanding Engineering Institute (West).
31 16 June 2010 Hindustan Times survey on top 50 Private Engineering Colleges ranked DA-IICT at the 5th position on all India basis. 
32 08 December 2010 MoU signed with the Tata Consultancy Services for TCS Research Scholarship Program.
33 May 2011 EFY survey of top 50 Colleges ranked DA-IICT at 4th position on all India basis.
34 02 July 2012 MoU with Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar  for joint teaching and research.
35 15December 2012 DataQuest CMR T-School survey 2012 ranked DA-IICT as one of the top ten technology schools in the country.
36 27 December 2012 MoU with Ramakrishna SaradaSevashram, Bastar for doctoral studies, develop and support joint research programs and conduct specialized courses.
37 29 January 2013 MoU with International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics for joint research, training and teaching, exchange of students and researchers and explore jointly external funding for research.
38 22 March 2013 MoU with eiTRA-eInfochips Training & Research Academy to train eiTra-eInfochips employees and conduct academic programs at Ganpat University.
39 01 June 2013 MoU with the Government of Gujarat to mentor Indian Institute of Information Technology Vadodara set up by the Government in Public Private Partnership mode. 
40 21 July 2013 Launched B Tech (Honours) Program in ICT with Computational Science as minor. 
41 16 October 2013 The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) awarded DA-IICT the ‘Outstanding IEEE Student Branch Chapter Award 2013.’
42 31 November 2013 Mou with Indian Navy to  sponsor Naval Officers for M.Tech and PhD programmes, and joint training, research and development projects.
43 16 December 2013 Conferred ‘Embedded/VLSI Industry-Academic Institution 2013 Leadership Award’ instituted by the Silicon India and Mentor Graphics Corporation, a leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions. 
44 26 January 2014 Professor Ganesh Devy conferred upon with the ‘Padma Shri’ Award in the field of Literature and Education.
45 27 March 2014 Dataquest-CMR Top T-Schools Survey 2013-14 ranked DA-IICT as one of the top ten technology schools in the country second time.
46 June 2014 GHRDC-CSR Engineering College / Institute Survey 2014 ranked DA-IICT as 3 all over India in the Private Engineering Colleges section.
47 20 October 2014 Agreement with Reliance Communications Limited to establish a Research Chair in Computational Science at DA-IICT .
48 03 November 2014 MoU with InstitutSuperieurD’Electronique De Paris (ISEP), InstitutCatholique De Paris (ICP), France for exchange of faculty, students, conduct double degree programs and joint research.
49 20 January 2015 Prof. R Nagaraj takes over as Director from Prof. SC Sahasrabudhe. 
50 20 January 2015 Prof. R Nagaraj assumes additional charge of  Director, Indian Institute of Information Technology Vadodara based on  the MoU signed between DA-IICT and the Government of Gujarat.
51 31 May 2015 Dataquest-CMR Top T-Schools Survey 2015 ranked DA-IICT as 04 all over India in Top Private T-Schools.
52 31 May 2015 The Week - Hansa Research - Engineering college survey 2015 has ranked DA-IICT at 07 all over India in Non-Government Technical Universities.
53 July 2015 GHRDC-CSR Engineering Colleges Survey 2015 has ranked DA-IICT at no. 07 all over India among Engineering colleges of super excellence.
54 20 August 2015 MoU with INFLIBNET Centre to participate in digital depository of 'Shodhganga: A reservoir of Indian theses.'