The Institute commenced its academic session from August 2015. The Institute is currently operating out of its transit campus housed in the IT Park in Hubballi with well-equipped classrooms, laboratories and a library.IIIT Dharwad is keen to develop its permanent campus in a plot of 61 acres allotted by the Government of Karnataka at Tadasinakoppa village between Hubli and Dharwad cities. As a not-for-profit institute of higher learning in the area of Information Technology (IT), the primary objective of IIIT Dharwad is to address the skill gap in high-end information technology and thereby enable India to retain its global leadership role in IT and allied areas. To achieve this objective, IIIT Dharwad currently offers B.Tech. Degree programmes in Computer Science and Electronics & Communication.