In 2008, Government of India added eight new Indian Institute of Technology (IITs). There were earlier seven IITs before. Out of these eight new IITs, six started function in 2008 itself and two started operation from 2009. IT-BHU was converted as IIT (BHU) Varanasi in 2012.
All new IITs are awaiting completion of their permanent campus construction work. However, they are running full fledged within limited strength from their transit campuses taken on rent. All are being mentored by old IITs.