IIT Delhi is located in Hauz Khas, South Delhi. The campus of 325 acres (132 ha) is surrounded by the Hauz Khas area and monuments such as the Qutub Minar and Lotus Temple.
Internationally, IIT Delhi was ranked 172 in the QS World University Rankings of 2018, the top ranked university in India. The same rankings ranked it 41 in Asia and 17 among BRICS nations. It was ranked 501-600 in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2018, 54 in Asia and 32 among BRICS & Emerging Economies University Rankings in 2017.
IIT Delhi ranked first among engineering colleges in India by India Today in 2017, as well as by Outlook India and The Week. It ranked fourth among engineering colleges by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2017 and fifth overall.
The inside of the campus resembles a city, with gardens, lawns, residential complexes and wide roads. The campus has its own water supply and backup electricity supply along with shopping complexes to cater to the daily needs of residents.