Institut Teknologi Telkom (IT Telkom) was formerly known as Sekolah Tinggi Teknologi Telkom (STT Telkom). The establishment of STTTelkom was initiated by Mr.Cacuk Sudarijanto. At that time, in 1990, he was the Director of PT.Telkom and he was aware of the rapid development of information and communication technologies and the availability of qualified human resources. Since then, he who was called as “the Father of Telkom Transformation” by the Economic Observer, established STTTelkom. STTTelkom was officially opened on Friday, September 28th, 1990 at Gegerkalong Hilir-Bandung by the Minister of Tourism, Post and Telecommunication, Mr.Susilo Soedarman. Since its establishment, IT Telkom was placed under the organization of Yayasan Pendidikan Telkom (YPT).
Currently, ITTelkom campus is located in South Bandung area about 12km from downtown of Bandung (Gedung Sate). This location is easily accessible by public transportation. IT Telkom campus once was a historical site where the Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Indonesia was spread across the nation and overseas via radio transmitter on the site. Once there were 13 radio transmitter towers in this area. Now, there are two historical and laboratory antenna which are still active.
In the beginning of the establishment, IT Telkom campus was located in three different places. Campus 1 was on Jalan Soekarno Hatta. Campus 2 was on Jalan Geger Kalong Hilir. Campus 3 was on Jalan Penghulu Hasan Mustafa. In 1993,ITTelkom campus was moved to Jalan Telekomunikasi Terusan Buah Batu (current location). Then, a year later, all teaching and learning activities were centered on the new location. In the same year, ITTelkom Campus was officially opened by the President of Republic of Indonesia, Soeharto on March 24, 1994. Occupying a land area of 48hectares, ITTelkom campus has good educational supporting facilities withbeautiful sceneries so that teaching and learning process can be more conducive.
The purpose of establishing this campus was to meet the demand of the number of experts in telecommunication industries. PT Telkom was very interested in the institution and thus, it provided full scholarships and internship programs to the students of class 1991 and 1992. There was a climatic change in the telecommunication industry (PT Telkom was no longer monopolized the telecommunication industry), the scholarship and internship programs were discontinued. Now, ITTelkom graduates are not required to work at PT Telkom.