Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT Ropar)
Indian Institute of Technology Ropar
Nangal Road, Rupnagar, Punjab,
INDIA - 140001
The Indian Institute of Technology Ropar or IIT Ropar is one of the eight new IITs set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India in 2009. In true tradition of IIT system, this institute is committed to provide state-of-the- art technical education in a variety of fields and also for facilitating transmission of knowledge in keeping with the latest developments in pedagogy. IIT Delhi was assigned the responsibility of mentoring IIT Ropar. The first academic session (2008–09) of IIT Ropar was conducted at IIT Delhi campus. The institute currently operates from the premises of Government Polytechnic College for Girls (Ropar), which has been fully renovated and furnished. The temporary campus for IIT Ropar is set up with all the required facilities. Class rooms fitted with multimedia, Airconditioners , faculty rooms and administrative wing are all in place. There are four hostels; three for boys and one for girls. These hostels, equipped with modern messing units. Faculty recruitment, creation of laboratories and other support facilities are in full swing. The Institute has been operating from the transit campus since 18th August, 2009. In 2017, the institute will be relocated to its own campus, spread over a 500 acre area, along the banks of the river Satluj.
(b) Campus Location & Facilities
The Institute is located at Ropar, the headquarters of Rupnagar district, Punjab. This institute, with its establishment, joins a string of premier educational institutions in Punjab. The town of Ropar, the district headquarters, is 42 kms from Chandigarh, the capital of Punjab. Rupnagar is well connected by both road (National highway NH-21) and railways (the Delhi-Ambala-Una railway line passes through Rupnagar). The nearest airport is in Chandigarh, about 50 kms from Rupnagar.Chandigarh International Airport is now shifted to Mohali permanently bringing airport connectivity near to the campus.
(c) Recreational/ Extra-curricular Activities
At present, the transit campus has excellent facilities for several sports, including a cricket field, three lawn tennis courts, a football field, a hockey field, a gymnasium, a basket ball court, badminton courts, an athletics track, table tennis room and also number of facilities for several athletic events. The institute also encourages its students to participate in inter-IIT sport events and other competitions. Space for recreational and creative activities is also available.