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Indian Institute of Technology - IIT Mandi

IIT Mandi - Mandi (Himachal Pradesh)

Facilities
  • Math Lab
  • Acad. Zone
  • AV Lab
  • ATM
  • Boys Hostel
  • Canteen
  • Comp. Lab
  • CSC
  • Convo. Hall
  • Counselling
Size
530 Acres
Accredited By
MHRD
Established Date
2009
Government
Type
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Indian Institute of Technology - IIT Mandi - IIT

History

  • IIT Mandi has been on a rapid course of development as is evident from the following milestones:

  • The laying of the foundation stone at Kamand, the site for the permanent campus of IIT Mandi, took place on 24th February 2009.

  • The IIT Mandi Cell was set up at the IIT Roorkee on 18th March 2009, to steer the activities of the IIT Mandi.

  • A Preliminary Project Report ( PPR ) outlining a road map of 10 years for development of academic program, campus development and related issues was finalized initially on 25.4.2009. A major component of the report was development of a scaled drawing of the 538 Acres of land at Kamand and its land-use-plan. The report was submitted to Govt. of H.P. in April 2009.

  • The IIT Mandi was registered as a society in Uttarakhand, on 20th June 2009.

  • The admission of the First batch of students of IIT Mandi took place in July 2009 and their classes were conducted from 27th July 2009, onwards. Staying arrangement for IIT Mandi students was made in student hostels, Rajendra Bhawan (Boys) and Kasturba Bhawan (Girls).

  • Plans were finalized for development of a Transit Campus of IIT Mandi at Govt. Post graduate College, Mandi in August, 2009 during the visit of Shri Ashok Thakur, Additional Secretary, Govt. of India, MHRD, Department of Higher Education, on Aug. 13th, 2009. This campus will start functioning in near future and will be in operation till the main Campus at Kamand is developed.

  • Revised PPR was finalized on Sep. 15, 2009 after incorporating changes in the forest land by excluding patches of dense forest.

  • The buildings of Transit campus were handed over by the H.P. Govt. to IIT Mandi on Nov 16, 2009.

  •  An MoU was signed, for Creation of Virtual Class Rooms at IIT Mandi over National Knowledge Network (NKN), between IIT Mandi, National Informatics Centre (NIC) and National Informatics Center Services Incorporated ( NICSI).

  • The first meeting of Building & Works Committee, exclusively for IIT Mandi, took place on Dec. 14, 2009 to consider mainly the preliminary estimates submitted by CPWD for development of the Transit campus at Mandi. The First meeting of Finance Committee and BOG of IIT Mandi took place on Dec. 21, 2009, when the estimates prepared by the CPWD (for renovation of the Transit Campus buildings as well as Construction of a laboratory block and students activity centre etc) on the basis of Architectural drawings prepared by M//s R. P. Vaidya Associates - Space Matrix, were approved. BOG also approved specialization of Faculty and Grouping of Non-Teaching Staff for reservation purposes etc for IIT Mandi

  • Prof. Timothy A. Gonsalves joined as Director of IIT Mandi on Jan 15, 2010 and took charge from Prof. S. C .Saxena, Director, IIT Roorkee.

  • Prof. Timothy A. Gonsalves went on his first visit to Mandi on Jan 21-23, 2010.

  • The website of IIT Mandi was activated under the domain name iitmandi.ac.in on Feb.2, 2010, by ERNET India.

  •  The first advertisement for faculty and non-faculty positions of IIT Mandi appeared in the Times of India on Feb.3, 2010.On May 10, 2010, Mr. Rajat Kumar Sharma, JE(Civil), joined as the first permanent employee of IIT Mandi.

  • On May 10, 2010, Mr. Rajat Kumar Sharma, JE(Civil), joined as the first permanent employee of IIT Mandi.

  • On Tuesday 8th June, 2010 Dr. Aniruddha Chakraborty joined as the first faculty member of IIT Mandi. His research interests are in theoretical physical chemistry and he is an Assistant Professor in the School of Basic Sciences at IIT Mandi.

Geography

The main campus of IIT Mandi is in Kamand village. The village is located in Mandi Tehsil of Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh. The village is on the banks of Uhl- a tributary of the river Beas. Kamand is approximately 14 kms from Mandi town. There is great variation in the climatic conditions of Himachal due to extreme variation in elevation. The climate varies from hot and sub-humid tropical in the southern tracts to cold, alpine and glacial in the northern and eastern mountain ranges with more elevation.

Mandi has an average elevation of 1044 meters (3425 feet) and is situated on the banks of Beas. Mandi town falls in the lower most climatic zone of the Himalayas. These regions enjoys a wet-sub temperate climate of the foot hills (450-900 meters) as against the dry-cold alpine climate with snowfall at higher altitudes (2400-4800 meters). Average annual rainfall of Mandi is 1380 mm.

LOGO

  • Theme: The freedom to learn from the limitless domain of knowledge and the freedom to be unique.

  • Composition: The suspension bridge of Mandi, an engineering marvel, is the focal point of the logo with the symbolic representation of hills, sun and the Beas.

  • Meaning: Far from the maddening crowd, this bower of education is endowed with invigorating lush green surroundings. The sun rises on these mountains to spread the hue of true knowledge. The Beas, unaware of its own majesty, flows beneath an engineering marvel - a century old suspension bridge of the historical Mandi town.

  • Symbolism: Three colours are used in the logo, viz., blue, green and orange. Blue signifies limitless sky, thus symbolizes the vast expanse of knowledge. Green signifies vegetation, youth and freshness of ideas. Orange signifies energy and the spirit of dedication. The depth in the logo signifies unending quest for excellence. The bridge, which is a specimen of the cutting edge engineering skills of the yesteryears, portends similar wondrous creations by the students of IIT Mandi.

  • Thus, the logo depicts what IIT Mandi is - a youthful and a vibrant destination for the steadfast pursuit of knowledge and excellence!. The IIT Mandi logo has been designed by Dr. Ila Gupta, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, IIT Roorkee.

Overview Courses

List of entrance exams JEE Mains (B.Tech), JEE Advanced
Transfer Allowed Yes
Eligibility For Transfer None
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Overview Placement

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, established in 2009, has quickly gained reputation as one of the upcoming leading technical institutions in the world. IIT Mandi is a fully residential institute with more than 100 faculty members, over 500 students across the 4 years of bachelors of technology(BTech) degree and more than 120 research scholars. IIT Mandi is the first new IIT to have all the B.Tech students in their main campus, with only a few branches of MS/PhD operating in Mandi. The main campus is well established and is located a mere 14 km from Mandi city. Under the able leadership of Prof. T. A. Gonsalves, Director, IIT Mandi, the institute has moved from strength to strength since its establishment. It is currently offering 4 undergraduate courses (B.Tech CSE, B.Tech EE, B.Tech ME,B.Tech Civil) and has a strong research culture, with numerous Masters and PhD programmes. IIT Mandi is the first among new IITs to develop and use its main campus. The move to the main campus which began in July-September 2012 has been steadily gaining momentum. In April 2015, the shifting of all the B.Tech students to the permanent campus in Kamand has been completed and all the major activities of IIT Mandi are now being carried out from Kamand Campus. The residential campus in the serene landscape by the river Uhl offers a world-class academic environment with a high quality of life in a setting of natural splendour. Bus transport facility is available to facilitate the movement of students and faculty between Mandi and Kamand.

A faculty of international repute, vibrant student community, innovative curriculum, excellent technical and administrative staff and stress over indigenous technologies has amalgamated into the rapid growth of IIT Mandi. Many students in their bachelors take the opportunity to work with research scholars and gain a research oriented mindset.

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