The Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT Ropar or IIT-RPR) is an engineering, higher education institute, located in Rupnagar, Punjab, India. IIT Ropar, one of the eight new Indian Institutes of Technology, has been established in 2008 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
They follow the motto धीयो यो नः प्रचोदयात, which translates to, ‘Guide in the Right Direction’. The vision of IIT Ropar is to be a trendsetter among the technology universities born in this millennium.
Initially, the classes for academic session 2008–2009 were held at IIT Delhi. The Institute started operating from its transit campus in Rupnagar in August 2009. Now the IIT Ropar campus functions in three different campuses at Rupnagar.
Transit Campus I: This campus was formerly the campus of Women’s Polytechnic, Rupnagar. It has four accommodations for the students. It also has a central library of the institute, a post office, medical center and a SBI bank’s branch. There are sport facilities in this campus too, that include cricket field, three tennis courts, a football field, a gymnasium, a basketball court, two volleyball courts and also a number of facilities for other athletics. . The Students Activity Center (SAC) has a gymnasium and rooms for different activity clubs.
Transit Campus II: Along with the main academic area, the Transit campus II has three hostels and three faculty residences. Transportation inside the campus is mostly done via the institute buses.
Permanent Campus: The permanent campus has been started to operate from July 2018. Some parts of this campus are still under construction. It is covers an area of 525 acres. Electrical Department, Computer Science Department, Mechanical Department have been entirely shifted to the permanent campus from June 2019.
Zeitgeist is the annual cultural fest organized by IIT Ropar.
There are a total of 4 hostels at IIT Ropar: Jupiter, Mercury and Neptune Hostels for boys; Venus Hostel for girls. The hostels are provided with comfortable lodging and boarding of around 380 students. All hostels have facilities of water coolers and RO systems. Each hostel has a common room that provides facilities for indoor recreation and games. The hostel compound also includes four shops that supply the basic needs of the residents, and also a few washing machine facilities. The hostels are supervised by a warden, who guides the students to manage the affairs of the hostels.
Departments and Courses
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science and Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Mechanical Engineering
The Center for Biomedical Engineering is the multi-disciplinary centre.
- B.Tech-M. Tech Dual Degree in Mechanical Engineering
- M.Sc. Or MS
IIT Ropar helps its students to provide placements in various renowned companies. Some of the prestigious recruiters are:
- Bharat Seats
- Go Products Engineering
- Goldman Sachs
- Mahindra & Mahindra
- Maruti Suzuki
Some good eating places near IIT Ropar are:
- Surpal’s Motel
- Domino’s Pizza
- Pheasants Nest Restaurant
- Buffet 97
Student Exchange Programmes
Several of the graduate and undergraduate students of IIT Ropar visit some of the best companies/universities around the world as a part of their Summer Internship Programme. The institute has MoUs with the following universities: Binghamton University, New York; Cardiff University, Wales; Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt, Germany; Macquairie University, Australia.