Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, formerly known as Indian Institute of Technology Rajasthan, is known to be established in 2008 by the Minister of Human Resource Development on 28 March 2008. The Institute focuses on the vision to promote technology thought and action, and prepare needed technical human resources to meet the technology challenges of the nation. IIT Jodhpur also believes in its motto: त्वं ज्ञानमयो विज्ञानमयो असि, which means that ‘You are the entire knowledge and science’.
IIT Jodhpur has functioned in different campuses. The classes of IIT Jodhpur used to take place at IIT Kanpur till May 2010, and then the classes shifted to transit campus. In July 2017, the academic and residential campuses of IIT Jodhpur were transferred to the permanent campus.
Permanent Campus: IITJ is located about 24 km from Jodhpur city and spans over 852 acres. Its construction is still in progress. The Institute is planning to adopt some harvesting technologies.
Transit Academic Campus: Prior to the construction of permanent campus, this transit campus used to function at the Department of Computer Science, MBM Engineering College. It has 20 labs and 10 classrooms. The sports faculties include basketball, football, cricket, volleyball and badminton courts.
Extracurricular activities at the Institute include participation in Science and Technology, Photography, Sports, Music, Astronomy, and Films. There are also some societies organized by the Student Gymkhana.
The annual inter-collegiate festival Ignus is a cultural and technical festival of IIT Jodhpur.
“Varchas” is the sports festival of IIT Jodhpur.
Transit Residential Campus had been set up at Kendranchal colony on New Pali Road, Jodhpur. Dining facility, a computer center, a library, and a health center were also provided at this campus. The campus was equipped with basic amenities including Wi-Fi, recreational rooms and a computer center.
At present, the campus has accommodation facilities for Faculty Members and Officers. Construction of houses for Staff Members is in progress. The building of Bank, Post Office and Market are planned. And, it will have a Primary Health Center too.
Departments and Courses
- Bio-sciences and Bio-engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science & Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Humanities & Social Sciences
- Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- M.Sc.- M. Tech
- B.Tech- PhD
IIT Jodhpur seeks recruitments from many prestigious firms. The institute aims at providing success to its students at a higher level. The prestigious companies that visit IIT Jodhpur for placements are: Amazon, Flipkart, IBM, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, and Samsung.
Some good eateries near IIT Jodhpur are:
- Geoffery’s- The Pub
- The Daily Grinds
- The Filos
Student Exchange Programmes
The IIT Jodhpur has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with 6 international universities, two international agencies, three national institutes and universities, and one national agency. Some of the international universities are: University of Western Ontario, Canada; Universitat Rovira I Virgili, Tarrgona, Spain; Institute of Science and Technology, Nara, Japan; University of California, Merced, USA.