The Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar (which is also known as IIT Ropar or IIT-RPR), is a government engineering and technology higher education institute which located in Rupnagar, Punjab, India. It is amongst the eight new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) which are established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India under The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2011.
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) established this new institute in the year 2008. Initially, the session 2008–2009 had its academic classes at IIT Delhi. In August 2008,the Institute started functioning from its transit campus in Rupnagar. IIT Ropar is located in Rupnagar (formerly Ropar) situated in the town of the district Rupnagar.
The temporary campus of IIT Ropar is the former Women's Polytechnic of Rupnagar.The former Women's Polytechnic got it is the academic and administration buildings completely renovated in order to accommodate all the requirements of the Institute . The renovated building specially designed by IIT Delhi is located at a brief 1 km walk from Rupnagar railway station and has all the basic infrastructure to run Academic programmes
The permanent campus of IIT Ropar is located at Birla Seed Farms, Rupnagar. About 525 acres (2.12 km2) of land has been approved by the Government of Punjab for the permanent campus in Rupnagar. On 24 February 2009, former Union HRD Minister Mr. Arjun Singh laid the foundation stone for the permanent campus of IIT Ropar.
The official motto of IIT Ropar is “धीयो यो नः प्रचोदयात” (in Sanskrit) which means “Guide In The Right Direction”. In April 2016, Ministry of Human Resource Development ranked the institute on 9th position in National Institutional Ranking Framework. The institute comprises of 8 departments which include 4 engineering departments and 4 supporting departments with all the departments offering a Ph.D. programme.
|Name||Indian Institute of Technology Ropar|
|Area Covered||545 Acres|
|Address||Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Nangal Road, Rupnagar
City- Ropar , State- Punjab, 140001
|Landline||0 1881 227078|
|Space Covered||545 Acres|