Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar is one of the eight IITs set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, in 2008 to expand the reach and enhance the quality of technical education in the country. This institute is committed to providing state-of-the-art technical education in a variety of fields and also for facilitating transmission of knowledge in keeping with latest developments in pedagogy. These two areas of focus will enable students to gain exposure to recent trends in their chosen domains of study and gain practical experience through a wide variety of activities the institute facilitates in its own campus and arranges for in collaboration with industry and other institutes.
IIT Ropar is on a fascinating path of growth and development. As you are aware, it has already established itself as one of the top technological institutes in the country, but that is just the tip of the iceberg compared to the huge initiatives and progress the institute is making. The institute’s own campus on 500 acres pristine land, on the bank of river Satluj is fast getting ready to be operational. We are going to occupy the first phase of the campus within the next quarter. The institute has increased its student strength from a meager 650 in 2015 to over 1100 today which is likely to be increased to 2500 by 2019.
Our faculty strength has increased during the last two years from 65 to 170.. Apart from existing departments of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, we have recently