Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur

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Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur
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Motto त्वं ज्ञानमयो विज्ञानमयो असि
Motto in English You are the entire knowledge and science
Established 2008
Type Public
Director Prof. C V R Murty
Location Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Campus Urban, spread over 900 acres (3.6 km2)
Website www.iitj.ac.in

The Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IIT Jodhpur, IITJ), is a public university located in Jodhpur in the state of Rajasthan in India. It is one of the eight new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, government of India under The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2011 which declares these eight IITs as well as the conversion of the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University to IIT.[1] The Act was passed in the Lok Sabha on 24 March 2011[2] and by the Rajya Sabha on 30 April 2012.[3]

History[edit]

IIT Jodhpur was first announced by the Central Government in July 2007, although the formal announcement came in 2008, with IIT Kanpur mentoring IIT Jodhpur. In July 2008, the first academic session of IIT Jodhpur began at the IIT Kanpur campus, with 109 undergraduate students in Computer Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. The institute was sanctioned as an IIT for Rajasthan, and not Jodhpur in specific. It was after considering various cities, including Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota and Udaipur that the Prof. Vijay Shankar Vyas led committee suggested Jodhpur as the location for the IIT in Rajasthan. In late 2009, the MHRD granted final approval for establishing the institute at Jodhpur.

A portion of the MBM Engineering College under JNV University, Jodhpur was identified as the location for the transit campus of IIT Jodhpur. In May 2010, classes of IIT Jodhpur were shifted from IIT Kanpur to the transit campus in Jodhpur. Construction of the permanent campus is under way.

Campus[edit]

Permanent campus[edit]

IITJ will be located about 12 km from Jodhpur city on National Highway 65 which connects Jodhpur to Nagaur. The site will cover 900 acres (3.6 km2) of land around Jhipasni and Gharao villages. The construction of the fully residential campus of IIT Jodhpur started in late 2010.

The permanent campus is being built on a self-sustainable model, catering for its own energy and water requirements. Once completed, the campus will have academic and residential facilities for students, faculty and staff. Location: IIT Jodhpur Permanent Campus

Transit academic campus[edit]

Transit academic campus

Until the construction of the permanent campus is completed, IIT Jodhpur will function from its transit campus, at the Department of Computer Science, MBM Engineering College. The transit campus is separate from the main campus of MBM Engineering College. The transit academic campus has 20 labs, with six classrooms of 50-person capacity, and four classrooms of 200-person capacity. Two of the four large classrooms have networking and video conferencing facility to facilitate remote lectures.

The academic campus sports facilities include basketball, football, cricket and volleyball. Location: IIT Jodhpur Temporary Campus

Transit residential campus[edit]

Transit residential campus

IIT Jodhpur has set up its transit residential campus at Kendranchal flats on New Pali Road, Jodhpur. Faculty and students reside in the transit residential campus, which has a mess and a health center. It has courts for outdoor and indoor sports. There is a computer center and library annexure.

The residential campus is connected to the academic campus by institute buses which run at frequent intervals.

Academics[edit]

For undergraduates, IITJ offers B.Tech programmes in Computer Science and Engineering, in Electrical Engineering, in Mechanical Engineering, in Biologically Inspired Systems Science and in Systems Science. Admission to these programmes is through the Joint Entrance Examination, after completing 10+2 schooling. Postgraduate and Ph.D programmes are structured around Centres of Excellence (CoE) of the institute, the Centre of Excellence in Energy, in Information and Communication Technology, Biologically Inspired Systems Science and in Systems Science.

Research[edit]

At IIT Jodhpur sponsored research and development programs will be carried out in Centers of Excellence in the areas of information, communication, energy sectors, systems science technology for health care, economics of policy reforms, and liberal arts and social sciences. The French government has shown an interest in helping IIT Jodhpur to develop its research and academic institute. Accordingly, IIT Jodhpur is forging alliances with French universities that will result in student and faculty exchange, internship in France and participation in joint research programs.

Infrastructure[edit]

Library facilities[edit]

The Central Library is functional in the camp office located in MBM Engineering College campus. It has around 5000 books and also subscribes to magazines. The library has access to e-journals from Elsevier's Science Direct and Springer Link. The library will shortly have a Library Management Software, so that an Online Public Access Catalogue is made available to users on their computer terminals via a campus-wide network.

Computing facilities and connectivity[edit]

Primary computing facility

The institute has a Computer Centre, running on a gigabit LAN with a 1 Gbit/s internet bandwidth. It is the nucleus of all computing facilities for students and staff. The institute follows a policy of promotion of Free and Open Source Software. The academic area, as well as the residential campus, is connected by a Wi-Fi network, facilitating internet as well as intranet connectivity.

The Computer Center provides access to several licensed softwares like Matlab, Mathematica, Cadence, Mentor Graphic, Ansys, PSCAD, Solidworks etc. 802.11/b/g/n Wi-Fi is enabled in academic area and residential area, the Computer Centre will host a high performance computing cluster for scientific research.

Festivals[edit]

IGNUS[edit]

Official website of ignus is www.ignus.org

IGNUS brings to you four days of exaltation and promises to have you forget all your worries through its exhilarating Rock shows, liberating classical performances, modish fashion shows, brain-storming quizzes, a plethora of informals, nonstop DJ dance floors and lots more with a collective prize money worth more than 5 lakhs. The tech events range from Programming & Web-designing to Robotics & Electronics to Automobiles & Aero-modelling.These events scratch the young heads to come up with innovative designs and ideas and to prove that they deserve to be the ONE in their domain. Those to whom these all domains of technology are too geeky stuff, Ignus is not loose on that. There are Gaming Events, Business Events and Quizzards to recognize your real quest for perfection. Hold your adrenaline as you withstand the challenge with maestros of words flooded with thoughts and spontaneity, let your imagination run wild, get ready to exploit your intuitive skills. Groove to the enchanting tunes, there will be dance competitions both solo, group and also the most liked duet dances. Also there will be music competitions both solo and group and nerve thrilling competition–Clash of Bands between rock bands.

Technical Events:

1) Programming: App Just, Dotto Bot, Obfuscator.

2) Aeromodelling: Amphibian, Udankhatola, Pump Pump Away.

3) Electronics: Digitime, Putonium, Creatio.

4) Robotics: Threads Of Life, King Of Hill.

5) Web Designing: Kill Flash, Decipher It, Web Craft

Cultural Events:

1) Music: Clash Of Bands, Solo Singing, Group Singing, Etc.

2) Dance: Group Dance, Ensparaque, Dual Arena.

3) Drama: Thespian Troupe, Halla Bol.

4) Literature: Debate, Jam, Ntmn Workshop.

5) Fine Arts Events.

VARCHAS[edit]

Official Wabsite of Varchas is www.iitj-varchas.org

The inter-collegiate sports week of IIT Jodhpur which redefined sports is here to give you an adrenaline rush and to get you off your couch and onto the field. Encapsulating the very essence of Varchas are three simple words -VIGOUR VALOR VICTORY. Vigour which drives the body, Valour which sustains the mind and Victory which mentors one's pride.

Sports Events:

Athletics

Badminton

Basket ball

Foot ball

Cricket

Chess

Tennis

Table Tennis

Volley Ball

Jodhpur Mini-Marathon

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2010" (PDF). 
  2. ^ "LS passes bill to provide IIT status to 8 institutes, BHU". deccanherald.com. March 24, 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Parliament passes IIT bill". ThetimesofIndia.com. April 30, 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 

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