Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur

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Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur
भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान जोधपुर
IIT Jodhpur Logo (red).jpg
Former name
Indian Institute of Technology Rajasthan
Motto त्वं ज्ञानमयो विज्ञानमयो असि
Motto in English
You are the entire Knowledge and Science
Type Public
Established 2008
Chairman Goverdhan Mehta
Director C V R Murty
Location Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
26°16′16″N 73°01′59″E / 26.271°N 73.033°E / 26.271; 73.033Coordinates: 26°16′16″N 73°01′59″E / 26.271°N 73.033°E / 26.271; 73.033
Campus Urban, spread over 852 acres (3.45 km2)
Acronym IITJ
Colors          Red, Black
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[citation needed]. 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 30 km from Jodhpur city on National Highway 65 which connects Jodhpur to Nagaur. The site will cover 852 acres (3.45 km2) of land around Jhipasni and Gharao villages. The foundation stone for the permanent campus was laid on 16 April, 2013 by then Union Minister for Human Resources Development, Dr. M. M. Pallam Raju.[4]

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.

The campus masterplan got 'GRIHA Exemplary Performance Award' under 'Passive Architecture Design' category at the 8th GRIHA Summit held during 2nd - 3rd March 2017, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.[5][6][7]

First migrations into the campus will take place in June 2017.[4]

Transit academic campus[edit]

Transit academic campus

Until the construction of the permanent campus is completed, IIT Jodhpur is functioning 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, volleyball and badminton.

Transit residential campus[edit]

Transit residential campus

IIT Jodhpur has set up its transit residential campus at Kendranchal colony on New Pali Road, Jodhpur. Faculty and students reside in the transit residential campus, which has a dining facility 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's buses which run at frequent intervals.

Academics[edit]

Departments[edit]

The Institute has organised its academic activities to be conducted through 11 Departments and 2 Focus Groups. They are:

Academic Departments at IIT Jodhpur[8]
1. Biosciences and Bioengineering
2. Chemistry
3. Chemical Engineering
4. Civil Engineering
5. Computer Science & Engineering
6. Electrical Engineering
7. Humanities & Social Sciences
8. Materials Engineering
9. Mathematics
10. Mechanical Engineering
11.  Physics
Focus Groups at IIT Jodhpur [9]
1. System Science
2. Biologically Inspired System Science.

Programs[edit]

Academic Programs offered by institute are:

Programs offered at IIT Jodhpur[10]
Level Degree Discipline Introduced Notes
Undergraduate Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) Computer Science and Engineering 2008
Electrical Engineering 2008
Mechanical Engineering 2008
System Science ^ 2011 Admissions stopped from July 2015
Biologically Inspired System Science ^ 2012 Admissions stopped from July 2015
Postgraduate Master of Science (M.Sc.) Chemistry 2015
Mathematics 2015
Physics 2015
Master of Technology (M.Tech.) Electrical Engineering 2015
Mechanical Engineering 2015
Energy 2011 Admissions stopped from July 2015
Information & Communication Technology 2011 Admissions stopped from July 2015
System Science 2011 Admissions stopped from July 2015
Doctorate Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Energy 2010 Admissions stopped from July 2015
Information & Communication Technology 2010 Admissions stopped from July 2015
System Science 2011 Admissions stopped from July 2015
Biologically Inspired System Science 2012 Admissions stopped from July 2015
Computer Science and Engineering 2015
Electrical Engineering 2015
Mechanical Engineering 2015
Biosciences and Bioengineering 2016 Biology department was merged into this.
Chemistry 2015
Mathematics 2015
Physics 2015
Humanities & Social Sciences 2015


The institute earlier offered B.Tech. in Biologically Inspired Systems Science and in System Science disciplines from 2011-2014, however, intake to these programs have been stopped from July 2015. Postgraduate and Ph.D programs were earlier structured around Centre of Excellence (CoE) of the institute, the Centre of Excellence in Energy, Information and Communication Technology, Biologically Inspired Systems Science and System Science. Admission to M.Tech. and Ph.D. programs with specializations in these disciplines also stopped from July 2015.[11][12]

Admissions[edit]

For undergraduates, IIT Jodhpur offers B.Tech. programs. Admissions to B.Tech programs are carried through Joint Entrance Examination, after completing 10+2 schooling.

For post graduates, it currently offers M.Tech. and M.Sc. programs. The eligibility criteria for M.Tech involves degree in B.Tech., B.E. or B.Sc.(Engineering) with at least 60% marks or 6.5/10 Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) or Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). A valid GATE score is necessary for considering enrollment for M.Tech. program. The M.Sc. programs are administered through JAM exam with other minimum qualifying criterion in place.

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.

Infrastructure[edit]

Library facilities[edit]

The Central Library is functional in the transit academic campus. It has around 20000+ books and subscription of magazines. The library has access to most of the renowned international and national e-journals. The library have a Library Management Software, for Online Public Access of Catalogue to users on their computer terminals via campus-wide network (intranet).

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 Centre host a high performance computing cluster for scientific research. It also provides access to several licensed software like Matlab, Mathematica, Cadence, Mentor Graphic, Ansys, PSCAD, Solidworks etc.[13] 802.11/b/g/n Wi-Fi is enabled in academic area and residential area.

Festivals[edit]

Ignus[edit]

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, non-stop DJ dance floors and lots more with a collective prize money worth more than 5 lakhs. The tech events include Programming & Web-designing, Robotics & Electronics and Automobiles & Aero-modelling.These events scratch the young heads to come up with innovative designs and ideas and to prove their mettle in the domain. There are Gaming Events, Business Events and Quizzards too 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.

Varchas[edit]

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, Basketball, Football, Cricket, Chess, Tennis, Table Tennis, Volley Ball and Jodhpur Mini-Marathon.

Spandan[edit]

The Intra-college cultural fest of IIT Jodhpur is one of the most exciting fest of the college. Not a single person in IITJ is left out from taking part in the events. It’s a platform for all to showcase their cultural talent. The fest has always had exciting events planned by various clubs.

Spandan is a great cultural fiesta with all rocking the stage with dance, singing, playing games, solving puzzles, debating, enacting, walking down the ramp and living every moment round the clock.

Nimble[edit]

This Intra-college technical festival of IIT Jodhpur involves the students of IIT Jodhpur to participate in technical events. Generally each year a theme is decided and every technical club presents some problem statements keeping in mind the theme.

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