About Us

Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT Ropar) is a public technical university located in Rupnagar, Punjab, India. It is one of the eight newer Indian Institutes of Technology, established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India under The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2011 to expand the reach and enhance the quality of technical education in the country.
IIT Ropar has completely shifted to its permanent campus since June 2019. Campus architecture is inspired by Indus Valley Civilisation with four 41 feet high stone carved pillars at the entrance.The institute started to operate from its permanent campus from July 2018. Some phases of this campus were still under construction. The campus was being built on the land earlier known as Birla Seed Farms. It is located over an area of 525 acres (2.12 km2). Foundation stone for the permanent campus was laid on 24 February 2009 by Union HRD Minister Arjun Singh. The contract was given to CPWD and a Bangkok-based construction company was assigned the task of finishing the first phase. The Computer Science Department has been shifted to this campus in July 2018. A part of the administration office was shifted on 17 June 2018. In June 2019, the Administration and Departments of Electrical, Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering completely shifted to the permanent campus.
The Spiral – an artistic representation of the DNA structure. This structure is built inside the main gate complex of the Indian Institute of Technology Ropar. Philosophically, the three turns in the structure enlight the mission and vision of IIT Ropar, i.e., the Contribution to the Knowledge, Contribution to the Nation, Contribution to the Humankind. The institute, in the past, operated in two different transit campuses located in Rupnagar.