Indian Institute of Technology Jammu
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Indian Institute of Technology Jammu
Indian Institute of Technology, Jammu Logo.png
Motto in English
Knowledge is Supreme of all Wealth
TypePublic Engineering college
ChairmanR. Subrahmanyam[1]
DirectorProf. Manoj Singh Gaur[2]
Location, ,
32°48?13?N 74°53?45?E / 32.8036888°N 74.8958544°E / 32.8036888; 74.8958544Coordinates: 32°48?13?N 74°53?45?E / 32.8036888°N 74.8958544°E / 32.8036888; 74.8958544
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The Indian Institute of Technology Jammu (abbreviated IIT Jammu) is a public research university located in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India.The Institute came into existence in 2016 when a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Department of Higher Education, Government of Jammu & Kashmir and Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, was signed, setting the ball rolling to set up an IIT campus at village Jagti, Tehsil Nagrota at Jammu.[3]


Temporary campus

Set up in the LCD campus, the temporary campus of IIT Jammu will have all the facilities required for hassle-free academic environment. A total of 40,000 sq.ft. built-up area including hostels, house class rooms, a seminar room, a library, a computer Laboratory, faculty offices, a cafeteria and recreational and creative facilities. The campus has volleyball, basketball, badminton courts and cricket nets. Indoor sports facilities include table tennis, carom, chess and snooker. Rooms for music, dance and other activities are also available. There is a very nice open air stage in the academic building which will serve as the centre of cultural activities and performances.[4]

Initially, the first batch of B.Tech students stayed at the temporary campus for the first two years. They were subsequently transferred to the transit Campus once it was finished to stay with all the subsequent batches. The temporary campus now houses only the P.hD students and research scholars.

Permanent campus

Entrance of the permanent campus building depicted in the IIT Jammu E-Governance Portal page

The State Government has provided the land, measuring 159 hectare for establishment of Indian Institute of Technology at Jammu. The agreement was signed by Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, Director IIT Delhi for and on behalf of MHRD, Government of India, being the mentor Institute and Shri Hemant Sharma, Secretary to Government, Higher Education Department Government of Jammu and Kashmir. IIT Jammu started functioning from 2016 itself from a Temporary campus within Jammu city. Construction of transit campus also started at the same time, and it was ready for operations within an year. The transit Campus, spread over 25 acres within the site of the permanent campus, with built up area of about 2 lakh sq. ft. became operational from August, 2017, with the 2017-18 session commencing on permanent campus. The hostels are well equipped for a comfortable lodging and boarding for 650 students. Now, it houses full strength of the B.Tech as well as the M.Tech students. The on-campus facilities include hostel accommodation for all students closer to academic area, cafeteria, open gym, laundry centers, digital classrooms, ubiquitous anytime WiFi, music room, TT tables, snooker table, dispensary, and a common hall with TV for indoor recreational activities. ICICI and J&K Bank have set up their ATMs alongside the hostels near cafeteria. The campus is well connected to Jammu city, and is located on National Highway 44 (India)(Srinagar - Kanyakumari Highway), 6-7 km. from the main Jammu City.[5]

Academic profile

The academic programme at IIT Jammu follows the curriculum of Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi). IIT Jammu will evolve its own curriculum with time. Thus, in the first year, all students, irrespective of the branch, will undergo the same curriculum. In the first year, the students would do courses on basic sciences and basic engineering. In addition, non-graded courses on language, professional ethics & social responsibility and introduction to engineering are also included. The institute follows a credit system and the performance in a course is continuously evaluated. A relative grading system is followed for first year students and for rest of the years it solely depends on the institute academic and course coordinator.[6] Institute has started using ERP from July 2018. [7]


The Institute conducts educational programs leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) , Master of Technology(M. Tech.) and Ph.D. in the following areas:


  1. ^ "Board of Governors". IIT Jammu. 29 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Director | Indian Institute of Technology Jammu". Retrieved 2019.
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  4. ^ adm (16 December 2017). "Temporary Campus at Paloura, Jammu". IIT Jammu. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ adm (16 December 2017). "Permanent Campus at Jagti". IIT Jammu. Retrieved 2019.
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