IIT Mandi has been on a rapid course of development as is evident from the
The laying of the foundation stone at Kamand, the site
for the permanent campus of IIT Mandi, took place on 24th February 2009.
The IIT Mandi Cell was set up at the IIT Roorkee on 18th
March 2009, to steer the activities of the IIT Mandi .
A Preliminary Project Report ( PPR ) outlining a road map
of 10 years for development of academic program, campus development and
related issues was finalized initially on 25.4.2009. A major component of
the report was development of a scaled drawing of the 538 Acres of land at
Kamand and its land-use-plan. The report was submitted to Govt. of H.P. in
The IIT Mandi was registered as a society in Uttarakhand,
on 20th June 2009.
The admission of the First batch of students of IIT Mandi
took place in July 2009 and their classes were conducted from 27th July
2009, onwards. Staying arrangement for IIT Mandi students was made in
student hostels, Rajendra Bhawan (Boys) and Kasturba Bhawan (Girls).
Plans were finalized for development of a Transit Campus
of IIT Mandi at Govt. Post graduate College, Mandi in August, 2009 during
the visit of Shri Ashok Thakur, Additional Secretary, Govt. of India, MHRD,
Department of Higher Education, on Aug. 13th, 2009. This campus will start
functioning in near future and will be in operation till the main Campus at
Kamand is developed.
Revised PPR was finalized on Sep. 15, 2009 after
incorporating changes in the forest land by excluding patches of dense
The buildings of Transit campus were handed over by the
H.P. Govt. to IIT Mandi on Nov 16, 2009.
An MoU was signed, for Creation of Virtual Class Rooms at
IIT Mandi over National Knowledge Network (NKN), between IIT Mandi, National
Informatics Centre (NIC) and National Informatics Center Services
Incorporated ( NICSI).
The first meeting of Building & Works Committee,
exclusively for IIT Mandi, took place on Dec. 14, 2009 to consider mainly
the preliminary estimates submitted by CPWD for development of the Transit
campus at Mandi. The First meeting of Finance Committee and BOG of IIT Mandi
took place on Dec. 21, 2009, when the estimates prepared by the CPWD (for
renovation of the Transit Campus buildings as well as Construction of a
laboratory block and students activity centre etc) on the basis of
Architectural drawings prepared by M//s R. P. Vaidya Associates - Space
Matrix, were approved. BOG also approved specialization of Faculty and
Grouping of Non-Teaching Staff for reservation purposes etc for IIT Mandi.
Prof. Timothy A. Gonsalves joined as Director of IIT
Mandi on Jan 15, 2010 and took charge from Prof. S. C .Saxena, Director, IIT
Prof. Timothy A. Gonsalves went on his first visit to
Mandi on Jan 21-23, 2010.
To be a leader in science and technology education, knowledge
creation and innovation, in an India marching towards a just, inclusive and
1. To create knowledge through team effort and individually
for the benefit of society.
2. To impart education to produce professionals capable of leading efforts
towards innovative products and processes for the development of the Himalayan
region in particular and our country and humanity in general.
3. To inculcate a spirit of entrepreneurship and to impart the ability to devise
globally recognized solutions for the problems of society and industry,
particularly in the fragile eco-system of the Himalayas.
4. To train teachers capable of inspiring the next generation of engineers,
scientists and researchers.
5. To work intensely with industry in pursuit of the above goals of education
and research, leading to the development of cutting edge and commercially-viable
6. To operate in an ambience marked by overriding respect for ability and merit.