IIT Jammu: All You Need To Know
IIT Jammu, along with IIT Bhilai, IIT Goa, and IIT Dharwad is one of the newly established IITs that have started offering admissions to eligible candidates from the academic year 2016-17. With the addition of these four IITs, the total number of IITs has gone up to 23.
IIT Jammu came into being on 1st May 2016 when a Memorandum of Association (MoU) was signed between the Department of Higher Education, Government of Jammu & Kashmir and the Department of Higher Education, MHRD, Government of India. IIT Jammu was proposed to be set up at village Jagti, Tehsil Nagrota at Jammu. IIT Jammu has started operations from 2016 from a temporary campus within Jammu city under the mentorship of IIT, Delhi.
Currently, the academic program at IIT Jammu follows the curriculum of 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 will follow a credit system and the performance in a course will be continuously evaluated. A relative grading system will be followed.
IIT Jammu is currently offering the following courses with an intake of approximately 90 students, 30 each in the three programs currently being offered by the Institute.
- Tech in Computer Science & Engineering.
- Tech in Electrical Engineering.
- Tech in Mechanical Engineering.
Rules for Changing Branch
Students at IIT Jammu can change their branch to another one at the end of the first semester depending on their academic performance. Students are eligible to apply for a change of branch at the end of the first year only, provided they fulfill the following criteria:
- CGPA for General and OBC category students > 8.00
- CGPA for SC/ST and Person with Disability category students > 7.00
- Earned credits / non-graded units at the end of the second semester of the first year: All credits of core and non-graded units of I year
- Optionally, one first year course would be identified by each program, in which the grade of the applicant is equal to or above B.
- The student should have no disciplinary action against him/her.
Change of the branch will be permitted strictly in the order of merit, in each category, as determined by CGPA at the end of the first year, subject to the limitation that the actual number of students in the third semester in the branch to which transfer is to be made should not exceed its sanctioned strength by more than 15%, and the strength of the branch from which transfer is being sought does not fall below 85% of its sanctioned strength. The conditions mentioned in items 1-5 above will not be insisted upon for change to a branch in which a vacancy exists with reference to the sanctioned strengths, and the concerned student was eligible as per JEE Rank for admission to that branch at the time of entry to IIT Jammu. However, these conditions will continue to apply in the case of students seeking change to a branch to which the concerned student was not eligible for admission at the time of entry to IIT Jammu.
Please refer to the following table for the IIT Jammu cut off marks for various categories. These cut-off marks indicate the opening and closing ranks for all Undergraduate and integrated engineering programs at IIT Jammu for the year2016.
IIT Jammu Cut Off for 2016
|Program Name||General Category||OBC-NCL Category||SC||ST|
|Computer Science & Engineering||4743||6219||1714||2534||946||1248||700||723|
Note: All programs mentioned in the table are four years, Bachelor of Technology courses.
Abbreviations Used: OBC- NCL (Other Backward Classes-Non Creamy Layer), SC- Scheduled Caste, ST-Scheduled Tribes.
The IIT Jammu fee structure under various heads for the Undergraduate courses is given below.
IIT Jammu Fee Structure for the 2016 UG Students
|Program||Tuition Fee (Per Semester)|
|B. Tech/Dual Degree (till 8th Semester)||Rs. 100000|
|Foreign National (SAARC Countries)||US$1000|
|Foreign National (Non-SAARC Countries)||US$2000|
|Institute Fees (To be paid every semester along with Tuition Fee)|
|Examination Fees||Rs. 500|
|Registration/Enrolment Fees||Rs. 300|
|Medical Fees||Rs. 100|
|Internet and Computer access fees||Rs. 500|
|Transportation Charges||Rs. 100|
|Hostel Fees (To be paid every semester; Hostellers Only)|
|Hostel Seat Rent||Rs. 5000|
|Amenity Charges||Rs. 300|
|Insurance Scheme (To be paid every year in 1st semester)||Rs. 500|
|One Time Payments at the time of Admission (Non-Refundable)|
|Admission Fee||Rs. 1000|
|Student Welfare Fund||Rs. 300|
|Modernization Fees||Rs. 500|
|Benevolent Fund||Rs. 200|
|Alumni Fees||Rs. 1000|
|Training & Placement Charges||Rs. 500|
|Institution Security Deposit||Rs. 2000|
|Library Security Deposit||Rs. 2000|
- Students belonging to the SC, ST, PD categories, and those with family income less than Rs. 1 Lac per annum are eligible for 100% tuition fee exemption.
- Students with family income between Rs. 1 Lac and Rs. 5 Lac per annum are eligible for 1/3rd tuition fee waiver i.e. Rs. 33,330.
Currently, during the formative years, most of the courses at IIT Jammu are being handled by experienced faculty from IIT Delhi. Care is being taken to make sure that in the coming years, the faculty will remain a mix of young and experienced professionals.
IIT Jammu is currently being mentored by IIT Delhi under the guidance of the following faculty members:
- Professor In-Charge: S.K. Koul – Professor, IIT- Delhi.
- R In-Charge: Mr. R.K. Gupta, Assistant Registrar, IIT- Delhi.
The permanent IIT Jammu campus is to be set up at village Jagti, Tehsil Nagrota, Jammu. Meanwhile, the Institute has started operations from a temporary campus within Jammu city.
Jammu is well connected by rail, road, and air. The temporary campus of IIT Jammu, located at about 10 KM from the Jammu railway station as well as from Jammu airport, is easily accessible by air, road, and rail from any part of the country. The transitory campus of IIT Jammu is located in the KCS campus and has all the facilities conducive for the academic pursuits of students. The campus is built on a 40,000 Square Feet built-up area and includes facilities such as hostels, house classrooms, seminar room, a library, a computer laboratory, faculty offices, a cafeteria, and recreational and creative facilities.
The campus is equipped with sporting facilities for Volleyball, Basketball, badminton, and cricket nets are soon to be added to the sporting infrastructure of the campus. There are also facilities for indoor sports like table tennis, chess, and carom. Recreational facilities include rooms for music, dance, and other activities. The campus also has an open-air stage which serves as the centre of cultural activities and performances. The campus has a medical room of its own. In addition, arrangements will be made with the nearby hospitals for medical necessities.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Department of Higher Education, Government of Jammu & Kashmir and the Department of Higher Education, MHRD, Government of India has paved the way to set up the IIT Jammu campus at village Jagti, Tehsil Nagrota, Jammu. The proposed site is located on the National Highway and is about 15 km from the airport. The state government has provided the land, measuring 159 hectares for the establishment of the IIT Jammu campus. The land has been handed over to the CPWD, Jammu Division to take up the construction of the transit campus as per the layout plan. The proposed campus will be spread over 25-Acres within the actual site and will have a built-up area of about 2 lakh square feet. The new campus will be operational from the next session (2017-18) and will be able to accommodate about 600 students.
Jammu is the largest city in the Jammu Division and the capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Situated on the banks of the river Tawi, Jammu has an average elevation of 327 m. The city is surrounded by the Shivalik range to the north, east, and southeast, while the Trikuta range surrounds it from the northwest. Jammu offers the perfect mix of natural beauty and modern surroundings and is definitely an ideal place for your academic pursuits.
All the best!