Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar is one of the eight new IITs set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, to expand the reach and enhance the quality of technical education in the country. This article is on IIT Ropar.

The institute was established in 2008. On July 23, 2008, IIT Ropar started functioning from its temporary campus at IIT Delhi. This institute is committed to providing state-of-the-art technical education in a variety of fields and for facilitating transmission of knowledge in keeping with the latest developments in pedagogy.

These two areas of focus will enable students to gain exposure to recent trends in their chosen domains of study and gain practical experience through a wide variety of activities the institute facilitates in its own campus and arranges for in collaboration with industry and other institutes. Some highlights of colleges are given below:

  • Ranked 9th among ‘Top 100 Engineering Institutes for Research and Teaching’ in India by National Institutional Ranking Framework (MHRD) in 2016
  • Placed 80% of students with an average package of over 12 LPA for the year 2016
  • Received ‘Top Institutes of India Award’ by CSR, 2016

Campus & Location

IIT Ropar is located at Rupnagar town of the district Rupnagar. The Rupnagar town was known as Ropar initially. The district has rich historical and religious significance.

Rupnagar town is the headquarters of district Rupnagar and is located 42 km. from Chandigarh, the state capital. The Satluj river passes close to Rupnagar.

The climate is characterized by a dry & hot summer and a cold winter. The average annual rainfall in the district is about 776 mm with about 78% in the period of June to September.

Permanent campus

The location for permanent campus of IIT Ropar is Birla Seed Farms, Rupnagar. The Government of Punjab has approved about 525 acres (2.12 km2) land for the permanent campus in Rupnagar. Foundation stone for the permanent campus of IIT Ropar was laid down on 24 February 2009. The college has a temporary campus till the completion of the permanent campus.

Temporary campus

The temporary campus of IIT Ropar is former Women’s Polytechnic, Rupnagar. It has all the basic infrastructure to run Academic programmes specially designed by IIT Delhi.

The transit campus is equipped with state of art lecture halls along with well-maintained playgrounds and advanced laboratories to help students gain practical insight into the courses. The current temporary campus is a brief 1 km walk from Rupnagar railway station.

How to get to IIT Ropar

There are multiple ways to reach IIT Ropar. You can reach by rail, road or air. The nearest airport is Chandigarh International Airport. The distance from the airport is 52 km.

The nearest railway station is Rupnagar railway station. The distance from the railway Station is 2 km. The next nearest railway station is Chandigarh railway station. The distance from the railway station is 56 km. The Delhi-Ambala-Una railway line passes through Rupnagar and provides rail connectivity.

It is connected by road on National Highway NH-21.

Rankings

IIT Ropar was ranked 9th in National Institutional Ranking Framework published by Ministry of Human Resource Development in April 2016.

Admission Procedure

Admission will be based only on category wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE (Advanced), subject to the condition that such candidates are in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates of their Boards in respective categories.

Eligibility

For candidates who passed their Board examination, the eligibility criteria for admission is 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST/PD) in their 12th Standard or equivalent

JEE Exam Dates

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the JEE Main examination in the online mode twice in a year in 2019 i.e. in January and in April 2019.  The registrations for the JEE Main 2019 January examination will start on 1st September while the registrations for the April examinations will begin in the second week of March 2019. The exam dates for the January and April JEE Main examinations are from 6th January to 20th January 2019 and from 7th April to 21st April 2019 respectively.

The table given below contains the important dates pertaining to the JEE Main 2019 event calendar.

JEE Main 2019 Important Dates- January

JEE Main 2019 Important Events Dates
Online Application Form Availability 1st September 2018
Deadline for the submission of online application form and uploading scanned images 30th September 2018
Correction of discrepancy in the uploaded images in the JEE Main Application Form To be notified
JEE Main Mock Test August 2018
JEE Main Application Correction To be notified
JEE Main Additional Fee Payment, if applicable (during correction) To be notified
JEE Main Admit Card Last week of December 2018
JEE Main 2019 Examination (Computer Based) 6th to 20th January 2019
Answer Key & OMR Sheets Display After 20th January 2019
Acceptance of Challenges to the Answer Keys Last week of January 2019
JEE Main Result First week of February 2019

JEE Main 2019 Important Dates- April

JEE Main 2019 Important Events Dates
Online Application Form Availability Second week of February 2019
Deadline for the submission of online application form and uploading scanned images Last week of February 2019
Correction of discrepancy in the uploaded images in the JEE Main Application Form To be notified
JEE Main Mock Test To be notified
JEE Main Application Correction To be notified
JEE Main Additional Fee Payment, if applicable (during correction) To be notified
JEE Main Admit Card Last week of March 2019
JEE Main 2019 Examination (Computer Based) 7th to 21st April 2019
Answer Key & OMR Sheets Display After 21st April 2019
Acceptance of Challenges to the Answer Keys Last week of April 2019
JEE Main Result First week of May 2019
All India Ranks Declaration May 2019

About JEE Advanced

The seven zonal Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) conduct the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced). The performance of a candidate in this examination will form the basis for admission to the Bachelors, Integrated Masters and Dual Degree programs (entry at the 10+2 level) in the sixteen IITs (including IIT Ropar) and the Indian School of Mines (ISM).

The exam consists of two papers- Paper I and Paper II. Candidates have to attempt both the papers.

  • Both the papers have three sections namely- Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The questions will be objective type multiple choice. The questions are designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates.

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Faculty

The faculty is pretty good in IIT Ropar. Everyone has a PhD degree as it is mandatory in IITs. Knowledgeable faculty and decent research is what you can expect at the Ropar campus.  Overall the experience with the teachers is pretty warm and students love the friendly atmosphere.

Crowd

Just like all the IITs have a 10:1 boy to girl ratio, IIT Ropar is no different. Multicultural society has students from about 22+ states of the country. Educated, aspiring, quality students come to this institute as it is an IIT. Life on campus is too good. Classes, academics, cultural activities, sports, outings, industrial activities are all excellent. IIT Ropar has high learning atmosphere and strong peer competition.

Faculty Student Ratio

The institute has 1:10 Faculty-Student Ratio

Courses Offered

At present, the institute offers Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) program. This program spread over a period of eight semesters and the institute admits forty students in each branch, selected through IIT Joint Entrance Examination conducted every year. In addition, the institute now offers a doctoral program in several disciplines.

B.Tech

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

B.Tech + M.Tech Dual Degree

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Total Seats

Seats

Branch Seats
4-year B.Tech. Course
Civil Engineering 25
Computer Science and Engineering 40
Electrical Engineering 40
Mechanical Engineering 40
5-year B.Tech. + M.Tech. Dual Degree Course
Mechanical Engineering 10
Total 155

Category-wise Seats

  • General
Branch Seats
4-year B.Tech. Course
Civil Engineering 11
Computer Science and Engineering 20
Electrical Engineering 20
Mechanical Engineering 20
5-year B.Tech. + M.Tech. Dual Degree Course
Mechanical Engineering 5
Total 76
  • OBC
Branch OBC-NCL Seats
4-year B.Tech. Course
Civil Engineering 7
Computer Science and Engineering 11
Electrical Engineering 10
Mechanical Engineering 11
5-year B.Tech. + M.Tech. Dual Degree Course
Mechanical Engineering 2
Total 41
  • SC
Branch SC Seats
4-year B.Tech. Course
Civil Engineering 4
Computer Science and Engineering 5
Electrical Engineering 6
Mechanical Engineering 6
5-year B.Tech. + M.Tech. Dual Degree Course
Mechanical Engineering 1
Total 22
  • ST
Branch ST Seats
4-year B.Tech. Course
Civil Engineering 2
Computer Science and Engineering 3
Electrical Engineering 3
Mechanical Engineering 2
5-year B.Tech. + M.Tech. Dual Degree Course
Mechanical Engineering 1
Total 11

Institute Fee

Particulars Amount
Caution Money (One Time, Refundable) ₹4,000
One Time Fees ₹3,000
Tuition Fee (per Semester) ₹1,00,000
Other fees (per Semester) ₹3,150
Annual Fees ₹500
Total ₹1,10,650

Hostel Fee

Particulars Amount
Hostel Establishment Charges (per Semester) ₹1,000
Hostel Seat Rent (per Semester) ₹1,000
Electricity & Water charges (per Semester) ₹1,000
Total ₹3000
Mess charges extra.

Fee Waivers

  • 100% Tuition Fee waiver for SC/ST/PH students.
  • Full remission of the Tuition Fee for General & OBC students whose family income is less than Rs.1 lakh per annum.
  • Remission of 2/3rd of the Tuition Fee for General & OBC students whose family income is between Rs.1 lakh to Rs.5 lakh per annum.

IIT Ropar Cut off Marks

Category-wise Opening & Closing Ranks for JEE Advanced 2017 (Round 1)

Course Name General OBC-NCL SC ST
  Opening Closing Opening Closing Opening Closing Opening Closing
Chemical Engineering 4933 6427 2351 2601 1540 1594 734 734
Civil Engineering 5455 6723 2250 2440 1087 1218 402 413
Computer Science & Engineering 1027 1814 534 868 375 540 240 339
Electrical Engineering 3211 3939 1259 1760 708 1076 397 493
Mechanical Engineering 3957 4941 1638 2027 800 1132 482 545

Category-wise Opening & Closing Ranks for JEE Advanced 2017 (Round 7)

Course Name General OBC-NCL SC ST
  Opening Closing Opening Closing Opening Closing Opening Closing
Chemical Engineering 5268 8075 2351 3031 1556 1729 794 794
Civil Engineering 5455 8062 2250 2572 1087 1224 402 482
Computer Science & Engineering 1027 2029 534 895 375 540 240 380
Electrical Engineering 3211 4580 1556 1786 708 1076 397 541
Mechanical Engineering 4233 5763 1638 2244 800 1191 513 624

Academics at IIT RPR

IIT Ropar follows a semester-based credit system. The prominent feature of the credit system is the process of continuous evaluation of a student’s performance and the flexibility to allow a student to progress at an optimum pace suited to his/her ability or convenience, subject to fulfilling minimum requirements for continuation. A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) is necessary for satisfactory progress and continuation in the programme.

Placements

  • 28.5 lakhs per annum offered by Amazon
  • Average Package Offered: Rs.11 lakhs per annum
  • Average Package Offered (Branch wise)

Top Recruiters

  • Amazon
  • Arista Networks
  • Avanti
  • Bharat Petroleum
  • Cognizant
  • eBay
  • Flipkart
  • Google
  • HCL
  • ITC InfoTech
  • Kayako
  • Larsen & Toubro
  • Mahindra & Mahindra
  • Meritnation
  • Microsoft
  • Nagarro
  • R Systems
  • SCA Technologies
  • Snapdeal
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Tata Motors
  • Zomato

Campus life

Hostel Facilities

The Institute campus houses five hostels: four for boys (Mercury Wings A, B & C, Jupiter and Neptune Houses) and one for girls (Venus House).

The hostels are well equipped for comfortable lodging and boarding of approximately 550 students. High-speed internet is available via wireless internet and LAN connections.

Institute has its own independent post office opened for the staff and students of the institute. SBI (State Bank of India) has a well operational branch inside the campus premises.

Medical Facility

The institute has allocated a separate building, which adjoins the hostel complex, for its medical facility. A doctor and a nurse have been appointed to attend to medical emergencies of the campus residents.

Sports Facilities

The institute provides several sports facilities. At present, the institute has a cricket field, three tennis courts, a football field, a gymnasium, a basketball court and two volleyball court. The institute students also participate in the inter-IIT competition, which is held every year in December at different IIT campuses across India, and other competitions.

The institute also has a Students Activity Center (SAC). It has a well-equipped gymnasium and rooms for different activity clubs such as the Music Club, Dance Club and the Fine Arts Club.

Central Library

The college has a vast library. Apart from textbooks and recommended reading material prescribed for each course offered at the institute, the library houses a growing collection of research monographs, reports, multi-volume reference works, dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, and so on.

At present, users can consult more than 4000 books (available on shelves) and hundreds of journals (through electronic subscription).

Security

The institute has ensured that its campus and residents are safe and secure. To accomplish this, a security agency has been entrusted with the task of providing security to its personnel and resources.

The beautiful campus has a peaceful environment.

Canteen/Mess:

One canteen, one hangout spot (fuel zap), two canteens just outside the main gate and two mess are the socialising places in and outside the college. Chawlas, Lilly motel, Sahil hotel and HMT Resort etc. are few nearby restaurants.

Extra Curricular Activities

Societies & Clubs

There are various societies run by the student body at the institute to promote extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. These clubs ensure participation from the students in different institute level activities & competitions and prepare them for inter-college competitions.

The Fine Arts Club, The Music Society, The Dance Club, LitSoc- The Literary Society, The Chess Club, The Athletics Club, The Creative Writing Club, Science and Technology Club, etc. are managed by the respective student representatives and a secretary.

Zeitgeist

Zeitgeist is the annual cultural festival of Indian Institute of Technology Ropar and is held annually as a three-day festival in late Feb – early March.

Advitiya

Advitiya is the annual technical festival of Indian Institute of Technology Ropar held as a three-day festival in late March. Its maiden edition held from 22 March 2017 to 24 March 2017.

Music Society

The Music Society provides performance opportunities and brings live music to events during the academic year. Anyone who has an interest in playing an instrument, singing or appreciating music is welcome to join.

In the Student Activity Center, is a music room with various instruments including a complete drum set, acoustic and electric guitars, and a keyboard.

Inter Batch Cultural Championship

The Inter-Batch Cultural Championship or IBCC is the inter batch cultural competition of IIT Ropar and was inaugurated in 2014 to instill competitiveness amongst the students. Dance, music, and art are included in the list of events.

Events held

  • Saaz – Solo singing competition
  • Sur – Duet singing competition
  • Rashmi – Kavi Sammelan
  • Torque – Rock band competition
  • Symphony – Western instrumental competition
  • Raag – Indian instrumental competition
  • Zeitgeist – cultural festival
  • Samagam – weekend cultural activities
  • Conclave – English debate
  • Viruddh – Hindi debate

Alumni Association

The IIT Ropar Alumni Association was founded on 1 February 2013. The Association aims to encourage the Alumni to take an abiding interest in the progress and development of the Institute.

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