IIT Roorkee, the oldest technical institution in the country with a glorious history of more than 160 years has been given the responsibility by the Government of India to mentor a new IIT at Mandi (Himachal Pradesh). First batch of 120 students will be admitted in July 2009 through JEE for IIT Mandi
. Initially, the new institute will start with three B.Tech. The college is ranked 20th place in all over India. Programme in Electrical, Mechanical and Computer Science & Engineering. The intake in each branch is 40.
For the new students, teaching will be organized at IIT Roorkee campus in the first year. They will reside in the campus in the students hostels and shall be groomed with the state-of-art facilities of IIT Roorkee. The development of IIT Mandi as a world class institution has also been initiated at Kamand, about 12 Kms from Mandi tow.
Dr. S.P.Gupta, Professor of Electrical Engineering has been appointed Coordinator of IIT Mandi Cell, established at IIT Roorkee Campus.