JODHPUR, 3rd October 2023: The Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IIT Jodhpur), a leading institution at the forefront of technology education and research, is poised for a momentous occasion. On 5th October 2023, Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will dedicate IIT Jodhpur to the Nation. Founded in 2008 in conjunction with seven other IITs, IIT Jodhpur occupies an expansive 852-acre campus along the Jodhpur-Nagaur Highway. Over the past 15 years, it has garnered acclaim for its multidisciplinary curriculum, innovation-driven ethos, and robust research endeavors.
IIT Jodhpur’s Distinctive Features:
IIT Jodhpur is a beacon of well-planned technical education campuses in India, marked by its sustainability initiatives. The institute is unwavering in its commitment to nurturing intellectual excellence, instilling human values, and cultivating future leaders dedicated to building a self-reliant India.
Academic Excellence Aligned with NEP 2020:
– Offering diverse undergraduate and postgraduate programs in cutting-edge fields such as Clean Energy, Artificial Intelligence, Bioengineering, and more.
– Pioneering joint degree programs in Medical Technologies with AIIMS Jodhpur.
– Mandatory social engagement programs that connect students and faculty to scientific projects benefiting rural and neighboring communities.
– A robust incubation program that fosters innovation and entrepreneurial skills.
– Opportunities for students to engage in advanced research in interdisciplinary fields like Digital Humanities, Computational Social Science, Quantum Information & Computation, Space Science & Technology, and Robotics & Mobility.
IIT Jodhpur’s Role in Innovation:
The institute actively participates in major research initiatives backed by government agencies, including DST, ISRO, DRDO, DAE, MeitY, DBT, BIRAC, Ministry of Ayush, and the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor, Government of India. Noteworthy projects include:
– Technology Innovation Hub on Computer Vision, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality supported by DST.
– Jodhpur City Knowledge and Innovation Foundation supported by the Office of PSA, Government of India.
– Centre for Advanced Security Technology Development in Cyber Physical Systems supported by MeitY.
– Centre of Excellence on Ayurtech supported by the Ministry of Ayush.
– Bio-design Centre supported by DBT.
– Bio-nest supported by BIRAC.
– DRDO-Industry-Academia Centre of Excellence.
The dedication of IIT Jodhpur to the nation by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 5th October 2023 marks a historic milestone that underscores the institute’s unwavering commitment to advancing excellence in education, research, and innovation.
About IIT Jodhpur
Established in 2008, the Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur is dedicated to advancing technology education and research in India. The institute’s core principles encompass technological thought and action for the betterment of India’s economic development. IIT Jodhpur is characterized by excellence in teaching and learning, innovative research, and relevance to industry needs.
IIT Jodhpur operates from a sprawling 852-acre Permanent Campus located on National Highway 62, to the North-Northwest of Jodhpur towards Nagaur. The campus, meticulously planned, is envisioned as a symbol of academic excellence. A substantial portion of the Permanent Campus (approximately 182 acres) is reserved for the development of a Technology Park, aimed at strengthening institute-industry collaborations.
The institute’s commitment to multidisciplinary technology development is evident through the establishment of Transdisciplinary Centres of Excellence, building upon its successful track record of designing multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary programs.