About IIT Jammu
It was a memorable day on May 01,2016 at Jammu,when a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Department of Higher Education, Government of Jammu & Kashmir and Department of Higher Education, MHRD, Government of India, was signed, setting the ball rolling to set up an IIT campus at village Jagti, Tehsil Nagrota at Jammu. The site is located on the National Highway and is about 15 Km from the Airport. The State Government has provided the land, measuring 159 hectare for establishment of Indian Institute of Technology at Jammu. The agreement was signed by Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, Director IIT Delhi for and on behalf of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, being the mentor Institute and Shri Hemant Sharma, Secretary to Government, Higher Education Department Government of Jammu and Kashmir. The august presence of Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh, Hon'ble Deputy Chief Minister and Ms. Priya Sethi, Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism and Horticulture, Jammu and Kashmir during the signing of MoU ceremony was quite encouraging. The Land has been handed over to the CPWD, Jammu Division to take up the construction of the Transit campus as per layout plan. Senior functionaries of the State and Central Government from Education, Forest, PWD and CPWD etc., were present during the occasion.
IIT Jammu will start functioning this year itself from a Temporary campus within Jammu city. The total intake in the 1st year will be 90, 30 each in Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The transit Campus spread over 25 acres within the actual site with built up area of about 2 lakh sq. ft. will be operational from the next session (2017 - 18) and will be able to accommodate about 600 students