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Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Ropar

About Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Ropar

The Indian Institute of Technology [IIT], Ropar is one of the 23 IITs in India under the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961. It is one of the 8 new IITs, and was established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in the year 2008 and got its stature as an autonomous institute of national importance in 2011 after the amendment in the IIT Act. All the IITs operate autonomously, but their administration is overlooked by the IIT Council. IIT Ropar recently moved to its permanent campus from its transit campus in 2019. The permanent campus is located on the banks of Satluj river at Rupnagar in Punjab. The institute shifted to its Rupnagar permanent campus, which has an area of 500 acres and is full of modern infrastructure required for overall growth and learning of the students. IIT Ropar offers engineering, science and humanities courses on undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate levels, and is approved by UGC and AICTE. It has also grown reputation due to commendable ranks scored on national and international levels.

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IIT Ropar Highlights

Key highlights of IIT Ropar are given below, including the programmes and their levels offered, approvals, recognitions, infrastructure etc.

Indian Institute of Technology [IIT], Ropar Highlights
Year of Establishment
Type of Institute
Courses Offered
B.Tech., M.Tech., Ph.D, M.Sc
Infrastructure Facilities
Classrooms, Laboratories, Gym, Library, Transport facilities, Medical center, Cafeteria, Sports facilities, Hostel
Campus Area
500 acres
Program levels Offered
Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctorate

Why Choose Indian Institute of Technology [IIT], Ropar?

IIT Ropar is worth selecting for pursuing bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree for the following reasons.

  • IIT is one of the ‘Institutes of National Importance’ and has top notch faculties and infrastructure.
  • Career development center prepares students of IIT Ropar for their recruitment processes.
  • IIT Ropar scores impressive ranks given by notable ranking bodies like NIRF, THE, India Today, QS etc.
  • IIT Ropar offers a number of scholarships to deserving students.

IIT Ropar Ranking

Due to its top notch faculties, state of the art facilities and infrastructure provided to its students, a number of international and national collaborations directed towards the betterment of students, a number of scholarships offered, career development center working tirelessly towards maintaining corporate relations with industries and preparing students for recruitment processes, and a solid placement record since years, IIT Ropar has scored impressive ranks on national as well as international level. These ranks scored by IIT Ropar are given below.

  • 225th in the QS Asia Ranking 2021.
  • 107th among BRICS countries universities by the QS BRICS Ranking 2019.
  • Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings ranked IIT Ropar 351–400 globally in the 2021 ranking.
  • National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked IIT Ropar 25th among engineering colleges in 2020.
  • 11th among engineering colleges by India Today 2020.
  • 39th in NIRF India Rankings 2020 Overall.

IIT Ropar Courses

IIT Ropar is known for its courses in engineering, science and humanities fields offered at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. Below given is the field-wise separated list of courses and their specializations.

IIT Ropar Engineering Courses

BioMedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical, Metallurgical and Materials
Chemical Engineering, Water Resources and Environment, Computer Science, Communication and Signal Processing, Microelectronics and VLSI Design, Power Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanics and Design, Thermal & Fluids Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Chemical, Mechanical, Metallurgical and Materials

IIT Ropar Science Courses

Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics

IIT Ropar Humanities Courses

Humanities and Social Sciences

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IIT Ropar Eligibility Criteria

All the courses offered at IIT Ropar require different eligibility criteria to be fulfilled by the applicants. The criteria varies considerably as per the category the student belongs to. Below given are criteria of some of the prominent courses at IIT Ropar.

IIT Ropar Ph.D (Humanities and Social Sciences) Eligibility

  • Candidates must have master's degree in Cognitive Science (or allied areas), English, or Linguistics with 55% score OR
  • Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in Engineering from ‘Institute of National Importance’ with 55% score.
  • Candidates meeting one of the above requirements must also fulfil one of the following additional requirements:
    • UGC/CSIR- NET or GATE or equivalent qualification
    • DST-INSPIRE Fellowship
  • Candidates with Bachelor’s in Engineering/Technology from any of the IITs and having CPI Score of 8/10 are exempted from GATE requirement.

IIT Ropar M.Tech Eligibility

  • Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in a relevant stream.
  • Candidates must have a valid GATE Score.

IIT Ropar B.Tech Eligibility

  • Candidates must have completed 12th standard with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/ Biology.
  • Candidates must have cleared the IIT JEE exam. 

IIT Ropar Ph.D Eligibility

  • Candidates must have a master's degree in a relevant field with 60% marks.
  • Candidates must have a valid GATE/ IIT JAM/ UGC-JRF/ NET/ CSIR-JRF/NBHM or equivalent exam score, as per the specific requirements of the specialization.
  • In some cases, students having CGPA 8/10 can directly apply for Ph.D after having a valid GATE/ IIT JAM/ UGC-JRF/ NET/ CSIR-JRF/NBHM or equivalent exam score.

IIT Ropar M.Sc Eligibility

  • Candidates must have 55% marks in Bachelor’s degree with the subject taken for specialization.
  • Candidates must have a valid JAM Score.

IIT Ropar Departments

11 separated departments at IIT Ropar organise and conduct its academic activities at the institute. They are as follows.

Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Humanities and Social Sciences

IIT Ropar Admission

The admission process in the IIT Ropar, just like all the other IITs, will be purely based on the marks and merit of the students. The admission processes in all the courses in IIT Ropar are carried out online after the interested candidates appear for an appropriate eligibility test like JEE/ JAM/ GATE. The candidate also must pay the required fees for applying online. Below given are the admission details for each course.

  • The admissions in B.Tech. courses are done on merit basis. Marks of JEE Main and 10+2 are considered for the same.
  • Joint Admission Test (JAM), a national level entrance exam conducted at various centers across India by the IITs, must be taken for getting admission into M.Sc programme.
  • For M.Tech., students must have minimum qualification in the GATE exam.
  • Admission into Ph.D. courses requires appearing for GATE/ IIT JAM/ UGC-JRF/ NET/ CSIR-JRF/NBHM or equivalent.
  • Interview is mandatory for admission into postgraduate and doctorate programmes.

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IIT Ropar Cut Off

The IIT Ropar Campus has different cut off criteria set for all its offered courses. Exactly like all the other IITs, IIT Ropar will also weigh the entrance test score (JEE, GATE etc.) of the candidate more and give lesser importance to the 12th standard scores. The cut off score is also dependent upon the category of the candidate and disabilities of student (if any). For courses having interviews in their selection process, like Ph.D., the interview score will also affect the cut off.

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IIT Ropar Campus

The new permanent campus of IIT Ropar is located on the banks of Satluj river at Rupnagar in Punjab. The institute shifted to its Rupnagar permanent campus in 2019. The new campus has an area of 500 acres. IIT Ropar campus is full of modern infrastructure required for overall growth and learning of the students. Also, the entire campus has wifi internet connection. A number of extracurricular activities are hosted at the IIT Ropar campus every year, like sports events, cultural fests etc.

IIT Ropar Hostel Details

IIT Ropar has different hostel buildings for boys and girls. There are three hostel buildings for boys and one for girls. The capacity of the hostels is to accommodate approximately 380 students. There is also a common room in each hostel building for recreational activities and games. Facilities available at the hostel include washing machine, water coolers, RO systems etc. Hostel wardens are also assigned to each hostel for guiding the students whenever they need any help at the hostel.

IIT Ropar Infrastructure

IIT Ropar has an ideal learning environment set up for its students, both the residents and the commuters, due to the quality and quantity of infrastructure facilities available. For instance, the library at IIT Ropar has more than 22000 books, thousands of e-books, journals and many encyclopedias, reports, handbooks etc. The e-learning resources available include access to databases like Scopus, MathSciNet as well as Web of Science. Sports facilities at IIT Ropar include basketball, football, tennis, cricket etc. Other facilities at IIT Ropar are given below.

  • Classrooms
  • Laboratories
  • Gym
  • Transport facilities
  • Medical center
  • Cafeteria

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IIT Ropar Placements

The Career Development and Corporate Relations Center at IIT Ropar is solely dedicated towards enhancing the career of their students. In order to achieve that goal, they conduct various professional development and training programmes like workshops, aptitude tests preparation, communication skills development etc. Also, the center is responsible for creating and maintaining long lasting relationships with reputed organizations for potential recruitments of the students. Below given are few of the many recruiters at IIT Ropar.

DE Shaw
Futures First
GE Healthcare
Gemini Solutions
Goldman Sachs
KRG Strategy Consultants
OYO Rooms
Redpine Signals
Tata Motors
Maruti Suzuki
Texas Instruments

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IIT Ropar Scholarships

For enabling the deserving students to complete their education, and to pursue further students, IIT Ropar offers many scholarships and freeships. These are aimed at not only the financially poor students but also to the backward class students like SC and ST. Some of the offered scholarships also are based on the past academic record of the students. IIT Ropar and Government of India offer the following scholarships/ freeships to its deserving students.

  • Merit cum means scholarship
  • Institute Free Studentship
  • Institute Merit Prizes and Certificates
  • Scholarship provision for Students of SC/ST Category
  • Scholarship for B.Tech. - M.Tech. Dual Degree
  • Economically backward students scholarship
  • Post-Matric Scholarship
  • Top Class Education Scholarship for SC/ST students

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IIT Ropar Collaborations

Indo-Taiwan Joint Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning was established in July 2019 for collaborative research purposes. The body is supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan and the partners in this center are IIT Ropar and National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan. Apart from this, Technology Business Incubator Foundation at IIT Ropar has made collaborations with below mentioned national as well as international bodies to boost the start-up drive among the students.

  • Wadhwani Foundation
  • Invest Punjab
  • PUM
  • World Startup Factory
    IDEA Incubator 

IIT Ropar Alumni

The IIT Ropar Alumni Association has been developing and maintaining relations with the alumni of IIT Ropar since 2013. Since then, it has always initiated mutually beneficial activities and interactions between the alumni and the students of the Alma Mater. Some of those initiatives are Alumni Student Mentorship Programme, Graduate School Application Review, Alumni Book Donation Programme etc. The association also conducts alumni meets at the alumni awards distribution ceremonies to foster the deep relations between the alumni.

Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Ropar Entrance Exams Details 2021

Courses and Fees Structure of Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Ropar

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Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Ropar Engineering Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech]  4 year(s), Full Time Rs. 8.79 Lakh
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] + Master of Technology [M.Tech]  5 year(s), Full Time Rs. 8.78 Lakh
Master of Science [MS]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 27,140
Master of Technology [M.Tech]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 27,140
Ph.D  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 15,000

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Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Ropar Science Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Master of Science [M.Sc]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 16,940
Ph.D  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 15,000
Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Ropar Humanities and Arts Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Ph.D  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 15,000

Student Satisfaction Rating 

Based on 44 Student's Reviews 7.2/10  
Overall Rating
Social Life
Rating Distribution
Needs Improvement
Top Feature & Summary
This institute is recommended by 31/44 students

Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Ropar Ranking

Engineering Ranking
Publication Name Rank
India Today 11

Approval, Recognition, Affiliation and Accreditation

The college is approved by UGC, AICTE.


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Contact Details and Location

Address : Nangal Road, Punjab
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Student Reviews

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech], batch of 2021

Academic schedule is very hectic and the curriculum is quite rigorous. You need to be regular at classes and studies both. Quality of teaching is good and college offers you variety of experiences to choose from various clubs and societies etc.


Student societies: blood connect and enacts All festivals including those of south and north India both are celebrated with great enthusiasm. Life in college is amazing in general.

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Chemistry), batch of 2016
  • There is 5 workins day . First two day are busy day with timing of 9-5 in IIT, ROPAR.
  • Quality of teaching is excellent.
  • There is lot of enjoyment many extra currical activity is going on.

  • I don't join any no idea about it.but there is sports team, dance society, music society, gym is there. Skill development programme also going on.

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Electronics & Communication Engineering), batch of 2016
  • Daily routine is quite flexible. Classes are held between 8 am and 6 pm. Surprise quizzes are held to check the knowldge being imparted to students. Regular assignments containing questions pertaining to real life problems are really beneficial for the students to experience the appplication of their theoretical knowedge. Also, the projects do the same work more effectively.
  • Quality of teaching is alright. Faculty use white boards and projectors for teaching. It's just that the college is experienciing a lack of faculty in our department, otherwise it is up to the mark.

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Computer Science and Engineering), batch of 2017
  • Classes are from 8am to 6pm, after that I carry on with homework, assignments and other stuff.
  • About Quality I would say that its just guidance we get from teachers rest is our part to complete.
  • Overall experiece is not so good but just fine, I had more expectation prior to admission.

  • There are so many active clubs like coding club, astronomy club, literary club, robotics clubs, quiz and puzzle club, music club etc.
  • There is only cultural fest celebrated every year.
  • Overall college life is good.

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