Recreational/ Extra-curricular Activities
At present, the transit campus has excellent facilities for several sports, including a cricket field, three lawn tennis courts, a football field, a hockey field, a gymnasium, a basket ball court, badminton courts, an athletics track, table tennis room and also number of facilities for several athletic events. The institute also encourages its students to participate in inter-IIT sport events and other competitions. Space for recreational and creative activities is also available.
The institute has experienced faculty recruited from highly reputed institutions within the country and abroad. Ever since its inception, IIT Ropar has developed excellent teaching and research facilities of international level with huge amount of research grants from funding agencies. MoUs/GRPE: The institute is actively involved in collaboration programmes with international organisations and universities. Under the MOU between IIT Ropar and Universities of UK, IIT Ropar is exploring the partnership with the following Universities:
1. Imperial College and
2. Aston University
IIT Ropar has signed GRPE (Glasgow Research Partnership in Engineering) with
1. University of Glasgow and
2. University of Strathclyde
Virtual Classrooms (NKN): Two virtual classrooms have been set up at IIT Ropar. NKN interconnect the institutions engaged in research, higher education and scientific development in the country. Besides all the classrooms are fitted with multimedia and Air conditioners.
The Central Library functions as the primary information resource centre, and repository of all printed and e-resources for teaching and research activities at the institute. 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. The library facilitates access to a number of journals through its participation in consortia, such as INDEST, UGC-INFLIBNET. The library also subscribes to several e-journals directly from publishers as well as through reputed subscription agencies. At present, users can consult more than 9000 books (available on shelves) and thousands of electronic books and journals. Online access is also provided to citation and scientometric databases such as Scopus and MathSciNet. The library operations are automated using LibSys software. The Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) enables library users know their checkout status, issue history. Users can place online reservations, browse for new additions of books; journals subscribed. A separate e-resources section is provided in the library to browse CDs and DVDs of books; thesis and dissertations. Developing of institutional Digital Repository (IDR) using DSpace is under way. This step will greatly enhance the library efficiency in making the resources available to the academic community at large and also enable the institute participate in various inter-library initiatives at national and international levels.The library is spacious (about 4500 sqft), well lit, and well-ventilated. Its location allows for easy access and offers a seating capacity for 120 users.
Total No of books in Library: 9500
CDs/DVDs collection: 586
Print journals: 30
The Institute campus houses four hostels with latest and modern facilities: Jupiter, Mercury (Wing A & Wing B), Neptune Hostels for boys and Venus Hostel for girls. The hostels are well equipped for comfortable lodging and boarding of approximately 550 students. All hostels are provided with water coolers and RO systems. Each hostel has a common room that provides facilities for indoor recreation and games. The hostels are supported with generator power. The hostel complex also includes four shops that cater to the basic needs of the residents; washing machine facilities are also available to the students in the hostels.
The day-to-day management of hostels is taken care of by a committee consisting of student representatives. Each hostel has a warden, who guides the students to manage the affairs of the hostels.
Health Care :
The institute has allocated a separate building, which adjoins the hostel complex, for its medical facility. Doctors(Homeopathic, Ayurverdic & Allopathic), Pharmacist & Staff nurse are attending medical emergencies of the campus residents. In addition the institute relies on a few super- specialty hospitals in the city of Ropar and Chandigarh for providing medical care to its members.