Type of the institute: Indian Institute of Technology
Complete Mailing Address: Kamand Campus, VPO Kamand, Distt. Mandi - 175005 Himachal Pradesh India
Contact Person For Admission: Shri K.K. Bajre
Designation: Registrar
Email: registrar@iitmandi.ac.in
Alternate Email:
Phone Nos: 91-1905-267015
Fax No: 91-1905-267009
Mobile No.:
About the Institute:

Founded in 2009, IIT Mandi is located in the Shivalik range of Himalayas. IIT Mandi’s vision is to be leader in science and technology education, knowledge creation and innovation, in an India marching towards a just, inclusive and sustainable society.

The Institute’s main campus, called Kamand Campus, is located in the picturesque Uhl river valley at Kamand, which is situated at about 15 kms from the historic town of Mandi in Himachal Pradesh. Mandi is located at a distance of around 475 km from Delhi and around 200 km from Chandigarh on Delhi-Manali route.

IIT Mandi is the first among new IITs to develop and use its main campus. In April 2015, the shifting of all the B.Tech students to the permanent campus in Kamand has been completed and all the major activities of IIT Mandi are now being carried out from Kamand Campus. The residential campus in the serene landscape by the river Uhl offers a world-class academic environment with a high quality of life in a setting of natural splendor.

Fee Structure:


One Time Payment

Payable Each Semester

Refundable Caution Deposit

Medical Insurance Premium per Annum

Other Fees

Total Fees Payable at the Time of Admission

IIT Mandi

Rs: 3750

Rs: 109250
(Rs: 9250 for ALL female students and other students who are exempted from the payment of tuition fee; see the website link given below for details and conditions)

Rs: 7000

Rs: 750

Mess Advance:

Rs: 12000

Rs: 132750

(Rs: 32750)

Fees payable by SC/ST/PH students, where different from those payable by others, are shown in parentheses. Merit cum Means (MCM)

scholarship is also available for economically backward students as per MHRD guidelines.

Please visit the following link for more details and Fee payable by Foreign National Students etc.


Academic Structure:

IIT Mandi follows a semester system with two 16-week semesters per academic year. The first semester starts in early August and ends by end of November/early December. The second semester runs from February to June.

The Institute offers B.Tech. programs in:

1) Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)

2) Electrical Engineering (EE)

3) Mechanical Engineering (ME)

4) Civil Engineering (CE)

5) Data Science and Engineering (DSE)

6) Engineering Physics (EP)    

7) B.Tech-M.Tech Integrated Dual Degree in Bio-Engineering (Bio).

The current intake in B.Tech. programme, including female supernumerary, is 282 (CE:42, CSE:60, EE:58, ME:50, DSE: 24, EP: 24 & Bio:24). The academic program has been innovatively developed and is offered by the following four schools: School of Computing and Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, School of Basic Sciences and School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The organization of the institute into schools rather than into traditional departments is for enabling the evolution of a flexible curriculum with an emphasis on interdisciplinary capabilities. These four schools also run individual research based postgraduate programs. Currently, IIT Mandi offers the following Post Graduate Programs: 1) M.Tech. in Energy Engineering with specialization in Materials 2) M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Energy Systems 3) M.Tech. in Electrical Engineering with specialization in VLSI 4) M.Tech. in Communications and Signal Processing 5) M.Tech. in Power Electronics and Drives 6) M.Tech. in Biotechnology 7) M.Sc. in Chemistry 8) M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics 9) M.Sc. in Physics 10) Integrated-Ph.D. (I-Ph.D.) in Physics 11)  M.Tech in Structural Engineering 12) M.Tech in VLSI 13)  M.A. in Development Studies

Currently, besides 621 undergraduate B.Tech. students, IIT Mandi has 332 research scholars, of which 46 are doing MS degree (by research) and 286 are pursuing PhD in Engineering, Basic Sciences and Humanities and Social Sciences. In addition, several M.S./Ph.D. scholars are pursuing research in Part Time/ERP mode. Also, some Post-Doctoral Fellows are working at IIT Mandi contributing to the research.

Five Week Induction Program for B.Tech Students

IIT Mandi is organizing a 5-week Induction Program (5WIP) for the incoming batch of B.Tech students from 1st of August 2017. The program aims to help students acclimatize to their new environment, rediscover the joy of learning, absorb curricular material and the institutional ethos with greater ease, and enrich the quality of faculty-student interactions in the years to come. Various activities have been designed for these five weeks, with the objective of helping all students engage in self-reflection, gain proficiency in essential skills expected in engineering students, understand what is engineering, explore their creative selves, and build healthy lifestyles. The activities are categorized into the following broad areas:

1) Proficiency Courses in Computers, English & Communication and Visual Thinking.

2) Exploring Engineering

3) Human Values

4) Soft Skills

5) Extra-Curricular Activities (Sports and the Creative Arts)

6) Social Awareness Activities

7) Evening Activities (Informal interactions, student clubs, and invited lectures)

IIT Mandi hopes that by the end of the five-week Induction Program students will be well-equipped to make the most of their four years at IIT Mandi, transitioning from young adults to socially responsible engineers and good citizens in the process.

About the B.Tech Curriculum at IIT Mandi

The B.Tech curriculum is designed keeping in mind the need to produce well-rounded graduates many of whom will go on to join industry in technical or managerial roles, or to join the administrative services as technocrats, while a few may aspire to research careers. Some may even go on to become entrepreneurs. Thus, at IIT Mandi, the students are exposed to a broad range of knowledge and skills that will enable them to perform well in tomorrow’s increasingly complex and inter-dependent world. A B.Tech. student at IIT Mandi will study foundation courses in basic sciences, engineering sciences and practice, humanities and social sciences. In the chosen discipline, besides studying the core courses, the student will also study elective courses which will enable them to develop significant knowledge in a specialized area with exposure to research trends and developments. The category of free/open electives outside the chosen discipline will enable the student to obtain significant inter-disciplinary knowledge. The student can consult a ‘Faculty Advisor’ with regard to the planning of curriculum and other academic issues.

In addition, the curriculum allows specialization in a ‘Minor’ area, by taking a set of 3-4 courses in another discipline. For example, a Mechanical Engineering student can qualify for a minor in Applied Physics, German language, Intelligent Systems, Thermo-fluid Systems, Device Materials/Structural Materials, Thermo fluid systems.

The B. Tech. degree program allows a student to go on exchange visits of up to two semesters to other universities, both in India and abroad, for course work and projects. A number of B. Tech. students have already availed these opportunities to study at international institutions. IIT Mandi’s undergraduate students have visited IIT Madras and several European Union (EU) institutions under academic exchange program including the TU9 Universities in Germany, Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden, Aalto University in Finland and IT University in Denmark.

An important aspect of the curriculum is the integration of innovation and design into the learning process. This is achieved through a ‘Design Practicum’ model of learning by doing, which is built into the curriculum. Thus, in the first year of the B.Tech program, the student carries out a ‘reverse engineering’ project, where student teams dismantle a common gadget/equipment, understand how it works and then put it back together in working order!

In the third year of their B.Tech. programme, IIT Mandi students have the option of taking ‘Interactive Socio-Technical Practicum’ (ISTP) as an elective course. This course exposes students to the complex interactions of technology and society, and familiarizes them with the necessity of taking stakeholders’ needs and opinions into account while formulating technical solutions. As part of ISTP, students work in groups of 5-6 under the mentorship of a faculty member to assess and evaluate societal problems. They conduct interviews and surveys, and conduct assessment and feasibility exercises with stakeholder participation. The report of each team is published in the ISTP booklet and available on the Institute website for policymakers to read. Every year, a group of over 20 students from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), USA, visits IIT Mandi and joins IIT Mandi students in completing ISTP projects. The course thus has an inter-disciplinary and international collaboration component.

Finally, during the fourth year, the students have the option of doing a Major Technical Project (MTP) either individually or in a group. MTP is the capstone of the 4-year B. Tech programme. The project is expected to have a major technical contribution in the student's discipline and is intended to demonstrate a high degree of technical knowledge, innovativeness and maturity. The outcome of a B. Tech Project may be an innovative product or technology that addresses a problem of society, or it may be more theoretical or exploratory resulting in an advancement in the frontiers of knowledge.

Overall, the curriculum at IIT Mandi is designed to encourage and enable the student to become well-qualified and well-rounded engineers in all respects.

Credit system

IIT Mandi follows the credit system with continuous internal evaluation throughout the semester. Grades for each course is awarded on a 10 point scale. The overall performance is measured by the weighted grade point averages. A student has to attain a fixed minimum of Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) and earned credits to pass the B.Tech degree program.

Details of new B.Tech. programmes starting from 2019 are the following:

Data Science and Engineering

Data science has become important due to recent technology disruptions. Most fundamental is Moore's Law which has driven an exponential growth in computing, storage, and communications per rupee over the past 50 years. This rate of growth shows no signs of abating. Consequently, today we have the Internet of Things: a plethora of sensors costing 10s of rupees or less, a global Internet with almost limitless bandwidth, and enormous storage in global clouds. The present era is full of technological advances in almost all spectrum of life and we are flooded with enormous amount of data. There is an increasing demand of capturing, analyzing, and synthesizing this large amount of data in a number of application domains to better understand various phenomena and to convert the information available in the data into actionable strategies such as new scientific discoveries, business applications, policy making, and healthcare etc.

Data science is the area where applications of various tools and techniques from the disciplines of applied statistics, mathematics and computer science are used to get greater insight and to make better and informed decisions for various purposes by analysing a large amount of data.

Jim Gray, database pioneer, has called Data Science the 4th paradigm of science. The first 3 are the empirical, the theoretical and the computational paradigms.

In industry there is an escalating demand for trained professionals that can collect, process, and study the large data sets and reveal underlying trend and other insights. Consequently, the study of data science as a discipline has become essential to cater the growing need for professionals and researchers to deal with the future challenges.

Given the mounting importance of the data science paradigm, IIT Mandi has decided to start a new 4 years bachelor program on Data Science and Engineering (DSE).

The curriculum of the DSE program focuses on exposing to the students with the essentials of applied statistics, applied mathematics, and computer science required in the context of data science and its applications with strong emphasis on having hands-on experience with the help of practicum, labs and experience of dealing with real-world problems.

Objectives of the program

After the completion of the degree, students would

    1. be prepared with a varied range of expertise in different aspects of data science such as data collection, visualization and processing large data sets.
    2. acquire good understanding of both the theory and application of applied statistics, applied mathematics and computer science based existing data science models to analyse huge data sets originating from diversified application areas.
    3. be able to create new models using the knowledge acquired from the program to solve future challenges and real-world problems requiring large scale data analysis.
    4. be better trained professionals to the cater the growing demand for data scientists and engineers in industry.

Engineering Physics

Engineering Physics (EP) at IIT Mandi is a unique program, which is designed to prepare graduates with rigorous foundation in Physics along with Engineering in order to tackle today’s technology challenges. EP will enhance the cross-functionality and bridge the gap between pure science and traditional engineering disciplines which so far have been pursued independently. This is necessary because in today’s world major scientific and technological breakthroughs happen in a multi-disciplinary environment where scientists from pure science work along with engineers. It is, therefore, highly important to inculcate both scientific and technological aspects, and the EP programme will serve this purpose.

The curriculum for EP at IIT Mandi introduces students to a wide variety of fields in pure as well as applied Physics. The core courses cover basic areas in Physics, such as Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics and Condensed Matter Physics; as well as basic courses in Mathematics and Engineering. In addition to the compulsory courses, students will complete a certain number of elective courses in Physics intended to provide a good exposure in various directions in both theoretical and applied Physics. The vision is to cater to and enhance the curiosity of students with varied interests in the field. Besides, a number of courses in other branches of science and engineering, along with humanities and social sciences, will also be available as electives. This will allow students to explore their areas of interest. If a student is inclined towards electrical engineering, s/he can take the requisite number of courses/credits in that program and get a minor.

Interdisciplinary areas in physical sciences and engineering, like Quantum technology, Photonics, Nano-electronics and Artificial Intelligence, promise to become dominant in the 21st century. EP that teaches science underlying engineering will prepare students to apply Physics to tackle these 21st century engineering challenges and vice-versa. Additionally, EP will also prepare students to pursue an advanced degree in Physics as well as engineering. 

B.Tech-M.Tech Integrated Dual Degree programme in Bioengineering

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi is offering a unique B.Tech-M.Tech Integrated Dual Degree programme in Bioengineering that is aimed at providing students with a broad base knowledge of engineering principles and practices to understand the biological world. Ranging from sensing of data from the biological world, to actuation through prosthetics, from computational models to understand the biological world to machine learning techniques for diagnosis, the programme aims to offer a wide plethora of problem solving opportunities derived from the biological world. The programme, unique of its kind looks at Bioengineering from a more generalized perspective without getting limited to only Biomedical Engineering, as is commonly envisioned at many engineering institutions in the country. This widens the horizon of the student at a Bachelor’s level who can then choose to specialize in the different areas of Bioengineering like Biomedical Engineering, Agro-Technology, Computational Bioengineering or Environmental Science and Engineering. Such a programme definitely provides an exploratory approach to understanding Bioengineering, postponing the notion of specializing in a particular domain area to a later stage allowing a student to introspect into his/her potentials while taking lessons on basic biology and computational, electrical and mechanical engineering principles. Coupled with IIT Mandi’s philosophy of providing a broad base engineering education, the programme perfectly synergizes engineering fundamentals with biological domain areas with the intent of generating engineering manpower endowed with a sufficient appreciation towards biology. The biological world is vast and extracting information from biological world requires in depth understanding of electrical, mechanical and computational engineering principles and practices with significant understanding of the biological world.

The discipline of bioengineering has evolved drastically over the past 50 years, seemingly encompassing all fields that include bioelectric phenomena, bioinformatics, biomaterials, biomechanics, bioinstrumentation, biosensors, biosignal processing, biotechnology, computational biology, medical imaging, etc. The B.Tech and M.Tech dual degree programme on Bioengineering strives to train students in the field of physical, chemical, mathematical and biological sciences together with engineering principles for the development of technology aimed at providing diagnostic, therapeutic and assistive and analytical support to biological systems. The programme strives to train the students in the field of basic electrical and mechanical engineering disciplines together with principles in physical, chemical, mathematical, computational and biological sciences for inculcating knowledge enabling them in developing and deploying Bioengineering related technologies in various fields.

At IIT Mandi, a student needs to complete 160 credits for B.Tech in 4 years and 70 credits for M.Tech in two years. The integrated dual degree programme in Bioengineering allows the students to go through a rigorous framework of core courses at Bachelors and Masters level and a comprehensive and detailed project and dissertation work which allows a student to graduate in 5 years with a B.Tech-M.Tech integrated dual degree earning 206 credits. However, there is no exit option after 4 years. In this programme, a student gets an opportunity to tour through the design-innovation related courses like Reverse Engineering, Design Practicum, Interactive Socio-Technical Practicum offered to regular B.Tech students at IIT Mandi that will definitely inculcate a sense of interest towards various application domains while getting familiarized with engineering problem solving at the same time.

Rules For Change Branch:
During the first year, students get an introduction to all the branches of engineering. As a result, they may decide that they want to change their branch. Normally, at the end of the 1st year, any student who is in good academic standing, having done the full complement of courses and having no backlog courses to clear, can apply for a branch change. The change is allowed provided that the strength of a class does not fall below the sanctioned strength by more than 50% and does not exceed the sanctioned strength by more than 50%.  Also, the strength of any branch shall not be allowed to fall below a minimum strength of 20 students because of the branch change. There are provisions, in exceptional cases, for change of branch up to the end of the 2nd year. For more details, please visit the following website.



Currently, the number of faculty members in IIT Mandi is 112*, a majority of whom are under 40 years of age, yielding a potent blend of exuberance and experience. A number of distinguished academics and experts with industry experience are also invited to visit IIT Mandi for short durations to teach specialized courses in cutting edge technical/scientific areas.

* Faculty Regular on pay scale                 :   92

  Faculty On Deputation                           :   02

  Visiting Faculty on Consolidated salary :  18

  Total                                                       : 112


The main campus of IIT Mandi at Kamand has well equipped class rooms and computing facilities. Good teaching laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Mechanical Engineering have been developed at Kamand campus.

Mechanical Workshop is a place where students acquire knowledge on the operation of various processes involved in realizing any product. Mechanical workshop supports our undergraduate teaching and research activities. Here we also manufacture complex precision components and prototypes for undergraduate and research projects.

Situated in the south campus, this 650 m2 facility is equipped with state-of-the-art rapid prototyping equipment (3D printers), CNC machine tools, conventional lathes and milling machines and welding and fabrication equipment. We are further equipped with a CAD/CAM package to enhance our design and manufacturing capabilities.

Our highly experienced Mechanical Workshop Technical staff are available to assist and guide the students. This includes the design assessment and feasibility, the material selection and the sourcing of associated components.

School of Computing and Electrical engineering, IIT Mandi, has laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for both teaching and research encompassing the disciplines of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering including the areas of high performance computing, deep learning, communication engineering, distributed systems, electric drives, electric power, human-computer interaction, big data analytics, cognitive science, controls, machine learning, nano-electronics, power electronics, signal processing, Internet-of-Things, biomedical systems, device fabrication and VLSI design.

A Mechanical Design Lab has been set up to serve both as a teaching and research lab. The lab is equipped with a variety of instruments including universal testing machine, tensometer etc and is equipment to test hardness, surface roughness, impact, fatigue, torsion and vibration.  The lab also houses various furnaces and other equipment fabricated in-house.

Survey Lab is equipped with traditional instruments like chains, tape, plane table etc. along with modern instruments including auto level, theodolite, digital laser distance meter, total station etc. These instruments give an idea about the cumbersome process of surveying that was practised in the past as well as the modern techniques being used today.

The thermo-fluids laboratory is equipped with more than 20 experimental setups related to Thermodynamics, Applied Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Fluid Machinery, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Heat Transfer, and IC Engines. The experiments focus on fundamentals of fluid mechanics and heat transfer along with industrial applications. A computer-controlled subsonic wind tunnel setup is available for studying the aerodynamics of aerofoil. An experimental facility for engine analysis and exhaust gas analysis is an integral part of the laboratory. Other experiments include variable speed centrifugal pump, two phase heat transfer, cooling tower, and radiation experiments.

The structural analysis laboratory has been designed to include the study of basic structural elements, namely, the beam, column, arch, rigid and pin jointed frames. The experiments are partly conducted on laboratory scale models and partly using virtual simulation. While the model based tests help the student to physically observe and record forces, stresses, strains and deflections, the virtual simulation of experiments facilitate the extension of the study beyond the limits of the physical model. The latter provides for the selection of different geometries for test specimen and assign different material properties to study the sensitivity of structural response to loading conditions.

The Geotechnical lab hosts facilities related to testing of physical, chemical, basic and engineering properties for range of soils. The physical properties include specific gravity, grain size distribution, water content and others; chemical properties include EC, pH, TDS and others. The basic properties of soil include soil classification, compaction characteristics, Atterberg limits and permeability tests, while the engineering tests deals with compressibility, shear strength, CBR and other engineering properties of the soil. Apart from lab confined tests, the lab also hosts field testing equipment for field density and natural moisture content in soils. The field simulation tests related to field permeability, shear strength, followability rainfall simulation, infiltration capacities and penetration resistance in soils also can be performed in the laboratory. The tests can be performed on all geomaterials such as sands, silts, clay, flash and other particulate material.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India is equipped with state of art National Knowledge Network (NKN) facility. The persistence of the NKN facility is to bring together all the stakeholders in field of science, engineering, technology; research & development, and education to share the resources and expertise under the umbrella of National Education Research Network (NREN) program of government of India. This is a revolutionary hi-tech multi-gigabit pan-Indian resource-sharing network aimed at digitally and electronically connecting all national universities, colleges, and research establishments to create country-wide virtual classrooms and research resources sharing platform. This network will consist of an ultra-high speed Core (multiples of 10 Gbps and upwards),over 1500 nodes or beyond. The participating educational and research institutions can directly or through distribution layer connect to the National Knowledge Network at speeds of 100 Mbps /1 Gbps. The infrastructure bandwidth will facilitate high-speed classroom sessions, conferences and research interaction in India or abroad. Beyond this, the facility can be used to transmit online satellite television programmes also. This virtual classroom is a wonderful application for E-Learning with over Digital Network. IIT Mandi, at presently have eight sophisticated state-of-the-art interactive virtual classrooms (two large lecture halls with the seating capacity of 150 and Six seminar/meeting rooms). These rooms are being used for conducting E-learning, classes, expert lectures, video conferences and interviews remotely from anywhere in the world. IIT Mandi is also in the process of constructing new NKN classrooms, conference rooms, a recording studio and DTH lecture facilities to cater the academic & research requirements of the Institute.

IIT Mandi hosts a high-performance computational (HPC) facility with a cluster containing 169 nodes based on Intel Xeon processors that have 2884 processor cores, memory of 11.5 TB and a 986 TB storage space. In addition, the facility hosts a GPU cluster of 33 Nvidia graphical processing units (GPU) best suited for deep learning and molecular dynamics applications. The nodes are connected to each other through dedicated Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet. The facility has 300+ registered users from the research community of IIT Mandi working on applications including avalanche dynamics, multiphase flow modelling, engineering, biotechnology, molecular dynamics, computational chemistry, amongst others. The next phase expansion of the facility will include adding 1000 cores that will have high-speed Infiniband inter-node connectivity and high-speed parallel file system.

Presently, for INTERNET access, IIT Mandi has high-speed links with a total capacity of 1Gbps through NKN facility and a back-up link of 200 Mbps from one of the INTERNET service providers. The access network uses optical backbone for connectivity to academic buildings, hostels, faculty housing and various other blocks. The network infrastructure is being continuously upgraded.

IIT Mandi has a Central Library located in the main campus. A growing collection of books and journals in soft and in print forms is housed in the central library. Library operations are automated using RFID, KOHA LMS and digitized with DSpace OSS. The Library currently houses over 18791 print books, 19622 e-books and provides access to more than 12000 e-journals. The library has also subscribed to e-books from several reputed publishers, such as AIAA, ASM, ASME, Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, IEEE, ICE, Pearson, SIAM, IOP, Taylor & Francis, World scientific, Tata McGraw Hill, Proquest and Wiley. It also has the access to Ebrary - ebooks database, Archive and Standards. The Library also has a very good collection of audio-video materials. All records of the library are accessible on a Web based platform, Web OPAC.

In order to serve research activities in the field of materials science /applied physics and chemistry, fully functional synthesis and characterization labs are already established at IIT Mandi with a full range of basic instruments and facilities. In addition, an Advanced Materials Research Centre (AMRC) has been established in a purpose-built building in the main campus. At AMRC, researchers investigate the basic structures of materials, and develop novel materials for electrical, electronics, biological, and other applications. AMRC houses several state-of-the-art equipment for materials research including (i) High Resolution Powder X-ray Diffractometer, (ii) Single Crystal X-ray Diffractometer, (iii) High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope, (iv) Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer, (v) Fluorescence Confocal Microscope, (vi) High Resolution Mass Spectrometer, (vii) Femtosecond Pump-Probe set-up, (viii) Scanning Electron Microscope (ix) Atomic Force Microscope and many more. Several other equipment including SQUID Magnetometer, Physical Properties Measurement System (PPMS) and X-ray Photoemission Spectrometer are also operational.

Though AMRC mainly caters to the needs of advanced research on materials, there are opportunities for B.Tech. students to work in the centre on certain projects and gain valuable experiences in the area of materials research.

BioX Centre was conceived at IIT Mandi in 2012, driven by the need for affordable health care for India and advanced technology interventions in agriculture and for preservation of the environment in the Himalayan Region. Since then, IIT Mandi started to hire faculty and made an initial investment of Rs. 10 crores in lab equipment. As it had reached a critical mass, the formal structure of the BioX Centre was approved in December 2016. The BioX Centre building was inaugurated on May 13, 2017, by Professor K. VijayRaghavan, Secretary, Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India in the presence of Professor Sarit Kumar Das, Director IIT Ropar, and Professor Timothy A Gonsalves, Director IIT Mandi.

The vision of the BioX Centre is to advance the frontiers of technology development and engineering towards applications in disease prevention and affordable healthcare, agricultural practices with respect to the Himalayan region, Environmental & Himalayan biodiversity, and exploration in biotechnology. The aim, consistent with the IIT Mandi motto of interdisciplinary R&D, is to bridge the gap between life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering. This is reflected in the name, BioX, of the Centre.

The mission of the Centre is to pursue excellence in research, innovation, and discovery with focus on life sciences and technology development by promoting multi-institutional and inter-disciplinary research activities in health-related and agri-based challenges. This is primarily done by facilitating interactions between engineers, computational scientists, and physical and life sciences researchers. Another important mission is to build industry-academia partnerships to conduct cutting-edge research and development in the priority areas.

Centre for Design & Fabrication of Electronic Devices (C4DFED):

Fabrication of Electronic Devices has experienced a rapid growth in the past decade, mostly because of the rapid advances in the fabrication of nano & micro devices, integrated circuits, systems in high performance areas such as semiconductor devices, nano/microelectromechanical systems, optics, photonics, microfluidics, solar photovoltaic cell, display devices environment sensing & monitoring, and bio-sensing devices. The nano/microfabrication techniques and nonmanufacturing are at the core of these advances.

While the progress of electronic device design & fabrication to date has been significant, numerous challenges still exist, and the tremendous potential anticipated from nano/microscale R&D and industrial scale realization. There is next generation technology still far from total real world realization. Achieving the full worth and throughput of electronic device design and fabrication; innovations depend on sustained foundational R&D and on focused commercialization efforts. These synergies of research and education efforts will require development of a state of art infrastructure of laboratories, simulated virtual laboratories and an adequately trained scientific workforce that is the scarce resource essential for creation and transformation of design and developed prototype to industries for production. Because the nano-electronics, MEMS/NEMS, nanoscience and nanotechnology are being developed mostly in all industrialized world, no country can depend upon foreign expertise for its scientific human capital, so India must produce an increasing number of domestic scientists and engineers. Therefore, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mandi established 100 class and 1000 class clean room facility christened as the Centre for Design & Fabrication of Electronic Devices, (C4DFED), IIT- Mandi to serve as a facility for multidisciplinary research and development in nano electronics, extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUL) resists materials for the next generation technology node, IC design and fabrication and Nano-Micro (NEMS & MEMS) systems and designs.

The high end state of the art C4DFED facility was inaugurated by Shri R. Subrahmanyam, Secretary (HE), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India on 31st October, 2018.

The C4DFED centre contributes to the advancement of the material design plus testing for volatile, non-volatile memories, grapheme, polymer nanocomposite and CNTs FETs design and fabrications, flexible electronics include NEMS/MEMS sensors, photovoltaics, intelligent packaging, RF identification devices, bio-electronic interfaces, device prototyping along with interface between academia and semiconductor industries.

The Design Innovation Centre at IIT Mandi provides necessary ecosystem for graduates and research scholar to develop much needed skills that are required to design and develop products and technologies. Since India is moving towards "Make in India" policy and IIT Mandi's mission and vision are coherent with the country vision, our institute attempt to produce graduates and research scholars with skills that would enable them to think independently in terms of creativity and innovation. With the conviction that technological innovation constitutes an essential element for achieving progressive development and permanent improvement in any activity, state-of-the-art design centre is being set-up in the campus funded by MHRD. Since the next wave of economic growth globally will be led by innovation and entrepreneurship, this would be the key economic driver for India in the coming years. The Design and Innovation Centre is a Rs. 1.3 crore project funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. The centre is equipped enough to support the prototype and product development endeavors of the students and faculty members of IIT Mandi. Facilities like 3D printer, PCB fabrication unit, magnetic stirrers, Elvis System Development board and other development and test facilities are available at the centre. The institute is all set to provide easy access of the centre to its students round the clock. The centre is coordinated by Dr. Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury (School of Computing and Electrical Engineering) along with Dr. Md. Talha, Dr. Atul Dhar, Dr. Kaustav Sarkar (School of Engineering) and Dr. Shyam Kumar Masakapalli (School of Basic Sciences). Currently the centre sanctioned nine projects for prototype to pre-product transformation which includes a self-adjusting guitar, a fire warrior robot, an automatic ration vending-machine, a hyper-loop based magnetic train, smart speed breakers on road, unmanned autonomous vehicles, water circulation control system, exoskeleton and self-driven aircraft. The year 2017 saw an Innovation Summit in collaboration with IIT Delhi and MIT from 23rd June to 4th July 2017. 48 students were selected (of which 24 students are selected from all over India and 24 students from MIT who were working together on innovation projects through a live and learn experience and came up with some prototype under the Make in India banner. In 2018, an innovation hackathon was organized with particpants from IIT Mandi who developed various prototypes ranging from automatic grass cutters for hills to rhododendron pickles and rhododendron tea.

Launched in 2016, IIT Mandi Catalyst is the first Technology Business Incubator (TBI) in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Supported by DST, HP government, and Vishal Bharat Comnet, Chennai, Catalyst aims to incubate technology-based startups focused on economic and/or social impacts. As the name implies, it serves as a 'catalyst' to nurture and guide entrepreneurial initiatives with social and/or commercial objectives. Catalyst has special focus on promoting startup ideas geared towards creating solutions for social and economic problems/business opportunities in Himalayan region. The vision is to enhance the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Himalayan region by providing a platform to budding entrepreneurs and young minds to transform their innovative ideas into a viable business proposition.

Startup applications are screened in the first round, followed by a pitch session in which startup team presents its idea to a panel of experts. If panel recommends incubation for a startup, Catalyst engages in discussion rounds with the startup to figure out details of requirements and support required. If support expectations of team match the support available at Catalyst, the startup team is admitted to incubation program. Catalyst begins its engagement with a three-month short-term commitment during which a grant of INR 1.5 Lakhs is provided to the startup team in addition to infrastructure and mentoring support. Upon satisfactory performance of startup during first three months, Catalyst commits with a startup for one to two years with a funding support of upto INR 15 Lakhs in addition to infrastructure and mentoring support. Startups are expected to refine their product and commercialize during this program.

The incubation center has supported over 30 startups since its inception in 2017. Catalyst has disbursed or committed more than INR 1 Cr to the startups in form of either a grant or investment.

About half of the startups supported hail from the state of Himachal Pradesh.

    1. Of these, over 20 startups continue to develop their prototype/product

    2. Of the above, 4 startups have made it to the commercialization stage

    3. Of the above, 2 startups have been able to raise funding from external investors.

Catalyst has three annual events: Himalayan Startup Trek (HST), Himalayan Innovation Challenge (HIC) & Roundtable on Unleashing Potential of Indian Agriculture: Role of Entrepreneurs & Incubators.

HST is an annual event organized by Catalyst that aims to bring together stakeholders of Indian startup ecosystem. In 2018, the event attracted over 200 individuals including 40 speakers and 40 startups from across the country.

HIC is an initiative of IIT Mandi Catalyst to actuate a series of innovative technology-based solutions designed specifically to solve social and economic problems in Himalayan regions of the world. In May 2019, first edition of this event was hosted by IIT Mandi Catalyst.

A roundtable discussion was hosted by IIT Mandi Catalyst in collaboration with Himachal Pradesh Horticulture development project (HPHDP) in February 2019 with an aim to identify challenges and opportunities in the Indian Agriculture and to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in this sector.

Future goals of Catalyst are: Catalyst is emerging as the leading incubation center in the northern India with special focus on technological innovation for the Himalayan Region. Catalyst aims at creating a vibrant ecosystem for entrepreneurs and innovators in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

In 2019, Catalyst is aiming at supporting at least 30 startups majority of which will be focused on creating a social impact in the Himalayan region. To this end, Catalyst intends to run two flagship programs titled “Himalayan Innovation Challenge” and “Himalayan Startup Trek” that will serve as a platform for stakeholders in the startup ecosystem to come together.

Student Life at Institute:

IIT Mandi has fully residential campus with the current strength of approximately 1300 students residing in 5 boys’ hostels and 2 girls’ hostels. At present these hostels are situated in the two campuses. The south campus consists four hostels; Prashar hostel, Suvalsar hostel, Nako hostel and Chandra Taal Hostel. The north campus has three hostels; Beas Kund Hostel, Dashir hostel and Gauri Kund hostel and one more is coming up. Currently there are four messes in the campus, two each in both campuses, that serve food to all hostellers. The food quality and menu in these messes is regularly supervised and controlled by the team of mess secretaries elected by the students body. Besides, There are five six canteens in campus that gives a variety of food options to students.

IIT Mandi can boast of world class hostel facilities inside the hostels, as all the hostels are equipped with wi-fi internet connection, LCD television, washing machine, cloth dryer, microwave oven, induction heater, refrigerator, electric iron and facilities for indor games such table tennis, foosball, carom etc. Management of hostel is taken care by the wadern and assistant warden with the help of a caretaker. Caretaker is available in the hostel round the clock. Each hostel has its own student general body of student representatives in the form of general secretary, cultural secretary, sports secretary and mess secretary.

Located at the foothils of western himalaya, IIT cmapus is quite green and serene and a paradise for hiking, trekking and biking sports, and students are inloved with various clubs and regularly organise hiking/trekking events. Students also organise many technical, cultural and sports activities all around the years. Overall campus life at IIT Mandi is quite exciting and enjoyable.

Support for Female Students

IIT Mandi strongly believes that female students are well suited to pursue an engineering career and contribute to the growth and development of our nation. Being located in the peaceful hill-state of Himachal, IIT Mandi provides safe environment for girls to pursue their engineering studies. Female students are provided with all kinds of facilities at IIT Mandi for both academic and extracurricular activities. As their hostels are located adjacent to the faculty quarters, both in the main and in the transit campuses, they have immediate access to faculty members at all times of day and night. In addition, IIT Mandi has also instituted scholarships for female students to encourage them to study at IIT Mandi.

All girl students admitted to the B.Tech. program are provided with full tuition fee waiver and Rs.1000/- per month stipend and it continue for four years subject to academic performance.

Further information on IIT Mandi’s policy towards female students can be obtained from the below website.


Healthcare Facilities

IIT Mandi has a Health Centre consisting of male and female doctors, staff nurses and pharmacist serving both the main campuses. Additionally, Specialist doctors visit once in a week to facilitate easy access for the IIT Mandi community. The Health Centre at Kamand has OPD facility, pathology lab, and basic physiotherapy facility in addition to emergency services. The Centre is also equipped with an ambulance to take care of referral and emergency medical problems. Modern healthcare facilities are available in Mandi town with a number of government and private hospitals.

Financial Assistance:


Merit-cum-Means Scholarships for General / OBC students:

The Institute provides Merit-cum-Means Scholarships to deserving B.Tech Students based on their academic performance and on financial background. The present value of MCM scholarship is Rs.1000/- per month and the recipients would be exempted from Tuition Fee.

For further details, please visit http://iitmandi.ac.in/academics/scholarship.php

Central Sector Scholarships for SC students and Top Class Education Scheme for ST students:

SCstudents at IIT Mandi are eligible for scholarship under the Central Sector Scholarship Scheme sponsored by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India and ST students at IIT Mandi are eligible for scholarship under the Top Class Education Scheme for ST students sponsored by Ministry of Tribal Affairs. SC/ST students whose total family income is up to Rs. 4.50 lakhs per annum are eligible for the scholarship. The scholarship is merit based and will be awarded to the top qualifying students. For further information, visit

For further details, please visit http://www.scholarships.gov.in/

Please note that the scholarships are subject to MHRD or concerned ministry’s guidelines modified from time to time.

Institute Scholarships for SC/ST students:

In order to encourage and support SC/ST students belonging to lower income group, the Institute provides an additional scholarship to such students. This scholarship provides Hostel Room rent exemption and a stipend of Rs.1000/- per month or mess-fee exemption (basic menu only) and Rs.250/- per month as pocket allowance for 10 months in a year. For further information, visit


Scholarships for Female Students:

All girl students admitted to the B.Tech. program are provided with full tuition fee waiver and Rs.1000/- per month and it continue for four years subject to academic performance.

In addition to this, ACM, IEEE or ASME student membership will be provided by the institute to female students admitted in B.Tech.

Training & Placement:

Placements, internships and career training for the students of the Institute are handled by the Career and Placement Cell (CnP Cell). The cell consists of faculty members, staff and student volunteers. Companies and organizations that have visited the campus for placement and internship include ISRO, Amazon, Microsoft, Mastercard, Goldman Sachs, Code_Nation, Optum, Samsung Delhi, Publicis Sapient, Assanjobs, Shopx, Domino data tech, SMS data tech, TCS Research, Capgemini, Internet Academy, Vehant, Eclerx, Novopay, L&T Infotech, Cortex, CL Educate, Tejas Networks, Tork Motorcycles, Yodlee, iRage capital solution Pvt Ltd, GDA, L&T, L&T ECC, Truring and MAQ software. Beginning with the first batch that graduated in 2013, the profile of the companies visiting the campus for internships and placements, and packages offered have been continuously improving, with almost 75% (79/105) of the graduating students this year having one or more offers with the highest package of 39lakhs and average package of 15.05 lakhs. Every year many of our students opt for higher studies and have secured admissions into various universities across the world including top management colleges within the country.

The CnP cell also helps students to go to reputed industries to do their internships and organizes workshops and lectures to counsel and guide students with respect to various career options available to them.

Some of the major student Achievements

Nitesh Kumar, B. Tech. (EE) student of IIT Mandi won bronze medals in 2nd National Para-Badminton Championship 2018.

Pradeep Seervi, B. Tech. (EE): 1st rank in GATE(EE), 2015.

Aathar Aamir Khan, B. Tech. (CSE): 2nd rank in Civil Services, 2015

Anil Jhajharia, B. Tech. (CSE): 431st rank in Civil Services, 2019

Lalitesh K. Meena, B. Tech. (EE): 689th rank in Civil Services, 2019

Industry And Alumni Relations:

Students are required to undergo mandatory industrial internship of 6-8 weeks duration during their 3rd year of B. Tech. The CnP cell helps students go to reputed industries to do their internships.

The Institute has developed promising research and teaching collaborations with several Institutions around the world. These collaborations lead to exchange visits by students and faculty members. The collaborating institutes/universities include Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden, the IT University in Denmark, nine TU9 technical universities in Germany, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in USA, McMasters University in Canada, Aalto University in Finland, and HEPIA Geneva University of applied sciences in Switzerland. The Institute has also such agreements with a few Indian Institutions. The collaboration with the IT University in Denmark has led to co-teaching of a Software Engineering course simultaneously to students located in India and in Denmark. The collaboration with WPI has led to WPI students and IIT Mandi students working together in collaborative projects as part of our Interactive Socio-Technical Project course in the 3rd year B. Tech. program. The Institute is also exploring research and teaching collaborations with universities in Canada and Central America in the near future.

IIT Mandi has established an Alumni Association. Six batches of B. Tech graduates and several MS and PhD graduates are members of this Association. IIT Mandi maintains close relationship with its Alumni.

Recreational/Extra Curricular activities:

IIT Mandi has been successful in developing a firm foundation in sports for overall development of the students. Organizing training in number of sports is provided by experienced and dedicated coaches with adequate facilities. To ensure a dynamic growth in skill set, various internal sports events are being organized throughout the year. Students are also encouraged to participate in various inter-collegiate tournaments. IIT Mandi has been participating in the annual Inter-IIT Sports Meets, with increased contingent size each year and has distinguished itself in the league of new IITs. BY maintaining highest standards in academic, sports culture is exemplary and not only limited to Inter IIT Medals but also in states, national and international championships. Students are encouraged and supported generously to pursue their passion for sport at any level. Recently our students have won international medal in para-Olympic badminton, state championship in TT, along with range of medals in athletics event in inter IIT 2K18.

Both campus of IIT Mandi’s are well equipped with sports facilities with state of art equipment’s in Athletics, Football, Cricket, Badminton, Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis, squash, swimming, Hockey, Volleyball and Basketball, weightlifting. In addition to the student gymkhana sport activities mentioned above, a Hiking and Trekking Club and a Mountain Biking club is also a part of the extracurricular activities, which helps students to take advantage of the unique geography of the surrounding Himalayas. Well-guided short treks and biking trips are frequently organized, and over a few months the club also organizes multi-day trekking and camping endeavours.

Having a naturally blessed pristine environment, IIT Mandi is a place where overall hale and hearty development is achieved.

At IIT Mandi, students are encouraged to cultivate all-round skills. For this purpose, a broad range of extracurricular activities is on offer. The student gymkhana coordinates various cultural, technical, literary and sports activities. Cultural activities include Music, Choreography, Dramatics, Photography etc. EXODIA is a popular Tech-Cult Fest organized by IIT Mandi students every year. Students from renowned technical institutions from all over the country as well as local colleges take part in several exciting technical and cultural events in this program.

About Student Gymkhana

Students are the life and soul of all educational enterprise. At the IIT Mandi, Students have the unique opportunity of not just witnessing an Institution in the making but participating in the making as well. Winston Churchill once said that we shape our Institution and these in turn shape our lives. The heady experience of joining hands with the Director, the faculty and staff in deciding almost all aspects of campus life and in evolving a culture so unique to the IIT of the Shivaliks is part of what makes our life at IIT Mandi unique!

The Gymkhana of IIT Mandi was established in 2011, and since then it has been instrumental in the growth and development of the Institute and its students through its elected secretaries. The Gymkhana has eight secretaries: General, Technical, Sports, Cultural, Literary, Academic, Hostel and Research, all organizing collective student activities in their respective spheres.

Student Clubs

There are many student clubs that cater to diverse interests. Most of the clubs come under the Student Gymkhana, with club coordinators for the various programs. The Science and Technology Council (SNTC), the Cultural Society, the Sports Society and the Literary Society are the major student bodies overseeing the various student clubs.

Cultural Society:

The Cultural Society consists of six cultural clubs viz., Music Club, Choreography Club, Dramatics Club, Photography Club, Design Club and the Art Geeks. It also looks after cultural programs and shows at Institute events like Foundation Day, Independence Day etc.

Music Club: The club organises various activities and competitions among students and helps them hone musical skills. They practise regularly and perform in all the cultural events of the campus.

Achievement: Won 2nd Prize in Solo Singing Completion in Inter IIT Cult Meet in 2018.

Dance Club: Dance club is one of the most active clubs of IIT Mandi. The crew members work day and night to improve the club’s standard. They learn new styles and techniques to take the club to higher level.

Achievement: 5th in Group Dance in Inter IIT cult Meet in 2018.

Designates: The club is behind all the posters that get printed in the events in campus. Gifted with creativity the club has performed well in various competitions.

Achievement: Won 1st prize in Inter IIT Cult Meet 2017.

Art Geeks: Gifted with artistic beauty, the club helps in making the campus beautiful in almost every event. From lighting diyas in Diwali to make cut outs for Exodia, the club does it all.

Achievements: 5th in the charcoal art in Inter IIT Cult Meet in 2018.

Drama Club: Gustakh Saale, as they are rustically known in the campus, Drama club is one of the most active clubs in IIT Mandi. The club has diaspora of students in it and all of them are great actors. They write their own scripts and perform some mind-blowing acts. To involve new students they conduct regular workshops and also conduct events like Open Mic.

Achievement: 4th in the Inter IIT Cult Meet in 2017.

Photography Club: The photography club brings together the Institute's enthusiastic photographers. Regular photography tours in the region besides exhibitions give you a chance to showcase your ‘shooting’ skills. The club also covers all the college events and keeps them updated at photoclub.iitmandi.ac.in, which is hosted on the IIT Mandi Intranet.

Perception: Our club primarily started the videography culture in 2017 and past semesters was eventful in amplifying the same and it has been our attempt to take it to another level. Being in phase of development our major goal has been to provide structure to the club and maintain a balance and proceed as a team. We believe that the club has been more formalized, and we have started a phase of professionalism within the club and results of our work will reflect in our performance.

Achievement: Fresher Video Youtube has crossed 101k views

Technical Clubs

Robotronics Club: The club helps the students learn the basic of robotronics and then from the basics they take long term projects. They conduct regular basic sessions for the freshers and they have long term projects in the form of project drone, robowar and project robotic arm.

Programming Club: The club organizes programming sessions for the students.

Achievement: Won gold Medal in Inter IIT Tech Meet in 2017.

STAC: The astronomy club of IIT Mandi, helps students fall in love with the skies.

Achievement: Won Bronze in Inter IIT Cult Meet in 2018.

E-cell: E-cell IIT Mandi aims to wake up all the sleeping entrepreneurs inside students by organising fun and interesting events. Most of the events organised needs no pre-requisite but the zeal to learn and understand the basics of entrepreneurship. The events aim to explore and enhance the entrepreneurial skills of student community of IIT Mandi.

Nirmaan Club: Nirmaan Clubs provides a place for civil engineering students to hone their skills and do small projects which can help them in future. Also, the club takes classes for various software like AutoCad and Matlab and helps student learn things better. Various field visit by the club instills curiosity among the students.

Yantrik Club: The club primarily for the students of the Mechanical Engineering, the club helps to instill technical knowledge among the students. The club takes SolidWorks classes for students and also conducts interesting events like JunkYard wars. Also, workshops are organized by the club to help students learn new things.

SAE SUPRA: SAE Supra is the car manufacturing club of IIT Mandi. The students make cars which them compete in tournaments across the country.

Literary Clubs

Quizzing Club: The club helps in propagating the quizzing culture in the college. The club organizes regular quizzes and this time in EXODIA’19 they have invited Aryapriya Ganguly as the quizmaster for India Quiz. Aryapriya Ganguly is one of the most renowned quiz master in India.

Achievement: In Thomso 2017, cultural fest of IIT Roorkee the club won 2nd prize in Sports quiz.

                      In Zeitgeist 2018, cultural fest of IIT Ropar the club won 3rd prize in General Quiz.

Debating Club: The club organizes regular debating sessions where students sit together and help increase their speaking skills.

Writing Club: The regular sessions help student better their writing skills and bring out their creativity in them.

Research Society

ACM Chapter: Combines with the Programming club to organize hackathons. This club mainly focusses on open-source platforms.

SCRI: One of the most active clubs now, SCRI focusses on increasing the scientific temperament of the students. They publish magazine by the name ESSENT which contains research work of the students. Also, the club organizes meets for school students so that they can be imparted scientific knowledge.

IEEE : The club publishes reports and info about the research done in the field of electrical engineering.

Sports Society

The infrastructure for physical education and sports section at IIT mandi are spread in North as well as in south campus.

Details of facilities located in south campus are as follows

Outdoor facilities

1. Cricket field with - 1

a. Practice pitches for net practice - 3

2. Hockey and Football common field - 1

3. Volleyball courts -3

4. Basketball courts - 1.

a. Separate Half court for practice.

5. Tennis court - 1

Running track facilities in common ground is also available

Facilities mentioned above are having provision for lights to play during the night.

Indoor facilities

1. Multipurpose hall with synthetic surface

a. Badminton courts – 4

b. Basketball - 1

c. Volleyball - 1

2. Table Tennis Hall for 4 courts

3. Weight training gym

4. Multipurpose Indoor facilities with wooden courts

a. For Yoga classes

b. for Dance and Aerobics activities

c. Badminton courts - 2

Both these halls are having light facilities, wash room and changing room etc. We have also a practice wall of 18 feet high with cement floor for volleyball and football. Besides these each hostel having common room with Table tennis and minor games facilities.

Playing infrastructure located in North campus

1. Multipurpose sports complex have provision for following activities

a. Swimming pool and Water polo

b. Squash court - 2

c. Weight training and lifting hall - 1

d. Table Tennis hall - 1

e. Badminton courts - 4

Multipurpose hall having synthetic flooring which can be used for other sports like Basketball and Volleyball etc.

North campus outdoor sports infrastructure

1. Hockey field - 1

2. Cricket practice pitches - 2

3. Volleyball - 3

4. Basketball - 2

5. Tennis courts - 3

6. Gymnastic lawn and open air Gym.

All these facilities will have lights to enable students to play in late



Won 4 medals in Athletics in Inter IIT Sports Meet in 2018.

Semifinal in Sangram, IIT Roorkee Sports Fest in 2018.

Won bronze in Inter IIT Sports Meet in women category in 2015.

Won gold in sports fest in Ropar in 2017

Rann-Neeti: The annual sports fest of IIT Mandi. It is one of the biggest sports fests of North India with footfall of around 1000. Teams from all over the country come to play in the country and a wide diaspora of colleges is represented in the fest. All the outdoor games are played in Rann-Neeti along with chess.

Exodia: Exodia is the annual technical cum cultural fest of IIT Mandi. For the past few years Exodia is finally getting into its own stride and is becoming the biggest fest of the Himalayas. The footfall is increasing every year and the media coverage over the years has grown exponentially.

Colleges from all over the country come and participate in the fest. Various cultural events like Synchronians, the group dance competition, is fought vigorously. Various new cultural events like Rap Battle and Open Mic were introduced in the latest edition of Edition.

In Technical competitions, Robowars is most famous event with most entries. Other new events like drone watch was introduced this year. Also, the showstopper for Exodia are the pronites. Artists line up to enthrall the audience.

Literary Society is an integral part of student's gymkhana coordinated by elected students' representative and advised by faculty member of the Institute. The LS organizes various events and programs and encourages students to cultivate abilities of reading, writing, narrating and composition of literary pieces. The LS emphasizes exposure to not only English literature but also regional and vernacular pieces as well through Open Houses, Youth Parliament, Poetry recitation, scribbles, crosswords and so on. The LS is also responsible for editing and publication of Institute magazine, Vivaan.

The Entrepreneurship Club (e-cell) conducts activities to promote the professionalisation of  young engineers and create awareness about the start-up ecosystem. The club activities are spread across the different aspects of business venture including ideation, negotiations, and team building. 

IIT Mandi, being located in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh, also boasts of various trekking trails and mountain biking (cycling) opportunities in close vicinity, as well as throughout the state. The Hiking and Trekking club (HnT) harnesses this advantage and often organizes various short treks around the campus, and sometimes also organizes longer camping and trekking activities in the snow. Similarly, the mountain biking club also organizes regular cycling rides, as well as cycle maintenance camps. The club stores are stocked with camping equipment including tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, rucksacks, cooking stoves and cylinders, which are available for rent to the members. HnT club also plans to build an indoor climbing wall and venture into other adventure sports such as skiing and rock climbing in the coming future.
Location and Accessibility:

Mandi is a central town of Himachal Pradesh. It is accessible from Delhi and Chandigarh. The distance between Delhi and Mandi is around 475 km which is covered in 10-12 hrs by road. An alternative is to travel by train up to Kiratpur Sahib or Chandigarh, then 5 hours by road to Mandi. Mandi is 200 kms from Chandigarh, about 6 hrs by bus or 5 hrs by taxi. Delhi–Mandi buses pass through Chandigarh and some buses start from Chandigarh itself to Mandi. The nearest airport to Mandi is the Bhuntar Airport near Kullu. One can also fly to Dharmashala from Delhi and reach Mandi by road, the distance being around 130 KM.

Academic Programwise Seats breakup:
Institute CodeProgram CodeAcademic Program NameState/All India SeatsSeat PoolOPENOPEN-PwDGEN-EWSGEN-EWS-PwDSCSC-PwDSTST-PwDOBC-NCLOBC-NCL-PwDTotal(includes Female Supernumerary)
Seat Capacity Female Supernumerary
103 4109 Civil Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 15 1 1 0 5 0 2 0 9 1 34
38 4
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 8
(including "4" Supernumerary)
103 4110 Computer Science and Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 22 1 1 0 6 1 4 0 12 1 48
55 5
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 0 12
(including "5" Supernumerary)
103 4111 Electrical Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 21 1 1 0 6 1 3 0 12 1 46
55 3
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 0 12
(including "3" Supernumerary)
103 4117 Engineering Physics (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 8 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 5 0 19
23 1
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 5
(including "1" Supernumerary)
103 4125 Mechanical Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 18 1 1 0 6 0 2 1 10 1 40
44 6
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 10
(including "6" Supernumerary)
103 4187 Data Science and Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 8 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 5 0 19
23 1
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 5
(including "1" Supernumerary)
103 520D Bio Engineering (5 Years, Bachelor and Master of Technology (Dual Degree)) All India Gender-Neutral 8 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 5 0 19
23 1
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 5
(including "1" Supernumerary)
     Total Seats 127 7 0 0 41 2 21 1 72 4 282
261 21