The Indian Institute of Technology Mandi is privileged to be the first IIT in the Himalayas. The main campus of IIT Mandi is located at Kamand which is about 15 kms from Mandi City. It lies along the river Uhl, a tributary of the river Beas. The total area is 538 acres of which about 200 acres is flat land while the rest is mountainous.
The youngest of all IITs, IIT Mandi, is also the first IIT to have residential and academic facilities on the main campus. On September 23, 2012, 108 B.Tech IInd year students shifted to the main campus. About 20 faculty members, staff and their families, besides a few research scholars, have accompanied them to the Kamand Campus.
Academic facilities on the main campus:
Students’ hostels, Administration office, Engineering office, field hostel for supporting staff, the Director’s residence and renovated faculty/staff quarters, are supported by the mechanical engineering workshop, computer lab, conference room, class rooms, a provision store are functioning at the Kamand campus. IIT buses ply regularly between Kamand and Mandi campuses.
Sports facilities: Volleyball, badminton, table tennis, cycling and so on are some of the sports facilities being used by students on the main campus.
Medical facility: A medical unit with a resident doctor, a staff nurse and an ambulance is also there to take care of students’ and staff’s health problems.
Master plan for complete campus development: The master plan for the complete development of the campus is ready. This caters to 6000 students, 600 faculty and associated staff.
Phase 1 South: All 11 buildings (10,000 sqm) complete by Jan 2013.
Phase 1 North: 1,15,000 sqm to start by Dec 2012, buildings to be ready in phases from May 2013-2014.
Full Institute to shift to Kamand by August 2013
The campus also has a "Nala" going through it. There are plans to make a 2 MW SHP station to utilise the water resources of the nala.
The campus also has a "Nala" going through it. There are plans to make a 2 MW SHP station to utilise the water resource of the nala.