IIT Mandi Brochure

The Only IIT in the Himalayas

Founded in 2009, IIT Mandi is one among the new IITs. IIT Mandi is the only IIT located in the foothills of the Himalayas. In January 2010, Prof. Timothy A. Gonsalves was appointed as the first full-time Director of the Institute. IIT Mandi has established itself in its main campus at Kamand as a world-class technology institution.


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.

At IIT Mandi a team of inspired faculty and students are striving to realize these ideals:

  • Spearheading cutting edge research and development in solution-oriented technologies needed by people of the region, the country and the world.
  • To achieve excellence and high impact locally and globally by strongly supporting inter-disciplinary R&D; the faculty are establishing collaborations with industry and research groups in India and abroad.
  • Imparting a project-oriented education to students with a view to innovating sustainable technologies for widespread use.
  • By a commitment to work closely with and for industry. This includes an innovative design-oriented curriculum that exposes students to real-world projects throughout, collaborative R&D to solve problems of industry, advanced degrees for working professionals, and continuing education for industry.

The Schools

To encourage synergistic mingling of minds, faculty are organised in broad multi-disciplinary Schools. The offices and labs of the different Schools are co-located, and also sometimes overlapping. While some faculty work in pure research, others work on applied research in collaboration with industry. IIT Mandi has a strategic focus on partnerships with like-minded Institutions and Industries in India and abroad.

The School of Computing and Electrical Engineering is interested in delving into the underlying fundamental principles of information theory, theory of computation, communication theory, quantum mechanics and the laws of electromagnetism. It applies these to pressing needs of society, through initiatives such as ICT for Sustainable Development, and Green and Renewable Energy Technologies.

The School of Engineering covers tangible physical structures and artefacts such as transport vehicles, transport systems, machines, materials, manufacturing, processes, designs, etc.

The School of Basic Sciences includes mathematics, physics, chemistry and life sciences. Faculty are involved in theoretical and experimental research. They work closely with their engineering colleagues on R&D projects.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences: The emphasis on innovation and relevance to society highlights the importance of this School. Along with the goal to train the Engineering students, the School aims at conducting advanced research on Language, Literature, Cultural Studies, Psychology, Economics,Management, Policy Studies, etc.


  • There are 480 B.Tech., 28 M.Sc.(Chemistry), 08 M.Tech.(Energy Materials), 06 I-PhD, 27 M.S.(By Research) and 160 PhD students/scholars in the 4 Schools of IIT Mandi.
  • 99 faculty members (both experienced and young) bring a potent blend of experience and exuberance.

Research Interests of Faculty

Note: Italics indicates mentor faculty from another IIT
NameAreas of Interest
School of Basic Sciences
Dr. Lalit MalhotraThin Film Physics and Technology, Amorphous Semiconductors, Charcogenide glasses, Selective Coating, Dilute magnetic semiconductors, solid state sensors, hydrogenated amorphous silicon and transport conductors
Dr. P.C. DeshmukhAtomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Dr. Abhimanew Dhir Supramolecular Chemistry
Dr. Prasanth P. JoseSoft condensed matter physics mainly in studies of: bio-molecules, polymers, liquid crystals & granular materials, computational modelling of collective response functions & phase transition in these systems
Dr. Suman Kalyan PalPhotophysical behaviours of organic molecules and inorganic nanomaterials with the aim to develop materials for light emitting diodes, charge formation & recombination mechanisms in organic photovoltaic materials using advanced laser spectroscopy
Dr. Bindu RadhamanyElectronic structure & crystal sturctural properties of strongly correlated electron systems using photoemission, diffraction and X-ray absorption spectroscopic techniques
Dr. Hari VarmaPhotoionization studies of atoms, to undestand the nature of electron-electron correlation, to study the effect of relativistic effects and the effect of external potential on energy levels and also on other photoionization
Dr. Manoj ThakurOperations research, Optimization, Soft computing, Machine learning, Computational Finance, Mathematical modelling of Eng. Problems
Dr. Nitu KumariNonlinear dynamics and chaos, mathematical modelling of population dynamics, Spatiotemporal dynamics of extended systems, Epidemiology, Patterns and Waves in Ecology, Ordinary and Partial differential equations
Dr. Syed AbbasAlmost Periodic Solutions, Monotone Operator Theory, Functional Differential Equations, Stochastic Modeling, Method of Time Discretization & Applications
Dr. Sarita Azad Statistical Time Series Analysis
Dr. Pradeep ParameswaranDevelopment of Organic/Inorganic hybrid materials towards Catalytic and material application
Dr. P. C. RavikumarTotal Synthesis of Natural products, New Synthetic Methodology development, Design and Synthesis of new assymetric ligands
Dr. Chayan K. NandiCharacterization of DNA based metal nanoparticles for biomolecular sensors and Real time protien folding dynamics using smFRET
Dr. Rajendra K. RayComputational Fluid Dynamics,Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations,Two-phase Modeling and Sediment Transport, Stochastic Differential Algebraic Equations.
Dr. Pradyumna Kumar Pathak Quantum Optics, Quantum information, Nanophotonics and Mesoscopic physics
Dr. A. ChakrabortyTheoretical dynamics of highly excited molecules
Dr. Prem Felix SirilPolymer and noble metal nanostructures, Nanocrystallisation of simple organic compounds, High energetic materials, Heterogeneous catalysis, Thermal analysis and gas absorption calorimetry.
Dr. Subrata GoshOrganic synthesis, asymmetric catalysis, medicinal chemistry, applied chemistry, New synthetic methodology

School of Engineering
Dr. Vishal Singh Chauhan Design Engg.,Electromagnetic Radiation during Deformation of metals and alloys, Solid Mechanics, FEM
Dr. Rajeev KumarSolid Mechanics, Vibration, Smart material/Structure Finite Element Method, Modeling & Control, Optimization (Genetic Algorithms)
Dr. Ankit Bansal Radiative Heat Transfer
Dr. Akansha DwivediMultifunctional Electroceramic Materials & Devices
Dr. Ratan JoarderAerospace Engineering
Dr. P. Anil Kishan Computational Fluid Dynamics
Dr. Om Prakash Singh Heat and mass transfer, Double diffusive convection, IC engine
Dr. Niraj SinhaNanotechnology
Dr. Rahul VaishGlasses & Glass-ceramics
Dr. B. K. MishraComposite materials, Fracture mechanics, Wave propagation
Dr. Sudhir Kumar Pandey Condensed Matter Physics and Material Sciences.
Dr. Subrata RayPhysical metallurgy, Composites and Tribology
Dr. Sunil KaleHeat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Particle-laden flows, Combustion and Energy Conversion

School of Computing and Electrical Engineering
Dr. Sukumar Bhattacharya Web-scale Information Retrieval
Dr. Samar Agnihotri Information Theory, Communication Complexity, Wireless Communications
Dr. Varun Dutt Artificial Intelligence, Judgment and Decision Making, Environmental Decision Making
Dr. Timothy A. GonsalvesComputer networks and distributed software systems
Dr. Arti Kashyap Magnetism and magnetic materials
Dr. Bharat Singh RajpurohitRenewable energies, Power electronics & Grid intergration, Power System Harmonics, Power system operation, Control analysis, Parameter estimation of electrical machines
Dr. Satinder Kumar Sharma Nanoelectronics,Sensors,Photovoltaic & self assembly.
Dr. A. K. SaoMulti-modal biometrics, Image processing, Video programming, Pattern recognition
Prof. Deepak Khemani Multi-modal biometrics, Image processing, Video programming, Pattern recognition
Dr. Sanjeev Manhas Semiconductor devices, process and VLSI technologies
Dr. Anand SrivastavaOptical and Access Networks
Prof. H. Schweppe
Dr. Paola Di Maio Complex systems (socio-technical) and Web Intelligence
Dr. Ramesh Oruganti Power Electronics, Solar photovoltaic energy systems

School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Prof. Balasundaram Subramanian German Studies and Political Philosophy
Dr. Manu V. Devadevan Literary practices in South Asia, Political and economic processes in premodern South Asia & South Asian Epigraphy
Dr. Rajeshwari Dutt Latin America, Social and Cultural History, Indigenous studies
Dr. Varun DuttArtificial Intelligence, Judgment and Decision Making, Environmental Decision Making
Dr. Ashok Kumar M Sociology of Religion, Caste and Christianity in India
Dr. Shail Shankar Identity and group dynamics, Health and Well Being
Dr. Suman Colonialism, Postcolonialism, Imperialism and Romance Literature
Dr. Ramna Development Economics

Publications and Projects

Transit Campus

The transit campus of IIT Mandi is situated in the premises of the Vallabh Degree College in Mandi town. It consists of a large Academic Block, an Annexe with administrative offices, faculty flats and a Guest House and three student hostels. It boasts a library, laboratories, high-speed Internet from 2 service providers, and sports facilities.

Permanent Campus

The Institute completely shifted its B. Tech. students from its Mandi transit campus to its permanent campus at Kamand on 23rd April 2015.
Link to the permanent campus page will be available here soon.

Prof. Timothy A. Gonsalves
Indian Institute of Technology Mandi
Kamand Campus, VPO Kamand, Mandi - 175005
Himachal Pradesh, India
Phone : 01905-267001