In January 2016, IIT Mandi, was selected as one of 18 sites across the country for setting up Technology Business Incubators (TBIs) under the Government's 'Start-Up India' initiative. Initial funding is being provided by IIT Mandi and the National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board of the department of Science & Technology to setup IIT Mandi Catalyst, a Section 8 company for technology business incubation.
IIT Mandi observed Earth Day on 22nd April 2016. The Green Panel organised events on 22nd and 23rd April. Events like Art competition (Theme - “SAVE OUR MOTHER EARTH”), Cleanliness Drive, and presentations on - “Solid Waste Management”, “Rainwater Harvesting” and “Waste Management in campus, were held to create awareness and involve the campus community in our responsibility towards environmental protection. The NSS team, students, faculties, staffs and campus kids were present in the event headed by Prof. Bhavendra Paul.
Another milestone, First building in our North Campus inaugurated. The school is the 1st building to be occupied in the North Campus of IIT Mandi. Dr. Priscilla Gonsalves cut the ribbon to inaugurate the IIT Mandi Takshila Primary School in the presence of the Director, Deans, Registrar, members of the faculty, staff, members of the community and parents.
Exodia, the annual technical-cultural festival of IIT Mandi is all set for its 5th edition. Exodia ’16 starts today i.e on April 8th (Friday) and shall conclude on the night of April 10th (Sunday).
IIT Mandi hosted the 153rd Director’s Meet on 26th March 2016 in its main campus. The Director's Meet is held biannually to deliberate policy related common issues of IIT concerns.
IIT Mandi celebrated its 7th Foundation Day today, on 24th February 2016. Dr. Sanjay Kumar (Director, Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology), Palampur, was the Chief Guest for the function.
Prof. Timothy A Gonsalves (Director, IIT Mandi) signed a MoU with McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. McMaster is one of Canada's top universities and one of the leading research universities worldwide. Prof. Peter Mascher, Associate Vice-President International Affairs signed for McMaster.
Nestled in the Sivalik Range of the Himalayas, away from the bustle of the metropolis, a new abode of learning has germinated. A few hours before the Himalayan resort Kullu in Himachal Pradesh, IIT Mandi has been established with the vision to be a leader in science and technology education, knowledge creation and innovation, in an India marching towards a just, inclusive and sustainable society.