IIT Mandi celebrated the imminent graduation of over 140 students on 20th May 2016. On this occasion Prof. Timothy A. Gonsalves, Director, IIT Mandi, said "This is a historic graduation: we have our first M.Sc and M.Tech students graduating this year". The Director congratulated the graduating students and their teachers for the historic achievement as the first batch to have both bachelors and masters by coursework. He also forwarded his Best Wishes to the graduating students for future endeavors.
The Industry-Academia Conclave on May 15 was organized amid a purposeful and enthusiastic participation by the attendees. Over 100 attendees consisting of representatives from the industry and academia came together and held discussions around the Conclave’s theme, “Technology & Business Innovation at IIT Mandi”.
It is a proud moment for all, at the alma mater of Mr. Aamir. In his mail to the Director, he stated "I am proud to be an alumnus of IIT Mandi". And also expressed his thankfulness to the Director, faculty and student community of IIT Mandi for the support, guidance and love.
On 7 th May 2016, the Big Data workshop was held at IIT Mandi. The objective of the workshop was to give the students exposure to the area of Big Data Analytics and an opportunity to present their projects. The schedule included expert lectures, interactive sessions and poster presentation session. Distinguished speakers were invited from different institutions, namely, DFKI, IIT Hyderabad, IBM Research and IIIT Delhi. The audience included students and faculty members of IIT Mandi.
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.
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.