IIT Mandi's main campus is developing fast as an eco-friendly and sustainable infrastructure campus. Construction of state-of-art facilities are under progress. The total area of IIT Mandi is 538 acres of which about 200 acres is flat land while the rest is mountainous. On 23rd September 2012, 108 B.Tech 2nd year students, the Director, few research scholars, 20 faculty and staff with their families shifted to the main campus. Currently, all of the undergraduate students, the Director and 40% of the faculty members reside in the main campus. IIT Mandi is now home to a buzzing community of students, academicians and staff.
From July 2010, the Institute started functioning from a transit campus in Mandi town, in the Vallabh Government College. At the same time few administrative offices, labs, guest houses and hostels were also situated at the Mandav Building (situated just above Mandi's main bus stand). IIT Mandi has now nearly completely shifted to its main campus at Kamand, except for a few labs, guest house,postgraduate hostel, a conference room (with NKN facility), a student's common room and few faculty offices in the Mandav Building. The transit campus is just interim.