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Way back to 1946, an idea grew in visionary leadres of the country, of creating of Higher Technical Institutes for post-war industrial development in India. A committee, headed by Nalini Ranjan Sarkar, recommended the establishment of these institutes in various parts of India. The first Indian Institute of Technology was founded in May 1950 at Kharagpur. Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, in his Address at the first convocation of IIT Kharagpur in 1956, clarified that these institutes of technology will help meet the technological challenges of the Nation. On 15 September 1956, the Parliament of India passed an act known as the Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur) Act, 1956 declaring IIT Kharagpur as an Institute of national importance. Also, IIT Kharagpur was given the status of an autonomous University. Next four IITs were established during 1959-1960 at Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur and Madras. IIT Guwahati started in 1992, and the then University of Roorkee was given the status of an IIT (and now called IIT Roorkee) in 2001.

Establishment of eight more IITs across the country began with a decision of the Cabinet, which was announced by the Minister of Human Resource Development on 28 March 2008. IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Jodhpur (earlier called IIT Rajasthan), IIT Patna and IIT Ropar began functioning from 2008, and two others, IIT at Indore and IIT Mandi commenced their sessions from 2009. During the past decades since 1956, IITs became hallmark of quality technology undergraduate education internationally, attributed largely to ambience for quality academics. The endeavor at IIT Jodhpur is to live up to this brand image, which has been built meticulously over the last 60 years, with a renewed focus of producing world-class technology-driven graduates to contribute towards the development of the nation.

Vision & Mission

The Institute shall promote technology thought and action, and prepare needed technical human resources to meet the technology challenges of the nation.
The Institute shall
(1) Create a vibrant technology institute that incubates and promotes learning, research, invention and eventually innovation; and
(2) Prepare each primary stakeholder towards their dharma, while continuing to adhere to the core values of the Institute:
  (a) Students: Prepare competent Technology Graduates ready to meet Grand Challenges of India;
  (b) Staff Members: Train active functionaries of a process driven professional institute;
  (c) Faculty Members: Facilitate builders of an internationally competitive academic institute; and
  (d) Industries: Provide technology innovation as a force to as many industries as possible for economic value creation
The Institute stands for a set of core values, wherein each member of the IIT Jodhpur community shall
(1) Uphold highest levels of human integrity and dignity;
(2) Not take unfair advantage of any stakeholder of the Institute;
(3) Work towards building the most admired technology Institute furthering interests of Students, Industries and Society;
(4) Commit to economic development of India through technological thought and action;
(5) Be ethical, sincere and open in all transactions; and
(6) Be continually responsible for upholding utmost confidentiality of all information and circumstances arising out of any interaction.


Amardeep Sharma 
Public Relations Officer
Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur
Old Residency Road, Ratanada
Jodhpur 342011

eMail: pro@iitj.ac.in 
Phone: (91 291) 244 9013 
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