Director's Message on New Year

Dear Friends & Stakeholders,

The New Year has arrived again and let me at the outset wish you a very happy, prosperous and healthy year of 2018. At IIT Ropar, it is time to look back at 2017 and look forward to 2018 for achieving greater heights.  The year of 2017 had been a happening year with a large push in the area of new campus construction, increase in the student strength, introduction of new programs and departments, induction of a large number of new faculty, introduction of new curriculum and a major push in industrial and international relations. We have held our convocation for the first time in our new campus. The year has also seen a steady rise in our research output and research quality to put IIT Ropar at the top of both average publications per faculty and average citations per publication among all the new IITs. This is the year in which we have adopted our Mission & Vision and laid down a strategic plan to achieve them. The year has seen tremendous success when our faculty members and students won a number of significant awards from national and international fields. We have also operationalized the recruitment and promotion policies of our non-teaching staff members.

2018 brings out greater challenges to IIT Ropar. We will be moving to the new campus this year. We will also initiate the last phase of construction this year. There will be a major push in setting up the state-of- the-art laboratories in the new campus. We want to induct a large number of faculty members this year and plans for a 50% increase in the student strength. These are not small challenges but I am sure with co-operation from all of you as well as blessings and wishes from you, we will make it happen for IIT Ropar.

Let us build our dream world class institute IIT Ropar.