The IIT Ropar has been awarded the 5 Star GRIHA rating.
The Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar has been awarded the 5 Star GRIHA rating, one of the highest national ratings for Green Buildings for its upcoming campus in Ropar. The GRIHA LD Plaque was awarded today at the 7th GRIHA Summit happening at India Habitat Center, New Delhi. The campus was rated on 34 criteria categorized under various sections like site selection, conservation, efficient material utilization, site planning among others. Each criterion has certain points assigned to it and a building is required to score a minimum of 50 points being eligible for certification. IIT Ropar’s new campus scored more than 600 points against these 34 criteria, thereby making them eligible to receive the 5 Star GRIHA rating.
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About New Campus
The location for permanent campus of IIT Ropar is Birla Seed Farms, Rupnagar. The Government of Punjab has approved about 501 acres (2.02 km2) land for the permanent campus in Rupnagar. Foundation stone for the permanent campus of IIT Ropar was laid down on 24 February 2009 by former Union HRD Minister Mr. Arjun Singh. The contract is given to CPWD and a Bangkok-based construction company is assigned the task of finishing the first phase.
IIT Ropar is located at Rupnagar (formerly known as Ropar) town of the district Rupnagar. Rupnagar was founded in the 11th century and named after Rup Sen son of Raja Rokeshar. Recent excavations and explorations conducted at Rupnagar indicate that the first settlements here were the Harappans, who reached the upper Satluj towards the close of third millennium B.C. The district has rich historical and religious significance.
Rupnagar town is the headquarters of district Rupnagar and is located 42 km. from Chandigarh, the state capital. It is connected by road on National Highway NH-21. The Delhi-Ambala-Una railway line passes through Rupnagar and provides rail connectivity. The nearest airport is at Chandigarh at a distance of about 60 km. The Satluj river passes close to Rupnagar.
The climate is characterised by its general dryness, except during the south-west monsoon season, a hot summer and a cold winter. The winter is from mid-November to February, summer from March to June and the monsoon from late June to mid-September. The average annual rainfall in the district is about 776 mm with about 78% in the period of June to September.
Master Plan of Permanent Campus