It is a great pleasure and honor for me to serve as the Director of Indian Institute of Technology Ropar.

The Indian Institute of Technology Ropar was established in 2008 to provide a significant niche in the education and research of science and technology. Over a period of more than a decade, IIT Ropar has emerged as a leading institution in engineering, pure sciences and social sciences.

Today, IIT Ropar is positioned to make key contributions to the advancement of technology solutions and sustainability research and to help lead the way toward sustainable growth of technological resources. The institute is preparing the next generation of leaders who will carry this path forward in the years ahead.

The Institute is committed to create an ambience for nurturing innovation, creativity and excellence within its students. We, at IIT Ropar, strongly support interdisciplinary research and development for the benefit of Industry and Society.

We emphasise on developing all round leadership skills. We are proud to say that the Institute is ideally placed to exploit the synergy within the engineering and science departments at the Institute. In doing so, we believe the Institute will continue to create unique and novel programmes to make significant contributions to Science and Technology as a domain. We are confident that all our efforts will grow into significant epitomes of achievements in the larger academic parlance. Hopefully, our labors in all the major areas of science and technology will produce fruitful results in academic innovation, top-tier journal publications, citations and technology developments.

On a final note, I request all to take care of themselves and their families during this difficult time of COVID crisis. This too shall pass, and we will again embark on our journey to make IIT Ropar as one of the best academic destinations of our nation.