Rationale behind the Logo of IIT Ropar


The word Punjab is derived from words that means ‘five rivers’ (Beas, Satluj, Ravi, Chenab, and Jhelum).’ ‘Punj’ means "five" and ‘aab’ means "waters", so, "Punjab" means "land of five rivers."

This is the main focus of this logo, ‘the five rivers.’ The logo of IIT Punjab (Ropar) has a deep inner meaning. The meaning goes like this:


Constructs in the logo

Several engineering students

five students in the logo and the gear

are working collaboratively

hand to hand

in Punjab (which is being nourished by five rivers)

Pentagon, five people and five tools

using different tools

five plows in the logo

to create or extract knowledge.


And, may HE (God/light) inspire them

dhiyo yo nah pracodayāt


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punjab_region

[2] http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Rivers_of_Punjab