Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur was established in 2008. The Institute is building its basic academic and infrastructure facilities in select advanced areas.
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. 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.
In the forthcoming years, IIT Jodhpur will shift to its sprawling state-of-the-art residential permanent campus on 852 acres of land located ~24 km away from the center of the city of Jodhpur on National Highway 65 towards Nagaur, N-NE from the center of Jodhpur. The permanent campus has 3 parcels of land. The Institute is finalising plans for adopting one of for harvesting technologies. IITJ will be located about 12 km from Jodhpur city on National Highway 65 which connects Jodhpur to Nagaur. The site will cover 900 acres (3.6 km ) of land around Jhipasni and Gharao villages. The construction of the fully residential campus of IIT Jodhpur started in late 2010.
Institute offers undergraduate degree programs in three branches,
- Computer Science and Engineering,
- Electrical Engineering, and
- Mechanical Engineering.