Academic Facilities

The main campus at Kamand of IIT Mandi has well equipped class rooms with modern facilities and also computing facilities.

Good teaching laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Electrical Engineering including basic and analogue Electronics and Mechanical Engineering have been developed. Most of the laboratories are now located in Kamand campus and some in the Mandi transit campus.

A well-equipped Central Workshop with CNC lathe, CNC milling, rapid prototyping machine and conventional machining, welding and foundry equipment caters to the requirements of general undergraduate labs and projects and also to various research projects.

The electrical and electronics laboratories are equipped with state of the art instruments, which are useful for both teaching and research. In addition, IIT Mandi is going to procure a Real-time Digital Simulator System and also a Wind Turbine with HIL Simulator. These are important elements of a modern state-of-the-art electrical engineering laboratory and are expected to facilitate high quality teaching and research.

A mechanical Design Lab has been set up to serve both as a teaching lab and as a research lab. The lab is equipped with a universal testing machine, tensometer, hardness, surface roughness, impact, fatigue, torsion and vibration test equipment. The lab also houses furnaces for heat treatment and for fabrication of metal glass, use of Piezo-electric materials for vibration control and additionally some equipment fabricated at our work shop. A journal bearing set up, thin cylinder set up, balancing of engine and cam are also currently being procured.

The thermo-fluids laboratory is equipped with instruments for measuring pressure, temperature and flow rates. A number of undergraduate experiments covering basic concepts in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer have been designed and fabricated in-house by students and faculty. A sophisticated wind tunnel facility and also experimental facilities for combustion and engine analysis are in the process of being set up.

IIT Mandi has four sophisticated interactive virtual class rooms (two large lecture theatres and two seminar/meeting rooms). These are used for conducting classes remotely from anywhere in the world.

The institute has a High Performance computational facility with 39 nodes based on Intel Xeon processors that have total 404 processor cores, memory of 1.3 TB and 63 TB storage space. The nodes are connected to each other through dedicated Gigabit Ethernet. A 4000 core facility that have about 100 TeraFLOPS computational capacity is being planned.

Presently, for internet access, IIT Mandi has routers and switches with backbone ready for dual redundant connectivity of 1 Gbps from two internet service providers both in the main campus and in the transit campus. The access network uses wireless infrastructure for connectivity to academic blocks, hostels, faculty housing and various other blocks and is being continuously upgraded to be at par with other IITs. Currently, the number of faculty members in IIT Mandi is 60, a majority of whom are under 40 years of age, yielding a potent blend of exuberance and experience. A number of distinguished academics and experts with industry experience are also invited to visit IIT Mandi for short durations to contribute to teaching specialized courses.

Advanced Materials Research Centre (AMRC) has been established in a purpose-built building in the new campus in order to serve research activities in the field of advanced materials. A fully functional synthesis and characterization lab is already established with a full range of basic instruments and several advanced instruments including (i) High Resolution Powder X-ray Diffractometer, (ii) Single Crystal X-ray Diffractometer, (iii) High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope, (iv) Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer, (v) Fluorescence Confocal Microscope, (vi) High Resolution Mass Spectrometer and (vii) Femtosecond Pump-Probe Set-Up. Several more state of the art instruments will be installed in the near future As a part of the B.Tech. curriculum, the students are exposed to a few advanced characterization techniques at the AMRC lab. Interested B.Tech students can apply to do internship or a project at AMRC.