The Indian Institute of Technology Mandi is privileged to be the first IIT in the Himalayas. The main campus of IIT Mandi is located at Kamand which is about 15 km from Mandi City. It lies along the river Uhl, a tributary of the river Beas. The total area is 538 acres of which about 200 acres is flat land while the rest is mountainous.
The youngest of all IITs, IIT Mandi, is also the first IIT to have residential and academic facilities on the main campus. On September 23, 2012, 108 B. Tech. 2nd year students shifted to the main campus. About 20 faculty members, staff and their families, besides a few research scholars, accompanied them to the Kamand Campus. Since then with more batches moving to Kamand along with several more faculty and staff, students now enjoy the real feeling of being part of a thriving campus community.
Academic facilities on the main campus:
Students' hostels, Administration office, Engineering office, field hostel for supporting staff, the Director's residence and faculty quarters, are supported by the mechanical engineering workshop, computer lab, conference room, class rooms, a provision store, a central mess are functioning at the Kamand campus. IIT buses ply regularly between Kamand and Mandi campuses.
Sports facility: Cricket, football, tennis, volleyball, basketball, badminton, table tennis, cycling and so on are some of the sports facilities being used by students on the main campus.
Medical Facilities: IIT Mandi has a medical unit consisting of male and female doctors, staff nurses and a pharmacist serving both the main campus and the transit campus. The medical unit is also equipped with an Ambulance to take care of emergency medical problems. Modern healthcare facilities are available in Mandi town with a number of Government and private hospitals. A 500-bed Govt. Hospital cum College is also coming up at a distance of 25 km from Kamand.
Master plan for complete campus development: The master plan for the complete development of the campus is ready. This caters to 6000 students, 600 faculty and associated staff.
Future development: Phase 1 South: All 11 buildings (10,000 sqm) complete by Jan 2013.Phase 1 North: 1,15,000 sqm to start by Dec 2012, buildings to be ready in phases from December 2015-2016. Full Institute to shift to Kamand by August 2016
The campus also has a "Nala" going through it. There are plans to make a 2 MW Small-Hydro-Power station to utilise the water resources of the Nala.