From July 2010, the Institute has partly function from a transit campus in Mandi town. Mandi town is on the national highway from Chandigarh to Kullu/Manali. The distance of 200 km from Chandigarh can be covered in 5 hours by car and 7 hours by public bus. The transit campus, located in the Vallabh Degree College, has a large Academic Block on the bank of the River Beas. This has classrooms, laboratories and faculty offices. Shared sports facilities include cricket, football, hockey, tennis, badminton, table tennis, swimming, all within a few minutes of the Academic Block. Trekking, mountaineering and cycling will also be encouraged. The Institute is fully residential. There is an 85-seat hostel for the post graduate boys adjacent to the Academic Block and another 42-seat hostel about 2 km away. The 39-seat hostel for girls is located along with faculty residences on a hill overlooking the campus.