General FAQs

A. IIT Jodhpur is located on the outskirts of the city of Jodhpur and is well connected to other parts of country by road, rail and air. The Institute is located on National Highway 65 at Karwar Village, about 24 km from the railway station and 25 km from the airport; it takes approximately 45 mins and 40 mins to drive from airport and railway station to the Institute, respectively.

1. It is connected by rail to major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kota, Kanpur, Ahmedabad, Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Guwahati, Nagpur, Lucknow and Jaipur.

2. There are daily flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Jodhpur. Air India and Jet Airways operate the daily flight to each of these cities

3. Jodhpur is connected by mega-highway to major neighbouring cities, e.g., Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur and Ahmedabad. Deluxe and express buses ply to Jodhpur from Delhi, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Vadodara.

Reaching IIT Jodhpur

(a). From Airport to Campus
You can take a prepaid auto/taxi to the Institute, which is situated on National Highway 65, Nagaur Road, Karwad. You may ask the driver to go past Mandore on Nagaur Road. This Campus is about 28 km away from the airport

(b). From Railway Station to Campus
At Jodhpur Junction Railway Station, exit from Platform No.1 side. You can take a prepaid auto/taxi to the Permanent Campus of IIT Jodhpur, which is situated on National Highway 65, Nagaur Road, Karwad. You may ask the driver to go past Mandore on Nagaur Road. The campus is about 26 km away from the Station.

A. The permanent campus is built on 852 acres of land located about 20 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 of the Institute is the first fully-planned technical institute campus in India. Our campus has different girls and boys hostels and a supermarket from where you can buy daily needs. It has a library and a lecture hall building where all the classes are held. There is a health centre and 24 hours ambulance service. There is a separate residential area and a sports area where all the sports activities are done. We have different segments for different departments.
A. Jodhpur is a tourist hotspot and hence one never runs out of place to roam about in Jodhpur. To start with there is the majestical Mehrangarh fort which is around 28 km away from our campus. Then we have Jaswant Thada and Umed Bhawan Palace. We also have Balsamand and Kaylana lakes. We have bus service running between the Institute and various places in the City of Jodhpur at regular intervals.So you can go to the city and have fun!!
A. Jodhpur is known as the Sun City, for the bright and sunny weather it enjoys throughout the year. It experiences dry and hot, a typical desert weather. The average annual rainfall is approximately 32 cm. In summer, the temperatures range from a maximum of around 42° C to a minimum of around 37° C. In winters, the maximum and minimum temperatures are around 27.5° C and 10° C respectively. But it rains in July. We advise you to carry an umbrella with you.
A. Snakes, scorpions, deer and other small creatures are spotted in the less traversed parts of the campus in the night. However students are provided safety against these creatures. Also each room is provided with a window net to avoid any small insects to get into the room through windows.
A. Guards are there in every possible corner of the campus. They will help you if you get lost in the campus. Additionally, a road map of the campus will be provided.
A. Students will be allotted their hostel rooms as soon as they arrive at the campus on the reporting date itself and not before the reporting date. Each student will get a single room that will have a bed, a chair and table, an almirah and an A.C.
A. Freshers will be accommodated in the hostel buildings itself. More details on room allotment will be provided on the reporting date.
A. No accommodation will be provided to the parents. However the students will be staying in their hostel rooms that will be alloted to them as soon as report on the reporting date, not before then.
A. No accommodation/guest house is provided for parents in the campus. Here is the list of nearby hotels-
  1. Mango Hotels Jodhpur Ratanada- ( 29 km from iit jodhpur )
    Address- Rajwara Palace, Opposite Government Veterinary Hospital, Ratanada Jodhpur,Ratanada, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001
    Contact- 0291 251 5242
  2. Hotel Red Oak - ( 20 km from iit jodhpur )
    Address- Bikaner - Barmer Road, Near Over Bridge, Mandore, Jodhpur, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342304
    Contact- 094144 10691
  3. Chandra Inn- ( 30.1 km from iit jodhpur )
    Address- Airport Rd, Air Force Area, Air Force Area, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001
    Contact- 0291 267 0583
  4. Hotel Residency Palace- ( 29.9 km from iit jodhpur )
    Address- Senapati Bhawan, Central Academy Road, near, Ratanada, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342011
    Contact- 094133 25500
  5. Lords Inn Jodhpur- ( 30.7 km from iit jodhpur )
    Address-Plot No 1 C, Pokharan Bungalow, PWD Circle, High Court Colony Road, Ratanada, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001
    Contact- 070732 21113
  6. Shree Ram International- ( 30.4 km from iit jodhpur )
    Address- Near Panch Batti Circle, Residency Road, Air Force Area, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342011
    Contact- 0291 267 1100
  7. The Fern Residency Hotel Jodhpur- ( 28.8 km from iit jodhpur )
    Address- 1B/A, Shiv Mandir Road, Subhash Chowk, Ratanada, Subhash Chowk, Ratanada, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001
    Contact- 0291 251 4444
  8. OYO 1174 Shanti Bhawan Heritage- ( 29.1 km from iit jodhpur )
    Address- Opposite Railway Station, Ratanada, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001
    Contact- 083770 04514
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A. No, Ragging is strictly prohibited and punishable in institute and strict actions are taken if found so. Yes, IITJ do have strict policies against ragging and we also have an Anti-ragging Squad to prevent any kind of ragging in the institute.
A. Yes one can bring laptops right from the first semester itself. However, it is optional. Proper LAN and Wifi facilities are provided in all the hostel as well as academic buildings. Computer centres are also there so that the computer systems are available to use if required by any student but only during normal office hours
A. We have got an SBI bank branch within the campus and also an ATM.
A. Saturdays and sundays are usually non working, and other holidays are mentioned in the academic calendar of institute.Visit - http://iitj.ac.in/academics/index.php?id=holidays
A. Student Gymkhana hosts its activities through seven student societies. Each Society comprises of several clubs. Different club organize creative activities for the all-rounded mental, physical, social and cultural growth of students.
Similarly, the student activities at the hostel level are organized through Students Regatta. The seven societies are:
  1. Sports & Games Society
  2. Cultural & Literary Society
  3. Design & Arts Society
  4. Science & Technology Society
  5. Academics & Careers Society
  6. Campus Life Society
  7. Student Elected Representatives Society
Two main fest namely varchas (sports festival) and Ignus (techo-cult-socio-festival) are conducted apart from the intra college fest spandan, unplugged night, nimble(tech fest).
A. The campus has a primary Health Center for providing routine health services to the patients round the clock. Also, the Institute has its ambulance services available round-the-clock. Besides the Health Center, the Institute has empanelled six hospitals in the city of Jodhpur. The Institute has constituted a Medical Board consisting of Senior Doctors from the Medical College and the AIIMS.
A. Merit-cum-Means (MCM) Scholarships are awarded to deserving (up to 25%) B.Tech. students. In addition, the Institute provides financial assistance (Tuition fee waiver) to some students with special financial circumstances. Follow these links for further information-
B.Tech. - http://iitj.ac.in/admission/btech.php?id=scholarships
M.Sc. - http://iitj.ac.in/admission/msc.php?id=assistantship
M.Tech. - http://iitj.ac.in/admission/mtech.php?id=assistantship
Ph.D. - http://iitj.ac.in/admission/phd.php?id=assistantship
A. Application forms are available with the Office of Students. Duly filled Application Form along with requisite documents may be submitted to:
Coordinator (Students), Office of Students
For all category students following documents should be submitted
  1. A photocopy of Annual Income Certificate (Form F16) of immediately preceding Financial Year, as provided by the employer, as according to criteria Annual Income (of a student’s parents/guardian and his Family from all sources in the preceding financial year must not exceed Rs. 6.0 Lakhs.
  2. A copy of Income Tax Returns (ITR) for present Assessment Year as filed with the Department of Income Tax.
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A. Last year, total of 104 students registered for placements out of which 78 students got placed.
B. Tech Program Percentage Average Package(lakhs per year)
Computer Science and Engineering 95% 15-17
Electrical Engineering 65% 9-10
Mechanical Engineering 85% 7-9
For more visit - http://spc.iitj.ac.in/summary
A. Here is a list of a few companies that offered placements to the students in the past.
Private Industries
  • Amazon.com
  • Barclays
  • Flipkart.com
  • Finisar Corporation
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Havells India Limited
  • Honda Cars
  • Hyundai
  • Infosys
  • Renault Nissan
  • Samsung India Software Centre
  • Snapdeal.com
  • Tata Motors Private Limited
  • Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Morgan Stanley
Public Sector Enterprises
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
  • Indian Army
  • Indian Navy
  • Indian Space Research Organization and many more
For more visit - http://spc.iitj.ac.in/past_recruiters
A. Various sessions are organised by academics and carrier society as well as the Student Placement Cell which lead to overall personality development, and help to get more clear view about industries and to work in outside world. These trainings helps to get internships and placement.
A. Yes, one faculty member is allocated to a particular number of students, also newbies are provided with a counselling team member to look after their basic queries and any kind of problem.
A. In the academic year 2016-17, 65 girls were studying in both the UG and the PG program out of which 43 girls were studying in the UG program.
A. Currently there is one girls' hostel in IIT Jodhpur. Yes, all the first year female students will get accommodation in the same hostel.
A. Campus of IIT Jodhpur is secured throughout the day. The Institute has round-the-clock, dedicated, professional security arrangement on Campus. Also, every hostel is manned with one security guard. Entry and exit are registered of each visitor. Other institute like NIFT (National Institute of Fashion and Technology) and NLU (National Law University) are present near to the IIT Jodhpur campus and it is totally safe to roam around nearby places. However, it is advisable to stay within the campus during odd timings.
A. Yes, there is a special cell named women cell for female students. The Women Cell, IIT Jodhpur, functions in accordance with the provisions contained in Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) ACT, 2013.
For further queries mail us at counselling@iitj.ac.in