Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar – 2021

Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT Ropar) is one of the 8 youngest second generation IITs established by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development, Government of India to expand the reach and improve the quality of technical education in India. It is situated in Rupnagar, Punjab; India in an area of 501 acres. In 2008, a date of notification was issued to start this institution.

In this article, we are going to check out all the details about institute’ students’ state, faculty, courses offered, graduation outcomes & placements, median salary & top recruiters, infrastructures and fees structures. As we got all the details from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where IIT Ropar gave its reports, all the details are authenticated.

Courses Offered at IIT Ropar

IIT Ropar offers 7 courses in undergraduate programmes, 14 courses in postgraduate programmes in engineering science & technology.

Students Intake at IIT Ropar

Students Intake
IIT Ropar admitted 330 students to UG courses, 238 students to PG courses, 16 students to integrated PG courses in 2021; admitted 297 students to UG, 171 students to PG, 8 students to PG 3 year and 12 students to integrated PG in 2020; and admitted 260 students to UG, 7 students to PG 3 years and 12 students integrated PG in 2019.
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Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar 2021 - Student Intake Graph
IIT Ropar has eminent professors and research scholars who are known for publishing research papers. Currently, there are 176 professors at the faculty and all of them are PhD holders. The faculty-to-student ratio at its faculty is 1:8, that is, one professor is available for every 8 students.

IIT Ropar Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
IIT Ropar spent Rs. 99 crores as a capital expenditure in the year 2021, of which it spent 3.43% on library for acquiring research journals, books and e-resources, 44.22% spent on buying new equipment and software for conducting quality research, 2.75% of fund spent on engineering workshops, and 49.6% on capital asset creations like build new buildings. It spent Rs. 94 crores as capital expenditures in 2020 and Rs. 32 crores in 2019. The spending as a capital expenditure is increasing in 2021 when compared to the last two years.
Operational Expenditure
IIT Ropar spent Rs. 106 crores as an operational expenditure in 2021, of which it spent 47.42% on salary for professors and supporting staffs, 47.37% on maintaining academic infrastructures in the institution, and remaining 5.21% on conducting Seminars, Conference and Workshops at IIT Ropar. It spent Rs. 81 crores as an operational expenditure in 2020 and spent Rs. 47 crores in 2019. The spending as an operational expenditure is increasing when compared with the last two years.

IIT Ropar Research Details

IIT Ropar has a good faculty, better infrastructures and a conducive atmosphere, so it filed 5 patents and 1 patent was granted in 2021; 3 patents filed in 2020 and got 1; and it filed 6 patents, however, none was granted in 2019.
Sponsored Projects
IIT Ropar has published many scholarly and innovative articles on engineering science & technology for years and got a few patents for innovative ground-breaking research. So, in 2021, 21 agencies have funded 107 projects at IIT Ropar and it earned Rs. 21 crores through these projects. In 2020, 12 agencies funded 94 projects, through which it earned Rs. 12 crores; and in 2019, it earned Rs. 8.71 crores from 64 projects sponsored by 14 agencies.
Consultancy Projects
IIT Ropar has worked on 46 consultancy projects from 49 companies and earned Rs. 1.9 crores in 2021; it earned Rs. 1.18 crores through 25 projects from 23 companies in 2020; and it earned Rs. 34 lakhs through 12 projects from 11 companies in 2019.

IIT Ropar Graduations & Placements

UG Graduations & Placements
There were 145 students admitted to IIT Ropar at UG, of whom 87.59% were awarded graduations and 81.6% of them got placements at top companies and 2 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 92.92% students were awarded graduations, of whom 95.06% got placements in 2020 and 24 were selected for higher studies; and 85.84% students were awarded gradations of whom, 97.5% got placements and 17 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG 3 Year Graduations & Placements
At IIT Ropar, 40% students were awarded graduations of whom, 66.67% got placements at top companies and 3 were selected for higher studies in 2020; surprisingly, no one passed the exam in 2019 and 2021, respectively.
PG Graduations & Placements
At IIT Ropar at PG, 89.68% students were awarded graduations of whom, 54.39% got placements at top companies and 25 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 78.45% students were awarded graduations, of whom 73.08% got placements and 65 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 76.47% students were awarded graduations, of whom all got placements and 23 were selected for higher studies.
Integrated PG Graduations & Placements
In the integrated PG programs, 10 students each got admission in 2021, 2020, and 2021. Interestingly, none passed the exam in these years.
PhD Research Programmes
At IIT Ropar, 574 students were admitted to PhD programmes in engineering science & technology and 28 students were awarded degrees in 2021, 24 students in 2020 and 20 students in 2019.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median salary of UG graduates from IIT Ropar: Rs. 12.2 lakhs per annum at all top companies in 2021, Rs. 11.2 lakhs in 2020 and Rs. 9.6 lakhs in 2019.

Median salary of PG graduates: Rs. 6.25 LPA in 2021, Rs. 6.00 LPA in 2020 and Rs. 4.2 LPA in 2019.

Median salary of PG 3 year degree graduates: Rs. 10 lakhs in 2020.
Students are placed in the top companies such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, PayPal, Arista Networks, Texas Instruments, Larsen & Toubro, Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors, Coal India Limited, Anglo-Eastern Ship Management, Steelwedge, Axtria, Click, etc., with impressive salaries

Students Diversity at IIT Ropar

IIT Ropar has a blend of students who came from all sections and all parts of India and the world. Currently, a huge number of 1463 students are pursuing their studies, of whom 85.03% are boys and 14.97% are girls: 110 students are from within the state, 1352 students are from outside of the state, and the remaining 1 from foreign country.

Facilities on IIT Ropar Campus

IIT Ropar has various facilities for students. It has a hospital, hostels, computer center, cafeteria, day-care facility, sports, shuttle service, MKN and lifts/ramps.

Campus Festivals at IIT Ropar

Zeitgeist is the annual cultural festival celebrated for 3 days and 4 nights with DJ nights. It is one of the biggest cultural festivals in north India. There are Photographic Club, Dramatic Club, Dance Club, Music Club & Fine Arts Club in the institute campus and many arts events are being conducted.


As IIT Ropar is in Punjab in between Chandigarh and Amritsar, it can be accessed from any part of the country. Chandigarh Railway station is 51 km away and Chandigarh International Airport is 5.7 km away from this institution, so students from India and the world can commute to this institution.

How to Get Admission at IIT Ropar

Studying science and technology is the dream of most students, but to make that dream real, we need a good institution. When we think about a good institution, IITs come first. So, here are the procedures to get admission to IIT Ropar:

For UG courses at IIT Ropar: Students who passed or appeared for the +2 exam can take Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and should pass the minimum cut-off mark set by JEE IIT Ropar in JEE advanced exam.

For PG courses: Students who passed a bachelor’s degree or appeared for the final exam can take the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and should pass GATE to get admission.

Fee Structure at IIT Ropar

Students need to pay Rs. 8.58 lakhs for fees at IIT Ropar, but the saving grace is they can get an impressive salary of Rs. 12.2 LPA from top companies, so they can get back this amount within a year after completion of graduation and getting a job at a top company.

IIT Ropar Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning and Resources: IIT Ropar has a good faculty and better infrastructures for doing innovative research. Therefore, it scored 81.35%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: IIT Ropar has many distinguished professors and research scholars and it has been able to file some patent applications and got some patents for innovative research, it scored 34.08%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As IIT Ropar has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students graduated at the minimum stipulated time, so it scored 69.10%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: IIT Ropar has students from every section and every part of India as well as the world, so it scored 62.78%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: Although IIT Ropar is the new IIT, it has fantastic faculty, impressive infrastructures, and a conducive atmosphere, and its graduation outcomes and placements at top companies are also good, so it scored 33.74% in NIRF grading, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

IIT Ropar got 58.09% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 19.

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