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First established in 2008, the Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT Ropar) is a state university located in Rupnagar, a city in the region of Punjab, India.
With a primary focus on engineering and science, the institute is part of the wider Indian Institute of Technology system, which are intended to provide high-quality education and research facilities, in mostly STEM subjects, across India.
In IIT Ropar’s case, this includes chemistry and chemical engineering, physics, mathematics, materials engineering and various humanities subjects among others.
The university moved to its current campus site in 2009. Spread out over 525 acres of open space, the campus provides modern facilities for both recreational and academic purposes, including multiple tennis and volleyball courts, a football field and several activity centres. The university also provides a dedicated health centre specifically for students, in addition to university-run buses and student living facilities.
Academically, IIT Ropar maintains a strong focus on research, especially in the fields of physics and artificial intelligence. To this end, the university is home to numerous research labs and specialist equipment, and works hard to establish strong links with industrial partners.
As well as this, the university plays host to a number of annual events and festivals, dedicated to sport, culture and music.
The city of Rupnagar itself is relatively small, and located close to a number of diverse ecological environments. The largest of these is the Ropar Wetland, an artificial lake created in 1952 and is home to a huge variety of birds, fish and mammals.