The Indian Institute of Technology Jammu (abbreviated IIT Jammu) is a public research university located in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India.The Institute came into existence in 2016 when a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Department of Higher Education, Government of Jammu & Kashmir and Department of Higher Education, MHRD, Government of India, was signed, setting the ball rolling to set up an IIT campus at village Jagti, Tehsil Nagrota at Jammu.
The State Government, J&K has provided the land, measuring 400 acres for the establishment of the permanent campus of Indian Institute of Technology at Jammu.
IIT Jammu admitted the first batch of 82 bright students in August 2016 at a Temporary campus in Paloura, Jammu. The initial intake of students in the first year 2016 was 90 students, 30 each in Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering discipline.
The transit campus at Jagti spread over 25 acres within the actual site of 400 acres became operational from the session 2017-18 in August 2017 and it can accommodate about 650 students. In the second year 2017, Civil Engineering discipline also started with an initial intake of 30 students.