The Government of Orissa has provided 935 acres of land at Arugul near Jatni Railway Station for IIT Bhubaneswar. The Government has also agreed to make available 3 million gallons of water per day, uninterrupted power supply of 5 megawatt and a four-lane road from National Highway No.5 to this new campus.
IIT Bhubaneswar with its 935 acres of land will be designed to have a self contained green campus for 10,000 students and 1100 faculty. A Science Park will be part of this institution. The Park will house a large number of industry supported R&D units. It will promote industry relevant collaborative R&D activities and facilitate practice relevant education.
The Institute will offer education and research programmes in disciplines of national and global interest. The specific local needs will also be taken care of. To promote inter-disciplinary education and research, the Institute will not have many narrow specialization oriented departments. It will have few Schools and each School can offer several programmes.
The Foundation Stone for this IIT was laid on February 12, 2009. An estimated amount of Rs.780 crores will be spent in next few years to develope this Institute. A Master Plan for this Institute has been developed. Within next 3 years, the Institute will be operational from the new campus.