At the foothills of the Shivalik range of Himalaya, a new institution is being set up in approximately 400 acres in a forest area near Jammu City. The new institution will take shape in a few years time. In the meanwhile, a transit campus is being built at the same site to start the activities of the Institute. The Transit Campus is planned to be equipped to meet all the needs of the students and faculty with class rooms, laboratories, modern hostel buildings for girls and boys and sports facilities. However, in the first year, the Institute will function from a Temporary Campus (KCS Campus), Opposite Janipur Police Station, Paloura, Jammu city.
IIT Delhi is the mentor institute for IIT Jammu.