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.
Set up in the KCS campus, the temporary set up of IIT Jammu will have all the facilities required for hassle-free academic environment. A total of 40,000 sq.ft. built-up area including hostels, house class rooms, a seminar room, a library, a computer Laboratory, faculty offices, a cafeteria and recreational and creative facilities.
With spacious, quadruple occupancy rooms, a separate dining room and access to internet and recreational facilities, the hostel at IIT Jammu are on par with the best available in any other IIT. Set up in a quiet and safe environment, the hostels are situated next to the academic building.
The campus has volleyball, basket ball and badminton courts. Cricket nets are also being planned. Indoor sports facilities include table tennis, carom and chess. Rooms for music, dance and other activities are also available. There is a very nice open air stage in the academic building which will serve as the centre of cultural activities and performances.