Right to Information Act

1.0 About the Act

A citizen has a right to seek such information from a public authority which is held by the public authority or which is held under its control. This right includes inspection of work, documents and records; taking notes, extracts or certified copies of documents or records; and taking certified samples of material held by the public authority or held under the control of the public authority. It is important to note that only such information can be supplied under the Act that is available and existing and is held by the public authority or is held under the control of the public authority. The Public Information Officer is not supposed to create information that is not a part of the record of the public authority. The Public Information Officer is also not required to furnish information which require drawing of inference and/or making of assumptions; or to interpret information; or to solve the problems raised by the applicants; or to furnish replies to hypothetical questions.

For more details visit: rti.gov.in.

Appellate Authority:

Sh. B. Nagarajan
Registrar
Indian Institute of Technology Ropar
Permanent Campus, Birla Farm, Rupnagar-140001
Tel. (91)1881-231101

Central Public Information Officer (PIO):-

Sh. Lagvish Kumar
Deputy Registrar
Indian Institute of Technology Ropar
Permanent Campus, Birla Farm, Rupnagar-140001
Tel. (91)1881-231281

1.1 Earlier CPIO & FAAs from 01.01.2015:- 

CPIO / FAA Name Period
From To
   FAA

Prof. J.K. Sridhar

Professor & Ex-Officiating Registrar, IIT Ropar

10/07/2014 27/03/2018
   FAA

Prof. J.S. Sahambi

Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Ropar

28/03/2018 08/10/2018
   CPIO

Sh. Ravinder Kumar

Ex-Joint Registrar,

IIT Ropar

09/02/2012 19/11/2019

2.0    About Organization:


2.1    Name: Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Rupnagar-140001, Punjab

2.2 Particulars of Organization:

(1) Objective of the Institute:

The primary objective of the Indian Institutes of Technology is to provide scientists and technologists of the highest caliber who would engage in research, design and development to help building the nation towards self-reliance in her technological needs.

(2) Brief history of the Institute:

Indian Institute of Technology Ropar at Rupnagar, Punjab has established a reputation, both nationally and internationally, for excellence in Technical Education, Research and Consultancy. IIT Ropar is one among the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological education, basic and applied research.

The town of Ropar (also known as Rupnagar) is of great historical importance. The excavations carried out at Rupnagar have proved that this town was the seat of well developed Indus Valley Civilization. In proto-Historic Punjab, perhaps Rupnagar is the only known excavation site which can claim the status of a small town or city. The founds in recent excavations consists of earthen bares, statues, coins etc. The city dates back to Harappa- Mohenjo-Daro civilization located east of Satluj river. The excavated artifacts belong to Chandra Gupta, Kushan, Hoon and Mughal period. Ropar is nested on the foothills of the Shivalik ranges. The weather of Ropar is generally dry with four distinct seasons. It experiences hot summers & cold winters. The city is very close to Sri Anandpur Sahib, The birthplace of Sikhism & several scenic hill stations of Himachal Pradesh.

The Institute has eleven academic departments and a few advanced research centres in various disciplines of engineering and pure sciences. A faculty of international repute, a brilliant student community, excellent technical & supporting staff and an effective administration have all contributed to the pre-eminent status of IIT Ropar. The campus is located in the city of Rupnagar, located around 40 km to Chandigarh.

2.3    Organizational Structure:

The Director is the principal academic and executive officer of the Institute. He reports to the Board of Governors. The Chairman of the Board executes the contract between the Director and the Institute. The Director is ex-officio Chairman of the Senate. The Senate comprising all the professors of the Institute decides the academic policy of the Institute. The Director is assisted in the management of the affairs of the Institute by Deans, Associate Deans and the Registrar.

Organisation Chart is available at link - http://www.iitrpr.ac.in/organisation-structure   

(3) Vision / Mission:

Vision:To be a trendsetter among the technology universities born in this millennium.

Mission: To foster a transformative learning environment and a culture of excellence enabling creation of knowledge and development of socially responsible, enterprising leaders contributing significantly to national progress and humanity.

2.4    Service being provided by the Institute:

(1) Teaching UG, PG and Research levels:

The various academic departments in the institute offer course based degree programmes and also degree programmes that are inclined towards research. The following courses based degree programmes are offered by the departments:

1. Bachelor of Technology (B Tech)

2. Dual Degree progammes in Engineering leading to B Tech and M Tech 

3. Master of Technology (M Tech)

4. Master of Science (MSc)

The following are the Research oriented degrees offered by the departments:

1. Master of Science by Research (MS)

2. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

There are eleven academic departments in the institute.  All the departments have the doctoral programme. The following departments offer B Tech and/or Dual degree programmes.

Departments & Centers

Engineering:

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Science & Engineering 

Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Sciences:

Chemistry

Physics 

Mathematics

Humanities:

Humanities and Social Sciences

Centers:

Center for BioMedical Engineering

For more details please see institute website  http://www.iitrpr.ac.in/

(2) To conduct state-of-the-art research in technological and fundamental in frontier areas of science and technology.

(3) To undertake sponsored research and consultancy.

(4) To cater to continuing education program of the Govt. of India.

(5) To organize conferences, seminars and short term courses.

2.5    Address of the Institute:

Indian Institute of Technology Ropar

Rupnagar – 140001, 

Punjab

2.6    Institute working hours:

8.45 AM to 05:30 PM 

2.7    Council, Board, Committees and other Bodies.

Following are the Main Committees / Governing body of the Institute

Board of Governors : http://www.iitrpr.ac.in/board-governors 

Finance Committee : http://www.iitrpr.ac.in/finance-committee 

Building and Works : http://www.iitrpr.ac.in/building-works-committee  

Senate : http://www.iitrpr.ac.in/senate 

2.8 Grievance Redressal Mechanisms.

https://pgportal.gov.in/  

2.9 Information on Third Party Audit:

The process has been initiated for third party audit of voluntary disclosures under RTI Act 2005.

3.0    Functions:

3.1    Power and duties of Officers and Employees:

Director is the Principal Academic and Executive Officer of the Institute. The Director shall be responsible for the proper administration of the Institute and for the imparting of the instruction and maintenance of discipline therein. The Director has the power to incur expenditure in accordance with the procedure as may be laid by the Board/MHRD from time to time.

Deans shall assist the Director in academic and administrative work and maintaining liaison with Institution of higher learning and research.

Registrar is the custodian of records, funds of Institute and such other properties of the Institute.

Other officers and staff of the Institute assume powers, responsibilities and duties as assigned to them from time to time by the Director.

For more details see-  Act (click here )and Statutes of the Institute (click here ).

3.2    Procedure followed in the decision making process including channels of supervision and accountability:

As per Act (click here )and Statutes of the Institute (click here ).

3.3    Details of norms set by the Institute for discharge of its functions:

As per Act (click here )and Statutes of the Institute (click here ).

3.4    Rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records held by it for discharge of functions:

1. As per Act (click here )and Statutes of the Institute (click here ).

2. Fundamental Rules

3. Supplementary Rules

4. General Financial Rules

5. Further Government of India Guidelines / Norms / Orders / Procedures issued from time to time.

3.5    Statement of the categories of documents held by the organization or under its control:

Administrative Office Orders / Decisions and Guidelines as approved by Institutes' Governing Body i.e. Board of Governors (BOG).

3.6    Directory of officers and employees:

Institute Telephone Directory

3.7    Monthly remuneration of officers and employees.

FacultyStaff 

3.8    Budget allocated to each agency indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditure and reports on disbursements made:

Updated Budget

Plan and Non Plan Budget for Financial Year. (Rs. in Crores)

 

BE – 2019-20
OH-31 OH-35 OH-36 Total
43.00 30.00 43.00 116.00

3.9    Particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with or representation by the members of public in relation to formulation of policy and implementation thereof:

Interested persons may write to the Public Information Officer of the Institute.

3.10    Details in respect of the information available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form:

All relevant information about Institute activities are made available on our website http://www.iitrpr.ac.in/sites/default/files/FORM_RTI.pdf

3.11    Facilities available for obtaining information including working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use:

Library is only for registered users (students, faculty & staff) and not general public use.

3.12    Monthly remuneration received by each of its employees and officers including the system of compensation as provided in the institute’s regulations are available at http://www.iitrpr.ac.in/rti-disclosures :

3.13    Foreign tours of the Head of the Department during the FY 2018-19: 

18.05.2018 31.05.2018 USA IIT Ropar-Delhi-US-Delhi-IIT Ropar Delegation visit to USA. Research collaboration with Universities, NRI DIASPORA, and Young Investigators Meet at
08.08.2018 14.08.2018 China, Thailand IIT Ropar- Delhi- China-Delhi- IIT Ropar Conference IHTC
09.09.2018 22.09.2018 Canada IIT Ropar-Delhi-Canada-Delhi-IIT Ropar Joint Delegation visit of IIT Ropar and IIT Tirupati to Canada. Initiative of SICI and MHRD
24.2.2019 06.03.2019 Canada IIT Ropar-Delhi-Canada-Delhi-IIT Ropar To attend Joint Working Group Meeting between India and Canada and Visit to Universities and Canada

3.14 CAG & PAC paras and the action taken reports (ATRs) after these have been laid on the table of both houses of the Parliament.http://www.iitrpr.ac.in/rti-disclosures

4.0    Fee:

Rs 10/- shall be in favor of Registrar, IIT Ropar

4.1    Application Form:

 Name:

Address:

Citizenship:

Certification regarding below poverty line issued by competent authority if applicable be enclosed.

Information required:

Rs. 10/- by Demand Draft/Banker Cheque/Postal Order in favour of Indian Institute of Technology Ropar to be deposited for each information.

IIT Ropar is receiving RTI applications online which can be filed online by the citizens using the link mentioned below:

https://rtionline.gov.in/

This is a portal to file RTI applications / first appeals online along with payment gateway. Payment can be made through internet banking of SBI & its associate banks, debit / credit cards of Master / visa and RuPay cards.  Through this portal, RTI applications / first appeals can be filed by Indian Citizens for all Ministries / Departments and few other Public Authorities of Central Government.

4.2    Application is to be sent directly to:

Public Information Officer

Indian Institute of Technology Ropar

Rupnagar 140001, Punjab

Applicants are requested to pay Fee of Rs 10/- prescribed by the Act. Fee may be paid in the form of Demand Draft/Pay order/IPO in the favour of Registrar, IIT Ropar payable at Ropar

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