IIT Ropar is located at Rupnagar. There are regular trains plying between Delhi and Rupnagar. The Delhi-Ambala-Una railway line passes through Rupnagar. The duration of the journey is around 6 hours from Delhi. People can also take a train to Ambala or Chandigarh and then a taxi ride to the IIT Ropar campus just takes around 1-1.5 hours. The nearest airport is in Chandigarh, about 60 kilometers from Rupnagar. History Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar is one of the eight new IITs set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, in 2008 to expand the reach and enhance the quality of technical education in the country.