IIT Jodhpur is one among the new set of IITs announced by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. Presently IIT Kanpur has been designated as the mentor IIT for looking after the incubation activities of the new IIT in Rajasthan.
The academic session at the institute commenced in August 2008 with, a 4-year B.Tech. programme will be offered in three branches: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.