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D. IIT Jodhpur & Surroundings
Q1. Where is IIT Jodhpur exactly located?
Presently, IIT Jodhpur is operating from its temporary campus in MBM Engineering College, situated on the Old Residency Road, Ratanada, Jodhpur 342011.

Q2. How to reach IIT Jodhpur?
For details, please see “How to reach IIT Jodhpur” in the footer of the Institute's website.

Q3. Is Jodhpur well connected for international and domestic travel?
Jodhpur is connected by air to Delhi and Mumbai (Air India and Jet Airways operate one daily flight to each of these cities), well connected by train to all major cities in the Country, and by mega highways to major neighboring cities, e.g., Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur and Ahmedabad.

Q4. How is the city of Jodhpur like?
Jodhpur is a city of historical importance to tourists and a city of strategic importance to the nation, centrally situated in Marwar – the western region of the state of Rajasthan. It is a small, calm, friendly and almost no-pollution city with just about 12.7 lakh population; by the way, there is “No Traffic Jam” at any time of the day in any part of the city!! You must live in Jodhpur to hear all the anecdotal stories of the Royal Legends of the historic times, or to know why the city earned its names The Sun City or The Blue City.

Q5. Does the city of Jodhpur have good schools and day-care facilities for children?
Yes. Jodhpur has a number of good schools, in which children of Faculty Members and Staff Members of IIT Jodhpur study. These include: Kendriya Vidyalaya, Delhi Public School, Vidhyashram International School, Rajmata Krishna Kumari Girls Public School, Mayoor Chopasni School, St. Patrick’s Vidya Bhawan, St. Anne’s School, St. Paul’s School, Central Academy, Euro School, and Happy Hours, to name a few. The city also has day-care facilities for children. The Institute facilitates liaison with the administration of these schools for admission. Besides, the Institute has a day-care center for children of employees; it is conveniently located on the ground floor of Administrative Block in its Academic Campus.

Q6. What kind of health care and medical facilities are available in Jodhpur?
The Institute has a Primary Health Center at the GPRA Residential Campus, where most Faculty Members live. For advanced treatment, referrals are given to some of the well-equipped hospitals in the city. Jodhpur is fortunate to have the all new state-of-the-art All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and some specialized hospitals. The Institute has active agreements with these prominent hospitals for priority treatment to its employees and students. These include: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, S. N. Medical College and Associated Hospitals, Goyal Hospital and Research Center, Medi Pulse Hospital, and Vasan Eye Care Hospital.

Q7. How is Jodhpur city placed in terms of shopping and entertainment?
The city is dotted with shopping destinations for everyday needs, like the Big Bazar, Reliance Fresh, and Fresh n Green departmental stores, as well as outlets of branded goods for special needs. For those looking for authentic ethnic goods, the National Handloom Corporation is a must–stop shop. Jodhpur has its share of major multiplexes, like Glitz Cinemas, Bioscope and Satyam Cineplex, to catch up with your favourite celluloid stars. Marwadi cuisine is popular for its spicy and arid region ingredients. This traditional palette can be relished in its village kitchens at eateries called “dhānis” in and around the city. Ask for Gypsy, if you don’t have much time to wait!

Q8. What are the nearby leisure and tourist destinations that one can explore?
Jodhpur is an active tourist city – friendly and quiet. The key tourist attractions in Jodhpur are: Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace, and Balsamand and Kaylana lakes. Also, the city is well connected to other major destinations, like Jaisalmer Palace and its neighbouring sand dunes, Mount Abu, Neemrana Fort, Ranthambore National Park, Udaipur Palace and surrounding lakes, Ajmer Dargah Sharif, Kumbhalgarh Fort, and Jaipur. Climate of Jodhpur, though hot for most time of the year, touring to the nearby destinations is a weekend and semester-end getaway activity of the campus life @ IIT Jodhpur.



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