IIT Mandi celebrated its 3rd Foundation day on February 24, 2012 at the upcoming Kamand campus. The Director, Prof. T. A. Gonsalves highlighted the important achievements of the fast growing Institute. These include, but are not limited to, theoretical and experimental research publications by the young faculty, project fundings from DIT and DST, appreciation of research work benefiting local people and industry, strengthening of the already vibrant teaching community with more faculty members, as well as the supporting administrative staff. Infrastructure is being developed on Kamand campus at a rapid pace beginning with setting up of various workshops. The students of IIT Mandi have made their strong presence felt in various inter-IIT activities, be it sports or other cultural events.
Students of IIT Mandi presented an exciting mix of cultural programs during the celebrations. A major highlight of the day was the song and dance presentation by primary school students of the local school. The registrar Dr. Sawhney presided over the awards distribution ceremony where Mrs. Gonsalves presented various awards and certificates to students, faculty and administrative staff.