Indian Institute of Technology ,Mandi is one of the new IITs started in the academic year 2008-09.Each of the new IITs that are being established is to be mentored by an existing IIT. The transit campus of IIT Mandi is located at The Vallabh Degree College located in Mandi town. It is centrally located in the Mandi City and has state of the art facilities.Nestled in the Sivalik Range of the Himalayas, away from the bustle of the metropolis, a new abode of learning has germinated. A few hours before the Himalayan resort Kullu in Himachal Pradesh, once considered the end of the habitable world, the youngest IIT is coming up. The location is the forested hills of Kamand on the banks of the Uhl, a tributary of River Beas. The historic town Mandi is 12 km away.