IIT Indore was allotted 501.42 acres of land for the campus development at Simrol, a location about 25 km from the city of Indore. IIT Indore started functioning in year 2009 from a temporary campus at IET DAVV and later on occupied PACL & Silver Spring for the academic and residential purpose respectively on rental basis.
Estate Section of IIT Indore is the department which is given responsibility for campus construction as well as supporting the operational and maintenance activity for the running the educational activities at rented premises.
Estate Section of IIT Indore is one of the most important service units which plays a vital role in providing the requisite infrastructure facilities such as buildings, electricity, telephones, water supply, roads and pathways, parks and gardens and all other amenities required in the campus. The Section has streamlined its procedures & practices and also has successfully executed the some major infrastructure projects at Simrol campus named as Boundary wall of nearly 13 KM and Estate office cum sophisticated instrumentation centre building where the main divisional office of the Estate section is located. In short, the responsibility of Estate Section is from concept to commissioning of the campus construction, operation, maintenance, up-gradation and renovation of infrastructural facilities.
For the campus construction, IIT Indore has hired the Consultant for Master planning, Architectural and Engineering Consultancy services named as M/s ARCOP Associates Pvt. Ltd.
Institute is planning to construct the campus in phased manner and first phase of construction is in process. For the Project Management M/s MECON Ltd. is assigned as the consultant and various contractors are assigned the construction work namely:
The main Academic Block, Studio Apartments, Hostels, Director’s residence, entry gates, electrical substations, sports complex are in the scope of M/s Simplex Infrastructure Ltd.
The workshop Building is constructed by M/s United Project Private Ltd. and electrical works by M/s Unitech Engineers Pvt. Ltd
The services part like road construction, pipe line, and other civil services are to be done by M/s PREMCO Rail Engineers Ltd.
Estate section is headed by Dean, Planning. This section has two wings i.e. Electrical & Civil comprises of Superintending Engineer, Executive Engineers, Sr. Engineers, Dy. Engineers and Dy. Managers.