IIT Indore was allotted 501.42 acres of land for the campus development at Simrol, a location about 25 kilometers from the city of Indore. IIT Indore started functioning in year 2009 from a temporary campus at Institute of Engineering and Technology, DAVV, Khandwa Road, Indore and later on occupied Pithampur Auto Cluster Limited, Near MHOW, & 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, 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 various building at Simrol campus including Boundary wall of nearly 13 kilometer. 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 and Project Management Consultancy. The first phase of construction is in going to complete in near future. Various contractions are progress out of which many of them have been assigned to Central Public Works Department on deposit work basis.
Estate section is headed by Dean, Planning. This section has four wings:
1. Project Wing
2. Design Wing
3. Civil Maintenance Wing
4. Electrical & HVAC Maintenance Wing