Type of College

Public

Accreditation & Recognition

AICTE, INI

Established

1847

Affiliation

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

About Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, also called IIT Roorkee or IITR, was established in 1847 by the then lieutenant governor, Sir James Thomason in British India.

Earlier known as the Thomason College of Civil Engineering (1853–1948) and the University of Roorkee (1948–2001), it is an engineering college which is located in Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India.

The institute was given university status in 1949, and in 2001, it was converted into an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), thus becoming the seventh Indian Institute of Technology.

The institute was started in 1845 as a training centre for the local youth so that they could assist in public works. It was officially recognized in 1847.

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee is a Deemed University. The All India Council for Teacher Education (AICTE), New Delhi has also approved and recognized it.

The Government of India has recognised it as an Institute of National Importance (INI). The Government of India issued an ordinance on 21st September 2001 and declared the institute as the seventh Indian Institute of Technology, giving it its current name, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. The ordinance was remodelled into a parliamentary act to give the status of "Institution of National Importance" to IIT Roorkee.

IIT Roorkee has made a mark in providing technical education in a country like India which is in need of technical know-how. By making remarkable contributions in several areas of technological development, it has secured a rank among the best engineering colleges of the world.

The institute is famous for its dominant entrepreneurial culture and its alumni who have contributed immensely to the development of India by laying the foundation of social and technological ventures inside India and also outside it.

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee offers programmes in twenty-one disciplines in the fields of engineering, humanities and social sciences, applied sciences and management. The programmes lay a strong emphasis on technological and scientific research and education.

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee awards B.Tech and M.Tech degrees in mechanical, civil, chemical, engineering, electrical and materials science.

The institute also offers M.Sc. degrees in cognitive science, physics, mathematics, and chemistry. Ph.D. courses are conducted in science and engineering disciplines, such as biomedical, chemical, computer science, civil, mechanical, electrical, materials science, earth science, cognitive sciences, mathematics, physics, and chemistry.

The institute is famous for the awards that the alumni have won over the years. The Padma awards were won by ten alumni and the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology were won by twenty-five alumni.

The alumni of the institute consist of the chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, 7 chairmen of the Indian Railway Board, chairman of University Grants Commission (India), more than a 100 secretary-level officers in the Government of India, members of the Parliament and governors of states of India.

The alumni also consist of vice-chancellors and chancellors of prominent Indian Universities, six directors of the Indian Institutes of Technology, 2 presidents of the Confederation of Indian Industry and presidents of scientific and engineering organizations, e.g., the Indian National Academy of Engineering, the Indian Institution of Engineers and the Indian National Science Academy.

Vision:

  • IIT Roorkee is on a mission to achieve excellence in education at the global level and to produce an equitable and sustainable society with the help of state-of-the-art research in science and technology

Mission:

  • The institute is on a mission to provide a setting which will encourage the development of innovative, intellectually developed and entrepreneurial professionals, who will be instrumental in the advancement of science and technology by partnering with the industry, and fashion and utilize it for the well being of the nation and mankind as a whole

Core Values:

  • Academic accountability and integrity
  • Tolerance and respect for individual views
  • Attention to concerns of global concern and national relevance
  • Knowledge of human sciences and holistic understanding
  • Admiration of creativity and intellectual excellence
  • An unconstrained spirit of rationality, enterprise, learning and exploration
  • Thoughtfulness towards social responsibilities

Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) provide higher education in India. These are autonomous public institutes. These institutes are governed as per the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961. The Act has formally announced them as centres of national importance. The Act also specifies their framework for governance, powers, duties, etc.

The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 lists 23 institutes located at Ropar, Palghat, Dhanbad, Bhilai, Delhi, Dharwad, Jodhpur, Goa, Jammu, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Mumbai, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Varanasi, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Indore, Roorkee, Mandi, Patna, and Tirupati.

The IIT Council links each IIT to the other as these are autonomous institutions. The IIT Council oversees their administration.

The ex-officio Chairperson of the IIT Council is the Union HRD Minister. For undergraduate admissions, the IITs have a common admission process, the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced. Before 2013, the common admission process was called IIT-JEE.

The older IITs (Madras, Bombay, Kharagpur, Delhi, Kanpur, Roorkee, Dhanbad, Varanasi and Guwahati) administer the post-graduate level programs. They award the MS and M.Tech degrees in engineering. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is conducted for MS and M.Tech admissions.

Other than offering MS, B.Tech and M.Tech programs, IITs also award M.Sc degrees in Maths, Physics, and Chemistry; Ph.D.; MBA; etc. In order to get admission to these courses, students have to clear the Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED), Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM) and Common Admission Test (CAT).

  • The Institute has an attractive, campus situated in secured and serene atmosphere suitable for learning
  • The Institute has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The Institute has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The Institution is working with a shining sun, the spectrum which is radiating in all possible directions
  • The college has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, canteen, seminar halls, multipurpose halls, auditorium, canteen, playground & hostel etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The college has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • The Institute has a book bank for helping the poor and backward class students
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The IITR campus is a benchmark in green development. It has been intricately designed so as to maximize the use of available space along with preserving the biodiversity as well as the aesthetic value of the area. It is designed to be a ‘pedestrian campus’, free of vehicular traffic and pollution
  • The campus is characterized by low energy and resource consumption as well as minimal upkeep and low maintenance cost. Apart from this, various green initiatives have been undertaken
  • With the belief that learning extends beyond the classroom, the IITR campus provides ample of spaces and opportunities for academic as well as non-academic interaction
  • From intelligent power management systems to smart card access systems, IITR is planning to implement several measures to make the campus an intelligent campus
  • One of the most important aspects the IITR campus boasts is the freedom offered to the community members on campus
  • The cultural activities at IITR are coordinated by the Cultural Council and play a crucial role in fostering creativity and confidence among students. These events are directed towards developing balanced and well-rounded individuals
  • Abhinaya, the drama club at IITR, brings together all the acting and theater enthusiasts to experience the theater environment from scriptwriting to acting. Dramas depicting social issues are staged every year as a part of Independence Day and Republic day celebrations
  • At IITR, the Art Club has been founded with an aim to nurture the artist within every student. Be it the water rangoli on Independence Day or the interiors of the student lounge, the Art Club never fails to mesmerize the IITR family with their creativity and artistic skills
  • The music club at IITR gives the community an opportunity to be a part of different bands within the institute and to perform at different cultural events
  • The Literary Club at IITR currently incubates three distinct and exclusive verticals - Creative Writing, Debating and Public Speaking, and Quizzing. The Literary Club has been striving to achieve its vision of making the three verticals self-sustaining and independent so that over time, they can evolve into respective clubs themselves
  • Coding Club, at IITR, aims at spreading knowledge related to computer programming to the students and also develop websites and applications that cater to the needs of the Institute
  • The Institute has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • The Institute runs a canteen inside the campus where staff and students can have meals and snacks prepared in a hygienic manner and at an affordable cost
  • Internet & Wi-Fi facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • A multipurpose auditorium complex with facilities for large meetings, cultural programs, and indoor sports activities is under construction and is also being partially used for those purposes
  • The Institute has got a large playground, Basket Ball court and facilities and equipment for different sports like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton, Table tennis and so on
  • A healthcare has been started in the college for the benefit of students and the local population. Two highly qualified Doctors weekly visit the center. Checkups are done and medicines are given free of costs
  • State Government and the Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • The Institute provides the training facility like- face to face interview, resume making, communication skills, that help the students to face the campus recruitment
  • For every course, the college imparts practical training to its students that helps them to understand better, improve their demonstrative skills, eliminate hesitation and in this process strives to mold them into industry ready professionals
  • The Institute also provides NCC training to its students. The NCC cadets attend different camps and earn pride for themselves and for the college
  • The Institute Unit NSS Wing performs different type of social services within and outside of the area
  • The Institute consists Women Cell to help female students. This cell helps and guides girls to sort out from their personal problem and avoid them from any harassment

Features at Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar:

Student Housing:

  • 19 hostel blocks accommodating both UG and PG students
  • A common hostel library and reading area
  • Spacious single and double seated rooms
  • Specially designed to be accessible to persons with disabilities
  • Energy efficient
  • Modern style designs drawing inspiration from traditional Ahmedabad architecture

Dining:

  • Central dining facility for all students
  • Two independent mess facilities
  • Modern and well-equipped kitchens
  • A variety of food and beverage joints spread across the campus
  • A large central cafeteria with open-air seating

Sports:

  • Football field
  • Cricket field
  • Volleyball courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Jogging track
  • Hockey field
  • Gymnasium
  • Table tennis rooms

Recreation Spaces:

  • Terrace gardens
  • Riverside Promenade
  • Rooftop open-air theaters
  • Jal mandaps
  • Central Vista
  • Two natural lakes
Levels of study
Architecture
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) Full Time 5 Years 10+2
Engineering
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology Full Time 4 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering Full Time 4 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering Full Time 4 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science & Engineering Full Time 4 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering Full Time 4 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Technology in Electronics & Communication Engineering Full Time 4 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Technology in Engineering Physics Full Time 4 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engneering Full Time 4 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Technology in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Full Time 4 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Technology in Polymer Science & Technology Full Time 4 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Technology in Production & Industrial Engineering Full Time 4 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Technology in Pulp & Paper Engineering Full Time 4 Years 10+2
Master of Computer Applications Full Time 2 Years BCA
Master of Technology in Alternate Hydro Energy Systems Full Time 2 Years B.E / B.Tech
Master of Technology in Communication Systems & Networks Full Time 2 Years B.E / B.Tech
Master of Technology in Computer Aided Process Plant Design Full Time 2 Years B.E / B.Tech
Master of Technology in Disaster Mitigation & Management Full Time 2 Years B.E / B.Tech
Master of Technology in Environment Management of Rivers and Lakes Full Time 2 Years B.E / B.Tech
Master of Technology in Environmental Engineering Full Time 2 Years B.E / B.Tech
Master of Technology in Geo-Technical Engineering Full Time 2 Years B.E / B.Tech
Master of Technology in Geomatics Engineering Full Time 2 Years B.E / B.Tech
Master of Technology in Hydraulic Engineering Full Time 2 Years B.E / B.Tech
Master of Technology in Industrial Pollution Abatement Full Time 2 Years B.E / B.Tech
Master of Technology in Infrastructure Systems Full Time 2 Years B.E / B.Tech
Master of Technology in Machine Design Engineering Full Time 2 Years B.E / B.Tech
Master of Technology in Microelectronics & VLSI Full Time 2 Years B.E / B.Tech
Master of Technology in Nano Technology Full Time 2 Years B.E/B.Tech
Master of Technology in Polymer Science & Technology Full Time 2 Years B.E / B.Tech
Master of Technology in Production & Industrial Systems Engineering Full Time 2 Years B.E / B.Tech
Master of Technology in Seismic Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Full Time 2 Years B.E / B.Tech
Master of Technology in Soil Dynamics Full Time 2 Years B.E / B.Tech
Master of Technology in Structural Dynamics Full Time 2 Years B.E / B.Tech
Master of Technology in Structural Engineering Full Time 2 Years B.E / B.Tech
Master of Technology in Transportation Engineering Full Time 2 Years B.E / B.Tech
Management
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Full Time 2 Years BBA
Science
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Master of Science in Applied Geology Full Time 2 Years B.Sc
Master of Science in Biotechnology Full Time 2 Years B.Sc
Master of Science in Mathematics Full Time 2 Years B.Sc
Additional Courses
Streams Duration Eligibility
Add-On Post-Graduate Courses:    
Post Graduate Diploma in Hydrology 1 Year Graduation
Post Graduate Diploma in Irrigation Water Management 1 Year Graduation
Post Graduate Diploma in Water Resources Development 1 Year Graduation
P.G. Diploma/M.Tech. (Surface Water Hydrology) 2 Years Graduation
P.G. Diploma/M.Tech. (Ground Water Hydrology) 2 Years Graduation
P.G. Diploma/M.Tech. (Watershed Management) 2 Years Graduation
B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering) and M.Tech. (Hydrocarbon Engineering) 5 Years Graduation
B.Tech. (Electrical Engineering) and M.Tech. (Power Electronics) 5 Years Graduation
B.Tech. (Computer Science and Engineering) and M.Tech.(Information Technology) 5 Years Graduation
B.Tech. (Electronics & Communication Engineering) and M.Tech. (Wireless Communication) 5 Years Graduation
B.Tech. (Process Engineering) and M.B.A. 5 Years Graduation

Note: This Institute offers more courses in various stream categories including with optional specializations. To know more about courses, please visit the official website i.e. https://www.iitr.ac.in

  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Bank/ATM
  • Gymnasium
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Yoga / Meditation
  • Digital library
  • Playground
  • Waiting Halls
  • Curricular Activities
  • Reading Rooms
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Digital Classrooms
  • Blood Donation
  • UPS
  • Conference Hall
  • N.C.C.
  • N.S.S.
  • Medical Facility
  • Counseling Centre
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Common Rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Anti Ragging
  • Women Cell
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Campus Security(24x7)
  • Public Transportation
  • IT Infrastructure
  • A/C Campus

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