Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee


The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee popularly known as IIT Roorkee is situated in Roorkee, a small township in Uttarakhand, India. Established by the British in 1847 and originally known as Thomason College of Civil Engineering, this institute for Engineering and Technology was renamed as University of Roorkee in the year 1949.
It was the 1st university of engineering of modern and independent India.

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee is among the oldest institute of Technical Education in Asia. The campus of IIT Roorkee sprawls over 360 acres of Land. It also has a campus at Saharanpur. IIT Roorkee was recognized as an institute of national importance on September21st, 2001. The status of the university was also changed to Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee from University of Roorkee. IIT Roorkee is also the youngest IIT prior to the establishment of the new IITs.

Academic Programmes at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

IIT Roorkee provides diverse academic programmes in various fields. It runs 11 Under- Graduate programmes, 5 Integrated Dual Degree programmes in Polymer Science & Technology started in 2007-08, 3 Integrated M.Tech programmes, 3 integrated M.Sc programmes, 61 Post Graduate programmes and many Doctoral Programmes. Besides engineering programmes, the institute also offers 2 years MBA program which is residential. Several Ph.D. programmes in different disciplines are also offered by the Department of Management Studies. MCA programme is also offered by IIT Roorkee.

Academic Departments of IIT Roorkee

Engineering Departments:

  1. Architecture
  2. Chemical Engineering
  3. Biotechnology
  4. Civil Engineering
  5. Earthquake Engineering (offers post-graduate level courses only)
  6. Computer Science and Engineering
  7. Electrical Engineering
  8. Electronics and Communications Engineering
  9. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  10. Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  11. Geophysical Technology
  12. Pulp and Paper Engineering
  13. Geological Technology
  14. Polymer Science and Technology
Pure Sciences Departments:
  1. Mathematics
  2. Physics
  3. Chemistry
  4. Humanities and Social Sciences
  5. Earth Sciences
Specialised Centers:
  1. Department of Management Studies
  2. Water Resources Development and Management
  3. Hydrology
  4. Alternate Hydro Energy Center
The Institute of Technology, Roorkee has been a member of LAOTSE which is an international network of premier universities in Asia and Europe. IIT Roorkee maintains the credit system for the evaluation of academic performances. The institute follows the semester system of education. Every academic year has been divided into 2 semesters. Teaching includes tutorials, lectures, practical, seminars, dissertations, projects, field & industrial training etc.

The Institute of Technology, Roorkee has departments and research centres in different disciplines of pure science and engineering. The Institute of Technology, Roorkee has academic collaboration with universities like University of Texas at Dallas, National University of Singapore, University of Waterloo and Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm. IIT Roorkie has been ranked 63 in the "Asian University Rankings"of 2009.

Last Updated on : January 14, 2014