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Indian Institute of Technology Roorke

Roorkee College is the oldest technical institution established in 1847 in the British Empire. The College was renamed as The Thomason College of Civil Engineering in 1854. India's first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru presented the Charter in November 1949 elevating the erstwhile college to the First Engineering University of Independent India.

On 21st September 2001, the University was declared an institute of national importance, by passing a bill in the parliament, changing its status from University of Roorkee to Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, thereby adding another jewel to the crown.

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee is among the foremost of institutes of national importance in higher technological education and in engineering, basic and applied research. Since its establishment, the Institute has played a crucial role in providing the technical manpower and know-how to the country and in pursuit of research. 

IIT Roorkee ranks amongst the best technological institutions in the world and has contributed to all sectors of technological development. It has also been considered a trend-setter in the area of education and research in the field of science, technology, and engineering.

Vision

To attain global level of excellence in education and to create a sustainable and equitable society through innovative research in science and technology.

Mission

To create an environment that shall foster the growth of intellectually capable, innovative and entrepreneurial professionals, who shall contribute to the growth of Science and Technology in partnership with industry and develop and harness it for the welfare of the nation and mankind.

IIT Roorkee Academic Programs


Undergraduate courses are offered in 10 disciplines of Engineering and Architecture while Postgraduate Degree is offered in 55 disciplines of Engineering, Applied Science, Architecture and planning. The Institute has facility for doctoral work in all Departments and Research Centres.

Admission in IIT Roorkee

Students are admitted to undergraduate courses through an All-India competition known as Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted by all the seven IIT's along with IT-BHU and ISM-Dhanbad, at various centres across the country.

Research in IIT Roorkee


Research programmes leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy ( Ph.D. ) are available in all academic departments of the Institute. While 182 new candidates were admitted to Ph.D. programmes, a total of 1646 candidates are working for their Ph.D. degree in the session 2016-17. The Ph.D. thesis is evaluated by the supervisor(s) and by three external examiners, two Indian and one abroad. If the examiners recommend acceptance of the thesis, a viva voce examination of the candidate is arranged at Roorkee. 

Departments in IIT Roorkee

  • Architecture and Planning
  • Applied Science and Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Earth Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Hydrology
  • Management Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Paper Technology
  • Polymer and Process Engineering
  • Physics
  • Water Resources Development and Management

Contact
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Roorkee, Uttarakhand
India - 247667
Contact No. +91-1332-285311
Email Id: registrar@iitr.ac.in

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