IIT Roorkee

Century Road, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667, India
BTech, MTech, BArch, MArch, MSc, MBA, MCA
IIT Roorkee

The Roorkee College was established in 1847 AD as the First Engineering College in the British Empire. The College was renamed as The Thomason College of Civil Engineering in 1854. It was given the status of University by Act No. IX of 1948 of the United Province (Uttar Pradesh) in recognition of its performance and its potential and keeping in view the needs of post-independent India. Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, presented the Charter in November 1949 elevating the erstwhile college to the First Engineering University of Independent India.

Since its establishment, the University of Roorkee has played a vital role in providing the technical manpower and know-how to the country and in pursuit of research. The University ranked 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. The University entered 150th year of its existence in one or other form in October 1996.

On the 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 - IIT Roorkee. Thus another jewel was added into the already glittering crown in the History of this Institute.

Bachelor's Degree courses are offered in 10 disciplines in Engineering and Architecture; 55 Postgraduate Degree courses are offered in Engineering, Applied Science and Architecture and planning. The Institute has facility for doctoral work in all Departments and Research Centers. The IIT admits students to B.Tech. and B.Arch. courses through the IIT-JEE. conducted at various centers all over India.

The Institute has completed 150th year of its existence in October 1996. On September 21, 2001, an Ordinance issued by the Government of India declared it as the nation's seventh Indian Institute of Technology. The Ordinance is now converted into an Act by the Parliament to make IIT, Roorkee as an "Institution of National Importance".

The Institute admits students to B.Tech. and B.Arch. courses through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted at various centres all over India.

Vision of IIT Roorkee

To be the fountainhead of new ideas and innovations in science and technology and continue to be a source of pride for all Indians.

Departments in IIT Roorkee

IIT Roorkee is one of the biggest technical institutions in the country having the largest number of academic units. It has 18 academic departments covering engineering, applied sciences, humanities & social sciences, and management programs, 1 academic centres, 4 supporting service centres and a large number of research centers:

IIT Roorkee Centers

IIT Roorkee is one of the biggest technical institutions in the country having the largest number of academic units. It has 18 academic departments covering engineering, applied sciences, humanities & social sciences, and management programs, 1 academic centres, 4 supporting service centres and a large number of research centers.

Academic centers

Academic Service centers

Supporting Service Centres

Courses and Programmes in IIT Roorkee

IIT Roorkee Undergraduate Programmes

The Institute offers eleven undergraduate programmes leading to B . Arch . and B.Tech. degrees, which are of 5 and 4 years duration, respectively. These programmes are in the following disciplines:

S. NoAcademic DepartmentBachelor Degree Programmes
1Architecture & PlanningB.Arch. Architecture
2BiotechnologyB. Tech. Biotechnology
3Chemical EngineeringB. Tech. Chemical Engineering
4Civil EngineeringB. Tech. Civil Engineering
5Electrical EngineeringB. Tech. Electrical Engineering
6Electronics & Computer EngineeringB. Tech. Electronics & Communication EngineeringB. Tech. Computer Science & Engineering
7Mechanical & Industrial EngineeringB. Tech. Mechanical EngineeringB. Tech. Production & Industrial Engineering
8Metallurgical & Materials EngineeringB. Tech. Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
9Paper TechnologyB. Tech. Pulp &Paper Engineering

Integrated Dual Degree

The Institute offers three Integrated Dual Degree programmes (5 years duration). Admissions are offered through the Joint Entrance Examination(JEE) and students are awarded both B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees after completion of 5 years. These programme are in the following desciplines:

S. NoAcademic DepartmentProgrammes
1Chemical EngineeringB.Tech. (Chemical Engineering) and M.Tech. (Hydrocarbon Engineering)
2Electrical EngineeringB.Tech. (Electrical Engineering) and M.Tech. (Power Electronics)*
3Electronics & Computer EngineeringB.Tech. (Computer Science and Engineering) and M.Tech.(Information Technology)
4Electronics & Computer EngineeringB.Tech. (Electronics & Communication Engineering) and M.Tech. (Wireless Communication)
5Paper TechnologyB.Tech. (Process Engineering) and M.B.A.

Integrated Master of Technology

Five year Integrated M. Tech. Programme in Polymer Science & Technology has been started from the academic session 2007-08. Admissions were offered through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and students will be awarded Integrated M.Tech. Degree in Poymer Science & Technology after completion of 5 years.

S. NoAcademic DepartmentProgrammes
1Earth SciencesM.Tech. (Geophysical Technology)
2Earth SciencesM.Tech. (Geological Technology)
3Paper TechnologyM.Tech. (Polymer Science & Technology)

Integrated Master of Science

S. NoAcademic DepartmentProgrammes
1MathematicsM.Sc. (Applied Mathematics)
2PhysicsM.Sc. (Physics)
3ChemistryM.Sc. (Chemistry)

During the session 2007-2008, 619 (including IDD and Integrated M.Tech.) students were admitted to different UG programmes and a total of 2220 were registered in different years of UG programmes. All the IITs offer admission to these programmes on the basis of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) results.

IIT Roorkee Postgraduate (PG) Programmes

The predecessor of the IIT Roorkee, the University of Roorkee, pioneered postgraduate programmes in engineering and technology, way back in 1955. During the session 2007-2008, 654 students were admitted to the PG programmes and a total of 1356 students were registered in these programmes.

Admission to PG programmes is offered on the basis of GATE score and/or on the basis of the written test and interview. Non Resident Indians ( NRI ) and foreign nationals are also admitted to PG programmes. Sponsored candidates, including those through Quality Improvement Programme (QIP), form another channel for admission to these programmes. IIT Roorkee is the only institution in the country which has special PG programmes in Earthquake Engineering, Water Resources Development & Management, Hydrology, Welding Engineering, Alternate Hydro Energy Systems and Pulp & Paper Engineering.

PG Programmes in Engineering and Architecture

M.Tech./M.Arch. & M.U.R.P.

S.NoAcademic DepartmentProgrammes
1Architecture & PlanningM.Arch. , M.U.R.P.
2Alternate Hydro Energy CentreAlternate Hydro Energy Systems Environment Management of Rivers and Lakes
3Chemical EngineeringComputer Aided Process Plant Design Industrial Pollution Abatement Industrial Safety & Hazard Management
4Civil EngineeringBuilding Science & Technology Computer Aided Design Environmental Engineering Geotechnical Engineering (with Diversification in Rock Mechanics)Hydraulics Engineering Geomatics Engineering Structural Engineering (with Diversification in Bridge Engineering)Transportation Engineering (with Diversification in Traffic Engineering)
5Earthquake EngineeringSoil Dynamics Structural Dynamics
6Electrical EngineeringInstrumentation & Signal Processing Power Apparatus & Electric Drives Power System Engineering Systems and Control
7Electronics & Computer EngineeringControl & Guidance Computer Science & Engineering Communication Systems Information technology RF & Microwave Engineering Semiconductor Devices & VLSI Tech.
8HydrologySurface Water Hydrology Ground Water Hydrology Watershed Management
9Mechanical & Industrial EngineeringMachine Design Engineering Production & Industrial Systems Engg.Thermal Engineering Welding Engineering CAD, CAM & Robotics
10Metallurgical & Materials Engg.Industrial Metallurgy Physical Metallurgy Corrosion Engineering
11Paper TechnologyPulp & Paper Engineering
12Water Resources Development & ManagementIrrigation Water Management, Water Resources Development

P.G. Diploma (For Sponsored Candidates)

Sl. NoAcademic DepartmentProgramme
2Water Resources Development & ManagementHydroelectric System Engg. & Management, Irrigation Water Management, Water Resources Development

G Programmes in Sciences, Management and Computer ApplicationsM.Tech.

Sl. NoAcademic DepartmentSpecialisation
1ChemistryAdvanced Chemical Analysis
2Earth SciencesApplied Geophysics
3PhysicsSolid State Electronic Materials


Sl. NoAcademic DepartmentProgrammes
3Earth SciencesApplied Geology
4MathematicsApplied Mathematics, Industrial Mathematics & Informatics
Sl. NoAcademic DepartmentProgrammes
1Management StudiesMaster of Business Administration (MBA)
2InterdisciplinaryMaster of Computer Applications (MCA)

Ph D in IIT Roorkee

Doctoral Programmes Research programmes leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy ( Ph.D. ) are available in all academic departments of the Institute. While 89 new candidates were admitted to Ph.D. programmes, a total of 754 candidates are working for their Ph.D. degree in the session 2007-2008. The Ph.D. thesis is evaluated by the supervisor(s) and by two external examiners, one Indian and the other from abroad. If the examiners recommend acceptance of the thesis, a viva voce examination of the candidate is arranged at Roorkee. The recommendations of the Board of Examiners are considered by the Senate , which approves the award of Ph.D. degree to the candidate.

How to reach IIT Roorkee

Roorkee is well connected to Delhi by rail and road. It is situated on National Highways 58 and 73 and is on Amritsar-Howrah main rail route. Some trains which are convenient for travelling between Delhi and Roorkee are New Delhi-Dehradun-New Delhi Shatabdi Express and Dehradun-New Delhi-Dehradun Janshatabdi Express. The nearest airport is located at Jollygrant, Dehradun. However, New Delhi is the preferred airport.

National Highway 58 from New Delhi to the higher reaches of the Himalayas passes via Roorkee. Roorkee is, therefore, well connected to all the major cities in the region by road. There are frequent bus services to this place from the Maharana Pratap Inter State Bus Terminal (Kashmere Gate) Delhi.

By Roadways: Traveling from Delhi, Roorkee is located towards north approximately 170 kilometers. Take the highway NH58, and it passes through Roorkee. The city of Haridwar is located further on the same highway about 29 kilometers from Roorkee. The main bus depot of Roorkee is located on NH58. Several buses run from various cities in North India.

By Airways: Nearest airport to Roorkee is Dehradun's Jolly Grant airport which has Air Deccan services from New Delhi. But most preferable airport nearest from Roorkee is the New Delhi International Airport which is about 180 kilometers away.

By Railways: Easiest way to get to Roorkee is by train. There are several trains serving Roorkee daily from various cities around. The high speed trains Shatabdi and Jan Shatabti also stop at Roorkee on their route Delhi - Dehradun. By train, it takes less than 3 hours and 30 minutes to reach Roorkee from Delhi, so it is the fastest and most economical way of travel.

Posted by: eUttaranchal/ Brijmohan Bisht
Contact Address of IIT Roorkee for 2024 Admissions, 2024 Results and other Information related Exam Dates 2024
Century Road, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667, India
Roorkee, Uttarakhand
+91-01332 285 311, 284289, 285200
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