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IIT Roorkee, Indian Institute Of Technology Roorkee

Information about IIT Roorkee, Indian Institute Of Technology Roorkee

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, commonly known as IIT Roorkee or IITR formerly the University of Roorkee (1948-2001) and the Thomason College of Civil Engineering (1853-1948), is a public university located in Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India. Established in 1847 in British India by the then lieutenant governor, Sir James Thomason, it was given university status in 1949 and was converted into an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in 2001, thus becoming the seventh IIT to be declared.

IIT Roorkee

College Name: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee,
Established: 1951
Affiliated To: Autonomous Institute
Academic Staff: 470
Category: Co-Educational
Address: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Roorkee, Uttarakhand
India – 247667
Phone: +91-1332-285311 | FAX : +91-3222-255303

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Courses at IIT Roorkee, Indian Institute Of Technology

IIT Roorkee 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

Engineering and Applied Sciences
Architecture and Planning
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Earthquake Engineering
Earth Sciences
Electrical Engineering
Electronics and Computer Engineering
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Paper Technology
Water Resources Development and Management
Management Studies
Humanities and Social Sciences

Computer Centre
Academic Centres
Alternate Hydro Energy Centre
Academic Service centers
Mahatma Gandhi Central Library
Centre of Nanotechnology
Centre for Transportation Systems
Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation & Management
Continuing Education Centre
Information Super Highway Centre
Institute Computer Centre
Institute Instrumentation Centre
Intellectual Property Rights Cell
Quality Improvement Programme
Supporting Service Centres
Educational Technology Cell
Institute Hospital
[edit]Streams at Graduate Level

B Tech Course name No. of students enrolled
Computer Science and Engineering 34
Electrical Engineering 84
Electronics & communication Engineering 37
Mechanical Engineering 57
Production & Industrial Engineering 34
Metallurgical & matrial Engineering 59
Pulp & paper Technology 37
Streams at Post-Graduate Level

M Tech Course name No. of students enrolled
Alternate Hydro Energy Center 26
Architecture &Planing 24
Chemical Engineering 46
Civil Engineering 96
Earthquake Engineering 32
Electrical Engineering 60
Electronics & Computer Engineering 38
Hydrology 30
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 58
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering 36
Water Resource & development 70
Paper Technology 12

Admission & Fee at IIT Roorkee

Fee structure for various courses:

One time payment INR 2790
Payable every semester INR 26550
Refundable caution deposit INR 3000
Total fees payable at the time of admission INR 32675

Placements at IIT Roorkee

Average salary INR 6.25 lakes
Median INR 5.75 lakes
Highest INR 36 lakes
Lowest INR 2.6 lakes

Facilities at IIT Roorkee

Campus:Life at an IIT is always great, but at IIT Roorkee, it’s a special blend of a modern life and traditional values. History, it is said, is a great teacher, and given our glorious and long heritage of over 150 years, we have had a long time to learn! Combine that with the latest of cutting-edge technologies, and you have IITR in a nutshell…
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Central library:Central Library (CL)of Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Online Catalogue is a list of CL holdings of books and other documents that grew out of the collections built up by the library. This site, an information retrieval module operating in the web environment, lets you search for terms of your choice throughout the database of library holdings. A database is an organized collection of “records”. Each “record” represents a book, conference proceedings, report, etc. Records are sub-divided into categories of information known as “Fields”, such as title, author, edition, etc.

Each hostel has a state of art Cyb er Cafe, managed by students. All hostels are now fully Wifi connected, meaning that the Internet permeates the space we live in. And who could imagine life without midnight snacks at the Bhawan Canteens, especially after an intense bakar or gaming session? And all this, in peaceful, clean, aesthetic environs, the likes of which very few places in the world can boast.

We have ten Boys’ Hostels,

Azad Bhawan
Cautley Bhawan
Ganga Bhawan
Govind Bhawan
Jawahar Bhawan
Radhakrishnan Bhawan
Rajendra Bhawan
Rajiv Bhawan
Ravindra Bhawan
Malviya Bhawan
and three Girls’ Hostels

Sarojini Bhawan
Kasturba Bhawan
Indra Bhawan
6 Married Hostels

Azad Wingh
A.N.Khosla House
A year-wise hostel system, which once existed on the campus, has recently given way to a mixed hostel system where students of all years and branches of study reside together in perfect harmony.



Events at IITR

Cognizance-It is the annual technical festival of IIT Roorkee. In heraldry a cognizance is an emblem, badge or device, used as a distinguishing mark by the body of retainers of a royal or noble house. It is held over 3 days which include Robotics, Innovation of the Year, Industrial Challenges, Series of Online Events, Design competitions, Gaming contests, Workshops, and Guest Lectures among others. It subscribes to the basic idea of innovating for the future and serves as a platform for participants to exploit their talents and skills to the best


THOMSO is a cultural festival held annually at IIT Roorkee. It is not only the largest youth festival of Uttarakhand but also one of the largest youth festivals of India. It has about 5000-6000 college students from all over India in attendance apart from around 5000 students of IIT Roorkee itself. Corporate is one such event at Thomson which is organized by students of DOMS. Corporate brings out the best in the person. It tests and develops skills like teamwork and decision making of an individual and grooms him to be the perfect corporate.


JIGYASA, a national level paper presentation contest and the flagship event of Department of Management Studies IIT Roorkee, has evolved along with the department since its very inception. In the past, Jigyasa has turned the spotlight on emerging topics such as Knowledge Management, m-Commerce, Innovation, Emerging Technologies, Globalization and Digital Inclusion etc .The aim of Jigyasa is to explore and understand the various perspectives and ideas in order to get a board insight into different aspects of knowledge.Jigyasa which is a sanskrit word meaning ‘Curiosity’, implies unending quest for discovering things around us. It is a platform for curious minds to show their creativity. A quest for rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know. To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.


REGALIA is an annual alumni meet of DOMS IIT Roorkee. Regalia gives a chance to the previous batches to relive their memories, while being back again. As alumni share their moments of joy with the hosting batches they make sure that along with it they guide all the students on how to get the best out of the place in terms of education, learning, experience, fun & free times at DOMS.

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