Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
Roorkee

Established

1847

Streams

Computer Application, Engineering, MBA, Science

Ownership

Government

Status

College Type

Postgraduate, Undergraduate

Overview

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT Roorkee/IITR) is a public technical and research university located in Roorkee, Uttarakhand and is headed by Director Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi.

Established in 1847 in British India by the then lieutenant governor, Sir James Thomason, it is the oldest technical institution in Asia. It was formerly known as University of Roorkee (1949-2001) and Thomason College of Civil Engineering (1847-1949), and was granted 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 has 22 academic departments covering Engineering, Applied Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences and Management programs with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological education and research. IITR houses a total of over 8000 students, with an academic staff strength of 514.

Campus

IIT Roorkee has a main campus sprawled over 365 acres in Roorkee, a Saharanpur campus spanning 25 acres offering courses in Polymer Science, Process Engineering, Paper Technology & Packaging Technology, and an additional 10 acre campus in Greater Noida, Knowledge Park II (inaugurated on 4 April 2011) housing 16 lecture rooms, software laboratories, faculty offices, a library and a computer center.

The campus comprises hostels for student accommodation where extracurricular activities such as midnight cricket tournaments, early morning bakar sessions, community computer warfare complement the academic routine. The campus has 16 hostels, of which two (Sarojini, Kasturba) are occupied by girls. The campus has a new co-ed hostel, Vigyan Kunj. Hostels may accommodate undergraduate and graduate students along with doctoral students. Students are assigned to hostels by the school administration after their freshmen year. There are nine hostels for married students, doctoral students and foreign students. Each bhawan has a mess. Mess administration consists of a staff advisor, a chief advisor, and a student mess secretary.

IITR houses clubs and indoor which include seven Billiards & Snooker Tables, Carrom boards, Chess boards, Table Tennis facilities and a Foosball table as well as outdoor sports facilities for 14 sports: badminton, athletics, rowing, tennis, swimming, hockey, cricket, squash, gymnastics, football, basketball, yoga, volleyball, kho kho, table tennis and weight lifting.

Other campus facilities include hangout places such as cafeterias and mulit-activity centres, banks, a post office, the aarohi child care centre and playgroup, railway reservation counter, the institute hospital, places of worship and security to ensure safety of students.

Academics

Undergraduate Programmes:

B.Tech.- Computer Science and Engineering | Polymer Science and Technology | Electrical Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Electronics & Communication Engineering | Biotechnology | Civil Engineering | Engineering Physics | Chemical Engineering | Industrial & Production Engineering | Metallurgical And Materials Engineering

Dual degree- B.Tech and M.Tech. 

B.Arch.

B.Sc.

Dual degree- B.Sc. and M.Sc.- Physics | Chemistry | Applied Mathematics

Postgraduate Programmes:

M.Tech.- Civil Engineering | Computer Science And Engineering | Electronics And Communication Engineering | Nanotechnology | Mechanical & Industrial Engineering | Electrical Engineering | Disaster Mitigation & Management | Metallurgical & Materials Engineering | Water Resources Development & Management | Infrastructure Engineering | Earthquake Engineering | Hydro and Renewable Energy | Chemical Engineering | Pulp & paper Technology | Hydrology & Water Resources | Artificial Intelligence | Data Science

M.Arch. (Urban & Rural Planning)

M.Des. 

M.Sc.- Biotechnology | Mathematics | Economics | Chemistry | Physics | Applied Geology

M.B.A.- Information Technology | Financial Management | Human Resource Management | Marketing Management | Operations Management

PG Diploma

Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Masters in Innovation Management

Ph.D.

Placements:

The IIT Roorkee placement cell trains students to become industry-ready professionals and compete at the global level. IITR has built a mutually beneficial relationship with recruiters, creating a vast recruiter network which helps students get placed in prestigious corporations. With a 70+ years legacy and training given to students in their specialisations, IITR encourages students to develop their technical, managerial and leadership qualities.

Summer internships ranging from one-two month periods provide training in reputed organisations for undergraduate students. Graduate students undergo a longer six to 12 month industry research project. The IITR placement and internship cell emphasises on developing the institute industry partnership, and the alumni network with their global reach is testimony to the institution and IITR placements.

Recent placement highlights- 2020-21: IITR recorded over 650 student placements with 265 participating companies during the placement drive in December 2020. Nine international job offers were recorded. The highest CTC stood at INR 69.5 LPA. Top recruiters included Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Bajaj Auto Ltd.

General Information

Accomodation
Yes
Library
Yes
Student Mix
Men and women
No of Students
8020
Campus Size
365 acres
Labs
Yes
Internet Wi-Fi
Yes
Sports
Basketball, Cricket, Football, Gym, Hockey, Tennis

Admission

Undergraduate Admissions- B.Tech., B.Arch. and dual degree programmes

Selection Criteria: JEE Advanced and AAT score/rank.

Eligibility: 10+2 with PCM from a recognised board with a minimum aggregate of 75% marks.

Admission Procedure:

  • Candidates need to apply and appear for the JEE Advanced exam. Candidates applying for B.Arch. also need to appear for the JEE Advanced Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT)
  • After securing a valid score/rank, candidates have to register and participate in the JoSAA counselling process where they must choose IIT Roorkee as their first preference.
  • Based on cut-offs and the opening and closing ranks for each specialisation, IITR offers admission to eligible candidates. Candidates allotted seats may proceed with the verification of documents and payment of fees to confirm their admission.

Postgraduate Admissions- M.Tech., M.Arch., M.U.R.P.

Selection Criteria: GATE scores

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline/specialisation from a recognised university with a minimum aggregate of 60% marks.

Admission Procedure:

  • Candidates need to apply and appear for the GATE exam.
  • After securing a valid score/rank, candidates have to apply on the IITR online admission portal and submit documents and pay the application fees.
  • Candidates then need to register and participate in the COAP counselling process where they must choose IIT Roorkee and freeze their choice. Candidates allotted seats may proceed with the verification of documents and payment of fees to confirm their admission.

Postgraduate Admissions- M.B.A.

Selection Criteria: CAT scores, performance in written test and/or personal interview and work experience.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline/specialisation from a recognised university with a minimum aggregate of 60% marks.

Admission Procedure:

  • Candidates need to apply and appear for the GATE exam. IIT graduates with 7-8 CGPA are exempt from CAT scores and may appear for the written test/interview round directly.
  • After securing a valid score/rank, candidates have to apply on the IITR online admission portal and submit documents and pay the application fees.
  • Candidates then need to appear for a written test and/or personal interview. Candidates will be offered admission based on their CAT scores (60% weightage), personal interview and written test (30% weightage) and evaluation of work experience (10% weightage). IIT graduates with a CGPA higher than 8 will be offered direct admission.
  • Candidates allotted seats may proceed with the verification of documents and payment of fees to confirm their admission.

Postgraduate Admissions- M.Des. and M.I.M. (Masters in Innovation Management)

Selection Criteria: Aptitude test, personal interview and group discussion.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree (4 year for M.Des.) in relevant discipline/specialisation from a recognised university with vaild GATE/CEED/CAT/GMAT scores, post degree experience of five years for M.I.M.

Admission Procedure:

  • Candidates have to apply on the IITR online admission portal and submit documents and pay the application fees.
  • Candidates then need to appear for an aptitude test for M.Des. admission and group discussion for M.I.M. admission, both of which are followed by a personal interview.
  • Candidates will be offered admission based on their performance in the aptitude test, personal interview and group discussion. Candidates allotted seats may proceed with the verification of documents and payment of fees to confirm their admission.

Doctoral Admissions- Ph.D.

Selection Criteria: Entrance exam scores and performance in personal interview.

Eligibility: Master’s degree in relevant discipline/specialisation from a recognised university with a minimum aggregate of 60% marks, with a valid GATE/ JRF/GPAT/UGC NET score.

Admission Procedure:

  • Candidates have to apply on the IITR online admission portal and submit documents and pay the application fees.
  • Candidates then need to appear for an entrance exam. Based on the candidate’s performance in the entrance exam, they will be called for a personal interview.
  • Candidates will be offered admission based on their merit in the entrance test and performance in the personal interview. Candidates allotted seats may proceed with the verification of documents and payment of fees to confirm their admission.

Fees: Please contact the university for detailed information on the fee structure.

Achievement

Internationally, IIT Roorkee was ranked 387 in the QS World University Rankings of 2021, 90 in Asia in 2020 and 47 among BRICS nations in 2019.

IITR was ranked 501-600 in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2020, and 58 in Emerging Economies University Rankings in 2020.

In India, it ranked sixth among engineering colleges by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2020 and ninth overall.

IITR also ranked 5th among engineering colleges in India in 2019 by The Week.[32]

The Department of Management Studies ranked 12th among management schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2020.

Accommodation

The campus comprises hostels for student accommodation. The campus has 16 hostels, of which two (Sarojini, Kasturba) are occupied by girls. The campus has a new co-ed hostel, Vigyan Kunj. Hostels may accommodate undergraduate and graduate students along with doctoral students. Students are assigned to hostels by the school administration after their freshmen year. There are nine hostels for married students, doctoral students and foreign students. Each bhawan has a mess. Mess administration consists of a staff advisor, a chief advisor, and a student mess secretary.

Information

Website : https://www.iitr.ac.in/

Address : Roorkee, Uttarakhand

Email : [email protected]

Contact : +91 1332285311

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