Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee is the nation’s seventh IIT located in Roorkee, Uttarakahand. IIT Roorkee was established in 1847 by the then lieutenant governor James Thomason as Thomason College of Civil Engineering (1847-1948) and it was given university status in 1949 and remained University of Roorkee till 2001. It was converted into IIT in 2001 by an act of Government of India and an ordinance is now converted into act by parliament to make IIT, Roorkee an Institution of National Importance.
The IIT Roorkee has produced many alumni who played important roles in the technological development of India and made significant impact on corporate world. Among them ten alumni have won Padma Bhushan awards and 25 have been Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology awardees.
Academic Overview: IIT Roorkee is one of the biggest technical institutions in the country having the largest number of academic units. It has 21 academic departments covering engineering, applied sciences, humanities & social sciences academic centers, 3 centers of excellence and some supporting units.
Some notable departments and centers are following-
Centre of Excellence
Academic Service centers
Extracurricular: There are various technical and cultural students’ groups and societies which are formed to organize multiple extracurricular activities throughout the year. Some notable groups are following-
ChESS- The Chemical Engineering Student's Society
MIESS- Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Student's Society
EESS- Electrical Engineering Students' Society
CEC- Civil Engineering Consortium
ASME- American Society of Mechanical Engineers (IIT Roorkee students chapter)
EDC- Entrepreneurship Development Cell
Cultural and other Societies
Spic Macay- Society For Promotion Of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth
HEC- Himalayan Explorer's Club
ShARE- Sharing Analysis of Regional Economies, is a multicultural, non- profit organization for students
Group Knox- : It consists of 25 scholars developed by All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) for taking part in BAJA SAE Intercollegiate rivalry composed by Society of Automotive Engineers
IMG- Information Management Group
Geek Gazette- The official magazine of IEEE Student Chapter
Kshitij- Kshitij is the Institute literary magazine, founded on 14th September 1992 with the aim of promoting Hindi literature in the campus.
IIT Roorkee 2014 Placements Details:
Total Number of Students Registered for Placements
Total Number of Students Selected
Total Number of International Offers
Highest Salary Offered (Domestic)
INR 65 lpa
Highest Salary Offered (International)
INR 73 lpa
Average Salary Offered
INR 7.2 lpa
Facilities: The institute provides all the requisite facilities whether it be academic or accommodative. Some of these facilities are described below-
Library is named Mahatma Gandhi Central Library. It has collection of more than 3,50,000 documents in all media. The library building is Wi-Fi empowered with 75 terminals for browsing through online books and journals. It can accommodate more than 500 readers at a time.
The campus has 19 hostels of which 10 are boys’ hostel, three girls’ hostel and 6 hostels for married people. Each hostel is given specific name such as-
Each hostel has a state of art Cyber Cafe, managed by students and all hostels are now fully Wifi connected
The ground has three visitor houses to welcome the visitors and investigators. These are:
The Institute has a 50 bed hospital with 24 hour emergency ward and a host of other facilities and laboratories. The activities of the hospital include treatment and regular checkups.
Other facilities include-
The Technical Festival of IIT Roorkee. Cognizance has improved in leaps and bounds to become one of the biggest technical events of the country.
The last edition attracted participants from 450 institutes from across the country, thus making it the second largest technical fest in Asia
It is the cultural festival held in October every year. It has steadily grown into one of the largest youth festivals of the region. Its current status as the 'Official Youth Festival of Uttarakhand', bestowed on it by the Government of Uttarakhand
Srishti is the annual Hobbies Club Exhibition of IIT Roorkee, the only one of its kind in IITs. This fest gives an opportunity for young talent to display their creativity and innovation
Scholarship and Awards: Scholarships are much needed for students from humble backgrounds to continue with education. IIT-Roorkee realizes the need of such scholarship and has a number of concession schemes, fellowships and scholarships on offer