Indian Institute of Technology [IIT], Roorkee - College Courses

Indian Institute of Technology - [IIT]

Century Road, Roorkee, Uttarakhand   |   ESTD : 1847   |   Approved By: UGC   |  AICTE   |   Type: Public
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About College

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 Institute offers Bachelor's Degree courses in 10 disciplines of Engineering and Architecture and Postgraduate's Degree in 55 disciplines of Engineering, Applied Science, Architecture and planning
  • The institute admits students to B.Tech., B.Arch. and integrated M.Tech/M.Sc courses through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), to PG programs in engineering and architecture on the basis of GATE score, a written test and interview, to PG programs in fundamental sciences on the basis of Joint Admission Test (JAM) and to MBA program through  Common Admission Test (CAT)
  • IIT Roorkee has signed a  Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for academic collaboration with  many universities in India and abroad such as- National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore; Royal Institute of Technology(KTH), Stockholm; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland (EPFL); Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland (ETH); Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany; Institut National des Télécommunications, Évry, France; University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • 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-



  • Architecture and Planning
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Management Studies


Centre of Excellence


  • Centre of Nanotechnology
  • Centre for Transportation Systems (CTRANS)
  • Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation & Management (CEDMM)

Academic Service centers


  • Center for Integrated Sciences
  • Center for Research & Innovation
  • Continuing Education Centre
  • Information Super Highway Centre
  • Institute Computer Centre
  • Institute Instrumentation Centre
  • Intellectual Property Rights Cell
  • Educational Technology Cell


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-

Technical Societies

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


Hobbies Clubs

  • Photography
  • Electronics
  • Fine Arts
  • Gardening
  • Model Section
  • Philately
  • Star Gazing
  • Web Designing


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-

Boys’ Hostels-

  • Azad Bhawan
  • Cautley Bhawan
  • Ganga Bhawan
  • Govind Bhawan
  • Jawahar Bhawan
  • Radhakrishnan Bhawan

Girls’ Hostels-

  • Indira Bhawan
  • Sarojini Bhawan
  • Kasturba Bhawan

Each hostel has a state of art Cyber Cafe, managed by students and all hostels are now fully Wifi connected

Guest Houses


The ground has three visitor houses to welcome the visitors and investigators. These are:

  • Jai Krishna House
  • N.C. Nigam House
  • Khosla International House (KIH)

Medical facility


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

Other facilities include-

  • Sports Facility
  • Hangout Places
  • Banks
  • Post Office
  • Institute Child care Centre
  • Railway Reservation Counter
  • Places of Worship
  • Hindi Kaksh
  • Security




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






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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

  • Merit cum Means scholarships are provided to 25% of the students. There are 498 scholarships on offer of which 27 are trust funded in 2007-08.
  • The numbers of fellowships being offered were 447 in the year 2006-07. 

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