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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee

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Address: Roorkee, Uttarakhand India - 247667
Website: http://www.iitr.ac.in/
Email: +91-1332-285311
Phone: regis@iitr.ernet.in
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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee

About the college:

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 has 18 academic departments covering Engineering, Applied Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences andManagement programs with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological education and research.

IIT Roorkee has a strong entrepreneurial culture, with many alumni who have moved on to found technological and social ventures in India and abroad, and have played an important role in the development of India. Ten alumni have won the Padma Bhushan awards, two have won the Padma Vibhushan awards and twenty five alumni have won theShanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology award. The institute has produced seven chairmen of theIndian Railway Board, chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, more than a hundred secretary-level officers in the Government of India, two presidents of the Confederation of Indian Industry, Governors of states of India, Members of Parliament, chairmen of University Grants Commission (India), six Directors of the Indian Institutes of Technology, Chancellors and Vice-Chancellors of prominent Indian Universities, and presidents of Engineering and Scientific organizations like the Indian Institution of Engineers, the Indian National Science Academy and the Indian National Academy of Engineering.

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Courses Offer:

Engineering and Applied Sciences

  • Architecture and Planning
  • Applied Science and Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering[27]
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Earth Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Hydrology
  • Management Studies
  • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Paper Technology
  • Polymer and Process Engineering
  • Physics
  • Water Resources Development and Management


  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics


  • Management Studies


  • Humanities and Social Sciences




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