IIT Roorkee (Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee)

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About IIT Roorkee

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) is a technical and research university. It is situated in Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India. It is established in the year 1847, which is like 174 years ago by the lieutenant governor, Sir James Thomason.

It is a public technical university and non-governmental organisation. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee has 23 academic departments covering engineering, architecture and planning, sciences, humanities and social sciences, and management programmes. IIT Roorkee has 7 academic centres including Artificial Intelligence and Data Science and Nanotechnology.

The main slogan of the University is ‘Nothing can be achieved without hard work’. It is affiliated by UGC (The University Grants Commission). Formerly it was known as University of Roorkee (1949-2001), then in 2001 it was declared the seventh IIT.

University Highlights:

Name of the University Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Location Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
Type Public Technical University
Established Year 1847
Approved By MHRD Government of India
Academic Staff 500+
Number of Students 8,000+
Campus 365 Acres
Website www.iitr.ac.in

Why IIT Roorkee?

IIT Roorkee has a long history of contribution to national development as it was established in British India. It is the oldest technical institution in India with a good history in an entrepreneurial culture. Though many IITians have a successful careers at present time in small and large-scale sectors.

The Institute endows good facilities to its students as compared with other IITs. The vision statement is 'To attain global level of excellence in education and to create a sustainable and equitable society through innovative research in science and technology'.

The institute is currently working on many future technical sustainability projects to attain and it is constantly making significant effect on corporate world. Various alumni here have been awarded with Padma awards and Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize.

IIT Roorkee provide a safe and healthy working environment for its students, researchers and the faculty, visitors and other staff as well. Known for its fine placements, during 2021, the students bagged an average CTC of Rs 18 LPA. As per the ranking of NIRF top Engineering colleges in 2021, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee has achieved the sixth position. It is been ranked first in architecture category in NIRF Ranking,2021.

A brief overview about the advantages of studies at IIT Roorkee are as follow-

  • Top-notch environment for academics.
  • You can acquire skills in a wide spectrum as they have many clubs such as dramatics, music, fine arts, electronics, robotics, astronomy etc.
  • Excellent placement records.
  • Safe and secured environment.
  • Well equipped classrooms with good experimenting instruments.
  • The second largest library in India with a quality record.
  • Accompanies with high qualified and efficient teachers too.
  • Welcoming hostel life.
  • Provide professional development perks. Freedom to pursue research in areas of interest.
  • Spacious and well-ventilated classrooms.
  • World-class sports facilities and auditoriums.
  • Lush green campus.

What Has IIT Roorkee Achieved?

IIT Roorkee has a glorious history, it is the oldest engineering college of India. It has achieved numerous accomplishments, some of the recent achievements are mentioned below-

  • Government ranked IIT Roorkee as as nations top seventh Indian Institute of technology.
  • IIT Roorkee researchers help detect unprecedented changes in Radio Pulsar. it's main objective is to develop earthquake engineering instrumentation .
  • The faculty members claim to have found fossils remains of sea cows from the Kutch region of Gujarat, which shows that India was home to at least four different species including some very primitive ones.
  • Collaborative research with Hydropower Stimulation Laboratory (HSL) has resulted in the development of an environmentally friendly and cost-effective maritime transport solution.

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