Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)

Roorkee

  • #335 QS Global World Ranking
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 9,548Total Students
  • 541Faculty
  • 198Int'l Students

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Brief HistoryIt was James Thomason, Lt. Governor, North Western Province who proposed the establishment of a College of Civil Engineering at Roorkee to train engineering personnel at various levels for public works of the country particularly for the construction work of Ganga Canal which started in 1842. The aqueduct for the proposed Ganga Canal, which was a challenging piece of work, was situated at Roorkee. Thus, the Roorkee College was started in 1847 when the concept of a college to train civil engineers as against military engineers was not entertained even in England. After the death of James Thomason in 1853, the College was very deservedly named as Thomason College of Civil Engineering in 1854. It was elevated to the First Technical University of India in 1949. The glorious traditions of University of Roorkee were brought under the umbrella of the Indian Institute of Technology system by conversion of this great institution as Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee on 21st September 2001. Dates in chronological order may be summarized as follows :Year of EstablishmentName of the Institute1847Roorkee College1854Thomason College of Civil Engineering1949University of Roorkee2001 (Sept. 21)Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeThe institute offers B.Tech./B.Arch. programmes(11 no.) in Architecture,Engineering and Technology,and M.Tech/M.Sc./MBA/MCA/M.Arch. etc.(51 no. ),and Ph.D. programmes in Applied Sciences, Architecture, Engineering , Technology and Management. It also offers 5 Integrated dual degree programmes,3 Integrated M.Tech programmes, and 3 Integrated Master of Science programmes.UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT IIT ROORKEEProgramme Duration (years)1. B.Arch. 5 2. B.Tech. Biotechnology 4 3. B.Tech. Chem 4 4. B.Tech. Civil 4 5. B.Tech. CSE 4 6. B.Tech. Elect. 4 7. B.Tech. E&C 4 8. B.Tech. Prod.& lnd. 4 9. B.Tech. Met. & Mat. 4 10. B.Tech. Mech. 4 11. B.Tech. Pulp & Paper 4 Integrated Dual Degree1. B.Tech. (Chem) 5 M.Tech. (Hydrocarbon)2. B.Tech. (E&C) 5 M.Tech. (Wireless Communication)3. B.Tech. (CSE) 5 M.Tech. (IT)4. B.Tech. (Elect.)5M.Tech. (Power Electronics)5.B.Tech. (Process Engg.)5 MBAIntegrated M.Tech. 1.Polymer Science & Tech.5 2. Geological Technology5 3.Geophysical Technology5Integrated Master’s of Sciences 1.Applied Mathematics5 2.Chemistry5 3. Physics5

About

Brief HistoryIt was James Thomason, Lt. Governor, North Western Province who proposed the establishment of a College of Civil Engineering at Roorkee to train engineering personnel at various levels for public works of the country particularly for the construction work of Ganga Canal which started in 1842. The aqueduct for the proposed Ganga Canal, which was a challenging piece of work, was situated at Roorkee. Thus, the Roorkee College was started in 1847 when the concept of a college to train civil engineers as against military engineers was not entertained even in England. After the death of James Thomason in 1853, the College was very deservedly named as Thomason College of Civil Engineering in 1854. It was elevated to the First Technical University of India in 1949. The glorious traditions of University of Roorkee were brought under the umbrella of the Indian Institute of Technology system by conversion of this great institution as Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee on 21st September 2001. Dates in chronological order may be summarized as follows :Year of EstablishmentName of the Institute1847Roorkee College1854Thomason College of Civil Engineering1949University of Roorkee2001 (Sept. 21)Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeThe institute offers B.Tech./B.Arch. programmes(11 no.) in Architecture,Engineering and Technology,and M.Tech/M.Sc./MBA/MCA/M.Arch. etc.(51 no. ),and Ph.D. programmes in Applied Sciences, Architecture, Engineering , Technology and Management. It also offers 5 Integrated dual degree programmes,3 Integrated M.Tech programmes, and 3 Integrated Master of Science programmes.UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT IIT ROORKEEProgramme Duration (years)1. B.Arch. 5 2. B.Tech. Biotechnology 4 3. B.Tech. Chem 4 4. B.Tech. Civil 4 5. B.Tech. CSE 4 6. B.Tech. Elect. 4 7. B.Tech. E&C 4 8. B.Tech. Prod.& lnd. 4 9. B.Tech. Met. & Mat. 4 10. B.Tech. Mech. 4 11. B.Tech. Pulp & Paper 4 Integrated Dual Degree1. B.Tech. (Chem) 5 M.Tech. (Hydrocarbon)2. B.Tech. (E&C) 5 M.Tech. (Wireless Communication)3. B.Tech. (CSE) 5 M.Tech. (IT)4. B.Tech. (Elect.)5M.Tech. (Power Electronics)5.B.Tech. (Process Engg.)5 MBAIntegrated M.Tech. 1.Polymer Science & Tech.5 2. Geological Technology5 3.Geophysical Technology5Integrated Master’s of Sciences 1.Applied Mathematics5 2.Chemistry5 3. Physics5

University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #401- 450
  • 2014
    #401-410
  • 2015
    #461-470
  • 2016
    #=391
  • 2017
    #399
  • 2018
    #431-440
  • 2019
    #=381
  • 2020
    #=383
  • 2021
    #=383
  • 2022
    #=400
  • 2023
    #=369
  • 2024
    #=369
  • 2025
    #335

Student & Staff

Total students
9,548

45%
55%

International students
198

97%
3%

Total faculty staff
541

3
538

Total students
9,548

45%
55%

International students
198

97%
3%

Total faculty staff
541

538
3
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Campus locations

Roorkee, IN,

Roorkee , Uttarakhand , India , 247667

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