The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, was once known as Roorkee University, and the also, Thomason School of Civil Engineering. As we all know, it is the oldest technical university on the Asian continent. It is a public research and technology university that was granted the IIT status in 2001. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has 22 academic departments, covering engineering, applied science, humanities and social sciences, and management courses. The different departments of this university in Uttarakhand try to attach great importance to education and research in science and technology.
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee is ranked 387 in the 2021 QS World University Rankings, 90 in Asia in 2020 and 47 in BRIC countries in 2019. Ranked 501 600 in the world in the Times Higher Education 2020 World University Rankings and 2020 Emerging Economies Universities Ranking. In India, it ranks 6th in the 2020 NIRF engineering school and 9th overall. It was also ranked 5th in the 2019 Indian Institute of Engineering by The Week. The Department of Management Studies is ranked 12th in the Indian Institute of Management in the 2020 National Institutional Ranking Framework. The 365-acre main campus combines with the 25-acre stand-alone Saharanpur campus to offer courses in polymer science, process engineering, paper technology, and packaging technology. In addition to this, a new 10-acre campus was built in Greater Noida with 16 classrooms, software labs, teachers’ offices, libraries, and computer centres.
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has 10 hostel buildings for men, 3 hostel buildings for women, and 6 hostels for married candidates. All dormitories have basic facilities such as internet cafes, gyms, WiFi, water purifiers, common lounges, recreation rooms, restaurants, televisions, laundry services, surveillance and security systems. The rich library contains more than 320,000 documents, CDROMs, online databases, audiovisual materials, standards, norms, articles, reports, etc. You can also access more than 8,000 electronic journals. There are many canteens on campus. In addition to the night canteen in every dormitory, there are 3 main cafes on campus, namely Nestlé Cafe, Alpha Cafe and University Cafeteria, which provides high-quality food at reasonable prices. The campus also has auditoriums, conference rooms, seminar rooms, gymnasiums, convenience stores, computer centres, train reservation centres, student activity centres, civil engineering laboratories, chemical laboratories, computer laboratories, power laboratories, electronic laboratories, and mechanical experiments offices, hospitals and medical facilities, wireless network facilities, banking services, ATMs and post offices.
The sports facilities on campus are also great. Badminton, athletics, rowing, tennis, swimming, hockey, cricket, squash, gymnastics, soccer, basketball, yoga, volleyball, Kho Kho, table tennis, and weightlifting are the main sports here. The university organizes an annual sports meeting to encourage students to be physically and mentally healthy.
There is a hobby club on campus, with photography, electronics, art, gardening, modelling, stamp collecting, stargazing, software development, and other subjects, allowing students to relax in a competitive environment. In addition, the UG club is located in the centre of campus and is the main factor in relieving stress for students after a heavy workload and tutoring classes. Students can enjoy various indoor games such as billiards, snooker, table tennis, billiards, carrom and foosball.
The campus has an information management team, NCC, NSS, Regional Economic Exchange Analysis (Share), Sanskrit club and Spic Macay. The Cultural Committee includes theatre, choreography, program management, audio, lighting, music, literature, Xiaoyi, Kshitij, and film also has many technical associations, such as ChESS, CEC, EDC, IEEE, EESS, MIESS, SAE, ASME, ACM, AWWA, which can be used in different research disciplines within the university.
Cognizance is Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee’s annual technology festival. This is a combination of some of the best technical minds in the country, providing them with a platform where they can spread their skills and commit to reaching the top of their talents. Thomson is a cultural festival and Sangram is a sports festival.
The school has 21 academic departments including engineering, applied science, humanities and social sciences, and administration, 1 academic centre, 3 centres of excellence, 5 academic service centres, and 3 support units. For engineering and applied sciences, there are architecture and planning, applied science and engineering, biotechnology, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, computer science and engineering, seismic engineering, earth sciences, electrical engineering, electronic and communications engineering, humanities and social sciences. , Hydrology, Hydrology and Renewable Energies, Research in Management, Mathematics, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering and Metallurgy, Paper Technology, Polymer Technology and Processes, Physics, Development and Management of Water Resources. In science, there are departments of chemistry and mathematics. Management research and research in the humanities and social belonging to the Department of Business and Humanities, respectively. Under the Center of Excellence, the university offers a Nanotechnology Center, a Transportation System Center and a Center of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management. Mahatma Gandhi Central Library, Continuing Education Center, University Computing Center, University Instrument Center, Intellectual Property Team, and Quality Improvement Program are under the Academic Services Center. The educational technology group and the research institute hospital are affiliated with the support service center. The
BE/BTech courses are suitable for industrial engineering, electronic and communications engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, production engineering, chemical engineering, materials science, metallurgical engineering, robotic engineering, civil engineering, communications, control systems, Electronic engineering, instrument technology, microelectronics, polymer technology, energy engineering, radiofrequency and microwave engineering, structural engineering, VLSI design, and biotechnology engineering. Admission to these courses is based on the candidates’ JEE Advanced scores after successfully earning the JEE Mains rating. The total cost ranges from 85 to 1.3 million. The deadline for the 7th round of Computer Science and Engineering is 422 for JEE Advanced in 2020.
B.Arch. is a five-year course whose admission is based on the candidate’s JEE Advanced, NATA or AAT scores. Its cost is about 1.1 million.
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has 80% placement. Microsoft, Google, Accenture, JPMorgan Chase, Dependency, Uber India, Genpact and other companies.
By: Inder Chawla