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Indian Institute of Technology - Roorkee ( Uttaranchal )

356 Acres
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Rs. 12000 - Rs. 209000
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Indian Institute of Technology - IIT-R

Indian Institute of Technology - Roorkee is among the foremost Institutes of national importance in higher technological education and in engineering, basic and applied research. Since its establishment, the Institute has played a vital role in providing the technical manpower and know-how to the country in pursuit of research. The Institute ranks amongst the best technological institutions in the world and has contributed to all sectors of technological development. It has also been considered a trend-setter in the area of education and research in the field of science, technology, and engineering.

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, the successor of the University of Roorkee, is the oldest technical institution in the country. Established as the Roorkee College in 1847 and rechristened as the Thomson College of Civil Engineering in 1854, it made tremendous contributions in the development of infrastructural base of the country, to mention few as roads and highways, canals and irrigation networks, railways and engineering industries. Recognising its outstanding contributions and its potential for growth, the college was elevated to be the first Technical University of India on November 25, 1948. Nurtured as the premier institution by the State of Uttar Pradesh, the University was declared an Institute of National Importance and converted into the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee by an Act of Parliament with effect from September 21, 2001. Today it cherishes the history as an institute 169 years old, served as University of Roorkee for 67 years and as IIT Roorkee for 16 years.

The Institute admits students to B.Tech. and B.Arch. courses through the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE-Advanced) and Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) respectively conducted at various centres spread all over the country and at an oversees center Dubai.

The Institute offers Bachelor's Degree courses in 12 disciplines of Engineering and Architecture and 3 integrated Masters programme in different disciplines of engineering and science apart from 53 Postgraduate courses in various disciplines of Engineering, Applied Science, Architecture and Planning. The Institute offers doctoral degree in all Departments and Research Centres.

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, and management programmes, 1 academic centre, 3 centres of excellence, 5 academic service centres and 3 supporting units.


To be the fountainhead of new ideas and innovations in science and technology and continue to be a source of pride for all Indians.


To create an environment that shall foster the growth of intellectually capable, innovative and entrepreneurial professionals, who shall contribute to the growth of Science and Technology in partnership with industry and develop and harness it for the welfare of the nation and mankind.

  • Core Values

  • Academic integrity and accountability,

  • Respect and tolerance for the views of every individual,

  • Attention to issues of national relevance as well as of global concern,

  • Holistic understanding, including knowledge of the human sciences,

  • Appreciation of intellectual excellence and creativity,

  • An unfettered spirit of learning exploration, rationality and enterprise, and

  • Sensitivity to social responsibilities.

Overview Courses

List of entrance exams Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), JEE Advanced, Common Admission Test, JEE Mains (B.Tech), 12th, Science, Delhi University
Pass percentage 92%
Percentage students passed first class 80%
Percentage students passed with distinction 75%
Average Graduation percent 15.0%
Transfer Allowed Yes
Eligibility For Transfer None
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Overview Campus

No. of nearby joints 21
Area 356 Acres
Classrooms 522
Sport Grounds 5
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Overview Placement

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee has a separate and active placement cell that organizes various pre-placement talks & sessions on resume building workshops, cover letter writing, mock interviews to help students in grooming their personalities and honing their skills. Other than organizing these activities Placement Cell also helps students in Internships and Placements. These Internships help students in getting in touch with corporate environment, and helps them in getting experience which in terns helps them in getting better placements. Placement Cell also invites various big companies for recruitment purpose so that college's students can have a sound career in their respective fields.

Placement Ratio 85.0%
Number of visiting companies 130
Average Salary 7.5 lacs
Max Salary 11.0 lacs
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Awards IIT-Roorkee has been ranked at 66th position in Asian Universities Rankings, 2013.
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