IIT Roorkee is a public engineering institute in India, established in 1847 as Thomason College of Civil Engineering. It was later renamed as University of Roorkee in 1949 and in 2001, it was declared as the seventh Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) by the government of India. The institute has two campuses, one in Roorkee, Uttarakhand and another in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh. It offers a wide range of academic programs including 11 Undergraduate, 5 Integrated Dual Degree, 3 Integrated M.Tech, 3 Integrated M.Sc, 61 Postgraduate, MBA and Ph.D. programs. Admissions are through JMET, a centralized entrance exam for MBA programs at various IITs. The main campus in Roorkee is spread over 356 acres with several heritage buildings, modern academic departments, hostels, messes, hospital, school, banks, sports facilities, and activity centers. The Department of Paper Technology is located in Saharanpur, and an extension center is being developed in Greater Noida.
Location – IIT Roorkee is situated at the foothill of the Himalayas, in Hardwar district, within the state of Uttarakhand. It is situated on National Highways 58 and 73 and is on Amritsar-Howrah main rail route. Location Map
Transportation – Roorkee is well connected to Delhi by rail and road.
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) is a well-equipped academic institute in India. It has several centers and facilities, including Alternate Hydro Energy Centre (AHEC), Continuing Education Centre (CEC), Information Super Highway Centre (ISC), Institute Computer Centre (ICC), Institute Instrumentation Centre (IIC), Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Cell, Quality Improvement Programme (QIP) Centre, Centre for Transportation Systems, Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation & Management, Centre of Nanotechnology, Educational Technology Cell, and TIFAC Core. The Institute also has a central library with over 3,20,000 documents, hostels, research facilities, a hospital, and several students’ clubs.