About Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) in India

The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) is located in Roorkee, a township in Uttarakhand, India. Instituted as Thomason college of Civil Engineering in year 1847 by the British, it was rechristened as University of Roorkee in year 1949. Became University of Roorkee, the first Engineering University of Independent India and finally an IIT on September 21, 2001 by an Act of Parliament.

IIT Roorkee is placed at 63 in the Asian University Rankings 2009

IITR has made its place amongst the best technological institutions in the world and the technological contributions made by the Institute in all sectors of technological development cannot be denied. Not only is the University one among the list of recognized institutes by UGC, but has also been approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

Establishment Name of the Institute:

1847 Roorkee College

1854 Thomason College of Civil Engineering

1949 University of Roorkee

2001 (Sept. 21) Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Established: 1847
Asian Rankings: 63
Indian Rankings: 6
Location: Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
Campus: 360 acres (1.5 km2).

The main administrative building of Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. It is oldest engineering college in Asia and perhaps the prettiest campus in India. Roorkee is where I grew up as a child and teenager. The campus is spread in an area of 360 acres (1.5 km2).


Courses and research in engineering (central library)

Programme 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 Degree
1. B.Tech. (Chem)

M.Tech. (Hydrocarbon)

2. B.Tech. (E&C)

M.Tech. (Wireless Communication)

3. B.Tech. (CSE)

M.Tech. (IT)

4. B.Tech. (Elect.)

M.Tech. (Power Electronics)

5. B.Tech. (Process Engg.)


Integrated M.Tech.
1. Polymer Science & Tech. 5
2. Geological Technology 5
3. Geophysical Technology 5
Integrated Master’s of Sciences
1. Applied Mathematics 5
2. Chemistry 5
3. Physics 5

The Institute offers a certain number of merit-cum-means scholarships to the deserving students in M.Sc. courses on merit, based on the student’s cumulative performance as reflected in CGPA and their economic status. One scholarship in M.Sc. final year is awarded for the best performance in the previous year, in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry departments by rotation. Some trust scholarships and tuition free-ships are also available.

In M.Sc. Biotechnology a scholarship of Rs. 800/- per month is available for meritorious students.

All SC/ST category students whose parents/guardians income is less than Rs.2.0 lakh per annum and wish to avail the facility of scholarship of Rs.1000/- per month or free messing are required to give their options and submit their parents/guardians income certificate in the prescribed proforma obtainable from the Academic Section.

Institute Fees* to be Deposited for Admission:

S. No. Fees M.Sc./M.Tech. (Sciences) MCA
1 Semester fees:

a)Tuition fees**

b)Other fees

c) Hostel fees***


Rs. 3,000/ 5000

Rs. 2,250/-

Rs. 5,500/-


Rs. 10,000/-

Rs. 2,250/-

Rs. 5,500/-

2 One Time fees Rs. 2,790/- Rs. 2,790/-
3 Yearly fees for GIS, Bhawan fund Rs. 380/- Rs. 380/-
4 Refundable deposits Rs. 3000/- Rs. 3000/-
Total Rs. 16,920/ 18,920 Rs. 23,920/-
  • Alternate Hydro Energy Centre (AHEC)
  • Arch. & Planning
  • Bio-Technology
  • Centre for Transportation Systems (CTRANS)
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre
  • Earth Science
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics & Computer Engg.
  • Finance & Planning Department
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Hydrology
  • Information Superhighway Centre
  • Institute Computer Centre
  • Institute Instrumentation Centre
  • Management Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical & Industrial Engg.
  • Metallurgical & Materials Engg.
  • Nanotechnology Centre
  • Office of the Director
  • Paper Technology
  • Physics
  • Water Resources Development & Management
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