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Indian Institute of Technology (IITR), Roorkee, Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal)
Indian Institute of Technology (IITR), Roorkee, Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal)
Roorkee (District Roorkee)
Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal), IndiaPin Code : 247667
Indian Institute of Technology (IITR), Roorkee Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) is a University recognised by UGC. Status: institute of national importance. Indian Institute of Technology (IITR), Roorkee Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) is also known as formerly University of Roorkee. Indian Institute of Technology (IITR), Roorkee Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) was established on / in 1847.
Indian Institute of Technology (IITR) is situated in Roorkee of Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Roorkee comes under Roorkee Tehsil, Roorkee District.
Fax # of Indian Institute of Technology (IITR), Roorkee Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) is +91-1332-273560, 274801, 285433.
Contact Person(s) of the Indian Institute of Technology (IITR), Roorkee Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) is (are): Prof. S C Saxena, Tel : +91-1332-285500, email@example.com.
Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of Indian Institute of Technology (IITR), Roorkee Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) is (are) : 272445.
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Website of Indian Institute of Technology (IITR), Roorkee Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) is www.iitr.ac.in/, www.rurkiu.ernet.in.
Additional Information about Indian Institute of Technology (IITR), Roorkee Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) is : Roorkee College in 1847, The Thomason College of Civil Engineering in 1854, Roorkee University in 1949 and finally Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. in 2001
Department of Architecture & Planning
Indian Institute of Technology
ROORKEE-247 667 (Uttarakhand)
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Contact Details of Indian Institute of Technology (IITR), Roorkee Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) are : Telephone: +91-1332-285311 272430, 285233, 272349
University of Roorkee, Formely: Indian Institute of Technology (IITR)Faculty of Architecture and Planning runs B Arch course.
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CoursesNumber of seats in Indian Institute of Technology (IITR), Roorkee Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) is 593.
Indian Institute of Technology (IITR), Roorkee Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) runs course(s) in Architecture, Biotechnology, Engineering, Information Technology, Research, Science stream(s).
Under Graduate Programme : 4-Year B.Tech Programme B.Tech(Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Production and Industrial Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Pulp andPaper Engineering) Bachelor of Architecture(B.Arch) 5-Year Dual Degreee(B.Tech + M.Tech) : B.Tech+M.Tech(Chemical Engineering+Hydrocarbon Engineering, Electronics and Wireless Communication+Communication Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering+Information Technology, Electrical Engineering+Power Electronics, Process Engineering+M.B.A.) Five-year Integrated M.Sc Programme Integrated M.Sc(Economics, Industrial Chemistry, Applied Geology, Exploration Geophysics, Statistics and Informatics, Mathematics and Computing, Physics and Meteorology) Post Graduate Programme : Two-year M.Sc Programme M.Sc(Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics) 2-Year M.Tech Programme M.Tech(Hydro Energy, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Hydrology, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Paper Technology, Water Resources Development and Management) Master of Architecture(M.Arch) Research Programme : Doctor of Philosphy(Ph.D.)
Regular Courses by Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
Ph. D-Architecture and Regional Planning
M. Sc.-Bio technology
Ph. D-Bio technology
M. B. A.-Business Administration
B. Tech-Chemical Engineering
M. Tech-Chemical Engineering
Ph. D-Chemical Engineering
M. Sc.-Chemical Technology
B. Tech-Civil Engineering
M. Tech-Civil Engineering
Ph. D-Civil Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
B. Tech-Computer Science And Engineering
M. Tech-Computer Science And Engineering
Ph. D-Earth Science
B. Tech-Electrical Engineering
M. Tech-Electrical Engineering
Ph. D-Electrical Engineering
Electronics and Communication
B. Tech-Electronics & Communication
Electronics and Computer Engineering
Ph. D-Electronics and Computer Science Engineering
Engineering & Technology
M. Tech-Applied Geology
Geology & Geophysics
M. Tech-Information Technology
Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
B. Tech-Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
M. Tech-Metallurgical Engineering
Ph. D-Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
M. Sc.-Applied Mathematics
B. Tech-Mechanical Engineering
M. Tech-Mechanical Engineering
Ph. D-Mechanical Engineering
B. Tech-Paper & Pulp Technology
M. Tech-Paper & Pulp Technology
B. Tech-Production & Industrial Engineering
Profile of Indian Institute of Technology (IITR)Profile
The oldest institute of technical education in Asia and the erstwhile British Empire to award its own degrees (as the College of Engineering, Guindy was not a degree granting institution since its inception in 1794), IIT Roorkee celebrated its sesquicentennial (150th year) anniversary in October 1996. On 21 September 2001, an ordinance issued by the Government of India declared it as the nation s seventh Indian Institute of Technology. The ordinance was converted into an act by the Parliament to make IIT Roorkee an 'Institution of National Importance'.
Main (Administrative) Building, IIT RoorkeeIIT Roorkee offers a wide range of academic programmes. It runs eleven Under Graduate, five Integrated Dual Degree, three Integrated M.Tech.,three integrated M.Sc., sixty one Post Graduate and several Doctoral Programmes. Along with the engineering courses, IIT Roorkee also offers a 2 year residential MBA program. The Department of Management Studies also offers PhD in various disciplines. Admission for these courses are through JMET, a centralized entrance examination for the MBA programs at various IITs.
IIT Roorkee is also running an MCA programme. Typically, the MCA is a 3 year fulltime degree course consisting of six semesters. It covers various aspects of computing, accounting, finance, programming, design and managing networks and databases. Admission for this course is through JAM (joint admission test), a centralized examination for two-year MSc programmes at all IITs, Three-year MCA and M Tech in Applied Geology/ Applied Geophysics at IIT Roorkee, MSc-PhD Dual Degree in Physics at IIT Bombay and IIT Kanpur.
Prior to being converted into an IIT, the University selected students through an entrance exam, REE (Roorkee Entrance Exam) conducted on an All-India level. The selectivity of REE was close to 2%. The Institute continues the legacy by admitting students to B.Tech. and B.Arch. courses through the IIT-Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted at various centers all over India. The Institute is a member of LAOTSE, an international network of leading universities in Europe and Asia exchanging students and senior scholars. There is a big tower in the campus, which is for remote sensing. It belongs to ECE department.
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.
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
Sensitivity to social responsibilities
About IIT Roorkee
Indian Institute of Technology - Roorkee is among the foremost of institutes of national importance in higher technological education and in 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 and 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.
The Institute has completed 150th year of its existence in October 1996. On September 21, 2001 an Ordinance issued by the Government of India declared it as the nation s seventh Indian Institute of Technology. The Ordinance is now converted into an Act by the Parliament to make IIT, Roorkee as an 'Institution of National Importance'.
The Institute offers Bachelor s Degree courses in 10 disciplines of Engineering and Architecture and Postgraduate s Degree in 55 disciplines of Engineering, Applied Science, Architecture and planning. The Institute has facility for doctoral work in all Departments and Research Centres.
The Institute admits students to B.Tech. and B.Arch. courses through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted at various centres all over India.
The Roorkee College was established in 1847 AD as the First Engineering College in the British Empire. The College was renamed as The Thomason College of Civil Engineering in 1854. It was given the status of University by Act No. IX of 1948 of the United Province (Uttar Pradesh) in recognition of its performance and its potential and keeping in view the needs of post-independent India. Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, presented the Charter in November 1949 elevating the erstwhile college to the First Engineering University of Independent India.
Since its establishment, the University of Roorkee has played a vital role in providing the technical manpower and know-how to the country and in pursuit of research. The University ranked 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. The University entered 150th year of its existence in one or other form in October 1996.
On the 21st September 2001, the University was declared an institute of national importance, by passing a bill in the parliament, changing its status from University of Roorkee to Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. Thus another jewel was added into the already glittering crown in the History of this Institute. Bachelor s Degree courses are offered in 10 disciplines in Engineering and Architecture; 55 Postgraduate Degree courses are offered in Engineering, Applied Science and Architecture and planning. The Institute has facility for doctoral work in all Departments and Research Centers.
The IIT admits students to B.Tech. and B.Arch. courses through the IIT-JEE. conducted at various centers all over India.
Sir Ganga Ram
Sir Ganga Ram (1873) after a brief Service in Punjab P.W.D devoted himself to practical farming. He obtained on lease from Government 50,000 acres of barren, unirrigated land in Montgomery district,and within three years converted that vast desert into smiling fields,irrigated by water lifted by a hydroelectric plant and running through a thousand miles of irrigation channels, all constructed at his own cost. This was the biggest private enterprise of the kind, unknown and unthought of in the country before.
Sir Ganga Ram earned millions most of which he gave to charity. In the words of Sir Malcolm Hailey, the then Governor of Punjab, 'he won like a hero and and gave like a Saint'. He was a great engineer and a great philanthropist.
Raja Jwala Prasad
Raja Jwala Prasad (1900) another highly illustrious alumnus became Chief Engineer, UP Irrigation Department in 1929 and was honoured by the title of Raja by the Government.He prepared the Ganga Canal Grid Scheme in 1924. After retirement in 1932 he established a sugar mill and an agricultural firm in Bijnor, U.P. He was Chairman of the Thomason College Reorganisation Committee (1938-39).
Sir Lakshmi Pati Misra
Sir Lakshmi Pati Misra (1911) possessed many virtues apart from sound engineering skills. A keen sportsman and a brilliant conversationalist he served the Indian Railways with great distinction for 34 years and rose to the highest rank of Chief Commissioner. His association with his alma mater was intimate and full of affection.
Dr. A.N. Khosla (1916) was a dynamic visionary and engineer of towering stature. He developed the Khosla Disc for precision levelling across rivers and wide valleys and authored the famous Treatise on `Design of Weirs on Permeable Foundations . Father of the Bhakra Nangal Project and the driving force behind several other river valley projects in the country, he served as Chairman, Central Waterways, Irrigation and Navigation Commission, and later as Vice Chancellor of the University from 1954 to 1959.
Dr. Khosla changed the look of the University and gave it a reputation to live up to and a role to play in resurgent India. He was the first engineer to hold the exalted office of Governor of Orissa (1962-68). He donated most of his consultancy income to institute the Khosla Research Awards.
During the so-called prestigious decade of 1920 s the Institution produced many eminent engineers which included Kunwar Sain (1922), who contributed to the planning of projects concerning Rajasthan Canal and Mekong Valley Development in Thailand; A.C. Mitra (1923), who contributed to the development of irrigation and power systems of Yamuna and Ganga; P.L. Verma (1924), who planned and constructed Chandigarh; L.P. Bhargava (1925), who designed and erected improved gates for weirs; Karnail Singh (1927), who constructed the Assam Rail Link in 1947, built Chittranjan locomotive works and became Chairman, Railway Board; Yadav Mohan (1928), who was responsible for the planning and design of Rihand dam and for the construction of the most difficult part of the Rajasthan Canal; H.P. Sinha (1928), who prepared the project for the Trans-Asian Highway from Bangkok to Istanbul; and D.C. Baijal (1929), who rose to be Chairman, Railway Board and Chairman Bharat Heavy Electricals. This decade also provided two future Vice-Chancellors of the University - G. Pande (1925) and M.R. Chopra (1929).
Dr. G. Pande lent luster to three high offices he held in succession - Chairman, Railway Board; Chairman, Hindustan Steel; and Vice-Chancellor, University of Roorkee (1961-66). During his regime the prestige of Indian Railways reached its peak; it was also during his tenure that the three public sector steel plants at Bhilal, Rourkela and Durgapur were set up and commissioned. Dr. M.R. Chopra, after successfully completing the gigantic Bhakra Dam Project as its General Manager, became Chairman, Central Water and Power Commission, and later Vice-Chancellor of the University (1966-71). Dr.G.Pande and Dr. M.R.Chopra, with their administrative acumen, made the University one of the foremost centres of engineering education - healthy within and reputed outside.
The most illustrious of the decade of 1930 s, Dr. Jai Krishna (1935) joined the teaching staff of the college in 1939 and was Vice-Chancellor of the University from 1971 to 1977. He earned worldwide recognition as an eminent engineer-scientist, as Founder and Director of the School of Research and Training in Earthquake Engineering and as recipient of several prestigious awards and honours.
Prominent among those who passed out in 1940 s are Dr. O.P. Jain (1944), a structural design engineer par excellence who, after a long and distinguished service at the University, served as Director,I.I.T., Delhi (1978-83); Dr. Dinesh Mohan (1943) Who became Director, C.B.R.I Roorkee, at a relatively young age and rendered highly meritorious service to the lnstitute; Dr. Bharat Singh (1945), a renowned expert on irrigation and Dams who was Vice-Chancellor of the University (1982-86); and Dr. Jagdish Narain (1948), a distinguished soil scientist who was Vice-Chancellor of the University from 1977 to 1982.
No narration relating to this University can be complete without mentioning the name of Lt General Sir Harold Williams who was associated with it for over 50 years. Professor of Civil Engineering (1936-38) and member of senate (1949-55) He took deep interest in the progress of the Institution. Gen. Williams was Engineer-in-Chief, Indian Army (1948-55) and Director, C.B.R.I., Roorkee (1955-62). He adopted India as his home and loved Roorkee in particular. "Roorkee was his Shantiniketan, his Sevagram and finally his Samadhi.
After the establishment of the University the number of students graduating increased progressively due to enhanced intake in existing branches and addition of new branches. Thus a veritable stream of highly talented young people has since come out of this august institution. They have occupied, and continue to occupy , key positions in Industry, Government and Education, both in India and abroad, thereby bringing fresh laurels to the alma mater.
150 Years of Glorious Past
The University of Roorkee celebrated the completion of 150 years of its existence in 1996-1997. The University of Roorkee, now the Indian Institute of Technology had a modest beginning as the Thomason College of Engineering in the year 1847, and was converted to the First Technical University of India in the year 1949. This incident not only indicates the deep rooted history of this institution but is also an indication of the service that it has provided in the process of technical escalation of our country. The institution has a inimitable record of nurturing the enormous talent of this country and providing them with the best of the scientific and technical education of the world and yet never loosing its lustre. The institution has always provided the path and has been idol for the other upcoming institutions and universities to follow. These 150 years have been great years of technical advancement for our country, and the institution pledges to provide much more in the upcoming years. On the occasion of completion of 150 years of service to the nation, memorable events marked the success of the occasion.
Inauguration of the festivities on November 26, 1996 . Chief guest Manmohan Singh , Ex-Finance Minister of India, took the pleasure of presiding over the ceremony that unveiled the historical treasure of the institution. The University of Roorkee flag adapted to befit the ceremonies of this memorable occasion , a special mark of the celebration of 150 years of reign.
First day Cover of the Commemorative Stamp issued to mark the sesquicentennial celebrations .The first day cover portraits the main building of the University of Roorkee.
Release of the Commemorative Stamp by the President of India Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma on January 1, 1997. A statue of Sri Govind Ballabh Pant was also unveiled on this occasion.
IIT Roorkee is situated at the foothill of the Himalayas, in Hardwar district, within the state of Uttaranchal. Roorkee is a quiet town of moderate size in the district of Haridwar (Uttaranchal), is located on the banks of the upper Ganga Canal, which takes off at Haridwar, 30km away. It is the gateway to the pilgrim centres of Hardwar, Rishikesh, Badrinath and Kedarnath, and tourist attractions of Dehradun and Mussoorie. Roorkee is well connected to Delhi by rail and road. It is situated on National Highways 58 and 73 and is on Amritsar-Howrah main rail route.
The Institute has two campuses. The main campus is at Roorkee in Uttaranchal and the other one is 50 km away at Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh. The campus at Roorkee is spread over 356 acres of landscaped lush greenery. Nestled within this are several heritage buildings, modern academic departments, twelve hostels, messes, hospital, school, banks, community centres, indoor and outdoor sports facilities which include three sports stadiums, a modern swimming pool, yoga bhawan, dairy, students clubs and several activity centres and other buildings. The Department of Paper Technology is located in a 25 acre campus at Saharanpur. A 10 acre campus is being developed as an extension centre at Greater Noida.
Institute Time Capsule
1842 : Rurki was still a village on the banks of river Solani
1842 : Construction of Ganga canal started
1845 : Training school at Saharanpur started under the supervision of Baird Smith
1847-1947 : The college remained as Thomason College of Engineering
1847-1852 :Duration of first tenure of R Maclagan, the first Principal
23 Sep 1847 : Sir James Thomason proposed for an Engineering College
25 Nov 1847 : Notification by the government of North Western Province establishing college of Engineering at Roorkee
25 Nov 1847 : College Prospectus was issued for the first time
1 Jan 1848 : Roorkee College starts functioning
29 Aug 1851 : Plan for expansion of Roorkee college was submitted to the Governor General1852Printing Press established in the campus
21 Sep 1853 : Sir James Thomason, L T Colonel of the government of NWP dies and the College was renamed as Thomason College of Civil Engineering
7 Nov 1853: Bengal Sappers and Miners moved to Roorkee
1855:Central instruments depot established
1857:Entrance test for the College was started
1860 : ECS Williams functions as the Principal
1861:Municipality of Roorkee was created
1863:J G Medley was appointed as the Principal
1863:Professional papers on Indian Engineering was started by Principal Medley
1864:Roorkee College was affiliated to Calcutta University
1869:Coopers Hill college opened in England to train civil Engineers for services in India
1870:Publication of college calendar starts
1871:AM Lang was appointed as the Principal who functioned till 1877
1871:Engineering students mess was established properly
1872:Football introduced into the campus
1872:Polo introduced in the campus
1873:Hockey introduced in the campus
1873:Annual athletic meet introduced as an annual feature in the campus
1875:Coopers Hill college renamed as Royal Indian Engineering college
1875:Fees structure changed
1877:Many tennis courts were made
1878:Change in session from Nov-Aug to May-March
1878:Military section of the college was abolished formally
1879:Government of India proposes closure of Coopers hill college at England
1879:Lower subordinate group divided into Group A and B
1880:Course for the Engineering students revised
1880:Gymnasium was set up
1882:Annual athletic meet temporarily abolished
1883:Post of Professor of geology and experimental science was abolished
1883:Assistant Engineers exams were suspended
1883:Establishment of printing press was reduced
1883:Volunteer corps was abolished
1886:Publication of professional paper ends
1886:Professional papers on Indian Engineering ceased publication
1889:Tennis club established by Indian students
1890:Swimming was started as a sport in the campus
1891:Branderth relinquished charge
1891:F D M Brown took charge as the Principal
1892:Short course for the revenue officers set by the college
1893:Course on Telegraphy Engg. was started
1894:Roorkee College affiliated to Allahabad University
1894:Orchid house was built
1896:Lt Colonel Sir A P Macdonnel visits college to investigate plans to reorganise and expand it
1896:Clock presented by Sir Bir Shamsher Jung Bahadur of Nepal set on the dome
1896:Electrical and Mechanical apprentices class were started
1897 : Two posts of assistant Principals abolished
1897 : F W Sidwick joins as an instructor for Electrical Engg.
1897 : Engineering courses were extended to three years from two years with civil and electrical disciplines
1898 : Electricity comes to college
1899 : W D Mclaren joins as an instructor for Mechanical Engg.
1901 : Fortnightly test were replaced by end of term exams
1902 : Roorkee college wins Hockey shied six time in a row in the university tournament
1905 : Affiliation to Allahabad University ends
1907 : Royal Indian Engineering college closed down
1909 : Electrification of the college is completed
1909 : Courses on Electrical and Mechanical Engg. were started at par with Civil Engg. courses
1909 : Chemical, Physical ,Mechanical and Mineralogical laboratories, Photomechanical Department, Power installation and electric light was inaugurated
1910 : A course on Textile Engg. was started
1912 : Roorkee College was divested of all low level technical classes
1913 : Association of the old boys of Thomason college was formed and called as the Thomason college Engineers Association : 20-Dec-17 : Whole Gymnasium and Convocation hall burns down due to faulty electric wiring during a red cross show
1919 : Cricket in campus revived
1919 : Thomason college Engineers Association collapses, Thomasonian publication comes to an end : 6-Jan-19 : Dispensary struck by lightening
1923 : Courses on Electrical and Mechanical Engineering were closed down
1927 : Withdrawal of Guaranteed appointments to Roorkee boys during the period of Depression
1930 : European student mess closed
1931 : College magezine Lion started
1935 : First batch of Indian commissioned officers from IMA joined the college for Engg education
1935 : Indian students messes were started
1941 : Roorkee university alumni association was established, earlier known as old boys association
1943 : A unit of craftsmen called the technical pioneer force was formed
1943 : A school of military Engg started functioning in the campus
1946 : Electrical and Mechanical Engg courses were started and the college was renamed as Thomason college
1947 : Central Building Research Institute established by CSIR
1947 : The military school was shifted to Pune
1948 : Roorkee university act was passed by the provincial legislature earlier this year
1949 : Thomason college elevated to university status. : 25-Nov-49 : the university was inaugurated after 100 years of its establishment : 25-Nov-49 : Pandit Pant laid the foundation stone of a new building for the University lib.
28-Mar-50 : Dr.C.A Hart joined the university as Vice Chancellor
10-Feb-51 : Foundation stone of a building of CBRI was laid
1-Dec-52 : Foundation laid for the hall to be added to the student s club
1-Feb-53 : Sri Bijawat became the Pro Vice Chancellor : 28-Feb-53 : Dr.C.A Hart resigned
1953 : University staff association and club had it s beginning
1954 : Sri Ajudhia Nath Khosla was appionted as Vice Chancellor
1955 : College Magzine was renamed as Alumni Journal
1-Nov-55 : Refresher course were formally inaugurated by Sri V.T.Krishnamchari : 25-Nov-55 : Pandit J.L.Nehru inaugurated WRDTC
1956 : Adarsh Bal niketan came into existence
1956 : Student Aid Loan Fund started
1957 : Technical Assistant Course were run for two years
1957 : Hobbies club came into existence
1-Feb-57 : B.Arch was started in the middle of the session : Jun-57 : Telecommmunication Engg. Was sanctioned : 25-Nov-58 : Nehru was honoured the honorary degree of Doctor of Science
1959 : Teacher training programme went on
1959 : Rural housing wing was set up : Mar-59 : Foundation stone of NCC Building was laid : Aug-59 : Detailed sheme to establish Pilot Production-cum -training centre : 25-Nov-59 : Dr. Rajendra Prasad was similarly Honoured
18-Dec-59 : Khosla relinquished the post of VC
1959 : Building for a small hospital was built
1960 : SRTEE started functioning
1960 : Duration of BE Courses were increased to 4years from 3 years consequently no batch passed in 1963
15-Aug-60 : Separate departments for mathematics, physics, chemistry, geology and geophysics were constituted
1961 : Department. of Architecture got a separate building for itself
1961 : First award of doctorate was made : 20-Mar-61 : Shri Ghananad Pande joined as VC
1962 : A block of building for geophysics and geology in one wing and another for earthquake was completed
1962 : The chinese war threw the BE courses out of gear.
1962 : The batch due to pass out in 1964 was accelerated to go out 5 months earlier in january
1962 : The batch to be passed in 1965 got out in nov. 1964
1962 : Employment information and guidance bureau was set up
1962 : E.S recreation was renamed as Univ. Sports Association
1962 : Gymnasium building came up
1963 : The centenary gate was remodeled
1963 : Five more ME courses were added to the existing 9 courses since 1958
1963 : Commission for scientific and technical terminology set up a unit to evolve Hindi technical term, it was wound up in 1967
1964 : Humanities section was started, it became a department in 1973
1964 : Decision to wind up polytechnic, last batch passed out in 1966 : May-64 : Department. of telecommunication separated from electrical dept, it was renamed to electronics and communication
16-Jun-64 : The foundation stone of DPT was laid : Oct-64 : IIT s pay scale were introduced in the university
1965 : Painting and sculpture section was added to hobbies club
1966 : The entrance test result was for the first time processed in computers
1966 : Sri pande s term as VC came to an end
1966 : A teachers hostel was built in Vikas nagar : 31-Jan-66 : The teacher s wing was closed : 26 Nov 66 : Dr. Zakir Hussain inaugurated the LBS, he was also honoured with degree of D.Sc
18-Nov-67 : Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was honored with the degree of D.ENG, she inaugurated the S.block of E&C Department.
1968 : Expansion in post -graduate courses, becoming 21 : 2-Oct-68 : Mahila work Centre was established . Later renamed as Mahila work and welfare centre
1969 : 25% seats got reserved for direct admission in UG courses
1970 : Horticulture and gardening section was added to Hobbies club
1970 : Badminton court was completed
1970 : Alaknanda club was opened, name was given in 1979
1970 : D Class goes to strike on March 1st
1971 : First batch of industrial branch was admitted
1971 : Five year term of Sri Chopra come to an end
1971 : QIP was set up in the university
1971 : Dr . Jai Krishna was appointed as VC in September
1972 : NSS was started
1973 : The Mechanical departmant was renamed the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engg.
1974 : Mangal Ram Memorial Open Billiards Championship started
1974 : STREE was incorporated as one of the university s regular departments in April
1974 : Constitution of RUSA was passed and it became operative in October
1975 : E&C Tower was completed and inaugurated by VC Sri Reddy on 26-November
1975 : Philately and numismatic section was added to hobbies club
1976 : Traditional way of making all admission through exam was resumed
1977 : Dr. Jagdish Narain joined as new Vice Chancellor
1977 : Bloody fight between rival factions of students during RUSA election
1977 : The non teaching staff went in a strike in May
1978 : The university broke ground by taking over DPT(Saharanpur)as one of its integral parts
1978 : College Magzine was renamed as Lion
1978 : Stargazing section was added to hobbies club
1979 : NIH was established in the campus of the Roorkee University
1979 : The Roorkee University Regional Computer Centre started functioning in November
1980 : Students violence over the suicide of a 4th year student
1981 : Welding research lab. Was established under Indo-German Technical Cooperation Program
1982 : Formal merger orders were issued by the UP Govt.
1982 : Centre for Microprocessor Application came into being
1982 : AHEC was set up
1982 : President of Tanzania Mr. Julius Neyrere and his wife visited the campus on 2nd April
1983 : Duration of ME courses were reduced to one and half years from two years
1983 : UG course in Computer Science and Technology was started
1984 : AVRC was established
1985 : Seven more centres were added
1986 : The USIC (university science instrumentation centre) was recognised as a Instrumentation centre
1986 : Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology
1987 : E&C dept. was renamed as E&CE
1987 : STEP Roorkee was registered as a society
1989 : Three more centres were set up
9-Jan-90 : The constitution of the Roorkee school for the deaf was approved by the syndicate
1992 : The construction of Rajendra Bhawan was completed
1994 : A community centre was built near the hangar
1996 : Another fifteen centres had been added to the list
1996 : Information Superhighway Centre(ISC) was established
1998 : Department of Manangement studies was started.
2000 - ongoing
21 Sept 2001 : The Roorkee University was converted to an IIT by an act of Parliament
The Institute has an illustrious history and a glorious past. It 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. Thus, It was the first Engineering College in the entire British Empire at that time.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 College laid the foundation of modern engineering education and the use of civil engineering practices in the infrastructure development of the country. Major civil works in the country like dams, canals, roads, highways, railways, bridges etc., are the outcome of the engineering education imparted in this College.
In 1946, when teaching in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering was started, the college was renamed as Thomason College of Engineering. In 1949, it was elevated to the status of the first engineering University of independent India. Ever since its inception, the University has grown phenomenally in size and reach. On September 21, 2001, the University was renamed as an IIT by the Government of India through an Act of Parliament and is now known as the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee . The most conspicuous feature of the Institute is that the academic directions are all the time conceived to be relevant to the Indian society and its needs and prepare the students to meet global challenges.
The Institute has several departments and advanced research centres in various disciplines of engineering and the pure sciences.
The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department
Computer CentreThe engineering departments of the institute include:
Computer Science and Engineering
Earthquake Engineering (offers post-graduate level courses only)
Electronics and Communications Engineering
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Pulp and Paper Engineering
The departments dealing with pure sciences in the institute are:
Humanities and Social Sciences
In addition to them, there are also specialised centers, that are:
Department of Management Studies
Water Resources Development and Management
Alternate Hydro Energy Center
The Institute has Academic Collaboration with the following universities:
University of Texas at Dallas
National University of Singapore
University of Waterloo
Royal Institute of Technology(KTH),Stockholm
With its serene and lush green campus, IIT Roorkee offers a good environment for learning and research. The campus is spread in an area of 360 acres (1.5 kmÂ²). Various departments and hostels have very impressive architectures and there is hardly any repetition of design in the entire campus. The institute offers a variety of recreational activities for professional development.
IIT Roorkee also has a Saharanpur Campus of 25 acres (100,000 m2) which offers courses in Polymer Science, Process Engineering and Paper Technology
Most students at IIT Roorkee live in the hostels, where a large number of extracurricular activities complement the hectic academic routine. The campus has nine hostels, of which two (Sarojini and Kasturba) are exclusively occupied by girls. Hostels in IIT Roorkee may accommodate undergraduate and graduate students along with doctoral students. Students are assigned to hostels by the Institute Administration after their freshmen year. The hostels are named after eminent personalities of India and Britain during the Indian Freedom Struggle. The hostels are:
Malviya Bhawan (Saharanpur Campus)
In addition to these hostels, there are four hostels for married students, doctoral students and foreign students:
Mulk Raj Chopra Bhawan
Ghanand Pandey Bhawan
A. N. Khosla Bhawan
Several new hostels are being constructed to accommodate an increasing intake of students.
Each bhawan has its mess, which is run on the basis of tenders. Mess administration consists of a staff advisor and a chief advisor. Moreover a mess secretory, representative of students, is also in the body for decisions on various the mess-issues.
The technical fest of IIT Roorkee is called "Cognizance", the cultural fest is called "Thomso"and the nature & hobbies fest is called SRISHTI. Also, Rave is another cultural fest arranged by the students at the Saharanpur Campus.
There are a annual magazine namely "LIONS" and two campus magazines brought out by the students of IITR namely "Watch Out" and "Kshitij". Also, the students at the Saharanpur Campus bring out a bi-annual campus magazine named Renaissance .
The institute also has a Student Affair Council (SAC), which is the apex students body dedicated to the service of students in the campus and acts as an interface between the administration and the students community.
There are various sections which have been constituted under the cultural society (CULSOC) which include music, dramatics, chreography section, programme management, audio section and light section. It also has an active SPICMACAY chapter which organizes various cultural programs and help to inculcate the spirit of Indian classical music and culture amongst the students, faculty, etc.
The Hobbies Club is the only one of its kind amongst all the IITs. It aims at facilitating activities under its 8 sections: Electronics, Fine Arts, Gardening, Model Section, Philately and Numismatics, Photography, Star Gazing and Web Designing.
The hobbies club council is headed by a Chief Advisor, who is well supported by two Deputy Chief Advisors (for administration and finance) and a council secretary (student representative). Further each section has its own personnel and technicians for proper working. The personnel consist of a Staff Advisor supported by one Secretary and a Joint Secretary, who are selected from amongst the members. This Administrative Hierarchy ensures active student participation as well as the smooth running of the Hobbies Club.
The hobbies club also hosts India s some of the most talked about events like SRISHTI which is an all India contest encompassing technical institutes and educational institutions across the country.
Himalayan Explorers Club
The Mountaineering & Trekking Club founded in 1971 was the forerunner of the Himalayan Explorers Club (HEC). Between 1971 & 1974 the Institute Sports Association nurtured the Mountaineering & Trekking Club which fostered all mountaineering, trekking and outward bound activities amongst science, engineering and professional student community of the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. In July 1975 the first major high altitude expedition in the Himalayas was organized successfully in joint collaboration with the Nainital Mountaineering Club, Nainital. With effect from the academic session of 1975-76 , the Mountaineering and Trekking Club was rechristened as the Himalayan Explorers Club (HEC). Between July 1976 and August 1977 , the HEC organized a series of three major expeditions in the Garhwal Himalayas (to Mt. Rudragaigra (19500 ft) in July 1976, to Mt. Thelu (20,000 ft) in October 1976 and to Mt. Kedar Dome (23,000 ft) in June 1977) in which as many as 35 students of the University of Roorkee participated. With effect from the academic session of 1978-79 , the Himalayan Explorers Club was accorded the status of a separate functional body . As an independent body, HEC, was restructured and to start with had three different sections:
The High Adventure Center
The Region Development Center
The Conditioning And Training Center
In its enlarged form as of today, HEC encompasses three more sections. They are:
The Unarmed Combat Training Section
The Rovering Section
The Rangering Section
In addition to organizing mountaineering and high altitude trekking expeditions, rock and ice craft training camps, HEC has during the last ten years pioneered in the field of organizing a new generation of Himalayan expeditions which seek to combine high adventure feats with a whole range of specialized creative endeavors in the Himalayas.
National Service Scheme
With the goal to work for the betterment of society and instill the spirit of social service among the young students, IIT Roorkee established NSS at institute level, headed by Dean of Students Welfare, IIT Roorkee. Currently, NSS, IIT Roorkee has over 200 active members from different disciplines, working rigorously for community health care, literacy drives, and environmental protection. Blood donation camps, AIDS awareness camps, informative lecture on Human values are organized regularly. As highlighted by the motto Not for me, but for the nation the aim of the organization is to produce engineers, who are socially responsible, and work for the development of nation.Recently,Right To Information (RTI) Cell was also formed under NSS,which would help in spreading awareness about RTI in campus and help students in drafting RTI applications.One Laptop per child(OLPC) initiative has also been taken up by NSS and IIT Roorkee chapter for the same has been formed which would work for the widespread publicity of this noble project.
Official website Watch Out is the official students news magazine of Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. It has its origin dating back to the year 1993 when a group of students came up with a novel idea of a newsletter. First issue of Watch out was printed on computer stationery.
Ten years down, Watch Out is now a part of the IIT-R ethos with every event on campus, however insignificant, finding a place in its pages. In order to achieve these unparalleled results over the last decade, WONA (Watch out News Agency) clubs itself into 5 sections: Web Cell, The Editorial Board, The News Bureau, The Finance Section and The Design Board.
SPIC MACAY stands for Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth. It is a non profit, voluntary organization which aims at fighting deculturisation of India by promoting classical music. SPIC MACAY IIT Roorkee Chapter is managed by a group of student enthusiasts who are engaged in a constant endeavor to create further awareness and appreciation of our culture. By organizing classical dance, folks, vocals and lectures on campus as well as in the neighboring schools, IIT Roorkee chapter tries to contribute maximum to the rich Indian culture.
The Entrepreneurship Development Cell of IIT-Roorkee , commonly known as EDC, has been established with the objective of creating, fostering and promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship among the youth of the nation. Created in the early months of 2006, the cell has already taken rapid strides in cultivating entrepreneurial temper and has succeeded in carving a niche for itself. The cell has organized a plethora of events under its aegis in the few months since its inception and these events have witnessed healthy participation from students, not only from IIT-Roorkee but also from colleges all across the country. In pursuance of its goals, the cell has set up both short and long-term objectives. The short term objectives aim at bolstering an environment conducive for entrepreneurial thinking and action through the organization of a variety of entrepreneurship-oriented events such as business plan contests, case studies, business quizzes, social entrepreneurship issues solutions and so forth. The long term objectives aim at setting up an incubator at IIT-Roorkee for aiding students who have a marketable idea or project and aspire to start their own ventures.
Renaissance, a newly founded literary magazine of IIT Roorkee s Saharanpur Campus is a platform for the students to lay bare their point of view on any topic on earth. It is a biannual magazine started on 6 October 2002.
The magazine besides bringing out point of view of students also, serves as a forum to publish the achievements of the students of the campus to industry, the alumni of the institute and other academic institutions. In past the magazine has served as vital point of contact of the student to the other stakeholders of the erstwhile IPT Campus (now called Saharanpur campus).
Guest House Complex
1. Khosla international house
This unit, located near Mechanical and Civil Engineering Departments, has 2 AC Suites, 13 AC Rooms and 32 non-AC rooms. In each of them, two furnished beds are provided. Each of them has an attached toilet with hot and cold water facility. All rooms are serviced by an emergency generator set. All rooms are also provided with telephones through an EPABX system, with direct inward dialing facility. The Unit is managed by a reception desk which works on 24 Hour basis. Details on phone numbers are given later in this description. All AC rooms and Suites are also provided with colour televisions with Cable connection.
2. New Guest House (GH)
This unit is the latest addition to the Guest House Facility. It is very closely located to KIH. It has three AC Suites, each with a bed room and a sitting room. The bed room is furnished with a double bed, Colour TV, Telephone etc. and the sitting room with a Sofa set. This unit also has a dining room serviced by a kitchen. A drawing room with 2 Sofa sets is additionally provided. Secured place for car parking is available. The unit has lush green ambience.
3. Faculty Home (FH)
This unit is located adjacent to the New Guest House. It has four suites which are conceived more as apartments, two on Ground Floor and two on First Floor. A small kitchen is available in each of them with a refrigerator. Guest Faculty has been accommodated here on occasions for 6 months on continuous basis.
4.Institute Guest House (IGH)
This is the oldest unit. Built in British time, this majestic building has Four Suites with all modern facilities. It has traditionally been visited by the Chancellor of the earstwhile University of Roorkee.
5. Guest House, Centre for Continuing Education
This Guest House is attached to the Centre for Continuing Education. Usually it is occupied by the trainee officers who come to attend short term courses run by the Centre. It has 24 double seated rooms including one VIP suite. All rooms are equipped with modern facilities.
Paticulars of guest rooms/suites:
Sl. No. Room No. Guest House Specification Lodging Charges per day (Rs.)
1. IGH-1, IGH-2 Institute Guest House (Civil Lines) A.C. Suites 500
2. IGH-3, IGH-4 Institute Guest House (Civil Lines) A.C. Room 300.00
3. GH-1, GH-2, GH-3 New Guest House (Near Faculty Home) A.C. Suites 300.00
4. FH-1, FH-2 Faculty Home A.C.Suites[Ground Floor] 300.00*
5. FH-3, FH-4 Faculty Home A.C. Suites[First Floor] 300.00*(Rs. 5000/- per month for visiting faculty)
6. 18/19, 20/21 K.I.H. A.C. Suites[First Floor] 500.00
7. 2 to 14 (13 rooms) K.I.H. A.C. Room[Ground Floor] 350.00
8. 1, 15 K.I.H. Non-A.C.[Ground Floor] 250.00
9. 16, 17, 22 to 33 (14 rooms) K.I.H. Non-AC[First Floor] 250.00
10. 34 to 51(18 rooms) K.I.H. Non-AC[Second Floor) 250.00
To reach any phone of the EPABX system from a phone of IITR Exchange : Prefix 4 to the 3-digit number (e.g. phone no. 101 can be accessed as 4101)
To reach from a BSNL phone, prefix 284 to the 3 digit number. (e.g. phone no. 101 can be accessed as 284101)
To reach any phone of the IITR Exchange from a phone of EPABX system : Dial `0â€™ and then the four digit number after getting dial tone from IITR Exchange (e.g. phone number 5500 can be accessed as 0-5500).
Indian Institute of Technology - Roorkee is among the foremost of institutes of national importance in higher technological education and in 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 and 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. The Institute offers Bachelors Degree courses in 10 disciplines of Engineering and Architecture and Postgraduates Degree in 55 disciplines of Engineering, Applied Science, Architecture and planning. The Institute has facility for doctoral work in all Departments and Research Centres. The Institute admits students to B.Tech. and B.Arch. courses through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted at various centres all over India.
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