India Institute of Technology Roorkee

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ABOUT Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee-

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.

IIT Roorkee is one of the biggest technical institutions in the India having the largest number of academic units. It has 22 academic departments covering engineering, applied sciences, humanities & social sciences, and management programmes, 2 academic centre, 2 centres of excellence, 8 academic service centres and 4 supporting units.

DEPARTMENTS a. Architecture and Planning b. Applied Science and Engineering c. Biotechnology d. Chemical Engineering e. Chemistry f. Civil Engineering g. Computer Science and Engineering h. Earthquake Engineering i. Earth Sciences j. Electrical Engineering k. Electronics and Communication Engineering l. Humanities and Social Sciences m. Hydrology n. Hydro and Renewable Energy o. Management Studies p. Mathematics q. Mechanical and Industrial Engineering r. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering s. Paper Technology t. Polymer and Process Engineering u. Physics v. Water Resources Development and Management


1. Ceramic Laboratory 2. Corrosion Laboratory 3. Computer Laboratory 4. Concept Materials Laboratory 5. Fabrication Laboratory 6. Fatigue Testing Laboratory 7. Foundry Laboratory 8. Heat Treatment Laboratory 9. HR-TEM Laboratory. 10. Joining of Materials 11. Materials Engineering Laboratory 12. Magnetic Materials Research Laboratory 13. Materials Processing Laboratory 14. Materials Testing Laboratory 15. Met/Chemical Analysis Laboratory 16. Metal Forming Laboratory 17. Metallography laboratory 18. Mineral Dressing Laboratory 19. Nano-Mechanics Laboratory 20. Polymer Laboratory 21. SEM Laboratory 22. Thermo-Mechanical Simulator Laboratory


23. Adhesive Joining Laboratory 24. Bio-Materials and Multiscale Mechanics Laboratory 25. Cellular and Composite Materials Laboratory 26. Electrometallurgy Research Labortary 27. Energy Materials Laboratory 28. Erosion Testing Laboratory 29. Nano Materials and Application Laboratory 30. Phase Transformation Laboratory 31. Surface Engineering Laboratory 32. Tribology Laboratory 33. Extractive Metallurgy Laboratory 34. Laboratory for Thermo-Mechano-Chemical Treatments (under devolpment)

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