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IIT Roorkee, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee Uttarakhand
Academic block IIT 
 Indian Institute of Roorkee Uttarakhand

IIT Roorkee, IITR, iitr,

The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee is among the foremost of 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 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. .

Educational Events &Departments

The main aim of undergraduate education at IIT Roorkee is to enable students to face the wide-ranging changes taking place in the fields of technology, environment and management with confidence.

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This includes undertaking design, development, construction, production, managerial and entrepreneurial activities, and higher studies in their chosen or allied interdisciplinary fields of study.
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Director:
Prof. S C Saxena
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
ROORKEE 247 667 (Uttarakhand)

Contact:
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Roorkee, Uttarakhand
Contact No. +91-1332-285311
Email Id: regis@iitr.ernet.in

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History of Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee


The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee 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 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.160 years is a long time by human standards. But that is how long IIT Roorkee has been a centre of excellence. We are the oldest technical institution in India, and our roots lie in the Thomason College of Engineering, established 1847. The institution was awarded the status of the first technical university of free India. The University of Roorkee quickly gained an international reputation as a centre of excellence and was renowned for churning out, year after year, some of the best engineers in the world. In the year 2001, the University was declared an insitute of national importance and accorded the status of an "Indian Institute of Technology". From the Thomason College of Engineering to an IIT, the institute has come full circle. And we are proud to be a part of this place, proud to share its glorious traditions and be able to add to them in our own little way, proud to be, in equal part Thomsonians and IITians. .

How To Reach

Reaching Roorkee
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. Some trains which are convenient for travelling between Delhi and Roorkee are New Delhi-Dehradun-New Delhi Shatabdi Express and Dehradun-New Delhi-Dehradun Janshatabdi Express. The nearest airport is located at Jollygrant, Dehradun. However, New Delhi is the preferred airport. National Highway 58 from New Delhi to the higher reaches of the Himalayas passes via Roorkee. Roorkee is, therefore, well connected to all the major cities in the region by road. There are frequent bus services to this place from the Maharana Pratap Inter State Bus Terminal (Kashmere Gate) Delhi.


From the Roadways to the Institute
Traveling from Delhi, Roorkee is located towards north approximately 170 kilometers. Take the highway NH58, and it passes through Roorkee. The city of Haridwar is located further on the same highway about 29 kilometers from Roorkee.


From the Airport to the Institute
Nearest airport to Roorkee is Dehradun's Jolly Grant airport which has Air Deccan services from New Delhi. But most preferable airport nearest from Roorkee is the New Delhi International Airport which is about 180 kilometers away.


From the Railway Station to IIT Institute
Easiest way to get to Roorkee is by train. There are several trains serving Roorkee daily from various cities around. The high speed trains Shatabdi and Jan Shatabti also stop at Roorkee on their route Delhi - Dehradun. By train, it takes less than 3 hours and 30 minutes to reach Roorkee from Delhi, so it is the fastest and most economical way of travel. Incidentally, the first locomotive of India ran on rails in Roorkee in 1846, well before the first passenger rail that ran in Thane. The following tables give information about various trains, taken from Indian Railways website. Please observe that the schedules can change.


Nearest Airports
1).   New Delhi
2).   Jaipur
3).   Ahmedabad