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.
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.
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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
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.
How to Reach About IIT Roorkee Campus
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.
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.
The main bus depot of Roorkee is located on NH58. Several buses run from various cities in North India.
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.
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.
From New Delhi by Train
|Shatabdi Express (Daily)||7.00 a.m.|
|Jan Shatabdi Express (Daily)||3.10 p.m.|
|Okha Express||12.30 p.m.|
|Indore- Dehradun Express||12.30 p.m.|
|Ujjain- Dehradun||12.30 p.m.|
|BombayDehradun (Daily)||7.00 a.m.|
Schedules of Trains: Destination Roorkee
|TRAIN NUMBER||TRAIN NAME||STARTING STATION||ARRIVAL AT SOURCE||DEPART. FROM SOURCE||ARRIVAL AT DEST.||DEPART. FROM DEST.|
|371||HARIDWAR PAS||DELHI||Starting Station||Day 1,17:40||Day 2,00:13||Day 2,00:15|
|371NR||DELHIHARDWARRISHIKESH PASSEN||DELHI||Starting Station||Day 1,17:40||Day 2,00:18||Day 2,00:20|
|19||DEHRADUN EXP||BANDRA TERMINUS
|Day 3,06:00||Day 3,06:50||Day 3,13:03||Day 3,13:05|
|Day 2,05:20||Day 2,05:50||Day 2,11:00||Day 2,11:02|
|2017||DEHRADUN SHATABDI EXPRESS||NEW DELHI||Starting Station||Day 1,10:38|
|2055||DDN JANSHTBDI||NEW DELHI||Starting Station||Day 1,18:44|
|4309||UJJAINI EXPRESS||UJJAINJN||Day 2,11:20||Day 2,16:05|
|4317||INDDDN EXPRESS||INDOREJN BG||Day 2,11:20||Day 2,16:05|
|9019||DEHRADUN EXP||BANDRA TERMINUS||Day 3,05:25||Day 3,13:05|
|9265||UTTARANCHAL EXP||OKHA||Day 2,10:55||Day 2,16:05|
|Train No.||Train Name||Origin||Departure time||Destination||Arrival Time|
|1058||ASR DR EXPRESS||NEW DELHI||20:55||KALYAN JN||02:50|
|2138||PUNJABMAIL||NEW DELHI||05:30||KALYAN JN||06:10|
|2450||GOASMPRK K EXP||H NIZAMUDDIN||07:30||VASAI ROAD||03:45|
|2472||SWARAJ EXPRESS||NEW DELHI||21:55||BORIVALI||17:21|
|2618||MNGLA LKSDP EXP||H NIZAMUDDIN||09:20||KALYAN JN||08:45|
|2904||GOLDNTEMPLEML||NEW DELHI||07:50||MUMBAI CENTRAL||05:40|
|2926||PASCHIM EXPRESS||NEW DELHI||16:55||BORIVALI||14:18|
|2926A||PASCHIM EXPRESS||NEW DELHI||16:55||BORIVALI||14:18|
|9020||DEHRADUN EXP||NEW DELHI||22:40||VIRAR||03:01|
|9024||FZR BCT JANTA||NEW DELHI||13:55||MUMBAI CENTRAL|