Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

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About Institute

Last Updated on : 16 Aug 2023 05:24PM

About India Institute of Technology.

Indian Institute of Technology is the oldest institute in India. It was founded in 1847 in the time period of British India as a technical University, by Lieutenant Governor, James Thomason. 

It is a college of Civil Engineering located in Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India. The motive to establish IIT Roorkee is to help engineers and surveyors work in the construction of Ganga Fosse.

In 1854, Proby Cautley (who is the Projector and designer of Fosse) renamed it Thomason College of Civil Engineering after James Thomason’s death and Completion of Ganga Fosse. In 1949 It was again renamed and called as University of Roorkee. and Lastly, it was renamed the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Roorkee) in 2001. 

Featuring 22 academic departments with an emphasis on scientific and technological education and research, the institution offers Engineering, Applied Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences, as well as Management programs.

IIT Roorkee Departments

IIT Roorkee is one of the biggest Engineering institutions in India, There are 23 departments in it.




Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Architecture and Planning.

Applied Science and Engineering.

Bioscience and Bioengineering.

Chemical Engineering.


Civil Engineering.

Computer Science and Engineering.

Earth Science.

Earthquake Engineering.

Electrical Engineering.

Electronics and Communication Engineering.

Humanities and Social Sciences.


Hydro and Renewable Energy.

Management Studies.


Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

Metallurgical and Material Engineering.

Paper Technology.

Polymer and Process Engineering.


Water Resource Development and Management.






Management Studies.


Humanities and Social Sciences.


Center of Excellence.

Center of Nanotechnology.

Center of Transportation System (CTRANS).

Center of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management.(CoEDMM).

Academic Services Center

Mahatma Gandhi Central Library.

Center of Nanotechnology.

Center of Transportation System.

Center of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management.

Continuing Educational Center.

Intellectual Property Right Cell.

Quality Improvement Programme.

Supporting Services Centers

Educational Technology Cell.

Institute Hospital.


IIT Roorkee Campus

Over 365 acres (1,480,000 m2) of land are devoted to the main campus in Roorkee. It has a separate campus of 25 acres (100,000 m2) in Saharanpur. 

Most students live in hostels and IIT Roorkee has 16 hostels, Of which 2 are occupied by girls named Kasturba and Sarojini. And Vigyan Kunj, a new coed hostel, recently opened on campus. And there are 9 hostels for Married Students, Doctoral Students, and Foreign Students and each hostel has its own mess.


Cultural Festivals For Students.

Every year they conduct four fests for students. Like Cognizance (Technical Festival),  Thomso (Cultural Festival), Sangram (Sports Festival), and National Social Summit (Social Festival).


Scholarships and Prizes.

There are three types of Scholarships and Awards.

  1. Non-Convocation Awards/Scholarships: Students from various classes are given these awards and scholarships. Donors usually determine the criteria for these awards.

  1. Convocation Awards/Scholarships: Graduate students are given these awards and scholarships during convocation ceremonies. Academic performance is considered for some awards, but donors propose different criteria for others.

  1. Merit-cum-Means Scholarships: Students who are commendable but financially constrained are given MCM Scholarships.


IIT Roorkee Rankings

In the Academic Ranking of World Universities of 2022, IIT Roorkee was ranked 701-800. 

In 2022, The Department of Management was ranked 19th with a score of 61.76 among management schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework. And Globally, In the QS World University Rankings of 2023, It was ranked 369 and 114 in Asia.

IIT Roorkee Placement in 2023

MBA Reports



Statistics (2023)

Highest Package

INR 27.94 LPA

Average Package

INR 18.34 LPA

Median Package

INR 18.09 LPA

Top Sector

IT & Analytics

Top 25% average package

INR 22.85 LPA

Top 50% average package

INR 21.18 LPA

IT and Analytics package

INR 19.36 LPA

General Management package

INR 18.39 LPA

Marketing Package

INR 18.29 LPA

Finance Package

INR 15.98 LPA

Popular Recruiters 

Deloitte, EXL, EY


How were the placements at IIT Roorkee in 2023?

In 2023, 63 Recruiters participated during IIT Roorkee Placement 2023 and students get offers of 500 new-age job roles.



Statistics (2023)

Highest International Package 

INR 1.06 crore per annum

Highest Domestic Package

INR 1.03 crore per annum

Total Offer Made

500 (including PPOS)

Total Recruiters


Total International Offers



 What was the average package of IIT Roorkee in 2023?


Statistics (2023)

Highest International Package

INR 1.06 crore per annum

Highest Domestic Package

INR 1.03 crore per annum


IIT Roorkee by Numbers.

Presently, There are more than 8000 students, 500+ Faculties and 600+ staff Members.

IIT Roorkee Admission Criteria. 



Mode of Selection

Selection Criteria

UG Courses


Based on JEE Exam

PG Courses

Based on GATE/CAT/GAT-B/CEED/JAM Scores. The entrance exam varies from one PG course to another.

Ph.D Course

Based on UGC NET including lectureship and GATE or through National Level Examinations conducted by MHRD and its Agencies and Institutes.


Documents needed for Admission.


  • Passport Size Photograph

  • Degree Certificate

  • 10th Marksheet

  • 12th Marksheet

  • Score card of entrance exam (GATE/ NRF/JRF/JEE Advanced/ JAM/ GAT-B).

  • Cast Certificate.


IIT Roorkee Fees Structure

There are 231 courses offered at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, including undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.




FEES Civil Engineering

4 years

8.94 L

B.Tech Electrical Engineering

4 years

8.94 L Mechanical Engineering

4 years

8.94 L Chemical Engineering

4 years

8.94 L Electronic and Communication Engineering 

4 years

8.94 L Computer Science and Engineering

4 years

8.94 L Metallurgical and Material Engineering

4 years

8.94 L Production and Industrial Engineering

4 years

8.94 L Engineering Physics

4 years

8.94 L

BS MS Mathematics and Computing

5 Years

11.15 L Bioscience and Bioengineering

4 years

8.94 L

M.Sc Chemistry

2 Years

64.20 K Data Science and Artificial Intelligence 

4 years

8.94 L Geological Technology Integrated 

5 Years

11.15 L

M.Sc Mathematics

2 Years

64.20 K


5 Years

11.15 L

BS MS Chemical Science

5 Years

11.15 L

M.Sc Economics



BS MS Economics

5 Years

11.15 L

Frequently Asked Questions


Q1. Are there scholarship programs at IIT Roorkee?

Ans. Yes, there are many awards and scholarships offered by IIT Roorkee which cover both extracurricular and academics. 


Q2. Is having a CAT score sufficient for IIT Roorkee MBA Programs?

Ans. It is sufficient to have a CAT score to be admitted to IIT Roorkee's MBA program. Candidates are shortlisted based on their CAT score, PI, and work experience.


Q3. What is the Procedure to get admission for BTech at IIT Roorkee?

Ans. The procedure to get admission to IIT Roorkee is based on the JEE mains/ JEE advanced score followed by JoSAA counseling 2023.


Q4. Is there any application procedure for IIT Roorkee admission 2023?

Ans. Yes, Admission to IIT Roorkee UG (Undergraduate), PG (Post Graduation), and Doctoral degree Programs is dependent on the Entrance exam.


Q5. Is there any selection criteria for IIT Roorkee M tech?

Ans. In IIT Roorkee admission it is required for candidates to have an appropriate cut-off in GATE and relevant background in undergraduate programs.


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