Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee ( IIT Roorkee or IITR ), formerly the University of Roorkee (1948–2001) and the Thomason College of Civil Engineering (1853–1948), is a public university located in Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India. It was established by the then lieutenant governor, Sir James Thomason in 1847 in British India and was given university status in 1949 and becoming the seventh IIT to be declared, it was converted into an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in 2001. It is among the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological education and in engineering, basic and applied research.
The motto of the institute is ‘श्रमं विना न किमपि साध्यम्' which means "Nothing Is Possible Without Hard Work". Through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted at centers throughout India, the institute admits students to B.Tech., B.Arch. (in 10 disciplines of Engineering and Architecture).
IIT Roorkee has a total of 21 Academic Departments including Engineering , Applied Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences and Management Programs with emphasizing on scientific and technological education and research strongly. It also offers integrated M.Tech./M.Sc. courses (in 55 disciplines of Engineering, Applied Science, Architecture and planning). The Institute also has the facility for doctoral work in all Departments and Research Centres.The main campus in Roorkee has an area of 365 Acres and in addition, it has a campus of 25 Acres in Saharanpur and a new 10 Acres campus in Greater Noida.
|Name||Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee|
|Area Covered||365 Acres|
City- Roorkee , State- Uttarakhand, 247667
|Landline||0 1332 285311|
|Space Covered||365 Acres|