Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
OverviewIIT Roorkee, formerly known as the Roorkee college and then as Thomson college of Civil Engineering was established as the 7th IIT in 2001. This college has the oldest campus (150 years old) amongst the IITs. This college also has the pride of being the first engineering college of India and the first engineering University of Independent 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"
The 360 acres IIT campus is located in Roorkee, amidst the beautiful Himalayas. This college has the oldest campus (150 years old) amongst the IITs. This college also has the pride of being the first engineering college of India and the first engineering University of Independent India.
Initially, such was the reputation of the college, that the recruitment of the Engineering students was directly controlled by the Public Works Departments (PWD). Every student was guaranteed a post in the PWD/Irrigation departments. Roorkee pass outs played a role in all the areas of engineering primarily civil, including maintenance of the Ganges canal, construction of dams and irrigation projects. IIT Roorkee's Department of Civil Engineering is still one of the best.
The institute offers Bachelor degree courses in 10 disciplines of Engineering and Architecture and Postgraduate degrees in 55 disciplines of Engineering, Applied Sciences, Architecture and Planning Along with the engineering courses, the institute offers MCA and a two-year residential MBA program. The Department of Management Studies offers Ph.D. in disciplines. There are roughly 5000 students in the institute across all programs and around 375 faculties.
The campus has adequate infrastructure, proving to be congenial for academics and at the same time offering excellent opportunities for extra-curricular activities. The International Super Highway Centre and the ATM based optical fibre WAN are some of the amazing features regarding the library facilities of the institute.
Campus LifeStudents live in the hostels, where extracurricular activities complement the academic routine. The campus has sixteen hostels, of which three (Sarojini, Kasturba and Indira) are occupied by girls. One more hostel has been newly constructed (Rajiv) and will be occupied by June 2011. Hostels may accommodate undergraduate and graduate students along with doctoral students. Students are assigned to hostels by the Institute Administration after their freshmen year. There are four hostels for married students, doctoral students and foreign students.
There are many student groups and clubs in the campus that encourage students to join and pursue their interest in various fields. Student groups on the campus include: IMG(Information Management Group), SDS Labs(Software Development Section Labs), GIL(Group for Interactive Learning), EDC(Entrepreneurship Development Cell), HEC(Himalayan Explorers' Club), Cultural Society (Dramatics, Music, Choreography, Cinematic, Literary, Audio, Lights, Program Management etc.).
A local chapter of ShARE, Spic Macayetc in addition to student chapters of technical societies such as ASME(American Society of Mechanical Engineers, IIT Roorkee Student Section), SAE, IEEE etc. There are clubs that focus on photography, electronics, fine arts, gardening, philately, stargazing and web designing too.
IIT Roorkee's annual socio-cultural fest, Tarang is one that promises entertainment, competitions that unearth amazing talents, loads of fun and huge prizes. The annual technical fest, Congizance is developing quickly into a popular fest, focussing on showcasing and building on innovative and promising technical ideas. The annual sports fest, Sangram involves a multitude of events that the participating students take part in to bring glory to their institute.
DepartmentsArchitecture and Planning
Electronics and Computer Engineering
Humanities and Social Sciences
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Water Resources Development and Management
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AboutRoorkee, also known as Roorkee Cantonment, is one of the country's oldest cantonments. Located between the Ganges and the Yamuna, present day Roorkee is famous for its hundreds of industries: Manufacturing, Importing & Exporting, Surveying & Nautical Instruments.
Due to its landlocked position and proximity to the Himalayas, Roorkee faces an extreme continental climate. Summers from late March to early July, monsoons with torrential rainfall from late July to October and freezing winters from December characterize the climate here.
Roorkee has its share of places to hangout. While the Boat Club, Himalayan Eco Park and areas along the Ganga Canal prove to be soothing for the nature-lovers, shopping complexes such as the Vishal Mega Mart and Shiv Complex and eateries including Pizza Hut and Dominoes are hotspots for the younger generation. Also, the pilgrim centres of Haridwar, Rishikesh, Badrinath and Kedarnath and tourist attractions of Dehradun and Mussoorie are readily accessible from Roorkee.
Roorkee comes under Northern Railway and is connected to major cities either directly or through Dehradun or New Delhi. Though the nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, the preferred one is Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi is more often used by the people. Roorkee also has the NH-58 passing through it.
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