|The Thomason College of Civil Engineering was renamed as Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee in the year 2001. However, even prior to the renaming, the institute has been forever a great center for engineering studies, attracting students in this discipline from all over the country. The IIT Roorkee offers courses on a number of disciplines and programmes. From Under Graduate to integrated MSc degrees and from integrated dual degrees to post graduate and doctoral degrees, the students have enough options to choose from. Other than these, the IIT Roorkee also offers MBA and MCA programmes.
Established as the ‘first engineering college in the British Empire’, the IIT Roorkee has continuously strived at maintaining its global standards of education. It also enjoys academic collaboration with the following universities:
- University of Texas
- National University of Singapore
- University of Waterloo
- Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
The Engineering departments of the IIT Roorkee are as follows:
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science and Engineering
- Earthquake Engineering (offers post-graduate level courses only)
- Electrical Engineering
- Electronics and Communications Engineering
- Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
- Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
- Pulp and Paper Engineering
The departments of pure sciences in the IIT Roorkee are:
- Earth Sciences
- Humanities and Social Sciences
The campus of the IIT Roorkee is established across 360 acres of land. The various facilities designed to cater to the overall development of the students have also been set up within the premises. There are facilities for NSS, Entrepreneurship and adventure sports activities like mountaineering and trekking housed with the institute.
Students in the IIT Roorkee are housed in the 14 residential halls. Out of these, 4 hostels have been specifically reserved for married and foreign students as well as those pursuing course at the doctorate level.