Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

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Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee or IIT Roorkee) is a technical university located in Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India. It is the oldest engineering institution in India, and was founded as the College of Civil Engineering in British India in 1847. 

It was renamed University of Roorkee in 1949, and again renamed IIT Roorkee in 2001. The institution has 23 academic departments covering Engineering, Applied Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences and Management programs with an emphasis on scientific and technological education and research.

In 2022 it celebrated the 175th anniversary when the central government issued a Rs 175 coin as a gesture of commemoration.

The main campus in Roorkee has an area of 365 acres. 

IIT Roorkee has a separate campus of 25 acres in Saharanpur which offers courses in Polymer Science, Process Engineering, Paper Technology & Packaging Technology. In addition to this, a new ten-acre campus has been established in Greater Noida.  

IIT Roorkee is one of the biggest technical institutions in the country having the largest number of academic units. It has 23 academic departments covering engineering, applied sciences, humanities & social sciences, and management programmes, 1 school, 3 centers of excellence, 9 academic service centers and 6 supporting units.


Architecture and Planning

Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing

Biosciences and Bioengineering

Chemical Engineering


Civil Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering


Earthquake Engineering

Earth Sciences

Electrical Engineering

Electronics and Communication Engineering

Humanities and Social Sciences


Hydro and Renewable Energy

Management Studies


Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Paper Technology

Polymer and Process Engineering


Water Resources Development and Management

Academic Centers: 

Centre for Nanotechnology

Centre for Photonics and Quantum Communication Technology

Centre for Space Science and Technology

Center for Sustainable Energy

Centre for Sustainable Rural Development

Centre for Transportation Systems

Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation & Management

Indian Knowledge Systems for Holistic Advancement

International Centre of Excellence for Dams


Data Science & AI 



IIT Roorkee, 




Ph: +91-1332-285311

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