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Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

The Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee is the Successor of the University of Roorkee and is the Oldest Technical Institution of the Country.

Established as the Roorkee College in 1847 and re-christened as the Thomson College of Civil Engineering in 1854, it made tremendous contribution in the development of infrastructural base roads and highways, canals and irrigation networks, railways and engineering industries etc. Recognizing its yeomen contribution and its potential for growth, the college was elevated to be the first Technical University of India on November 25, 1949. 

Nurtured as the premier institution by the State of Uttar Pradesh, the University was declared an Institute of national importance and converted to the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee by an act of Parliament with effect from September 21, 2001. 

The oldest seat of learning in technical education and the newest IIT in the country offers 10 undergraduate programmes leading to Bachelor's degree in different disciplines of engineering and architecture, sciences and management. In addition, the Institute is engaged in advanced level research and offers doctoral and post doctoral programmes in the areas of cutting edge technologies and sciences. 

The Institute has highly qualified and motivated faculty, about 380 in number, which is not only engaged in teaching and research, but also offers its expertise through consultancy services to private and public sector industries as well as to various government agencies.  The Institute has about 1600 undergraduate students, 1200 postgraduate students and nearly 300 PhD. students. Out of these, approximately 280 students are from several developing countries of Asia and Africa. 

There are a number of centres carrying out interdisciplinary research, and many collaborative programmes exist between the Institute and other institutions in India and abroad. The teaching and research work at the Institute is amply supported by central facilities such as the Central Library with more than 2,75,000 volumes of books and periodicals, an Audio Visual Research Centre with full-fledged television studio, a modern Computer Centre, an Institute Instrumentation  Centre with high quality analytical instruments and Information Superhighway Centre with wide-band INTERNET connectivity. The Institute also offers courses in the field of Pulp and Paper Engineering through Department of Paper Technology situated at its Saharanpur campus. A self-financed joint M. Tech. (IT) programme is offered in Collaboration with ER & DCI, NOIDA

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