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Know your College: IIT Roorkee

So for students who are preparing for JEE Main and Advanced, knowing about the IITs may give them some extra boost of motivation. Like any other IIT institute in the country, IIT Roorkee is one of the most prestigious and oldest institutes that is established in the year 1847. It is situated in Roorkee as a public Institute of technology and research to stand as the second oldest technician institution in India. This institute is known as the earliest jewel in the Indian education system and provides quality superior technical education.

History and background

IIT Roorkee is situated in Roorkee Uttarakhand, India. It is one of the oldest engineering institutions which is founded as the college of civil engineering in British India by Lieutenant James Thomson. The idea behind establishing this institute is to train their officers and surveyors to construct the Ganga Canal. After the death of Thomson, this institute is named Johnson College of civil engineering. Again, in 1949, it was renamed the University of Roorkee and then renamed IIT Roorkee in 2001. With its 22 academy departments that cover engineering, applied sciences, humanities, and social sciences management program. This institute has largely emphasized technological and scientific education and research.

JEE Cutoffs

S NoAcademic Program NameOpening RankClosing Rank
1Computer Science and Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology)271413
2Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology)535822
3Electronics and Communication Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology)6481443
4Mathematics & Computing (5 Years, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science (Dual Degree))12641680
5Electrical Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology)14792135
6Mechanical Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology)21274189
7Engineering Physics (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology)29724901
8Chemical Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology)42225075
9Production and Industrial Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology)46455786
10Economics (5 Years, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science (Dual Degree))53226382
11Civil Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology)44336853
12Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology)60877246
13Biosciences and Bioengineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology)64807855
14Physics (5 Years, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science (Dual Degree))77258679
15Geophysical Technology (5 Years, Integrated Master of Technology)80969913
16Geological Technology (5 Years, Integrated Master of Technology)874311246
17Chemical Sciences (5 Years, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science (Dual Degree))1014512342
18Architecture (5 Years, Bachelor of Architecture)1537617464
JEE Advanced 2022 JoSAA Counselling 6th Round Cutoff Opening and Closing Ranks of Open Gender Neutral Category

The Campus

The IIT Roorkee campus has an area of 365 acres. Also, a different separate campus is made on 25 acres in Saharanpur, which offered various courses in polymer science, process engineering, paper technology, and packaging technology. In addition to this new campus of 10 acres has been built in Greater Noida Knowledge Park II, which was inaugurated in April 2011, and has 16 lecture rooms, a software laboratory, a faculty office, and a library of computer centers. Life at the campus of IIT Roorkee is very colorful with the offering of different courses. A campus is a huge place for various co-curricular activities. Most of the students live in their hostels where they get to indulge in extracurricular activities as a part of their academic routine. 

This campus has different fields to play various sports like cricket, football, hockey, badminton, and many outdoor games as well. Campuses are not only known for their outdoor game premises, but it also offers indoor games with an additional physical training center gym for the students. There are 16 hostels which are divided into girls’ and boys’ hostels. Hostels like Sarojini and Kasturba and many more are occupied by girls. Also, Bhavan like Jawahar Bhavan and many other hostels are made for boys. There are also other hostels for married and Ph.D. holder students. Bhavan has its mess that offers great best home-cooked like food.

Courses that IIT Roorkee offers

IIT Roorkee is one of the biggest technical institutions that have the largest number of academic units. It has 21 departments that cover various courses and programs like applied sciences, humanities, social science, management program, engineering, various centers for excellence, supporting units, and the Academy Service Centre. Various departments offer a wide list of courses.

Engineering and Applied Sciences

  • Architecture and Planning
  • Applied Science and Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Earth Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Hydrology
  • Hydro and Renewable Energy
  • Management Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Paper Technology
  • Polymer and Process Engineering
  • Physics
  • Water Resources Development and Management


  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics


  • Management Studies


  • Humanities and Social Sciences


  • Centre of Excellence
  • Centre of Nanotechnology
  • Centre for Transportation Systems (CTRANS)
  • Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation & Management (CoEDMM)

Academic Service centers

  • Mahatma Gandhi Central Library
  • Centre of Nanotechnology
  • Centre for Transportation Systems
  • Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation & Management
  • Continuing Education Centre
  • Institute Computer Centre
  • Institute Instrumentation Centre
  • Intellectual Property Rights Cell
  • Quality Improvement Program

Supporting Service Centers

  • Educational Technology Cell
  • Institute Hospital


IT Roorkee offers various academic programs in engineering, technology, applied sciences, and management. It also offers 11 undergraduate programs and one integrated 12° with 61+ graduates in various Ph.D. programs. This institute admits its student, too bitter, V architecture and integrated MSc with integrated MTech courses through JEE entrance exam. before converting this institution into NIT Venus, the selection student Roorkee addressed the exam that the hospital conducted on the Indian level. Apart from engineering courses, this institute also offers year residential MBA programs. 

According to statistics Naresh published by the institute, there have been more than 84137 students enrolled in this institute across all the programs. 

Placements at IIT Roorkee

Like any other institute, IIT Roorkee also conducts its placement with various batches. Companies like Alphonso, Amazon, Jaguar, Land Rover, Microsoft, Oracle, Flipkart, Intel, and many multinationals visit the campus to get qualified candidates for their organizations. More than 300 companies came till now to offer placements to candidates from different courses. The highest package that offers is 2.15 crore per annum. According to the statistics, there are more than 40 foreign companies that has took participate in the placements for IIT-Roorkee. 

Dream big, Dream IIT

Every year lakhs of students appear for the IIT entrance test. But what makes the student endure this aspiration? IIT is the dream of every engineering aspirant candidate. Not only it gives a bright future with the best placement at top multinational companies but also offers a great experience on campus. Once you have decided on IIT this is the time when you start preparing for the JEE exam. There are only 16,000 seats at the IIT of India, but if you have the right dream career path, then you can easily crack this exam with your dedication and determination.