Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, has been the first engineering college established during the British era. At the time of its inception, the college was named The Thompson College of Engineering. The institute has been a piece of nationality being the foremost technological institute of the nation. The institute celebrated its sesquicentennial anniversary (150th year) in the year 1996 and has recently been in existence for almost 170 years. National and international rankings have posed IIT, Roorkee as the top most engineering institute.

The institute has been in observance for improving its level of competence in the field of science, technology and engineering education & research. It was ranked no. 1 in engineering stream by India Today and its overall ranking has been positioned at no. 9 in the year 2020.

IIT, Roorkee has maintained itself to offer 112 courses in the 10 disciplines for graduation and 55 disciplines for post-graduation of engineering, architecture, sciences and technology. It has been streamlined with its technical dominance for the admission process having maximum cut-off rates compared to other universities. Admission is based on entrance examinations such as JEE Mains having the maximum cut-off rate, CAT having a maximum CGPA of 7.0 or more.

IIT, Roorkee has a record breaking placement average with around 100% job offers been placed for the students every year. The year 2019-20 observed 332 job offer placements been made to the students. The year witnessed maximum placements made till date having a maximum package of INR 1.54 crore LPA in international organizations and INR 62 LPA in national organizations.

IIT Roorkee Highlights

Established | Institute Type 1847 | Public
Approved by NBA-AICTE, NAAC All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
Set by Government of India
Entrance Exam
  • JEE Advanced (B.Tech)
  • JEE Advanced, AAT for B.Arch
  • GATE (M.Tech/Ph.D)
  • CAT (MBA)
  • JAM (M.Sc)
Courses Offered 65 Courses across 4 streams
Popular Courses Engineering & MBA
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Entrance Test
Types of Education Programmes
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Integrated
  • Doctoral
Top Recruiters
  • Bank of India
  • Bajaj Auto
  • Bharat Dynamics
  • Capital One
  • Care Ratings
  • Caterpillar India
  • Chegg India
  • Jindal Stainless
  • JBM
  • Practo
  • TCS
  • Amazon India
  • Asian Paints
  • Bank of India
  • Bajaj Auto
  • Unitech
  • TVS Motors
Campus Area 365 Acres
Facilities Available
  • Hostels
  • Central Library
  • Outdoor sports arenas
  • Guest Houses
  • Visitors Hostels
  • Hospital
Official Website

IIT Roorkee Ranking

IIT Roorkee has proudly stayed at the top most position consistently since its inception. It has been selected for the chief position keeping in view the certifications, competitions and business ideas.

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings [Management Course] 1st 2019
NIRF Ranking [overall] 9th 2018
NIRF Ranking [Indian Management Institutes] 2nd 2018
Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) [Nationwide] 13th 2020-21
Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) [Worldwide] 849th 2020-21
Asia University Rankings 83rd 2020
QS World University Rankings 383rd 2021

NDTV had reported Indian Institute Technology (IIT) Roorkee been adjudged third best university in India by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019.

Indian Institute Technology (IIT) Roorkee had also been awarded under the category of “Outstanding B-School” and “Innovative B-School” sections in Lokmat National Education Leadership Awards and DNA & Stars of the industry Awards respectively.

IIT Roorkee: Courses Offered

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Production and Industrial Engineering, Biotechnology, Engineering Physics, Polymer Science and Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Eligibility: 10+2 passed out in Science Stream with Mathematics & Physics as main subjects. Candidates must also score in JEE Advanced entrance test.
B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture)
  • Duration: 5 years
  • Eligibility: 10+2 passed out in Science Stream with Mathematics & Physics as main subjects. Candidates must also score in JEE Advanced entrance test.
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility: Candidates must score in CAT
M.Tech. (Master of Technology) Geological Technology, Geophysical Technology, Polymer Science & Technology, Advanced Methods of Chemical Analysis, Manufacturing Engineering, Nanotechnology, Solid State Electronic Materials, Industrial Pollution Abatement, Advanced Methods of Chemical Analysis, Building Science & Technology, CAD, CAM & Robotics
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility: Candidates must score in GATE
M.Sc. (Master of Science) Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Applied Geology, Earth Science, Humanities, Mathematics, Biotechnology, Physics, Industrial Mathematics & Informatics
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility: Candidates must score in IIT JAM
Master of Computer Application Programming in C, Programming in C++, Computer Graphics, Computer Networks, Java Programming, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Linux Programming, Web Technologies, Database Management Systems, Operating Systems, Computer Organization, Software Engineering
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Eligibility: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree
Post Graduate Diploma Water Resources Development, Hydrology, Irrigation Water Management
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Eligibility: Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree

IIT Roorkee Admissions

The admission process in IIT Roorkee begins on an official front at different dates for various courses. Admissions at IIT Roorkee are commenced on merit basis or entrance exam basis depending upon the course variations.

The aspiring candidates can apply for admission once they have checked the eligibility criteria for the respective courses they wish to move forward in. IIT Roorkee issue notifications for admission release dates and schedules for various courses.

Candidates desiring for admission in B. Tech, B. Arch can apply after having passed 10+2 with majors in Math, Physics and Chemistry.

For M. Tech and M. Arch courses, candidates are required to have passed B. Tech and B. Arch respectively with more than or equivalent to 60%, but the admissions will be purely based on their GATE scores.

How to apply?

  • IIT Roorkee accepts applications online for admissions in various disciplines.
  • Candidates are required to submit online application form the fees of which have been set to INR 650 per application.
  • For being eligible to appear in the UG programmes of the college, aspirants are required to possess 60% weight age of marks at 10+2 level and are also required to pass the JEE Advanced entrance exam.
  • For being eligible to appear in the PG programmes of the college, aspirants are required to hold a Bachelors’ degree in their respective disciplines and the entrance exams such as GATE/JAM/CAT are obligatory for securing their admissions.
  • Documents required in filling up admission form:
    • 10+2 HSC certificate (with minimum 75% marks)
    • Community Certificate
    • Passport Size Photograph

UG Program Admission

  • For admission to the UG program, candidates can enroll for the Joint Seat Allocation process (JoSAA) based on their JEE Advanced AIR.
  • Select IIT Roorkee as the institution of study.
  • Secure a provisional letter of admission.

PG Programme Admission

  • For enrolling in PG programme, candidates are obligated to have a Bachelors’ degree with 60% marks or 6.0 CGPA (SC/ST 55% or 5.5 CGPA).
  • Final year students of IIT, Roorkee can directly apply for PG program having a proof of GATE score with a minimum CGPA of 8 out of 10.
  • IIT students having a CGPA score of 8 out of 10 become eligible to enroll for the PG program without encountering GATE admission test requirement.
  • Desiring candidates are then called for an interview with a written test and relevant experience of the candidates of an admission through e-portal known as COAP.
  • Possessing an appropriate cut-off in GATE score and a relevant background in undergraduate programme of study, the student will be offered admission into the programme which is most suitable.
  • Documents required for admission in PG program:
    • Colour Photograph
    • Signature
    • UG Semester Marksheet
    • UG degree or professional certificate
    • PG semester or marksheet (if applicable)
    • GATE scorecard
    • HSC 10 + 2 certificate and mark sheet
    • Community Certificate for non-general category sponsorship certificate if any.

MBA Admissions

  • For MBA admissions, candidates are required to enroll for CAT exam and secure the required percentile.
  • After submitting the form online for getting admission, candidates will have to appear for a written test (WT) and personal interview (PI).
  • Shortlisted candidates have following considerations:
  • 10 % relaxation for girl students in getting shortlisted for WT/PI with a good CAT score.
  • For IIT graduates with JEE score and CGPA 7 and 8, CAT exemption is provided and direct call for WT/PI is given.
  • For IIT graduates with JEE score and CGPA more than 8.0 are given direct admissions.
  • The typical considerations for expecting admission offer for MBA program are:
    • CAT – 60%
    • Written Test(Aptitude) – 10%
    • Personal Interview – 25%
    • Work Experience – 5%
  • Documents required for obtaining admission:
    • Graduation/Degree certificate
    • Provisional certificate for final year students
    • 10+2 HSC certificate
    • Work Experience Certificate or letter.
    • CAT score card
    • Community Certificate
    • Passport Size Photograph

PhD Admissions

  • Application form filling and selection procedure of desired candidates is done on online basis.
  • Desired candidates are selected on merit basis.
  • Keeping in view the seat availability, faculty funding, specializations and assistantships availability, admissions is offered to students.
  • Selected aspirants can then be called in for written test and/or interview.
  • Documents required for securing seat in PHD program:
    • UG and PG degree certificate
    • 10th marksheet
    • 12th marksheet
    • Diploma marksheet (if applicable)
    • GATE/NET/JRF scorecard.
    • Community Certificate
    • Passport Size Photograph

IIT Roorkee: Placements

Highest package offered in the year 2020 was INR 80,00,000 domestically and internationally INR 1,54,00,00,000 was offered. The IIT Roorkee campus observed a placement record where 90% of students were placed in various reputed companies. The pre-placement offers made were seen rising than the previous trend from 139 to 153.

The following tables outline the placement trends of IIT Roorkee

Highest Salary package offered for different disciplines:

B.E/B.Tech 15,00,000
M.E/M.Tech 18,00,000
B.Arch 8,00,000
M.Arch 6,00,000
MBA 10,00,000

Company wise alumni distribution:

IBM India Research Lab 18%
InMobi 11%
Indus Insights 18%
Airbus Engineering 8%
Barclays Capitals 9%
Subros Ltd 9%

Sector wise placement breakdown:

Engineering 25%
Education 12%
Research 12%
Information Technology 7%
Operations 11%
Business Development 14%
Consulting 5%
Sales 3%
Finance 3%
Marketing 2%

Top recruiters that visited the campus in 2020:

  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co
  • Reliance Industries Ltd
  • Uber India Systems Private Limited
  • Tower Research Capital India Private Limited
  • Aasaan Jobs
  • Accenture
  • Upstox
  • DE Shaw
  • Caterpillar
  • Citi Bank
  • Roposo
  • Paytm
  • Razorpay
  • Oyo Rooms
  • Udaan
  • Tesco

IIT Roorkee: Scholarships

IIT Roorkee being a government-affiliated university has been facilitated with scholarships that will be granted to deserving candidates.

Aditya Birla Group Scholarship for IITs and BITS (Pilani)

  • Aditya Birla Scholarship has been named after the legendary leader – the late Aditya Vikram Birla to make the society nurture his Indian values and traditions followed by him throughout his life.
  • The scholarship will cover a large part of academic fees including hostel fees for the students of management and law streams.
  • Scholarships are provided through a trust for undergraduate or bachelor level studies.
  • It is equivalent for all genders and in the year 2020, around 191 students were granted the scholarship.
  • Scholarship of INR 65,000 per annum will be granted for IIT / BITS (Pilani) stream.

Asha-Shree Endowment Scholarship

  • Asha-Shree Endowment Scholarship is provided by Asha-Shree Endowment Trust every year on the merit basis.
  • The scholarship is provided for undergraduates and all Master levels.
  • The trust holds 5 scholarships each year of up to INR 50,000.
  • The students who are granted the scholarship are bestowed with the scholarship amount in two installments, in December and June of every year.
  • Asha-Shree Endowment Trust accepts scholarship forms online.
  • The students selected are then called for interviews along with recommendation letters, attested copies of mark sheets and certificates, and other supporting documents for verification, prior to the interview.

James Thomason Scholarship

  • James Thomason Scholarship is available for top JEE (Advanced) Rankers.
  • Students having up to 250 All India Rank in JEE (Advanced) 2020 are eligible for James Thomason Scholarship.
  • The selected students are allowed a scholarship of INR 25,000 per month for the entire duration of their program.
  • To continue the grant of scholarship in every academic session, all the selected students will have to obtain a minimum CGPA of 8.0 every year of their course duration.

SC/ ST/ PH Scholarship

  • The scheme is provided to the candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PH category.
  • The SC/ST/PH students are bestowed with waive off for the entire tuition fees of their course duration.

IIT Roorkee Facilities

IIT Roorkee is well versed with all the prerequisite amenities for all the students. The campus is fully furnished with infrastructure focused on basic needs including:

  • Hostels – The hostels are dwelled with modern facilities and cultures that are unforgettable.
  • Guest Houses – the home away from home gives a sprawling feeling to their students in the university fully equipped with major services, ambience and food.
  • Clubs – along with academic nd co-curricular activities students need some relaxation to recharge their energy for their upcoming academics. The college has organized some clubs namely; the Hobbies club, the U.G. club, the P.G. club, the Alaknanda club and the Jawahar club houses the indoor sports facilities including seven Billiards & Snooker Tables, Carrom boards, Chess boards, Table Tennis facilities and a Foosball table.
  • Hospital – The institute hospital comprises of 50 beds offering OPD, emergency and IPD, Laboratory, x-ray & ECG services to faculty, staffs and students. Besides these, ambulance services also work optimally.
  • Library – IIT Roorkee library is composed of rich collection of more than 3,20,000 documents, CD-ROMs, Online databases, audio-video material, standards, specifications, theses, reports etc. It also has access to more than 8000 electronic journals.
  • Cafeteria – The cafes at the campus hold maximum attention of the students and hence, the institute is surrounded with many cafes including the major cafes such as Nescafe and Alpahar that provide quality food to the students. The institute is also known for its all-night cafes providing comfortable space for the students to interact.
  • Campus has in-built Lab facility including Civil Engineering Lab, Chemistry Lab, Computer Lab, Electrical Lab, Electronics Lab and Mechanical Lab.
  • Besides all these facilities, IIT Roorkee also provides with WiFi on campus, Gym, Auditorium, Post Office, Banks, ATM, Conference rooms, Seminar Halls, Railway Reservation Counter, Student Activity Centre and Convenience store.

IIT Roorkee Faculty

With an intention to provide class education and imparting high-level of knowledge to its students, IIT Roorkee constitutes faculty who are not only experts in their field but also expertise in field development of their respective subjects. The faculty area comprises of Director, Head of Department (HOD) and Professors for each relevant field. There are 334 faculties holding a PHD in their field of interest. For every 11 students there is one faculty assigned.


Ques: What is IIT Roorkee famous for?

Ans: IIT Roorkee is well-renowned for its huge campus. The institute becomes more attractive for students to get admission because of its location in the city of Haridwar which is situated in Uttarakhand.

Ques: Does IIT Roorkee offer short-term assignments for the faculties who will be interested for short period?

Ans: IIT Roorkee has very flexible schemes related to short-term assignments for which the interested person can apply for positions such as; visiting faculty for a period of one month to one year.

Ques: Who are eligible to apply for a faculty position at IIT Roorkee?

Ans: One of following can apply for a faculty position at IIT Roorkee

  • Indian Nationals
  • Non Resident Indians (NRIs) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs).
  • Foreign Nationals (other than PIOs and NRIs) can be appointed for fixed tenure not exceeding five years on contract basis.

Ques: Which branch is best in IIT Roorkee?

Ans: IIT Roorkee is well-versed with all the streams having its core on Engineering and Management stream. Students can select their interested field and get assured of better future.

Ques: Will a student require laptop in first year of CSE at IIT Roorkee.

Ans: there is no compulsion for carrying laptop, but with a laptop in hand it will be a bonus for CSE students to undertake the projects and have a practical knowledge while working on many different programs.