Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee  Roorkee, Uttarakhand

 ESTD 1847
 Public College
 NIRF Ranking - 7
  AICTE, COA Approved

About Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) , Roorkee

Last Updated By: Nupur Yadav on 16th December, 2022

IIT Roorkee - Courses & Fees, Admissions 2022, Placement, Cutoff, Reviews 

Latest Update: On Oct 16 JoSAA 2022 Round 6 Seat Allotment has been released.

All the candidates who have been selected need to report online and pay the fee before Oct 17 (8 PM). The admission procedure to IIT Roorkee for undergraduate courses like BTech and BArch is given based on  JEE Main/ JEE Advanced scores followed by JoSAA Counselling 2022. Please note: Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) Round 6 of Seat Allotment is the last round of seat allocation for IITs.

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Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, IIT Roorkee is India's oldest engineering college, which was converted into the league of the IITs in the year 2001. It was set up as the College of Civil Engineering in British India back in 1847 by James Thompson the Lieutenant-Governor of the North-Western Province. Interestingly, the primary reason for the establishment was to train officers and surveyors who were engaged in constructing the Ganges Canal. IIT Roorkee was renamed in 1854 after the demise of Thomason's death and the completion of the canal the college was given the name of  Thomason College of Civil Engineering by Proby Cautley, who was the designer and projector of the canal. It further changed its name to the University of Roorkee in 1949, and it was finally given the name IIT Roorkee in the year 2001. IIT Roorkee is an autonomous institute recognized by the AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) and spread across 365 acres of campus land. 

IIT Roorkee is recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India contributing to technological education and applied research, it has completed more than 170 years of existence helping a lot of students in realizing their dreams. The Institute offers graduate courses in 10 disciplines, postgraduate courses in 55 disciplines, and Doctoral Programs in all the departments. IIT Roorkee has around 22 academic departments in all streams like Engineering, Applied Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Management programs. The institute also emphasizes scientific and technological education and research.

IIT Roorkee Highlights




IIT Roorkee

Established in




Approved by



365 acre


NIRF Rankings 2022- #1 in Architecture, #6 in Engineering, and #7 in Overall.

Courses Offered

B.E. / B.Tech, M.Sc., M.E./MTech, B.Sc., B.Arch, M.Arch, Certificate, MBA/PGDM, M.Plan, M.Des

Exam Accepted

JEE Advance, Mains, GATE, CAT, IIT JAM


Prof. Kamal Kishor Pant


Nothing can be achieved without hard work

IIT Roorkee also known as

University of Roorkee

Academic staff


Total Students


Total UG students


Total PG students              


Doctoral students             


Official Website

Also Read: JOSAA Counselling 2022

IIT Roorkee Courses:

The IIT Roorkee courseshave undergone a lot of changes. The Electrical Engineering department was added to the college only in the year 1897 and the master's courses in architecture or the (M. Arch.) were instituted only in 1969–70. Some years later in the year 1978, the IIT Roorkee which was then called the University of Roorkee was merged with the Institute of Paper Technology. 

IIT Roorkee Courses are divided into three types-

1.     Undergraduate Courses

2.     Postgraduate Courses

3.     Integrated Courses

The courses offered by IIT Roorkee are provided through 21 academic departments. 

IIT Roorkee institute accepts students into BTech, BArch and integrated MSc integrated MTech courses based on their JEE scores. Earlier when IIT Roorkee was not part of IIT the students had to go through Roorkee Entrance Exam (REE) to get admission into the institute. The selection rate for the exam was close to 0.25%, hence it was considered the second hardest exam after IIT-JEE. GATE scores are used for Admission to PG programmes in engineering and architecture in addition to a written test and interview.For PG programmes in fundamental sciences, IIT JAM scores are considered. For admission into the MBA, the CAT scores are considered for admission along with interviews.

Along with the engineering courses, the Indian Institute of Technology also offers a two-year residential MBA program for which the admissions, starting in 2011, will be done based on the Common Admission Test, thus replacing the Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET) previously conducted by the IITs. The institute also offered an interdisciplinary program in computer applications leading to a degree in Master of computer applications (MCA). The standalone MCA course has been removed from the courses.

IIT Roorkee Student-Teacher ratio:

Students enrolled (2007-08)


Student/Staff ratio




The IIT Roorkee fees and courses offered by the institute are-



Total tuition Fees




B.E. / B.Tech


Biotechnology, Biosciences Engineering,

Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Production & Industrial Engineering, Engineering Physics, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, And Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

INR 8 L - 10.71 L


Exams: JEE Advanced, JEE Main

4 years



Biotechnology, Chemistry,

Applied Geology, Applied Mathematics, Industrial Mathematics, Informatics-Mathematics, Physics, And Economics

INR 12 K - 10.71 L


Graduation with 60 % marks

Exams: JEE Main, JEE Advanced, IIT JAM



2 years



Alternate Hydro Energy Systems

Environmental Management of Rivers and Lakes

Chemical Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Geomatics Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering

And more

INR 20 K - 10.71 L


Graduation with 60 % marks

Exams: GATE JEE Main, JEE Advance

2 years



Economics, Mathematics & Computing, Applied, Mathematics, Chemistry/ Chemical Sciences, Physics

INR 10 L - 10.71 L


Exams: JEE Main, JEE Advanced

3 years






INR 10 L


Class 12 with 50 %  marks

Exams: JEE Advanced NATA

5 years




INR 20 K


Graduation with 60 % marks

Exams: GATE

2 years




INR 18 K - 2 L


Graduation with 50 % marks

60 hours to 11 months






Graduation with 60 % marks


2 years




INR 20 K


Graduation with 60 % marks

Exams: GATE

2 years




INR 20 K



2 years


IIT Roorkee Admissions:

IIT Roorkee Admission to various courses is primarily determined by entrance exams. The JEE Advance exam for admission in B.Tech courses. For admission to the Architecture course, the students have to submit the NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture)scores. The admissions in the M.Tech courses of the IIT Roorkee are based on the scores gained by the students in GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)exam. Admission to the Postgraduate programs in fundamental sciences is made based on IIT-JAM, and admissions to MBA are made through the CAT exam. IIT Roorkee currently has 23 academic departments that together offer more than 65 courses leading to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees. Along with a few integrated and dual degree courses in the fields of Engineering, Science, Architecture, Management, and Social Sciences. Two new postgraduate programmes (PGP) have just been launched at IIT Roorkee, namely the Masters in Design (Industrial Design) and the Masters in Innovation Management. In addition, IITR has begun two online certificate programmes in data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

IIT Roorkee Admission Procedure

  • Students need to enroll in the respective entrance exam say  JEE Main and JEE Advanced for Btech. And GATE for Post Graduate.
  • Students then need to check for ranks and scores after the results are declared.
  • For securing admission into an IIT like IIT Roorkee, a student needs to secure an AIR i.e. All India Rank.
  • Then students have to enroll for any further process say the Joint Seat Allocation process (JoSAA) counselling for Btech. 
  • Select IIT Roorkee as the institution of study. 
  • And finally Secure a provisional letter of IIT Roorkee admission.

IIT Roorkee Cutoff 2023 

Undergraduate Admissions to Btech courses are granted based on cutoffs as given for respective specializations. The IIT Roorkee cutoff depends on various factors such as rank secured in the JEE Advanced examination, availability of seats, choice filling, reservation criteria, etc. IIT Roorkee Cutoff 2023 for Btech will be released soon by the JoSAA. The IIT Roorkee cutoffs for the year 2022 can be used to determine the expected cutoffs for 2023. The general category closing ranks for JoSAA trends are tabulated for your reference:

JoSAA R6 Closing Ranks: General (All India)

Popular Specialisations




Computer Science and Engineering 




Data Science & Artificial Intelligence




Electronics and Communication Engineering




Electrical Engineering 




Mechanical Engineering




IIT Roorkee Admissions are based on the merit scores of various entrance exams that the students participated in, here is a table that mentions various entrance exams for the upcoming year. 


GATE 2023

4- 12 Feb '23

Exam date (IIT JAM 2023)

12 Feb '23

Declaration of IIT JAM 2023 result

22 Mar '23

Online application for admission after JAM result

11- 25 Apr '23

IIT Roorkee Placements 2022:

IIT Roorkee Placement 2022 records are phenomenal with the highest package of around 1.8 crores. IIT Roorkee placements saw a large number of companies and recruiters visiting, a whooping 281 recruiters. The number of offers made was 1243. IIT Roorkee placements saw the highest international package of 2.15 crore per annum. The IIT Roorkee placement procedure is divided into three phases and recruitment activity is conducted before the seminars and introduction session by the company.



Several companies participated


Number of offers made


Number of international offers


Highest domestic package

1.8 crores per annum

highest international package

2.15 crores per annum

Some of the leading IIT Roorkee Placements recruiters 2022 are mentioned below-





American Express

Bain and Company



DE Shaw & Co








Also Read:

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List of All IITs in India

IIT Roorkee Rankings 

IIT Roorkee was ranked 7 by the  National Institutional Ranking Framework overall and sixth among engineering colleges in 2022. In 2019, The Week ranked it fifth among engineering colleges in India. In India's management schools, the Department of Management Studies was ranked 12th in 2020 by the National Institutional Ranking Framework. In 2020, the Department of Management Studies took first place in the category of Research and Professional Practices.

The various ranking is given to the institute by various institutions tabulated below:

Ranking Agency




NIRF Overall Rankings





NIRF- Architecture




NIRF Engineering Rankings





NIRF Research Rankings





QS Asia University Rankings




QS World University Ranking




Emerging Economies University Rankings




CII- Most Innovative Institutions




Atal Ranking of institutions on innovative institutions




IIT Roorkee Scholarships

IIT Roorkee offers a wide range of scholarships and concessions for its students who are meritorious but come from a financially weak backgrounds. IIT Roorkee being an institute of national importance ensures accessible education for all. Students who need to score desired marks and have financial needs can get these scholarships. Given below are some of the popular IIT Roorkee scholarship schemes offered to students:

1.    James Thomason Scholarship

2.    SC/ST/PH Scholarship

3.    Air CMDR Shyam Chand Mehra Scholarship

4.    Naveen & Anu Jain Scholarship

5.    merit cum means scholarship

6.    INSPIRE scholarship

7.    Encore scholarship

8.    Heritage Awards

9.    Aditya Birla Scholarships

10.  Shakuntala Fellowhsip

IIT Roorkee Facilities

IIT Roorkee Hostel:

Every hostel at IIT Roorkee has a cutting-edge Cyber Cafe which is run by the students themselves. All hostels are fully WiFi-linked. The IIT Roorkee hostels are called Bhawans and each bhwans hosts its separate canteen. And all of this takes place in the world's serene, beautiful, unparalleled surroundings.

At IIT Roorkee hostel is where the majority of students reside, and where extracurricular activities are in sync with the academic schedule. There are around 16 hostels on campus, and two of them Sarojini and Kasturba are for female students. Vigyan Kunj, a brand-new coed hostel, is on campus. Students from Undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students can be accommodated in hostels. After the first year, all the hostel students are assigned dorms by the college administration.

There are 9 hostels for married students, doctoral students, and international students at the IIT Roorkee hostel network. There is also provision for the mess administration which consist of a  staff advisor, a chief advisor, and a student mess secretary in the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

IIT Roorkee Sports

Since the Institute's foundation, playing games and participating in sports have played a significant role in physical recreation. Today, the Institute recognizes proficiency in 14 games and offers some of the greatest facilities for a variety of sports and activities.

IIT Roorkee Library

The IIT Roorkee library is one of the oldest libraries in India, it hosts various books and journals that are old and very valuable. The name of the library at IIT Roorkee is Mahatma Gandhi Central Library.

Faculty, students, and employees from IITR are legitimate Library members. One must show documentation of the enrollment number at the library circulation desk to have the membership activated as per the schedule (for students only).

IIT Roorkee Fest:

 Thomso is the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee's yearly cultural festival.  The 1982-founded festival lasts for three days in the month of October and November. The 2018 edition of the IIT Roorkee fest featured more than 150 events and welcomed more than 9000 guest students from 200 colleges across India. In addition, more than 12,000 students are from the hosting institution, i.e. IIT Roorkee.


The IITs in India follow a certain pattern of governance. And same is the case for IIT Roorkee. The president stands at the top position as per the provision of the Constitution of India. It is followed by the IIT Council. The board of governogovernors is 3rd in the structure. Under the board of governors is the director who is the chief academic and executive officer of the IIT. Under the director, in the organizational structure, comes the deputy director. Under the director and the deputy director, are the deans, heads of departments, and registrar.

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