IIT Roorkee’s stand among IIT

IIT, Roorkee

When other institutions are compared the IITs in the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies Universities Rankings, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, has been ranked 4th one of the world’s influential university rankings.

IIT-Roorkee has also been ranked 5th among all national universities/institutes, coming next only to Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Kanpur, an IIT-R press release said here.


The overall ranking of IIT Roorkee has improved to 56th position from last year’s 62nd, it said.

Speaking about the performance of IIT Roorkee in the rankings, its Director Ajit K Chaturvedi said he was happy that the work of his colleagues and students was getting recognized globally.

Indian Institute of Technology – Roorkee is among the foremost of institutes of national importance in higher technological education and in engineering, basic and applied research. The Institute has played a vital role in providing the technical manpower and know-how to the country and in pursuit of research right from the start of the establishment. Amongst the best technological institutions in the world, the Institute ranks at the significant position and has contributed to all sectors of technological development. It has also been considered a trendsetter in the area of education and research in the field of science, technology, and engineering.

In October 1996 the Institute had celebrated its Sesquicentennial and now completed more than 170 years of its existence. On September 21, 2001, by an Ordinance issued by the Government of India declared it as the nation’s seventh Indian Institute of Technology, an “Institution of National Importance it was converted to IIT”.

In 10 disciplines of Engineering and Architecture and Postgraduate’s Degree in 55 disciplines of Engineering, Applied Science, Architecture and planning the Institute offers Bachelor’s Degree courses. For doctoral work in all Departments and Research Centres, the Institute has a great facility.

The Institute admits students to B.Tech and B.Arch. courses through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted at various centres all over India.

Significant values

Core Values include,

  • Academic integrity and accountability
  • Respect and tolerance for the views of every individual
  • Attention to issues of national relevance as well as of global concern
  • Knowledge of the human sciences and in-depth understanding
  • Appreciation of intellectual excellence and creativity
  • An unfettered spirit of learning exploration, rationality and enterprise
  • Sensitivity to social responsibilities

Objectives of the Institute

To create a sustainable and equitable society through innovative research in science and technology and to attain a global level of excellence in education

To create an environment that shall foster the growth of intellectually capable, innovative and entrepreneurial professionals, who shall contribute to the growth of Science and Technology in partnership with industry and develop and harness it for the welfare of the nation and mankind.

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