Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee

Local nameIndian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee
LocationRoorkee, India

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, formerly University of Roorkee and Thomason College of Civil Engineering, is a public engineering university located in Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India. Established in 1847 in British India by the then lieutenant governor, Sir James Thomason, it is the oldest technical institution in Asia. It was given university status in 1949 and was converted into an Indian Institute of Technology in 2001, thus becoming the seventh IIT to be declared.

IIT Roorkee has 22 academic departments covering Engineering, Applied Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences and Management programs with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological education and research.IIT Roorkee has a strong entrepreneurial culture, with many alumni who have moved on to found technological and social ventures in India and abroad, and have played an important role in the development of India.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Institute_of_Technology_Roorkee

Official Website https://www.iitr.ac.in/

Address (Unnamed Road), Roorkee, India

Coordinates 29°51'57.532" N 77°53'46.338" E

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