IIT Roorkee is Asia’s oldest technical university ranked 6 by the NIRF for Engineering. The institute has also been ranked in the top 2 category for Architecture for the last four years. IIT Roorkee has over 8000 students, 470 faculty members, and 250 patents filed. The institute is one of the biggest technical institutes in India with 23 academic departments, 3 centres of excellence, 5 academic service centres, and 3 supporting units. 

The institute offers 83 courses in the fields of Engineering, Applied Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Management. The flagship program of the institute is BTech, specialized in 13 streams. The selection to the program requires a JEE Advanced rank between 32 to 7000. IIT Roorkee fee for the program is INR 1,48,000 per semester for the Gen/OBC category students. The amount includes INR 1 Lac as the tuition fee which is payable only by the Gen and OBC category students. The institute exempts SC/ST/PD category students from the payment of tuition fee. For the IIT Roorkee BTech Admission 2022, NTA has announced JEE Main 2022 dates. The examination will be conducted in two Phases. JEE Main 2022 exam date for the Phase 1 session is April 21- May 04 2022. Dates for the Phase 2 session are May 24-29, 2022. The registrations for the April session are open now. Last date to apply is March 31.

In addition to 83 courses, IIT Roorkee also offers special PG programs to Afro Asan Region Students. The programs are offered by the Water Resources Development and Management (WRDM) and Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee. Till date, the department has trained over 2469 students as Service Engineers and Agricultural scientists from 48 countries. The courses offered are sponsored by the Govt of India and UNESCO. Read More about IIT Roorkee Courses

IIT Roorkee has different campuses for different streams of courses. The main campus of IIT Roorkee has 365 acres of the area offering UG, PG, and Doctoral courses. There is a separate campus for Polymer Sciences, Process Engineering, Paper Technology and Packaging Technology in Saharanpur. The campus covers an area of 25 acres. Another campus in Greater Noida consists of 16 lecture rooms, software laboratories, faculty offices, and computer science labs. Compare: Which one is better: IIT Roorkee or IIT BHU?

IIT Roorkee recently concluded its 2022 placements with a total 437 job offers. Students who participated in the drive received INR 2.15 CPA as the highest salary for international job offers. The amount is almost 3 times higher than the previous year. The highest salary offered for national job offers was between INR 1.5 to 1.8 CPA. Companies who made such offers were Amazon, Apple, Bajaj Auto Limited, Flipkart, Goldman Sachs, Google, Hindustan Unilever Limited, Intel Technologies and many more. Also check IIT Roorkee placements 

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IIT Roorkee Ranking

  • Ranked 5 in the ARIIA rankings 2021
  • Ranked 7 for Overall by NIRF 2021
  • Ranked 14 for MBA by NIRF 2021
  • Ranked 1 for Architecture by NIRF 2021
  • Ranked 1 for Architecture by Indiatoday 2021
  • Ranked 6 for Overall by The Week 2021
  • Ranked 383 for Overall by QS 2021
  • Ranked 801 for Overall by US News 2021

IIT Roorkee Courses

IIT Roorkee through its 23 academic departments and 7 centers offers a total of 14 courses. The core areas of study include Engineering, Applied Sciences, Humanities, & Social Sciences, and Management. Admission to all the courses is done via national-level entrance scores only. At the UG level, the institute offers 4 years BTech, 5 years BArch, and dual degree programs. Whereas, IIT Roorkee offers MTech, MDes, MArch, MBA, MSc, and PhD programs at the postgraduate level. Additionally, IIT Roorkee has also started offering PG diploma and advanced certificate programs in Data Science, Machine Learning, and AI. The table below shows the eligibility and selection criteria along with the total fees for IIT Roorkee Admission 2022:

Program Details IIT Roorkee Fees
B.Tech Eligibility: 10+2 in Science Stream with the minimum 60% marks from a reputed board 
Selection: JEE AdvancedJOSAA counselling
INR 8.54 Lacs
B.Arch Eligibility: 10+2 with minimum 75% marks from a reputed board 
Selection: JEE Advanced scores
INR 8.47 Lacs
M.Sc Eligibility: B.Sc or its equivalent from recognized University 
Selection: IIT JAM
INR 40,000
M.Tech./M.Arch./M.U.R.P Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline 
Selection: GATE + COAP Counselling
INR 45,750
MBA Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline with minimum 60% marks in aggregate (55% for SC/ST/PD) 
Selection: CAT + GD/ PI
INR 8.28 Lacs
Ph.D. Eligibility: Master’s degree in relevant discipline with 60% marks (55% for reserved categories) 
Selection: Based on GATE or NET entrance merit
INR 63,500

IIT Roorkee BTech

IIT Roorkee BTech has been ranked 6th among the NIRF 2021 ratings. The total intake capacity of the program is 893 seats. Along with the 4 year BTech program the institute also offers a 5 years integrated MTech (BTech + MTech) program. For the Integrated MTech program, IIT Roorkee offers two additional specialisations: Geophysical Technology and Geological Technology. 

Students pursuing BTech program at IIT Roorkee can also change their branch after the second semester. Any student admitted through the JEE Advanced exam is eligible to change their branch at the end of 1st semester. He/ she must satisfy the specified requirements and should not have failed any of the courses in their 1st semester to become eligible for branch change. 

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IIT Roorkee BTech Cutoff 2022 (Expected)

Given below is the JEE Advanced cutoff 2021 for the IIT Roorkee BTech program. The table shows the opening and closing ranks for the General category students. Candidates applying for the program must go through the cutoff ranks to get an idea about the IIT Roorkee Admission 2022:

Specializations Opening & Closing ranks 2021
Biosciences Bioengineering 5995-7326
Chemical Engineering  3472-4724
Civil Engineering  4215-6418
Computer Science and Engineering  32-414
Electrical Engineering  1410-2074
Electronics and Communication Engineering  734-1421
Engineering Physics 2319-4541
Mechanical Engineering  2246-3759
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 5745-6950
Production and Industrial Engineering 4200-5608

IIT Roorkee MBA

IIT Roorkee MBA ranks at 14 in the Management category of NIRF rankings 2021. The program is offered in 5 specializations by the Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee. The institute charges INR 8.28 lakhs for the 2 year MBA program. The total intake capacity of the MBA program is 95 seats. Selection to the program is based on CAT exam scores along with GD and PI rounds conducted by the Department. Candidates who have completed their bachelor’s degree from IIT with a CGPA of 7.0 and above are exempted from submission of CAT scores for admission. The minimum eligibility for admission is 2 years of working experience and a 95 percentile in the CAT exam. 

Note: IIT Roorkee MBA applications closed. PI shortlist to release soon. Check IIT Roorkee MBA admission 2022

Students graduating with an IIT Roorkee MBA degree are offered various roles like Data Analyst, Deputy Manager, Market Analyst, Management Trainee, Assistant Product Manager, Business Analyst, Associate Consultant, etc. The top recruiters of the MBA program are HCL, KPMG, RBS, Vedanta, ICICI Bank, and Wipro.

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IIT Roorkee MTech

IIT Roorkee offers a two year MTech program at PG level. The institute charges a total fee of INR 45,750 for the MTech program. IIT Roorkee MTech is available in 40 specialisations for three categories of students. The categories are Full-time regular, Full-time Sponsored, and Part-Time Sponsored. Admission to the Full-Time regular MTech program is done via GATE scores and COAP counselling. Admission to the Full-time Sponsored exempts GATE exam score. The candidate is selected for admission based on the performance in the Interview round. Part-time Sponsored candidates are also exempted from both GATE exam scores. The admission under such category is offered to only those candidates who live in Roorkee.The duration of these MTech programs vary as per the modes. 

IIT Roorkee Placement

The IIT Roorkee Placement is carried out in three phases. In Phase 1 the relevant information and job annexure is sent to the companies via email/post. In Phase 2, the placement cell alots a specified date to the company as per the student's ranking. Students sign their willingness by registering for the company of their choice online. In Phase 3, the companies visit the institute campus and conduct their selection process.  

IIT Roorkee finished its placement session 2021-22 and bagged the highest international salary package of INR 2.15 crore on the first day. A total of 13 international offers were made, while three students got a domestic salary offer of INR 1.3-1.8 crore. The institute received 437 offers including pre-placement offers by 35 participating companies on the first day of placement session 2021-22.

IIT Roorkee's top recruiters at 2021-22 placement drive include Amazon, Apple, APT Portfolio Pvt. Ltd., Bajaj Auto Limited, Cairn Oil & Gas, Codenation, Da Vinci Derivatives, Flipkart, Goldman Sachs, Google, Graviton Research Capital LLP, Hindustan Unilever Limited, Infurnia Technologies, Intel Technologies, ITC Ltd., Jaguar Land Rover, JPMC Quant, Mercedes Benz, Micron Technologies Operations India LLP, Microsoft, Millennium Management, nVidia, Oracle, Plutus Research Pvt. Ltd., Quadeye, Qualcomm, QuantBox, SAP Labs, Schlumberger, Sprinklr, Squarepoint Capital, Tata Steel, Texas Instrument, Trexquant, Uber.

IIT Roorkee Placement 2022 Highlights

Particulars Statistics
Total number of job offers 437
Total number of companies participated 35
Total International Offers 13
Highest international package INR 2.15 CPA
Highest domestic package INR 1.8 CPA

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IIT Roorkee Scholarships

The institute presents a wide range of scholarship schemes and financial aid for its students. All the meritorious and needy students can apply for any of the suitable scholarship schemes. Given below are some of the popular IIT Roorkee scholarship schemes offered to students:

  1. James Thomason Scholarship: IITR offers James Thomason Scholarship to students with AIR up to 250. The scholarship will provide INR 25,000 per month to the eligible students who secured a minimum of 8.0 CGPA in each academic year.
  2. SC/ST/PH Scholarship: The institute offers tuition fee waivers to the SC/ST/PH category students. Students are able to get a full tuition fee waiver under this scheme. 
  3. Air CMDR Shyam Chand Mehra Scholarship: IITR offers this scholarship to the BTech girl student of Electrical Engineering. The students who obtain higher CGPA in their 1st and 2nd year will be awarded INR 10,000 per annum. While the students who obtain a higher CGPA in their 4th year will be awarded INR 15,000 per annum. 
  4. Naveen & Anu Jain Scholarship: The IIT Roorkee BTech students whose annual parental income is less than INR 2 lakhs are awarded Nabveen & Anu Jain scholarship. Students under this scheme will be able to get INR 1,000 per month for 10 consecutive months. 

IIT Roorkee Faculty

The Institute is known to have experienced and educated faculty members. Each department invites prospective, motivated, outstanding candidates. Currently, IIT Roorkee faculty includes 369 regular faculty members, 9 Emeritus Fellows, and 17 Scientific and other academic staff. Prof. Ajit K. Chaturvedi is the director of IIT Roorkee and has served the Electronics Engineering Department at IIT BHU. All other faculty members have been conferred with several awards at the national and international levels. Several faculty members had also served on the Editorial Board of international and national journals. 

IIT Roorkee Notable Alumni

IIT Roorkee alumni have achieved prominent profiles in India and abroad. Out of all the IIT Roorkee alumni, 10 have won Padma awards, 25 have won the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science & Technology. Given below are the names of some famous alumni from IIT Roorkee:

Name of Alumni Job Position Degree pursured from IIT Roorkee
IIT Roorkee Alumni- Amit Singhal
Amit Singhal
Former Senior Vice President at Google BTech in CSE
IIT Roorkee Alumni- Jaiprakash Gaur
Jaiprakash Gaur
Former Chairman of the Jaypee Group BTech in Civil Engineering
IIT Roorkee Alumni- Naveen Jain
Naveen Jain
Founder and CEO of InfoSpace BS in Industrial Engineering
IIT Roorkee Alumni- Ajit Gupta
Ajit Gupta
Silicon-Valley based entreprenuer and founder of Aryaka, AAyuja, Jantakhoj, and Speedera Networks. BTech in Electrical Engineering
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Particulars IIT Roorkee IIT Madras
NIRF Ranking 2021 6 1
Highest CTC INR 2.15 CPA INR 70 LPA
Campus Area 358.8 acres 630 acres
Fees INR 8.54 Lacs INR 8.08 Lacs
Seat Intake 1100 951
JEE Advanced Cutoff 32-7326 85-8085
Recruiters Amazon, Flipkart, Microsoft, Jaguar Land Rover  Bajaj Auto, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs

IIT Roorkee FAQs

Ques. What is IIT Roorkee famous for?

Ans. Being the oldest technical institute in Asia, IIT Roorkee is famous for its B.Tech program. IIT Roorkee’s B.Tech program is ranked as 6th best by NIRF 2021. The institute offers admission to the program through JEE Advanced cutoff scores. Also, the IIT Roorkee’s placement offers for B.Tech are touching heights of crores. 

Ques. Which branch is best in IIT Roorkee?

Ans. Indeed all the branches are best at IIT Roorkee. Civil Engineering at IIT Roorkee is considered the best branch. The reason behind being civil engineering famous is the James Thomason Building of the institute. Furthermore, IIT Roorkee’s CSE branch is also good in terms of academic quality, placements, and faculty. 

Ques. What is the rank of IIT Roorkee in the world?

Ans. IIT Roorkee has been ranked at #400 and #383 in the QS World University Rankings 2022 and 2021 respectively. Apart from this, the institute has been featured at the #801 position by US News Rankings 2021.

Ques. What is Cognizance IIT Roorkee?

Ans. Cognizance is the annual technical fest at IIT Roorkee. The fest is run by the students of the institute bringing together the renowned experts of various spheres of academic and the corporate industry.

Ques. How many hostels are there in IIT Roorkee?

Ans. At present, IIT Roorkee has 20 hostels in total. There are 10 boys’ hostels, 3 girls’ hostels, 6 married hostels, and 1 co-ed hostel. Each hostel is well-equipped with modern amenities and necessary facilities.

Ques. How tough is it to get in IIT Roorkee?

Ans. IITs are known to conduct very competitive examinations namely JEE Main and GATE for admission in B.Tech, M.Sc, and Integrated B.Sc. These exams are taken by more than 4,00,000 students out of which only 2% or 4% of students get admitted to IITs. IIT Roorkee contains the best among the best young minds across the nation. 

Ques. What is the reservation policy followed in IIT Roorkee admission?

Ans. IIT Roorkee admission process reserves 15% seats for Scheduled Caste (SC), 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST) and 3% for Persons with Disability (PwD) in every course.

Ques. What are the integrated courses offered at IIT Roorkee?

Ans. IIT Roorkee Integrated courses include Dual Degree Programmes of 5 years duration, Integrated Masters of Technology (IMT), and Integrated Masters of Science (IMS). Admission to B.Tech+M.Tech courses are offered through the Joint Entrance Examination(JEE). 

Ques. What is the application procedure for IIT Roorkee admission 2022?

Ans. For admission to IIT Roorkee is entirely online. All the qualifying examination forms are to be filled at respective official websites along with the IIT Roorkee admission form for the particular course. Candidates need to submit the required documents online, in addition to the application fee. 

Ques. Which is better: IIT Kanpur or IIT Roorkee?

Ans. Recently it was reported that IIT Kanpur scored higher in 3 areas, i.e. Work-life balance, % Recommend to a friend, and Positive Business Outlook whereas IIT Roorkee scored higher in 6 areas, i.e. Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, and CEO Approval.

Ques. What is special about the IIT Roorkee campus?

Ans. IIT Roorkee’s main campus is located in Roorkee City in Haridwar District in the state of Uttarakhand, India. The Institute was initially built to train people for the construction of the Ganga Canal and Aqueducts for which the city is famous.