- Applications open for Ph.D. Admission (Autumn Semester 2020-21). End Date: 3rd April 2020 (5.00 p.m.) Posted On: 16 Mar, 2020
- Research publication on Wavelet entropy-based evaluation of intrinsic predictability of time series by Ravi Kumar Guntu (Ph. D. Scholar) and Ankit Agarwal (Assistant Professor) in Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science Posted On: 12 Mar, 2020
- CPCB Sponsored course "Carbon Sequestration Estimation and Nitrogen Footprint Assessment" [March 23-25, 2020] scheduled at Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee. Posted On: 11 Mar, 2020
- National Hydrology Project Sponsored 2nd Course on 'River Discharge Estimation Using Non-Contact Hydrometric Techniques' from 17 to 21 February, 2020 Posted On: 20 Feb, 2020
- Roorkee Water Conclave being jointly organised by NIH and IIT Roorkee on 26-28 February 2020 Posted On: 20 Feb, 2020
- Second Bharat Singh Endowment Lecture in Hydrology on 'Entropy Theory and its Application in Hydrologic Engineering' delivered by Prof V. P. Singh on 24th February 2020 Posted On: 20 Feb, 2020
ABOUT THE INSTITUTE AND THE DEPARTMENT
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee has its roots in the Roorkee College established in 1847 as the first engineering college in India, which was soon rechristened as Thomason College of Civil Engineering in 1854 after its mentor James Thomason. After about 100 years of distinguished services, the college was elevated to University of Roorkee as the first Engineering University of independent India on November 25, 1949. On 21 September, 2001, the university was converted into an IIT by the Government of India. It has now 21 academic departments/centres offering 12 undergraduate courses in engineering and architecture, 3 dual degree programmes in engineering and over 48 postgraduate courses in engineering, architecture, sciences, computer applications and business administration besides research programmes at doctoral level.
The Department of Hydrology is one among the 21 academic departments of the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. The Department came into existence with the inception of the International Post Graduate Course in Hydrology in 1972, being the first such a programme in a developing country. The courses, offered by the Department are presently sponsored by the Government of India and the UNESCO. The Department has eight dedicated full time faculty members having specializations in surface water hydrology (Floods, Droughts), water resources systems, watershed management, Geo-hydrology, ground water geophysics, stochastic hydrology, hydro-informatics, environmental hydrology, atmospheric physics, climate change etc.