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  • Meet Prof. Ajit K Chaturvedi, new director of IIT-Mandi
    Date: 01 Jul 2020
    Professor Timothy A Gonsalves, founding director, completes over a decade at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi. Gonsalves will hand over the charge to Prof Ajit K Chaturvedi, director, IIT-Roorkee, as the acting director with effect from July 1, as per a statement by the institute.
  • IIT Roorkee has been making cities earthquake resistant since 1960
    Date: 01 Jul 2020
    The National Capital Region has witnessed around a dozen earthquakes in the past two months with the latest series in early June causing panic among the millions living in this region. Delhi’s resident worried about what needs to be done to keep themselves safe. M L Sharma, professor at the department of earthquake engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee spoke to Careers360 about safety measures, IIT Roorkee’s programme in earthquake engineering and the phenomenon itself. Edited excerpts follow.
  • IIT Roorkee Launches A Global Alumni Network
    Date: 29 Jun 2020
    IIT Roorkee has launched a global alumni network to facilitate communication between the alumni members and the institute through a single window. The network will be managed by alumni volunteers of the institute.
  • AIIMS Rishikesh calls Prana-Vayu ventilator successful in terms of medical technology
    Date: 23 Jun 2020
    The “Prana-Vayu” ventilator is specially designed to keep the cost low and at the same time to incorporate all the features of an advanced ICU ventilator in it. AIIMS Rishikesh has called this ventilator successful in terms of medical technology after due testing done in various medical conditions. This ventilator was developed about two-and-a-half-months ago in joint collaboration with IIT Roorkee and AIIMS Rishikesh. The ‘Prana-Vayu’ ventilator can be used for various life-threatening medical conditions requiring a life support system.
  • IIT Roorkee team develops a new algorithm for brain tumours
    Date: 11 Jun 2020
    Indian computer scientists working with an NRI counterpart in Japan have developed a new machine-learning algorithm that brings better accuracy in classifying a common type of brain tumours into low or high-grade categories, arming medical oncologists with better tools to offer more effective treatment.
  • IIT Roorkee Stands 1st In Citations Per Faculty
    Date: 10 Jun 2020
    The high score (92.7) on citations per faculty puts IIT Roorkee in the league of the top 20 universities worldwide and reflects the high impact research carried out by faculty in their respective research areas, the statement said.
  • IIT Roorkee Starts Application Process For PhD Programme Under PMRF
    Date: 09 Jun 2020
    Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) commenced the admission process for a PhD programme under Prime Minister's Research Fellowship (PMRF) through a direct entry channel for twenty academic departments, one academic centre and two centres of excellence at IIT Roorkee. The objective of the PMRF programme is to attract the best talent into research thereby realizing the vision of development through innovation.
  • IIT Roorkee Spring Semester 2019-20: In New Completion Plan
    Date: 01 Jun 2020
    New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) has announced a 2019-2020 semester completion plan. In the new plan, as a one-time measure due to the unavoidable situations arising out of the coronavirus pandemic, performance of the students in the Spring Semester 2019- 20 would not be counted for academic performance-based termination of programs, slow pace programs, and towards any other such “clauses”.
  • IIT Roorkee’s constant effort to combat COVID crisis
    Date: 22 May 2020
    With an array of healthcare products to help the medical fraternity combat the COVID-19 crisis, IIT Roorkee’s gesture can bring in a change to the health sector Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), has played a proactive role to help healthcare workers fight against the deadly coronavirus and has developed a slew of products.
  • IIT Roorkee Develops Sterilization System For Common-Use Accessories In Public Places
    Date: 11 May 2020
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has developed a first-of-its-kind continuously operated sterilization system for everyday accessories to reduce the transmission risk of COVID-19. This machine, according to a statement released by the Institute, can be used for the disinfection of common-use accessories such as electronic gadgets (mobiles, watches, wireless gadgets) and metallic and plastic accessories (wallets, keys, spectacles, bags).
  • IIT Roorkee to conduct webinar talking about careers in AI, machine learning
    Date: 09 May 2020
    In an endeavour to upskill the youth and promote e-learning during the COVID-19 lockdown, IIT Roorkee had launched an Advanced Certification Course on Deep Learning at It is an advanced course on deep learning and would cover cutting edge techniques applicable to audio processing, image processing, video processing, self-driving cars etc.
  • MEI Young Person's Award to Nikhil Dhawan 2019
    Date: 07 May 2020
    Nikhil was nominated by three eminent mineral processors, Prof. Jan Miller, of the University of Utah, USA, Prof. B.K. Mishra, Director of IIT Goa, and Dr. Pradip, Chief Scientist at Tata Research Development and Design Centre, India. Nikhil Dhawan obtained a Bachelor of Engineering (Metallurgical Engineering) with First Class Honours from Punjab Engineering College, in 2008. His Ph.D on the Modelling of Crushed Ore Agglomeration for Heap Leach Operations, was conferred by the University of Utah in 2013.
  • IIT-Roorkee holds online lessons for speech and hearing-impaired students
    Date: 05 May 2020
    To support differently-abled students amid the COVID-19 lockdown, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee is offering online lessons for hearing impaired students. These courses are aimed at those who are also part of the marginalised sections of society. IIT-Roorkee claims to have arranged internet access as well as smartphones for these students to facilitate e-learning. The instructor’s recorded videos on lessons will be played for students, the institute informed.
  • IIT Roorkee Host SPARK Summer Internship Program In Online Mode
    Date: 05 May 2020
    In view of the Covid-19 situation, IIT Roorkee is hosting the SPARK summer internship program in the online mode with interns working remotely. Over 65 interns have joined the internships offered under the SPARK program and are working remotely. Now in its third year, SPARK program has gained in popularity with over 15,000 online applications. Selected interns are from prestigious institutes of the country, with a large majority from IITs and NITs. Interns will be provided with an attractive fellowship of Rs 2,500/week. In addition to institute fellowship, many other interns were also supported by the design and innovation centre (DIC) and other project funds.
  • COVID19 has given us the opportunity to prepare for the future And the future is Virtual Classrooms
    Date: 25 Apr 2020
    Novel Coronavirus also is known as COVID-19 has taken over the world. The pandemic causing viral diseases has affected world economies to an extent that were unseen and undetectable by anyone. One particular sector, which was massively affected by the disease is the Education Sector of India. Due to the nationwide lockdown, the education sector has come to a halt; students and teachers are unable to participate in physical classrooms and are advised to use virtual mediums for teaching purposes.
  • IIT Roorkee launches online course to upskill students, professionals
    Date: 20 Apr 2020
    IIT Roorkee has launched an advanced certification course on Deep Learning at Cloudxlab to upskill the youth and promote e-learning during the COVID-19 lockdown. “COVID-19 has triggered a nationwide lockdown. This is the best time for the youth as well as others to upskill themselves. This initiative will be attractive for users who aim to excel in the technical field,” said Professor Ajit K. Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee.
  • IIT-Roorkee on how farmers should do farming in the times of Covid -19
    Date: 09 Apr 2020
    With farmers getting exemptions during lockdown restrictions to harvest crops and related agriculture works, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee has come up with specific do’s and don’ts for farmers so that they can do farming in the times of COVID-19 . Specially drafted advisory is being circulated through various communication means to the farmers by the premier institute’s agriculture and technical cell on a regular basis to assist them in their work.
  • Is It A Viable Method To Shield The Country's Economy From The Impact Of The Global Epidemic?
    Date: 30 Mar 2020
    Global economy and particularly Indian economy was passing through a tough time. Estimations in the month of February 2020 were expecting growth of Indian economy at 5%. Now it is difficult to estimate any number. It is a clear indication that Government of India is more concerned to stop the spread of virus and to ensure basic livelihood to bottom of pyramid population during this period of lockdown. On the other hand, RBI is concerned with stabilising the economy, controlling the inflation, maintaining sufficient liquidity, monitoring the economic indicators, and so on.
  • IIT Roorkee-incubated startup offers free interactive books during lockdown
    Date: 28 Mar 2020
    A TIDES, IIT Roorkee-incubated startup TBS Planet Comics Studio is offering interactive comics free of cost to entertain kids during the quarantine period in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The comics are available in six vernacular languages namely Hindi, English, Telugu, Kannada, Bangla, Marathi thereby aiding kids to hone their linguistic skills
  • IIT Roorkee signs MoU with IIPA for collaboration
    Date: 17 Mar 2020
    The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) for collaboration in the field of development planning, public administration, training and conducting scientific research.
  • IIT Roorkee signs MoU with National Institute of Design Haryana
    Date: 03 Mar 2020
    In order to foster academic collaboration and provide opportunities to students and faculty members to enhance their domain knowledge, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Institute of Design Haryana (NIDH). Prof. Ajit K. Chaturvedi, Director-IIT Roorkee, and Prof. Vanita Ahuja, Director-NIDH, signed the MoU, which will remain effective for a period of three years and can be renewed with mutual consent.
  • IIT Roorkee, Dehradun Smart City Ltd sign MoU for city's makeover
    Date: 29 Feb 2020
    Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee on Saturday signed an MoU with Dehradun Smart City Ltd here to improve public transport, traffic management and drainage system design in the city, an official said. Under the MoU, IIT-R will provide services and research on different aspects of urban planning, including electric mobility plan, public transport system, traffic plan, energy saving plans, storm water drainage, water drainage plan and water harvesting, to DSCL, the official said.
  • Institute lecture by Padmavibhushan Dr. Kasturirangan at IIT Roorkee
    Date: 27 Feb 2020
    IIT Roorkee organized an institute lecture by Padmavibhushan Dr Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan at the premises of Biotechnology department auditorium on the evening of 26th February. The title of the lecture was “Towards a 21st Century Knowledge Society”. The talk witnessed enthusiastic participation of more than 100 students. Dr Kasturirangan addressed some important elements related to transforming India into a knowledge society consistent with the 21st century aspirational goals, recognizing that such a society would be a key enabler for economic growth and prosperity.
  • IIT Roorkee and NIH Roorkee hold three-day conclave on water management
    Date: 26 Feb 2020
    Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee ((IIT-R) and National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee (NIH-R) jointly launched a three-day long conclave on water management on Wednesday. Around 400 participants from the country and abroad have come to attend the event, whose theme is “hydrological aspects of climate change”.
  • IIT Roorkee Hosts National Social Summit 2020
    Date: 17 Feb 2020
    The opening ceremony took place on 14th February 2020 at the MAC Auditorium of the campus, where Chief Guest Sonam Wangchuk, Founder SEMCOL, gave the keynote speech, and the Guest of Honor was Krishna Kumar Gupta, Founder Volunteer, NSS. The event commenced with the "Kulgeet" followed by lamp lighting ceremony. Following presentation of a brief background on the NSS-IITR activities and aims of the Social Summit presentation by the Joint Secretary of NSS and Convener of National Social Summit the faculty advisor Prof Pranita Sarangi started the guest presentation with a warm welcome to all and congratulated all delegates for becoming a part of this social and unique event which brings like-minded NSS volunteers to discuss socially relevant issues to fulfill the objective "Not for me but for the nation".
  • IIT Roorkee and DST aim to bring gender parity in STEM
    Date: 13 Feb 2020
    Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and The Department of Science and Technology (DST) have collaborated to bring gender parity in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) through Vigyan Jyoti Scheme. The launch event of the scheme happened on 13th February 2020. The Chief Guest of the event was Mr. Sonam Wangchuk, Founder, SEMCOL and the Guest of Honour was Prof. Ajit K. Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee.
  • IIT Roorkee organized Institute Lecture Series on Gross Environment Product
    Date: 12 Feb 2020
    The environment reports of United Nation on water, air and health are threatening. Soon in India too, 11 big cities will face water crisis. These reports conclude that if by 2050 necessary measures are not taken, the human race will be affected severely. An ethical development principal demands equal emphasis an ecology and economy of the Nation. An ecological growth measure should be defined and reported. This measure will report the growth in forest, richness of soil, recharging of river as well as improved air quality. This collectively can be defined as Gross Environment Product (GEP). GDP along with GEP will be a true growth measure of the Nation and will take the country towards a true sustainable growth. Hence, IIT Roorkee hosted the Lecture Series on GEP.
  • IIT Roorkee hosted Virasat 2020 organized by SPIC MACAY heritage club
    Date: 05 Feb 2020
    IIT Roorkee hosted Virasat 2020 organized by SPIC MACAY heritage club which is being celebrated at IIT Roorkee from 1st February to 9th February 2020. On the first day, Odissi dance was presented by Smt. Madhavi Mudgal. The concert commenced with the lightening of Deepshikha by Prof. A S Maurya along with volunteers. Madhvi Ji introduced the audience to the structure of Natya Shastra which encourages the follow up of rich Indian culture.
  • IIT Roorkee, BEL introduce security surveillance system
    Date: 05 Feb 2020
    The wireless security tracking can be used in public as well as private establishments for prevention of crime, check violation of privacy and protection of a process etc. The app will include features like location tracking for security purposes, military intelligence used for border-patrol and suspicious activity detection.
  • IIT-Roorkee invites applications for MBA programme
    Date: 23 Jan 2020
    The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Roorkee) has released a notification inviting interested, eligible candidates to apply for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme. The two-year MBA programme is designed to impart knowledge of core management concepts and techniques in the first year, which is upgraded to advanced knowledge and skills in the areas of specialization opted by the students in the final year.
  • NSS and IIT Roorkee successfully celebrated 31st national road safety week
    Date: 20 Jan 2020
    Over 1.51 lakh people lose their lives every year in our country in road accidents, and many are debilitated. Thus, road accidents cause immense economic hardship and emotional trauma of numerous families. In association with the Indian Road Safety Campaign (IRSC) IIT Roorkee chapter, the National Service Scheme (NSS), IIT Roorkee organized multiple events to increase awareness about the road safety during 31st National Road Safety Week which is celebrated from 11th January 2020 till 17th January 2020, on the theme "Bringing Change Through Youth."
  • MoU Signed Between Ministry Of Road Transport & Highways, IRC & IIT Roorkee
    Date: 14 Jan 2020
    Today Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee signed an MOU with Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Govt. of India (MoRTH) and Indian Roads Congress (IRC), New Delhi. The MOU was signed by Shri S.K. Nirmal, Secretary-General IRC, New Delhi, Shri I K Pandey DG(RD) & Special Secretary Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Govt. of India (MoRTH) and Prof. M. Parida Deputy Director, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee.
  • IIT Roorkee Unveils An All-Terrain Vehicle Created By Their Students
    Date: 10 Jan 2020
    IIT Roorkee unveils an All-Terrain Vehicle designed and built by the official off-road racing team of the Institute called KNOx. The All-Terrain Vehicle has been designed and built every year by the undergrads of IIT Roorkee for safe subjugation of extreme pathways. The live demonstration also took place on a track prepared outside the MAC Auditorium.
  • IIT Roorkee organizes Inter IIT Tech Meet 8.0
    Date: 19 Dec 2019
    The TechMeet is an annual technological competition open to all IITs across India. IIT Roorkee is hosting the 8th edition of the Tech Meet with a vision of Empathy, Innovation, and Impact, they hope to solve problems of societal relevance and industrial importance through this PAN IIT Meet.
  • IITRoorkee Organizes 13th National Conference On Solid State Ionics
    Date: 17 Dec 2019
    One of the massive challenges of the 21st century is the development of efficient and sustainable means of energy conversion, distribution, and storage. Solid State Ionics (the study of ionic-electronic mixed conductor and fully ionic conductors) based devices are playing a key role in such challenging scenarios, especially for transportation and bulk electricity generation which provides an alternative solution to pollutions, greenhouse effect, and dependency on oil-producing countries.
  • IITRoorkee organized International Conference on Future Cities from 11th to 13th December
    Date: 11 Dec 2019
    IIT Roorkee organized the ‘International Conference on Future Cities’ from 11th December to 13th December to explore the strategies for sustainable management of future settlements of urban areas. The Department of Architecture and Planning of IIT Roorkee along with the Institute of Spatial Planning and Environment research, Panchkula held this three-day conference to recognize the key research and knowledge gaps with regard to development of cities. The objective of this conference was to encourage research on future planning theories and findings in urban and rural development. The motto of this conference was to inspire global and regional research to shape the way for effective and inclusive urban practices. It also provided a platform for academicians, practitioners to integrate and learn from each other.
  • Novel molecule to combat multidrug-resistant bacteria
    Date: 07 Dec 2019
    Screening a small-molecule library of about 11,000 compounds, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee identified a potent molecule that exhibits broadspectrum bactericidal activity against multidrug-resistant bacteria — Escherichia coli, Acinetobacter baumannii, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The molecule also shows antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus and diarrhoea causing Clostridium difficile.
  • IIT Roorkee organizes 43rd National Systems Conference on Innovative and Emerging Trends in Engineering Systems
    Date: 06 Dec 2019
    NSC is an annual event of the Systems Society of India devoted to strengthening the systems movement and its applications. The first NSC was organized in 1973 to help create awareness of systems engineering methodologies among planners, designers, builders and operation managers. In the past four decades, NSC has earned distinction as the flagship conference of systems movement and has attracted wide participation from India and abroad.
  • IIT Roorkee team wins UST's D3code
    Date: 03 Dec 2019
    IIT Roorkee team wins UST’s D3Code. Participants were challenged to solve complex problems with respect to various parameters like innovation, design thinking, and programming skills etc. D3 (Dream, Develop and Disrupt) is UST Global's annual developer conference where the brightest minds meet to learn and develop digital and coding.
  • IIT Roorkee graduate bags salary package of Rs 1.54 crore
    Date: 02 Dec 2019
    In the ongoing placement season across the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), a student from IIT-Roorkee has bagged the highest salary package among the campus of Rs 1.54 crore. The student is placed in an international firm. Among Indian recruiters, the highest package offered to an IIT-Roorkee student is Rs 62.28 lakh.
  • IIT Roorkee, APL Apollo Collaborate For Joint Research, Training
    Date: 29 Nov 2019
    IIT Roorkee and APL Apollo Tubes Limited (APL Apollo), ERW steel pipes manufacturer, signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide a platform for research and training facilities to both IIT Roorkee students and APL Apollo personnel, besides recruitment. The MoU also aims at providing sponsorships to IIT Roorkee for key projects and prominent research work. The collaboration is further aimed at fostering innovative designs as per the ever-changing requirements of the future, simultaneously training of APL Apollo employees by IIT Roorkee.
  • IIT Roorkee Awarded For “Excellence in Internationalization Of Education”
    Date: 28 Nov 2019
    IIT Roorkee was recognized for ‘Excellence in Internationalization of Education’ at the 6th FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards 2019 held at the Lalit hotel, New Delhi on 27th November 2019. FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards were instituted in 2014 to recognize and felicitate the achievements and excellent work done by institutions and individuals who have set benchmarks of excellence and are doing inspirational and exemplary work in the higher education space.
  • IIT Roorkee bags Study in India high performer partner institute award
    Date: 27 Nov 2019
    ‘Study in India’ nominated IIT Roorkee for the Felicitation during GES 2019. The ‘Study in India’ programme’s primary objective is to target foreign students by branding India as an attractive education destination. As per the existing Government framework, provisions of 10-15% supernumerary seats for foreign students are there.
  • IIT Roorkee confers distinguished alumnus awards and distinguished young alumunus awards 2019
    Date: 27 Nov 2019
    IIT Roorkee celebrated Foundation Day and also conferred the Distinguished Alumnus Awards 2019 to the alumni of IIT Roorkee. The event was held at the MAC auditorium, IIT Roorkee campus Mr. Mohinder L. Nayyar, who is a graduate of 1966 batch and a Distinguished Alumnus Awardee of 2016, was the chief guest at the event. The event was also attended by more than 140 alumni of 1969 batch and their family members who are on the campus to celebrate their Golden Jubilee Reunion.
  • IITRoorkee inks MoU with National Institute of Hydrology
    Date: 15 Nov 2019
    MoU between IITRoorkee & @NIH_Hydrology will strengthen #RnD in the areas of hydrology, hydropower & water resources and build a common pool of highly qualified researchers & scientists to boost research & innovation in the allied fields.
  • IIT Roorkee announces Distinguished Alumnus Awards (DAA) and Distinguished Young Alumnus Awards (DYAA), 2019
    Date: 24 Oct 2019
    IIT Roorkee announced its Distinguished Alumnus Awards today. Each year the award is presented to alumni of IIT Roorkee (or its predecessor, the University of Roorkee) to recognize their outstanding contributions in their chosen careers. Over the years, the students graduating from the institute have achieved excellence and stature in industry, business, government, academic and research institutions, or as successful entrepreneurs.
    Date: 15 Oct 2019
    On 15th October 2019, at 11 am IIT Roorkee inaugurated a one of its kind café, SHIRU CAFÉ, located in front of the new LHC complex. It is a special café which is run by sponsorships from more than 120 companies all over the world. And because of that, they serve all the residents of the IIT Roorkee Campus with beverages (Tea, Coffee, Lassi and different flavours of Juices), all for free! One can order drinks up to 3 times a day.
  • Sanskriti Ladies Club IIT Roorkee organizes Diwali Carnival
    Date: 15 Oct 2019
    As per the tradition of previous years, the Sanskriti club is organizing fete this year also... This fete is organized by members of the executive committee with the help of other club members. The main attraction of this event is various competitions for the children...Such as dance competition, drawing competition, fancy dress competition. Winners are rewarded by roundtable guests. Apart from that, stalls of eatables and games are also displayed by club members. The fund raised by this event is donated for the education of poor and under privileged students which is the aim of this event.
  • Six researchers to be awarded prestigious IIT Roorkee Research award
    Date: 12 Oct 2019
    Six researchers including Suvendra Nath Bhattacharya from Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB) and Neelesh B. Mehta of Indian Institute of Science will be awarded the prestigious IIT Roorkee research awards it was announced here on Saturday. The IIT Roorkee research awards also include the Khosla National awards.
  • IIT Roorkee hosts India's first ever International Workshop on Hydrokinetic technology
    Date: 10 Oct 2019
    Hydrokinetic technology is analogous to wind technology and capture the kinetic energy. In order to create awareness about this technology, Department of Hydro and Renewable Energy, IIT Roorkee took the step of organizing India’s first International workshop on Hydrokinetic technology on 10th and 11th October at IIT Roorkee Campus.
  • President Awards Medals To 9 Students At IIT Roorkee Annual Convocation
    Date: 04 Oct 2019
    President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday awarded prestigious awards to nine meritorious students of IIT Roorkee as the premier institution held its 19th annual convocation here. This is the first time in the history of the institution that more than 300 students are being awarded their PhD degrees.
  • IIT Roorkee announced as Winner of Two of the “Indian Research Excellence – Citation Awards 2019”
    Date: 30 Sep 2019
    he India Research Excellence – Citation Awards are part of the ongoing efforts by Clarivate Analytics to recognize and honor research excellence in the country and are announced once every 2 or 3 years. These awards recognize Individuals and Institutions who have made outstanding pioneering research contribution in designated categories and have had significant influence over the research in that area.
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee celebrated Himalayan Day
    Date: 09 Sep 2019
    Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee celebrated Himalayan Day on 9th September 2019 at Biotech Auditorium, Biotechnology Department with the enthusiastic participation of students, faculty and environment enthusiasts. This one day event captured three major activities such as inaugural ceremony and address of the Chief Guest, Prof. Ruchi Badola, presentations of IIT Roorkee professors and panel discussion on Himalayan biodiversity, climate change and the environmental hazards in Himalayan.
  • IIT Roorkee Celebrates Teachers’ day
    Date: 06 Sep 2019
    IIT Roorkee celebrated Teachers’ Day on 5th September at O.P. Jain Auditorium. The program started with a tribute to late Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. The Chief Guest of the event was Prof. Surendra Kumar Kaushik, former faculty, Department of Civil Engineering. Director of IIT Roorkee Prof. Ajit K. Chaturvedi was also present on this occasion.
  • Microsoft and IIT Roorkee collaborate to augment learning on quantum computing
    Date: 30 Aug 2019
    Reinforcing its commitment to help introduce new technologies to academia, Microsoft Garage India has partnered with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee to conduct lectures on quantum computing for a full semester. IIT’s BTech and MTech students can choose the course as a pool elective. The course, which has been structured by IIT Roorkee and Microsoft, will provide the students, access to Q# Programming Language practical examples, Microsoft Quantum Development Kit and Microsoft Quantum Faculty.
  • IIT Roorkee Hosts N Khosla Endowed Lecture Series On River Water Disputes
    Date: 20 Aug 2019
    IIT Roorkee, recently, inaugurated the A. N. Khosla Endowment Lecture Series on River Water Disputes. The first guest lecture was given by KG Ranga Raju. The Department of Water Resources Development and Management was established in 1955 as a training centre in water resources development for Asia, Africa, and the Far East countries. The centre was established at the University of Roorkee on November 25, 1955, and founded by Dr. A N Khosla.
  • IIT Roorkee to aid GMDA in designing comprehensive water management plan
    Date: 29 Jul 2019
    The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has roped in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee to prepare a comprehensive water management plan for the Gurugram. The decision by the agency comes at a time when the public agency is not only looking to conserve water but also improve the water supply network in the city. IIT, Roorkee, has earlier worked on water and recycled water management plans for Noida and Greater Noida, Chennai and other cities.
  • IIT Roorkee & MPRRA sign MoU on road development
    Date: 27 Jul 2019
    IIT Roorkee signed an MoU with Madhya Pradesh Rural Road Academy located at Bhopal, with a view to strengthen mutual cooperation and collaboration in the area of road network planning, design, construction and operation. This collaboration will be a step forward in the direction of academia – industry interaction.
  • IIT Roorkee installs solar system to make local school energy self-sufficient
    Date: 17 Jul 2019
    The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-R), of Trento, Italy along with IIT-Delhi have installed solar units in a local school to free it of its dependence on conventional energy. In a first-of-its-kind project in Uttarakhand, the energy needs of the school for cooking mid day meals, as well as powering electric bulbs, fans and gadgets are all being fulfilled by a system installed by the tech institutes.
  • IIT Roorkee Sign Mou With Instituo Superior Tećnico
    Date: 27 Jun 2019
    IIT Roorkee signed an MoU with Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), school of engineering in Portugal. The existing collaboration between IITR and IST, at the research level, will be fortified and expanded to promote student and faculty exchanges, joint degree programs, and curriculum development.
  • IIT Roorkee Hosts Poster Session Showcasing Work Of Spark Interns
    Date: 22 Jun 2019
    IIT Roorkee hosted a vibrant poster session on 21st June 2019 at its lecture hall, showcasing the work of SPARK Interns. SPARK is a new summer internship initiative of IIT Roorkee, aiming to attract and nurture undergraduates from all over India including IIT Roorkee students with the objective to provide research exposure. The event included the second batch of Spark Interns who showcased their work and the event saw a large participation.
  • IITRoorkee Organizes a Seed ball making event to spread Greenery to Barren lands
    Date: 20 Jun 2019
    IIT Roorkee hosted a seed ball making event at the IIT Roorkee Nursery on 15thand 16thJune 2019.The event for seed ball making was organized to ready the seed balls. These were balls made out of mud embedded with seeds of trees to be grown. The raw materials that comprised of sieved earth mixed with manure and seeds were provided by the institute itself.
  • IIT Roorkee Wins Eat Right Campus Award From Fssai On World Food Safety Day 2019
    Date: 19 Jun 2019
    IIT Roorkee won the “Eat Right Campus” award in the presence of Honourable Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Dr Harsh Verdhan, Honourable Minister of State, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Mr Ashwin Kumar Choubey and Chief Executive officer (CEO), FSSAI Mr Pawan Agarwal on the occasion of First World Food Safety Day.
  • IIT Roorkee and IIT (BHU) join hands to launch a new department of architecture and planning
    Date: 13 Jun 2019
    IIT Roorkee and IIT (BHU) signed an MoU for mentoring, academic support and guidance of the new Department of Architecture and Planning at IIT (BHU), Varanasi. The Institutes will undertake activities which include exchange of scientific & technical information, collaborative research activities, faculty & staff visits, joint supervision of Post Graduate (including Ph.D) students, joint organisation of seminars & conferences and sharing the databank of information through their libraries.
  • This glowing sensor can sniff out explosives
    Date: 29 May 2019
    Nitroaromatics are industrial class chemicals used widely in making dyes, pesticides and polymers. However, they also form the primary compounds of explosives such as TNT, which are hazardous chemicals, hard to detect, and pose civilian as well as military safety threat.
  • Modified charkha developed by IIT Roorkee claims to offer more yield, less effort
    Date: 21 May 2019
    The Bageshwari charkha has been in use since 1926 to spin wool, which is one of the main sources of income for many rural people of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. A regular hand-operated charkha yields 70-80 gm of yarn in an hour, producing around 600 gm in eight hours, which earns the weaver Rs 90 to Rs150 per day. However, a modified version of the charkha, developed by Rural Technology Action Group (RuTAG) at the department of Hydro Renewal Energy (HRED), IIT Roorkee, claims to double the amount of wool produced by the device, while lessening the effort that goes into operating it.
  • IIT Roorkee introduced “Prof OD Thapar Endowed Lecture Series”
    Date: 25 Apr 2019
    On 22nd April 2019 The first lecture of Prof OD Thapar Endowed Lecture Series by Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) – a distinguished alumnus of IITR (1979 batch), took place to discuss the rapid changes in the Indian electricity Sector .
  • IIT Roorkee researchers identify new method to detect breast and ovarian cancer
    Date: 16 Apr 2019
    Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee have identified a new method to detect two of the worst forms of cancer in women – breast and ovarian cancer. The research team, led by Professor Kiran Ambatipudi from the institute’s biotechnology department, identified certain proteins present in the saliva which act as potential biomarkers indicative of breast and ovarian cancer metastasis.
  • IIT ROORKEE hosted 1st International Conference on Unmanned Aerial System in Geomatics
    Date: 08 Apr 2019
    The 1st International Conference on Unmanned Aerial System in Geomatics (UASG-2019) was held in Greater Noida Extension Centre by Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee on April 06-07, 2019 with an aim to bring together experts in photogrammetry and remote sensing, surveying, robotics, computer vision, artificial intelligence, aerospace engineering, geosciences and various UAS user communities.
  • IIT Roorkee organized a National Workshop on “DESIGN THINKING”
    Date: 27 Mar 2019
    This workshop on ‘Design Thinking’ was inspired by the participatory learning where the user of the product or service for whom it is intended to design is the center of all activities. The whole workshop was divided into six sessions of activities and lectures.
  • IIT Roorkee coordinating MoU Exchange between Govt of India and World Bank
    Date: 11 Mar 2019
    IIT Roorkee spearheaded an MoU exchanging ceremony between the Govt. of India Department of Science and Technology and World bank, at India International Centre, as cooperation on strengthening of African Centre of Excellences in western, eastern and southern Africa by way of supporting the capacity building through knowledge transfer for number of students and female students enrolled in ACEs masters and PhD programs.
  • IIT Roorkee hosts Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2019
    Date: 03 Mar 2019
    IIT Roorkee recently organized the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2019, Software Edition and hosted the event between 2nd and 3rd of March 2019. There were 48 nodal centres all over India and IIT Roorkee was chosen as one of them.
  • Jindal Stainless, IIT-Roorkee ink pact to impart to students knowledge on stainless steel grades
    Date: 21 Feb 2019
    IIT Roorkee has decided to institutionalise an elective course (optional course) on stainless steel and advanced carbon special steel for the fourth year B.Tech and PG students of the Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering. The duration course will be 3.5 months. The course is expected to commence from July 2019. The Architecture and Planning Department of IIT Roorkee will be introducing courses on stainless steel modules in March 2019." Jindal Stainless said.
  • IIT Roorkee & ISET organises Symposium on Earthquake Engineering
    Date: 31 Dec 2018
    Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Department of Earthquake Engineering and The Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (ISET) held the16th Symposium on Earthquake Engineeringfrom December 20-22, 2018to discuss and evaluate the current earthquake resistant design practices and suggest enhancement/modifications to various agencies in the country for implementation.
  • IIT Roorkee’s new warning system claims to alert before earthquake strikes
    Date: 27 Dec 2018
    Scientists at IIT Roorkee claim to have developed an earthquake early warning system that can alert people up to a minute before the quake strikes. Advertising The system, already deployed in some areas of Uttarakhand, consists of a network of sensors that detect different types of seismic waves travelling through the layers of the Earth after a quake.
  • IIT Roorkee Organises First International Conclave On Energy Storage Devices
    Date: 15 Dec 2018
    IIT Roorkee recently held an international meeting and industry-academia conclave on Energy Storage Devices (IMESD). A first of its kind, the conclave was organised by Department of Physics, IIT Roorkee, titled 'Energy Storage Devices: Recent Advances and Future Challenges'. More than 300 participants representing 14 countries took part in the event held from December 10 to 12.
  • IIT Roorkee hosts First Pan IIT International Management Conference
    Date: 03 Dec 2018
    he management schools of various IITs: Bombay, Delhi, Madras and Roorkee have been consistently scoring well in the NIRF ranking. In an attempt to collectively promote and create a Pan-IIT Management School brand, six IITs offering Management education, initiated PAN IIT International Management conference.
  • Seaweed-silver combo can fight drug-resistant bacteria in biofilms
    Date: 03 Dec 2018
    Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-Roorkee) have developed a new eco-friendly nanocomposite that promises to help fight the problem of such antibiotic resistance more effectively. The newly synthesized nanocomposite is capable of penetrating these biofilms and kill microbes.
  • IIT Roorkee placements: Microsoft top recruiter, highest package at Rs 1.5 crore
    Date: 01 Dec 2018
    Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) has received maximum offers from Microsoft with 22 offers including 3 international offers and 9 PPOs, taking the maximum 31 offers. The institute started its placement today (December 1). The highest salary in domestic was at Rs 47 lakh and the international package offered was Rs 1.5 crore.
  • IIT Roorkee and CSIR-NCL jointly develop dyes to increase efficiency of solar cells
    Date: 16 Nov 2018
    Researchers from IIT Roorkee have developed organic dyes in collaboration with CSIR-NCL Pune that can increase efficiency of Dye-Sensitised Solar Cells (DSSC). The team of researchers led by Dr. M. Sankar, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, IIT Roorkee, have worked to improve the photovoltaic conversion efficiencies of an organic dye called porphyrin for DSSC applications.
  • IIT Roorkee to host local edition of $1,000,000 Hult Prize
    Date: 12 Oct 2018
    Hult Prize announced that IIT Roorkee has been selected to host the quarter final of the competition to identify the the team of students that develops the most radical and breakthrough idea to solve any of the world’s toughest social challenges. Hult is the world’s largest student movement for the creation of new social enterprises.
  • Annual Convocation of IIT Roorkee; 2026 students will be awarded degrees this year
    Date: 07 Oct 2018
    The Annual Convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) was held on 6th and 7th October. Prof Subra Suresh, President of the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore was the Chief Guest on the 6th and Shri. R.C. Bhargava, Chairman of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, was the Chief Guest on 7th October.
  • Scientists Find New Weapon Against Superbug Behind Infant Deaths
    Date: 05 Oct 2018
    Although the attributable mortality of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter infections is debatable, these infections are clearly associated with increased time on mechanical ventilation, in the ICU, and in the hospitals. This bacterium is responsible for maximum amount of neo-natal deaths in India. The choice of antibiotics depends on the kind of strains you encounter, including last resort antibiotics such as colistin." - Dr* Ranjana Pathania, Department of Biotechnology, IIT Roorkee
  • Female worker's participation in MGNREGA project is higher in Uttrakhand
    Date: 04 Oct 2018
    A study jointly conducted in Uttarakhand by IIT Roorkee and National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR),Hyderabad, found that female workers’ participation in Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) projects was much higher in the hill districts of the state than in the plians.
  • IIT Roorkee is developing drones to make your train journey safer
    Date: 23 Jun 2018
    TCOE (Telecom Centres of Excellence) is a public-private initiative in the telecom sector that works with the academia on new technologies. Under it, the railways’ broadband services arm, RailTel Corporation, has partnered IIT-Roorkee to develop the drones that will help automate rail track monitoring, which currently is a labourintensive process.
  • NITI Aayog working on road map for full-scale methanol economy at IIT Roorkee
    Date: 05 Jun 2018
    As part of its initiative to promote clean energy and environment, government think-tank NITI Aayog today said it is preparing a road map for a full-scale implementation of methanol economy in the near future. Methanol economy, if adopted by India, can be one of the best ways to mitigate the environmental hazards of a growing nation, it said in a release today.
  • IIT Roorkee develops a potent molecule to treat chikungunya
    Date: 22 Apr 2018
    A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has achieved a measure of success by finding a small molecule that has good antiviral activity against chikungunya virus. The antiviral activity was so high that the small molecule was able to achieve almost 99% reduction in the virus when 5 microMolar was used.
  • Big boost! IIT Roorkee gets international class lab
    Date: 10 Apr 2018
    In a major push for Indian small hydropower industry in India, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has established an International Class Hydraulic Turbine R&D Laboratory at its Alternate Hydro Energy Center (AHEC).
  • Now, ‘Smart Eye’ to alert cops, hospital about accidents
    Date: 10 Feb 2018
    ROORKIE: In an attempt to make smart city roads safer for motorists, three undergraduate students of industrial engineering at IIT-Roorkee have developed a new application that can be linked to CCTV cameras to alert police and other officials immediately about any accident.
  • Roorkee IIT prof bags prestigious award
    Date: 29 Dec 2017
    Roorkee, Dec 26 (PTI) Pranita P Sarangi, a professor of Biotechnology at IIT, Roorkee, has bagged this year's Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award.
  • Historic Town Hall building to become earthquake-proof
    Date: 15 Dec 2017
    The decision of strengthening the 204-year-old building was taken, on the basis of the advice given by experts from IIT Roorkee, since the city witnessed a series of mild tremors in the last couple of years, a senior official at the Public Works Department (PWD) said.
  • IIT-Roorkee working on smart grid - Deccan Herald
    Date: 19 Oct 2017
    Speaking about the smart grid project, Prof N P Padhy of IIT-Roorkee said: “In 2012, India, in its peak summers, had to experience a serious blackout where the entire country was under dark for three days, except the southern part. This led to lot of ...
  • Cognizance 2017 to kick start in IIT Roorkee
    Date: 21 Mar 2017
    The technical minds of the country and the world with their unique brains and wondering ideas would be presenting their lethal best so as to win in the various technical events.
  • IIT-Roorkee to aid clean Ganga campaign during annual fest
    Date: 09 Mar 2017
    Prof. Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi, Director IIT Roorkee declared the annual technical festival of the institute Cognizance 2017 open. Speaking at the environment conclave ‘Aviral Ganga’, he urged students to come up with innovative and economical solutions to clean the Holy Ganga. The event was held at the Multi Activity Centre in the campus, various social activists involved in the cleaning of the river were felicitated.
  • Digital India focus of tech fest on final day
    Date: 21 Mar 2016
    Cognizance 2016 ends with a summit on Digital India initiative. The valedictory ceremony which marked the end of the three day event saw the presence of Mr. Jaijit Bhattarchya, Partner at KPMG where he encouraged students to come up with economical solutions to real-life problems in the country
  • Defence Ministry to tie up with IITs to encourage innovation
    Date: 19 Mar 2016
    Defence Ministry and organisations like DRDO to tie up with prestigious technical institutions of the country like IITs and NITs to encourage innovation in the field of Defence said Honourable Raksha Mantri Shri Manohar Parrikar while speaking at the inaugural event of IIT Roorkee’s annual technical festival Cognizance 2016.
  • IIT Roorke invites students around the world to Cognizance 2011 for a better ... - Digit
    Date: 07 Feb 2011
    Cognizance, the annual technical festival of IIT Roorkee, is the second largest technical festival of Asia. Ever since its inception in 2003 it has grown by leaps and bounds.It has a plethora of events - counting up to a mammoth total of 160. These events range from workshops, exhibition, guest lectures and other events from almost all spheres of technology and science.
  • Int'l workshop on river management - Assam Tribune
    Date: 12 Dec 2010
    A complete session will be dedicated to the Brahmaputra at an international workshop on river management being held at NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi with a 3-day programme from December 14. The Indian Water Resources Society, Roorkee and the Department of Water Resources Development and Management, IIT, Roorkee are jointly organising the workshop.
  • IIT Roorkee's Honorary Doctorate for HCL Founder-Chairman Ajai Chowdhry - Business Standard
    Date: 15 Nov 2010
    The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, one of India\\'s most prestigious technology institutes, awarded the Honoris Causa Doctorate of Science (D. Sc.) to Ajai Chowdhry, Founder, HCL and Chairman, HCL Infosystems for his remarkable contribution to the Indian IT industry ever since its inception and the thought leadership for the development of an unmatched ecosystem for IT products, computer hardware and software domain in the country.
  • IIT software to cut down cost of medical tests - Times of India
    Date: 01 Nov 2010
    Promising some relief to those spending a considerable amount of their income on hospitals bills and medical tests, the rates of MRI, CT scan, X-Ray and ultrasound tests are set to come down by next year. This will be possible with development of a software by IIT Roorkee in a joint project with PGI Chandigarh.The software, which will be installed in these diagnostic machines, will be able to easily pick up any abnormality in ultrasound, MRI, or a CT scan.
  • IIT-Roorkee Director to head panel to select Shram awardees - MSN India
    Date: 20 Oct 2010
    A technical committee under the chairmanship of IIT Roorkee director Prof S C Saxena has been constituted to shortlist candidates for the Prime Minister\\'\\'s Sharam Awards for 2009 and 2010. The awards are presented to workmen employed in departmental undertakings of central or state governments or in private sector recognising their specific contribution in the field of productivity and proven innovative abilities, an official of Labour Ministry said
  • SPIC MACAY North Zone Convention at IIT Roorkee from 16th-19th September, 2010 - India Education Diary
    Date: 13 Sep 2010
    The North Zone Convention-2010 of SPIC MACAY will be held at IIT Roorkee from 16th to 19th September, 2010. SPIC MACAY is a non-profit, voluntary, non-political and participatory youth movement. It is dedicated to enriching education by presenting a holistic vision of Indian culture, its priceless heritage of Classical, Folk and Community traditions. From its inception, thousands of volunteers, mostly youth, have participated in the movement, holding aloft its aims and objectives. SPIC MACAY today is a network of over 200 chapters in India and 30 abroad.
  • Yoga boosts heart health - Zee News
    Date: 18 Aug 2010
    According to the researchers at IIT-Roorkee in Uttarakhand, heart rate variability, a sign of a healthy heart, has been shown to be higher in yoga practitioners than in non-practitioners. Ramesh Kumar Sunkaria, Vinod Kumar and Suresh Chandra Saxena of the Electrical Engineering Department evaluated two small groups of men in order to see whether yoga can improve heart health. The team said that in their preliminary study of 84 volunteers, there was strengthening of parasympathetic (vagal) control in subjects who regularly practice yoga, which is indicative of better autonomic control over heart rate and so a healthier heart.
  • IIT,Roorkee in Greater Noida -
    Date: 27 Jul 2010
    ndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee is developing an extension centre at knowledge hub of NCR at Greater Noida. It would most probably start admitting students from next academic session. It would greatly help students belongng to capital and NCR region.Ten acre campus is located in the Knowledge Park II, Plot no. 20, by the side of Express Highway at Greater Noida. It is surrounded by a large number of technical institutions and industries. IIT Roorkee, through this extension centre intends to extend its outreach to the industry and academia. This centre of IIT Roorkee will be used to undertake extension and other related activities.
  • MoEF to commission environmental impact of Bhagirathi, Alaknanda hydel projects - domain-B
    Date: 20 Jul 2010
    The ministry of environment and forests has decided to commission IIT Roorkee and Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, to conduct an environmen assessment impact, as part of the feasibility of of the proposed hydro electric projects on Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers in Uttarakhand. So far, a review of environmental impact assessments of individual hydro electric projects have been made on a stand-alone basis. In view of the series of hydro electric projects planned, under implementation or operational on the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers, the environement ministry has decided that a comprehensive study should be undertaken on the likely cumulative impact of the projects on the flow and character of the river. The study would is aimed at determining the requirement of minimum flow from the proposed and already commissioned hydro-electric projects on the entire stretch of these two rivers.
  • Studies on hydropower projects' impact on 2 Ganga tributaries commissioned - Times of India
    Date: 20 Jul 2010
    The Union environment and forests ministry has moved fast to commission two studies on the cumulative impacts of all the hydroelectric projects planned on Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers -- two key tributaries of the Ganga in Uttarakhand. IIT Roorkee and the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, will carry out the comprehensive studies. The institutes have been asked to determine the requirement of minimum flow from the proposed and already commissioned hydroelectric projects on these rivers in their entire stretch. IIT Roorkee would address the issues of hydrology.
  • IIT Roorkee has declared the Second Level Course Allotment Results -
    Date: 16 Jul 2010
    IIT Roorkee has declared the Second Level Course Allotment Results. The results after the second round of seat allocation are now available online on the official website of IIT JEE. Students can check their allocation by visiting the site given below. Students must enter their 7-Digit JEE-2010 Registration Number followed by the first four characters (excluding blanks but including initials) in the NAME printed on the admit card. No blank space to be given between Registration number and the four characters in the name.
  • Contribution of IITIANS to save GANGA - All India Today
    Date: 07 Jul 2010
    It has been for the first time in past record of all events of independent India that all the major seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT's) today jumped together in the round for the protection and prevention of River Ganga. The government of India handled over this project to clean Ganga to the association of IIT. It has been handed to the same as they will suggest some of the technological ideas and solutions to prevent Ganga from the pollution as its basin have been consisting of the largest population of slum dwellers as compared to any other part in the world.IIT's like IIT Roorkee and that of Kharagpur lie just closest to this river. These institutions will work in isolation. Universities related to the environment will also be dedicating their hard work to the same. As many as 100 professors and students are working on this project and the main focus is to improve the quality of the sewage systems.
  • UP to open Upper Ganga Canal for navigation - Indian Express
    Date: 29 Apr 2010
    After nearly a Century, the Uttar Pradesh government is set to reopen an 80 km stretch of the Upper Ganga Canal along its Upper Ganga Canal Expressway for navigation. After conducting a feasibility study, IIT-Roorkee has said the canal can be used with some upgradation.
  • Single entrance test for Engg mooted -
    Date: 19 Apr 2010
    If the proposal is accepted, not only would it mean the end of IIT-JEE but also every other individual entrance tests such as the All IndiaEngineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Director of IIT-Roorkee, S.C. Saxena said that because students have to appear for individual entrance examinations for various institutes, they are under a lot of pressure. "This calls out for a need to have a single commonentrance test for all engineering institutes," he added. He further said that a more analytical and skill-based admission procedure is required and also the weightage allotted to Class XII Board examinations must be increased and taken more seriously than before
  • Talks call before IIT reforms - Calcutta Telegraph
    Date: 14 Apr 2010
    The panel of IIT directors that has recommended relying more on board examination scores than entrance test performances in picking students to engineering schools has also cautioned the government against rushing ahead with the reforms without adequate consultations.The panel has recommended that the IITs give 70 per cent weightage to board examination marks and 30 per cent weightage to performances in the aptitude test.The team which has IIT Bombay director Devang Khakhar, IIT Madras director M.S. Ananth and IIT Roorkee director S.C. Saxena as its members apart from Acharya may also ask Sibal to participate in the consultations.
  • Grassroots sensitisation need - Express Buzz
    Date: 29 Mar 2010
    Vocational Rehabilitation Centre deputy director G Joshi, IIT Roorkee faculty Arun G Joshi, Gaurav Raheja, Vinod Kr Mishra and Reeta Bagchi and other noted disability rights activists spoke. The conference adopted recommendations, including the rights-based approach, in all disabilityrelated legislation. Equality, non-discrimination, personal autonomy and independence should be the guiding principles in formulating further plans and schemes for empowering persons with disabilities.
  • Preparing for a big earthquake - The Hindu
    Date: 29 Mar 2010
    "Earthquakes don't kill people, buildings do." The adage is very much on the minds of seismologists and engineers who worry about what might happen if India were rocked by a powerful quake. Haiti's experience, where 2,30,000 people are thought to have perished in an earthquake that hit the Caribbean island in January, has heightened those concerns.The number of houses in the country went up by 45 per cent between the censuses of 1991 and 2001, said Anand S. Arya, Emeritus Professor at the Department of Earthquake Engineering in IIT, Roorkee. The number of "kachcha" houses made of clay had remained practically the same while those made with burnt brick had increased The latter, depending on the mortar used, would be a little less vulnerable than clay houses. But as most builders of brick houses would not probably have followed the code for earthquake resistance, these too could be badly damaged.
  • Seminar at CIIM - Central Chronicle
    Date: 29 Mar 2010
    Career Institute of International Management (CIIM) has organized a special interactive session on " US Economic Meltdown and way forward" by Mr. Ambuj Kumar, Vice President and director of Risk Strategy HSBC, North America. Focus of the talk was causes and effect of US Economic Meltdown. He nicely compared the US and Indian economy and elaborated the reasons why India was less effected by the economic downturn. And shared his corporate experiences with the student of PGDM. Mr. Ambuj Kumar is an alumnus of IIT, Roorkee and the Pennsylvania state University USA. Mr. Manish Rajoria, Vice Chairman, Career Society, welcomed the guest and Dr. Shuchi Sharma Director CIIM gave the vote of thanks.
  • Management schools at IITs see 10-20% jump in salary offers - Business Standard
    Date: 28 Mar 2010
    Salary offers during the ongoing final placements continue to be a matter of concern at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). However, the management schools that are a part of these premier technology institutions are not affected and are seeing a 10-20 per cent jump in final as well as summer placement salaries.The Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee, has seen a 25 per cent increase in salaries this year over last year final placements. The highest salary this year stood at Rs 11.6 lakh offered by Deloitte, while the average stood at Rs 8.5 lakh.
  • Scrap JEE for common test, Sibal signals to IITs - Calcutta Telegraph
    Date: 23 Mar 2010
    The human resource development ministry has asked a panel of IIT directors to consider scrapping the four-decade old joint entrance examination and replacing it with a general aptitude test. The panel of directors, headed by IIT Kharagpur chief Damodar Acharya, was set up by HRD minister Kapil Sibal last month to examine possible JEE reforms.
  • IIT Roorkee Presents Arth '10, the pan-India B-plan Contest - CoolAvenues
    Date: 18 Mar 2010
    Entrepreneurship Development Cell, IIT Roorkee presents Arth '10, the pan-India B-plan contest. Arth is 'meaning', the essence of existence, the cause and the purpose of life. In this highly competitive world, where everything is a rat-race, the need is for those who can make a change. For those who will give the people 'Arth' (or purpose); who will, in the process, etch themselves into the world's memory forever. If you have the courage to risk, mind to think and will to start up, prove your mettle for the great lands of Pluto's Treasure, opportunities and challenges galore; come, enter Arth.
  • Virtusa appoints Samir Dhir as Senior Vice President and Head of Global Delivery - domain-B
    Date: 18 Mar 2010
    Global IT services delivery fim Virtusa Corporation today announced the appointment of Samir Dhir as the company's Senior Vice President and head of global delivery. Dhir's was earlier with Wipro Technologies where he managed delivery with over 5,000 people, SAP Practice and managed services business for Wipro's technology, media, transportation and services business. Prior to Wipro he has held senior positions with Avaya and Lucent Technologies in the UK. Dhir holds an engineering degree from IIT - Roorkee and an MBA from University of Warwick, UK.
  • City students excel in IIT fest - Times of India
    Date: 17 Mar 2010
    Punjab College of Technical Education won 13 prizes at Tarang-2010, a three-day cultural and literary festival organized by IIT Roorkee. The event saw close to 1,000 students from 79 institutes participate and fight for the coveted prizes. The festival comprised events such as debate, fashion show, street play, treasure hunt and singing competition. The students of PCTE participated in all the events.
  • Gate 2010 results today- Admissions for M.Tech in IIT Roorkee IIT Delhi open - Fyoq News
    Date: 15 Mar 2010
    Today is the official declaration date of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2010 test results. As per website Gate 2010 results will be declared at 10:00 morning today. You can check the results for GATE 2010 at the Gate official website of IIT Kanpur. For checking the results you can click here. On the basis of your percentile score in Gate 2010 exam, you can fetch call from different IIT like IIT Roorkee, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Guwahati and IISC Bangalore. Admission to postgraduate programmes with MHRD and some other government scholarships/ assistantships in engineering colleges/institutes is open to those who qualify through GATE.
  • IIT, Roorkee to Present Cognizance Innovation Awards - CoolAvenues
    Date: 08 Mar 2010
    Cognizance, the annual technical festival of IIT Roorkee, has always catered to creating something new for the benefit of the world. We believe that giving proper direction and a suitable platform to people with inventive inclination, is a sure way to develop as well as infuse the spirit of innovation in society. So, in its latest edition, Cognizance-2010 (March 26-28), with an inspiring theme of Technovating India, presents "Cognizance Innovation Awards", where we try and identify the best innovators from across the country. The primary focus of Cognizance Innovation Awards will be on Inventions originating from Science and Technology, but they may also be in the form of processes, products and applications from varied fields such as medicine, agriculture, mechanical/electronic/chemical technology, IT products or rather from virtually anything under the sun.
  • Gharats are back
    Date: 29 Apr 2009
    The Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, is providing its expertise to bolster the scheme of revitalising watermills in hill areas. The central scheme for development of watermills and setting up of micro-hydel projects (up to 100 kw capacity) mainly aims at the sDocial uplift of the poor villagers of hill areas and to replace diesel-run mills with environment-friendly watermills.
  • At IIT fest, students show the green way
    Date: 22 Mar 2009
    A three-day tech-fest, Cognizance 2009, concluded at Indian Institute of Technology, here today. The fest witnessed huge rush of participants from various parts of the country on its inaugural day.As many as 15,000 participants registered themselves online and the number of on-campus registrations crossed the figure of 2,200, said organisers.‘Think Energy, Go Green’ was the theme of the year on which number of events took place during the fest. Landscape workshop, Six Sigma: yellow belt certification in quality control, aero-modelling, robotics workshop, 3-D photography, flash IT and bio-informatics, are being held here.
  • Indian Institute of technology IIT roorkee grads launch Cricket Stock Exchange
    Date: 28 Feb 2009
    tudents from IIT Roorkee and IIM Ahmedabad have attempted to fuse corporate and cricket worlds by launching "Cricket Stock Exchange" on this virtual stock exchange, shares of international cricketers can be bought and traded by cricket fans, and the stock prices of cricketers will reflect their recent performance and what fans feel about them.
  • IIT alumni form action group to save the Ganges
    Date: 18 Feb 2009
    Former students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) on Wednesday came together to form an action group to save the ecosystem around river Ganges. The group 'IITians for Holy Ganga' is demanding immediate stoppage of work on the hydro electric projects on the Ganges river in its traverse through the upper reaches of the Himalayas.
  • More IITs needed to accommodate talent pool, says PM
    Date: 20 Dec 2008
    Expressing concern over the constraints in the intake capacity of the elite Indian Institutes of Technology(IITs) that were denying opportunity to talented students, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called for establishing more such institutions.
  • Soon, IITs may be turning out doctors too
    Date: 20 Nov 2008
    Graduation day at the Indian Institutes of Technology may soon see more than just engineering whizkids stepping out of their portals.A bunch of doctors, historians, perhaps policy makers too, could boast of IIT degrees.
  • Science Congress at IIT Roorkee on Nov 10-11
    Date: 08 Aug 2008
    n a bid to scout excellence in the field of R&D (Research & Development), the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-R) will host the 3rd Uttarakhand State Science and Technology Congress (USSTC) on November 10-11, 2008.
  • Operation Landslide
    Date: 20 Jun 2008
    Working with the Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, and iit Roorkee, the scientists developed a network of instruments that can predict landslides at least 15 days in advance.
  • IIT Roorkee goes the wireless way
    Date: 13 Mar 2008
    Approximately one Access Point (AP) for every 10 users. A total of 370 APs to serve about 3500 students in 3200 rooms. Ceiling mounting of APs for better ...
  • Chaos 08 Gaming Tournament Announced
    Date: 13 Mar 2008
    Now students over IIT Roorkee have sent word about Chaos 08. The tournament is the gaming partner of Cognizance, which is the annual technical festival of ...
  • IITs feel the pinch
    Date: 16 Jan 2008
    The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have a 2008 budget wishlist. They want the government to grant them more funds to support their infrastructure...