The institute launched two major projects on its 175th Foundation Day – a 1.3 petaflops supercomputing facility as part of the National Supercomputing Mission and a SCADA-based Smart Energy Management System, which will set up an integrated monitoring analysis and control center for systems ranging from energy assets . Transport, water and garbage.
The institute builds research capacity around IIT Roorkee by engaging with Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and inviting school children to visit IIT Roorkee to enhance exchange of knowledge and experience with engaging facts, research culture started his own initiative. What could be the future, and what career options they can explore.
“IIT Roorkee has not only been a pioneer in the field of research and innovation, but has also fostered academic-industry linkages for the larger interest of the society and the nation. In the latest NIRF rankings, IIT Roorkee has improved its overall rank from ninth position to seventh position. Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that this year IIT Roorkee has been ranked first in the country in the Architecture category.
Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee has joined hands for all HEIs located in Uttarakhand and institutions within 200 km radius of Roorkee located in neighboring states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh for knowledge sharing and research. called for Development (R&D) related activities.
“These engagements will imbibe the skills of creative thinking, innovation and a research mindset within the students and faculty. This is also expected to help these higher education institutions to get more funds under the NRF scheme.
The institute launched an initiative regarding a one-day visit to IIT Roorkee for students from nearby schools and the launch of the Biodiversity Report prepared by the Wildlife Institute of India (WII).
Formerly known as Roorkee College, the institute was established in 1847 AD as the first engineering college in the British Empire. In November 1949, it was promoted from the erstwhile college to the first engineering university in independent India.
On 21 September 2001, the university was declared an Institute of National Importance, bypassing a bill in Parliament, changing its status from the University of Roorkee to the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee.