IIT Roorkee 1847 2022 175 years excellence

In celebration of its 175th anniversary, IIT Roorkee announced its intention to partner with higher education institutions in and around Roorkee to build research capacity.

The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee started its journey as the first engineering college in the British Empire in 1847 and has since progressed rapidly with many first and foremost initiatives in engineering education, research and development (R&D), social impact and international cooperation. The Institute has started its 175th year celebrations today, 25th November, 2021, with the Honorable Minister of Education, Skills Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan as the Chief Guest.

Congratulating IIT Roorkee on its glorious 175 years of excellence, Minister for Education, Skills Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan said, “I congratulate IIT Roorkee on achieving this great milestone. IIT Roorkee is not only a pioneer in research and innovation, but also has built an academic-industrial relationship for the greater good of society and the nation. I sincerely congratulate the alumni of IIT Roorkee for their outstanding contribution to the national and global echoes and wish them continued success. “

During the event, IIT Roorkee launches a research capacity building initiative in collaboration with the Institute of Higher Education (HEI) in the vicinity of IIT Roorkee and invites school children to visit IIT Roorkee to enhance knowledge exchange and add value to the students in the community. Experience the glory and majesty of IIT Roorkee, the unique integration of cultural heritage and future possibilities, interesting information, research culture, how the future can be and what they can be, experience the endless possibilities of life to get inspired and inspired.

Marking the 175th anniversary of its founding, IIT Roorkee witnessed the inauguration and laying of the foundation stone of six new infrastructure projects. At IIT Roorkee, the Technology Incubation and Entrepreneurship Development Society (TIDES) also focused on creating a startup ecosystem to create a startup ecosystem in HEI around Roorkee through the provision of mentorship and guidance with the possibility of incubation support.

The initiative to build research capacity in association with HEI in the vicinity of Roorkee will initially be implemented for three years, which may be continued after review. For this, proposals from potential organizations will be invited, and after shortlisting, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on partnership will be signed. The partnership under this initiative will contribute to joint research opportunities for IIT Roorkee and partner organizations, as well as access to IIT Roorkee’s high-resource facilities.

History of the Institute

IIT Roorkee, formerly known as The Roorkee College, was established in 1847 as the first engineering college in the British Empire. Recognizing its performance and potential in the face of the needs of independent India, in November 1949 it was upgraded from a former college to the first engineering university of independent India. On September 21, 2001, the university was declared an Institute of National Importance, bypassing a bill in Parliament to change its status from Roorkee University to the Roorkee Institute of Indian Technology.

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