Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Roorkee

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Read Student Reviews of Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Roorkee Academics & Faculty

Soumajit B.Tech (Chemical), batch of 2018
03 Sep 2016 Rating :
  • Academics in IIT Roorkee has an explicit structure. Everything here is properly arranged. The first years and third years have their lectures in the morning whereas the second and fourth years have lectures in the afternoon but again this may differ from branch to branch. The other half is for tutorials and practicals. Lectures and tutorials go on for an hour whereas practicals may be of 2/3 hrs. Exams are divided in two sets: Mid-sems and End-sems. It becomes excruciating during the exam time as it goes on one after the other with only sunday as a gap. Assignments are divided on a weekly basis and discussed in the tutorial classes.
  • The quality of teaching here is above average on an overall basis. Some of the departments here have excellent teachers with a lot of experience. Most of the teachers prefer to teach on boards but some use projectors as well. Even an online moodle is used by some of them for conducting exams and stuff. There is also a system for the final evaluation of teachers at the end of every semester so that the quality of teachers is maintained.
  • In a nutshell, the experience in learning here is cool and students are inspired to carry out there academics well. 
Rahul Integrated M.Tech GeophyicalTecnlogy, batch of 2017
26 Aug 2016 Rating :
  • The number of classes depends on credits in a semester,usually a students have around 20-24 credits,and around that many hours of class,for practicals usually one credit equals 2 hours tho,so for a 4 credit course,mayb 3 lecture hours and a tutorial hour or 3 lecture hour and 2 practical hours.Timings can be changed if we talk with profesor so usually we make our fridays/afternoons free shifting classes to other days.There are 2 exams in one semester,one mid term (30% weightage),end term(40%),classwork sessions carry 25% weightage,this may include 10/5 or no marks for attendance in classes,75% attendance is necessary to attend exam but most professors are not that strict about that.Assignments and tutorials carry marks,most students copy it from the one or two bright and sincere guy in class who do it in real,but as exam comes everyone starts getting serious.There is a opportunity to do projects under professors during our semester or in vacations and can add a research paper to our profile if we are dedicated.There are interesting guest lectures,useful workshops etc happening every now and then.
  • Quality of teaching really depends on professor,some are very good,some are okay okay,but some are really boring!! but the knowledge level of professors is amazing excluding one or two,just that some dont know how to teach students in a intersting way.some professors use exclusively powerpoint presentations,but most of them do both board and ppt,they provide e books and printouts and enough materials to study for a life.We can also get books needed from library for each semester.
  • Overall experience is very good,New ideas,good friends,nice enviornment except the messy food from mess but canteens can be of help.
Hemant B.Tech, batch of 2017
12 Jan 2015 Rating :
  • In Indian Institute of Technology Class starts from 9:00 am.
  • There are assignments given to the students which have to be completed at home.
  • Tests were held regularly throughout the course and students were evaluated on overall performance based on written tests, oral presentations, and case studies.
  • The school provided all relevant study material for each student and other reference books could be easily borrowed from the library.
  • All teachers and staff were highly professional and they tried to give personal attention to students.
  • Even outside of the classroom students could maintain a friendly relationship with the professors.
  • The quality of teaching along with the practical approach to studies was excellent.
  • There was a good mix of theory, practical, case studies and oral presentations providing the students with a strong base and business fundamentals.

Read Student Reviews of Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Roorkee International Exposure

Rajan Integrated B-Tech and M-Tech (Chemical), batch of 2016
07 Sep 2015 Rating :
  • The Institute is committed to international cooperation and has been actively involved in partnering with countries to develop initiatives in the fields of engineering, applied sciences, social science, and management education. 
  • Programs run by Water Resources Development and Management (WRDM) and the Department of Hydrology, attract postgraduate international students from over 50 countries. 
  • International students have applied to the Institute via the following channels:
  • Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)
  • Technical Cooperation Service of Colombo Plan
  • Indian Technology Research Services
  • World Meteorological Organisation
  • Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC)
Sumukh B.Tech (Chemical), batch of 2017
01 Sep 2015 Rating :
  • IIT Roorkee has institutional agreements with 16 international universities and student exchange agreement with 6 international universities.
  • The average number of students travelling annually on an exchange program is about 100-150. The criterion for selection is the CGPA and the research background in your particular field of interest.\
  • The basic language of teaching and the one spoken officially on campus is English. However sometimes Hindi is also used. Our college also holds a German language training programme for students of IIT Roorkee.
  • Most of the foreign exchange program are funded either by professors or other funding institutions. The average cost is about USD 3000.
Honey B.Tech, batch of 2017
15 Jan 2015 Rating :
  • During Summer and winter, every year students go for an internship in many countries mainly USA, Japan, Russia, Malaysia etc.
  • Internship details are provided to all students through Channel.
  • They are selected on the basis of written exams and interviews. Besides some are recommended by our Professors on the basis of their dedication and interest in college project work.
  • Language of teaching is English. Our campus covers people from every part of India and abroad also and therefore, many languages like Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Telugu etc are spoken.
  • As far as cost incurred on internship is concerned, it always varies and mainly depends on candidates.

Read Student Reviews of Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Roorkee Fees and Scholarship

Rakesh B.Tech (Electrical/Electronics), batch of 2018
26 Aug 2016 Rating :
  • Fees is now emerging as a problem for few students. But if your family annual income is less than Rs 4.5 lakhs per annum you will have not have to pay the tution fees and you will get extra Rs 1000 per month for your expenditure. It will make your annual charges fall down to less than Rs 50,000, which is less than what it costs a person to live in his own house for 8 months. If you family annual income is more than Rs 4.5 lakhs and you are not an SC or an ST, you will have to pay more than Rs 2.4 lakhs for 8 months.
  • But still, you can avail certain state provided scholarships but you will have to keep updated on them as they come and go in a blue. State Scholarships Easily Available. FI(Family Income) less than Rs 4.5 lakhs: Rs 50 thousand total cost for 1 year. (MC scholarships).  FI less than Rs 9 lakhs: Loan at 0% interest rate for a period of 5 years. (Fees is about Rs 2.4 Lakhs for a year). SC or ST: Around Rs 50 thousand for 1 year.
  • Also, you can avail loans at 0% rate from the government of India programme if your family income is less than 9 lakhs per annum. 
Nitin Metallurgical and materials engineering, batch of 2017
13 Feb 2016 Rating :
  • Fee is Rs.134200 per annum.
  • There is a MCM(merit cum means )scholarship is available for 25% undergraduate students.
  • Students who don't get MCM or other scholarship from somewhere and not having a good financial ground may feel a requirement to take a loan.Someone can easily get loan from SBI IIT ROORKEE or PNB IIT ROORKEE by just going through some process. 














Rajan Integrated B-Tech and M-Tech (Chemical), batch of 2016
07 Sep 2015 Rating :
  • The Institute offers a merit-cum-means scholarship to 25% of undergraduate students. 
  • Several other scholarships are announced from time to time. 
  • Bank loans are also easily available whenever required.
  •  Financial help is provided as Institute free studentship and scholarships to undergraduate students belonging to the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes.
  • Students admitted to the 2-year M.Sc. degree in sciences are also awarded merit-cum-means scholarships.
  •  A number of scholarships, teaching/research assistantship schemes provide financial support to students of M.Tech. and Ph.D. programs. 
  • Sponsored (full-time as well as part-time), self-financing foreign students and M.B.A. students are, however, not eligible for benefits of this scheme. Students are encouraged to earn while they learn.
  • Prizes and certificates are given to students on the basis of their performance in curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities.


Read Student Reviews of Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Roorkee Placements & Internships

Shubham Integrated M.Sc. Physics, batch of 2019
11 Oct 2016 Rating :

There are various internship oppurtunities e.g through IAS, at IISERs, DRDO etc. A lot of people go to foreign universities for doing their ph.D. Some of the key companies that come here are Google, Oracle, Microsoft, Cognizant, Oxigen, KPMG, EICHER, IBM, etc. The percentage placement is 80-90%. The average package is around 7-8 LPA.

The alumuni network of IIT Roorkee is very vast and strong. Some of the reputed alumuni are 

1976 BATCH

1986 BATCH
1997 BATCH

1979 BATCH
Soumajit B.Tech (Chemical), batch of 2018
03 Sep 2016 Rating :
  • I had done an internship after the completion of my second year in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and since it is a PSU, it does not offer any stipend. Also, I have recently secured an internship on campus in ITC Limited for the summers 2017 with a stipend of Rs 75,000 per month.
  • There are many top notch companies which come for recruitments on campus which includes the famous Google, Facebook, Microsoft,  Amazon, Flipkart etc. There are companies for every domain like Citi Group, Capital One, World Quant for finance;  ZS associates, Ola Cabs for analysts; Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, ect for coders and Schlumberger, Tata Steel, etc for core profiles.
  • Average salary is around Rs 10 Lakhs CTC and the highest is offered for the coding profile holders of around Rs 1.5 Crore CTC per year. Around 75% of the students get placed each year.
  • The alumni network of Roorkee is immensely strong. We have students placed in top notch companies all over the globe and they act as mentors for the students here. There is also a network created called The Alma Connect especially for this purpose. They even provide seed funding for the startups initiated by the students here.
Rajan Integrated B-Tech and M-Tech (Chemical), batch of 2016
07 Sep 2015 Rating :
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Read Student Reviews of Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Roorkee College Infrastructure

Rahul Integrated M.Tech GeophyicalTecnlogy, batch of 2017
26 Aug 2016 Rating :
  • Hostel fee is around Rs 7000 per month. There are 10 or 15 or so hostels,each year we get to chose but it gets alloted based on branches and year etc,2 hostels are for girls,one for married students,one for international students,there is no need to go outside but i have seen on of my senior stay outside with his mom in a good place for rent. every hostel have grocery shops,fruit shops,barber,dhobi etc and also there is a very good gym with all modern equipment in my hostel 3rd floor,and one floor we have many washing machines students can freely use,but i prefer giving clothes to dhobi for Rs 150 per month.
  • Food in mess is good for breakfast comparitively,one day we get idli/dosa,paratha,maggi,pasta,chana,pakora,poha etc with cofee and egg/butter.For lunch it is really horrible,most of the day it is aalo+ something(brinjal,carrot,cabbage or some unknown weird vegetable) and daal is by default present everyday,some day we get a yellow thing called cudy! my opinion on this might be biased since im from south india,one day i was trying to eat food in mess and my friend from bihar came and said wow.. todays dal is so yummy!! and i was like wtf is wrong with his brain! but my opinion is shared by most of my north indian friends also. In Canteen we get better food,not better in quality because it is simply fast food but taste is good,dinner is same as lunch except for paneer in 2 or 3 days and ice cream or gulab jamun etc sometimes. mess fee is around Rs 16000 for 5 month semester.
  • Quality of classrooms is very good,newer buildings tend to have more facilities like air conditioning,library is fully air conditioned 4 floor full of books and all kind of journals but other than engineering for exaple if someone want to read some stories.those type of contents are comparitively less but there are ample materials for preparing for competitive exms,all newspapers,e books and a library computer lab with 30 or so apple PC.One best thing about infrastructure is that we can find cold pure water in every nook and corner of campus,thats really refreshing.another one is high speed internet in room through LAN,but my hostel have 6 lifts but i never saw more than 3 working normally together other than that overall its very good.


Rajan Integrated B-Tech and M-Tech (Chemical), batch of 2016
07 Sep 2015 Rating :
  • Centre for Nanotechnology (CNT) was established in December 2005 as one of the Centres of Excellence.
  • The faculty of the Centre, drawn from different departments, is involved in developing state-of-the-art facilities at the institute and is vigorously pursuing interdisciplinary research on various current aspects of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.


Major Areas Of Research:



  • Carbon Nanotubes and its applications: Li-ion battery, Field emission, Gas sensor

  • Modelling & Simulation

  • Nanobiotechnology

  • Nanocomposites & their coatings

  • Nanosurface Engineering

  • Photochemistry & Photophysics of Nanomaterials

  • Synthesis of Nanowires/Nanocolloids/QuantumDots

  • Thin Films & Nanostructures

Snigdha B.Tech (Mechanical), batch of 2017
02 Feb 2015 Rating :
  • Spread over a mediocre 356 acres, the Indian Institute of Technology at Roorkee has one of the cleanest campuses among all the IITs.
  • The classrooms are quite above the average, with most of them air-conditioned. Labs are well maintained, apparatus available most of the times, and 24 hours LAN and WiFi connectivity without any download limits ensure facilities quite up to the mark. There is also high-speed intranet (DC++) for quick and easy data sharing.
  • Students of the Roorkee campus feel that it’s Asia’s number no.1 library as there is no restriction to use the library at any odd hours and during exam time; the time is extended to midnight, has books of all the possible courses in abundance, internet facilities, air conditioners, etc. Guess that’s  the ONLY thing you do at IIT, STUDY!
  • There are more than 20 hostels within the campus and generally, students get a hostel almost close to their lecture halls. During the first year, students have to share the hostel rooms but second year onwards; everyone is allotted an individual room.
  • Royal treatment! There's a restriction for girls to return to the hostel by 10.30 pm. No such restriction for boys.
  • Inter-IIT sports competitions 2012-13 were held at Roorkee, hence the sports facilities were made top notch.
  • Separate grounds for football, cricket and athletics, various courts for badminton, tennis, squash, basketball & volleyball, Olympic size swimming pool are some of the outdoor sports facilities. Table tennis and other indoor sports are available at the sports complex, some of the student clubs and hostel common rooms.

Read Student Reviews of Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Roorkee Hostels & Food

Sumukh B.Tech (Chemical), batch of 2017
01 Sep 2015 Rating :
  • On campus housing facility for students, We have 12 large hostels which accommodate 8000 students. There are 3 guest houses namely AN Khosla International House, NC Nigam House, Jai Krishna House.
  • Off campus, Roorkee has got a good number of world-class hotels and restaurants.
  • All the hostels and guest houses have their separate messes in which serve both veg and non-veg cuisines.
  • The quality of food served on campus is not up to the mark.
Brijesh Kumar, batch of 2016
15 Jan 2015 Rating :
  • Each hostel has a separate canteen (mess) which stays open till 3 am at Indian Institute of Technology.
  • It serves average food at pretty subsidised rates. It’s decently spacious and sometimes nerds are seen completing assignments.
  • Mess food is pretty normal and nothing to boast about.
  • Occasionally you get to have some awesome delicacies, rest of the time; it’s the typical traditional food just about edible. With such subsidised rates, students rarely complain to the authorities.
Honey B.Tech, batch of 2017
15 Jan 2015 Rating :
  • We have ten boys hostels and two girls hostels in Indian Institute of Technology. Each hostel has a state of art Cyber Cafe, managed by students.
  • All hostels are now fully Wifi connected, meaning that the Internet permeates the space we live in.
  • Every hostel is attached with its own mess where 1000 of students can take their meal at a time and as already mentioned many canteens are also available for snacks.

Read Student Reviews of Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Roorkee Societies & Associations

Soumajit B.Tech (Chemical), batch of 2018
03 Sep 2016 Rating :
  • There are many student societies on campus like the Students' Affairs Council (SAC) which is the student representative body of the campus. It is the mediator for the students and administration of IITR. There are different segments clubbed into one by the name Hobbies Club which comprises of Star Gazing Section, Photography Section, Electronics Section, Web Development, etc. 
  • The main festivals include Cognizance(Technical festival of IITR), Thomso(Cultural festival, also known as the Youth festival of Uttarakhand), Sangram(sports fest), Sankalp(social fest) and also a fest organized by the students of the Management department. The fests are divided in the two semesters but the peak time for fests is during the spring semester.
  • In general, life at IITR is contemporary. It is which nobody has ever experienced before and very inspiring. Seniors are extremely helpful and do not make you feel at all that they are the superiors here and ofcourse have to mention the internet speed here. It is the one characteristic due to which IITR is famous all over India. It hits around 20 MBps during less traffic. Yes, you read it right; 20 MBps and an unlimited download facility 24*7. So concluding IITR is not a college, it is a second home to all of us.
Rahul Integrated M.Tech GeophyicalTecnlogy, batch of 2017
26 Aug 2016 Rating :
  • There is a proficency worth 2 credits each year,NCC and NSS(National service scheme) are the only options for 1st yearites but later we can chose anything from photography to astronomy,gardening to robotics,taekwondo to web designing.Those who stick to NSS or NCC can climb the ladder and become cell secretaries like I did.there are departmental and institute level societies ,like IEEE for everyone,American society for geophyics in my department etc.there is a students club were we can play billiards table tennis carroms foozball etc etc and sports club were we can do all kind of sports from hockey to weightlifting,Swimming to squash.I used to play tennis,table tennis and badmindon in sports club,sports items can also be taken as hostels also there is a big hall dedicated to indoor games and also can watch tv there,we term it as TV room.
  • There are many ngos also active in campus like im part of a NGO called cry which look into the child rights and many more are there.
  • Our Cultural fest is thomso in odd semesters and tech fest cognizance in even.Students organize these events ,and they claim to be the best in india but i dont know,mayb not,but it give attractive prizes for many competitions,quizes,paper presentation,robo war,treasure hunting and so on and so forth.I also had organized one in my 3rd year in which baloon will be tied to everyones leg and each of them need to burst othes baloons and last one standing survives.
  • So overall i say my college life is awesome but a little problems here and there but thats just fine :)
Rajan Integrated B-Tech and M-Tech (Chemical), batch of 2016
07 Sep 2015 Rating :
  • The competitive academic environment and co-curricular activities on campus keep the students on their toes.  
  • The students' clubs: the Hobbies club, the U.G. club, the P.G. club, the Alaknanda club and the Jawahar clubhouse the indoor sports facilities including seven Billiards & Snooker Tables, Carrom boards, Chess boards, Table Tennis facilities and a Foosball table. 
  • The hobbies club also has sections devoted to pursuits like star-gazing, philately and numismatics, and robotics. 
  • The clubs also have reading rooms with a plethora of newspapers and light magazines. 
  • Each of the clubs has a TV room with a seating capacity of a hundred-odd people providing a great atmosphere for watching the winning sixer or the not-so-interesting soap operas. 
  • Hobbies Club
  • U.G. Club
  • PG Club
  • Alaknanda Club

Read Student Reviews of Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Roorkee Social Atmosphere

Rajan Integrated B-Tech and M-Tech (Chemical), batch of 2016
07 Sep 2015 Rating :
  • The ubiquitous student groups are what set IITR apart from other institutes in India, Here do the like-minded gather to work together toward a certain goal- be it getting out a magazine on time, or putting together a one-hour concert, or making a trip to a nearby village for social work.
  • From togetherness comes success and this feature of life here, certainly adds spice to the lives of the students.
Sumukh B.Tech (Chemical), batch of 2017
01 Sep 2015 Rating :
  • IIT Roorkee has got a good diversity with respect to race, caste & religion. Sexual orientation is not a publicly discussed topic here.
  • The sex ratio among the students is about 10%, means only 10 girls per hundred students.
  • we have students of different political and economic status.
  • Student parties within the campus are not that common. But outside the campus, it is just a regular schedule.
  • Alcohol use on campus is strictly prohibited.
  • There are bars/pubs/restaurants outside the campus.
Chandan B.Tech, batch of 2017
17 Jan 2015 Rating :
  • There is a wide range of diversity in Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. The campus is very beautiful, greenry.
  • One-fourth students of each branch get scholarship named MCM.
  • Gender difference is very high. Students do their parties in nearby restaurants around the campus.
  • The Faculty members are highly talented and experienced. They do their best for students.
  • Almost all the student get placed all around the globe.
  • There are many clubs and cell for an overall development of the student.