Roorkee: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee has been placed at 4th position among IITs in the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies, one of the world’s influential university rankings. Furthermore, IIT Roorkee has been ranked 5th among all national universities/institutes. IIT Roorkee comes only next to Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Kanpur. The overall ranking of IIT Roorkee has improved to 56th position from last year’s 62nd position.
The institute is ranked 1st in India in ‘Citations’ category, which shows that the research carried out at IIT Roorkee is widely recognized. In addition, among Indian Institutions in ‘Overall Category,’ IIT Roorkee occupies 4th position in the revenue generated from Industry, which shows the extent of Industry- Academia Collaboration.
Speaking about the performance of IIT Roorkee in 2018 Times Higher Education, Prof. Ajit K. Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee, said, I am happy that the work of my colleagues and students is getting recognized globally.
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) is among the foremost institutes of national importance in higher education in engineering, science, humanities and management. Since its establishment, the institute has played a vital role in providing technical manpower and know-how to the country. The institute offers bachelor’s degree courses in 12 disciplines of engineering and architecture, and postgraduate degree in 53 disciplines of engineering, applied science, architecture and planning. The institute has facilities for doctoral work in all its departments and research centres. The institute admits students to B.Tech. and B.Arch. courses through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) of IITs conducted at various centres all over India. In recent times, the institute has been actively engaged in 219 research projects and 570 industrial cooperations, many of which are of national interest, for example, the development of small and micro hydropower projects, solar water heating systems, seismological and ground motion studies, RFID and censor networks, the Rural Technology Action Group, and the development of projects on the River Brahamputra.