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IIT Roorkee wins GRIHA Trophy at NASA

India Education Diary Bureau

IIT Roorkee wins GRIHA Trophy at NASA for the design of terminal building at Bagdogra Airport.

NEP 2020: New education policy to revamp the education system of the 21st century


The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 was recently approved by the Union Cabinet and it has proposed a lot of progressive and uplifting changes in the education system.

Article by Dr. Bhola Ram Gurjar, Dean of Resources & Alumni Affairs, IIT Roorkee

IIT Roorkee signs MoU with BIS to work on standardization and conformity assessment activities

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As part of the collaboration, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) will extend financial aid to set up a chair in the field of standardization and conformity assessment at IIT Roorkee

These 10 Indian colleges have produced India’s most funded startup owners

Business Insider

Here are the top 10 colleges whose alumni in the startup world have secured the most funding in the first half of 2020, according to data intelligence firm Tracxn. Six IITs have made it to the top 10 list. However, it must be noted that in the first six months of 2020, startup funding has fallen by 29% to $4.2 billion this year.

How Video KYC Startup inVOID Cashed In On India’s Remote Onboarding Opportunity


New Delhi based inVOID offers AI-driven SaaS-based eKYC and video-KYC to help businesses streamline and automate customer onboarding and verification. At present, the company is backed by TIDES, IIT-Roorkee, and Palaash Ventures, and has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding.

IIT Roorkee secures 1st Position among IITs


IIT Roorkee secures 1st Position among IITs and 20th position Globally in Citations per Faculty parameter in the QS World University Rankings 2021.


Heritage Conservation  - An Initiative By IIT, Roorkee |


Recently, an archives gallery was inaugurated at IIT, Roorkee where not only architecture and engineering but many rare books and other things were seen from the Indian Constitution to Shakespeare's 400-year-old book.


IIT Roorkee announces research awards 2017 and 2018. 


On 12th October 2019, Prof. A.K. Chaturvedi, Director IIT Roorkee, announced the winners of IIT Roorkee Research Awards for 2017 and 2018. IIT Roorkee's research awards include the prestigious Khosla National awards. 


IIT Roorkee won two Clarivate Analytics India Research Excellence – Citation Awards 2019

India education diary

#IITRoorkee wins research excellence awards in two categories: (1) Engineering & Technology (2) Institutions Established over 15 Years (Overall award). The awards are instituted by Clarivate Analytics India (Web of Science). The awards were given by #DST Secretary Prof. Ashutosh Sharma and Prof. Bhushan Patwardhan, Vice-Chairman #UGC. Well done IIT ROORKEE.


Sir Cautley Played Important Role In Establishing Thomason Engineering College Roorkee ( Now I.I.T Roorkee)


British Engineer Sir Proby Thomas Cautley Supervised Construction of Yamuna Canal and Conceived and Supervised Construction of 560 Km Long Ganges Canal System. Sir Cautley Played Important Role In Establishing Thomason Engineering College Roorkee ( Now I.I.T ) #IndiaUK


IITR bags 2nd place at the Olympics of Multi-Tier-Programming Competition


The team of students Devanshu Agarwal, Samarth Joshi, Abhishek Kanhar and coach Prof. Balasubramanian Raman has bagged the 2nd position among teams from India  (41st position and 49th rank in the World) in the Finals of the 43rd International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) held at Porto, Portugal during 31st March - 5th April 2019.


IIT Roorkee to suggest ways for Bagri restoration

The Times Of India

A team of structural engineers from IIT Roorkee will reach Kolkata next week to suggest ways for a comprehensive restoration of Bagri Market. A team of Kolkata Municipal Corporation building department officials will accompany them to the spot for a detailed study of the market structure before the team department officials will accompany them to the spot for a detailed study of the market structure before the team spells out what to do to strengthen the structure.


Rare Documents Linked To Nehru, Shakespeare Await Proper Care At IIT Roorkee


A rare document bearing Jawaharlal Nehru's signature in Hindi, English and Urdu, and a priceless 1623 edition of William Shakespeare's complete works, are among thousands of historic manuscripts and unseen photographs awaiting proper preservation at IIT Roorkee's iconic library.


New Hydroelectric Technology: IIT Roorkee Tests Floating Device To Generate Energy From Flowing Water

The Times of India

In a bid to find an alternative source of renewable energy, scientists at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, Uttarakhand are testing a floating device that can generate electricity from the flowing surface of river and streams


India’s oldest engineering college IIT Roorkee set to get smart campus, aims to become zero-emission

India Today

An ABB microgrid is set to be installed at IIT Roorkee, the oldest technical Institution of Asia, as part of joint smart campus development. Did you know it already has a smart grid laboratory?


IIT Roorkee To Host Local Edition Of $1,000,000 Hult Prize


Hult Prize announced that IIT Roorkee has been selected to host the quarter-final of the competition to identify 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.


IIT Roorkee Ranked Third In India In THE World University Rankings 2019



Indian Institute Technology (IIT) Roorkee has been adjudged third best university in India by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019 released on Wednesday. IIT Roorkee has climbed up 100 points from 501-600 in the previous year to 401-500 in the current year, in the best Universities group category, said a statement from the institute. India has enhanced its presence in a definitive world university rankings released on Wednesday by claiming 49 places this year, up from 42 last year.