IIT Roorkee launches two major projects on 175th foundation day


NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, which completed 174 years on Thursday, launched two major projects on the 175th foundation day– a 1.3 PetaFLOPS supercomputing facility as a part of the national supercomputing mission and SCADA-based Smart Energy Management System, which will establish an integrated monitoring analytics and control centre for systems ranging from energy assets to transport, water, and waste.

IIT-Roorkee which began its journey in 1847 as the first engineering college in the British Empire also launched its initiative of the Creation of Research capacity by engaging with Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) around IIT Roorkee and inviting children from schools to visit IIT Roorkee to enhance the exchange of knowledge and experience with the fascinating facts, research culture, how the future could be, and what all career options they can explore.

“IIT Roorkee has not only been the pioneer in the field of research and innovation but also fostered the academia-industry relationship for the larger interest of society and the nation. In the latest NIRF ranking, IIT Roorkee has improved its overall rank from the ninth position to the seventh position. In the architecture category, this year IIT Roorkee has been ranked first in the country,” said Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.


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Ajit K. Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee, called all HEIs situated in Uttarakhand state and the institutes within 200 km radius of Roorkee situated in neighbouring states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Chandigarh to join hands for knowledge creation and sharing for Research and Development (R&D) related activities.

“These engagements will imbibe the skills of creative thinking, innovation, and a research mindset within students and faculty. It is also expected to help these HEIs in getting more funding under the NRF scheme,” he said.

The institute launched an initiative about one day tours for students of nearby schools to IIT Roorkee, and the launch of the Biodiversity report prepared by 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 elevated from the erstwhile college to the First Engineering University of independent India.

On the 21 September 2001, the university was declared an institute of national importance, bypassing a bill in the parliament, changing its status from University of Roorkee to Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee.


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