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  1. 1. Hkkjrh; çkS|ksfxdh laLFkku #M+dh Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Postgraduate Admission-2010 INFORMATION BROCHURE (M.Tech./M.Arch./M.U.R.P.) CONTENTS Section Title Page 1. The Institute 3 2. Roorkee Town 3 3. Academic Departments/Centres 3 4. Academic Service Centres 9 5. Other Units 10 6. Postgraduate Programmes 11 7. Admission Procedure 13 8. Selection and Admission 22 9. Procedure for Up-gradation 23 10. Category Codes 24 11. Departments/Centre Codes 24 12. Instructions for filling the Application Form 24 13. Check List of Documents in the Application Envelope 25 Annexures i. Certificate for appearing in the final semester/year examination 26 ii. Sponsorship Certificate for Full-time Candidates 26 iii. No Objection Certificate for Part-time Candidates 26 iv. Authorities who may issue Caste/Tribe Certificate 26 v. Certificate for non declaration of result 26 Important DatesStart of issue / Downloading of Application Form & Information Brochure March 19, 2010 (Friday)Last date of receipt of request at PG Admission Office for April 09, 2010 (Friday)issue of Application FormLast date for receipt of filled Application Form at PG Admission Office, IIT Roorkee April 19, 2010 (Monday)Last date for dispatch of letters for Interview/Written Test May 10, 2010 (Monday)Last date for dispatch of letters for Counselling based on Normalized GATE marks only May 11, 2010 (Tuesday)Interview/Written Test May 31, 2010 (Monday)Announcement of merit list based on Normalized GATE marks and Interview/Written Test June 01, 2010 (Tuesday)Counselling for admission June 01-03, 2010 (Tuesday)-(Thursday) Institute fee/Waitlisted amount is to be deposited at the time of CounsellingLast date for Withdrawal of Admission Offered June 25, 2010 (Friday)Selection of Waitlisted Candidates and Dispatch of letters June 28, 2010 (Monday)Last date for Deposit of fee by the Waitlisted Candidates July 15, 2010 (Thursday)Date of Registration July 23, 2010 (Friday)Classes Begin July 26, 2010 (Monday)Further Selection of the Waitlisted Candidates for the vacant seats, if any, will be held on July 31, 2010 just before the date of closing of Admissions. 1
  2. 2. IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS1. The candidates are advised to read each and every instruction given in this Information Brochure very carefully before filling-up the Application Form.2. Application Form found incomplete or received after the last date i.e. April 19, 2010, will be rejected without any intimation to the candidate and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard.3. Paste your photograph having good contrast, within the box only, on the Application Form. Photograph must NOT be attested. Write your mailing address and put your signature using BLACK (INK OR BALL POINT) PEN only within the blocks provided on the Application Form.4. Candidates seeking admission to more than one department (maximum four departments and 14 programmes), must enclose with the Application Form a crossed demand draft drawn in favour of “Chairman, PG Admission”, payable at Roorkee for a total amount (Rs. 400/- for General/ OBC Category and Rs. 200/- for SC/ST/PD category candidate plus Rs.100/- per additional number of Departments applied for example GEN/OBC candidate applying for 3 departments required to pay Rs. 600/- and SC/ST/PD Rs. 400/- depending on their category). Candidate must write his/her name and Address at the back of the demand draft.5. A candidate should submit one Application Form only.6. Request for change of category/choices received after the last date, i.e. April 19, 2010 will not be accepted under any circumstances.7. After submitting Application Form all enquiries be made either to the Office of Chairman, PG Admission, IIT Roorkee only.8. Latest update about vacant seats, dates, etc. will be available on Institute website: http://www.iitr.ernet.in9. For further information, please contact: Contact Person Telephone and Fax Nos. Chairman, PG Admission-2010, (01332) 285875 (Tel.) OR PG Admissions Office (01332) 284010 (Tel.) Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, ROORKEE-247 667 (Uttarakhand) e.mail: (01332) 285874/273560 (Fax) 2
  3. 3. 1. THE INSTITUTE Institute, the National Institute of Hydrology, the Irrigation Research Institute, the Irrigation Design Organization, theIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee is the latest member of headquarters of Bengal Engineering Group & Centre along withthe IIT family and has its roots in the Roorkee College an important Army base.established in 1847 as the first engineering college in India,which was soon rechristened as Thomason College of Civil The Institute campus is 2.5 km from the Roorkee RailwayEngineering in 1854 after its greatest mentor James Thomason. Station and is only 200 m from the Roadways Bus Stand.After about 100 years of distinguished services, the collegewas elevated to University of Roorkee as the first Engineering 3. ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS/CENTRESUniversity of independent India on November 25, 1949. It has 3.1 Alternate Hydro Energy Centre (AHEC)now 22 academic departments/centres offering 11undergraduate courses in engineering and architecture, 5 dual Alternate Hydro Energy Centre established in the year 1982 worksdegree programmes and 6 Integrated Dual Degree courses in for small hydropower development (SHP), renewable energyM.Sc./Engineering and over 51 postgraduate courses in development and conservation of water bodies. The centre offersengineering, architecture, sciences, computer applications and two M Tech Programmes in “Alternate Hydro Energy Systems” forbusiness administration besides research programmes at candidates having civil / electrical / mechanical / electronics /doctoral level. It has three campuses main campus at Roorkee chemical / agricultural / environmental engineering bachelor degreeand other two at Saharanpur & Noida and are suitable to take up responsibilities of investigation, surveys,IIT Roorkee has a highly qualified and motivated faculty of about planning, designs, evaluation, installation of small hydropower390 members who are engaged in research and consultancy and renewable energy projects covering civil engineering designs,in addition to teaching. The faculty members offer their hydraulic and structural designs, equipments selection and designexpertise through consultancy services to private/public and other renewable energy projects.sector industries as well as to Government agencies. The The second M Tech Programme in “Conservation of Rivers andinstitute has about 3000 undergraduate students, 1700 Lakes” is offered as an interdisciplinary programme to create thepostgraduates and Over 900 research scholars. specialists for restoration, conservation and management ofThere are a number of academic and research centres environmentally degraded rivers and lakes. Conservation of Riversengaged in interdisciplinary research, and many collaborative and Lakes involves planning, designing, preparing, executing andprogrammes exist with institutions in India and abroad. Several monitoring the projects to deal with catchment treatment, pollutioncentral facilities exist such as Central Library having more than and abutment in a sustainable manner in catchment area, rural3.20 lac volumes of books and periodicals, Information areas and urban areas.Superhighway Centre with Internet connectivity, an Educational The centre provides expert support in all aspects of SHP andMulti-Media Research Centre with full-fledged television studio, other renewable energy development to government and privatea modern Computer Centre and Institute Instrumentation Centre organization. International and national short-term trainingwith highly sophisticated analytical instruments. programme regularly are offered by AHEC to train professionals.The Institute prepares students to meet ever-increasing Three institute elective courses for undergraduate classes eachtechnological and social challenges with its traditions of self- semester and Ph.D. programme are also offered by AHEC.discipline, hard work, all-round personality development and 3.2 Architecture and Planninginnovative approach to problems. The Bachelor’s degree course in Architecture was institutedIIT Roorkee is fully residential, with well-designed hostels in the year 1956-57. The Indian Institute of Architects(Bhawans) both for boys and girls, sprawling sports ground, recognized the B.Arch. course in December 1961. Thehobbies club, Hospital, a modern swimming pool, boat club and Department has the singular distinction of being the first ina host of facilities for different games including Tennis, Squash India in instituting a Masters degree course in Architectureand Billiards. Societies and Associations along with activities (M.Arch.) in the year 1969-70. An independent course oflike NCC, Rangering and Rovering, Mountaineering and Trekking Masters degree in Urban and Rural Planning (M.U.R.P.) wasprovide excellent opportunities for self-development. added in the year 1973-74. It is also active in doctoral degree programme.2. ROORKEE TOWN 3.3 BiotechnologyRoorkee, a quiet town of moderate size in the district ofHardwar (Uttarakhand), is located on the banks of the Upper Department of Biotechnology, established in 1981, offers aGanga Canal, which takes off at Hardwar. It is about 30 km B.Tech. in Biotechnology programme, a 2 years duration M.Sc.south of the Shivalik range of the mighty Himalayas, about 170 Biotechnology programme, (sponsored by Department ofkm to the north of Delhi and is situated on the Amritsar-Howrah Biotechnology, Government of India) and Ph.D. programme.main railway line. Roorkee is linked by rail to many important Research is carried out in identified thrust areas in the fieldmega cities such as Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai. of Molecular Biophysics, Genetics, Microbiology, Animal andRoorkee is also well connected by road, being located on the Plant Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. SeveralDelhi-Hardwar National Highway (NH 58), and on the Roorkee sponsored research projects have been undertaken in the– Panch Kula Highway (NH 73). Roorkee (Latitude 29o 52’ N specialized areas of protein—DNA Interaction, 3D Molecularand Longitude 77o 53’52" E) is 268 m above mean sea level Modeling, Genetic Engg. of Nitrogen Fixation, Mechanisms ofand has a cold winter. The summer months, though hot, are Male Fertility Control, Microbial Biosynthesis of Organic Acidsmoderated by the proximity of the Shivaliks. The rainy season and Industrially Significant Enzymes, Cellulose Degradation,is mainly between July and September with an average rainfall Plasma Membranes based Enzymes, Cell Surface Antigens.of 1050 mm. Research collaboration has been initiated/exists with institutions such as Tata Institute of Fundamental ResearchRoorkee town is an important centre of engineering activity. (TIFR) Bombay, CSIR Centre for Biochemical Technology, Delhi,Apart from the IIT Roorkee, which is situated in a 150-hectare Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, Nationalcampus, Roorkee also has the Central Building Research 3
  4. 4. Environmental Engg. Research Institute and International Centre cum-Classifier, Trimble IR 5600 Robotic Total Station, Electrodymicfor Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB). Vibration System, Falcon Handheld Stationary Radar with Data3.4 Centre for Disaster Mitigation and Management Logger and measurement of vehicular speeds, Integrating- averaging noise level meter, 50" Plasma TV for Traffic AnalysisThe Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management study, Portable Falling Weight Deflectometer, Diamond Core Drillingwas established at IIT Roorkee in March 2006 to initiate System, Portable Reference Measurement System etc. The Centremultidisciplinary studies & national capacity building in Disaster has Sound Plan, HEADS & TRANSCAD softwares for a variety ofMitigation Engineering. Initially focus is on four natural disasters transportation system problem analysis. The Centre has a goodearthquake, landslide, cyclone and flood. The Core faculty group computing facility for modelling and simulation of transportationand facilities are drawn from four participating departments Civil, systems. A multi-Institutional Nationally Co-ordinated Project entitledEarthquake, Earth Sciences and Hydrology. “Integrated Development of Public Transport System” SponsoredThe CENTRE is devoted to human resource development; R & D by AICTE is currently being executed at this Centre. The DST, GOIactivities leading to Ph.D. degree; disseminates technical know sanctioned a R&D Project on “Design and Analysis of Urbanhow; provides extension services; evolves strategies for mitigation Multimodal Mass Transportation System” CTRANS is also offeringand management of disasters and establish a national database advice and Consultancy Services. It has been engaged as a Thirdfor rapid dissemination of information and knowledge. Party for Quality Control of State Highways constructed under RSVY project in the State of Bihar. A number of research scholars3.5 Centre for Nanotechnology are pursuing Ph.D. on the identified research areas at CTRANS.Centre of Nanotechnology was established in December 2005 One of the research scholars has been awarded National Doctoralas one of the Centres of Excellence. The faculty of the centre, Fellowship by AICTE.drawn from different departments is involved in developing The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Govt. of India andstate-of-the-art facilities at the institute and is vigorously Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO), New Delhipursuing interdisciplinary research on various current aspects have established TWO Professorial Chairs at CTRANS.of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. For this purpose theInstitute has granted four MHRD assistantships to the centre. A 3.7 Chemical Engineeringwide range of sophisticated equipment related to nanotechnologyhas been made operational at IIC involving the multidisciplinary The Department of Chemical Engineering imparts instructions tofaculty of the centre. students at the undergraduate and postgraduate level leading toIn view of the major impact of ‘Nanoscience’ in vast disciplines B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees in Chemical Engineering. M.Tech.of Science and Technology, a new M.Tech. program on programmes are offered in three specialized areas, namely.‘Nanotechnology’ has been initiated by the centre. This course Computer Aided Process Plant Design, Industrial Pollution Abatementis aimed t providing the basic know how to B.Tech./M.Sc. and Industrial Safety and Hazards Management. The Departmentstudents about various concepts of nanoscale materials, their also runs an Integrated Dual Degree Programme {B.Tech. (Chemicalsynthesis, characterization, novel properties, applications and Engg) plus M.Tech. (Hydrocarbon Engg.)}. The Department alsofuture perspectives. This being a multidisciplinary area, a admits students for Ph.D. programme.number of electives have been designed to impart-knowledge The M.Tech. programme of the Department has the highest numberon modeling and simulation, physics, chemistry, biological and of seats in the country. The programmes in Industrial Safety andtechnological aspects of nanomaterials. Besides, it will provide Hazards Management and Hydrocarbon Engineering are unique instudents a practical training of advanced methods being the IIT system and fulfill the crucial needs of the industry. Theemployed for the characterization and elucidation of different Department has well equipped laboratory facilities with state-of-nanostructures. This expertise could be utilized to fabricate art equipment and instruments. New Research laboratories arenew materials and nanodevices. This programme is also being established in Air Pollution Abatement, Fire Engineering,coordinated by the Department of Met. & Mat. Engg. Industrial Safety and Hydrocarbon Testing and Analysis. The Department is well recognized for its industrial academic3.6 Centre for Transportation Systems programmes and fundamental and applied research. The researchCTRANS is a Centre of Excellence of I IT Roorkee in the area of output in terms of published articles in peer reviewed research journals and industrial consultancy projects is formidable andTransportation Systems with an aim to promote multidisciplinary noteworthy. The Department conducts a large number of continuingand high quality research and education in Transportation Systems education programmes for sponsored candidates from industrieswith collective participation of Engineers, Scientists and in the emerging areas of Chemical Engineering.Researchers from Science & Technology, Humanities and SocialSciences of the Centre, Architecture & Planning and Management 3.8 Chemistrybackground. The research areas are Public Transport System The Department of Chemistry came into existence in 1960 withHighway & Airfield Pavement Management System, Intelligent an initial strength of 10 M.Sc students and 7 faculty members.Transport System, Design of Comfort (Rail Transport), Now the department has M.Sc. intake of 36 students andEnvironmental Management, Biofuels for Automobiles, Traffic sanctioned faculty strength of 23. The department has beenEmission Modelling, Air Quality Modeling, Mathematical Modelling, offering specialization in Analytical, Inorganic, Organic andSupply Chain Management, Electric Trolley System, Traction Physical Chemistry. Each M.Sc. (Final) student is required toTechnology, Remote Sensing, GPS & GIS Applications, Health carry out a laboratory scale Project work, submit a dissertationHazard in Transportation System, Inland Water Transport, Polymer and present his/her work in a seminar. These have bearingsApplications in Transportation Systems, Accident Modelling and on the employment opportunities of the students. A five yearRoad Safety, Urban Transportation Policy, Management of Transport integrated M.Sc. (Chemistry) programme has been started inSystems, Environmental Impact Assessment, Visual Communication the session 2007-08 with admission through JEE. Recently,Design System, Aesthetics, etc. The Centre is equipped with a the laboratories have been renovated and several newnumber of modern equipments i.e., Road Measuring Data modern equipments have been acquired. The students alsoAcquisition System (ROMDAS), Portable Automatic Traffic Counter- get an opportunity to use the sophisticated instruments located 4
  5. 5. at Institute Instrumentation Centre as part of their curricular engineering colleges also carry out research at the Department,activity. The department pursues interdisciplinary research on leading to Ph.D. degree under the Quality Improvement Programme.contemporary problems of chemical science relating to Besides teaching and research, the faculty of the Departmentindustrial, rural and agricultural development. More than 350 offers consultancy services to various public and privatestudents have been awarded Ph.D. degrees and more than organizations throughout the country . The consultancy fees1500 research papers have been published. The Department earned by the faculty of the Department in the year 2008-09 waswas also supported by DST through FIST during 1999-2002. of the order of Rs. 80 million. The faculty and alumni of this Department have earned several honours and awards for their3.9 Civil Engineering achievements.The Department of Civil Engineering of the Indian Institute of The Department has several collaborative research programs withTechnology Roorkee (formerly University of Roorkee) has an European and American Institutes. Under these programmes, thereillustrious history and a glorious past and is the oldest and the is regular exchange of faculty as well as students between thelargest Civil Engineering Department in the country. It has its Department and these in the Roorkee College that was established on October The faculty of the Department continues to strive to achieve19, 1847 as the first Engineering College, not only in India but also excellence by exploring new frontiers of knowledge and providingin the British Empire at the time, to train Civil Engineers for managing the latest technical knowledge to the students and renderingthe construction and operation of the Upper Ganga Canal. This technical advice on live engineering problems.was later renamed as the Thomason College of Civil Engineering in 3.10 Earthquake Engineering1854. The College laid the foundation for modern technical educationand the use of Civil Engineering practices in the infrastructure Earthquake Engineering Education in India started at the Indiandevelopment of the country. With the addition of teaching in Institute of Technology Roorkee (erstwhile University of Roorkee)Electrical and Mechanical Engineering in 1946, the College was in 1960, through the establishment of School of Research andrenamed as Thomason College of Engineering. In 1949, the college Training in Earthquake Engineering. The School was renamed aswas elevated to the first engineering university of independent Department of Earthquake Engineering and became an integralIndia. Impressed by its phenomenal growth, the Government of part of the University of Roorkee in 1979. Four major areas ofIndia converted the University of Roorkee into Indian Institute of earthquake engineering namely, Structural Dynamics, Soil Dynamics,Technology Roorkee on Sept. 21, 2001. The department has, in the Engineering Seismology and Seismotectonics, and Instrumentationpast, produced several eminent engineers who have made notable have been nurtured for the past about fifty years. The majorcontributions in the planning and execution of Civil Engineering functions of the Department include teaching & research, andprojects in many parts of India and as well as in other countries. rendering expert advice to various organizations in the area ofMajor civil works in the country like dams, canals, roads, highways,railways, bridges, etc., are the outcome of the technical education earthquake resistant design of structures and systems, such asimparted in this department. The department offers a four-year dams, bridges, power plants, etc. The Department has played acourse leading to the Bachelor’s Degree (B. Tech.) in Civil key role at the national level in formulating Indian Standard CodesEngineering. In addition to its high quality undergraduate program, of Practice for earthquake resistant design of structures.the Department also realized quite early the importance of keeping Several major facilities exist in the Department for conductingpace with the latest developments in engineering education. experiments related to earthquake engineering. Some of the majorHence, the postgraduate courses in Structural Engineering and facilities include: A low cost railway wagon Shock Table for dynamicHydraulic Engineering were started in 1953 followed by the testing of structural models up to 20 tonnes weight, a 3.5 m x 3.5postgraduate courses in Soil Mechanics and Foundation m computer controlled Shake Table with a maximum pay-loadEngineering (now Geotechnical Engineering) in 1954, Highway capacity of 20 tonnes to stimulate Strong Ground Motion, a QuasiEngineering (now Transportation Engineering) and Public Health Static Testing Laboratory having servo-controlled dynamic actuatorEngineering (now Environmental Engineering) in 1957, Advanced systems and servo-controlled compression testing machine ofSurvey and Photogrammetry (now Geomatics Engineering) in 1958 300 tonnes capacity, a Soil Dynamics Laboratory equipped withand Building Science and Technology in 1974. The department liquefaction table, geotechnical centrifuge and cyclic triaxial testingalso has another postgraduate course in Computer Aided Design system, and a Seismological Observatory having state of the art(CAD). Thus, at present, the Department offers two-year courses 3-component broadband seismograph to record local, regionalleading to the Master’s Degree (M. Tech.) in eight different and tele-seismic earthquakes. Department has deployed a Strongspecializations. In addition, postgraduate courses are offered Motion Network of 300 digital accelerographs in the Himalayanunder diversification in three areas viz., Bridge Engineering, Rock region covering seismic zones V, IV and parts of zone III for theMechanics and Traffic Engineering. Every year, 112 students are purpose of measuring strong ground motion in the event of majoradmitted to the B. Tech. course in Civil Engineering and around 120students to the M. Tech. courses in different streams of Civil earthquakes and a state-of-the-art 12-station telemetered networkEngineering. The Department has also provided education to a deployed in the Garhwal Himalaya to continuously monitor thelarge number of sponsored foreign students through arrangements local earthquakes around Tehri Dam.between the Government of India and the Governments of the 3.11 Earth Sciencesconcerned nations. A number of specialist and refresher coursesare regularly organized by the faculty for practicing engineers The Department of Earth Sciences is one of the leading departmentsand the faculty of other engineering colleges. The Department in the country engaged in teaching and research in the field ofoffers Ph.D. programmes in all the disciplines mentioned earlier. Earth Sciences. The main strength of the department isSo far, over three hundred Ph.D. degrees have been awarded amalgamation of two major divisions of Earth Sciences: Geologyand about 85 research scholars are presently pursuing their and Geophysics under one umbrella. In more than last four andresearch. The research programs of the Department are being half decades, department has produced large number of trainedfunded by various agencies such as CSIR, DST, MoSRT&H, ISRO, Earth Scientists who are the backbone of the Country’s Mineral,BARC, AICTE, etc. Research Fellows working under these Oil and Exploration Industry. The pioneer research contributions inprograms are allowed to register for Ph.D. degree provided they different disciplines of Geology and Geophysics have beenfulfill the qualifications set for the purpose. Teachers of other recognized through the awards and laurels conferred on many 5
  6. 6. faculty members, and through the generous funding received from students in the latest technological advancements in the field ofvarious funding agencies. The Department of Earth Sciences, Applied Geophysics. The training will focus on developing theformerly the Department of Geology and Geophysics, was capability to acquire, process and interpret geophysical data. Theestablished in 1960. During the span of more than four and a half course will aim at training the students in seismology, petroleumdecades the department has become one of the foremost centres geophysics, mineral exploration, groundwater exploration,of post graduate teaching, research and consultancy in the field geotechnical investigation, environmental geophysics and boreholeof Earth Sciences. The department has been recipient of financial geophysics. A special feature of the course will be the training ofaid under the prestigious Special Assistance and COSIST the students in Geophysical Inversion, and Geophysical Dataprogrammes of UGC (Ministry of Human Resources and Processing and Interpretation.Development, Govt. of India). The geological studies in the Institute Due to increase in the exploration activity in oil sector, a number of(formerly University of Roorkee) date back to the middle of the last companies in the public and private sector have been activelycentury when Colonel Sir Proby Cautley (who was responsible engaged in oil exploration, both onshore and offshore. The activityfor establishing the Thomason College of Engineering) was elected in exploration is expected to intensify further resulting in increasedas a Fellow of the Royal Society, London, for his pioneering work demand of trained personnel. A number of other companies in theon the vertebrate fossils of the nearby Shivalik Ranges. Later IT sector are also taking up work related to processing andHenry Benedict Medlicot, who was also admitted as the Fellow of interpretation of Geophysical data, related mainly to oil sector. Allthe Royal Society in 1877, occupied the Chair in Geology and this requires a large resources of trained manpower. The five-Experimental Sciences at Thomason College. Presently, the year integrated M.Tech. programme in Applied Geophysics, withdepartment is running two Five Year Integrated M.Tech. programmes its high level of quality training, will go a long way in meeting theon Geological Technology and Geophysical Technology. These needs of trained geophysicists in the future.two programmes started from 2007 through JEE. One more 3.12 Electrical Engineeringcourses viz. M.Sc. (Applied Geology) of two years duration isalso being run by the department. Research work leading to Ph.D. The Electrical Engineering Department was a part of thedegree in several interdisciplinary areas and research and Thomason College of Engineering from the year 1897, one ofconsultancy programmes constitute an integral part of the the earliest such specialisations in the world when thedepartmental activities. The faculty is engaged in a number of discipline itself was in its infancy. The first batch of Electricalresearch projects sponsored by the Govt. of India agencies like Engineers passed out of the College in the year 1900. ThisUGC, CSIR, DST, ONGC, AICTE etc. and the consultancy projects department was, however, closed down in the year 1923sponsored by various industries, and government agencies. The following the recommendation of a special committee that thedepartment has Hamrock Society in which all faculty and students college may be converted to a purely Civil Engineeringare members. Institution. This decision was not to be reversed until on theFive Years M.Tech Integrated Course (Geological eve of being converted into a University. The FortescuTechnology) Committee advised the resumption of instructions in ElectricalThis course is intended to train the students in different aspects Engineering and thus, the present Department of Electricalof Geological Technology in an integrated manner. The main Engineering came into being in 1946, the first graduates ofobjective is to impart the latest technological advancements in the the new department emerging in 1949. Initially, the departmentfield of Applied Geology and geoexploration. The training will focus offered courses with options in both Electrical andon developing the capability to apply the knowledge in the Telecommunication Engineering. Subsequently, in 1964, theexploration of natural resources. Following branches of Applied department was bifurcated to form the two Departments ofGeology will be given special attention: Petroleum Exploration, Electrical Engineering and Electronics and TelecommunicationRemote Sensing and Geographic Information System, Ground Engineering. In 1954, this department was one of the first fewWater Exploration, Mineral Exploration, Engineering Gology, Natural ones in India, to start the postgraduate program. Ever sincedisaster Mitigation and Environmental Geology. A special feature then, the department has never looked back and since 1964,of this course will be the training of the students in Geophysical over 125 Ph.D. degrees have been awarded. Presently theExploration and Well Logging. Some new courses being introduced department is running the courses at both the undergraduatefor the first time are: Brittle Tectonics, Fluid Inclusion, Petroleum and the postgraduate levels and providing excellent facilitiesProspect Evaluation, Environmental Geochemistry, Instrumentation to carry out research work for Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)in Geochemical Analysis and Cross Section Balancing. There has degree, R&D work for sponsored and consultancy projectsbeen a spurt of activity in the country in Petroleum Exploration. A and testing and consultancy work for industrial problems. Thisnumber of companies in the private sector as well as in public is, of course, in addition to the regular courses in Bachelor ofsector have been actively engaged in oil exploration, both onshore Technology (B.Tech.) and Master of Technology (M.Tech.) thatand offshore. Besides, in the next decade it seems there will be a are a part of the curriculum.tremendous growth in IT related geosciences sector. India is well A new five year IDD programme has been started in July, 2007poised to become an international hub for global geological with B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering + M.Tech. degreedatabase generation, Processing and interpretation, and a centre in Power Electronics, with an intake of 10 students.for geoscientific manpower outsourcing. This M.Tech. course aimsto focus on all these aspects and gear up to the challenges to The department has specialization in research areas such asprovide adequate training to the students. All this requires a large : ANN and fuzzy logic applications, Distribution system planningresource of trained manpower. The five-year integrated M.Tech. and operation, Telemedicine, ECG signal analysis andprogramme, with its high level of quality training, will go a long classification, System analysis and optimization, Computerway in meeting the needs of trained geologists in the future. controlled system including process control, ComputerFive Years M.Tech Integrated Course (Geophysical controlled multi-quadrant solid-state converers, ConditionTechnology) monitoring of electrical machines/drives, Digital signal andThe Five Year Integrated M.Tech. Programme in Geophysical image processing, Data base management, Economic dispatchTechnology is aimed at training the students in different aspects and planning, Flexible AC transmission system, FPGA basedof Geophysical Technology in an integrated manner. The emphasis control, High performance computer controlled DC and ACof the course will be on Applied Geophysics. The aim is to train the drives, Intelligent instrumentation, Industrial instrumentation, 6
  7. 7. Medical system modeling, instrumentation and bio-informatics, Economics , Philosophy and Sociology. Till date, seventy fiveModeling and simulation of electric machines, Optimal system scholars have been awarded Ph.D. degree in differentoperation, Power system protection, monitoring, control and disciplines of the Department, and about eighteen students aresimulation, Power quality, System automation and monitoring, currently registered for the Ph.D. programme. The facultyRelay coordination, Reliability engineering, Robotics, System members have been actively engaged in sponsored researchmodeling, Process instrumentation and control, Power system projects and consultancy. Besides more than 350 researchautomation, Artificial intelligence applications and Voltage papers, 25 books have also been published so far by thestability of power system, Embedded Systems, Sensors & teachers, whose scholarship has been recognized throughSensor Networks. various national and international awards. The department has earlier organized several seminars, conferences and symposia,In recognition of excellent R&D activities in the area of notable among them being Literary Translation and CulturalEmbedded Systems, Power Quality Conditioning and Biomedical Integration. Integrating Humanistic Values and Social Concerns& Image Processing, DST has given financial assistance of with Technical Education. International Conference on BuddhisticRs. 2.67 crore under the FIST programme, in 2008. Philosophy. International Conference on Commonwealth3.13 Electronics & Computer Engineering Literature National Symposium on Ethnicity and Identity in contemporary literature etc. As a part of recently restructuredThe history of telecommunication education at this syllabi, the courses on Technical Communications, BehavioralInstitute dates back to 1957 when a B.E. programme in Sciences and Economics are being taught to all U.G. studentsTelecommunication was started in the Department of Electrical studying in various branches of Engineering, Technology andEngineering of the then University of Roorkee. In view of the Sciences . In addition to the core programmes, the departmentincreasing importance of the Electronics Engineering discipline, offers pool elective subjects. The courses of Technicala separate Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Communication and Intellectual Property Rights & Practices areEngineering was established in 1964 to offer Bachelor of also taught at P.G. level to the students of Engineering &Engineering degree in Electronics & Communication and Master Sciences. There are, then, Pre- Ph.D. Courses and eveningof Engineering degrees in Advanced Electronics and Applied courses in German Language.Electronics & Servomechanisms. In 1968, the postgraduateprogramme was restructured with specializations in the areas 3.15 Hydrologyof Communication Systems, Control and Guidance, Microwaves The Department of Hydrology came into existence with the inceptionand Radar, and Solid State Electronics. Two new of International PG Course in Hydrology in 1972 with the assistanceundergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Computer from UNESCO, Govt. of India and IDRC Canada. The course aimsScience and Technology were started in the year 1982. to impart training to engineers and scientists from Asia, Africa andKeeping in view the activities of the Department, the name was other developing countries. The courses offered by the Departmentchanged to Department of Electronics and Computer of Hydrology are presently sponsored by Government of India,Engineering in 1987. The Department has always been on a UNESCO and WMO. So far, 752 trainee officers including 287high growth path and has an experienced and dedicated foreign trainee officers from 35 countries have participated in thefaculty with a strong commitment to engineering education. To Post Graduate Programme. Since 2003, GATE qualified freshkeep pace with the current technology trends, all the engineering and science graduates from India have also beenundergraduate and postgraduate curricula have been modified admitted in this programme. A candidate can opt for pursuing anyand the postgraduate programmes in Microwave and Radar of the three specializations viz. Surfacewater Hydrology,and Solid State Electronics have been renamed RF and Groundwater Hydrology and Watershed Management. TheMicrowave Engineering and Semiconductor Devices & VLSI department has excellent laboratories in the field ofTechnology, respectively. Moreover, the Department has Hydrometeorology, Hydrological Information Systems, Water Quality,introduced two Dual Degree programmes leading to B.Tech. in and Ground Water. The department has made significantComputer Science and Engineering and M.Tech. in Information contributions in the field of flood estimation, flood routing,Technology, and B.Tech. in Electronics & Communication & watershed management and environmental hydrology; and handledM.Tech. in Wireless Communication since 2003-04. Besides, a more than 100 major research and consultancy projects in differentnew M.Tech. programme in Information Technology has also fields of hydrology. Some important investigations includebeen started. Recently, the Ministry of Information Technology hydrological estimates on the failure of Macchu Dam II in Gujarat,has established a Center for Manpower Development in VLSI design floods of 21 sub-basins of the Sone river, studies on groundin the Department. The Department has a strong research water modeling and subsurface drainage studies in commandprogramme leading to Ph.D. degrees in the broad areas of areas of Sardar Sarover and Narmada Sagar projects respectivelyCommunication Systems, RF and Microwaves, Computer and water availability/ design flood estimations for various basinsScience and Engineering, Semiconductor Devices and VLSI, and hydropower projects of India.and Control and Guidance. Many state-of-the-art Laboratorieshave been set up with support from Industry/Govt. agencies to 3.16 Management Studiesfacilitate cutting-edge research in these areas. The Department The MBA programme was launched by the Institute to reflecthas successfully completed a large number of sponsored the needs of present-day dynamic business and economicresearch projects funded by DRDO, DST, UGC, ISRO, DOE, scenario and to enable its students to face the challenges ofAICTE, MIT etc. The Department also provides R&D and corporate world. The purpose behind this is to give theconsultancy services to various industries. student a sustainable competitive advantage. It takes the onus3.14 Humanities & Social Sciences to prepare a breed of managers who have the courage, skills and resilience to excel in the corporate world.Department of Humanities and Social Sciences was originallyestablished for teaching English and Social Sciences to 3.17 MathematicsUndergraduate Engineering students. Over the years, it has The Department of Mathematics attained its present status of angrown into a full-fledged Department with teaching and independent department in 1960. Growing steadily today theresearch programmes in the areas of English, Psychology, department not only teaches various topics in mathematics to 7
  8. 8. undergraduate and post-graduate students of different engineering Our programmes have special features, which are presentand science department, but also run its own 2 Years M.Sc courses only in a few institutions. The department offers M.Sc., Applied Mathematics and Industrial Mathematics and Informatics (SSEM) and Ph.D. programmes to the students. A five yearand 5-Year Integrated M.Sc Course in Applied Mathematics. The integrated M.Sc. (Physics) programme has been started in thedepartment also conducts an interdisciplinary MCA course. Besides session 2007-08 with admission through JEE. Besides teachingthe central computing facilities of the Institute, the department has the undergraduate engineering students, the faculty of theits own state of the art Computational Laboratory, a Mathematical department provides active leadership in training theModeling Laboratory, Parallel Computing Lab, and Image Processing postgraduate students, which is evidenced by theirLab. The department also offers the facilitries for research work performance in GATE and NET. In fact even up to 75% of theleading to Ph.D. degree in different branches of Pure and Applied total strength of the students has been qualifying in GATE oftenMathematics. The department has so far produced over 180 Ph.Ds holding a few top ranking positions. Our achievements inincluding some foreign students. Department has collaborations research have been well recognized by U.G.C. in selectingwith different national and international organizations and has our department under Special Assistance Programme in 1979expertise in various fields of mathematics and others consultancies in the thrust areas of Condensed Matter Physics and Atomicin mathematical modeling and solution of various industrial and and Molecular Collision Physics. The Programme was furtherreal life problems. The faculty also joins different industrial extended in 1985 and 1992, respectively. The department alsoresearch and consultancy teams to mutually solve problems of has research activities in the areas of Atmospheric Physics,higher mathematical contents. Photonics, Nuclear Physics, Particle Physics and High Energy Physics. The U.P. Council of Science and Technology has also selected this department as a Centre of Excellence in Physics.3.18 Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 3.21 Paper Technology, Saharanpur CampusThe Department of Mechanical Engineering came into being inthe year 1946 and the first batch of Mechanical Engineers The Department of Paper Technology at Saharanpur Campus,graduated in the year 1949. In November 1973, the department is an Industry Oriented academic department of the Indianwas renamed as Department of Mechanical and Industrial Institute of Technology, Roorkee. This department (erstwhileEngineering. At present it offers both undergraduate and Institute of Paper Technology) originally started in 1964, withpostgraduate teaching in various facets of Mechanical and the assistance from Royal Swedish Government on the patternIndustrial Engineering. The department offers Master of of their Paper Technology School in Markryd, Sweden, withTechnology courses in Thermal Engineering, Machine Design the aim of fulfilling the need of technically trained manpowerEngineering, Production and Industrial System Engineering, for the paper industry. It has been offering various academicWelding Engineering and CAD, CAM and Robotics. Besides programmes in Pulp & Paper at UG and PG level. A new 5 yearsdoctorate level research facilities, the department has Integrated M.Tech. (Polymer Science and Technology)laboratory and workshop facilities with modern sophisticated programme has already been started from July 2006. Anotherequipment to carry out research in all areas related to 5 years IDD B.Tech. (Process Engineering) with MBA has beenMechanical and Industrial Engineering. The faculty actively started from July 2007. The department has well developedparticipates in sponsored research and consultancy work, laboratories and its faculty is engaged in teaching, researchconducts seminars/conferences and short term courses. The and industrial consultancy covering many facets of Pulp andexcellence of the department in Research and Development Paper Technology, Polymer Technology and Processhas been well recognized. The department has received Engineering. The Paper Industry has traditionally been anfunding from various agencies including the grant under FIST intensive industry in-terms of raw materials usage, energy use,scheme of DST. man-power deployment and in discharge of effluents. With liberalization of economy, global competitiveness and high3.19 Metallurgical & Materials Engineering environmental pressures, coupled with growing demands forThe Department of Metallurgical Engineering was founded in paper products of high quality and at competitive prices, the1963 primarily to train students at the undergraduate level. It process industries have come under enormous pressure forwas renamed as the Department of Metallurgical and Materials change. This in-turn calls for a new vision in redesigning theEngineering in 1997. Postgraduate programs including doctor academic program and in restructuring the research activities.of philosophy in Physical and Extractive Metallurgy were Accordingly, the faculty keeps itself abreast about the latestinitiated in 1969. Industrial Metallurgy at the postgraduate level development through research, consultancy and Industrywas started in 1979. Research and Development activities Oriented Human Resources Development (HRD) programmes.including sponsored research were initiated in the early The departmental faculty has executed successfully many1970’s. In recognition of excellent academic record, DST has research projects, sponsored and consultancy projects andgiven financial assistance under the FIST programs for Rs. many such programmes are currently in progress.4.5 crore to the Deptt. The department has research activities 3.22 Water Resources Development & Managementin the areas of development of alloys, metal matrix composites,modelling and simulation, materials joining, surface engineering, This Department was established by Government of India in thetribology of materials and corrosion engineering. The research year 1955 as Water Resources Development and Training Centreefforts have been both nationally and internationally in fulfillment of commitment made at the Bandung (Indonesia)recognized. A key feature of the R&D efforts is their applied Conference. It was established to provide Postgraduate educationbias. Centre for Nanotechnology is being also cordinated by and training to in service engineers from countries of Asia andthe Department. Africa on new techniques in Water Resources and Hydropower Development and their utilization best suited to the needs and3.20 Physics conditions of the region. Since its creation, it has providedFrom a modest beginning in 1960, the Department has now postgraduate education and training to 2444 engineers from 47grown into an active center of quality teaching and research. countries. The Department offers postgraduate diploma (one year)Today it stands as one of the leading departments in the and degree (two years) programme, namely: (1) P.G./M. Tech. incountry well known for its high quality teaching & research. 8
  9. 9. Water Resources Development with specialization in : Irrigation fifteen specialized and sophisticated equipment for analysis andEngineering, River Engineering, Dam Engineering, Ground Water, solution of intricate scientific and industrial problems. These include,Hydropower Engineering, Hydroelectric System Engineering and among others, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Thermal lonizationManagement, Hydro mechanical Equipment and (2) P.G./M. Tech. in Mass Spectrometer, Electron Probe Micro Analyzer, MacromolecularIrrigation Water Management. With global emphasis on water Crystallographic Unit (to be installed shortly), X-Ray Fluorescencemanagement and hydropower development, the specializations Spectrometer, Powder X-Ray Diffractometer, Single Crystal X-Rayoffered at this Department adequately meet the job specifications Diffractometer, Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope, 200of engineers and scientists in the growing Water and Power Sector. KV Transmission Electron Microscope, Atomic Force Microscope,It is worthwhile to mention here that this Department is unique being Scanning Electron Microscope, Superconducting Quantumonly one of its kind in India in offering a post graduate degree Interference Device, Vibrating Sample Magnetometer, Atomicprogramme of international standard with emphasis on technology Absorption Spectrophotometer, Fluorescence Life Time System,application. Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer, Laser Ablation Micro Analyzer, Differential Thermal and Thermal Gravimetric4. ACADEMIC SERVICE CENTRES Analyzer, Sputtering and Pulse Laser Deposition Facility for Nano-4.1 Centre for Continuing Education material studies. Besides these, the Centre includes a training laboratory for summer training of the engineering students. ThereIt is a pioneering centre in the area of continuing education in the are three faculty members each having several sponsored projectscountry and has completed more than 50 years of service. This and research programmes in the areas of Earth Sciences andCentre acts as a window to disseminate information and technology Nano-material sciences. Each laboratory generally has an operatoron latest technological developments. In the face of rapid working under the supervision of a faculty member or a scientifictechnological advancements taking place around the globe, officer.continuing education and upgradation of knowledge of in-serviceprofessionals to new technologies is the need of the day. Courses 4.4 Institute Computer Centreare being organised through the technical expertise available in the The Centre works towards the common goal of implementing thedepartments and centres of the Institute and are innovative, academic agenda of the Institute by constantly interacting,accessible and stimulating addressing to the current needs of the evaluating and updating the resources to meet the internationalprofessionals. Experts from industries and R&D organisations are standards.also invited to deliver lectures wherever necessary. Centre Computing Resources:organizes the courses in the Institute and also outside the Institute • ICC, a central computing facility, is equipped for High Performancein consultancy as well as in sponsored mode that respond to client’s Computing, which includes infrastructure for Cluster Computingcontinuing professional development needs. The Centre conducts and Grid Computing, besides high-end Servers and Workstationsabout 70 short term training programmes in Continuing Education on heterogeneous platforms.every year in various disciplines of management, engineering, • Centre has a wide range of servers from Intel processor basedscience and technology in which the professionals are trained ones to high-end RISC servers from SUN, IBM, SGI and NASfrom all parts of the country as well as from the neighbouring (Network Attached Storage) servers of 2x1.6 TB (terabytes)countries. capacity.The Centre has five lecture halls fully equipped with modem teaching • ICC has state-of-the-art facilities for applications such as: CAD/aids and in-house boarding and lodging facilities. The Trainee Officers MCAD, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), FEM & FEA, ImageHostel has thirty six rooms with modem facilities like colour T.V.,wi- Processing / Scientific Visualization, 3DAnimation/Visual Simulation/fi internet connection and telephone. An in-house mess and round Geospatial imaging and analysis.the clock canteen cares for the need of the participants. • It has mid-range to high-end configured graphics workstations4.2 Quality Improvement Programme Centre with MIPS R16000 64 bit RISC based (SGI)/ 64 bit Quad-core Intel Xeon (dual cpu) with 4/16 GB 667 quad-channel DDR2 fully bufferedThe Quality Improvement Programme (QIP) formulated by theMHRD was initiated at the Institute in 1971 for improving the DIMM memory and 512/768MB VRAM / AMD Opteron /Xeon EM64Tstandard of technical education and for enhancing the academic with 2 GB RAM /PIV EM64T CPUs.competence of faculty members of various engineering colleges • Linux based HPC Cluster and all the other servers can bein the country. Major activities include Faculty Development, accessed within the campus including DPT Saharanpur CampusResource Development, Institutional Development, Education through campus LAN.Research and Continuing Education. The QIP Centre also Major Engineering and Scientific software resources:prepares teaching aid material to help the teachers of ICC’s software licensing facilities provide the following majorengineering institutions. Teachers are also provided with an engineering and scientific softwares available throughout theopportunity to undertake ME and Ph.D. Programmes. The scheme campus over the LAN with network floating licenses:is open to sponsored faculty members of various Engineering • MATLAB 7.7 R2008b with various Tool Boxes;Colleges. • ArcGIS 9.3.1: ERDAS Imagine 9.3.2 with Leica Photogrammetry4.3 Institute Instrumentation Centre Suite & Imagine Developer’s Toolkit and ER Mapper 7.2; • SPSS 16.0; Mathematica 5.0; NAG Libraries and Compilers; IntelThe Institute Instrumentation Centre is the shared analytical facility Visual Fortran 9.0;for the academic community of IIT Roorkee. Ever since its inception • MagNet64 bit v 6.22.1;in 1978 as the University Science Instrumentation Centre of the • LabVIEW 2009 academic site license with Campus Teaching;erstwhile University of Roorkee, it has provided excellent facilities • Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0; Solid Edge 18.0; Mechanical Autodeskof sophisticated analytical instruments to the students and Inventorresearchers of not only IIT, Roorkee but also to the users of other Series 11;organizations of the country. The centre is currently running two Abaqus/Standard & Abaqus/CAE 6.8; STAR-CD 4.08 fornational facilities for, (i) Isotope Geology and Geochronology and(ii) Electron Probe Micro Analyzer. It is equipped with more than Computational Fluid Dynamics; 9
  10. 10. SAP2000 v 11 for structural analysis and design of 3D structures needs and provides an avenue for the exchange of Information with& ETABS v 9 for analysis, design and drafting of building systems; other libraries and the centres of research and educationMicrostation and Bentley suite of products for Civil under academic The ISC also has an Information Management Group(IMG) which issubscription; managed and run solely by B.Tech. students for developing websiteAutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite 2010 & Educational Solution and intranet applications.Set 2010(Architecture); 4.6 Central LibraryChemOffice Ultra 10.0;Felix for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectral data off- The library serves as a central organ of the academic activities ofline processing; the Institute. To this end, it continues to fulfill its obligations in providingOracle 9i & 10g and MS Visual Studio.Net 2008 necessary infrastructure facilities in the form of books, advancedMicrosoft Campus Agreement under academic pricing for treatises, works of reference and bibliographical nature, currentmajor and latest software ranging from High Performance and back volumes of journals, theses, CD-ROMS, e-journals, e-Computing(HPC) to latest versions of OSs (32/64 bit - Standard databases, e-books and other kinds of monographs to its members.and Enterprise) for Server, Workstation and Desktop along with It has well bound collection of more than 3.59 lakh volumes to meetRDBMS, .NET development environment and Office Applications the growing and varied requirements of its clientele consisting ofsuites , have been licensed for the year 2010 under School and undergraduate and postgraduate students, research scholars,Campus Agreement. faculty members. The library strives to provide physical facilitiesComputing Environment and Access Timings: with calm and cozy atmosphere conductive to study for long hours.• The Centre maintains a comfortable environment, conducive for It subscribes to over 900 current journals in all branches ofresearch & training for both students and faculty. Engineering, Physical Sciences, Bio-Sciences and Humanities &• It provides dedicated high-end systems with specialized Social Sciences. Besides this the library provides access to e-software required by M. Tech and Ph.D. scholars during resources including more than 12,000 e-journals and 20,000 e-bookstheir dissertation/thesis period in Research Scholars Lab. published by major science and technology publishers of the world.• Short term training programmes /workshop/seminar for students, All the e-resources of the library are available throughout the campusfaculty members and office staff are also being organized by the on Institute network. Library also maintains 5 LCDs, 7 servers andcentre. more than 100 Desktop PCs on its Local Area Network. Forty two• It has eight job-specific labs with about 250 desktops/thin clients CCTV cameras have been recently installed at various places of theof latest configuration in 100/1000 mbps CAT 6 based structured having gigabit managed switches with internet Mahatma Gandhi Central Library building is one of the most beautifulconnectivity at every system. buildings in the country. It is a state-of-the-art facility fully air-• Computer Centre runs in two shifts from Monday to Friday from conditioned which provides the best possible environment to the8:00 AM to 11:00 PM and on Saturday and Sunday 8:45 AM to students and faculty. It occupies an area of over 90,000 sq.ft. A11:00 PM. small cafeteria, ample sunlight through dome and skylight provision,• It is rendering services all 7 days/week. Computing and software state-of-the-art cabling for internet and light, fire services, cyberlicense serving facilities are available on 24x7 basis within the rooms, open terminal, wi-fi environment are some of the maincampus including DPT Saharanpur. features. A separate reading room with 80 seating capacity for round the clock opening is a unique feature. The Central Library is4.5 Information Superhighway Centre on its way to provide library services in such a way that SaakaarThe Information Superhighway Centre(ISC) was established in becomes Niraakaar and believe in becoming pro-active rather thanMarch 1996. It is the nodal centre for outside/inside connectivity providing services on the campus and serves as an Information Technology Centerfor promoting the effective use of IT, IT Systems, resourcemanagement and facilities for modernization/automation of the IP 5. OTHER UNITSInfrastructure of the Campus. The Institute has a star topology 5.1 Educational Technology CellGigabit Ethernet Switch based, state-of-the-art Enterprise classnetwork with data, voice and video communication capabilities. Educational Technology Cell a part and parcel of IIT Roorkee is situatedAll department and Centres are connected to the Information near the building of Centre for Continuing Education. This cell wasSuperhighway through Optical Fiber. The network covers 365 primarily intended to produce high quality Video/web/multimediaacres of area through 35 Km of OFC and 65 km of CAT6/E CAT 5 based instructional material, Syllabus based content developmentUTP, connecting all Departments/Centres, Hostels and Saharanpur for the National Programme for Technology Enhanced LearningCampus. The Intranet has 2700+ wired-line l/Os and 3000+ points (NPTEL) project, short courses/training programmes for faculty forthrough Wireless access, providing internet/intranet, and e-mail development of video/web based course. Over the period of time itsfacility to all faculty, students, staff, library, and laboratories. role has expanded to absorb new paradigms of e-learning, trainingInstitute has 50 Mbps internet leased line link from TATA of faculty to develop their own e-content and use of e-contentCommunication, New Delhi, 50 Mbps internet leased line link from developed by NPTEL, training of faculty about streaming of video &BSNL Hardwar and 1 Mbps SCPC VSAT based link from ERNET web based lectures in their respective institutes, streaming of roundIndia, New Delhi. All research scholar Hostels have wired line the clock video lectures on demand, at IIT Roorkee, creation ofinternet connectivity in each room. All Under Graduate/Graduate question banks, quality control of e-content generation throughhostels have 802.11g based Wi-Fi network providing wireless feedback mechanism, conduct of research related to pedagogies ininternet connectivity, besides that hostels are also provided with e-learning, creation of innovative virtual experiments, support toCyber cafe equipped with 20 desktop for internet connectivity. “National Mission Challenges” undertaken by the Department ofResidences of faculty and other staff in the campus has been Higher Education, MHRD. The cell has state-of-art digital videoprovided with ADSL and Dial-In Internet connectivity. camera, non-linear editing systems, audio and video systems,Above Facilities through the Centre are being used extensively teaching aids, substantial number of computers, servers andby the faculty and the students for their educational and research 10
  11. 11. softwares required to produce high quality Web based and Video fundamental principles, concepts and practices in the chosenbased course. The cell has already produced 6 web based courses area of specialisation and to develop abilities for undertakingand 9 video based courses under NPTEL Project. These courses research and development through dissertation. To achieveare accessible to anyone in India and abroad through the web site the above goals, the curriculum is designed to motivate the This centre is also connected to satellite through students for self-study, train them for independent work andEDUSAT (a facility provided by ISRO) to provided facility for the create environment conducive for innovation. The programmefunctioning of country-wide class room. also offers design courses aimed at translating theoretical knowledge to practical application. It also provides5.2 Intellectual Property Rights Cell opportunities to develop strong linkages with researchThe intellectual Property Rights Cell of IIT Roorkee primarily functions institutions and industrial R&D units. The postgraduate programmes offer considerable flexibility to students into create awareness and to provide guidance to ‘he academic and choosing the electives in pursuance of their academic goals.non-academic staff, students and research scholars on thepractices and the rules and regulations of the Institute regarding Upon admission, the student is attached to a faculty advisor whoIntellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and obligations within the frame guides the student in choosing the electives depending upon his/work of the IPR policy of the Institute. It works to safeguard the her area of specialisation. Each course shall have certain numberinterest of inventors regarding IP with legal support which is of credits assigned to it depending upon the academic load andnecessary. During last five years of January 2005- January 2010 weekly contact hours of lecture, tutorial and practical classes.IPR Cell has processed 33 Disclosures/applications for patent filing. Students shall be evaluated for their academic performanceThe IPR Cell is also having a Technopreneur Promotion Programm through tutorials, home work assignments, term papers, field(TePP) outreach centre (TUC). This is a programme of DSIR to support work, surprise quizzes, mid-term examinations and the end-term examination on a 10-point grade system.innovative ideas towards commercialization. Since 2007 this centrehas received 23 proposals for financial support out of them 4 6.2 Postgraduate Academic Programmes leading toproposals have been considered for financial support from DSIR M.Tech./M.Arch./M.U.R.P.and 4 proposal are in active consideration for the same. The postgraduate programmes in Engineering and ArchitectureThe IPR Cell also takes initiatives in developing syllabus on education include 42 full-time programmes in different specialisationsof IPR for the UG and PG students, which are successfully running leading to M.Tech./M.Arch./M.U.R.P. degree. In addition, thein this institute, institute has also planed to start a two years Masters departments of Hydrology and Water Resources DevelopmentProgramme in IP Management (MIPM). & Management, also offer PG Diploma programmes. Details ofThe institute IPR Cell organizes hands on training session for different academic programmes leading to M.Tech./M.Arch./students, research scholars and faculty members twice in a M.U.R.P. degree available in different departments along withacademic year with the primary objective to brief them in (1) their codes, number of seats and the minimum educationalorganizing the research work and innovation identification, (2) qualifications for admission are given in Table-1. GATErecord keeping of the work and (3) filing of disclosure for patent discipline(s) to be considered for preparing merit list forfiling.. admission to different programmes are given in Table-2. TheIPR Cell has initiated a programme to meet the investigators and curriculum structure of these programmes is given on thescholars of various ongoing research projects of every department/ Institute website: http://www.iitr.ernet.incentre of the institute to discuss about the state of the art and The ordinances and regulations in force determine the generalobjective of their studies. This is in order to explore the possibility to academic requirements for the above programmes for full-timeorganize their work towards creation of IP in which IPR Cell can and part-time students.extend its relevant support appropriately. The discussions can be Admission is open to full time sponsored and part timetaken as a step towards confidence building, counseling and sponsored candidates also.analyzing the merits of the project work with respect to IPR. 6.3 Postgraduate Academic Programmes leading to M.Sc./M.Tech. (post B.Sc.)/MCA and MBA5.3 Training & Placement Cell These programmes include 6 courses of study leading toThe Training & Placement Cell of the Indian Institute of Technology Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Geology, AppliedRoorkee, is committed to provide best placement opportunities to Mathematics, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Industrial Mathematicsthe professionals of high caliber passing out of this institute. Under & Informatics and Physics; one post B.Sc. programme leadingthe Campus Recruitment Programme, companies are invited to make to Master of Technology (M.Tech.) degree in Appliedtheir Pre-Placement Talk and conduct their selection procedure by Geophysics, one interdisciplinary programme leading to Masterholding written test/group discussions and interviewing the short- of Computer Applications (MCA) and another programmelisted candidates and making their final selection. Every year, there leading to Master of Business Administration (MBA). Admissionis an increase in the number of companies visiting the campus with to these postgraduate academic programmes except MBA,more new companies preferring to hold their selection process in offered by the science departments are based on the resultsour Institute. Ninety new companies were added in last three years. of JAM, the details of which canMaximum and average annual salary package of last three years be obtained from the office of GATE, IIT Roorkee.are 36.00 lac and Rs. 6.50 lac respectively. The curriculum structure of these programmes is given on the Institute website: http://www.iitr.ernet.in6. POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES Admission to Master of Business Administration (MBA) offered6.1 The Objective by the Department of Management Studies is based on JMET,The main aim of the postgraduate education at this Institute is Group Discussion, Experience and inculcate in the students a deep understanding of the 11
  12. 12. 6.4 Eligibility Requirements for admission to M.Tech./ who possess B.Sc. or Diploma in engineering and have at M.Arch./MURP least three years research, teaching or other professional experience in relevant field, are also eligible to apply forEssential Requirements admission to M.Tech. courses.Candidates who possess the minimum educational B. Full-Time Sponsored Candidatesqualifications as given in Table-1 are eligible to seekadmission to these postgraduate programmes. In addition, (a) The candidates must have a minimum of two years of full-candidates of General and OBC category must have secured time work experience (subject to provision A.[d] as forat least 60% marks or CGPA of 6.00 on a 10 point scale at regular candidates) in responsible capacity in a Registeredthe qualifying degree level; but for SC/ST/PD category Firm/Company/Industry/Educational and Research Institution/candidates, this percentage is 55% or 5.50 CGPA on a 10 Govt./Quasi Govt./Autonomous Organisation in the relevantpoint scale. The aggregate marks awarded for the qualifying field in which admission is being sought. The Firm/Company/degree will be considered for eligibility. Industry shall either be a public sector undertaking or a public limited undertaking registered in a stock exchange or aIn case of CGPA awarded on different point scale, Table-3 private concern whose annual turnover during the pastas approved by the Senate will be considered for eligibility. years exceeds Rs. 5.0 crores. For the candidates employedThese essential eligibility requirements are applicable to all in an educational Institution, it should be recognized by AICTE.the categories of candidates, viz: regular, full-time sponsored (b) The candidates seeking admission to programmes leadingand part-time sponsored candidates. Other conditions for to M.Tech./M.Arch./M.U.R.P. including post M.Sc./M.Phil. butthese three categories are as follows: not qualified in GATE, may also be considered for admissionA. Regular Candidates to different academic programmes but their admission will be based on performance in an Interview/Written Test to be(a) Admission to postgraduate programmes leading to held at IIT Roorkee. Preference in admission will be given to M.Tech./M.Arch./M.U.R.P. as given in Table-1, will be those candidates who are GATE qualified. The candidates opened to the candidates qualified in GATE on the basis will be called for Interview on the basis of their results of of either valid Normalized GATE marks only in the the qualifying degree. disciplines as given in Table-2 or valid Normalized GATE marks in the disciplines as given in the Table-2 (c) Candidates should submit the sponsorship certificate along with alongwith Interview/Written Test to be conducted at IIT the application, duly signed by the Head of the Institution/ Roorkee. The normalized GATE marks of different Organisation on the proforma as per Annexure-2. papers will be used to prepare the merit list for (d) A few candidates are also admitted under QIP, Early Faculty programmes of a department. The Normalized Induction Programme of AICTE and Defence Research & GATE marks will be calculated as follows: Development Organization Schemes, for which the admission procedure is separate. For further details, please contact N o r m a l i z e d Marks Out of 100 of the candidate Assistant Registrar (Academic), Indian Institute of GATE Marks = X 100 Technology Roorkee, ROORKEE-247667. in the Paper Maximum Marks Awarded in that Paper The sponsored candidates who meet the above mentioned eligibility conditions, along with the minimum educational Example: Assume marks scored by the candidate is 64 qualifications given in Table-1 should apply on the prescribed out of 100 in EE Paper, where maximum marks in EE paper Application Form. of that year is, say, 92. Then normalized GATE marks of the candidate in EE paper will be as follows:- C. Part-Time Sponsored Candidates (a) The candidates must satisfy condition B (a) as for full-time 64 Normalized Gate Marks in sponsored candidates, with the additional requirement that EE Paper of the candidate = X 100 = 69.57 such organisations must be located either at Roorkee or 92 within a 20 km radius from Roorkee. There will be cutoff Normalized GATE marks for (b) The candidates seeking admission to programmes leading calling the candidates for Interview/Written Test to M.Tech./M.Arch./M.U.R.P. including post M.Sc./M.Phil. but and for preparing merit list for different not qualified in GATE, may also be considered for admission programmes for different categories of to different academic programmes but their admission will candidates. be based on performance in an Interview/Written Test to be held at IIT Roorkee. Preference in admission will be given to(b) Final year students who will be completing all the those candidates who are GATE qualified. The candidates requirements of their qualifying examination before the will be called for Interview/Written Test on the basis of their date of registration may also apply. Such candidates will results of the qualifying degree. However, no self sponsored be required to submit a certificate as per the proforma candidate will be admitted for part time study. given in Annexure-1 along with the application. Such candidates may be admitted provisionally but they will (c) There will not be any age restriction. However, preference be required to produce the proof of having passed will be given to those who are below 45 years of age. the qualifying degree with the required percentage or (d) For admission to a postgraduate programme as a CGPA latest by September 30, 2010, failing which part-time student, a certificate from the Head of the their admission shall be cancelled. Institution/Organisation as per Annexure-3 must be(c) Direct admission will be offered to IIT graduates with submitted along with the application. minimum CGPA of 8.00 on a 10 point scale without GATE (e) For part-time students, the concerned academic department upto 10% of Intake. will draw up the detailed academic programme on an individual(d) Candidates having AMIE/AMIS/AMIIChE/AMIIM/Grad IETE, basis. 12