IIT Roorkee: A complete Guide of Departments, Eligibility, and Selection Process

IIT Roorkee

IIT roorkee is situated in Uttarakhand and is the oldest technical institute in Asia. It was established in 1847 and in 2001 was converted into IIT by an ordinance issued by the Government of India declared it as 7th nation’s Indian Institute of Technology. And It ranks among the top 5 colleges in India.

How to reach IIT Roorkee:

Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun is the nearest airport and the distance from the airport is 64 km. The next nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport which is 190 km.

Ranking Mode: Out of 5

  1. Reputation – 5
  2. Academic Input- 5
  3. Student care- 5
  4. Infrastructure- 5
  5. Placement- 5
  6. Perceptual Rank- 5
  7. Factual rank- 3

Departments In IIT Roorkee:

  • Biotechnology  (4-yr B. Tech)
  • Chemical Engineering  (4-yr B. Tech)
  • Civil Engineering  (4-yr B. Tech)
  • Computer Science and Engineering  (4-yr B. Tech)
  • Electrical Engineering  (4-yr B. Tech)
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering  (4-yr B. Tech)
  • Mechanical Engineering  (4-yr B. Tech)
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering  (4-yr B. Tech)
  • Polymer Science and Technology  (4-yr B. Tech)
  • Production and Industrial Engineering  (4-yr B. Tech)
  • Pulp and Paper Engineering  (4-yr B. Tech)
  • Architecture (5-yr B. Arch)
  • Chemical Engineering with M.Tech. in Hydrocarbon Engineering (5-yr Dual Degree)
  • Civil Engineering with M.Tech. in Structural Engineering (5-yr Dual Degree)
  • Electrical Engineering with M.Tech. in Power Electronics (5-yr Dual Degree)
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering with M.Tech. in Wireless Communication (5-yr Dual Degree)
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering with M.Tech. in Materials Engineering (5-yr Dual Degree)
  • Geological Technology (5-yr Integrated M.Tech)
  • Geophysical Technology (5-yr Integrated M.Tech)
  • Process Engineering with MBA (5-yr B.Tech & MBA)
  • Applied Mathematics (5-yr Integrated M.Sc.)
  • Chemistry (5-yr Integrated M.Sc.)
  • Physics (5-yr Integrated M.Sc.)

Eligibility Criteria:

To take admission in IIT Roorkee there will be Bachelor’s degree in any discipline of Engineering/Technology with first class or its equivalent, or a Master’s degree with first class or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized Institution or University.

Final-year students are also eligible to apply. Such candidates, if selected, will be admitted provisionally, provided they complete all requirements for the qualifying degree by the specified date. Candidates of the General/OBC category seeking admission to the PG program must have at least 60% (SC/ST/PD 55%) marks or 6.00 (SC/ST/PD 5.50) CGPA on a 10-point scale at the qualifying degree level. The percentage will be considered on the basis of aggregate marks/CGPA awarded in the qualifying degree examination.

The SC/ST Category candidates must submit the requisite certificate from a competent authority as given in Annexure-1 at the time of Interview/GD.

Selection Procedure Of IIT Roorkee:

Candidates are required to appear for the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by IIMs. Initial short listing of candidates, for sending invitation letters for Interview/GD, shall be done on the basis of their performance in CAT2013.  The final merit for making offers of admission to the Program will be on the basis of their aggregate performance in the Written Test (CAT 2013) followed by Group Discussion, Interview, and their Work Experience as per respective weightage given below:-

CAT Score: 65%;     Group Discussions: 10%;     Interview: 20%;     Work Experience:  5%.

Candidates will have to appear for Interview/GD at IITR at their own expense. These essential eligibility requirements are applicable to all categories of candidates, viz. regular, full-time sponsored, and foreign candidates. Other conditions for these categories are as follows :

1. Regular Candidates

Final year students of relevant undergraduate programs who have completed the requirements of the qualifying examination can also apply. Such candidates will be required to submit a certificate as per the Performa given in Annexure-2A & 2B at the time of Interview/GD.

In case of non-availability of the marks of final examination at the time of the Interview/GD due to a delay in the announcement of their results, candidates may be allowed to appear in the Interview/GD on the basis of their aggregate results up to a pre-final year in which the percentage should not be less than as specified above under essential requirements. However, they will be required to submit proof of having passed the qualifying examination with the required percentage or CGPA latest by End of September.

2. Full-Time Sponsored Candidates

The candidates must have a minimum of two years of full-time work experience in a responsible capacity in a Registered Firm/Company/Industry/Educational and Research Institution/Govt./Quasi Govt./Autonomous Organisation in the relevant field in which admission is being sought.

The Firm/Company/Industry shall either be a public sector undertaking or a public limited company registered in a stock exchange or a private concern whose annual turnover during the past two years exceeds Rs. 5 crores. The Educational Institution should be recognized by AICTE. The candidate shall submit a duly filled-up Annexure-3 by the sponsoring institution.

Number of Seats

The number of seats available in the MBA Program is presently 95.

Rank Lists

Only candidates who appear for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be considered for the ranking in IIT Roorkee. The marks obtained by a candidate in the Physics in JEE (Advanced) 2015 will be equal to the marks scored in Physics part of Paper 1 plus the marks scored in the Physics part of Paper 2. Marks obtained in Chemistry, and Mathematics will be calculated in the same way.

The aggregate marks obtained by a candidate in JEE (Advanced) 2015 is the sum of the marks awarded to him/her in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Rank lists will be prepared based on the aggregate marks in JEE (Advanced) 2015. If the aggregate marks scored by two or more candidates are the same, then the following tie-break policy will be used for awarding ranks:
A higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Mathematics. If this does not break the tie, a higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Physics. If there is a tie even after this, candidates are assigned the same rank.

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Rank lists for preparatory courses will be prepared only if the number of SC, ST, OBC-NCL-PwD, SC-PwD, and ST-PwD candidates in the respective rank lists is less than 1.4 times the number of seats available in the respective categories. Common rank list (CRL)-PwD preparatory merit list will be prepared if the total number of qualified PwD candidates is less than 1.4 times the total number of PwD seats.

A candidate who qualifies in more than one category will be considered in all the categories to which he/she belongs for the purpose of ranking. There will be no waiting list for ranking. Only candidates who score the minimum prescribed marks in each subject in each paper and in aggregate will be included in the rank list. The minimum prescribed marks vary with the category. These are as shown in the following table.


Merit list Minimum percentage of marks in each subject Minimum percentage of aggregate marks
Common rank list (CRL) 10.0 35.0
OBC-NCL rank list 9.0 31.5
SC rank list 5.0 17.5
ST rank list 5.0 17.5
GEN-PwD rank list 5.0 17.5
OBC-NCL-PwD rank list 5.0 17.5
SC-PwD rank list 5.0 17.5
ST-PwD rank list 5.0 17.5
Preparatory course rank lists 2.5 8.75


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