Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee is one of the leading institutions of national importance in higher technology education, engineering, fundamental and applied research. Since its inception, the Institute has played a vital role in providing the country with technical skills, know-how, and research. The Institute is one of the best technological universities in the world, contributes to all sectors of technological development, is an advanced educational center in the field of education, research, science, technology, engineering.
In October 1996, the institute celebrated its half-century anniversary and celebrated more than 170 years since its foundation. Roorkee College was founded in 1847 as the first college of engineering, was renamed Thomason College of Civil Engineering in 1854, and received university status in 1948.
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee offers campus accommodation for boys, girls, family students. In total, the university has opened 10 hostels for boys, 3 hostels for girls, 6 hostels for couples.