ABOUT : INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ROORKEE
Indian Institute of Technology – Roorkee is among the foremost of institutes of national importance in higher technological education and in engineering, basic and applied research. Since its establishment, the Institute has played a vital role in providing the technical manpower and know-how to the country and in pursuit of research. The Institute ranks amongst the best technological institutions in the world and has contributed to all sectors of technological development. It has also been considered a trend-setter in the area of education and research in the field of science, technology, and engineering.
The Institute had celebrated its Sesquicentennial in October 1996 and now completed more than 170 years of its existence. It was converted to IIT on September 21, 2001 by an Ordinance issued by the Government of India declared it as the nation’s seventh Indian Institute of Technology, an “Institution of National Importance”.
Department of Water Resource Development & Management
The Department WRDTC (now Department of WRD&M) was inaugurated by Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, on 25 November 1955 at University of Roorkee as an Asian African Centre to honor India’s commitment at the Asian African Conference held in Bandung. A balanced blend of academicians and field engineers in the faculty, with long experience in planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of water resources and hydropower projects, help in implementation of application oriented academic programs.
The department is actively involved in research, development and extension activities in the areas of water resources, hydropower and irrigation management. The department provides consultancy services for irrigation, flood control, drainage, groundwater development and power sectors.