Republic Day Message from Director IIT Roorkee

Dear alumni,

I hope this message finds you and your family in the best of spirits.

You would be happy to learn that this year IIT Roorkee students have won the first place in the Inter-IIT Tech Meet held at IIT Bombay, second place in the Inter-IIT Sports Meet at IIT Guwahati and second place in the Inter-IIT Cultural Meet held at IIT Roorkee. Placements have also been at an all-time high with the highest package offered being Rs. 1.5 Crores.

We have been adjudged the third best university in India by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019. In fact, IIT Roorkee has topped the ranking in terms of citations per faculty in India. Overall, among the IITs we have been ranked second after IIT Bombay.

ABB has partnered IIT Roorkee to construct an operational smart electricity distribution network and management system (SDNMS). Further, NHPC has partnered with IIT Roorkee for R&D collaboration and established a Chair Professorship. With the support of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, we have established a Design Innovation Center (DIC), named नवोन्मेष (Navonmesh) click here. It will strive for developing design and innovation as a culture while primarily addressing the problems of the North-West Himalayan region and other national priority areas.

This year 260 alumni of 1993 batch attended their Silver Jubilee Reunion and thus recorded the maximum attendance so far in IIT Roorkee Reunions. Similarly, 132 alumni of 1968 batch participated in their Golden Jubilee Reunion (GJR), highest for any GJR.

We take pride in our alumni and their accomplishments across the globe. To recognize them, the Distinguished Alumnus Awards (DAA) of IITR were given to seven alumni on 25th November, the Foundation Day of the Institute. The list of DAA Awardees is available at this link.

As we have seen in several IITs, the role of alumni can make a big difference in the growth of an institute. We have launched several schemes to improve the Institute’s connect and engagement with its alumni and simultaneously promote excellence amongst students, faculty and the departments of the institute. These schemes also offer opportunities to alumni to honour the memory of some family member close to their heart. The complete list is available at this link. For more information, you are welcome to get in touch with Prof. Bhola Ram Gurjar, Dean of Resources and Alumni Affairs (DORA) through email or WhatsApp (9927141416).

We have also launched a time-bound program to improve our alumni database. Hopefully, in future it will enable us to reach out to several more thousands of alumni than we are able to do through this message.

I wish you and your family a very happy new year and look forward to your support for the growth of the Institute. I welcome you to connect with me through my Facebook and Twitter accounts given below.

Yours sincerely,
Ajit K. Chaturvedi
IIT Roorkee