Established in 1847 AD as the first Engineering College during British Empire, IIT Roorkee was earlier known as The Thompson College of Engineering. Since its establishment, IIT Roorkee has evolved as a leading technical institute and has since then become a trend-setter in the field of research and education in Science, Engineering and Technology. IIT Roorkee is eminent for its undergraduate and postgraduate degrees spread across 55 disciplines of Architecture and planning, Engineering and Applied Sciences. Apart from this, the leading engineering institute also offers facility for Doctoral work in different department and research centers.
It admits candidates to bachelor programmes through Joint Entrance Examination (JEE).