Programmes, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee



Each academic year is divided into two semesters and teaching programmes are organized around the credit system. Teaching includes lectures, tutorials, practicals, projects, seminars, dissertations and field & industrial training. The Institute lays special emphasis on the tutorial system, which is based on a close personal interaction between students and teachers. The undergraduate students have to undergo a comprehensive project during the final year of their studies. A distinct feature of the education system at IIT Roorkee is the emphasis on overall personality development and instilling in students the qualities of  leadership . Thus, extra curricular activities are an important part of student life. The Institute has provided the largest number of engineers in the task of nation building.
Academic committees and faculty committee of each Department use course - appraisal to review the course contents. At the end of each semester every student gives a feedback on the course content, its relevance and performance of the teacher. Feed back from students has helped in continually improving courses and teaching quality.


The main aim of undergraduate education at IIT Roorkee is to enable students to face the wide-ranging changes taking place in the fields of technology, environment and management with confidence. This includes undertaking design, development, construction, production, managerial and entrepreneurial activities, and higher studies in their chosen or allied interdisciplinary fields of study.

            The institute lays great emphasis on assisting students in the development of character and self-confidence with management traits. To achieve these goals, the curriculum lays more stress on learning and less on teaching. Efforts are made to encourage self-learning, creative thinking, critical evaluation, spirit of inquiry and imbibing the culture of lifelong learning.


Structure of Undergraduate/ IDD/ Integrated M.Sc. (IMS) / Integrated M. Tech. (IMT) Programmes

            The four year B.Tech programme and five year B. Arch. programme comprise of courses divided into five distinct areas namely: Institute Core, Programme Core, Programme Elective Courses, Open Elective Courses, co-curricular/extracurricular activities. The IDD/ Integrated M. Sc/ Integrated M. Tech programmes comprise of all the above courses of B.Tech Programme, besides having a seminar and dissertation.

Institute Core Courses

            The institute core courses are common to all UG/IDD/IMS/IMT programmes and are planned to give the students a firm base. These include courses on Basic Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences and General Sciences.

Programme Core Courses

            The Programme core courses consist of courses considered essential for a chosen engineering/ science discipline, including laboratory courses, practical training and a major project.

Open Elective Courses

            The Open Electives are the courses offered by different academic Departments/ Centers to the students of other disciplines. The students are free to select a number of courses from a gamut of courses offered, depending upon their interests and course structure.

Programme Elective Courses

            Programme Elective Courses are offered by the parent department/centre of students. These Courses assist students to excel in a specialization within a discipline.

Departmental Honours Courses

Departmental Honours Courses are over and above the normal curriculum course requirement for the award of B. Tech. degree. Completing these courses make a student eligible for receiving Honours Degree in the discipline.

Minor Specialization Courses

            Students are allowed to select courses from other departments in different semesters and years so as to complete 20 credits required to fetch them additional certification in terms of Minor Specialization in other discipline.

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