Roorkee (uttarakhand)

The following article contain the information about the city Roorkee which was located in the state Uttarakhand .The Roorkee history and the education facilities which we found in the city roorkee was disscused below.To know about the Roorkee in brief go through the following article given below


Roorkee was the city comes under the Uttarakhand .The city has a great story or we can say the great history for her development .Actually the Roorkee was the capital of a Moghul mahal during the ancient time in the time of Akbar. In 18th century the Roorkee was came under the Landhaura state, until the death of its Bargujar king. Then after that the Roorkee was become the part of the British East India Company general.

The city Roorkee was a small village before 1840.But the Roorkee was develop due to the Upper Ganga canal and the due to the university that is “INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY “ this was also named as IIT Roorkee in which the class get started from 1985.In this year the training was given to the local youth for making the Upper Ganga canal so they give them the training of civil Engineering .At first the “INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY “ was also known as the “Thomason College of Civil Engineering". The college later on named as the University of Roorkee in the year of 1949.And also on September 21.2001 the Thomason College of Civil Engineering through the act of India parliament, it was become the" Indian Institute of Technology".

The India's first canal was made or constructed over the Solani River, near Roorkee that was also a part of Ganga River. The district of Roorkee was Haridwar .The population of Roorkee was 252784 .The elevation of the Roorkee was 268 meters (879 ft).

The city Roorkee was at a distance of 172 km from the New Delhi .The city Roorkee was located on the banks of the river Ganga canal on the National Highway between Delhi and Dehradun .The city Roorkee was also known as Roorkee cantonment .

The Roorkee was also a headquarters of Bengal Engineer Group since 1853.The Roorkee was also famous for the Institute that is “Indian Institute of Technology" .This was the first college that was established in 25 November 1847.The Roorkee was also famous for the shrine of 13th century .Roorkee was a feature for the engineers .The Roorkee was an ideal city for the engineers and we can say that the Roorkee have the capacity to compete with the foreign universities.


In the field of Education the Roorkee play an important role .As we discussed about the IIT Roorkee which play an important role in the field of Engineering and Technology .It play an important role in the education field the IIT Roorkee was the “INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY “which was also known as the “THMSON INSTITUTE OF CIVIL ENGINEERING" in the year of 1847.

In Roorkee many government research institute was present which are given below:-

1)Central Building Research Institute (C.B.R.I.)
2)Irrigation Research Institute (I.R.I.)
3)Institution of Engineers Regional Center (I.E.I.)
4)Alternate Hydro Energy Centre (A.H.E.C.)
5)Irrigation Design Organization (I.D.O.)
6)National Institute of Hydrology(N.I.H.)

The Roorkee have such the big government's institute for research that is why we can say the technological feature for the student was safe in the state Uttarakhand.

The city Roorkee has many private as well as the management college's which are also play the great role in the development the knowledge of the students the private colleges have the many undergraduate courses and the post graduate courses and the management college also have following courses .In the admission procedures the admission in the private colleges the admission are on the basis of the competitive entrance exam like AIEEE that is All India Engineering Entrance Exam and all other exam the some of the admission are also on the basis of management quota those seats are not fielded in the counseling but they get fielded by the management itself that means the admission counseling was done in the college itself.

The colleges are affiliated by the Uttarakhand Technical University and the colleges are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education. These colleges have the courses like B.Tech, B.Arch, MBA, MCA, B.Phram, and all the Technical and the professional course .Such type of education was given in the colleges of Roorkee that is why due to all these colleges and one of the most important college as we all know about it that is “Indian Institute Of Technology" or we also named this college in short that is IIT Roorkee we can say that the city Roorkee in feature compete with the universities of the world.

In the field of school education the Roorkee were also play the great role. There are number of school present in the city Roorkee approximate the city Roorkee have 12 school with having the great facility in the school in each field like in the labs present in the school, sports facilities in the school, well efficient present in the school and all the other facilities like computer labs with well internet facilities etc .Each school in the city Roorkee have a good achievement for each student those getting the following education from the different kind of school.


Roorkee have the great facilities in the field of transport .The city Roorkee comes under the Northern Railway zone in India and the Roorkee was also connected to the major cities of India like New Delhi.

Nearest Airport for the city Roorkee:-
1)Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun
2)Indira Gandhi International Airport which was present in New Delhi.




Usually the Roorkee was the city which was located in the cool climate area. The climate around the Roorkee was cool and well for the tourist and the pilgrims visited there to have the review of different kind of aspects .The climate in the summer was also not that much bad for the tourist in summer also the average temperature of the Roorkee was also as per normal for the tourist the temperature was only raise up to 28 degree not more than that so it was quite easy and reliable to visit Roorkee in any month without taking the tension of climate.


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