Research Summary, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
 Research Summary

Indian Institute of Technology recognizes Sponsored Research (SR) and Industrial Consultancy (IC) as the essential attributes of teaching and research. A full-fledged office operating under Dean (SRIC) provides administrative and accounting support to the faculty undertaking sponsored research and consultancy work.

Dean (SRIC) plays a strong promotional role by liaisoning with industry and government organisations and providing IPR support and incentives to the faculty.

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      Sponsored research and industrial consultancy are two important modes through which the faculty supports the activities contributing to the development of knowledge and technology. We have entered an era when the products and their technological contents are changing rapidly due to intense competition in the globalized market. Innovations and application of new knowledge have become the key to the survival of Industries. The life of a generation of product has been reduced to only a few years and is becoming increasingly shorter. In these times of continuous innovation and fast changing technology the curriculum must also be updated continuously to keep pace with time and research and consultancy projects help the faculty to remain in organic contact with the technological change. Thus, the activities of sponsored research and industrial consultancy have become an essential part of the activities of the teachers.

      Historically, this Institute was set up to cater to the development needs of India and that tradition has continued over the last one hundred and sixty years. There is hardly any important project in the country where IIT Roorkee has not contributed directly or indirectly. Major funding has been received for participation in various projects initiated by different Ministries of Government of India like Communication and Information Technology, Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Environment & Forest, Surface Transportation, Human Resource Development, Biotechnology, Atomic Energy and Science and
Technology. Besides, a number of major laboratories/ organizations like BRNS, CSIR, ISRO, CWC, CPRI and DRDO, the Institute is making rapid strides in developing collaborative research activities with sister institutes in India and abroad with funding from European Commission (EC), International Committee on Concrete Model Code (ICCMC) Asia, United National Development Programme (UNDP) and NORSAR etc.

      The Institute has well recognized core competence in traditional engineering and its benefit is harnessed for the country's industrial and economic growth by extending consultancy services. Since we are located in the Himalayan state of Uttaranchal where the terrain makes physical access difficult. We are working with the State Government to develop. This provides a first hand knowledge of current problems in the industry and is used in fine-tuning the curriculum to meet the emerging national challenges and needs. The Institute, through its faculty, can handle almost any type of problem/need of the industry. An illustrative list of the types of consultancy services currently being offered can be seen here.


  • Development and application of information technology

  • Development of drugs based on biotechnology

  • Cause-and-remedy studies including failure analysis

  • Pre-feasibility and feasibility studies

  • Detailed project reports

  • Design of systems/components/processes

  • Validation of designs/drawings

  • Development of industrial projects/systems/processes

  • Development of systems control software

  • Development of application software for offline and online applications

  • Testing of industrial products/samples

  • Residual-life assessment and life extension of plants and equipments

  • Calibration of sensors and instruments

  • Development of laboratories

  • Self/distance learning multi-media packages

  • Quality Control & Application of New Technology for Delhi Urban

  • Roads (Cabinet of Delhi Govt. decision)

   Some of the major facilities available in the institute to provide the consultancy services are listed below:

  • National Facility on Geochronology and Isotope Geology

  • Variable Pressure Scanning Electron Microscope

  • Strong Motion Instrumentation Network

  • Shake Table and Shock Table for Earthquake Studies

  • Ground Motion Simulation

  • Welding Research Laboratory

  • Large Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel

  • Satellite Earth Station

  • Automated X-Ray Diffractometer

  • Real-time digital small hydropower simulator

  • 500 MHz NMR Machine

  • 2500 kN Universal Testing Machine

  • Transmission Electron Microscope

  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer

  • Vibrating Sample Magnetometer

  • Mossbauer Spectrometer

  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer with Laser

  • Microprobe

  • Thermal Analysis System

  • Gas Chromatograph

  • Electron Probe Micro Analyser

  • Scanning Probe Microscope

  • X-Ray Diffractometer Power and Single Crystal

  • Superconducting Quantum Interface Device (SQUID)

  • Scanning Electron Microscope

  • Dual Chamber Magnetron Sputtering System

  • Pulsed Laser Depositing System

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