The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee celebrated its 175th foundation day on November 25, 2022. As a part of the year-long celebration to mark 175 years (1847-2022) of establishment, IIT Roorkee organised various activities on academic, international relations, sports, research, alumni, and student outreach fronts.
Under the IITR@175 initiative, IIT Roorkee reached out to other institutions within 200 km of Roorkee for collaboration, helped start research in the areas of importance, create labs, and attracted funding from various Govt and non-Govt organisations.
The TechSarthi Scheme to assist the industrial units around Roorkee was launched in April 2022. On the sports front, the Institute Sports council of IIT Roorkee organized Half Marathon 2022 on April 3, 2022, with 450 athletes from the Institute, BEG, NIH, CBRI, and select educational Institutes around Roorkee.
One major highlight of the 175th Foundation Day celebration at IIT Roorkee was the Start-up Expo 2022, which featured around 130 start-ups supported by the Institute’s Start-up Ecosystem.
About 50 start-ups showcased their product/ technology in the domain, including Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare, and Electric Vehicles, among others, to 100+ industries from the Uttarakhand region.