Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR) celebrated its 175 th Foundation Day on November 25. Since its establishment in 1847, the institute has played a vital role in providing technical human resources and know-how to the country. Today, the institute imparts higher education in engineering, sciences, management, architecture and planning, and humanities and social sciences.
The institute has now embarked on a series of short-term (five years) measures for the next 25 years to coincide with the 200th year celebration.
“Entrepreneurship is very important. After 10-15 years, there should be at least ten Unicorns from IIT Roorkee. Our long-term goal is to be among the top 100 institutions globally,” says KK Pant, Director, IIT Roorkee, who took charge just two months ago, in an interview with bl on Campus at the institute’s campus. Excerpts from the interview:
(The reporter was in Roorkee at the invitation of IIT Roorkee)