About Department of Earthquake Engineering

Department of Earthquake Engineering, established in 1960 as School of Research and Training in Earthquake Engineering, remained the fountainhead of Earthquake Engineering Education in the country. The major functions of the Department include teaching, research, training and rendering advice in the field of earthquake engineering. The Department has been instrumental in nurturing four major fields of Earthquake Engineering namely, Structural Dynamics, Soil Dynamics, Engineering Seismology & Seismotectonics and Seismological Instrumentation. The multidisciplinary character makes this Department one of its kind in India and amongst a few in the world. Since its inception the Department has been organizing symposia, workshops, seminars, short term training programmes and special lectures for the purpose of disciminating scientific knowledge and technical know-how in Earthquake Engineering and allied fields. The Department will be celebrating its Golden Jubilee in the year 2010 which involves organization of 14th Symposium on Earthquake Engineering and various associated technical activities.

About Roorkee

Situated in the foot hills of the Himalaya, Roorkee is the gate way to pilgrimage places and caters of tourists attraction like Hardwar, Rishikesh, Mussoorie, etc. Roorkee is located on the Amritsar-Howrah main line of the Northern Railway and is well connected by train route and road to New Delhi, Dehradun, Hardwar, Rishikesh and other places in Punjab and Haryana. The nearest International airport is New Delhi and trains like Shatabadi and Janshatabadi are good links to New Delhi. Weather is generally cool at Roorkee during December, with temperature ranging from 2oC to 12oC and heavy woolen clothes are advised.