Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee commemorated its 175th year of foundation at Skylight Hotel in Addis Ababa (9 August 2022). This event, while bringing its Ethiopian alumni together, featured several policy makers including those from the government and prominent universities of Ethiopia.
IIT Roorkee, formerly known as The Roorkee College was established in 1847 as the First Engineering College in the British Empire. The oldest engineering college in India is in its 175th year of establishment. In 2001, it became the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee.
Indian Ambassador Robert Shetkintong, President of Debre Tabor University Anegagregn Gashaw Ferede, senior government officials and senior representatives from the universities of Addis Ababa Science & Technology, Ambo, Arba Minch, Gondar, Haramaya and Wallaga attended the event. Deputy Director of IIT Roorkee Prof. M Parida and his colleagues travelled from India to organize the event.
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