Applied Science & Humanities
About the Department
The Department of Applied Science and Humanities plays a vital role in imparting the practical aspects of basic sciences and humanities to build a solid foundation as part of the engineering curriculum. The department endeavors to lay a strong foundation in the core areas of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Environmental Studies, and English communication. All the courses are designed with an emphasis on producing graduates who are competent in the field of research as well as preparing them for employment.
The department boasts well-equipped laboratories for Physics and Chemistry, as well as a fully functional English language Lab. These facilities provide students with hands-on experience and practical knowledge. Furthermore, the department has a team of well-qualified, experienced, and committed faculty members who are actively engaged in teaching assignments. It is worth mentioning that all faculty members in the department hold Ph.D. degrees.
In addition to their teaching responsibilities, the faculty members diligently pursue research in different fields to keep up with advancements in the research milieu. They have also published various research papers in reputed national and international journals, demonstrating their dedication to staying at the forefront of their respective fields.
To make students industry-ready with the knowledge of basic sciences and communication skills.
- To provide a strong foundation to all the students in the basic courses with value added programs and guide them to their respective disciplines.
- To stimulate the students in their respective fields of study and create an interface between emerging areas of engineering.
- To influence students with cutting edge research in the field of science and technology.
- To inculcate values, social responsibility and plant the seeds of sustainable.
Laboratories & Infrastructure
The Department of Applied Science and Humanities is equipped with well-equipped laboratories for both Physics and Chemistry. These labs house a variety of instruments such as Energy Band Gap, PN Junction, Stefan’s Law, Sonometer, Newton’s Ring, Plane Diffraction Grating, Variation of Magnetic Field, Melde’s, DO Meter, Turbidity Meter, pH Meter, Spectrophotometer, Conductivity Meter, Stalagmometer, and Ostwald’s Viscometer. These instruments are available to conduct experiments including the determination of the wavelength of Sodium Light, frequency of AC, electrically maintained Tuning Fork, the effect of Temperature on reverse saturation current, variation of Magnetic field and estimation of the radius of the Coil, wavelength of Spectral Lines, verification of Stefan’s Law, V-I characteristic of P-N junction diode, determination of pH, hardness of Water, alkalinity of Water, surface tension of Water, viscosity of Liquid, chloride content of Water, and separation of Binary Mixture by Paper Chromatography.
Both students and faculty members have access to these laboratories for conducting experiments and carrying out research activities.
Our Physics laboratory is equipped with a diverse range of cutting-edge instruments that enable students and researchers to delve into the fascinating world of physics. Among the instruments availa...
Our Chemistry laboratory is designed to provide an immersive and safe environment for conducting experiments in the realm of chemical sciences. Equipped with state-of-the-art instruments such as th...
Our Physics laboratory is equipped with a diverse range of cutting-edge instruments that enable students and researchers to delve into the fascinating world of physics. Among the instruments available are the Energy Band Gap, PN Junction, Stefan’s Law, Sonometer, Newton’s Ring, Plane Diffraction Grating, Variation of Magnetic Field, Melde’s, and many more. These instruments empower our students to conduct experiments that cover a wide spectrum of topics.
From determining the wavelength of Sodium Light to exploring the frequency of AC, our students engage in hands-on investigations that deepen their understanding of fundamental concepts. They also have the opportunity to study the effect of temperature on reverse saturation current, investigate the variation of magnetic field, estimate the radius of coils, verify Stefan’s Law, and explore the V-I characteristic of P-N junction diodes. These experiments foster critical thinking, analytical skills, and a strong foundation in the principles of physics.
Our Chemistry laboratory is designed to provide an immersive and safe environment for conducting experiments in the realm of chemical sciences. Equipped with state-of-the-art instruments such as the DO Meter, Turbidity Meter, pH Meter, Spectrophotometer, Conductivity Meter, Stalagmometer, and Ostwald’s Viscometer, our students have access to advanced tools that facilitate their exploration of chemical phenomena.
Within this dynamic laboratory setting, students engage in a range of captivating experiments. They determine pH levels, examine the hardness and alkalinity of water, investigate surface tension and viscosity of liquids, analyze chloride content in water, and even perform separation of binary mixtures using paper chromatography. These experiments not only develop their practical skills but also deepen their understanding of chemical principles and their real-world applications.
At Roorkee Institute of Technology, both faculty members and students have the privilege of utilizing these exceptional laboratory facilities. With hands-on experience and access to cutting-edge instrumentation, our students develop a strong foundation in scientific inquiry, critical analysis, and problem-solving skills. The collaborative environment in our labs fosters a spirit of exploration and nurtures a passion for scientific discovery.
About our Research
Our department is proud of its faculty members, who are not only subject matter experts but also skilled educators. They bring their real-world experience and passion for teaching into the classroom, creating an engaging learning environment. Students benefit from their guidance and mentorship, helping them to excel academically and personally. Additionally, our department recognizes the importance of hands-on learning and practical application. We provide students with access to modern laboratories, research facilities, and industry collaborations, allowing them to gain practical experience and apply theoretical concepts to real-world scenarios. All faculty members in the Department of Applied Science and Humanities hold Ph.D. degrees.
The Department of Applied Science and Humanities is established at RIT, Roorkee, with the aim of creating a welcoming and encouraging environment for first-year students. Our primary goal is to build a strong foundation in the fundamentals of Applied Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics), Environmental Studies, and Humanities, particularly communication skills. We strive to instill a scientific temper in our students and equip them with the essential tools of analysis and knowledge upon which engineering is based.
The department is dedicated to providing a comprehensive education by promoting research in diverse and interdisciplinary fields. We believe in the importance of nurturing a spirit of inquiry and encouraging students to explore various avenues of knowledge. We offer ample opportunities for students to develop their overall personalities by actively involving them in a range of curricular and co-curricular activities held throughout the year.
Our faculty members are actively engaged in fostering the analytical, creative, critical, and communication skills of our students. They play a crucial role in instilling ethical values and preparing students for the professional world. We take pride in our faculty’s dedication and commitment to nurturing students’ growth and success.
Dr. Umashankar Tripathi
Head of Department
(Applied Science & Humanities)
- The first-year students were shortlisted for the grand finale of Smart India Hackathon 2019.
- Several first-year students have been awarded certificates from IIT Bombay for their proficiency in the C and Python languages.
- Swapnil Suman has been selected for Toycathon 2021.
It is a great honor to announce that Swapnil Suman, a B.Tech 1st-year student (CSE), has had one of his projects, namely Eco Deco, selected for the grand finale of Toycathon 2021. Toycathon is an inter-ministerial initiative organized by the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell, with support from various ministries including the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of MSME, Ministry of Textiles, and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Currently, the toy market in India is valued at around 1.5 billion USD, with a significant portion being dominated by imported toys. Furthermore, many of these toys fail to represent Indian heritage, civilization, and value systems. Toycathon 2021 provides a unique opportunity for students, teachers, start-ups, and toy experts/professionals in India to submit their innovative toy/game concepts and compete for a chance to win prizes worth Rs. 50 lakhs.
- Dr Rachan Karmakar, worked in Department of Science and Technology, Government of India sponsored project named ‘Development of 100% Bio-Dieseled Tractor at CSIR- CMERI’. He has also been awarded with the Affiliate Membership of Royal Society of Chemistry, London.
- Dr Neeraj Kumar has been awarded Research Intern Diamond Jubilee Award- CSIR-NPL and Senior Research Fellowship- CSIR-NPL.