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About National Institute of Technology Rourkela
National Institute of Technology, Rourkela (NIT) formerly known as Regional Engineering College, (REC) is one of the premier national level institutions for technical education in the country. and is funded by the Government of India. Government of India has elevated the Regional Engineering College, Rourkela to a deemed university under the name of National Institute of Technology, Rourkela.

The main objective of the institute is to produce quality Engineers and Scientists in Graduate and Post-Graduate levels in various branches of Engineering and Science. The institute is managed by the Board of Governors of National Institute of Technology (Rourkela) Society and vested with significant degree of administrative and financial autonomy. Government of India have recognised the institute as a premier institution of repute and have developed it as a center of excellence under plan funding. The institute has been modernised by two foreign collaborative funding agencies i.e. the Material theme in the Materials and Metallurgical Engineering department under Indo-U.K. REC project and the Computer Science and Electronics streams under World Bank cum Swiss Development Corporation IMPACT project.

The campus of the institute consisting of the institute buildings, halls of residence and staff colony is situated at the eastern end of Rourkela steel city, beyond Sector-1 over an area of 262 hectares of land provided by the Government of Orissa. It is a residential campus offering accomodation to faculty, staff and students. The campus has all the amenities for developing personal, social and academic skills of the student community.

The city of Rourkela came into prominence in the year 1954-55, with the decision of the Government of India to set up the first Public Sector Steel Plant in this locality in collaboration with the then West Germany. The city is a huge metropolis connected with all parts of the country by railway and road. The population of the city is about 6 lakhs.

In the last couple of years, the outgoing students of the institute have been securing a very large number of jobs in industries through campus interview. A few industries where our students have been placed are TCS – Kolkata, WIPRO – Kolkata / Bangalore, INFOSYS – Bangalore, HCL-Noida, Satyam Computer-Hyderabad, ICIL – Pune, TISCO – Jamshedpur, Hindustan Motors – Hoogly, TRL-Belpahar, IPCL, RCF – Mumbai, HERO HONDA MOTORS – New Delhi, INDAL, HPL – Kolkata, IPCL – Varodara, IOCL, MUL, IOC, HAL, ITC, ASIAN PAINTS and other firms of national repute.
The institute has earned fame not only for its excellent academic and extra curricular standards, but also for its research, consultancy and development activities. The institute also undertakesConsultancy and Extension Service, Refresher Courses and other continuing Education and Research programmes, Networking Development etc. This is the first autonomous institute affiliated to Sambalpur University under the Government of Orissa.
The institute offers courses leading to the degree of B.Tech in Mechanical, Electrical, Ceramic, Civil, Chemical, Materials and Metallurgical, Mining, Computer Science and Engineering, Applied Electronics and Communication Engineering. The institute also offers Post Graduate courses in Engineering & Science leading to the degree of M.Tech in several disciplines like Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Metallurgical, Chemical and Computer Science and Engineering, Master of Science (in Physics, Chemistry and Applied Mathematics) and Masters in Computer Applications (M.C.A.) under Sambalpur university. These Courses provide opportunity for advanced studies and specialization in selected subjects in various fields of engineering, technology and science. The institute also provides opportunity for part-time M.E. studies, in selected fields and also doctoral research in various subjects.
The institute is going to receive a massive grant from World Bank and will further step up various developmental programmes. The Institute has very highly qualified faculty members with expertise in varied fields, dedicated technical personnel and has excellent laboratory facilites with grants received from various funding agencies. Hence with these facilities and capabilities available, it is expected that the institute can actively interact with industries in the areas of conducting various refresher/short-term courses, training programmes for industry personnel, and also can take up various industry-sponsored consultancy projects singly/jointly as well as various testing work.


  • To meet the needs of industry and commerce by providing human resource with the required knowledge and skill and also by promoting, dissemination, developing and transferring technology.
  • To act as a pace-setting institution and be a role model for other technical institutions.
  • To support the development of the country and the promotion of national integration.

Campus Layout

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Institute Awards
NIT recognizes its meritorious students and outstanding achievers.

Name of the Award Given To
Istam Gold Medal Best Graduate of the College
Pranab Memorial Gold Medal Best Graduate of Mechanical Engineering
Institution of Engineers (India) Gold Medal Best Graduate of Mining Engineering
Met. Engg. Association Gold Medal Best Graduate of Metallurgical Engineering
Sugat Kishore Malla Memorial Gold Medal Best Graduate of Electrical Engineering
Harish Chandra Acharaya Memorial Gold Medal Best All Rounder amongst the final year of Mechanical Engineeering
Institution of Engineers (India) Award Best Graduate of Chemical Engineering
Institution of Engineers (India) Award Best Graduate of Other than Chemical Engineering
S.G.A.T Award Best All Rounder of Mining Engineering
Byomokesh Mishra Memorial Award Highest marks in 1st Semester exam
Professor Raja Raman Award Best Graduate of Computer Science and Applications
Sanjay Mathur Award Highest mark in the 5th and 6th semester exams of Mechanical Engineering
Governor Award Best English Debater of the College

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