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National Institute of Technology, Rourkela (Orissa) : Profile

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About : The History and Activities of NIT Rourkela

National Institute of Technology, Rourkela in Orissa. NIT Rourkela was established in 1961 under the able vision of the then Chief Minister of Orissa Biju Patnaik. Its foundation stone was laid by the then Prime Minister Of India Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. NIT Rourkela was ranked as the best NIT in India by TEQIP for the year 2009. It is the 24th best engineering college in India.

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. The institute has been modernised by two foreign collaborative funding agencies: the Material theme in the Materials and Metallurgical Engineering department under Indo-UK. REC project, and the Computer Science and Electronics streams under World Bank cum Swiss Development Corporation IMPACT project.

The city of Rourkela came into prominence in the years 1954-55, with the decision of the government of India to set up the first public sector steel plant, Rourkela 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 campus of the institute is situated at the eastern end of Rourkela steel city, beyond Sector-1 over an area of 2.62 km˛ of land provided by the Government of Orissa. The courses are mostly residential on a full-time basis.

Departments and Admission

The following are the departments along with the intake capacity for B.Tech courses

Biotechnology and Medical Engineering - 30 (Biotechnology - 15 & Biomedical Engg - 15)
Ceramic Engineering - 30
Chemical Engineering - 30
Civil Engineering - 30
Computer Science & Engineering - 60
Electrical Engineering - 60
Electronics & Communication Engineering - 30
Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering - 30
Mechanical Engineering - 60
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering - 30
Mining Engineering - 30

Other departments include Applied Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Humanities & Social Sciences, Life science and School of Management

Other facilities include a Computer Centre, Central Workshop and a Training & Placement department.

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Extracurricular activities

The official Student Activity center includes

Technical Society
Sports and Games
Literary and Cultural Society
Film and Music Society
National Social Service (NSS)
National Cadet Corps (NCC)

Other clubs include

E-cell-Entrepreneurship cell of NIT Rourkela.
Euphony - The oldest musical band of NIT Rourkela.
Pantomime - The premier Drama club of NIT Rourkela.
Yi Net - Young Indians Net promoted by CII (
Chitraang - The club for maintaining the graffiti wall of institute.
Mathematics Club
Heartbeats - The musical band of NIT Rourkela.
Inquizitive - Club dedicated for increasing the general interest towards quiz(
Microsoft Campus Club, NIT Rourkela
SAE-NITR - Society of Automotive Engineers, NITR chapter
Udaan - Club for aeromodelling.
Degree 361 - The Institute Magazine managed by the student body
AASRA - An Exclusive group for Social Work AASRA
Leo - Smaller counterpart of Lion's Club
Rotaract - Coterie affiliated to Rotary Club
Cyborg - Club for robotics and embedded systems.(
IEEE Student Chapter - Club for IEEE (USA) technical activities
CEC - Computer Education Club (

Address of NIT, Rourkela

National Institute of Technology
Rourkela 769 008

Telephone : +91 661 246 2031
Website :
E Mail :

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