NIT Rourkela 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
recognized the Institute as a premier institution of repute and have developed
it as a center of excellence under plan funding. The Institute has been
modernized 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 accommodation 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.
The coordinates are 22°14′57″N and 84°52′58″E
Ph.D., M.Tech.(Research), M.Tech., M.Tech.(5yr), B.Tech., MBA, M.Sc., M.Sc.(5yr)
MA are offered in the departments of Engineering, School of Business, Science
As a leading Institute of national importance, National Institute of Technology
Rourkela offers a number of academic programmes. These include 20 departments
and centers comprising of engineering, science and humanities. The departments