Smt. Soma Mondal is the current Chairman of Steel Authority of India. Smt. Soma Mondal has the distinction of not only being the first woman Functional Director of SAIL, but she is also the first woman Chairman of the company.
A graduate in Electrical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, in 1984, she has over 35 years of experience in the metal industry. She commenced her career as a Graduate Engineer Trainee at NALCO and rose through the ranks to take over the mantle of Director (Commercial) at NALCO in the year 2014. She joined SAIL in March, 2017 as Director (Commercial). At SAIL, she spearheaded the implementation of the marketing strategies emerging from the Comprehensive Turnaround Roadmap for the Company since 2017, which witnessed SAIL increasing its sales and expanding the market reach progressively year on year. SAIL achieved best ever sales volume consecutively for the three Financial Years from 2017-18 to 2019-20, and the momentum is still continuing in the current financial year of 2020-21.Read More
I am extremely delighted that XX Convocation of NIT Rourkela is being organised live for a full-strength of graduating students’ of 2022 after almost two very unusual and difficult academic years due to covid pandemic. You belong to a special batch which was constrained to on-line classes for a substantial period of your program. I know it has been quite challenging in many ways. However, these unexpected circumstances gave you and all of us a new experience, direction, and opportunity to build strength and resilience. Through these difficult times you have learned to counter difficult situations and equip yourself with new skills of new technologies and innovations.
As you are all aware, NIT Rourkela has just completed 60 years of a glorious journey. With maturity, experience, quality manpower and state-of-the art infrastructure, you have been well trained through your august Institute to contribute immensely to the society and to your country in the best possible way in the field of your respective expertise for the benefit of the mankind. We are looking forward to your growth and achievements, making all of us and your Institute proud.
This is the occasion of a phase transformation from a student to a NIT Rourkela alumnus. I congratulate all the graduating students’ of 2022 batch and your parents and I also wish you success in the next steps of your career, whether it is in your first job, as an independent entrepreneur or higher studies.
I welcome all the parents of the graduating students, faculty and NITR community to join us in the XX Convocation of the Institute.
Under Graduate and Post Graduate
Institute Gold Medal for Best Graduate (B.Tech and B.Arch.)
Institute Gold Medal for the Best Postgraduate with Dual Degree B.Tech and M.Tech.
Institute Gold Medal for the Best Postgraduate with Integrated M.Sc Degree
Institute Gold Medal for the Best Postgraduate (M.Tech.)
Institute Gold Medal for the Best Postgraduate (M.Sc. and MA)
Institute Gold Medal for the Best Postgraduate (MBA)
Under Graduate, Post Graduate and Research
Prof. S.C.Naik Gold Medal for Best Graduate of Chemical Engineering
Dr. Bansidhar Panda Gold Medal (Best Graduate of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering)
Prof. Ramesh Chandra Behera Gold Medal (Best Engineering Post Graduate of the Institute)
Shri Kamakshi Prasad Panda Gold Medal (Best Graduate of Electrical Engineering)
Snigdhashri Patra Memorial Gold Medal for the best Ph.D.Thesis of 2021-22
Saurav Ranjan Kar Memorial Award for Best Graduate of the Institute
Pranab Memorial Award for Best Graduate in Mechanical Engineering
Bunty Memorial Award for Best Engineering Graduate of the Institute
Sugat Kishore Mall Memorial Award for Best Graduate in Electrical Engineering
Prof. Amrit Kumar Paul Memorial Award for Best Student Research Scholar : 2022
To recognize and celebrate the phenomenal success of the Alumnus/Alumna