Type of College

Public - Autonomous

Accreditation & Recognition

AICTE, NAAC with "A" Grade, INI




National Institute of Technology, Rourkela

About National Institute of Technology Rourkela

National Institute of Technology Rourkela, commonly known as NIT Rourkela, NITR, or NIT-R, is a public engineering institute formerly known as Regional Engineering College, Rourkela (REC), established on 15th August 1961.

It is one of the 31 National Institutes of Technology of India and it was founded as a joint venture between the Governments of Odisha and India.

The institution is said to be a "Deemed University" and it is recognized and approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi & Institute of National Importance (INI), New Delhi by the Government of India.

It is also accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with "A" Grade - (CGPA Score 3.12 on a 4 Point Scale in 2nd Cycle) on 2nd December 2016.

The aim of the institute is to develop the technical human resource of excellence suitable for global requirements and ensure good quality academic and industrial research programs in different areas of engineering and technology to generate industry-institute synergy for shaping technical education to meet the requirement of the industry.

Subsequently, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, declared the Institute as "Institute of National Importance" under the act of Parliament-2007.

It is a co-educational public institute, providing a regular course which is located in an urban part of a Rourkela played a pioneering role in the field of higher education.

About National Institutes of Technology (NITs):

The National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are a group of premier federally-funded public engineering institutes in India.

They are governed by the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007, which declared them as institutions of national importance alongside Indian Institutes of Technology.

These institutes of national importance receive special recognition from the Government of India. The NIT Council is the supreme governing body of India's National Institutes of Technology (NIT) system and all 31 NITs are funded by the Government of India.

These institutes are among the top-ranked engineering colleges in India and have one of the lowest acceptance rates for engineering institutes, of around 2 to 3 percent, second only to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in India.

All NITs are autonomous which enables them to set up their own curriculum. The language of instruction is English at all these institutes.

NITs offer degree courses in Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate levels in various branches of Engineering, Architecture, Management, and Science.

Admission to the undergraduate courses such as Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) and Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Programs in NITs are through the highly competitive Joint Entrance Examination (Main).

Admission to postgraduate courses is through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering for Master of Technology (M.Tech.) and Master of Science (M.Sc.) programs, Common Admission Test for Master of Business Administration (MBA) program and NIMCET for Master of Computer Applications (MCA) program.

Since 2015, the Joint Seat Allocation Authority and Centralized Counselling for M.Tech/M.Arch and M.Plan conduct the admission process for undergraduate and postgraduate programs respectively in all NITs. As of 2017, the total number of seats for undergraduate programs is 18,013 and for postgraduate programs is 8,158 in all 31 NITs.

Courses offered & Achievements:

As National Institute of Technology, the Institute has a responsibility of providing high-quality education in Engineering and Technology to produce competent technical manpower for the country.

The Institute foundation stone was laid by the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. It was granted autonomy in 2002 and now functions independently under the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

The institute offers the undergraduate program in Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in twelve disciplines of Engineering and Technology and Postgraduate program in Master of Technology (M.Tech) and Master in Management (MBA) along with research programs leading to M.Sc and Ph.D.

NIT Rourkela is well known for its research-related activities in various fields of science and technology.

The Institute acquires a national character having 50% student intake from the State of Odisha and the rest of other states/union territories of the country.

Students were admitted on the basis of All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) till 2012 but from 2013 the admission is based on Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) conducted across India.

Admissions to the M.Tech programs are by the GATE exam conducted by the IITs and IISc. The postgraduate admission is on the basis of research and interviews by the appropriate screening committees.

The college has been received numbers of an award in publication, offering scholarship also awarded by the different societies within different fields.

Also, the government of India has constituted NIRF in the year 2016 to rank 12th among the engineering colleges in India. Also, the college has achieved a better position (126th) in 2018 Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings QS BRICS University Ranking 2018.

Apart from the above, to make students well aware of their field, there are student chapters of internationally acclaimed societies.


  • The vision of the institute is to become an internationally acclaimed institution of higher learning that will serve as a source of knowledge and expertise for the society and be a preferred destination for undergraduate and graduate studies.


  • The mission is to advance and spread knowledge in the area of science and technology leading to the creation of wealth and welfare of humanity
  • The Institute has a vibrant campus life with a wide range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The Institute has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping, and beautiful flower-beds
  • The Institute has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The Institute has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The Institute has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, canteen, hostel, seminar halls, common rooms, auditorium, multipurpose halls, playground & hostel etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The Institute has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • The Institute has a book bank for helping the poor and backward class students
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The Institute has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • The Institute runs a canteen inside the campus where staff and students can have meals and snacks prepared in a hygienic manner and at an affordable cost
  • Internet & Wi-Fi facilities may be availed for the students and teachers as per their needs
  • Transportation facility is available for the students
  • The Institute also has a hostel with providing all the facilities, security and good atmosphere, best suited for studies of the boys & girls coming from far-off places
  • The Institute has a large playground with well-equipment for different sports like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton and so on
  • A medical facility has been available in the college for the benefit of the students
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • The institution has provided ICT facilities like computers, projectors, audio-visual gadgets, scanners and printers to the departments and also other aids and a huge number of availability of books for effective delivery of curriculum and for inculcating the knowledge of the subject
  • To sharpen the skill of students and their personality development, various curricular and extra-curricular activities are the regular features of the institution
  • The Institute also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology
  • The Institute consists Women Cell to help female students. This cell helps and guides girls to sort out from their personal problem and avoid them from any harassment

Features at National Institute of Technology NIT, Jalandhar:

  • Good B.Tech placement record with average salary package up to 8.3 LPA
  • Scholarships for meritorious and deserving students
  • Recognized as an Institute of National Importance through NIT Act of Parliament
  • ISO Certified Institute
  • NBA Accredited Engineering courses and MCA
  • MOUs with leading industries/research labs/academic institutions in India and abroad for internships, faculty/staff exchange and joint research programs
  • 86% of the faculty consist of Ph.D. holders
  • Encourages students and faculty members to publish research papers in national/international journals and conferences
  • Centre for Continuing Education for conducting several short terms as well as extension courses for the working professionals from engineering and technical fields
  • Offers professional skill enhancement program for students from Scheduled Castes, and Scheduled Tribes
  • Conducts skill enhancement programs, guest lectures, conferences and workshops 
  • 16200+ strong alumni network


  • Scholarship granted to top five students every year in order of merit based on JEE Mains All India Rank
  • Candidate must have more than, equal to 90% marks in 10+2
  • An amount of Rs.10,000 p.a. will be awarded
  • Merit Certificate will be given
  • Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship
  • Awarded to top 50 students every year in the order of JEE Mains All India Rank subject to the condition that their parents' income should be less than 4.5 lakh and the candidate should have secured more than 70% marks in 10+2
  • Students admitted under DASA, ICCR, MEA not eligible for the scholarship
  • Amount of Rs.2000 per month will be awarded
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Technology Full Time 3 / 4 Years 10+2 & Qualifying Entrance Exam
Bachelor of Technology & Master of Technology Full Time 5 Years 10+2 & Qualifying Entrance Exam
Master of Computer Application Full Time 3 Years BCA
Master of Technology Full Time 2 Years B.E / B.Tech
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Master of Arts Full Time 2 Years Bachelor's Degree
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Master of Science Full Time 2 Years Bachelor's Degree
Additional Courses
Streams Mode Duration Eligibility
Integrated Master of Science Full Time 5 Years 10+2


This institute offers more courses in various stream categories including with optional specializations. To know more about courses, please visit the official website i.e. http://www.nitrkl.ac.in

  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Bank/ATM
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Reading Rooms
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • UPS
  • Conference Hall
  • N.S.S.
  • Medical Facility
  • Counseling Centre
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Common Rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Bus Facility
  • Anti Ragging
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Campus Security(24x7)
  • Public Transportation
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Training





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