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.
Features at National Institute of Technology NIT, Jalandhar:
|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|
|Master of Arts||Full Time||2 Years||Bachelor's Degree|
|Master of Science||Full Time||2 Years||Bachelor's Degree|
|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