Government Autonomous College, Rourkela, Orissa was granted the autonomous rank owing to the upended academic growth and was attributed by NAAC with grade B.The college offers UG courses, Pg courses, and diplomas with multiple specializations under every course across three streams Science, Arts, and also provides diversified self-financing courses in Mathematics with Computer(MTC), Computer Science, Electronics and Tele-Communication (ETC), and PGDCA, PGDCH. Admission to these courses is merit-based. Applicants seeking admission to the institute may apply online. Separate rooms for IGNOU Study Centre have also been arranged for the college.

Government Autonomous College Rourkela Highlights

Established | Institute Type

1961 | Government

Approved by

National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)

Set by

Government of Odisha

Courses Offered

7 Courses across 3 streams

Popular Courses

B.A in Economics, English, Oriya, etc.

Application Mode


Admission Criteria


Top Recruiters

TCS, Vedanta, Bhusan

Campus Area

50 Acres

Facilities Available

Library, Medical Service, Cafeteria, Gym, Hostel, I.T. Infrastructure, Auditorium, Sports

Official Website

Government Autonomous College Rourkela Courses 

Government Autonomous College, Rourkela runs a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma courses. Below given is a tabular representation of the same.




Subjects: Economics, Education, English, History, Hindi, Odia, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, and Political Science

Duration: 3 years

Eligibility: 10+2 in humanities background from any recognized board


Subjects: Botany, Chemistry, Physics, Zoology, Mathematics, and Statistics.

Duration: 3 years

Eligibility: 10+2 in science  background from any recognized board

Number of Seats: 288


Subjects: Economics, Education, English, History, Hindi, Odia, Psychology, Sociology, and Political Science

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in any subject from a recognized university

Number of Seats: 272


Subjects: Botany, Chemistry, Physics, Zoology, Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (S.F. Mode)

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in any subject from a recognized university

Number of Seats: 352


Subjects: Botany, Odia, and English

Duration: 1 year

Eligibility: Master’s Degree from a recognized university

Number of Seats: 24

B. Sc.(SF mode)


Subjects: Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunication and Mathematics with Computer

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility: 10+2 in science background from any recognized board

Number of Seats: 128

M.Sc.(SF mode)

Subjects: Computer Science

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in any subject from a recognized university

Number of Seats: 64

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Government Autonomous College Rourkela Admissions

The admission process at Government Autonomous College (GACRKL) is done through online mode. Admissions at GACRKL are on a merit basis for all the courses. Interested and eligible candidates are required to submit their application form.  The application form can be filled online by following the below - listed steps : 

  • Candidates are required to fill the online application form through a link provided on the official website.
  •  Applicants must fill in all correct details and upload necessary documents.
  • After filling the application form college will present the cut off list and provide admissions accordingly. 
  • Keep in mind that he/she will not be selected if he/she has dropped for more than a year or two.

Reservation criteria 

The following are the reserved categories as per the Government Autonomous College Rourkela.

Category Reservation criteria 
SC 16.25%
ST 22.5%
UGC/ NET/CSIR NET/ TF Candidates 25%

Government Autonomous College Rourkela Placements

Reputed companies like Tata Steel and Vedanta have visited the college. The packages offered varied from 3 lakhs to 1.5 lakhs. It does not ensure 100% placements, but almost more than half are assured placements based on their merit.

However, the college has a placement cell, formed at the beginning of every academic session. The placement cell communicates and provides opportunities for the students to get jobs and, in turn, works hard to ensure 100% placements.

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Government Autonomous College Rourkela Scholarships

Prerana post-matric scholarship offered for the SC/ST/OBC students by the State Government. It provides INR 12,000 to each student whose family's annual income is less than 1 lakh per annum. Special staff members do the execution of scholarships in association with SAMS.

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Government Autonomous College Rourkela Facilities

Following are the facilities offered by the college to cater to the needs of the students as well as faculty members: 

  • Hostel: The college has arrangements for separate boys and girls hostels. There are two boys hostels for PG / UG students and SC/ST students, whereas three girls host for P.G. students, UG/+2, and SC/ST students. Every hostel has a Hostel Superintendent and a Deputy Superintendent apart from the mess and other amenities.
  • Library: The college library is open to all the students and has a collection of  53, 239 books on diverse subjects. The library has a reading and a lending section. The reading room accommodates approximately 100 students. The students can read novels as well as books on competitive examinations.
  • Auditorium: College has a large open sky auditorium accommodating around 5000 students. The college has a good size stage that is used for celebrating the Annual Function and other activities. It also has an auditorium-cum-seminar hall where around 1000 can easily accommodate.

Other facilities include parking facilities, department - wise laboratories, cafeteria, 24*7 Wi-Fi, common rooms, canteen, and Medical facilities for all the students.

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Government Autonomous College Rourkela Faculty

The faculties here are highly educated and skilled. They strive to teach the curiosity for learning and improving your skills every day. A total of 45 highly qualified faculty members provide the students with a friendly environment, which promotes them to grow their interests in applied and academic learning.

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Government Autonomous College Rourkela FAQs

Ques. Where is the college exactly located, and how is the ambiance there?

Ans. Government Autonomous College, in the initial days, started in a small building in the Steel Township sector. However, over the years, it spread across 50 acres of land in the Sundargarh district at Panposh Rourkela. The ambiance is appeasing and idol for students who aspire for growth and learning.

Ques. How is the fee structure?

Ans. The fee structure is affordable. Apart from the highly experienced teachers, the college provides additional facilities like well-equipped laboratories, a well-stocked library, and spacious hostel rooms accommodating 3 or 4 people, for a feasible fee structure.

Ques. Are the fees okay as per the courses and teaching in the college?

Ans. The course structure is very systematic and easy to keep. Yes, the course and curriculum are worth the money we pay. The fee structure here is very nominal for the well to do families, and for the ones who belong to low-income families, the college offers scholarships for them as well.

Ques.  What is the Examination structure?

Ans. Each academic session consists of two-semester exams held in April and November. Also, two internals are held before each semester examination. Two terminals are held for each subject every semester. Internal marks are held for 10 and 15 marks, whereas the semester exams are 60 and 25 marks, respectively.

Ques. Do we have to appear for any entrance exam, if applying for undergraduate courses?

Ans. The college does not conduct any entrance examinations. The admission for undergraduate courses like B. A, B.Com, and B.Sc is made based on the marks scored in the 12th boards. The cutoffs of the respective courses can be seen on the official website.

Ques. What documents are required at the time of admission?

Ans. Following are the documents to be submitted at the time of admission:

a. The originals of all the certificates & mark sheets from HSC to M. A. /M. Sc. /M. Com Class. b. CLC / Conduct Certificates 

c. Three passport size photographs 

d. Migration Certificate 

e. Relieve order (In case of in-service candidates) from the competent authority.

 f. Admission Fees in the shape of cash.