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The top engineering colleges in Odisha offer courses in various fields. At the bachelor’s level, we have BTech/BE, and on masters level, we have MTech/ME. These colleges also offer doctorate level courses such as M.Phil and Ph.D.

  • There are 138 Engineering colleges in Odisha, as of 2020. Out of these 138 colleges, 20 are government colleges, whereas 118 are private.
  • You get classroom programs at 137 colleges, whereas 2 colleges offer distance learning programs.
  • The best colleges in Odisha for engineering include IIT Bhubaneshwar, NIT Rourkela, KIIT Bhubaneshwar and many more. 
  • NIRF ranks NIT Rourkela 16th and IIT Bhubaneshwar 22nd in the list of top engineering colleges in India.

Top 10 Colleges for BTech in Odisha

Top 20 Colleges for MTech in Odisha

Top Engineering Colleges in Odisha: Ranking

There are various agencies in India which are responsible for providing college ratings. They give the ranking based on courses such as Engineering, Medical, Law, etc. The ranking might be sub-divided into government and private institutes. Different agencies look for various factors while ranking an institute, the major being placement records, standard of faculty, Teacher to student ratio, perception regarding the institute, and other such data.

Here you can see the rankings of the top engineering colleges in Odisha as provided by different ranking agencies in the country.

Top Engineering Colleges in Odisha: NIRF Ranking

The National Institute Ranking Framework is a government-run agency, and it provides the most unbiased and accurate rankings in India. Here is the list of top engineering colleges in Odisha, as ranked by NIRF.

College Name

NIRF Ranking 2020

NIRF Ranking 2019


Average Annual Fees

NIT Rourkela




INR 1,78,000

IIT Bhubaneshwar




INR 2,13,500

Siksha `O` Anusandhan3432-2 INR 2,45,000

KIIT Bhubaneshwar




INR 4,29,000

CV Raman Global University, Bhubaneswar




INR 1,19,000

Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla119126+7INR 1,70,000

Silicon Institute of Technology (SIT), Bhubaneswar




INR 97,000

  • NIT Rourkela is the best college in Odisha with a rank of 16 in India, and a score of 59.29 (IIT Madras is 1st with a score of 89.93).
  • IIT Bhubaneshwar is the second-best engineering college in Odisha with a rank of 22 after losing 5 places and a score of 56.80.
  • KIIT is the fourth-best college, and it gained 6 places in rank and ended up at 42nd in place all over India rank.

Top Engineering Colleges in Odisha: Outlook Ranking

The outlook is a popular English language magazine that is published on a weekly basis. Outlook performs a yearly survey to enable students to make a proper decision when it comes to choosing colleges. Here is the list of top engineering colleges in Odisha as per Outlook ranking.

College Name

Outlook Ranking 2019

Outlook Ranking 2018


Total Fees

NIT Rourkela




INR 6,37,000

NIST Berhampur




INR 2,70,000

  • NIT Rourkela got 19th rank in India 2019 as per the Outlook 2019 survey.
  • NIST Berhampur also made it to the list with 60th rank.
  • IIT Bhubaneshwar and KIIT did not participate in the Outlook survey and did not get ranked.

Top Engineering Colleges in Odisha: The Week Ranking

College Name

The Week Ranking 2019

The Week Ranking 2018


Total Fees

NIT Rourkela




INR 6,37,000

IIT Bhubaneshwar




INR 7,91,072

  • The Week ranks NIT Rourkela as the top engineering college in Odisha. It gained 3 places and ranked 13th on the list with a composite score of 343. IIT Delhi ranks 1st on the list with a score of 659.
  • IIT Bhubaneshwar ranks 15th after gaining 11 places. It has a composite score of 338.
  • KIIT and other colleges did not participate in this ranking.

Top Engineering Colleges in Odisha: ROI (Return on Investment)

Studying at the top engineering colleges in Odisha isn’t free. This means that one looks to get the best possible placement from the college to gain something from the money invested in the education. Here is a list that tells you which colleges provide the best return on investment in Odisha.

College Name

Total Fee INR

Average Placement INR

ROI Rank*

NIT Rourkela




KIIT Bhubaneshwar




IIT Bhubaneshwar




NIST Berhampur




  • IIT Bhubaneshwar is the best college in Odisha in terms of placement. It provides an average placement of 11 lakh INR and has a total tuition fee of around 8 Lakh INR.
  • NIST Berhampur is also a good college in terms of ROI. 

Top Engineering Colleges in Odisha: Admission Process

Odisha has 138 Engineering colleges, and out of these 138 colleges, 118 are private, and 20 are under the government. They offer courses such as B.Tech./BE, M.Tech/ME and Ph.D.

Number of Top Engineering Colleges in Odisha

The admission in top engineering colleges in Odisha is done on the basis of JEE exams, GATE, OJEE, and KIITEE.

IIT Bhubaneshwar

IIT Bhubaneshwar is the best engineering college in Odisha. It was established in 2008 and offers these courses B.Tech, M.Tech, B.Tech + M.Tech, M.Tech, M.Sc + Ph.D., M.Tech + Ph.D., and Ph.D.

  • To get admitted to B.Tech and B.Tech + M.Tech, a candidate needs to qualify JEE Advanced.
  • A candidate needs to qualify GATE for M.Tech, JAM for M.Sc + Ph.D., and GATE/UGC NET for Ph.D.
  • It has 7 departments at the moment. These are School of Basic Sciences, School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Management, School of Mechanical Sciences, School of Infrastructure, School of Electrical Sciences, School of Mineral, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and, School of Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences.

NIT Rourkela

NIT Rourkela is one of the best colleges in Odisha. It offers two undergraduate courses and three post-graduate courses in engineering and management. It also provides a Ph.D. as well. In order to get admitted to NIT Rourkela, one needs to qualify JEE mains, GATE or CAT.

  • BTech candidates need to qualify the JEE mains exam to get admission at NIT Rourkela. M.Tech candidates need to qualify GATE to get a seat at NIT Rourkela.
  • MBA aspirants need to appear in CAT/MAT/XAT to be eligible for NIT Rourkela.
  • It has 22 departments and includes courses such as B.Tech, M.Tech, MBA, M.Sc. as well as dual-degrees.

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology is the best private college in Odisha. It offers over 100 programs at undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels. It was declared an institute of eminence in 2019.

  • KIIT conducts its entrance exam for admission and doesn’t charge any fee for it. Students need to pay the registration fee at the time of counseling.
  • It has 3 major schools for engineering, management, and medicine. Apart from these, there are 14 other schools offering education in various fields.
  • KIITEE, the entrance test for KIIT is a computer-based test with MCQ questions. A correct answer gives you 4 marks whereas a wrong answer deducts 1 mark.

Placement Stats for 2019 batch

  • The highest package offered was INR 39 lakh, and the average placement was around INR 6 lakh.
  • 4200 hundred job offers for 3750 students by 220 top companies.
  • 500 students went on to pursue higher education in reputed foreign universities.

Top Engineering Colleges in Odisha: Entrance Exam Wise

The admission to most of the engineering colleges in Jaipur is done through national level entrance examinations. The scores of JEE Mains are required for admission into B.E/ B.Tech or B.Arch courses and the scores of GATE are required for admission into M.Tech or M.Plan courses. These exams are further followed by a national level counseling called JoSAA.

Top Engineering Colleges in Odisha accepting JEE Main Score

JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) is the national level eligibility test for admission into undergraduate engineering programs at NITs, IITs and other centrally funded technical institutes (CFTI). The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts this exam and many institutes consider the scores of JEE Mains for admission into B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch and B.Planning.

  • This exam is conducted twice a year in the month of January and April.
  • More than 12 lakh students appear for this exam every year.
  • JEE Mains is followed by JEE Advanced and then JoSAA counseling.
  • Candidates who are able to clear the minimum cut-off of JEE Mains can register for JoSAA counseling and can get admission into various engineering institutes if they fulfill all the requirements.

Colleges in Odisha taking admission through JEE Mains are:

  • IIT Bhubaneswar
  • NIT Rourkela
  • NSIT Behrampur

Top Engineering Colleges accepting OJEE Score

Odisha Joint Entrance Examination or OJEE is a state-level exam conducted by OJEE Board for admission in various undergraduate, master’s degree programs. 

  • OJEE Registration is expected to commence in the first week of February 2020. 
  • The application process is completely online. Candidates willing to take the exam must check the eligibility criteria for the OJEE exam. 
  • OJEE Exam is conducted in both online and offline mode.

Colleges in Odisha taking admission through OJEE Scores:

Top Engineering Colleges in Odisha: Placement Wise

The top engineering colleges in Odisha in terms of placement are IIT Bhubaneshwar, NIT Rourkela, and KIIT Bhubaneshwar.

CTCs offered in Top Engineering College in Odisha

  • The average placement package at IIT Bhubaneshwar in 2019 was around INR 11 Lakh, with the highest package being offered at INR 40 Lakh.
  • The average placement at NIT Rourkela in 2019 was around INR 6 Lakh, with the highest being INR 39 lakh offered by System India Pvt. Ltd.  
  • At KIIT, the average placement was for INR 6 Lakh, and the highest package was offered at INR 39 lakh by Adobe System.

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Top Engineering Colleges in Odisha: FAQs

Ques. Which is the best engineering college in Odisha?

Ans. The best engineering college in Odisha is IIT Bhubaneshwar, closely followed by NIT Rourkela/

Ques. Why is NIT Rourkela ranked better than IIT Bhubaneshwar?

Ans. While ranking, agencies take into account the age of the institute. NIT Rourkela was established in 1961, whereas IIT Bhubaneshwar was established in 2008.

Ques. Should I join KIIT?

Ans. Yes, KIIT is an excellent college, and it has recently been declared an institute of national importance.

Ques. How are the placements at the top colleges in Odisha?

Ans. If you are from IIT Bhubaneshwar, then you will get a pretty decent package. At KIIT and NIT Rourkela, the average placement is around INR 6 lakh. These colleges also get placements around INR 40 lakh almost every year.

Ques. What are the best OJEE colleges?

Ans. The best OJEE colleges include Central Institute Of Plastic Engineering And Technology, Patia, Bhubaneswar, College Of Engineering And Technology, Ghatikia, Bhubaneswar, and Government College Of Engineering, Kalahandi, Bhawanipatna.

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