National Institute of Technology (NIT Rourkela) has been ranked at 16th in NIRF 2019 Rankings among engineering colleges in India. The Institute offers 2 undergraduate, 3 postgraduate courses in the field management and technology. It also provides doctoral programs in multiple disciplines. NITR has a total of 330 faculties, 6315 students and 20 departments. NIT Rourkela Admission is done through national level entrance exams such as JEE Main, CAT, GATE.
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NIT Rourkela Highlights
|Type of Programs||UG, PG, Research and Part-time|
|Admission Criteria||Entrance exam|
NIT Rourkela Ranking
Given below are some of the recent achievements by the institute for the year 2019:
- Ranked 2nd among NITs and 12th best technical college in India by MHRD
- Ranked 38th in the overall ranking by NIRF
- The Insitute ranked among 801-1000 in The World University Ranking 2020
- Ranked 19th among Engineering Indian institutions by the Outlook
- Ranked 27th as per QS University Ranking in overall rankings
- Ranked 13th among engineering colleges in India by The Week
NIT Rourkela Facts & Figures
|Campus Area||647 Acres|
|Total number of faculties||330|
|Total number of students||6315|
|Total number of alumni||20339+|
|Number of departments||20|
|Total number of students placed||886|
|Median salary of placed students||INR 5 LPA|
NIT Rourkela Courses
The Institute offers the following courses in different specializations:
|B.Tech||Civil Engineering||Intermediate graduate with 75% marks with PCM/PCB, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination |
|Computer Science Engg.|
|Electronics & Comm. Engg.|
|B.Arch||Planning and Architecture||Intermediate graduate with 50% marks |
|Dual Degree (B.Tech+M.Tech)||Transportation Engineering||Intermediate graduate with 50% marks in PCM|
|Electronic Systems and Communication|
|M.Tech||Civil Engineering||B.Tech in relevant discipline with at least 60% marks in the aggregate|
|M.A.||Developmental Studies||Graduate in B.A/ B.Sc/ B.Com with 50% marks|
|M.Sc||Chemistry||Graduate in B.Sc with a minimum of 50% marks|
|Physics & Astronomy|
|MBA||Management||Graduate with 60% marks in any discipline (55% for reserved categories)|
|Ph.D.||Chemistry||Master’s degree in relevant discipline with 60% marks OR Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline with 70% marks|
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NIT Rourkela Fee Structure
Given below is the fee structure followed by the Insitute:
|Program Name||Admission Fee (INR)||Mess Advance (INR)||Total (INR)|
|Integrated M.Sc. (5 Years)||33000||18000||51000|
NIT Rourkela Admission
Admission to all courses offered by NIT Rourkela is done in online mode only. Eligible candidates can visit the official website of the institute and submit their application form. The final selection for admission is based on the merit scored in the following examinations conducted at the national level:
Admissions in Ph.D. and M.A are done on the basis of Entrance Test and Personal Interview conducted by the institute itself.
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NIT Rourkela Scholarships
The Institute provides students with financial aids in the form of Fellowships and Assistantships. Tabulated below are the details for the same:
|Program Name||Minimum Qualification||Period||Rate of Fellowship/ Assistantship|
|Post-Doc||Any Ph.D.||-||INR 35000 |
|Ph.D.||M.Tech./M.Pharm||4 years||INR 18000 - 20000 |
|Ph.D.||B.Tech./B.Pharm./M.Sc./MA/M.Com/MBA MCA/MBBS |
[With valid GATE/NET score only]
|5 years||INR 16000 - 18000 |
|M.Tech.(Res)||B.Tech./ B.Pharm./ MBA/ M.Sc./ MCA/ MBBS/M.Com./M.A.[With valid GATE/ NET score only]||2 years||INR 8000 |
Apart from these, a number of scholarships are offered by different companies for meritorious students at the undergraduate level. It includes the following:
- Post- Matric Scholarships for SC-ST students given by Orissa Government
- TCS (Top Class Scholarships) given by Tata Consultancy Services
- Merit Scholarships by Govt. of Odisha
- National Talent Scholarship by Govt. of India
- TCS scholarship for CSE students
- OP Jindal Engineering and Management Scholarship (OPJEMS)
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NIT Rourkela Placements
The training and placement department is headed by a senior faculty member who manages all the placement activities. Its excellent infrastructure supports each and every stage of the placement processes in arranging pre-placement talks, written tests, group discussions, interviews, etc. Every year NIT Rourkela offers 50 paid internships during the summer for 2 months to students across the country.
About NIT Rourkela
National Institute of Technology was established in the year 1961 and located in Rourkela, Odisha. It has been approved by AICTE and accredited by NAAC. It was formerly known as the Regional Engineering College Rourkela. NIT is a publicly funded premier institute for higher learning in the field of engineering and technology. It is one of the 31 NITs in India to be recognized as an ‘Institute of National Importance’. The foundation stone of the Institute was laid by the 1st Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. NIT Rourkela is located about 7 km away from the railway station and the closest airport is Ranchi at a distance of 172 km.
NIT Rourkela Facilities
With a gigantic 647 acres of campus area, NITR is equipped with all the modern amenities. Given below are the details for the same:
- Library: The institute has a wide collection of 84,000 books and 20,000 back volumes of periodicals. The central library, known as Biju Patnaik Central Library, is automated with integrated library software called Libsys.
- Computer Centre: It offers round to clock services to the students with the latest infrastructure supporting research facilities.
- Hostels: The Institute offers residential facilities to both male and female students. It has a total of 11 hostels which includes 7 boys’ hostel, 2 girls’ hostel and 2 married hostels (only for research scholars).
- Cafeteria: The campus has a couple of canteens namely Calorie canteen, SLR canteen, Hexagon, and Campus Cafe. All of these provide quality food to the students on all working days. Meals are available at very nominal rates.
NIT Rourkela Faculty
Given below are the details for the faculty members at the Institute:
Prof. Akshaya Kumar Rath
- Qualifications: B.A., M.A., Ph.D., M.Phil
- Contributions: Published 16 research papers, 13 conference papers and supervised 3 research papers.
Prof. Abanti Sahoo
- Qualifications: Ph.D.
- Contributions: Published 40 journals, 46 conference publications and supervised 4 Ph.D. thesis.
Prof. Ajit Behera
- Qualifications: B.Tech, M.Tech, and Ph.D.
- Awards: Young Faculty Award and C.V. Raman National Award
Prof. Akhilesh K. Sahu
- Qualifications: B.E., M.Tech, and Ph.D.
- Contributions: Published 13 journals and 5 conference publications
Prof. Biswajit Saha
- Qualifications: B.Tech, M.Tech and Ph.D.
- Awards: Best Innovative Idea Award in South Korea; Silver Award on Power of People; Prestigious SMA Ph.D. Scholarship etc.
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NIT Rourkela FAQs
Ques. What is the cutoff criteria for admission in NIT Rourkela?
Ans. It mainly depends on 3 factors i.e. Choice of NIT, Branch and State Domicile. For admission in NIT Rourkela, you need to get a minimum under 10000 AIR in JEE Mains. However, the cutoff will vary as per the choice of branch.
Ques. How is the life of a student at the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela (NITR)?
Ans. Being an institute of National Importance, NIT has a huge campus to cater to all of the needs of the students. Talking about placement, a number of reputed companies such as Wipro, Amazon, Cognizant, Google, Airtel, Essar, Axis Bank, etc. Unlike many other institutions, NIT Rourkela provides you with much flexibility when hostel timings are concerned.
Ques. Which is better NIT Allahabad or NIT Rourkela?
Ans. NIT Rourkela is known to have an astounding infrastructure and experienced faculty members. It is the 2nd best institute according to MHRD. On the other hand, NIT Allahabad has a good alumni network with excellent placement packages.
Ques. How are the placements at NIT Rourkela?
Ans. The Institute is known to impart quality technical education to the students. In the year 2017, the highest package was of INR 39 LPA. A total of 1016 job offers were made by various reputed companies. Some students also apply for an internship in their final year of studies and are offered Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs) from respective companies.