National Institute of Technology (NIT Rourkela) has been ranked at 32 in NIRF 2020 Rankings for its Overall performance and is ranked 16 for its B.tech program. The institute offers various programs such as B.Tech, M.Tech, MA, M.Sc, MBA, B.Tech + M.Tech, and B.Arch. Admission to these programs is based on national level exams such as JEE (Main & Advanced), GATE, JAM, CAT, etc. Candidates are required to apply online for admission. NITR has a total of 337 faculties, 6315 students, and 20 departments. The placement cycle of NIT Rourkela 2019-20 saw the highest CTC of INR 42 LPA and an average CTC of INR 8.75 LPA. Graduates from the institute were placed in top-notch companies such as Chegg Inc., Cognizant, Unacademy, Wipro, TCS, Aditya Birla Group, Tata Steel, etc.
|Declaration of JEE Mains Result||September 11, 2020|
|Declaration of JEE Advanced||October 5, 2020|
|Opening of JoSAA 2020 online registration form for B.Tech||October 6, 2020|
|Last date to apply for JoSAA 2020||October 15, 2020 (5 PM)|
|Opening of online choice filling for B.Tech||October 6, 2020|
|Last date to fill the choice||October 15, 2020 (5 PM)|
|Admission process through JoSAA 2020||November 9, 2020, to November 13, 2020|
|Last date to submit documents for M.Tech||September 27, 2020|
|Commencement of Online classes for M.Tech||September 28, 2020|
|Opening of GATE 2021 application form||September 11, 2020|
|Last date to fill the Application form||October 14, 2020|
|Availability of admit card||January 8, 2020|
|GATE 2021 exam||February 5-7 & 12-14, 2021|
|GATE 2021 result||March 22, 2021|
|Closing Of JAM 2021 Application Form||October 15, 2020|
|JAM 2021 Examination||February 14, 2021|
|Declaration of JAM 2021 result||March 20, 2021|
|Declaration of JAM 2021 first admission list||June 16, 2021|
|Closure of admission through JAM||July 20, 2021|
|PhD (Spring Semester)|
|Application start date||December 7, 2020|
|Application last date||December 25, 2020|
|Publication of result||December 29, 2020|
|Date of online test/ interview||January 5, 2021|
|Publication of result for the test/ interview||January 5 – 8, 2021|
|Admission date (Tentative)||January 5 – 19, 2021|
|Semester registration||January 21, 2021|
|Established | Type||1961 | Autonomous|
|Recognized by||AICTE and MHRD|
|Rankings 2020||Ranked 32 for Overall by NIRF|
Ranked 16 for B.Tech by NIRF
Ranked 26 for B.Tech by Indiatoday
Ranked 14 for B.Tech by The Week
|Courses offered||UG, PG, and PhD|
|Highest CTC||INR 42 LPA|
|Average CTC||INR 8 LPA|
|Top recruiters||Chegg Inc., Cognizant, Unacademy, Wipro, TCS, Aditya Birla Group, Tata Steel, Tech Mahindra, etc.|
|B.Tech CSE cut off 2020||1230 – 8510|
|Facilities||Library, Computer Centre, Hostel, Cafeteria. etc.|
Given below are some of the recent achievements by the institute for the year 2020 and 2021:
Read More: NIT Rourkela Rankings 2020
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|
Check: NIT Rourkela Fees
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:
|Course Name||Accepted Exam Name||Read more|
|B.Tech||JEE Main||Click here|
|MBA||CAT/ MAT/ XAT||Click here|
Admissions in Ph.D. and M.A are done on the basis of Entrance Test and Personal Interview conducted by the institute itself.
Know more: NIT Rourkela Admissions
Given below is the JEE Main cut off 2020 (General) for the NIT Rourkela B.Tech program:
|Specializations||Opening Rank 2020||Closing Rank 2020|
|B.Tech (Ceramic Engineering) + M.Tech (Industrial Ceramic)||38827||39556|
|B.tech + M.Tech in Chemical Engineering||32581||32814|
|Computer Science and Engineering||1230||8510|
|Electronics and Communication Engineering||8844||11723|
|Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering||12548||20452|
|Food Process Engineering||40286||45354|
|Metallurgical and Materials Engineering||26490||28590|
|B.Tech + M.Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering||34389||36109|
|B.Tech + M.Tech in Mining Engineering||36409||37123|
Read More: NIT Rourkela Cut off
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:
Check: NIT Rourkela Scholarships
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. Highlights of the NIT Rourkela placements 2019-20 are as follows:
The top recruiters in the cycle included top-notch companies such as Amazon, Amdocs, Bajaj, Cummins, Ford, Hero, Intel, Jindal Steel & Power, Larsen & Toubro, Mathworks, Mediatek, Microsoft, Myntra, Pepsico, RBL Bank, etc.
Read More: NIT Rourkela Placements
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.
With a gigantic 647 acres of campus area, NITR is equipped with all the modern amenities. Given below are the details for the same:
The faculty of NIT Rourkela is highly qualified and well-educated in their relevant fields. The prominent faculty members hold a doctoral degree and the majority of the faculty members hold a Master’s degree in their relevant fields. All the faculty members have teaching experience ranging from 1 to 10 years. Currently, there are a total of 337 faculty members with 323 holding Ph.D. holders, 10 holding M.tech degree, 2 holding MCP degree, 1 holding Master of Design degree, and an MBBS degree holder. The strength of the NIT Rourkela faculty is as follows:
Read More: NIT Rourkela Faculty
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.
Ques. What is the fee structure for a foreign student taking admission at NIT Rourkela?
Ans. The tuition fee for foreign students are as follows:
Ques. Are there any scholarships given to SC/ST students at NIT Rourkela?
Ans. SC/ST students are eligible for Post Matric Scholarship (PMS) of the respective State Governments if they satisfy the norms set by the State Government. For that they need to apply in appropriate time to their State Govts.
Among the admitted students in the first year top 12 SC students and top 5 ST students are eligible to get TOP CLASS SCHOLARSHIP from the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, GOI and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, GOI respectively provided their parental annual income is below 4.5 lakhs. These students will get Top Class scholarship for four years (first year to fourth year) provided they get promoted to the next higher year, else the scholarship will be stopped.
Ques. How can one take admission in an M.Tech program at NIT Rourkela?
Ans. One can take admission to M.Tech program through Common Counselling for M.Tech(CCMT) after qualifying GATE entrance exams with the cut off criteria . If seats remain vacant after GATE qualified candidates, in some specific low popular Specializations, admission can be given to Non-GATE candidates.
Ques. How are the placements at NIT Rourkela for CSE?
Ans. Placements at NIT Rourkela are good. The highest package offered is INR 43 LPA and the average package offered is INR 9.03 LPA. The placement team is really good and summer internship training is also provided to the students to gain practical Knowledge.
Ques. Whether a student needs to return the scholarship/ fellowship if he/ she discontinues the program?
Ans. M.Tech, M.Tech (Res) and PhD students need to return the scholarship/ fellowship amount received till date to the Institute if he/she discontinues the program. This is not applicable to the students of other programmes.
Ques. Is there a branch change rule at NIT Rourkela?
Ans. No, there is no branch change in NIT Rourkela. For 4-5 years this has been discontinued. Many NIT’s allow this but not Rourkela.
|B.Tech||₹2.26 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)||10+2 with 75% + JEE Main|
|M.Sc||₹97,500 (1st Year Fees)||Graduation with 55% + IIT JAM|
|M.Tech||₹1.61 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)||Pass in Graduation + GATE|
|M.A||₹97,500 (1st Year Fees)||Graduation|
|MBA||₹2.82 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)||Graduation with 65% + CAT|
|B.Sc + M.Sc||₹1.13 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)||10+2|
|B.Arch||₹2.23 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)||10+2|
Ans. All these institutions are well known for their engineering stream. NIRF 2020 has ranked IIEST, Jadavpur University, NIT Durgapur, and NIT Rourkela in 21, 17, 47, and 16 for Engineering. Let's compare these on the basis of placements and ranking which may help you to make the right option. Admissions: Admission to MTech programs at these institutes are based on a valid GATE score and the prerequisite for admission is BE/BTech with more than 55% marks from a recognized university. Institute MTech Fees Jadavpur University INR 4,900 Per Year NIT Durgapur INR 46,000 Per Semester IIEST Shibpur INR 42,500 Per Semester NIT Rourkela INR 1.12Lakhs (First Year) Placements: Infosys, TCS, Wipro, and Amazon, Microsoft, Maruti, HSBC Technologies, IBM, L&T, Capgemini, Future First,etc. are among the top recruiters at the institutes. Institutes Highest Package Average Package Jadavpur University INR 58 LPA INR 19.96 LPA NIT Durgapur INR 32.54 LPA INR 9.09 LPA IIEST Shibpur INR 39.12 LPA INR 9 LPA NIT Rourkela INR 42 LPA INR 8.75 LPA Based on the above stats you can decide which institute to choose accordingly. If we see the rankings issued by NIRF (National Institute Of Rankings Framework) then it is clearly visible that all of these institutes are among the top 50 engineering institutes of India. The admission criteria to M.Tech Courses at these is via GATE examination rank. On the basis of all these listed comparisons, hope that you will be able to choose the best option.Read more
Ans. XLRI has been accredited by AMBA, AACSB, NBA and has been approved by AICTE. It has been ranked 9th by NIRF in the category Top B-Schools in India. The college offers MBA in Business Management as a two-year course at a fee of 23.60 Lakhs for the full period. XIMB has been approved by AICTE. It has been ranked 10th, 16th, and 17th by Outlook, The Week, and The Economic Times respectively in the category of Top B-Schools in India. The college offers MBA in Business Management as a two-year course at a fee of 19.30 Lakhs for the full period. Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) has been ranked 35th by NIRF rankings in the category of Top B-Schools in India. The college offers MBA in Business Management as a two-year course at a fees of Rs20,960 for the full period. The course is ranked 5th and 7th by The Week and BW Business World Rankings. National Institute of Technology, Rourkela is ranked 29th and 32nd by QS University and NIRF. The college offers MBA as a two-year course at a fees of 4.33 Lakhs for the full period. Placements XLRI: The college has a perfect placement rate of approximately 100%. Companies such as BCG, Bain & CoMcKinsey, HUL and P&G are some of the top recruiters which visit the campus for the placement season. The average salary offered is an impressive 18LPA. The highest package offered at the college is 40 LPA. XIMB: The course has a perfect placement rate of 100%. Companies such as HDFC, Citi Bank, CRISIL, Capgemini and Deloitte are some of the top recruiters at the college. The average salary offered is an impressive 18LPA. The highest package offered at the college is 40 LPA. FMS: The institute recorded 100% placement rate with companies such as Accenture, Amazon, Airtel and Asian Paints are some of the top recruiters. The average salary offered is an impressive 23 LPA. The highest package offered at the college is 48 LPA. NITR: The course has a perfect placement rate of 80%. Companies such as Infosys, IBM, Microsoft, and Reliance are some of the top recruiters at the college. The average salary offered is 6LPA, however, the placements have been improving since the past few years. NITR would be placed 4th among the four colleges since its MBA course is relatively in the development stage. Among the other three colleges, each college is placed neck to neck. According to NIRF rankings, XLRI is the best among the colleges with great placement and campus to back up the claim. FMS is a close second and is a great choice given its location in a metropolitan city.Read more
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|Delhi Technological University - [DTU], New Delhi||# 62 by NIRF||₹1,95,250|
|Indian Institute of Technology - [IIT], Bhubaneswar||# 56 by NIRF||₹1,97,768|
|NIT Trichy, Tiruchirappalli||# 24 by NIRF||₹1,31,063|
|MNNIT Allahabad - Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology - [MNNIT], Allahabad||# 93 by NIRF||₹80,916|
|National Institute of Technology - [NIT], Warangal||# 46 by NIRF||₹1,29,700|
|National Institute of Technology - [NITK], Surathkal||# 33 by NIRF||₹1,23,468|
|Birla Institute of Technology and Science - [BITS], Pilani||# 27 by NIRF||₹4,02,575|
|Jadavpur University - [JU], Kolkata||# 5 by The Week (university)||₹2,400|
|National Institute of Technology - [NITC], Calicut||# 22 by The Week||₹51,997|