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.

As per the latest updates, NIT Rourkela MBA Admission 2021 has been started. Eligible candidates can apply through the official website (nitrkl.ac.in) till February 28, 2021.

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.​

NIT Rourkela Highlights

Established | Type 1961 | Autonomous
Recognized by AICTE and MHRD
Accredited by NAAC
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
Admission criteria Entrance-based
Application mode Online
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.
Official website https://www.nitrkl.ac.in/Home.aspx

NIT Rourkela Ranking

Given below are some of the recent achievements by the institute for the year 2020 and 2021:

  • NIT Rourkela is ranked in the 601-800 band by THE for the Engineering and Physical Science for the year 2021.
  • The institute is ranked 32 in the NIRF overall ranking and 16 in the Engineering category for 2020.
  • The Insitute ranked among 801-1000 in The World University Ranking 2020 and among 601-800 in The World Engg. & Technology 2020.
  • QS India University has ranked NIT Rourkela at 29 for the year 2020.
  • The Asia University 2020 ranked NIT Rourkela at 190.

Read More: NIT Rourkela Rankings 2020

NIT Rourkela Courses

The Institute offers the following courses in different specializations: 

Course Name Specializations Eligibility
B.Tech Civil Engineering Intermediate graduate with 75% marks with PCM/PCB, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination 
Chemical Engineering
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
Computer Science
M.Tech Civil Engineering B.Tech in relevant discipline with at least 60% marks in the aggregate
Ceramic Engg
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engg.
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
Mathematics
Life Science
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
Civil Engg.
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering

Check: NIT Rourkela Fees

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: 

Course Name Accepted Exam Name Read more
B.Tech JEE Main Click here 
M.Tech GATE Click here 
MBA CAT/ MAT/ XAT Click here
M.Sc JAM 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 

NIT Rourkela Cut off 2020

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.Arch 703 1613
Biomedical Engineering 37287 44004
Bio-Technology 19375 34486
Ceramic Engineering 30586 36968
B.Tech (Ceramic Engineering) + M.Tech (Industrial Ceramic) 38827 39556
Chemical Engineering 17812 26337
B.tech + M.Tech in Chemical Engineering 32581 32814
Civil Engineering 18253 25527
Computer Science and Engineering 1230 8510
Electrical Engineering 3823 17594
Electronics and Communication Engineering 8844 11723
Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering 12548 20452
Food Process Engineering 40286 45354
Industrial Design 29654 40107
Mechanical Engineering 10304 21128
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 26490 28590
B.Tech + M.Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 34389 36109
Mining Engineering 29694 33600
B.Tech + M.Tech in Mining Engineering 36409 37123

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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. Highlights of the NIT Rourkela placements 2019-20 are as follows:

  • Total no. of offers made: 909
  • Highest CTC: INR 42 LPA
  • Program with the Maximum No. of Job Offers: B.Tech in Computer Science Engineering
  • No. of Sectors/Industries participated: 33
  • Prominent Sector: Software/IT Services

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.

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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 Notable Alumni

  • Akash Khurana
    • Indian actor, screenwriter, theatre artist, and entrepreneur
  • CP Gurnani
    • CEO and Managing Director of Tech Mahindra
  • Sandip Das
    • Indian corporate executive in the telecom business, Senior advisor at Analysys Mason, and a member of the advisory board of Sterlite Technologies.
  • Ajit Andhare
    • Indian business leader, entrepreneur, currently Chief Operating Officer at Viacom18 Studios

NIT Rourkela Faculty

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:

  • Professor: 65
  • Associate Professor: 70
  • Assistant Professor: 202

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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 DomicileFor 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:

  1. DASA (Direct Admission of Students Abroad) : US $ 7000 (US $ 3500 for students from SAARC countries)
  2. ICCR( Indian Council for Cultural Relations) : US $ 4000 (US $ 2000 for students from SAARC countries) . It also offers scholarships to many foreign students who wish to come and study for PG and Ph.D Programmes.
  3. MEA( Ministry of External affairs) (Welfare): As applicable to Indian students All other fees are the same as applicable to Indian students.

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.