National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, NIT Rourkela, NITRKL, Orissa /
Regional Engineering College, Rourkela, REC Rourkela
Year of Establishment :
National Institute of Technology, Rourkela once Regional Engineering College Rourkela (REC Rourkela), is a publicly funded institute of higher learning for engineering and technology. The institute was established on the Independence Day in 1961.
History :
Former Chief Minister of Orissa, Biju Patnaikand inaugurated NIT Rourkela & its foundation stone was laid by the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru.
Ministry of Human Resource Development awarded autonomy and functional independence to NIT Rourkela in 2002 thus making it one of the National Institutes of Technology.
The Rourkela city is very famous as a Steel City where India’s first public sector steel plant was set up.
College Grade / Ranking :
NIT Rourkela was ranked 19 in Outlook India's Top Engineering Colleges of 2012.
NITRKLwas ranked 8th in the Dataquest Top Engineering Colleges in India of 2011.
In rankings limited to government colleges, it was ranked 26 in the Mint Top 50 Government Engineering Colleges of 2009.
Location :
The Rourkela railway stationlocated in the Howrah-Mumbai and Ranchi-Bhubaneswar main railway routes, is well linked to all parts of the country by road and rail.
The institute is at a distance of about 7 km from the Rourkela railway station.
The closest domestic airport to Rourkela is Ranchi ( Residence of M.S. Dhoni ) at a distance of 172 kilometers. Rourkela is one of the few cities who have a private airport maintained by SAIL.
Admissions :
Admission Procedure : On the basis of merit of AIEEE
NIT Rourkela has about 100 Faculties who are PhD & Faculty : Student ratio 1 : 16 only.
Courses / Departments :
The institute has various departments which offer B. Tech, M. Tech, M.Sc and MBA degree.
Branch / Course Intake Course Start Year
Bio-Technology and Bio-Medical Engineering    
Ceramic Engineering    
Chemical Engineering 30  
Civil Engineering 30  
Computer Science and Engineering 60  
Electrical & Electronics Engineering 60  
Electronics & Communication Engineering 30  
Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering 30  
Mechanical Engineering 60  
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering 30  
Mining Engineering    
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences    
Department of Chemistry    
Department of Life Science    
Department of Mathematics    
Department of Physics    
Department of School of Management    
Total Seats : 330 for B.Tech. & 380 for M.Tech.
Recently, dual degree courses on various disciplines have been introduced. NIT Rourkela provides prospect for part-time graduate studies in selected fields and doctoral research in various subjects.
Student Societies @ NIT Rourkela :
Technical clubs
1) AMME - Association of Metallurgical and Materials Engineers
2) Astro NITRKL - Astronomy and Astrophysics club of NIT Rourkela
3) CEC – Computer Education Club
4) CYBORG – Club for robotics and automation
5) E-CELL - Entrepreneurship cell of NIT Rourkela
6) IEEE STUDENT CHAPTER – Club for IEEE (USA) technical activities
7) LAMP - Web, Application development club.
8) MICROSOFT CLUB - Student chapter of Microsoft International at NIT Rourkela
9) SAE-NITRKL – Society of Automotive Engineers, NITRKL Chapter
College Campus :
The campus of the institute is situated at the eastern end of Rourkela steel city, beyond Sector-1.
The Campus is spread over an area of 462 hectares of land. NIT Rourkelais the largest engineering campus in the country after IIT Kharagpur.
The campus of the institute consists of the institute buildings, halls of residence, the Central library and staff colony. The main building is surrounded by all the departments, the lecture gallery, the workshops, the canteen and the audio-visual hall.
There are multiple courts near the hostels for playing lawn tennis, basketball and volleyball. A swimming pool and a stadium for playing cricket have been constructed.
The campus has all the facilities for developing personal, social and academic skills of the student community. The residential campus is equipped with a stadium.
College Fees :
For Degree Engineering ( B.E. ) Course Fees are :
Library :
Festivals / College Events :
NIT Rourkela has a very lively campus life with as many as 40 clubs or student organizations. These clubs spans a range of activities such as Technical, Cultural, Literary, Debating, Quizzing, Sports, Social Service, etc.
1) Innovision: The Technical festival of NIT Rourkela which was known as Confluence.
2) Nitrutsav: The Cultural festival where students from all parts of the country participate. The liveliest and happening event of the institute.
3) Vahaan: SAE, NIT-Rourkela chapter organizes a national level technical seminar.
4) Vrittanta: E-CELL, NIT Rourkela, organizes entrepreneurship conference in which many students from different national level institutes participates.
Campus Placements :
Contact :
National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
Sector 1,
Orissa – 769 008.
Tel : +91 0661 246 2021
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