National Institute of Technology Rourkela
|National Institute of Technology Rourkela|
|Director||Prof. Sher singh|
|Location||Rourkela, Odisha, India
National Institute of Technology Rourkela Hindi: राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, राउरकेला),formerly Regional Engineering College Rourkela (REC Rourkela), is a publicly funded institute of higher learning for engineering and technology located in the steel city of Rourkela, Odisha, India. It is one of the 30 National Institutes of Technology in India and has been recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007.
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NIT Rourkela was established as Regional Engineering College (REC) Rourkela on 15 August 1961 under the then Chief Minister of Odisha, Biju Patnaik and its foundation stone was laid by the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. It was granted autonomy and functional independence by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in 2002 thus becoming one of the National Institutes of Technology.
NIT Rourkela is a deemed university, and is governed by its Board of Governors, which is responsible for the overall superintendence, direction and control of its affairs. The Director is responsible for managing the day-to-day affairs of the institute. He heads the Senate, which frames the curriculum and conducts the examinations. The Senate also appoints advisory or expert committees to make recommendations to the Board of Governors on academic matters related to various departments. The Director is supported in various activities by the Deans i.e. the Dean for Academics, the Dean for Student Welfare, the Dean for Planning and Development and the Dean for SRICCE (Sponsored Research, Industrial Consultancy and Continuing Education). The Registrar is in charge of all office matters, and has four Assistant Registrars to aid him.
The Rourkela Steel City is a medium-sized metropolis, located in the Howrah-Mumbai and Ranchi-Bhubaneswar main railway routes, and also well connected to all parts of the country by road and rail. The population of the city is about 7 lakhs. The institute is at a distance of about 7 km from the railway station. The campus of the institute consisting of the institute buildings, halls of residence and staff colony is situated at the eastern end of Rourkela, beyond Sector-1 over an area of 462 hectares of land provided by the Government of Odisha.The institute is bordered by small mountains on the south which are sometimes used as a picnic spot by group of students. 
The campus of the institute is situated at the eastern end of Rourkela steel city, beyond Sector-1 over 1024 acres of land provided by the Government of Odisha which makes it the largest engineering campus in the country after IIT Kharagpur. The courses are mostly residential on a full-time basis.
The institute area is at the centre of the campus and surrounded by the residential areas. The main building of the Institute is central to the institute area and is surrounded by the departmental buildings. It houses all the classrooms, the Central library, and the Administrative and Academic sections. It also houses departments like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Humanities. All the departments, the lecture gallery, the workshops, the institute canteen and the audio-visual hall surround the main building.
The lecture area and the department of biotechnology and medical engineering are situated behind the department of chemical engineering .The buildings of Department of Chemical Engineering,Mining Engineering and Ceramic Engineering are getting an extension part,while the construction of another new Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering,behind the Computer Science Department, is in full flow.
Residential accommodation is provided to all faculty, staff and students. There are nine halls of residence for the students within the campus: Six for male graduates and postgraduates, two for female students and one for married students pursuing doctorate degrees and beyond or full-time research.
Sports Facilities 
The residential campus is equipped with a stadium which has been host to several national level university tournaments and is named after Dilip Tirkey, the former Indian Hockey captain who hails from this part of Odisha. There are multiple courts near the hostels for playing lawn tennis, basketball and volleyball. A swimming pool and a stadium dedicated entirely for cricket have been constructed. The estimated cost of the aquatic centre has been estimated to be 6.5 crores. The cricket ground is well equipped with floodlights and a players' dressing room. The campus has all the amenities for developing personal, social and academic skills of the student community. The institute has been alma-mater to some prominent hockey, cricket, basketball, table tennis, football and athletics talents who have taken part in various state and national level games. Indoor gaming facility like table tennis, cricket, badminton, carom are all served in the respective hostels. Each hostel also has two badminton courts.
The institute has two common gymnasiums, one in the Dilip Tirkey Stadium and the other beside the swimming pool area, in addition to the separate gyms in some of the hostels.
Students' Activity Centre 
The Student Activity Centre (SAC) within the central academic area is the hub of all extra academic pursuits and is the main organizing office for all student symposiums, annual events and is served by the approximately 800 seater Bhubaneshwar Behera Audio Visual Auditorium and an approximately 800 seater open air theater. Annually,SAC elections are held at the end of odd semester through online voting.
Health Care 
The institute is served by an on campus dispensary (Health Centre) and the fully equipped Community Welfare Service (CWS) Hospital for medical treatments. All residential and non-residential students are insured for all medical expenses by the institute.
The student co-operative store facilitates purchase of books and stationery at reduced prices. The on campus postal service is the state owned India Post. The official on campus banker to students and the institute is the state run State Bank of India (REC Campus).
Institute Library 
The Biju Pattanaik Central Library , functional from 1965, has been named after Biju Pattanaik- the former chief minister of Odisha. At present, the library,abbreviated as BPCL holds about 60,000 books and 15,000 back volumes of periodicals.The library has purchased license to access over 2000 online research journals on science and technology to foster local research activity.
Academics and departments 
The institute has following Seventeen departments which offers B. Tech,B. Tech-M. Tech Dual, M. Tech, M.Sc, MBA and PhD degree:
|Department of Bio-Technology and Medical Engineering|
|Department of Ceramic Engineering|
|Department of Chemical Engineering|
|Department of Chemistry|
|Department of Civil Engineering|
|Department of Computer Science and Engineering|
|Department of Industrial Design|
|Department of Electrical Engineering|
|Department of Electronics and communication Engineering|
|Department of Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Department of Life Science|
|Department of Mathematics|
|Department of Mechanical Engineering|
|Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering|
|Department of Mining Engineering|
|Department of Physics|
|Department of School of Management|
Dual degree courses on various disciplines have been introduced recently. The institute also provides opportunity for part-time graduate studies in selected fields in addition to doctoral research in various subjects.
In addition to these, the institute has 3 academic centres and 6 service centres.
Campus life 
NIT Rourkela has a very vibrant campus life with as many as 40 clubs or student organizations. These clubs spans a variety of interests such as Technical, Cultural, Literary, Debating, Quizzing, Sports, Social Service, etc.
NIT Rourkela hosts three major annual events, INNOVISION : The Technical festival which showcases the technical talents of the students and the practical applications of their learning, NITRUTSAV: The Cultural festival where students from all parts the country participate and ISM(International Students Meet) where students from all over the world specially the neighbouring countries participate in a slew of events organized by the institute.
Along with this, there are many festivals that are organized by clubs such as
- VAHAAN: A national level technical symposium which is held annually by SAE, NIT-Rourkela chapter.
- VRITTANTA: Organized by E-CELL, NIT Rourkela, Vrittanta is the entrepreneurship meet in which many students from various national level institutes participates.
Student activity groups/clubs 
Technical clubs 
- AMME - Association of Metallurgical and Materials Engineers
- Astro NITR - Astronomy and Astrophysics club of NIT Rourkela
- CEC – Computer Education Club
- CYBORG – Club for robotics and automation
- E CELL -Entrepreneurship cell of NIT Rourkela
- IEEE STUDENT CHAPTER – Club for IEEE (USA) technical activities
- LAMP - Web, Application development club
- MATHEMATICS CLUB – Mathematics Club for cultivating a healthy interest in mathematics
- MICROSOFT CLUB - Student chapter of Microsoft International at NIT Rourkela
- SAE-NITR – Society of Automotive Engineers, NITR chapter
- SLS - Society for Living Systems
- SPAWN - Networking based club to share knowledge as a technical forum
- TECHNOPHILES - An organisation to spread knowledge and make others aware of latest technological developments that are taking place in the world
- UDAAN – The Aero-Modelling Club of NIT Rourkela
- VORTEX - Technical club to develop CFD related activities among students
Literary, music and cultural clubs 
- AASRA – A society for society.An Exclusive group for Social Service Work
- BUREAUCATS - The club dedicated to spread awareness for higher studies & promote innovation in NITR
- CHITRAANG – The club for maintaining the graffiti wall of institute at the Student's Activity Centre(SAC)
- CLARION - The literary and debating club of NIT Rourkela
- D361 – The Institute Magazine managed by the student body
- EPISTEME - A Quiz club
- EUPHONY -The oldest musical band of NIT Rourkela.
- HEARTBEATS – The fusion band of NIT Rourkela
- HEALTH CLUB - Conducts Yoga classes every weekend at SAC(Student Activity Centre) under an expert guidance.It also periodically organises various health awareness campaign through skits,group discussion,classes etc.
- INQUIZITIVE – Club dedicated for increasing the general interest of students towards quiz
- LEO – Smaller counterpart of Lion's Club
- MONDAY MORNING - The Official e-Newsletter of NIT Rourkela
- PANTOMIME – The official and premier Drama club of NIT Rourkela
- ROTARACT – Youth wing of Rotary International
- SYNERGY - The official Dance Club of NIT Rourkela
- VOICE - aids classes in different subject(syllabus related) develop views about society,spirituality and science.
- YI NET – Young Indians Net promoted by Confederations of Indian Industry (CII)
SPIC MACAY NITR Chapter 
The SPIC MACAY NITR Chapter was inaugrated on 12th January'2013 by the founder of SPIC MACAY, Dr. Kiran Seth, in the Bhubaneshwar Behera Auditorium.Since then, some events have been organised under this chapter like jugalbandi between Pandit Vijay Ghate and Pandit Bhawani Shankar accompanied by Sangeet Mishra on Sarangi; performance by Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia during the International Students' Meet.The SPIC MACAY NITR Chapter has received an amazing response both by the students as well as the faculty family.
Student halls of residence 
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There are in total nine halls of residence for students. Of these, two are for girls, one for married scholars and the rest 6 for boys).
The halls are named after prominent figures in Indian History. They Are :
- S. S. Bhatnagar Hall of Residence(Hall 1)
- M. Visweswayara Hall of Residence(Hall 2)
- G. D. Birla Hall of Residence(Hall 3)
- Dhirubhai Ambani Hall of Residence(Hall 4)
- M. S. Swaminathan Hall of Residence(Hall 5)
- C. V. Raman Hall of Residence(Hall 6)
- Homi Bhabha Hall of Residence(Hall 7)
- Vikram Sarabhai Hall of Residence(Hall 8)
- Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Hall of Residence(Hall 9)
All the first year undergraduate students live either in Hall 3 or Hall 4, while Hall 6 is only for girls.
|Engineering – India|
ET NOW National Education Leadership award has honored the institute with the OUTSTANDING ENGINEERING INSTITUTE (EAST INDIA). NIT Rourkela was ranked #19 in Outlook India's Top Engineering Colleges of 2012 and #8 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.
Notable alumni 
- Ranjan Dash (1998, Ceramic), Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Y-Carbon, USA.
- Sandip Das (Mechanical), Executive Director and CEO, Maxis Communications. Malaysia.
- Sri CP Gurnani, (1981 - Chemical Engineering), President, Tech Mahindra, Pune
- Mr P.K.Mahapatra (1972-Chemical Engineering), President & CEO (Technology Business Sector), RPG Enterprises
- Prof. Barada Mishra (1981-Metallurgical Engineering), Director, Regional Research Laboratory, Bhubaneswar
- Mahesh Bulchandani, (1987 - Mechanical Engineering), Managing Director and Head of structuring and solutions, Asia ex-Japan, JP Morgan, Hong Kong.)
- Mr Zia Saquib (1985- Electrical Engineering), Executive Director, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)
- Mr Vineet Vohra (1985- Mechanical Engineering), Regional Director, Citibank Singapore
- Sri L. N. Maharana (Chemical Engineering), alumnus of 1968 batch, is Head of Rare Earths Division, Indian Rare Earth Limited, Udyogmandal, Kerala.
- Sri Venkata G. Raju Bodapati, PMP, (1987 - Metallurgy), VP (Development), VisualSoft Technologies Ltd, Hyderabad.
- Sri J.K.Sasmal (Chemical Engineering), alumnus of 1970 batch, is Vice President (MIS), Reliance Industries Ltd. at Hazira.
- Sri Debasis Roy (1981 - Chemical Engineering) Joint President, Utkal Alumina
- Sri S. S. Mohanty (Chemical Engineering), alumnus of 1972, is now director(technical) Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL)
- Sri Bijoy Kumar Padhee (Chemical Engineering), alumnus of 1976, is VP, Vedanta Alumina Ltd. at Lanjigarh.
- Mr. Srinivas Duvvuri, (1981 - Mechanical Engineering), Managing Director, Rolls-Royce India Limited, New Delhi.
- Mr Rambabu Yarlagadda, (1981 - Chemical Engineering), CEO, BPOsystems, USA
- Mr Satya prakash pattanaik( 1972 Mechanical Engineering) is now executive director SAIL Alloy Steels Plant Durgapur.0343-2545053
- S. Iyer (1995-Electrical Engineering) Executive Director, PABL Systems, USA
- Aakash Khurana, BTech-chemical engineering, Noted theatre and film personality, COO, NIMBUS
- Dr. Prashanta Mohapatra (1987 Electrical): Professor & Chair of Computer Engineering, University of California, Davis, USA
- Dr. Laxmi Narayan Bhuyan (Electrical): Professor at University of California, Riverside, USA - a well-known name in Computer Technology
- Kishore Mishra (1987 Electrical): President and CEO of ASIC Architect, Inc. based in Silicon Valley USA and Bhubaneswar, India
- Purna Mohanty (1988 Electrical): Vice President of ASIC Architect, Inc. based in Silicon Valley USA and Bhubaneswar, India
- Anjan Swain (1988 Electrical): Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) at Kozhokode
- Mrs Tom dung dung (1998 mechanical) : MD Future vision group,
- Mr Prasant Harichandan (2001 COMPUTER SCIENCE) : CHAIRMAN Heritage Group of hotels.
- Dr. Uma Kant Choudhary (1980, Electrical), AGM BHEL
- Dr. Chandra M R Kintala(1970, Electrical), Yahoo! Labs India, Director of System Sciences and Academic Relations
- Tapan Kumar Mohanty (1983, Electrical), GM Electrical CESU Odisha.
See also 
- Higher education in Odisha
- Monday Morning (newsletter) —The Official e-Newsletter of NIT Rourkela.
- Nitrutsav -The Cultural Festival of NIT Rourkela.
- "Best Engineering colleges 2012". India Today. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
- "Top Engineering Colleges". Outlook India. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
- "India's Top Engineering Colleges 2012 (DQ-CMR T-Schools Survey 2012)". archive.dqindia.com/. Dataquest. 15 December 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
- "Top 50 Government Engineering Colleges of 2009" (PDF). Mint. 23 June 2009. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
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