Biju Patnaik University of Technology
|Motto||Odia: ଯୋଗଃ କର୍ମସୁ କୌଶଳମ
योगः कर्मसु कौशलम्
(Yoga Karmasu Kaushālam)
|Established||21 November 2002|
|Chancellor||Governor of Odisha|
|Vice-Chancellor||prof(Dr.) S. S. Pattnaik|
Rourkela, Odisha, India
|Campus||Urban (Rourkela City)|
|Affiliations||UGC, All India Council of Technical Education and Council of Architecture|
Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), Rourkela (Odia: ବିଜୁ ପଟ୍ଟନାୟକ ବୈଷୟିକ ବିଶ୍ଵବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟ) was created by an act of the Odisha state legislature in November 2002.This is the state technical university of Odisha. Almost all the engineering, pharmacy, architecture and most of the colleges offering B.Tech, M.Tech, MBA, MCA, B.Pharm, M.Pharma and B.Arch degree programmes are either constituent or affiliated colleges of BPUT. As of 2015[update], the university hosts 58,000 students through its 110 constituent and affiliated colleges.
The university is functioning in its new campus located at Kalinga Vihar, Rourkela situated about seven kms from Rourkela railway station, Odisha, India.The city Rourkela is well connected by road and railway with bhubaneswar, sambalpur, kolkata, mumbai and other cities of India.Nearest airport is Ranchi & Bhubaneswar.
When Biju Patnaik University of Technology was established, only five colleges existed Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Sarang founded in 1982, Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla founded in 1956, College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar founded in 1981, Odisha School of Mining Engineering (renamed as Government College of Engineering), Keonjhar founded in 1956 & Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar founded in 1968 were there, under the state government of Odisha and a few other private engineering and management institutes which were under Sambalpur University, in Odisha. Latter in 2009 three new government colleges were added Parala Maharaja Engineering College, Berhampur, International Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar and Government College of Engineering, Kalahandi.
The University has more than 110 colleges, both constituent and affiliated, with around 58,000 students. The disciplines include engineering and architecture, business management and hotel management, computer studies and pharmacy. Several of these offer both undergraduate and post graduate studies.
Biju Patnaik University of Technology has two campus, one is located at Bhubaneswar, another one is located at Chhend, Rourkela.
Bhubaneswar campus is located in Pokhariput, near Khandagiri. Generally examination related works are carried out at Bhubaneswar. Initially all administrative work was done here. Following few protest from students, Government of Odisha decided to move it to Rourkela. Since most of its affiliated colleges are in Bhubaneswar, there is rising protest to shift it back to Bhubaneswar.
Chhend Campus, Rourkela
Rourkela campus is situated in Chhend. Earlier, temporarily it was functioning in UGIT campus, Rourkela. But, now officially Chhend is the main campus. Almost all administrative work, Foundation Day celebration and Convocations are done in Rourkela.
Center for Advanced Post Graduate Studies
Biju Patnaik University of Technology has a post graduation institute of its own called as - Center for Advanced Post Graduate Studies. It is situated in southern part of its Chhend campus. It has 17 disciplines:
- Department of Electrical Engineering
- Power System Engineering
- Power Electronics and Drives
- Civil Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electronics and communication Engineering
- VLSI and Embedded system
- Communication Engineering
- Computer science Engineering
- "BPUT Info.". BPUT Website.