Biju Patnaik University of Technology
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|Motto||Yoga Karmasu Kaushālam (Sanskrit)|
|Established||21 November 2002|
|Chancellor||Governor of Odisha|
|Vice-Chancellor||Chitta Ranjan Tripathy|
|Location||Chhend Colony, Rourkela, Odisha, India|
Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) was created by an act of the Odisha state legislature in November 2002. It 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. it has a Student union United BPUT Students Association(UBSA).
The university is functioning in its new campus located at Chhend Colony, Rourkela situated about 7 km 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 campus is located at Chhend, Rourkela.
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
- "CR Tripathy appointed as new VC of BPUT - KalingaTV". Kalinga TV. 8 November 2017. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
- "BPUT Info". BPUT Website. Archived from the original on 3 September 2011.