College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar

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College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar (CETB)
Type Public Institution
Established 1981
Endowment Public
Principal Dr. Prashanta Kumar Patra
Location Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Campus Urban, 107.8 acres (0.436 km2)
Colors Maroon, White and Blue

The College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar (CETB) is the state government's engineering institution in Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha, India.[1][2] Established in 1981 as a constituent college of the Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, the college has been a constituent college of Biju Patnaik University of Technology, since 2002. Students are admitted to the college through the Joint Entrance Examination (main) merit list of Government of India. The college is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation and the Government of Odisha has considered granting unitary university status to the college.[3][4][5][6]

Academic departments[edit]

The main office building.

CETB is the third technical institution established by the Government of Odisha and has an annual intake of 1400 students. It has received accreditation from the National Board of Accreditation.[7] The institute currently has 14 departments:

  • Architecture
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science & Application
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Fashion & Apparel Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Instrumentation and Electronics Engineering
  • Mathematics & Humanities
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Textile Engineering
  • Urban and Regional Planning

The institute is one of two colleges in Odisha to participate in the TEQIP — II project run by the World Bank and the national Ministry of Human Resources Development. Under the program, the institute hosts the following centers of excellence:

  • Centre for Micro Electronics
  • Centre for Mechanics
  • Centre for Nanobiotechnology
  • Modrob project centre

CETB has been accredited with "A" Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in January, 2017. Four UG programmes (Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Instrumentation & Electronics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering) of CETB are accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) from July, 2016.

Academic programs[edit]

A view front side of the C-Block that houses departments including electrical engineering and instrumentation.

A three-year B.Tech degree for diploma holders as lateral entries is offered. All courses are full-time. In the 2014-15 academic year courses started included M.Tech. in every branch and a 5-year dual degree courses (M.Sc.) along with 2-year M.Sc. in physics and chemistry.

Each academic year consists of two semesters and a summer term. The education system is organised around a credit system, which ensures continuous evaluation of a student's performance and provides flexibility to choose courses to suit the student's ability or convenience. Each course is assigned credits depending upon the class hours.

CETB provides Bachelor of Technology degrees in 11 disciplines of engineering:

  • Architecture
  • Bachelor in Planning
  • Biotechnology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Fashion & Apparel Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Instrumentation & Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Textile Engineering

The Bachelor of Architecture degree is of five-year duration and rest are of four-years duration. Besides CETB offers a three-year Master of Computer Applications programme. The typical enrolment is 60 to 120 for each of the programs.[8] The CETB conducts M.Tech. program in 20 specializations including:

  • Nanobiotechnology
  • VLSI & Embedded Systems
  • Mechanical System Design & Dynamics
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • M. Arch. course

Eight departments conduct Ph.D. programmes. The Ph.D. program are the following:

  • Biotechnology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Chemistry, Electrical Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics

Admission process and examinations[edit]

A view from the main office building.

B.Tech. and MCA admission to undergraduate degrees is made through a Joint Entrance Examination conducted each year by the government of Odisha or Joint Entrance Examination (main) merit list of Government of India. Students are eligible to appear for examinations provided they attend a minimum of 75 per cent of their theory, practical, and sessional classes scheduled during the semester.

Research and educational infrastructure[edit]

Experimental Laboratory Facility[edit]

The building for different laboratories.

There are many different laboratories well-equipped with state-of-the-art facility for use of research and education.

  • High voltage engineering laboratory
  • Instrumentation laboratory
  • Microprocessor laboratory
  • Electrical Machines Laboratory
  • Power Electronics and Drives Laboratory
  • Scanning Electron Microscope facility
  • Instrument and Measurement Laboratory
  • Communication Systems & Signal Processing Laboratory
  • Electronic Circuit Laboratory
  • Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
  • Microbiology and Fermentation Laboratory
  • Central Workshop Mechanical
  • Fitting Shop
  • Physics Laboratory
  • Chemistry Laboratory

Central Computing Facility[edit]

  • CETB has more than 300 computers with Linux and Windows operating system for use by the students, faculty, and staff.
  • CETB has a second computing facility of 128 computers including servers and workstations to meet the increasing computing demand from the researchers.

Central Internet Facility[edit]

CETB has an Internet facility through the National Mission of Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT). CETB has overall 20 Mbit/s connection facility via BSNL and NMEICT.

Campus Structure[edit]

Kalpana Chawla residence hall for girls students.
Ramanujan residence hall for boys students.

The campus covers the entire Techno-Campus plot and is surrounded by the training school of forest rangers and Bhubaneswar Drinking Water Supply Project Water Storage. A portion of a hill also falls within the campus. Bus no. 333 connects the college to most of the places within the city.

There are playgrounds for cricket and football and courts for basketball, badminton, volleyball and tennis, and a gym. The students square at the centre of the academic blocks has a stage facility. There is a Syndicate Bank branch and a BSNL telecom tower on campus.

Campus organisations[edit]

  • "CETADEL" is the literary, intellectual, and creative society. It conducts events in quizzing, writing, jamming, debating and runs a think tank, Ravinder Kaushik Centre for Policy Research (and security studies). It publishes the annual college magazine, The Engineering Herald.
  • "The Amuza" is the dramatics society of CET is a group of acting enthusiasts who perform acts based on raging social issues. Amuza performs enactments such as Nukkad Nataks( street play), theatre plays, mimicry, stand-up comedies and mime plays.
  • National Service Scheme.
  • The E-Cell has been instrumental in the startups of students of CET, like Joylab,, NowFloats and many others.
  • VoiX, the debating wing.
  • "Zairza" is the technical society, initiated by students. Founded in 2005 with Software and Manual robotics as the two main wings, it was made an official event by the college administration in 2007 with addition of Automated robotics.
  • Energy club is the club dealing in Energy Conservation and Power Optimization under the Department of Electrical Engineering.
  • The college has an ASME chapter under the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
  • "Arpeggio" is the music club dealing in vocals, instruments and sound production.
  • The college rock bands, Iris Chants, Shabd and Aroha perform across the state.
  • The college has an SAE chapter. Blue Jay Racing Team is the official BAJA SAE racing team of the college. The team participated in Virtual BAJA SAE 2016.
  • ASME CET-Bhubaneswar Chapter is one of the largest ASME student chapters in the Eastern region of India. The chapter was initiated by 4th year and 3rd year students.
  • The ISTE chapter is the largest in Odisha.
  • Encore, the dance club.
  • Udaan deals with aero modeling.
  • CET Rising is the college blog.
  • Cetquizzite is the official quizzing club of CET. Instituted with a view to promote the spirit of quizzing in young CETians, the club conducts regular sessions and competitions throughout the year.

Notable alumni[edit]

Prof./Dr. Saraju Mohanty, Professor, Award-winning author, Editor; 1995 Electrical Engineering Alumnus
Sona Mohapatra, Singer, music composer and lyricist; 1997 Instrumentation & Electronics Engineering Alumnus


Most students of CETB receive some form of scholarship. A large number of them are beneficiaries of the CAFAS scholarship scheme which provides INR 10,000 annually. The top 20% students of every class are awarded CET merit scholarship of INR 400 per month. There also exists the Alumni scholarship and FFE scholarship worth INR 25,000 and also other Merit-cum-Need scholarships. There are also several scholarships like Prerna Scholarship the SC & ST development department of state government (INR 25,000- INR 50,000) and scholarships the district administration.

Student events[edit]

  • "Xtasy" is the college cultural extravaganza, held in January. This was first started in April 1992 in the form of a techno-cultural convention as X-TASY '92.
  • "The Idea Challenge" brings together CEOs (e.g. Milk Mantra, Tatwa etc.) to guide students with their start-ups.
  • "CETMUN" is the annual Model Nations which is recognised by the Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan and organised by CETADEL.
  • "SANNIDHYA" is the annual technical department event of Civil Engineering Department
  • "Perception" is the annual technical meet.
  • The college organizes an annual athletics meet and the "Engineers Cup" inter-college cricket, football, volleyball, badminton, basketball tournament in December–January.

Unitary university status[edit]

It is proposed to elevate the college as a unitary technical university of the state. Biju Patnaik University of Technology has already issued a no-objection certificate regarding the grant of unitary university status.[3][4][5][6][22] The National Board of Accreditation team has visited the college to examine the college for a university status.[23] As one of the first Government Institutes of Odisha, College of Engineering & Technology Bhubaneswar (CETB) has received the National Board of Accreditation (NBA).[24] On October 2016, a fresh memorandum has been send to Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik to take steps to declare CETB as an unitary university status as Odisha Technological University, Bhubaneswar (OTUB).[25][26]


  1. ^ "Govt Moots Academic Autonomy to CET", Express News Service — Bhubaneswar, December 20, 2013.
  2. ^ "CET seeks varsity status for fund flow", The Telegraph, December 20, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Unitary University Status For CET Demanded, The Pioneer, Thursday, 31 December 2015,
  4. ^ a b CET Bhubaneswar observes Annual Alumni Meet, Demands for a Unitary University Status as Odisha Technological University (OTU),
  5. ^ a b Alumni Meet of CET, page-2, The New Indian Express, 2nd Jan 2016, Bhubaneswar, Late City Edition,
  6. ^ a b CET Bhubaneswar observes Annual Alumni Meet,
  7. ^ Self Study Report, For Accreditation of College of Engineering & Technology, National Assessment and Accreditation Council, May 2015,
  8. ^ Academics,
  9. ^ Bijaya Ketan Panigrahi,
  10. ^ Bijaya Ketan Panigrahi,
  11. ^ Debasmit Mohanty,
  12. ^ Manoj Swain,
  13. ^ Sabyasachi Patnaik,
  14. ^ Sanjeeta Mishra,
  15. ^ Santanu Mishra,
  16. ^ Santanu Mishra,
  17. ^ Prof. Saraju Mohanty, Professor at the University of North Texas, Denton, United States,
  18. ^ Saraju P. Mohanty,
  19. ^ Saraju P. Mohanty,
  20. ^ Sona Mohapatra,
  21. ^ Srijat Mishra,
  22. ^ 35 years old Engineering College has been Ingored, When will CETB get University Status?, Odia Dailiy Sambad, 15 Oct 2016,
  23. ^ The National Board of Accreditation (NBA), India,
  24. ^ CET Bags NB Accreditation, 2016-May-04 | Bhubaneswar,
  25. ^ CHIEF MINISTER URGED FOR VARSITY TAG TO CETB, Wednesday, 19 October 2016, The Pioneer,
  26. ^ College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar seeks upgradation, 9th November 2016, The Times of India,

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