Odisha University of Technology and Research

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Odisha University of Technology and Research (ଓଡ଼ିଶା ବୈଷୟିକ ଓ ଗବେଷଣା ବିଶ୍ୱବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟ)formerly College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar (CETB) (ଯାନ୍ତ୍ରିକ ଓ ବୈଷୟିକ ମହାବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟ, ଭୁବନେଶ୍ୱର) is a public technical unitary university under the state government of Odisha located in Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha, India.[1][2] It was established in 1981, by Government of Orissa, as a constituent college of Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology(OUAT).[3] 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 granted unitary university status to this college.

Odisha University of Technology and Research
ଓଡ଼ିଶା ବୈଷୟିକ ଓ ଗବେଷଣା ବିଶ୍ବବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟ
Former name
College of Engineering and Technology
TypePublic University
Location
Bhubaneswar
,
Odisha
,
India

Academic departments[edit]

The main office building

Outr 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.[4]

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 was accredited with an "A" grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council in January, 2017. Four UG programmes (Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Instrumentation & Electronics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering) of CETB have been accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) since 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 including M.Tech. in every branch, and a 5-years integrated courses (integrated M.Sc.) along with a 2-years M.Sc. in applied physics, applied chemistry and mathematics and computing.

Each academic year consists of two semesters and a summer term. Education 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 the rest are of four-years duration. CETB also offers a three-year Master of Computer Applications programme. The typical enrolment is 60 to 120 for each of the programs.[5] The CETB conducts an M.Tech. program in 20 specializations including:

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

CETB provides M.Sc and Integrated M.Sc. in the following disciplines of science

• Applied Physics

• Applied Chemistry

• Mathematics and computing

Eight departments conduct Ph.D. programmes. The Ph.D. programs 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.

Unitary university status[edit]

The Odisha Assembly passed the Odisha University of Technology and Research Bill, 2021, upgrading the College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar (CETB) into a non-affiliating unitary university. Earlier the state Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik approved CET Bhubaneswar the unitary university status. The main objective of the university will be to develop education, research and training in the fields of engineering, technology and information technology, act as a Centre for enhancing mutual cooperation and cooperation among teaching, research community and industries. Biju Patnaik University of Technology has already issued a no-objection certificate regarding the grant of unitary university status.[6][7][8][9][10] The National Board of Accreditation team has visited the college to examine the college for a university status.[11] As one of the first Government Institutes of Odisha, College of Engineering & Technology Bhubaneswar (CETB) has received the National Board of Accreditation.[12] In May 2021, a memorandum was sent to Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik by the CET Students’ Union to take steps to declare CETB as a unitary university as Odisha University of Technology and Research, Bhubaneswar.[13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Govt Moots Academic Autonomy to CET", Express News Service — Bhubaneswar, 20 December 2013.
  2. ^ "CET seeks varsity status for fund flow", The Telegraph, 20 December 2013.
  3. ^ Misra, Surendra Nath (19 March 2004). Indian Economy and Socio-economic Transformation: Emerging Issues and Problems : Essays in Honour of Professor Baidyanath Misra. Deep & Deep. ISBN 9788176295253 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Self Study Report, For Accreditation of College of Engineering & Technology, National Assessment and Accreditation Council, May 2015, http://cet.edu.in/noticefiles/104_UGC_NAAC_SSR.pdf.
  5. ^ Academics, http://www.cet.edu.in/academics.php
  6. ^ Unitary University Status For CET Demanded, The Pioneer, Thursday, 31 December 2015, http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/bhubaneswar/unitary-university-status-for-cet-demanded.html
  7. ^ CET Bhubaneswar observes Annual Alumni Meet, Demands for a Unitary University Status as Odisha Technological University (OTU), "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 March 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ Alumni Meet of CET, page-2, The New Indian Express, 2 January 2016, Bhubaneswar, Late City Edition, http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/Alumni-Meet-of-CET/2016/01/02/article3207219.ece.
  9. ^ CET Bhubaneswar observes Annual Alumni Meet, http://www.odishanewsinsight.com/events/cet-bhubaneswar-observes-annual-alumni-meet/
  10. ^ 35 years old Engineering College has been Ingored, When will CETB get University Status?, Odia Dailiy Sambad, 15 Oct 2016, http://www.sambadepaper.com/Details.aspx?id=294590&boxid=3123155#.WAOn2XM8Lnk.facebook Archived 6 December 2017 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ The National Board of Accreditation, India, http://www.nbaind.org/
  12. ^ CET Bags NB Accreditation, 2016-May-04 | Bhubaneswar, http://www.tathya.in/2016/story.aspx?args=2A927ECAD131151AF8930CC0ABDF1FDCBAA7F615B40A176052C997E51FECAE36B28E32A9157E7E59
  13. ^ Chief Minister Urged for Varsity Tag to CETB, Wednesday, 19 October 2016, The Pioneer, http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/bhubaneswar/chief-minister-urged-for-varsity-tag-to-cetb.html
  14. ^ College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar seeks upgradation, 9 November 2016, The Times of India, http://m.timesofindia.com/city/bhubaneswar/College-of-Engineering-and-Technology-Bhubaneswar-seeks-upgradation/articleshow/55323118.cms

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Coordinates: 20°16′34″N 85°46′37″E / 20.276°N 85.777°E / 20.276; 85.777