Gandhi Institute for Technology

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Gandhi Institute For Technology (GIFT)
ଗାନ୍ଧୀ ବୈଷୟିକ ଯାନ୍ତ୍ରିକ ମହାବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟ, ଭୁବନେଶ୍ବର, ଓଡିଶା
Gandhi Institute for Technology Official Logo
Other name
GIFT Bhubaneswar
Education in Odisha
TypePrivate, Education, Research, Engineering, Institution
Established2007 (2007)
FounderBalaram Panda Trust
ChairmanDr. Satya Prakash Panda
PrincipalDr. S Krishna Mohan Rao
DeanDr. Pravat Kumar Subudhi
Vice ChairmanEr. Patitapaban Panda
Academic staff
Location, ,
20°13′20″N 85°40′23″E / 20.22230°N 85.67292°E / 20.22230; 85.67292Coordinates: 20°13′20″N 85°40′23″E / 20.22230°N 85.67292°E / 20.22230; 85.67292
CampusUrban, spread over 48 acres (0.2 km2) in Bhubaneswar
Colours         Green and White

Gandhi Institute For Technology (GIFT), Bhubaneswar (abbreviated GIFT or GIFT Bhubaneswar) is a private engineering institution located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. The institute is affiliated to BPUT and has been approved by AICTE. GIFT is a ISO 9001:2008 certified institute. This engineering college is accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA), International Accreditation Organization (IAO), NAAC with 'A' Grade and also recognized and approved as a research center by Scientific & Industrial Research Organization (SIRO)' by Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. The institute was founded in 2007 by Balaram Panda Trust.[1] The institute was awarded as the Most Promising Engineering College and Best Engineering College by Governor of Odisha. In 2012 GIFT Engineering college became a remote center to IIT Bombay and IIT Kharagpur for conducting ISTE workshops. The institute provides courses in B.Tech, M.Tech, MCA and MBA. IIT Kharagpur alumni Patitapaban Panda is the vice-chairman of GIFT College.[2]


Qualified candidates can apply for admission in any of the four-year B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology) degree programs. Admissions into the undergraduate programs are made through Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE), JEE MAIN and All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) and admission into the postgraduate programs (M.Tech.) are made primarily through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and O-JEE testing.


  • Mechanical Engineering - 120 Seats
  • Civil Engineering- 120 Seats
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering - 120 Seats
  • Electrical Engineering - 120 Seats
  • Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering - 120 Seats
  • Computer Science & Engineering - 180 Seats
  • Agriculture Engineering - 60 Seats
  • Mining Engineering - 60 Seats
  • M.Tech in Electrical Engineering, with a very rare specialization of Power Electronics & Power Systems-24 Seats
  • M.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering-24 Seats
  • M.Tech in Environmental Engineering-24 Seats
  • M.Tech in Civil Engineering, with specialization Construction Technology & Management-24 Seats
  • Master in Business Administration(MBA)-120 Seats
  • Master in Computer Application(MCA)-60 Seats

Research and development[edit]

A chapter of Rotract Club was opened at GIFT college.[3]

GIFT Rotract club Inaugurated published in daily english news paper Indian express on 19 April 2019
A photograph of freshers welcome at GIFT college on 03-08-2018 published in page no.17 of Times of India Bhubaneswar edition dated 05-08-2018.[4]

GIFT Engineering college is recognized and accredited as a 'Scientific & Industrial Research Organization (SIRO)' by Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.

The Research and Development wing of GIFT holds regular conferences and workshops. They also conduct research in software development and robotics. It is an Oracle training center and offers training in DB2, RAD, SAP, web development and Android development.[5]

GIFT is a collaborative R&D Project center of NALCO for Research Project on Nano Fluid.[6]

GIFTIANS have developed two android apps "Gift Notice" and "Faculty CL". These useful Android apps bridges the communication between administration and the students.[7][8]

Awards and ranking[edit]

  • GIFT is ranked 21st among 'TOP ENGINEERING COLLEGES OF EXCELLENCE' by CSR-GHRDC Engineering college survey 2018.[9]
  • GIFT is awarded as 'The Institute with Best Technology Utilization in Higher Education' in Eduquest-2018 organized by 'ETV Network'.[10]
  • GIFT is awarded as the 'Most Promising Engineering College' of Odisha in 2011 by Governor of Odisha.[11]
  • GIFT is ranked 3rd as top engineering college under BPUT and ranked 5th among best engineering colleges in odisha by Odisha Students.[12]
  • Team 'Bit Coders' of GIFT won 1st prize in Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon - 2017.[13]
  • GIFT won 2nd and 3rd prizes in "National Robotics Championship by RoboFeast-2017, Cognizance IIT Roorkee" held at IIT Roorkee.[14]
  • GIFT organized a 'Summer School On Data Science using R Studio (SCDSR-2018)' from 29 May to 10 June 2018.[15]

Events & Conferences[edit]

A two-day Faculty Development Programme on “Teaching Methodology” was organised by Department of Basic Sciences & Humanities, Gandhi Institute For Technology (GIFT) in association with British Council, Kolkata on 17th& 18th June 2019.[16]

Department of ECE of Gandhi Institute For Technology (GIFT) in association with Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) organised an intra-department poster presentation competition and seminar on 'Recent Trends in Telecommunication' on 26-03-2019.[17]

Workshop 'Examination Reforms' by AICTE[18] - The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Eastern Region in association with the Gandhi Institute For Technology (GIFT), Bhubaneswar organised a workshop on ‘Examination Reforms’ at GIFT on 21-01-2019. Er. Patitapaban Panda, Vice Chairman of GIFT stressed the need of reforms in the examination systems as higher education is driving profound changes in the technical education system in the wake of the globalisation of the world economy[19].

ICCIDA-2018[20] - A two-day international conference on computational intelligence and data analytics (ICCIDA)-2018 was organised by Department of Computer Science & Engineering of Gandhi Institute for Technology (GIFT), Bhubaneswar on 26 and 27 October. Chief guest Prof Sheng Lung Peng from National Dong (HWA) University, Taiwan addressed the gathering.

ICCI-SEM-2017[21] - International Conference on Contemporary issues in Science, Engineering & Management held at GIFT in 18 and 19 February 2017.


Sundargarh's International Junior Hockey defender Neelam Sanjeeb Xess graced the 12th Annual Athelatic Meet (OCTATHLON) held on 24th and 25th January.[22]

College Festivals and Hobby Clubs[edit]

On 29th January, MBA students organized their annual fest Bizzfestrix-2019 in which students from various B-Schools participated in several business games like Corporate Roadies, Business Quiz, Geet e Ghazal, Tik Tok challenges etc.[23]

Festronix 2K19was organised on February 19 and 20, 2019 at the Gandhi Institute for Technology (GIFT) in Bhubaneswar, in which nearly 2000 students from different institutes across the state actively participated with great zeal and zest. This year’s theme of Festronix 2K19 was ‘Startup Odisha’.[24] [25]


  1. ^
  2. ^ GIFT vice-chairman Patitapaban Panda at ICCIDA-2018
  3. ^ ROTA Club opens at GIFT
  4. ^ ""Times of India" - Page No.17". Archived from the original on 7 August 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ GIFT develops Androd apps
  8. ^ GIFT College in Minglebox
  9. ^ [2]
  10. ^ [3]
  11. ^ Awards and Achievement of GIFT Engineering College
  12. ^ Odisha Students Listed Best Engineering Colleges
  13. ^ [4]
  14. ^ [5]
  15. ^ [6]
  16. ^ two-day Faculty Development Programme on “Teaching Methodology”
  17. ^ Recent Trends in Telecommunication
  18. ^ Workshop 'Examination Reforms' by AICTE
  19. ^ The need of reforms in the examination systems by Er. Patitapaban Panda, Vice Chairman
  20. ^ ICCIDA-2018
  21. ^ ICCI-SEM-2017
  22. ^ OCTATHLON-2019
  23. ^ Bizzfestrix-2019
  24. ^ Festronix 2K19
  25. ^ Festronix 2K19

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