Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Sarang

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Indira Gandhi (Autonomous) Institute of Technology, Sarang
"ଇନ୍ଦିରା ଗାନ୍ଧୀ ବୈଷୟିକ ମହାବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟ"
TypePublic
Established1982
DirectorSatyabrata Mohanta
Academic staff
213 (2019)
Students3800 (2019)
Undergraduates3381 (2019)
Postgraduates373 (2019)
Location, ,
20°56′06″N 85°15′48″E / 20.93505°N 85.26331°E / 20.93505; 85.26331Coordinates: 20°56′06″N 85°15′48″E / 20.93505°N 85.26331°E / 20.93505; 85.26331
CampusRural, 179 acres (72 ha)
AffiliationsAutonomous, since 2017 upto 2027
Websitewww.igitsarang.ac.in
IGIT Sarang Logo.jpg

The Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology (IGIT) (Odia: ଇନ୍ଦିରା ଗାନ୍ଧୀ ବୈଷୟିକ ମହାବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟ) an autonomous institute is located at Sarang of Parjang block in Dhenkanal district in the Indian state of Odisha. It was established in 1982 by the government of Odisha.[1] In addition to four year undergraduate degree courses, it offers three year Diploma courses in technical disciplines and a 3-year postgraduate degree in computer applications. It also offers five year BArch courses. It offers postgraduate degree courses in engineering. The college has 179 acres (0.72 km2) of land and it is situated near the Brahmani River. Currently, Dr. Satyabrata Mohanta is the director of the institute.

Five branches in undergraduate courses of the institute are accredited by the NBA in the year 2016. It is affiliated to Biju Patnaik University of Technology and the State Council for Technical Education & Vocational Training.[2] In 2014 the Government of Odisha has decided to confer unitary university status to IGIT. In 2017 the University Grants Commission granted autonomous status to the institution.[1]

History[edit]

IGIT was established in 1982 and was managed directly by the government of Odisha in the name of Odisha College of Engineering (OCE). Prior to this, since 1981, the institute under the name Modern Polytechnic (MPT) offered Diploma Courses in civil, electrical, mechanical, and mining survey engineering. In 1987, OCE and MPT were merged and renamed as IGIT, Sarang, and the management was transferred to an Autonomous Society. This is the first Govt. Engg. College in Odisha to have accreditation from NBA (AICTE).[3]

Campus[edit]

The iconic dome of IGIT, Sarang

The institute is residential with an integrated campus covering 179 acres of land encompassing hostels, staff quarters and the Dr. M. P. Mishra Memorial Stadium, with basketball, volleyball and badminton courts. The institute has facilities like the Central Library (with 27,000 volumes of books), Central Computer Centre, Central Workshop, Knowledge Centre, eight student hostels with accommodation for over 1300 students whereas present intake is 1200 per year (only B.Tech not including M.Tech, M.Sc, Diploma). Other amenities include SBI (Core Bank facilities), guesthouse, on-campus dispensary, post office, canteen, gymnasium, and a students and employees co-operative. The serene atmosphere available at Sarang offers the students optimum opportunity to concentrate on studies.

Courses[edit]

The institution offers undergraduate and post-graduate programs in engineering and natural sciences. The following academic programmes are available at IGIT :

  • Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)
  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech)
  • Diploma in Engineering
  • Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
  • Master of Science (M.Sc)
  • Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD)

Undergraduate courses[edit]

The institute offers 4-year undergraduate degree program in the following disciplines :

IGIT also offers 3-year B.Tech degree for diploma holders under lateral entry scheme with the approval of AICTE New Delhi, recognised by the government of Odisha and affiliated under Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Rourkela.

Postgraduate courses[edit]

The institute offers two part-time and nine full-time Postgraduate degree program in the following engineering disciplines :

In addition to the above courses, IGIT, Sarang has also been recognised as the centre of excellence in the field of engineering research by Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

Diploma Engineering courses[edit]

The institute offers a 3-year Diploma in the following engineering disciplines :

Central Library[edit]

Central Library

The library has a collection of 27,000 text & reference books, handbooks, and IS codes. About 50 journals are subscribed to.[4] The library's transaction service is fully automated.

Student halls of residence[edit]

The institute is fully residential and provides hostel accommodation for all students. The institute has seven residential halls :[5]

  • Akash Bhawan - All first-year boys (B.Tech)
  • Aryabhatta Bhawan - All second-year boys (B.Tech)
  • Bhaskar Bhawan - Third-year boys (B.Tech/B.Arch)
  • Brahmos Bhawan - Third year, final year and fifth year boys (B.Tech/B.Arch)
  • Surya Bhawan - All final year boys (B.Tech)
  • Agni Bhawan - All Diploma boys
  • Rohini Bhawan - All girl students of B.Tech/B.Arch first and second year, M.Tech, MCA & Diploma
  • Prithvi Bhawan - All third-year and final-year girls (B.Tech/B.Arch).

College festivals[edit]

  • Horizon: Horizon is the institute's annual techno-cultural fest.[6]
  • Technovation:[7] Techno-Cultural fest of the Department of CSE&A, IGIT, Sarang held under the aegis of Mycomp Society, IGIT.
  • Admantium:[8] National level technical symposium held by Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering every year since 2014.

Student Organisations[edit]

  • Society for Physical Education & Recreation (SPER)
  • Social Service Guild (SSG)
  • IGIT Cultural Association
  • Mycomp Society
  • Society Of Literary Enthusiasts (SOLE)
  • Audio Visual Club
  • IGIT Robotics Society
  • National cadet corps (NCC)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "UGC grants autonomous status to IGIT". Daily Pioneer. 15 September 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  2. ^ "about igit".
  3. ^ "INDIRA GANDHI INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (IGIT), SARANG". www.igitsarang.ac.in. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Sarang".
  5. ^ "Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Sarang".
  6. ^ "Horizon 2015, Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology Sarang, Sarang, Technical & Cultural Festival, Odisha, January 16-18 2015". Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  7. ^ "TECHNOVATION-SYMPUTER 2K17". www.igittechnovation.org. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Admantium 5.0 | Techno-Cultural fest of Dept. of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IGIT,Sarang". igitadmantium.in. Retrieved 16 May 2019.

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