Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Sarang

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Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology
IGIT Sarang Logo.jpg
Established 1982
Type Public
Director Prof. B.C.Panda
Location Talcher, Odisha, India
Affiliations BPUT and SCTE & VT

The Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology (IGIT) is located at Sarang in the industrial belt of Talcher, Angul district in the Indian state of Odisha. It was established in 1982 by the government of Odisha. In addition to four year Undergraduate degree courses, it offers three year Diploma courses in a few technical disciplines and a 3- year postgraduate degree in computer applications. It offers Postgraduate degree courses in Engineering. The college has 172 acres (0.70 km2) of land and it is situated near the Brahmani River.

The institute is accredited by NBA. It is affiliated to Biju Patnaik University of Technology(BPUT) and State Council for Technical Education & Vocational Training (SCTE & VT).[1]


Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology (IGIT), Sarang was established in the year of 1982 and was managed directly by the Govt. of Odisha in the name of Odisha College of Engineering (OCE). Prior to this, since 1981, the institute in the name of Modern Polytechnic (MPT) was offering Diploma Courses in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Mining Survey Engineering. In the year 1987, both OCE and MPT were merged and renamed as IGIT, Sarang and the management was transferred to an Autonomous Society.


The iconic dome of IGIT, Sarang

The Institute is fully residential with an integrated campus covering 179 acres of land encompassing hostels, staff quarters and a sprawling playground (Dr. M. P. Mishra memorial stadium) with basketball, volleyball and badminton courts. In addition to this, with the Govt. approval, a proposal has been submitted to District authorities for further alienation of 200 acres of Govt. land in front of the Institute for its further expansion. The institute has central infrastructure facilities like Central Library (with 27,000 volumes of books and 50 current periodicals / journals subscribed every year), Central Computer Centre, Central Workshop,Knowledge Centre, 8 nos. of student hostels having accommodation facility for 1000 students and other amenities such as SBI (Core Bank facilities), Guest house, Hospital, Post Office, Canteen, Students and Employees Co-operative Consumer stores, different clubs, Telephone Exchange, Mobile tower and Schooling up to High School level in its campus.

Academic Courses Offered[edit]

The Institution offers a range of undergraduate and post-graduate programs in engineering and natural sciences The following academic programmes are available at IGIT, Sarang:

  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech)
  • Diploma in Engineering

Undergraduate Courses[edit]

The Institute offers 4 year undergraduate B.Tech degree program in the following engineering disciplines :

While in addition to the above courses the institute will start offering full-time undergraduate courses in the following disciplines from the year of 2014 with an intake of 60 each.

It also offers 3 year postgraduate degree program in MCA, M.Tech and 3 years B.Tech degree for diploma holders under lateral entry scheme with the approval of AICTE New Delhi, recognised by Govt.of Odisha and affiliated under Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Rourkela.[2]

Postgraduate Courses[edit]

The Institute offers two part-time and nine full-time Postgraduate M.Tech courses / Master course Computer Sc.Engg degree program in the following engineering disciplines :

Diploma Engineering Courses[edit]

The institution also offers 3 years of Diploma in the following engineering disciplines :

Central Library[edit]

Central Library

The Institute library has a valuable collection of about 27,000 text & reference books, Hand books, I.S. codes. About 50 nos of journals are being subscribed to Institute Library. The library remains open from 9.00 A.M. to 7.00 P.M. on all working days except on Saturday. Saturday timing is from 9 AM to 1.00 PM. On Sunday and other public holidays, it is kept closed.[3]

Residential student halls[edit]

  1. Akash Bhawan -Only Ist year B.Tech/MCA boys
  2. Rohini Bhawan -All girl students of B.Tech/M.Tech/MCA & Diploma
  3. Prithvi Bhawan -All girls 3rd yr and 4th year
  4. Surya Bhawan -All Final year B.Tech/M.Tech/MCA Boys
  5. Aryabhatta Bhawan -All 2nd year B.Tech boys
  6. Bhaskar Bhawan -All 3rd year B.Tech boys
  7. Agni Bhawan -All Diploma Boys students

In addition to these the institute is planning to construct 3 more hostels to cater to the needs of growing student numbers. Students admitted to hostels have to strictly adhere to the hostel rules . [4]

College Festivals[edit]

Apart from several branch related cultural and technical Festivals that are witnessed round the year there are 2 big events witnessed around the months of December–January, IGIT Youth Fiesta and the Techno Cultural Fest, IGIT Horizon.


Main article: Horizon (Festival)

Horizon is the annual techno cultural fest of Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Sarang

IGIT Youth Fiesta[edit]

IGIT's Youth Festival, earlier known as "Helios" started way back in 1992.The Cultural Festival is an inter college event with participants from top colleges of the country attending it. The event in its current format consists of 6 primary events among other events:

  1. IMUN (IGIT Model United Nations)
  2. Unmesh (All India Quiz)
  3. Battle-e-Saltito(Dance Competition)
  4. Debasio(Debate)
  5. Curtain's Call(Drama)
  6. Expresso( India's Got Talent)


External links[edit]

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