Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Sarang

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Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology
"ଇନ୍ଦିରା ଗାନ୍ଧୀ ବୈଷୟିକ ମହାବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟ"
IGIT Sarang Logo.jpg
Type Public
Established 1982
Director Dr. Bikash Panda
Students 3000 (2016)
Location Talcher, Odisha, India
20.967476°N 85.277494°E
Campus 179 acres
Affiliations Biju Patnaik University of Technology

The Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology (IGIT)(Odia: ଇନ୍ଦିରା ଗାନ୍ଧୀ ବୈଷୟିକ ମହାବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟ) 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 technical disciplines and a 3-year postgraduate degree in computer applications. 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. B.C.Panda 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.[1]


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.

Within a span of three decades, the institute has grown up to the National level academically. This is the first Govt. Engg. College in the state to have accreditation from NBA (AICTE) because of its academic excellence.[2]


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 1000 students whereas present intake is 900 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.


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

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

Undergraduate courses[edit]

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

It also offers 2-year postgraduate degree program in MCA, M.Tech (2-year full-time / 3-year part-time course) and 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.[3]

Postgraduate courses[edit]

The institute offers two part-time and nine full-time Postgraduate M.Tech courses/Master course Computer Science Engineering 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)
  • Brahmos Bhawan - third year and final year boys (B.Tech)
  • Surya Bhawan - all final year boys (B.Tech)
  • Agni Bhawan - all Diploma boys
  • Rohini Bhawan - all girl students of B.Tech first and second year,M.Tech,MCA & Diploma
  • Prithvi Bhawan - all third-year and final-year girls (B.Tech).

College festivals[edit]

  • Horizon: Horizon is the institute's annual techno-cultural fest.[6]
  • Utsahan:[7] Utsahan is the institute's annual inter-college sports meet. IGIT invites colleges throughout Odisha to participate in sporting events.
  • Technovation:[8] Techno-Cultural fest organised by the department of CSE&A, IGIT, Sarang.
  • Quimica: Quimica is a national-level technical and cultural festival held by the Dept. of Chemical Engineering every year since 2015.


External links[edit]

20°58′03″N 85°16′39″E / 20.967476°N 85.277494°E / 20.967476; 85.277494Coordinates: 20°58′03″N 85°16′39″E / 20.967476°N 85.277494°E / 20.967476; 85.277494