Government College of Engineering, Keonjhar
|Government College Of Engineering, Keonjhar|
Prof. S. Behera (Degree College)]
|Location||Keonjhar, Odisha, India|
The Government College of Engineering, Keonjhar is a state run higher education institute located in Keonjhar, Odisha, focusing on education and research in the field of Mining Engineering. It was established in the year 1956 as a diploma institute and subsequently degree streams were added in the year 1995. It was originally called the Orissa School of Mining Engineering (OSME) and in the year 2012 it was renamed to its present name. It is of the constituent colleges of the Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT).
Orissa School of Mining Engineering was established in the year 1956 as a government institution of national repute offering diploma education in Mining Engineering in the state of Odisha.
The Institution in the year of 1986 diversified its diploma education by adding Drilling, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering to its courses. But subsequently in the year of 1992 the college added the branch of Metallurgical Engineering to its courses, which was funded by World Bank Assisted Project.
In the year of 1995, OSME started imparting undergraduate program in degree engineering under Utkal University in the branches of Mining, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
Subsequently in the year of 1998, with formation of West Orissa University, Baripada the undergraduate programme was then affiliated to North Orissa University, Baripada and in the year 2002 it was re affiliated to Biju Patnaik University of Technology Odisha, Rourkela. The Odisha state government declared OSME (Degree College) as a Constituent college of BPUT. Presently the college is offering both Diploma and Degree Engineering courses in two different campuses.
The Institute offer's 4 year's of undergraduate degree program in the B.Tech in the Engineering Branches of:
- Mining Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mineral Engineering
- Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
- Drilling Engineering
The students are admitted through [IIT-JEE] National level entrance test. There is also provision of Lateral Entry of 10% of sanctioned intake for diploma holders directly to the third Semester in their respective branch of study as per the BPUT guidelines. For diploma holders to get admission into 3rd semester they have to apply and pass in OJEE. Also,some seats are reserved for diploma engineering as per the rules of SCTE&VT, Odisha and DTET.