National Institute of Technology, Rourkela formerly known as Regional
Engineering College, (REC) is one of the premier national level institutions
with deemed university status for technical education in the country. NIT is a
joint undertaking of Government of India and Government of Orissa. The college
aims at producing Quality Engineers and Scientists.
The institute has been modernised by two foreign collaborative funding agencies
i.e. the Material theme in the Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
department under Indo-U.K. REC project and the Computer Science and Electronics
streams under World Bank cum Swiss Development Corporation IMPACT project.
Spread over an area of 262 hectares, the campus consists of institute
buildings, hall of residence and staff colony. It ia purely a residential
campus offering accommodation to staff and students alike.
The campus has all the amenities for developing personal, social and academic
skills of the student community.
A few industries where NIT-Rourkela students have been placed are TCS -
Kolkata, WIPRO - Kolkata / Bangalore, INFOSYS - Bangalore, HCL-Noida, Satyam
Computer-Hyderabad, ICIL - Pune, TISCO - Jamshedpur, Hindustan Motors - Hoogly,
TRL-Belpahar, IPCL, RCF - Mumbai, HERO HONDA MOTORS - New Delhi, INDAL, HPL -
Kolkata, IPCL - Varodara, IOCL, MUL, IOC, HAL, ITC, ASIAN PAINTS and other
firms of national repute.
PROGRAMS OFFERED AT NIT-ROURKELA
The campus offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various
disciplines. The Engineering programs at graduate level are as follows:
Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
Applied Electronics & Communication Engineering
Post-graduate programs in Engineering are also given for the above
discilplines. In addition to this , Master of Computer applications and Master
of Science in Physics, Chemistry and Applied Mathematics are also given.
The institute has earned fame not only for its excellent academic and extra
curricular standards, but also for its research, consultancy and development
activities. The institute also undertakes Consultancy and Extension
Service, Refresher Courses and other continuing Education and Research
programmes, Networking Development etc. Also the other active wings
that exist are as follows:
The organization has produced eminent alumni over the years who hold respected
positions in Government and Private sectors. Some of them include,
Mr. Vineet Vohra- Regional Director, Asia Pacific Region,
Dr.Damodar Acharya -Chairman of AICTE , a statutory body for
development of technical education in India
Mr.Aakash Khurana - Noted theatre and film personality. He is
a winner of the coveted filmfare award and has acted in numerous films namely
Sarfarosh, Saaransh, Trikaal.
Prof. Laxmi Bhuvan - He is serving as Editor for prestigious
journals – IEEE
Mr.Rajesh Vashist - He is the President, CEO and Chairman of
the Board of- Ikanos Communications who develops silicon solutions that are
focused on delivering fiber-fast broadband access over existing copper lines.
Mr.Abhinash Panda - Professor Organizational Behaviour
Official Website is www.nitrkl.ac.in