National Institute of Technology Rourkela

राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान राउरकेला

ଜାତୀୟ ପ୍ରଯୁକ୍ତି ପ୍ରତିଷ୍ଠାନ ରାଉରକେଲା

An Institute of National Importance

About the Institute

NIT Rourkela is one of the premier national level institutions for technical education in the country and is funded by the Government of India. The Government of India has elevated the Regional Engineering College, Rourkela to a university under the name of National Institute of Technology, Rourkela.

The main objective of the Institute is to produce quality Engineers and Scientists in Graduate and Post-Graduate levels in various branches of Engineering and Science. The Institute is managed by the Board of Governors of National Institute of Technology (Rourkela) Society... Learn More

To become an internationally acclaimed institution of higher learning that will serve as a source of knowledge and expertise for the society and be a preferred destination for undergraduate and graduate studies.
To advance and spread knowledge in the area of science and technology leading to creation of wealth and welfare of humanity.

Message from Director

It is a privilege for me to have assumed the position of Director, NIT Rourkela, on 18th February 2022. NIT Rourkela has a rich legacy of sixty dedicated years of service to the nation and is the pride of Odisha. Excellence in teaching and high-quality research are the pillars on which the Institute is built. The Institute aims to foster 21st-century skills and competencies supported by defined learning frameworks and industrial internships for the students as part of Industry 4.0. With these skillsets, our students are future-ready to make an impact at work in general and society in particular. Learn More

Prof. K. Umamaheshwar Rao

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    Departmental Seminar

    Least Squares Solutions Read More

    Seminar Hall, Department of Mathematics, 10:15 am
    Prof. K. C. Sivakumar
  • 26
    Departmental Seminar

    Detection, Characterization, and Controlling the Biofilm Forming Bacteria in the Cooling Water System Read More

    Seminar Room, 10:30 AM
    Suha Ibrahim (521bm2016)
  • 26
    Departmental Seminar

    Analysis of nutrient content and bioactive compound from banana peel and its mechanism of conversion during fermentation Read More

    Seminar Room, 10:30 AM
    Renupama Bhoi (520bm3008)
  • 26
    Departmental Seminar

    Mangrove bacteria as the potential ecological and economic frontiers in the blue economy Read More

    LS Seminar Hall, 11:00 AM
    Prof. Surajit Das
  • 26
    Registration Seminar

    AI-Enhanced Surveillance and Communication for Underwater ROVs Read More

    Seminar Hall, Mechanical Engineering Department, 4.30pm
    Surya Prakash Mishra ( Rollno : 522me6013)
  • 26
    Progress Seminar

    Enhancing Microgrid Resilience and Security Against Cyber Threats Read More

    Electrical Engineering Department, Seminar room-EE401, 4:00 PM
    Kunal Kumar ( Rollno : 521ee1002)
  • 26
    Defence Seminar

    Spectral analysis of some sequence-generated graphs Read More

    Seminar room, Department of Mathematics, 9:00 a.m.
    Santanu Mandal ( Rollno : 518ma1010)
  • 27
    Defence Seminar

    Terrestrial Carbon Cycle and its Feedback at the Regional Scale Read More

    Seminar Hall, Department of Mining, 0400 pm
    Manoj H ( Rollno : 519er1001)
  • 27
    Departmental Seminar

    Enhancing broad-spectrum disease resistance against rice blast by engineering orthologous nonhost resistance genes of Arabidopsis in rice. engineering orthologous nonhost resistance genes of Arabidopsis in rice Read More

    LS Seminar Hall, 15:00
    Rishi Kesh(521ls6008)
  • 27
    Departmental Seminar

    Employing differential metabolomics approach in non-host Arabidopsis to curtail rice blast disease Read More

    LS Seminar Hall, 15:30
    Debasish Pati(Roll No : 518ls1005)

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Admission to undergraduate courses is made in the autumn semester at the first-year level through JEE (Main) or similar test approved by NIT Council, the counselling for which is done by Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) and Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) or its equivalent approved by the NIT Council and/or Central Government. Besides, a specified number of foreign nationals selected under the policy of the Government of India may be admitted directly to the 1st-year of any of the programmes.


M. Tech.

The courses leading to M. Tech. degree are open to candidates who have obtained the requisite qualification with 60% marks or 6.50 CGPA in aggregate in the qualifying examination. Admission for the GATE qualified candidates is made through Common Admission Process called Central Counselling for Master’s of Technology (CCMT). Relaxation up to 5% of marks or 0.5 CGPA is allowed by senate for sponsored candidates with proven research or profession experience.


For admission to M. Sc., candidates must have required B. Sc. degree with the subject applied for as one of the subjects (either Pass or Honours), Mathematics in +2 levels is compulsory for all courses except Life Science. The admission to the above programmes is made through Centralized Counselling for M.Sc.

M. A. (Development Studies)

The requisite academic qualification for MA in Development Studies is B. Tech. / B. A. / B. Sc. / B. Com. with 55% marks or 6.00 CGPA. Amongst B. A. / B. Sc. / B. Com. applicants with honours are given preference. Admission to the programme is made on the basis of career marks.

M. B. A.

Minimum eligibility criterion for admission to MBA is any Graduate with 60% or 6.5 CGPA (on 10-point scale) and 55% or 6.0 CGPA in case of SC/ST candidates. Applicants who have qualified at national/international tests for admission to business schools with high scores get preference. Final selection is based on group discussion and personal interview conducted at the Institute, along with academic career and score of national or international tests.


The institute offers various research centric courses in various departments/ Centers like Post Doc, PhD, M.Tech research under various schemes with fellowship and sponsored programs like QIP and self financed.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Institute provides facilities for research leading to the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Engineering, Science, Management, Planning and Architecture, Humanities and Social Sciences in various disciplines. Candidates except the members of the Institute faculty, QIP scholars and scholars nominated by the Central Government have to be selected by Departmental Research Committee (DRC) on the basis of their academic background, performance in written test and/or interview.


A few departments like … offer M.Tech by research. This course don’t have a time bound and the course work will be decided by the Masters Scrutiny Committee (MSC). This course requires a submission of original research in form of a thesis..The minimum qualification required for admission to the program is one of the following.

  1. B.E/B.Tech/B.Pharm/MCA or equivalent in relevant discipline with 7.0 CGPA or 65% marks in aggregate.
  2. M.Sc in Basic Sciences with CGPA 6.5 or 60% marks in aggregate in relevant disciplines.
  3. M.B.B.S with CGPA 6.5 or 60% marks in aggregate.
  4. M.Sc./M.A/MBA/M.Com. in Humanities and Social Sciences or Management with CGPA 6.5 or 60% marks.


NIT Rourkela has opened its doors for working professionals by offering programmes which are designed to enable them to pursue their doctorate degree while continuing in their Job/Profession in order to help them to accelerate their career. Candidates with minimum eligibility criteria as per NIT guidelines can apply and they will be selected based upon their academic background, performance in written test and/or interview.


NIT Rourkela has opened its doors for working professionals. These programmes are designed to enable them to pursue higher study while continuing in their Job/Profession in order to help them to accelerate their career.

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