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NIT Rourkela is one of the premier national level institutions for technical education in the country and is funded by the Government of India. Government of India has elevated the Regional Engineering College, Rourkela to a deemed 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 and vested with significant degree of administrative and financial autonomy. Government of India have recognized the Institute as a premier institution of repute and have developed it as a center of excellence under plan funding. The Institute has been modernized 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.

The campus of the Institute consisting of the Institute buildings, halls of residence and staff colony is situated at the eastern end of Rourkela steel city, beyond Sector-1 over an area of 262 hectares of land provided by the Government of Orissa. It is a residential campus offering accommodation to faculty, staff and students. The campus has all the amenities for developing personal, social and academic skills of the student community.

The city of Rourkela came into prominence in the year 1954-55, with the decision of the Government of India to set up the first Public Sector Steel Plant in this locality in collaboration with the then West Germany. The city is a huge metropolis connected with all parts of the country by railway and road. The population of the city is about 6 lakhs.


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.

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To advance and spread knowledge in the area of science and technology leading to creation of wealth and welfare of humanity.

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Guiding Principles

  • Build an environment that is conducive to academic pursuit, nurturing creative thoughts and inculcating a spirit of inquiry.
  • Promote free exchange of knowledge and experience with others, while respecting each other’s right to intellectual property.
  • Ensure quality, speed, economy and transparency in all spheres of our activities.
  • Create a truly multicultural community and promote cultural bonding and teamwork among all.
  • Provide opportunity to every member of the Institute for achieving academic excellence, developing all round personality and realizing his or her full potential.
  • Adopt state of the art technology in all endeavors.
  • Serve the society around, using the knowledge and expertise of the Institute.

Institute Anthem

You know all skills and techniques
Adorning the heart of Kalinga
On the head of the Steel City
Y ou dazzle ever like a diamond
You the great institute.

In the sacred seat of Vyasa
Where Life vibrates with the rtythm of 'OM'
There the sacred stream of the river 'Brahmani'
Wets you with the flow of wisdom
You the great institute

You glow with the Luster of Science
You dazzle with the brilliance of technology
You inspire the pursuit of knowledge
Emitting the celestial Light of wisdom
you the great institute

You may be that great and matchless
One in blooming the superb engineers
You be the Leading one in accelerating the country's development
Be unique in bringing peace and unity
Be honest, mighty and commited in thy task
You the great institute.