National Institute of Technology (NIT Rourkela) was established in the year 1961 with the mission 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. It offers the variety of UG, PG and Research Courses in multiple disciplines.

The institute is highly reputed in the country and all across the globe and aims to advance and spread knowledge in the area of science and technology leading to creation of wealth and welfare of humanity. NIT Rourkela builds an environment that is conducive to academic pursuit, nurturing creative thoughts and inculcating a spirit of inquiry. NIT Rourkela Admission is done through national level entrance exams such as JEE Main, CAT, GATE

NIT Rourkela Highlights

Year of Establishment1961
University TypeAutonomous
ApprovalAll India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)

Total Faculty Members290
Total Books65,000
Application modeOnline
How to Reach7 kms away from Rourkela railway station

NIT Rourkela Courses

The Institute offers Degree of Master of Technology (M.Tech), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science (M.Sc) and Master of Arts (MA) in selective departments. All the postgraduate programs are of 2 years (4 semesters) duration. It also offers Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) and Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) at an undergraduate level. The duration of B.Tech programs is 4 years and B.Arch is 5 years. Know more about NIT Rourkela Fee Structure

NIT Rourkela Admission

Admission to all courses offered by NIT Rourkela is done in online mode only. Candidates who wish to apply are required to visit the official website of institute and submit their applications.

The minimum eligibility for UG courses is class 12 in relevant discipline with minimum required marks from a recognized board. While for PG courses, applicants should have graduate degree in relevant discipline with required marks from a well-recognized university or institute.

Candidates are selected on the basis of entrance exam scores such as JEE Main, GATE, CAT, MAT, XAT etc. Applicants seeking admission to M.Tech program need to appear for GATE Exam. While for B.Tech admission, candidates need to obtain minimum required marks in JEE Main. Admission to MBA program is done on the basis of valid CAT/ MAT/ XAT score.

NIT Rourkela PhD Admissions will be done on the basis of Entrance Test and Personal Interview conducted by the institute. To check detailed information about admission click here NIT Rourkela Admission

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NIT Rourkela Placements

The training and placement department of National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, headed by a senior faculty member, manages placement activities and keeps liaison with various industrial groups and research organizations. Its excellent infrastructure supports each and every stage of the placement processes in arranging pre-placement talks, written test, group discussion, interviews etc. Read more about NIT Rourkela Placements

NIT Rourkela Ranking

  • Ranked 2nd among NITs and 12th best technical college in India by MHRD
  • Ranked 19th among Indian institutions and 198th globally in the Times World Asian University Ranking 2017
  • Ranked 111th as per QS University Ranking: BRICS 2016 among top universities in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa
  • Times world ranking of universities 2016-17 has featured NIT Rourkela as the only NIT to appear in the top 980 universities in the world. It was ranked on the list of 601-800 world universities in 2016-17

Why Join NIT Rourkela?

Financial Aid- NIT Rourkela supports students of higher learning with financial aids in the form of Fellowships and Assistantships that are available to meritorious PDF, PhD and M.Tech (Res) students of all departments

Internships and Short term Courses- Every year NIT Rourkela offers 50 paid internships during the summer for 2 months to students across the country.

Multicultural Environment- NIT Rourkela generates multicultural awareness among students through a variety of events, and enriches their experience of living and studying.

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