NIT Rourkela is situated in the heart of Orissa. It stands as a symbol of an educational Mecca in the steel city of Rourkela and is a famous engineering college. NIT has a total of 10 courses taught on its Rourkela campus. The campus was set up in 1961.

The college offers many undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level courses on its campus. The premium technological institution does not only have BTech and MTech level courses but also offers BSc + MSc, BTech + MTech and BArch courses. The courses are offered as both full-time and part-time courses.

Admissions to the college are done based on the candidate’s performance in their qualifying exam, as well as an entrance exam. Some accepted entrance exams are JEE Main, IIT JAM, GATE, CAT, MAT, XAT, and more.

The college has been ranked as one of the premier institutions in the country by multiple outlets. It has a total of 363 faculty member and more than 6000 students enrolling each year. NIT Rourkela was ranked 32 Overall by NIRF 2020. It was also ranked 16 for Engineering by NIRF 2020.

The college has excellent placement services with top companies like Amazon, Jindal Steel, Ford, Microsoft, Hero, Bajaj, Goldman Sachs and more visiting the campus for recruitment drives. The highest salary package received by students is INR 42 LPA, and the average is close to INR 9 LPA.

NIT Rourkela: Highlights

Name of Institute National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
Established 1961
Official Website
Institute Type Government
Affiliation Deemed University
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Merit/Entrance exam
Entrance Exam JEE Main, IIT JAM, GATE, CAT/MAT/XAT
Scholarship Yes
Reservation Yes

NIT Rourkela: Courses Offered

  • Eligibility: 10+2 with 75%
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Selection Criteria: JEE Main
  • Specializations: Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering
BTech + MTech
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with 75%
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Selection Criteria: JEE Main
  • Specializations: Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering
  • Eligibility: Graduation with 55%
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Selection Criteria: JAM
  • Specializations: Chemistry, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Life Science, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy
  • Eligibility: Pass in Graduation
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Selection Criteria: GATE
  • Specializations: Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering
  • Eligibility: Graduation
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Specializations: Development Studies
  • Selection Criteria: NITR
  • Eligibility: Graduation with 65%
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Selection Criteria: CAT
  • Specializations: Marketing, Finance, Human Resource, Operations
BSc + MSc
  • Eligibility: 10+2
  • Duration: 5 years
  • Specializations: Chemistry, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Life Science, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy
  • Eligibility: 10+2
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Eligibility: 10+2
  • Duration: 3-5 years
  • Selection Criteria: NITR
  • Specializations: Humanities, Science, Management, Engineering

NIT Rourkela: Admissions

For the Application Process, candidates should visit the college admission office to get the application form for various engineering courses offered and payment have to be made through a demand draft.

How to Apply?

Candidates who are eligible for admission have to take the JEE Main. The application process is given below:

  • Visit the official website of JEE- Main
  • Register for the online application form
  • Make a note of the system-generated application number
  • Create a password
  • Log in again and fill out the form
  • Upload scanned images of photographs and signature
  • A fee of 650 INR (325 INR for reserved categories) will be charged/ It is to be paid through a Debit card, Credit card, Net banking, UPI, or Paytm.
  • Keep a printout of the application form for future use.

To apply offline, download the application form and courier to the college.

How to Apply for Counselling (JoSAA)?

  • Click on the registration page at the official JoSAA website:
  • Use the JEE Main application number to log in
  • Ensure that your candidate profile is accurate
  • Click on ‘Submit changes’
  • Fill out your preferred colleges and specializations according to the list of available options
  • Lock the selected choices by clicking on ‘I agree to lock my choices’
  • Keep a printout of the page for future reference.

BTech Cut Off (General Category)

Biomedical Engineering 6,425 – 38,911
Ceramic Engineering 22,847 – 38,542
Chemical Engineering 7,930 – 19,650
Civil Engineering 12,633 -21,004
Computer Science and Engineering 871 – 3,296
Electrical Engineering 5,670 – 9,436
Industrial Design 16,824 – 33,047
Mechanical Engineering 8,536 – 12,902

NIT Rourkela: Placements

NIT Rourkela graduation batch 2020 has focussed on an increment in both maximum and minimum CTC by 3.2 and 25 per cent, respectively. The placement cell at NIT Rourkela offers exemplary training services and helps motivate students to achieve their goals. The cell provide gives the students direction and provides them with all the required help they might possibly need through out their employment.

Here are some glimpses of details regarding placement cells and statistics of NIT Rourkela are given below:

Number of Offers Made 988 909
Highest CTC 40.63 42 LPA
Average CTC 7.42 LPA 8.75 LPA
Minimum CTC 1.80 LPA 2.40 LPA
Increase in the highest CTC 44.9% 4.7%

NIT Rourkela: Scholarships

NIT Rourkela offers various scholarships under the support of high learning with financial aids. Fellowships are available for meritorious students PDF, PhD, and MTech (Res) students of all departments.

Post-Doc Any PhD INR 35000
PhD MTech/MPharm INR 18000-20000
PhD BTech, BPharm, MSc INR 16000-18000
MTech (Res) BTech, BPharm, MBA, MCA INR 8000
NIT Rourkela: Facilities

NIT Rourkela has one of the most advanced and good facility campuses in Orissa. NIT Rourkela campus has all the modern academic, recreational, sports, and everyday facilities like banking. The institute has a lush green campus with sports fields and swimming pools for athletics practice.

  • Library: The famous library is known as Biju Patnaik Library, which is a famous statesman and Industrialist. Here are mainly available 84000 books and more than 5000 journals, e-papers, CDs, and other academic materials. This library is also maintained digitally.
  • Hostel: A very well-maintained and smart hostel facility available in NIT Rourkela. The hostels are equipped with all modern facilities and can be taken up for single room occupancy or double occupancy sharing with another student.
  • The institute is also equipped with two gymnasiums on its campus and instructors are also appointed for students who like to work out in the gymnasiums at NIT Rourkela. It also has a famous cricket ground which is named after the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.
NIT Rourkela: Faculty

In NIT Rourkela, there are plenty of professors and faculty staff available in this college. The staffs are friendly and helpful. The student-teacher ratio of the college ensures smooth sailing in studies. In NIT Rourkela, there is a student-teacher ratio of 1:12.

The faculty are not only experts in their area of interest, but they are monitoring themselves through faculty development programs to enhance their skills in education. Most of the faculty are graduates of top institutes in India and abroad.

NIT Rourkela: FAQs

Ques: Where is the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela located?

Ans: The complete address of NIT, Rourkela according to the Government is

National Institute of Technology, NIT, Jindal colony, Bisra Rd, National Institute of Technology, Udit Nagar, Rourkela, Odisha-769001

Ques: Which among BIT Mesra and NIT Rourkela is better?

Ans: ECE, CSE, and IT departments are good in BIT Mesra. The campus is good and there are various club activities going on throughout the year. There are more than 10 student clubs of engineering departments, music, and culture including the Highlander Adventure Club, Engineering Society, etc.

Ques: Is NIT Srinagar Kashmir and NIT Rourkela civil engineering comparable?

Ans: NIT Rourkela and NIT Srinagar both are among the country’s largest institutes.

NIT Rourkela has 6 academic centres and 9 centres of research, which have also received excellence from external Government agencies.

Ques: What are the Fees at the National Technology Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela?

Ans: For B. Tech course fee is ₹ 225,500 (1st-year fees), For M. Sc course fee is Rs 97,500 (1st year).

Ques: Is IIT Hyderabad better than NIT Rourkela?

Ans: Both are some of the best NIT colleges in India. If we have a look at their rankings, IIT Hyderabad stands at 8th rank according to NIRF and between 600th- 650th in the QS rankings. According to NIRF Engineering ranking 2020, NIT Rourkela stands at 16th position. For IIT students need to qualify JEE examination.