National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela Overview

  Rourkela   AICTE, NAAC   ESTD 1961
  Rourkela   AICTE, NAAC   ESTD 1961

About College

On 15 August 1961 National Institute of Technology Rourkela was established. Jawaharlal Nehru, our first Prime Minister laid the foundation of this institute. The institute gained its autonomy in 2002.

NIT Rourkela is a public institution and the area for its establishment was provided by the then Chief Minister of Odisha, Biju Patnaik.

NIT Rourkela has many courses to offer on an undergraduate, postgraduate, doctorate and integrated levels. These courses include B. Tech., M. Tech., B. Arch., B.Sc., M.Tech., M.Sc., PhD etc. in technology, engineering and management fields, respectively.

On PG level in management studies, NIT Rourkela MBA is also offered. Integrated courses for engineering students are also available in the institute.

NIT Rourkela is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). In 2018, the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) has placed NIT Rourkela on 15th position in Engineering and 42nd in all courses.

In 2019, NIT Rourkela ranking is among  the group of 601-800 in World University Rankings by the Times Higher Education.

There are 290 expert faculty members of the institute who work together diligently and create success stories for many students. They guide their students right to achieve academic as well as professional excellence.

These faculty members have years of experience in teaching with many tried and tested methods of teaching that enable them to dive deep into the subjects and deliver it to students effortlessly.

NIT Rourkela Courses offered and Fee Structure

NIT Rourkela offers multiple engineering courses like B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, B. Tech. in Biomedical Engineering, M. Tech. in Mining Engineering, M. Tech in Food Process Engineering,  for UG and PG students.

NIT Rourkela PhD course is also offered in Humanities and Social Science, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering. Integrated undergraduate and postgraduate courses include B.Tech. + M.Tech. in Ceramic Engineering, B. Tech. + M.Tech. in Chemical Engineering and B. Tech. + M.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering. Candidates can check the NIT Rourkela fee structure at its official website.

NIT Rourkela Course Highlights

  • On UG level, NIT Rourkela offers full-time four-year engineering courses.
  • On PG level, the institute offers full-time two-year engineering courses.
  • On the doctorate level, the institute offers full-time three-year engineering courses.
  • Five-year full-time integrated engineering courses like B. Tech + M. Tech. are also available in the institute.

NIT Rourkela Admission Process

All the applicants on UG level are admitted to the several technology programs offered by the institute on the basis of JEE Mains score. This Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) score is followed by JoSAA counselling and a personal interview round.

The GATE score is considered for admission in postgraduate courses. Admission is done on merit basis in PG level. However, the final selection of the candidate is based on the decision taken by the Central Seat Allocation Board.

To know the details of doctorate level course or PhD course, candidates can check NIT Rourkela PhD admission 2019 on the official website.

  • For admission in full-time B. Tech. course, the JEE Main score is considered.
  • For admission in full-time M. Tech. course, GATE score is considered.
  • For admission in full-time PhD course, the result of the qualifying examination is considered. 
  • Integrated courses require certain marks in 10+2 examination with JEE Main score. 

NIT Rourkela Placements

NIT Rourkela recruitment process is the most awaited event for its students. Many graduate students from NIT Rourkela are found placed every year in reputed companies like Reliance, Pepsico, Suzuki, Swiggy, Unisys, Nokia, Mahindra, Kohler, Microsoft, Oracle, Linde etc.

The Training and Placement Department of NIT Rourkela is run by senior faculty members who control the placement drives in different fields. Currently, NIT Rourkela placements cell is headed by Prof. Saroj Kumar Patel.

The NIT Rourkela placement of 100% is assured to the students of the institute. NIT Rourkela placements package list is given on its official website. Many companies visit the campus and offer job opportunities. Students are also provided training on the campus to increase their confidence and engage themselves in work-related skills.

Apart from the B.Tech placement drives, NIT Rourkela M.Tech placements also happen at the end of the program. In NIT Rourkela M.Tech placement, renowned companies from all over the world come to offer jobs to the students.

Placement Statistics of NIT Rourkela 2019

Highest Salary  39 LPA
Increase in placement offers from previous year’s batch 53%
Total job offers 1016
No. of participating companies  212
No. of organisations that took dual degree students 331

NIT Rourkela Result and Cut-off

NIT Rourkela cut-off list is announced after the JEE Mains results are declared. The cut-off list is based on the number of participating students, their overall scores in the examination and the number of seats available in the institute. 

The personal interview round score and the previous year’s examination results are also taken into consideration. In the previous year, NIT Rourkela cutoff was 89.75 in the Common Rank List.

JEE Main Cut-off 2019 

Category Cut-off marks
General 78.2
PWD 0.113
OBC-NCL 74.3
SC 54.01


NIT Rourkela Alumni Network

Rourkela NIT had 1,299 alumni members last year. Total alumni members who have made to the contribution of their skills and knowledge on the national level are around 20,000  from this institution.

These well-established alumni members remain in touch with the institute and faculty members who ensure that their students get many professional achievements.  This strong connection is built for a lifetime and benefits the institute in its growth and success. 

NIT Rourkela Scholarships

National Institute of Technology Rourkela is one of the premier institutes for providing the technical knowledge to its students. Financial help is provided to the students who take part in the technical courses offered by the institute. Meritorious students are provided scholarships that ease their academic journey.

Students facing monetary issues and having less than 2.5 LPA family’s income can apply for a scholarship on the National Scholarship Portal. They can visit the site for more information.

NIT Rourkela Campus Facilities

NIT Rourkela offers many amenities to its students. NIT Rourkela address is easily accessible through all the kinds of transportations. The accommodation of the students or the NIT Rourkela hostel includes a dining area, an indoor area, a lounge area and a common room.

The library in the NIT Rourkela campus was established in 1965 and has a collection of around 59,000 books. NIT Rourkela Library Services Blog, an intellectual information tool is designed for students and other local users.

A computer centre has all desktops with servers of Windows and Linux. ATM, recreation hub for sports and other physical activities and an Audiovisual Club for staff and students’ entertainment etc. facilities together make the campus a great place to have a nice academic journey.


Source Rank
The Week 30
CAREERS 360 49
Competition Success 11
Outlook 12
The Times Group 32
CAREERS 360 (MBA Ranking) 58
The Times Group (MBA Ranking) 76