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The first industrial school in Odisha (formerly Orissa) was opened in 1884, in Alalpur, Balasore. A survey school began at the same time in Cuttack, which later on became the Orissa School of Engineering, marking the beginning of technical education in the State. NIT Rourkela was set up way back in 1961. The Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar is the first of the six new Indian Institutes of Technology established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), Government of India in 2008.

Most of the student intake (approx. 79%) is in five disciplines: Electronics & Communications (7,768), Mechanical Engineering (7,530) Computer Science (6,645); Electrical & Electronics Engineering (4,740) and Civil Engineering (3,840). Three other disciplines have a fair share of intake: Electrical Engineering (3,750), Information Technology (2,130), and Electronics & Instrumentation and Control (1,575 seats) which also includes Applied Electronics & Instrumentation. The share of Mechanical Engineering seats in the state has gone up substantially from a little over 4,000 seats in 2009 to almost double at 7,530. The institutes that have larger sanctioned intake are: Gandhi Institute of Engineering & Technology, Gunupur (1050); C.V. Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar (780); College of Engineering Bhubaneswar and Odisha Engineering College Jatni, Khurda (690 seats each). 51 colleges have more than 500 engineering seats each at the undergraduate (UG) level. The State has around 160 seats in Chemical Engineering, Metallurgy Engineering, and Biomedical/ Biotechnology domain. Even though the State is so rich in minerals there are 30 seats only at the School of Mining Engineering at Keonjhar.

Admission Procedure

For all institutes offering undergraduate course in engineering other than IIT, NIT, deemed universities and few others, the candidates have to appear in a competitive Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted by the government of Odisha annually to select students.

Eligibility Criteria

Pass or appearing in 2012, 10+2 examination of CHSE, Odisha or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the subjects from Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology/ Electronics / Computer Science / Information Technology/ Geology / Statistics. The candidate should have passed individual subject and must have obtained at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidate belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe category) in the above subjects taken together. There is no age limit to appear in Odisha JEE-2012 for admission into Engineering and Technology courses.


Top Engineering Disciplines in Odisha

Seat Distribution among Prominent Engineering Branches in Odisha for Odisha-JEE institutes




ME: Mechanical
EEE: Electrical & Electronics
CE: Civil
ECE: Electronics & Communication
CSE: Computer Science
IT: Information Technology
EL: Electrical
OT: Others

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