Government College of Engineering, Keonjhar formerly known as Orissa School of Mining Engineering.

The institute initially started under Department of Industries, Government of Odisha in 1956 offering Diploma education in Mining Engineering. In the year 2006, Govt. of Odisha declared Orissa School of Mining Engineering (Degree Stream) as a constitute college of Biju Pattnaik University of Technology, Rourkela under self finance mode to develop it as a centre of excellence in the field of engg. & technology.