National Institute of Technology Rourkela formerly known as Regional Engineering College Rourkela.

Since 1961, NIT Rourkela is known as one of the most renowned technological institutions in the country and stand high for its interest in research and development in every arena.

In India, after the Indian Institute of Technology, NIT Colleges are the second best institutes and hence NIT Rourkela will come 2nd in the list of top engineering colleges in Odisha. Not only in the state of Odisha but also in the rank wise List of top NIT colleges in India, NIT Rourkela is considered as the best engineering college.