The government of Odisha under the leadership of Shri Naveen Pattanayak gave way to the creation of Odisha State Higher Education Council. This body will function to make the state of Odisha one of the best places to pursue higher education in India. All institutions of higher education, whether it is engineering, medical or any other was under the direct control of the state government in the absence of any regulatory authority. The Odisha State Higher Educational Council will now not only look into the preparation of the curriculum but also monitor aspects related to admissions and fee structure.
The Odisha State Higher Educational Council will be headed by the state minister for higher education along with a fifteen member team to help in the overall functioning of the council. The year 2017 witnessed a sharp fall in the number of seats available for taking admission in B.Tech in the state of Odisha. The changes in the number of seats in government engineering college, however, remained unchanged. The Odisha State Council of Higher Education will monitor these changes henceforth. The government engineering colleges in Odisha provides a good environment and high-quality education to students pursuing engineering from these colleges.
Govt Engineering Colleges under the Control of the State of Odisha
- IIT Bhubaneshwar, Odisha – The government collaborated with IIT Kharagpur, to establish the first Indian Institute of Technology in the Temple city of India, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The aim of the institute is to provide a proper learning environment for students to learn and grow. The area for the campus has been provided by the government of Odisha. It is one of the most sought after institutes to study engineering in the state of Odisha.
- National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha – This College is famous for having the second largest campus in the country amongst engineering colleges. This college apart from being one of the oldest engineering colleges in Odisha is also ranked among the top ten engineering college for academics and infrastructure in India. In order to secure admission into an undergraduate program with the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, interested candidates need to perform well in JEE.
- The College of Engineering and Technology or CET, Bhubaneswar, Odisha – Operating since 1981, the main objective of this engineering college is to meet the requirement of technical experts in the country. This college is also well – known as one of the core colleges under the Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Odisha which came into existence in 2002 through a government act.
- Government College of Engineering, Keonjhar, Odisha – This engineering college was previously known as the Orissa School of Mining Engineering. This college focuses on providing best in class education to students pursuing mineral and mining engineering.
The Odisha State Higher Educational Council will directly monitor the functioning of these engineering colleges.