About National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela
National Institute of Technology, Rourkela in Orissa, formerly known as the Regional Engineering College (REC), is one of the premier national level institutions for technical education in India. NIT is a joint undertaking of the government of India and the government of Orissa. It has produced high quality engineers and scientists, and continues to do so. Today, alumni of NIT Rourkela are doing well in various capacities as entrepreneurs, managers, technocrats, administrators, consultants, advisers and as faculty and researchers, both in India and abroad. At home, they are contributing to the growth of the techno-economic strength of India and also as entrepreneurs, thereby generating employment. The institute is managed by the Board of Governors of National Institute of Technology (Rourkela) Society and vested with significant degree of administrative and financial autonomy.