Ranking

Ranked 2nd among all NITS and 12th among all technical institutes in India by MHRD


The excellence of NIT, Rourkela has been recognized by various reputed agencies. In 2011 and 2014, ‘ABP News’ awarded NIT Rourkela with the “Outstanding Engineering Institute of Eastern India Award”. In a recent survey by EDU RAND, NIT Rourkela was ranked 1st among all NITs and 8th overall amongst a number of reputed technical institutes from all over India including the IITs. Our Director Prof. S.K. Sarangi has been awarded the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Education Excellence Award by the Indian Solidarity Council and International Institute of Education and management.


  • Think Odisha Leadership Award, The Times of India in 2009
  • “Outstanding Engineering Institute of Eastern India”, Star News in 2011
  • “Best Government Engineering College”, Star News in 2011
  • Ranked 18th DQ CMR T-School Survey 2011
  • Ranked 12th overall and 8th for academic, Data Quest Survey 2011
  • 2nd prize in design category at the formula SAE-India Design Challenge – Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE-India)
  • Ranked 1 by World Bank amongst all technical institutes of the country for project implementation.
  • “Outstanding Contribution to Education” to Prof. S.K.Sarangi, Director - The World Education Congress in 2012
  • Ranked 5th among the best universities of the country and 1067th position among World Universities by Cyber metrics survey in 2012 a Spain based research group
  • Ranked 9th in DQ-CMR , Top T-Schools, 2015
  • Ranked 13th in Careers360, Outstanding Universities (Engineering Public), March 2015
  • Ranked 7th among Top Engineering Colleges of Super Excellence by CSR-GHRDC Survey – 2015
  • Ranked 12th in India (1st among all NITS) and 1621 Globally among overall Institutes of World in Webometrics ranking of world Universities.
  • Ranked 7th by Global Human Resource Development Centre, CSR Engineering Institute Survey 2014
  • “Outstanding Engineering Institute(East)” – ABP News in 2014
  • “Education Leadership Award” to Prof. S.K. Sarangi, Director, ET NOW in 2013
  • Ranked 1 among NITs and ranked 7th among all India Technical Institutions in Academic Environment.
  • “Outstanding Engineering Institute (East)” ABP News in 2013
  • “Best Government Engineering College” – ABP News in 2013
  • Ranked 11th by DQ-CMR Best Tech. School Survey 2013-14
  • Outstanding Engineering Institute”(East), ABP News in 2012
  • “Best Government Engineering College”, ABP News in 2012
  • Ranked 19th by Outlook-MDRA Engineering Colleges Survey 2012
  • Ranked 15th by DQ CMR T-School Survey 2012