Message from Prof R V Raja Kumar, Director
Dear all, let us all congratulate the brightest minds of the country who have qualified in JEE, one of the toughest and most competitive examinations in the world. It gives me great pleasure in welcoming the hardworking, dedicated and talented students to IIT Bhubaneswar, the first among the 8 new IITs that have been set up by the Government of India in 2008 with the vision “To be a highly respected Institute in the world for our distinctive knowledge”.
The IIT system has evolved from 1950s to a unique position of pride in the technical education system in our country and abroad. The world recognizes IITs for its high quality of students, innovations, technological and research output. Though IIT Bhubaneswar started it journey 9 years ago, it has been progressing, reaching new heights since it had been set up and is fastest growing at the moment. All academic operations have been happening for the last one year at the permanent campus. The Institute provides well qualified faculty, state-of-the art infrastructure facilities creating a conducive environment for rapid growth of the students’ skill sets in all aspects of the personality – academic, research, cultural, sports, ethical and social responsibility. Our Institute’s numerous collaborations with foreign universities, industries and institutions across the world provides a scope to the students to be exposed to the global trends in education, research and industry. Ample opportunities in both national and international stints for internships, research projects and exchange programs has been a prominent trend for our students. It has been ranked well amongst the top 20 engineering institutions in the country by NIRF and at 11th position by Edu-Rand.
IIT Bhubaneswar is proud to offer various Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses including BTech, Dual degree, MSc, MTech, MS and PhD programmes in numerous areas, offered by its seven Schools. The pedagogy emphasizes, participatory, student centric and participatory learning. The academic programmes are equipped with very relevant courses for a budding entrepreneur, the entire institute may be used as a technology incubator and the institute has a 40,000 sft Startup space for students to avail.
I hope that every student takes cognizance of the above in right spirits and reap the benefits.
I once again welcome the newly admitted students to the institute and I wish them a meaningful, memorable and rewarding tenure at IIT Bhubaneswar. I also hope that the students of IIT Bhubaneswar will emerge as world class Engineers, good human beings and worthy citizens of this great country, India.
With best wishes