IIT Bhubaneswar

Community Life

Bhubaneswar which is also called as the ‘temple city’ of Odisha. The city is a beautiful amalgamation of tradition, culture and a wee bit of modernity. Few festivals are worth experiencing in here. They are Raja Parba, Jagannath Rath Yatra, Maha Shiv Ratri, Ram Navmi, Durga Puja, Naukhai and Ganesh Chaturthi. Ekamra Festival, Adivasi Mela, Toshali National Crafts Mela, Raja Rani Festival, Kalinga Mahotsaba, Mukteshwar Dance Festival, Rajdhani Book Fair, Khandagiri Utsav, Dot Fest and Odisha Literary Festival are worth experiencing.

IIT Bhubaneswar is located at the foot of Barunei Hills. Once you enter the campus, you will be welcomed by coniferous trees and plants. It’s also the first IIT Campus to set up separate campus for extensive research in disaster management, marine eco system. It offers you a vibrant campus life and a sense of community too. Student activity Centre, popularly known as SAC is where the student gymkhana operates. IIT provides you multiple facilities like indoor badminton courts, lawn tennis court, table tennis hall, basketball courts, dance court and volleyball court. Institute also has hockey ground, cricket ground and Foot ball ground. It has brilliant fitness and sports facilities, not to forget gym which has both strength and cardio devices. The institute employs different coaches for sports and gym assistance as well. There is also an Olympic size swimming pool too.

IIT has two shopping complexes, this also includes, a chemist shop, Amul Outlet, a super store, vegetable vendor as well. This also includes one functional ATM. For the foodies, out there we have two Nescafe’s on campus. Here you can get amazing burgers, different types of Maggi and a verity of hot and cold beverages. We also have ‘Rolling Crunches’, a food truck which visits the campus, situated next to SAC from 3 pm till Mid night. You can try different cuisines and drinks here. Our Night canteens in different hostels are also operational in nature.

The institute has eight functioning clubs which also adds to the vibrancy of the campus life. These are: Sah Astitva (animal Welfate Club), Niramay (Health Club), Parampara (Classical Dance Club), Avani (Gardening Club), Vaisharadya (Senior Citizen’s Club), Feminine Fusion (Ladies Club), Aanand (Kids Activity Centre) and Vatsalya (Creche or Day Care Centre). Do not hesitate in asking your colleagues, neighbor’s if in doubt!

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