Public Institute of Technology Rourkela, the second-biggest government Institute in Eastern India commended its Diamond Jubilee (1961 – 2021) on January 26, 2021. The Institute denoted its 60 years of presence with a festival hung on January 26, 2021. Legislative head of Odisha Ganeshi Lal, Chief Minister of Odisha – Naveen Patnaik, and Union Minister of Education, Govt. of India – Ramesh Pokhrial were a piece of the occasion. Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, Chairman of Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Govt. of India was the Chief Guest of the function. This virtual occasion was additionally joined by recognized graduated class of NIT Rourkela, C. P. Gurnani, (CEO of Tech Mahindra), Mrs. Soma Mondal (Chairperson, SAIL), Sri S. M. Vaidya (Chairman, IOCL), and Professor Prasant Mohapatra (VC, UC Davis, USA).
The festival began with a conjuring tune and lighting of the light by Director, enlistment center, and Deans. There was a restricted crowd according to Covid-19 rules. A video was highlighted indicating the excursion of NIT Rourkela since its foundation, trailed by messages of the Honorable Governor of Odisha, Chief Minister of Odisha and Union Minister of Education. Numerous outstanding graduated class likewise shared their contemplations through video messages.
Sharing a video message on the event, Governor of Odisha, said, “NIT has procured worldwide acknowledgment and in occasions to come it will be an establishment of incredible importance to global and public innovative work. I present my heartiest congrats on the Diamond Jubilee being praised for the current year. I appeal to the understudies of NIT Rourkela to make the establishment truly outstanding and top most organizations of the world.”
Saluting NIT Rourkela for this accomplishment Shri Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha, said, – “NIT Rourkela has developed as an establishment of National and International notoriety for innovation instruction and examination. Your alumni have taken administrative roles in India and abroad and have contributed colossally to the development of “New India”.
During the event, a reminder of comprehension (MOU) with Venkata Narasimham Peri (Distinguished Alumnus of NITR and Sponsor of Poverty Alleviation Research Center (PARC)) was finished paperwork for the upliftment of in reverse locale of Koraput, Balangir, and Kalahandi (prominently known as KBK regions) of Odisha. Through this exploration project, NIT Rourkela intends to make a critical commitment in lessening neediness in that area.
Talking on the event of the Inaugural Function for Diamond Jubilee year of NIT Rourkela, Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhariyal said, ” It has been a phenomenal excursion for NIT Rourkela paving the way to this Diamond Jubilee Year. NIT Rourkela has consistently been a foundation of incredible importance for Nation-building. NIT Rourkela has consistently improved in National and International rankings. NIT Rourkela’s Technology Incubation cell (TIC) and Industry Relation Cell (IRC) both have been fruitful in reducing the hole among Academic and Technology advancement to Market interest. Establishments like NIT Rourkela assumes a huge part in India’s call for Vocal for Local, and Local for Global. I appeal to the understudies to expect to make occupations instead of looking for occupations. I accept this organization is doing ponders, with the assistance of FTBI (Foundation for Technology and Business Incubation.”
To help development and business, the organization set up the Foundation for Technology and Business Incubation (FTBI), which was fused in May 2016. FTBI encourages the development and advancement of inventive thoughts. It gives offices, for example, office and assembling space, capital hardware and research center for prototyping, 24X7 Internet, power reinforcement and water supply, lawful and IPR administrations, with monetary help to go to preparing and skilling projects, and subsidizing for the beginning phase new companies. Right now, FTBI houses 46 hatched new companies, 8 licenses, 28+ pre-brooding groups with 150+ positions produced to date.
NIT Rourkela reliably keeps up its high level in the exploration action among the NITs for as far back as couple of years. During most recent five years, NITR has gotten 333 quantities of supported examination projects with an endorsed estimation of around 100 crores and 126 quantities of consultancy projects with an authorized estimation of 15.13 crores. In the schedule year 2019-2020, employees and understudies have distributed 9 licenses, 152 books and book parts, and 1380 distributions in presumed diaries. In light of the aptitude accessible with the Institute, NIT Rourkela is likewise noticeable in consultancy work with in excess of 50 dynamic consultancy projects around the year. NIT Rourkela is the solitary NIT that has granted around 400 Ph.D. degrees over the most recent three years. More than 6000 diary papers (Indexed by Web of Science and Scopus) are distributed by understudies and employees in the past three years. In excess of 100 Ph.D. researchers will get the degree in the coming assembly.
Major institutional offices were made during the most recent decade in NIT Rourkela like Computer and Data Center, A N Khosla Center for Technology Enabled Learning (ANKCTEL), Foundation for Technology and Business Incubation (FTBI), Centralized Instrumentation Facility (CIF), and so forth Another honorable activity called Institute Counseling Services has been begun by the Institute, which manages different significant parts of an understudy’s life, for example, Academic, Financial, Mental, and Socio-social issues, guaranteeing a consistent progress from home to inn life for the rookies and making life at NITR more pleasant. The Student Activity Center arranged inside the scholastic territory has different clubs to open the wings and dreams of the understudies.
Practically delivering the Brochure of Diamond Jubilee and Hindi Patrika “AAHAN” of Institute, the Chief Guest, Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, Chairman, Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Government of India, said, ” NIT Rourkela is known for certifications, for its assortment of inside and out information on different subjects and which has been consistently remaining in great Rankings of the scholastic foundation and have been creating famous individuals from the establishment. Other than the prominent individuals, NIT has delivered the different offices and focuses which are available in the establishment, which is of vital thinking about the current prerequisite of the country, regardless of whether it is sustainable power or Nano-material. DRDO I acutely search for Cryogenic and Nanomaterial subjects for inside and out examination in future. Taking a gander at the work done by NIT Rourkela in these fields of study, DRDO will team up with it in not so distant future and work together in these zones. We will have some drawn out associations with scholastic organizations.”
With twenty scholastic divisions offering a wide scope of courses intended to meet the business and the scholarly world’s present necessities, NIT Rourkela has one of the country’s most expanded educational program. It is the lone NIT to have divisions like Food measure designing, Ceramic Engineering, Atmospheric Sciences, Industrial Design, and Life Science. Likewise, there are six Academic Centers and nine Centers of Research, two of them perceived as Centers of Excellence by outer Government organizations. The latest among them is the Poverty Alleviation Research Center (PARC).
Tending to this virtual capacity, Prof. Animesh Biswas, Director, NIT Rourkela, said, – “With the vision for 2025 set up, NIT Rourkela is making progress toward its next period of development. The accomplishment of its vision will emphatically affect the existences of understudies, graduated class, personnel, and staff while molding the advancement of our country for quite a long time to come. I thank and praise everybody on this amazing excursion. I feel exceptionally pleased to say that the establishment’s excursion of radiant 60 years is of incredible pride and motivation for the whole country.”
NIT Rourkela has delivered in excess of 25000 graduated class in 56 clumps covering twenty offices. Its graduated class have procured a serious level of notoriety in India as well as everywhere on the world. Numerous graduated class have arrived at the apex of achievement and carried shrubs to the Institute. For instance, the new news about Mr. Pranav Khaitan, a 2009-clump former student whose group had added to the Nobel harmony prize. His commitment was recognized by WHO, Alumni are a genuine envoy of any organization. The NIT Rourkela Alumni Association(NITRA) has a worldwide information base. Mrs. Soma Mondal, a former student who joined the occasion is the primary lady Chairperson of SAIL. Like her numerous striking graduated class turned into a piece of this authentic second and shared their recollections and emotions.
Joining the occasion on the web, Chemical Engineering graduate and recognized Alumni, Mr. Chandan Prakash Gurnani, CEO, Tech Mahindra said “I didn’t take numerous other conventional degrees. My best degree was at NIT Rourkela. Our graduated class network is perhaps the most remarkable organizations on the planet. NIT has furnished us with extraordinary tutors who have passed on scholastic information as well as offered openness to industry verticals. NIT Rourkela instructs us to figure out how to live with one another and dream together.”
Recognized Alumni of NIT Rourkela, S. M. Vaidya, Chairman, IOCL additionally turned into a piece of the occasion and said – “I feel pleased with this accomplishment. It holds an extremely unique spot in my heart for the quality instruction as well as for the qualities it has developed inside me during my understudy days. My heartiest congrats to all my place of graduation, as NIT Rourkela enters the 60th year. Nelson Mandela said, Education is the most impressive weapon, which you can use to change the world,’ I can well absorb to the estimation of these brilliant words, during the four years I spent as an understudy at NIT Rourkela. Consistent with its central goal of propelling information in Science and Technology our organization has cut a specialty for itself for its understudies and partners in India’s specialized schooling scene.”