IIT Bhubaneswar to start classes this year in mechanical, electrical and civil engineering

May 31st, 2008

Following is an excerpt from a report in dnaindia.com.

The proposed IITs and their mentor institutions are IIT Gujarat/Gandhinagar (IIT Bombay), Punjab (IIT Delhi), Patna (IIT Guwahati), Rajasthan (IIT Kanpur), Bhubaneswar (IIT Kharagpur), and Hyderabad (IIT Madras). While all will offer electrical and mechanical engineering, IIT Gandhinagar will offer chemical engineering, IIT Bhubaneswar will offer civil engineering, and the rest will offer computer science and engineering.

“The curriculum, syllabus, fee structure and other rules for the new IITs will broadly remain the same as in the respective mentor IITs,” the IIT-B official said.

The first-year classes for IIT Punjab, Rajasthan, and Bhubaneswar will be conducted at the campuses of the mentor IITs. The students will be shifted to the respective locations in the second year. Classes for the other new IITs will be conducted in the cities where the IITs are being located.

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  • 1. kishore Das  |  May 31st, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    This is undoubtedly joyous news for all ordiyas, who are desperately looking for. While expressing my gratitude to all, who have contributed for setting up such institute of national importance, I would request all to contribute for the greater cause of the state. When I always hold the view for overall educational development of odisha irrespective of the locations, where these types of institutions are setup, I would request all like minded people to pursue the Govt.(Centre/State) to set up future central Govt. institutions in other locations so that at no pint of time imbalance is created. I endorse the suggestions of Prof. Chitta Baral for setting up a Greenfield NIT at Berhmpur out of the 10 proposed to be set up by the Central Govt. Similarly, declaring MKCG Hospital of Berhmpur as AIIMs like Institute (Central Govt. is seriously thinking to declare some of the Medical Institute as AIIMs like Institute) will also serve the purpose to a greater extent. This apart, we should pursue with the State Govt. to take up the issue appropriately with the Central Govt. for declaring UCE, Burla as one of IITESs.

    In addition, I would suggest that we should make our concerted efforts by putting pressure on the State Government to take up these issues suitably with the Central Govt. for setting up following Central Govt. Institutes:

    1. Indian Institute of Space Technology (IIST)
    2. National Institute of Technical Education & Research (NITER).
    3. National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)
    4. National Institute of Design (NID)
    5. Institute of Rural Management like that of Anand (IRMA):- NDDB sponsored/funded.
    6. Setting up branch Institute of Indian School of Mines (ISM) or converting School of Engineering, Keonjhar as ISM.
    7. Opening up Satellite campus of IIM Kolkata at Bhubaneswar
    8. Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)

    These are a few suggestions. Some of these have already been suggested by some of the like minded people. Some of these institutions viz NIFT & NID are under active consideration of Central Govt. Only constant persuasion is required. Regards, KCDAS

  • 2. R. K. Ghosh  |  May 31st, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    IIT Ahmedabad is already looking for good faculty in chemistry and mathematics. The location is of IIT is in Gandhinagar itself within visible distance from Gujrat Sachivalay. It is also looking for faculty in computer science and engineering. But it does not want to start CSE unless good faculty can be identified. Interested bloggers can look for ads to be posted shortly.

  • 3. Chitta Baral  |  May 31st, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    I think the director of IIT Kharagpur (who will be in charge of IIT Bhubaneswar), Prof. Damodar Acharya, is a dynamic person; perhaps (?) the most take-charge and active among all the IIT directors. He was the person who introduced IITs to Naveen Patnaik, when he was BPUT VC. Lets keep track of the progress in the other IITs and apprise Prof. Acharya of those so that IIT Bhubaneswar is not left behind.

  • 4. Pranati Sahu  |  June 2nd, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Thank you Dr Chitta Baral and Dr Damodar Acharya for their effort to build an IIT in Bhubaneswar. This will certainly help students to dream big. I personally feel, Orissa has immense talent pool and it can greatly contribute to society. The idea of having one IIT in the state of Orissa will immensely increase the chance of those students who are unable to go out-of-state to purse their studies. This is the case mostly for State-board students. Having an IIT in our state, will cater those unbudded brain to step ahead. I wish all of them good luck.

  • 5. Pradip Kumar Bala  |  June 9th, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Location of IIT, Bhubaneswar should not be far away from the city. To attract and retain good faculty, we must take care of this aspect. It has been observed in IIT, Guwahati and in some of the IIMs, due to locational disadvantage, they are not getting good faculty. For the growth of the institute, we need strong faculty base.


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