NTTF in Gopalpur offers programs at various levels (including for people with diplomas and degrees in engineering) that virtually guarantee industry jobs

The website of NTTF is at Currently it has one center in Odisha in Gopalpur. They had earlier listed a center in Kalinganagar, but it is no longer listed in  A training program, diploma or a PGdiploma from NTTF almost guarantees a job; See their campus placement data at

Recently I saw two of their ads which are given below. More and more people should consider doing a program at NTTF and Odisha government should help in the establishment of more NTTF centers in Odisha.

2 comments April 29th, 2012

Which branch to take for Engineering Diploma in Odisha?

These days many students after their Class X exam instead of joining a +2Sc/Arts/Commerce program enroll in an engineering diploma program. The reason being:

(a) They can avail of lateral entry to the 2nd year of B.E program if they have "Pass in 3 years diploma course in Engineering with at least 50% ( 45% in case of candidate belong to SC / ST category) marks in aggregate from State Council of Technical Education and Training (SCTE&VT)". For them there is a reservation of "Upto a maximum of twenty percent of sanctioned intake capacity of 2010-20 11 in appropriate discipline of engineering (these seats will be over and above the intake capacity) and carry forward vacant seats of first year of engineering (as per list submitted by JEE-2010) will be available for lateral entry at third semester level."

(b) They can also join the first year of B.E program if they wish to do that.

Now when choosing what branch in Diploma they should pursue they should look at the following table from the JEE prospectus. It will tell them from which diploma branch they can join "laterally" (i.e, to the second year) to which B.E. branch .

As per the JEE 2011 stipulations, the most flexible branch seems to be "Mechatronics" as it allows them to pursue Mechanical Engineering as well as several Electronics related branches.  (This may change in the future. So students need to check the latest JEE prospectus.)



1 comment May 9th, 2011

Update on J N Tata Technical Education Center in Gopalpur; one more coming up in Kalinganagar

Following is an excerpt from a report in Business Standard.

Last year all the 121 students who passed out from the centre were absorbed in different companies. The students of the centre’s first batch had received offers from various national and international companies such as Siemens, L&T, Robert Bosch, Maruti Suzuki, Punj Lyod, AMW, Soma Enterprise, OCL, JSW, US-based Transocean Infrastructure and the Dubai-based Al-Shirwai Group.

Out of the total strength of 121 students, 66 belonged to the families affected by Tata Steel’s Gopalpur project. Tata Steel is imparting bridge course training to the members of the affected families to enable them to get admission to the JN Tata Technical Education Centre.

J N Tata Technical Education Center, run by the Bangalore-based Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF), provides a three-year diploma course in Electronics, Mechatronics (mechanical and electronics engineering) and Manufacturing Technology.

The centre was set up by Tata Steel at Gopalpur in 2005 to promote quality technical education in Orissa for improving employability of the youth of the state.

Tata Steel has invested more than Rs 28 crore for setting up the infrastructure of the institute.

The institute is spread over an area of 20 acres with a built space of more than 50,000 sq ft. Tata Steel is now building a hostel for the students at an investment of about Rs 7 crore.

The NTTF site shows that one more is coming up in Kalinganagar. The address is:

NTTF Centre, Kalinganagar.

      NTTF Technical Training Centre ,
      At Seyanmarsal Vocational Training Centre
      Model School Complex, Ddabalgiri
      P.O F.C Project Jaipur- 755019 Orissa.
      TELEPHONE : 0 9238715682 

June 27th, 2009

NTTF graduates from Gopalpur have job offers

Following is an excerpt from a report in Pioneer.

The Gopalpur centre of the Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF) is set to post its mark in technical education scenario of Orissa. The Gopalpur centre of NTTF that is promoted by Tata Steel, has received a huge number of offers from various corporate houses across the country.

Adding to that, the students have also got offers with huge pay packages from the corporate houses in the campus placement drive. In the first phase of campus interview, about 100 out of 120 students were roped in by various corporate houses. The list includes domestic corporate houses like Maruti-Suzuki, Orissa Cements Ltd, Seimens Medical, L&T, Bosch Automotive Electronics, Calr Zeiss India, Punj Lloyd, Enercon, Robert Bosch, Tribi Embedded Technologies, Hical Technologies, Vasundhara Automation and Engineering Solutions, Soma Enterprises, Asia Motor Works, Makino Machine Tools and Venus Automations and international companies like Al Shirawi Enterprise of Dubai. While Maruti-Suzuki recruited 16 students from this campus in the preliminary test, Ak Shirawi Enterprise of Dubai selected 21 students.

Most of the organisations who hired the students will provide accommodation, transport and subsidised food. Some of the companies have already taken students for advanced training with the provision of food, accommodation and stipend, and they will get handsome pay packages after completion of the training.

Out of the total strength of NTTF, as many as 52 students are from the project affected families of TATA. The students have been trained in the institute in personality development and updated industry oriented high quality machines and there is no need to get training again in the industry, which they will join after the completion of the course, according to Rashmi Ranjan Gouda, a project affected diploma student of the institute, who is selected for the Maruti Suzuki in the campus.

11 comments July 14th, 2008

NTTF offers several diploma courses in Gopalpur

NTTF is the Nettur Technical Training Foundation. It has a center in Gopalpur. It offers the following programs in Gopalpur:

  • Diploma in Electronics
  • Diploma in Manufacturing Technology

3 comments April 17th, 2008


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