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NIT Rourkela Admission 2021: Dates, Eligibility, Selection Criteria, Application Process

Last updated on June 10th, 2021 by Nikita Joshi

NIT Rourkela has also opened an admission portal for MCA 2021-22. Admission into this course will only be granted through rank obtained in NIMCET-2021. Interested candidates can apply through NIMCET official website. The last date to submit the NIMCET application is April 07, 2021.

Here are some key points related to MBA admission 2021-23:

  • CAT 2020 or MAT 2020 marks will be considered for admission.
  • The final selection is based on CAT Score or MAT Score (70%), Group discussion (10%), personal interview (10%) and work experience (10%).
  • In case the result of qualifying degree of a candidate has not been declared, provisional admission will be given subject to meeting eligibility requirements latest by 15th September 2021.

NIT Rourkela Admission Dates 2021

Event Date
Commencement of Online Application (MBA) February 11, 2021
Last date of form filling (MBA) April 06, 2021
Last date for receiving hard copies of application form (MBA) April 10, 2021
Commencement of selection process (MBA) April 20, 2021
Last date of NIMCET 2021 application form filling April 07, 2021
NIMCET 2021 exam date Delayed
Availability of admit card Delayed
Result declaration Delayed

NIT Rourkela Admission 2021: B. Tech

The University offers 4 – year full-time B.Tech. course in various specializations such as Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and Mining Engineering

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 with PCM stream
  • They must have scored at least 75% marks to become eligible
  • Candidates should appear and qualify JEE Mains.

Selection Criteria

The final selection of candidates in B. Tech program is done on the basis of the rank obtained in JEE Mains

JEE Main 2020 Cut-off

General Category

Specialisation Opening Rank (in Round 1) Closing Rank (in Round 6)
Chemical Engineering 9,131 13,407
Civil Engineering 3,051 18,602
Computer Science and Engineering 578 1,324
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 4,129 6,392
Electronics and Communication Engineering 1,756 4,151
Information Technology 1,541 2,838
Mechanical Engineering 2,684 9,668
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 13,634 21,751
Mining Engineering 16,730 27,128

How to apply for B.Tech?

  • Eligible candidates need to register online on JEE Mains website for seeking admission in B.Tech. course.
  • Once the JEE Main result has been declared, candidates will appear for JoSAA Counselling for seeking seats.
  • During the JoSAA counseling, candidates will have the choice to lock the preferences of specialization and institute from where they prefer to pursue B.Tech.
  • Candidates who are satisfied with the seat allotted shall report at the allotted NIT along with the necessary documents.
  • At the institute, students have to undergo document verification.
  • On successful verification, candidates can pay the fee to confirm their seats.

NIT Rourkela Admission 2021: MTech

NIT offers 2 year M.Tech. course in numerous specializations like Chemical Engineering, Applied Mechanics and Hydraulics, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Information Technology, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering etc.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates should have completed Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • They must have scored at least 60% marks to become eligible

Selection Criteria

The admission in M. Tech program is based on scores obtained in GATE as well as CCMT counseling.

How to apply for M.Tech?

  • Candidates seeking admission to M.Tech course need to register on the official website of GATE.
  • Once registered, applicants have to fill the application form.
  • Once the form is filled, choose an exam center and appear for the exam.
  • After the declaration of the exam, applicants have to attend the CCMT Counselling.
  • At the time of counselling, candidates need to register and fill the choice of preferable institutes.
  • Seat allotment will be done on the basis of applicant’s GATE rank.
  • If satisfied with the allocated seat then the candidate is required to report at the allotted institute for seat confirmation by paying the fees and for document verification.

NIT Rourkela Admission 2021: UG Courses

The Institute offers MCA and M.Sc program too in numerous specializations.

Course Specializations
MCA
M.Sc. Chemistry. Physics

Eligibility Criteria

  • MCA: Candidate must have completed bachelor’s degree with minimum 60%
  • M.Sc.: Completed bachelor’s degree in relevant stream with minimum 60%

Selection Criteria

The admission in MCA program is based on NIMCET score. In case of M.Sc, admission is on the basis of IIT JAM score.

How to register for NIMCET?

  • Candidates need to register on the official website of NIMCET.
  • Once registered, applicants have to fill the application form.
  • Once the form is filled, choose an exam center and appear for the exam.
  • After the declaration of the exam, applicants have to attend the NIMCET Counselling.
  • At the time of counselling, candidates need to register and fill the choice of preferable institutes.
  • Seat allotment will be done on the basis of applicant’s NIMCET rank.

How to apply for M.Sc?

  • To apply for M.Sc. programme, applicants need to fill the application form of IIT JAM.
  • After appearing in the exam, the qualified candidates have to appear for CCMN Counselling where they have to register online, fill the choice of program and institute and finally lock their choices.
  • Seat allotment will be done on the basis of applicant’s rank and choice.
  • Once the allotment status has been declared, students shall download the Provisional Admission Letter from the website.

NIT Rourkela Admission 2021: PhD

Doctoral program at NIT are offered in 14 departments in Engineering, Science, Humanities and Management.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidate must have completed masters degree in relevant stream with minimum 60%

Selection Criteria

  • Candidates are selected on the basis of a written test and personal interview conducted by the institute.
  • Candidates with a valid JRF/NET score are exempted from appearing in the Entrance Exam.

How to apply for PhD?

  • Visit the official website of the Institute.
  • Click on the Academics link and go to the Admission tab.
  • Select the Ph.D. Course in it and download the Application form.
  • Fill all the details carefully and submit all the necessary documents along with the form.
  • Submit the application.

NIT Rourkela Admission 2021: MBA

The Institute offers an MBA program for a duration of 2 years. The total intake of candidates to this course is 80.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in relevant field with a minimum of 50% marks

Selection Criteria

  • The final selection of candidates is based on CAT Score or MAT Score along with Group discussion and personal interview.

How to apply for an MBA?

  • The online application portal is available at NIT Rourkela official website
  • Fill all the necessary details carefully.
  • Submit the application with the prescribed fee of INR 600 (OB/OBC/EWS) and INR 150 (SC/ST/PWD) through online mode.

NIT Rourkela Admission 2021: FAQs

Ques. What are the documents required at the time of MBA admission at NIT?

Last updated on June 10th, 2021

Ans. The following list of documents is required at the time of admission:

  • Admission order issued by Competent Authority.
  • Original marks card
  • Bachelor’s Degree Certificate
  • Certificate issued by University
  • Course completion certification
  • Score Card of CAT-2020/MAT
  • Date of Birth Certificate
  • Caste Certificate
  • EWS Category Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Conduct Certificate
  • Sponsorship Certificate (if sponsored)
  • Migration Certificate
  • Medical Certificate.
  • Passport Size Photograph
Ques. How is NIT M.Tech. CSE placements?

Last updated on June 10th, 2021

Ans. The Institute offers good placement opportunities for M.Tech. CSE students. The companies visiting the campus with good packages are Amazon, Audi, IBM, Infosys, Cognizant and many more.

Ques. What are the popular specializations offered in Ph.D. programmes at NIT?

Last updated on June 10th, 2021

Ans. The popular specializations offered in Ph.D. course are given below:

  • Applied Mechanics & Hydraulics,
  • Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics & Computational Sciences.
Ques. How good is NIT for MCA?

Last updated on June 10th, 2021

Ans. Although these institutes are excellent for pursuing B.Tech. programmes, yet they have grown popular in other courses also. Pursuing MCA from NIT is a better option both in terms of education and placements.

Ques. What are the factors affecting cut-offs in NIT?

Last updated on June 10th, 2021

Ans. The following factors affect cut-offs of NIT each year:

  • The total number of candidates appeared for the entrance exam.
  • Level of questions asked in the question paper
  • Total number of questions asked in the entrance exams.
  • Average performance of the candidate in the exam
  • Previous year cut-offs


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