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IIT Bhubaneswar: Courses, Eligibility, Selection Process, Admissions, Placement

Last updated on May 14th, 2021 by Arunima

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar, Orissa was established in the year 2008 and is considered to be one of the youngest IITs of India. The institute is highly reputed and prestigious, it is regarded as one of the top colleges for engineering science and doctoral courses in India.

IIT Bhubaneswar was recently honoured with the “University of the Year” award by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). It was placed 22nd in the National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking 2020.

The institute is widely famous for its humongous large campus and world-class teaching facilities. It has a separate academic area, residential area, research area and a dedicated training area for students.

IIT Bhubaneswar offers various Undergraduate, Postgraduate and PhD courses for multiple subjects in Science and Engineering. Some popular courses offered by the university are BTech, M.Sc, M.Tech, PhD.

Admissions to the college are based on the candidate’s performance in the qualifying exam and their performance in the entrance exam. Candidates who are interested are required to sit for entrance exams like GATE/JEE Mains to be considered for the course.

IIT Bhubaneswar has an excellent placement cell that provides employment facilities. Some top recruiters of the graduates are ISRO, Infosys, Amazon, TATA, TESCO, Capgemini, Cognizant, Dell, Microsoft, Deloitte, TCS, Goldman Sachs, TATA Steel, MasterCard, Amazon, PNB MetLife, Indian Oil, Adobe and many more.

IIT Bhubaneswar Highlights

Established | Institute Type 2008 | Public University
Also Known as IIT Bhubaneswar
Academic Affiliation Institute of National Importance
Set by Government of India
Approved by AICTE
Entrance Exam GATE, JEE, and JAM
Courses Offered Multiple Courses across 2 streams
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Entrance Test (Score based)
Top Recruiters ISRO, Infosys, Amazon, TATA, TESCO, Capgemini, Cognizant, Dell, Microsoft, Deloitte, TCS, Goldman Sachs, TATA Steel, MasterCard, Amazon, PNB MetLife, Indian Oil, Adobe, Renault Nissan, Wipro, Reliance Jio, Accenture, Samsung, Vedanta, TATA Motors and others.
Campus Area 936 Acres
Facilities Available Sports, Hostel, Health Center, Library, Community Hall, Gymkhana, Commercial Complex, Transportation Service
Official Website https://www.iitbbs.ac.in/

IIT Bhubaneswar Rankings

The institute has conserved its dominance among top institutes in India as well as across the world. Given below are recent rankings achieved by IIT Bhubaneswar.

Body/Magazine Rank Year
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 801-1000 2021
The Times Higher Education (The) Young University Rankings 151-200 2020
National Institute Ranking Framework (Engineering) 22nd 2020
National Institute Ranking Framework (Overall) 56th 2020

Apart from the rankings mentioned above, IIT Bhubaneswar received the prestigious award for the “University of The Year” by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) in the category of universities in existence for 11 to 30 years.

IIT Bhubaneswar Courses Offered

The following table presents details of the courses offered by IIT Bhubaneswar.

Course Details
  • Subjects: Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics & Communication, Mechanical, Metallurgical & Materials
  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Eligibility: 10+2 or a recognized institution with a minimum of 75% marks in the science stream.
  • Selection Criteria: A valid JEE
  • Subjects: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Geology, Atmosphere & Ocean Sciences.
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Eligibility: B.Sc or equivalent with a minimum of 55% marks.
  • Selection Criteria: A valid JAM
  • Subjects: Computer Science and Engineering, Power Electronics and Drives, Structural Engineering, Thermal Science and Engineering, etc.
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Eligibility: B.Tech/B.E or equivalent with minimum 60% marks
  • Selection Criteria: A valid GATE score.
BTech + MTech
  • Subjects: Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical, Metallurgical
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Eligibility: B.Tech/B.E or equivalent with minimum 60% marks
  • Selection Criteria: A valid GATE score
  • Subjects: Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Management.
  • Duration: 3-5 years
  • General Eligibility: Minimum 60% marks in Masters, 55% marks in Bachelors
  • Selection Criteria: A valid GATE score or UGC NET qualified.

IIT Bhubaneswar Admissions

IIT Bhubaneswar only accepts students who perform exceptionally in the relevant entrance examinations for the concerned subjects. The institute accepts JEE, JAM and GATE scores for admission in various courses. The degree of your performance in these all India tests would determine your candidature in IIT Bhubaneswar.

Admission in the Undergraduate program (B.Tech) is only made through JEE Main and JEE Advanced score whereas admission in the Postgraduate program requires a valid GATE or IIT JAM score.

How to Apply?

Candidates are required to follow the steps given below if they seek admission in IIT Bhubaneswar.

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on “Admission” (one of the options in the header).
  • Select the program in which you seek admission.
  • Follow the registration details.

IIT Bhubaneswar Placement

The placement cycle of 2020 experienced a total of 160 undergraduate students being placed in different sectors. It is estimated that about 87% of undergraduate students received offers from highly reputed companies. Highest CTC offered to the students was 43.3 LPA.

More than 90 companies participated in the placement cycle of 2020. Among the top recruiters, the Engineering and IT sector offered jobs to maximum students. The campus was visited by top MNC companies like Goldman Sachs, Honeywell, Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra, Infosys, TCS, Adobe, and TESCO among others. Public sector enterprises also participated in the 2020 placement drive companies like HPCL, IOCL, Oil India Limited visited the campus.

The following table provides placement highlights of IIT Bhubaneswar for 2020.

Course % of Students Placed Highest CTC Offered (INR)
Postgraduate 65%
Undergraduate 87% 43.3 LPA

Sector-wise Placement Breakdown

Sector % of Placement Offered Sector Wise Top Recruiter
Engineering Field 51% TATA
Analytics Sector 8% Cognizant
IT Sector 32% TCS
Consulting 9% Deloitte

Streamwise Placement Breakdown

BTech % of Students Placed
Computer Science & Engineering 97
Electrical Engineering 100
Electronics & Communication Engineering 97
Mechanical Engineering 80
Minerals, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering 57
Civil Engineering 62

IIT Bhubaneswar Scholarship

The institute provides scholarships to students who belong to economically weaker backgrounds. The main focus behind offering the scholarship is to aid academic necessities of students from reserved as well as general categories.

Financial assistance is provided to meritorious students through the scholarships. Given below is a list of scholarships offered by IIT Bhubaneswar.

  • Merit Cum Means (MCM) or Free Studentship
  • Central Sector Scholarship Scheme (ST)
  • Central Sector Scholarship Scheme (SC)
  • Stipend or Financial Assistance to Postgraduate and PhD students
  • National Talent Search Scholarship
  • NCERT Scholarship
  • MHRD Assistantship
  • Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme of SAIL
  • ONGC Scholarship
  • NTPC Scholarship Scheme for ST/SC and Physically Challenged Students

IIT Bhubaneswar Facilities

The following facilities are offered by IIT Bhubaneswar.

  • Sports: IIT Bhubaneswar hosts various sports competition functions to engage students in physical activities.
  • Hostel: The IIT has 6 hostels separate for male and female. The hostels have the capacity to accommodate thousands of students. Various facilities like Modern and Equipped Kitchen, Mess, ATM, Gym, Media Entertainment Room, Solar Light System, Internet and 24 hours security system are provided to the students.
  • Health Center: The institute provides 24 hours of medical services to its students with a dedicated team of doctors and nurses.
  • Library: Central Library has a whopping collection of more than 18,000 printed books out of which 16,450 are technical texts and general books. The institute provides 8,500 journals access to its students along with 49+ e-resource materials.
  • Transportation Service: The service is provided for students and faculty. IIT Bhubaneswar has its busses that are utilized by the faculty and students to travel within the campus.
  • Gymkhana: The Gymkhana is a student body that organizes various extra and co-curricular activities. They also organize various events, functions and encourage the students to participate. They act as the representative of the students and communicate with the authority on behalf of them.
  • Commercial Complex: The Complex is a multipurpose store that provides students with different products such as stationery, baked goods, dairy products etc.

IIT Bhubaneswar Faculty

The total number of faculty including dean, guest and associate professors is 143. IIT Bhubaneswar is committed to bringing the experts in the field to teach in their highly reputed institute. Every professor including assistant and guest holds a PhD in their respective fields.

The faculty members with their expertise in their respective subjects provide high-quality teaching and encourage students towards academic advancement.

IIT Bhubaneswar FAQs

Ques. What is the average annual fee for B.Tech Electronics & Communication Engineering?

Last updated on May 14th, 2021

Ans. The average annual fee charged by IIT Bhubaneswar for B.Tech Electronics & Communication Engineering is INR 1,30,000.

Ques. How are the placements at IIT Bhubaneswar?

Last updated on May 14th, 2021

Ans. The previous year’s placement cycle experienced 51% of students from engineering fields being hired by top MNC and PSU companies. More than 65% of postgraduate students received placement offers. Undergraduate placements were wonderful in 2020 especially in Electrical Engineering (100% students placed). Highest CTC offered to the students was 43.3 LPA.

Ques. Does IIT Bhubaneswar provide admission to foreign students?

Last updated on May 14th, 2021

Ans. Yes, IIT Bhubaneswar provides admission to foreign students provided that the student has cleared JEE (Advanced)/ GATE examination. The students will also be charged an annual fee of INR 6,00,000.

Ques. According to you has the placement facility become stagnant for IIT Bhubaneswar?

Last updated on May 14th, 2021

Ans. No, in fact, the placement facility is performing wonderfully. IIT Bhubaneswar has a dedicated placement cell that is expanding placement opportunities for students every year. Recent placement highlights revealed a 34% increase in placemat in comparison to the previous year.

Ques. What is the procedure to apply for the scholarships offered by IIT Bhubaneswar?

Last updated on May 14th, 2021

Ans. Visit the official website of IIT Bhubaneswar under the “Students” tab you will find the option “Scholarships”. Click on the option and the page will display available scholarships and the link to apply for them. The scholarship page also helps students renew their scholarships.

Ques. What are the documents required to apply for a Post Doctoral Fellowship Program at IIT Bhubaneswar? 

Last updated on May 14th, 2021

Ans. The candidates are required to submit the following document to apply for the post:

  • Detailed CV
  • Summary of PhD work (One page)
  • Research Proposal (Two pages)
  • A single set of publication copies
  • Educational certificates and records
Ques. What is the written test syllabus for PhD admission in Minerals, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering?

Last updated on May 14th, 2021

Ans. The question paper is divided into two sections. Section A comprises questions from Engineering Mathematics, General Aptitude and Reasoning and English. Section B will cover subject-specific questions.

Ques. Is GATE necessary for admission in M.Tech Thermal Science and Engineering?

Last updated on May 14th, 2021

Ans. Admission in IIT is made only through entrance tests; selection for admission will be based on a valid GATE score secured by the candidate. Other eligibility criteria include B.Tech/B.E or equivalent degree from a recognized university with a minimum score of 60%.

Ques. What is the eligibility for a Post Doctoral Fellowship Program?

Last updated on May 14th, 2021

Ans. Candidates who are below 35 years of age and have successfully completed their PhD with a consistently good academic record can apply for a Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at IIT Bhubaneswar within 2 years of completing their PhD.