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IIT Bhubaneswar: Admission via JEE Advanced, Fees, Cut Off and More

Last updated on August 20th, 2021 by user

Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, also known as IIT Bhubaneswar, was started as one of the eight new IITs in the late 2000s. The institute was established by the Indian Government as a result of the certain changes in the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2011.

  • As per the NIRF rankings, IIT Bhubaneswar has obtained 12th position among the Top Engineering colleges in India.
  • The list of courses offered here includes more than 20 engineering courses in the UG, PG, and PhD level.
  • Since its establishment in 2008, IIT Bhubaneswar has witnessed increased applications each year for UG and PG courses.
  • Presently, 1363 students including 172 female students across all the UG and PG postgraduate courses are studying here.
  • The institute appoints highly qualified faculty, each holding a Ph. D degree.
  • IIT Bhubaneswar placements in the 2020 academic year registered around 87% placements.

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IIT Bhubaneswar – Highlights

Official Website www.iitbbs.ac.in
Established 2008
Type of Programs B.E. / B.Tech , M.E./M.Tech
Admission Criteria JEE Main, JEE Advanced
Application Mode Online, Offline
Mode of education Regular, part-time
Number of courses offered 36 courses across 2 streams

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IIT Bhubaneswar: B.Tech Admissions via JEE Advanced


Admissions at IIT Bhubaneswar is a two-round process; the students first have to prove their efficiency by scoring good marks in the JEE Main and after that, their scores in JEE Advanced exam will be noted.

Final selection will be according to the scores in JEE Advanced and through JoSAA Counselling. Some important highlights about IIT Bhubaneswar admissions are given below:

  • Total seats available for B.Tech here 311, for Dual-degree it is 106, M. tech (225 seats), M.Sc (95) and almost 58 seats in the PhD course.
  • The last date to apply for JEE Advanced is April, for GATE and IIT-JAM is October.

B.Tech Courses Offered

B.Tech courses are offered in the given specializations.

B.Tech + M.Tech Courses

  • B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering & M. Tech. in Thermal Science & Engineering
  • B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering & M. Tech. in Manufacturing Engineering
  • B.Tech in Civil Engineering & M. Tech. in Structural Engineering
  • B.Tech in Civil Engineering & M. Tech. in Transportation Engineering
  • B.Tech in Civil Engineering & M. Tech. in Environmental Engineering
  • B.Tech in Electrical Engineering & M. Tech. in Power Electronics and Drives
  • B.Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering & M. Tech. in Materials Science and Engineering
  • B.Tech in Computer Science Engineering & M. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering

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Eligibility for B.Tech

  • The candidate having at least 75 percent aggregate (SC/ST candidates get 10% relaxation) in Class 12 from a recognized board of education can apply.
  • Candidates whose names are in the top 20 percentile in Class 12 are qualified to appear for the test.
  • However, this criteria has been scrapped for 2021 admissions.

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IIT Bhubaneswar Cut Off For Top B.Tech Courses 

The JEE Advanced cut off ranks for any IIT including the Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar means the closing ranks for each branch of the IIT. IIT Bhubaneswar cut off for top courses for 2020 are listed below:

Course Opening Rank Closing Rank
Civil Engineering 8816 11238
Computer Science and Engineering 1319 2251
Electrical Engineering 4111 5319
Electronics and Communication Engineering 3233 4109
Mechanical Engineering 5684 7652
Metallurgical and Materials engineering 9340 12088

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Study At IIT Bhubaneswar During COVID-19

IIT Bhubaneswar, like others, started taking live video streaming of theory classes to maintain social distancing and lower the spread of COVID – 19 pandemic further. According to Prof Raja Kumar, Director of IIT-BBS, the institute has decided to conduct online classes so that studies don’t get affected.

  • All the classes will be video streamed live for the students.
  • The faculty members will work from home and provide live video lectures to students so that they can understand the course and different concepts.
  • The students of IIT Bhubaneswar staying anywhere in the world can get access to video lectures.

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Why Choose IIT Bhubaneswar?

Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar is a recently established institute. The campus is located at a peaceful and calm place and is spread on huge acres of land offering the best facilities to the students. It is located at the foot of Brunei Hill, which is popular for its rich history and vast culture.

Key highlights

  • The permanent campus of IIT Bhubaneswar is spared on 936 acres of land.
  • Some of the renowned companies that participated in the placement round here include Amazon, Accenture, Bharat Seats Ltd., Capgemini, Deloitte, Edubrisk Solutions, etc.
  • 3rd-year students get several internships offered in reputed industries, also a few out of them get engaged in Internships in R & D organizations and foreign universities.
  • IIT Bhubaneswar offers several streams in B. Tech and M. Tech courses.
  • Numerous need and merit-based scholarships are offered to deserving students.
  • IIT Bhubaneswar campus offers a unique serene and pollution free academic environment. An Academic area, Residential area and area for Training centres and Research Park are located here.

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IIT Bhubaneswar Cut Off For B.Tech Specializations

IIT Bhubaneswar cut off 2020 (Opening and Closing ranks from Round 6) for some of the popular courses are mentioned below:

Civil Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 8816 11238
EWS 1579 1779
OBC-NCL 3057 4073
SC 1663 2012
ST 631 689

Computer Science and Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
OPEN 1319 2251
EWS 249 282
OBC-NCL 534 848
SC 367 610
ST 151 293

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Electrical Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
OPEN 4111 5319
EWS 599 771
OBC-NCL 1500 2349
SC 885 1302
ST 352 688

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Electronics and Communication Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
OPEN 3233 4109
EWS 425 604
OBC-NCL 1128 1582
SC 541 892
ST 328 589

Mechanical Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
OPEN 5684 7652
EWS 969 1338
OBC-NCL 2322 2937
SC 1487 1707
ST 727 812

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Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
OPEN 9340 12088
EWS 1758 2011
OBC-NCL 4253 4866
SC 2246 2669
ST 852 250P

The authorities announce different JEE Advanced cut off for each course and category. Numerous factors are taken into consideration while preparing the cutoff of JEE Advanced for IIT Bhubaneswar. The scores of a subject in JEE Advanced Paper-1 and Paper-2 will be combined to obtain the subject marks.

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IIT Bhubaneswar: Reservation Through JEE Advanced Counselling (JoSAA)

The Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar offers admission to various B. Tech programs. The reservation for the seats, for each branch, is mentioned below:

  • 10% of the seats are reserved for the candidates belonging to the economically weaker section.
  • 15% will be reserved for the Scheduled Caste, while 7.5% for ST category candidates
  • 27% of the seats are secured for other Backward Classes that belong to the “ Non-Creamy layer”.
  • While 5% of seats are reserved for Persons with Disabilities in each category.

The candidates need to produce required documents to show their eligibility to get the reservation at IIT Bhubaneswar.IIT Bhubaneswar Reservation

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Faculty at IIT Bhubaneswar

IIT Bhubaneswar recruits well educated and highly experienced teachers and professors.

  • As per the student reviews, the faculty has created a very friendly environment.
  • Each individual is focused upon and is given equal attention.
  • Teachers try to inculcate efficiency and goal-oriented attitude among the students.
  • Guest professors continuously visit college.
  • For the undergraduate students, the curriculum set by the faculty is just perfect.

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Various Facilities Provided at IIT Bhubaneswar Campus

IIT Bhubaneswar offers the latest infrastructure and world-class facilities to the students who are pursuing studies there.

  • The classrooms of IIT Bhubaneswar are well equipped with world-class equipment and give a wonderful experience to all the students.
  • There are numerous labs for various interdisciplinary courses and the students are encouraged to take part in workshops.
  • Wi-Fi facility is available in all the hostel rooms and all the academic buildings.
  • The food offered to the students is quite affordable, with lots of options to eat.
  • There is a dispensary for medical needs, an ambulance is provided in case there is an emergency.
  • Gym facilities are made available to the students living in hostels.

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IIT Bhubaneswar Placements 

Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar offers good placement opportunities to the graduates. Students, post completing their studies from here, get a chance to work with national and international firms. For the 2020 session, around 160 UG students received placement offers.

Several leading recruiters include Goldman Sachs, Honeywell, Maruti Suzuki, Infosys etc. In addition to the renowned private companies, many PSUs such as ISRO, HPCL, Oil India Limited, etc. also took part in the campus placements.

IIT Bhubaneswar Recruitment 2020 Highlights

IIT Bhubaneswar offers placement and internship opportunities to the majority of the UG and PG students, Electrical Engineering stream achieved a record of 100 percent placements in the previous year.

UG Placement Percentage 87%
PG Placement Percentage 51%
Highest Salary Offered INR 43.3 LPA
Average Salary Offered INR 15.8 LPA

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IIT Bhubaneswar – Course-wise Placement Rate

Branch Placement Rate
Civil Engineering 62
Computer Science & Engineering 97
Electrical Engineering 100
Mechanical Engineering 80
Electronics & Communication Engineering 97
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 57

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Scholarships Offered by IIT Bhubaneswar

IIT Bhubaneswar helps deserving students who need additional funding to support their education. Several scholarships, loans, awards are offered to the B. Tech students, and many PG students as well. Some other IIT Bhubaneswar scholarships include:

  • A scholarship is offered to those students of first-year who have obtained a weighted score of 50 per cent or higher in the JEE exam
  • Central Sector Scholarship Scheme: This main agenda to offer this scholarship is to monetary support to ST(scheduled tribe) students whose family annual income is lesser than INR lakh
  • North Eastern Council (NEC) Scholarship: The States of Northeast India offer financial and monetary support to the students belonging from North-Eastern India and want to do higher studies from a renowned institute.

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IIT Bhubaneswar Fee Structure For B.Tech Courses 

IIT Bhubaneswar fees for B.Tech courses (per semester) is mentioned below:

Particulars Amount in INR
Refundable Fee 12,000
One time fee 5,900
Semester Fee 1,06,500
Hostel Charges 22,500

Note: The fees for foreign nationals is 6 LPA

Fee Waiver

Category Fee Waiver
Economically Backward with income less than 1 LPA 100%
Economically Backward with income between 1 LPA and 5 LPA 2/3rd of the tuition fee
SC/ST/PwD 100 %

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IIT Bhubaneswar FAQs

Ques. How many IITs are there in the state of Odisha?

Answer: Currently, there is only one IIT in Odisha, which is IIT Bhubaneswar.

Ques. How are IIT Bhubaneswar M.Tech courses?

Answer: IIT Bhubaneswar is very good for M.Tech. It has great faculty, labs, classrooms and other facilities. IIT Bhubaneswar has a decent placement rate.

Ques. Do I need to appear for a counseling session for the admission?

Ans. Post the results of JEE-Advanced are announced, a central counseling procedure will be carried for allotting the seats. Applicants will be informed about the registration procedure, they need to visit the official website of JEE Advanced to stay updated.

Ques. What facilities are offered at the IIT Bhubaneswar hostel?

Ans. IIT Bhubaneswar hostel offers everything which students require to make their stay more comfortable. The institute has two hostels, each an 8 storey building that can accommodate more than 800 students. Some of the facilities such as Water cooler, geyser, washing machine, common room, etc. are made available to the students.

Ques. What is the procedure to get a scholarship at IIT Bhubaneswar?

Ans. Several scholarships are announced on the notice boards and are published on the official website as well. The students can fill the forms and other details to avail the scholarship.

New Batches for IITs and NITs to start in September 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been causing a lot of tension all over the world. More than 2 lakh people have died due to this disease all over the world. While students are trying to maintain the physical health each and every day that passes through, it is also crucial how mental health is affected due to the pressure and anxiety caused due to an uncertain future.

JEE Main exam has already been delayed twice due to an unforeseeable future. Even if the conducting agency, NTA, finally decides on a date, there will be fear among students and parents regarding the spread of COVID-19. Students will face even more difficult situations when the seat allocation and counselling process begins after the release of All India Rank Lists. Students who took the JEE Main January 2020 session must also wait until the release of the final rank list.

Academic Calendar is delayed until September

Siddharth Pandey, organising chairman of JEE Advanced 2020 said to a news daily, “As the Advanced exam is dependent on (scores of) JEE Main, it will require additional 2 to 3 weeks to conduct JEE Advanced post the results of JEE Main are announced.” About JEE Main new dates he said, “We are trying to complete JEE Main April Session during June 20-22 and the JEE Advanced exam will tentatively be conducted on July 12.” Do note here that there has been official announcement over postponing JEE Main only until the end of May 2020.

He further added that there has been no announcement of academic calendars or a delay in the same by major engineering institutes including NITs and IITs. But it is an indisputable fact the academic session will be postponed until September 2020 due to the delay caused by this rising pandemic.

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Counselling Rounds will be Eliminated

Chairman of the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB), Mr Rajeev Tripathi, said that discussions are undergoing for proposed admission processes. He said, “We are planning to get rid of the counselling rounds where students must report physically at the colleges or centers for verification of their documents. Online verification of documents might be opted to avoid gathering of students.”

NV Ramana Rao, Director of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal, said, “The institutes will cover the lost classes through online classes and extra classes on Saturdays. Teaching-learning and evaluation process is going to change in institutes post this pandemic when the situation is normalized.” On admissions of foreign students, he said, “Foreign students have been asked to arrive at least a month in advance to complete their quarantine period before joining the institutes. Students will be asked to follow social distancing norms even after the situation normalises. The batch sizes will be the same as before but the class sizes will be reduced.”