Odisha is the 11th ranked state in terms of population in India. Talking about education the state has 72.87 literacy rate. Engineering still remains one of the most chosen careers with top engineering colleges like IIT Bhuwaneshwar and NIT Rourkela in the state. Apart from IITs and NITs, Odisha also has universities like Kalinga Institute of industrial technology (KIIT), Odisha engineering college, C.V Raman college of engineering and many more.

On introducing engineering in India JEE Main is the first thing that crosses an individual’s mind. Joint Entrance Examination Main is a national level engineering entrance examination conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to NITs, IIITs, and CFITs.Further candidates qualifying JEE Main take JEE Advance to pursue engineering from the IITs.


Entrance examination of Odisha that is Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) is conducted every year to grant admission to candidates in different colleges for B.Tech lateral entry. JEE Main still remains the only entrance exam to pursue B.Tech from colleges of Odisha apart from some universities that conduct their own entrance exam such as for admission KIIT University KIITEE is conducted every year.

How To Select The Best Engineering College In Odisha

The very first thing you need to do is check the list of colleges that take admission through JEE Main score and also the list of colleges that conduct an entrance exam of their own. Now, choose the colleges you want to apply for, the criteria for applying should be based on eligibility required by the college, seat available, Courses offered at the college.

You can also check the fee structure and facilities provided by the colleges in order to shorten your list these facilities includes Hostel, Library, Transport facilities etc.

Also, candiadtes can check the college status and teaching quality as per the NIRF rankings. The Government of India ranks the colleges on the basis of Teaching Learning and Resources, Research, and Professional Practice, Graduation Outcome, Outreach Inclusivity, and Perception.

Top Engineering Colleges in Odisha

In order, to make the decision easier for you we have listed down the top 10 engineering colleges. Some of them are as per NIRF ranking that has been recently conducted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

Top 10 engineering colleges in Odisha

  • National Institute of Technology Rourkela
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar
  •  Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology
  • C. V. Raman College of Engineering
  • Trident Academy of Technology
  • Gandhi Institute for Education and Technology
  • Government College of Engineering
  • Orissa Engineering College
  • Sambalpur University Institute of Information Technology
  • National Institute of Science and Technology

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