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IITBBSR ( Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneshwar )
The Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar is one of the six new Indian Institutes of Technology established by the MHRD, Government of India.
The classes for current academic session are currently being held at IIT Kharagpur, which has been designated as the mentor IIT for looking after the incubation activities of the new IIT in Bhubaneswar. The academic session in IIT Bhubaneswar commenced from August 2008. Prof. Madhusudan Chakrabarti is the present director of IIT Bhubaneswar since 2009, succeeding acting director, Prof. Damodar Acharya.
The IIT campus is being set up in Argul, in the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. A total of 935 acres of land has been allocated towards the self contained campus for 10,000 students and 1,100 faculty, making it the second largest of all IITs after the one at Kharagpur, and largest IIT in any metropolitan location. A science park is being set up as a part of this institution to support industry oriented research activities.
Several other world class universities and research institutions are either present or being established in the vicinity, including NISER, XIMB, IIIT, one of the Indian government's proposed National Universities of international calibre, an AIIMS-like medical institution, and the Institute of Physics. In fact NISER's campus is located only 2 kms away from the IIT. Other major upcoming prominent institutions, such as Sri Sri University as well as the world's biggest academic institution, Vedanta University, will be in the neighboring places of Cuttack and Puri respectively. . The proximity of these establishments is expected to stimulate academic excellence in IIT Bhubaneswar. A major advantage of this IIT is its location at Bhubaneswar, an emerging education hub, that is being promoted as an Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) by the government. An estimated INR 7.8 billion will be invested by the Indian government within the next few years in order to develop the institute.
The Orissa state government is constructing a four-lane expressway directly from National Highway No. 5 (a part of the Golden Quadrilateral) to this new IIT for increased connectivity. Furthermore, Khorda railway station is merely 4 kms away from the campus, and the Biju Patnaik airport is 25 kms away. A new international airport is being constructed even closer to the IIT campus at a distance of 12 kms. Thus, IIT Bhubaneswar is the best connected between all the upcoming IITs, and better than some existing ones.
Other advantages of IIT Bhubaneswar include the presence of major steel, power, petrochemical, and other heavy industries, major ports including the one at Paradip, as well as the emergence of Bhubaneswar as one of the IT hubs of the nation. Furthermore, within the vicinity are located major tourist attractions, including the Konark temple, Puri sea beach, Chilka lagoon, gorges, a waterfall, and other natural wonders.
The IIT is located in Bhubaneswar, India's emerging education and IT hub
Schools and departments
IIT Bhubaneswar has several schools, with various academic departments under each such school. The departments under the School of Engineering are,
Department of Civil Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering.
IIT Bhubaneswar is recruiting permanent faculty members, with 60 faculty in the current academic year.
During the academic year 2009-2010, three undergraduate programs are being offered,
Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering.
Admission to these programmes is through the JEE (Joint Entrance Examination), taken by students seeking admission into the IITs after completing 12 years of schooling. Forty students in each of the three disciplines were admitted during the academic year 2008-2009, totaling 120 students. In 2009, the total student intake has been doubled to 240.
IIT Bhubaneswar has begun two postgraduate degree programs in 2009,
Master of Computer Science and Engineering
Master of Information Technology.
Doctoral level programs, as well as Master level programs in other areas of engineering, science, management, and humanities & social sciences will be introduced shortly.