IIT Bhubaneswar

Founding story of IIT Bhubaneswar

One of the most prestigious higher education institutes in India, IIT Bhubaneswar fondly known as IITBBS takes pride in providing the highest quality education to its students.

Offering a learner-centric campus environment, IITBBS has been striving hard to promote an internationally competitive academic ambience that hones its students’ intellectual growth and competency.

Established in July 22, 2008, IITBBS initially started functioning from IIT Kharagpur campus and later on 22 July 2009, it shifted its base to Bhubaneswar city.  From academic session 2015-16, IITBBS started operating from its permanent campus at Argul.

Started with only 94 students in three undergraduate programmes, now, IITBBS  accommodates over 2000 students in different streams, over 128 faculty members and plenty of support staff in its beautiful campus spread over 936 acres.

Providing the right setting for professional and personal growth and systematic guidance from the renowned faculty across the world, IITBBS not only imparts the best knowledge for budding engineers but also drive them to think innovative.

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IIT Bhubaneswar: A Well-rounded knowledge hub that goes beyond classrooms

When it comes to thinking beyond academics to offer the best ambience to encourage different qualitative approach among the students, IIT Bhubaneswar is at par with other seven IITs. Organizing regular conference, debates, seminars workshops etc IITBBS provides many opportunities for its students.

IIT Bhubaneswar has a students’ government organization, Gymkhana, that encourages students to participate in different activities and follow their interest in sports, cultural activates or technology. IITBBS has also garnered nationwide coverage by hosting the most coveted and popular annual techno-management festivals of Eastern India, Wissenaire.

Besides, the formal undergraduate and postgraduate courses, IIT Bhubaneswar also offers several short-term programmes or GIAN(Global Initiative of Academic Networks) approved courses for students to hone their expertise in different subjects.

While some courses are designed for engineering or MSc students, a couple of short-term GIAM approved programmes such as the applied cyber-security course that can be attended by anyone has interest in cyber-security tools or analytics.

Be it learning a foreign language, mastering a new dance move, trying hands in making something innovative or interacting with industry forerunners, IIT Bhubaneswar offers ample opportunities for its students to shape up their personalities to help them evolve as a great human being in future.

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Schedule for Workshops and Conferences at IIT Bhubaneswar

With several workshops, seminars, fests each day come with a new learning opportunity for the students at IIT Bhubaneswar.  It encourages budding engineers to think beyond the convention and display their talent in several Inter IIT tech meets

To check out the complete schedule of IIT Bhubaneswar workshops, please go through the upcoming event page on the official website.

Have a look at two of the most popular extra-curricular events held on the campus:

Wissenarire tech-fest

Held in Argul, permanent campus of IIT Bhubaneswar, Wissenaire is the most awaited annual techno-management festival of IITBBS.  Encompassing different areas of science, technology and management, this three-day long extravaganza includes quizzes, robotics, coding, designing etc to display the innovative spirit and technological skill of budding engineers.

This most awaited technical festival of East India is slated to start next year from 2nd February at IITBBS main campus. Every year thousands of students from hundreds of premium institutions across the country take part in the Wissenarire fest. 

As a part of this tech-fest, IITBBS organizes several discussions, seminars and workshops with veteran industry leaders.  The workshops are held on the campus as well as at several other major cities across the country.  While Wissenarire allows participants to send their designs through online for the initial selection, the final rounds of the Tech Exhibits are held at the IITBS campus.

WAC Workshops

With an aim to help students attaining their dream career, the flagship event of Vidyavilla Foundation, What after College (WAC) 2018 is organized at IIT Bhubaneswar. Bringing veteran industry leaders, great education experts and ace academicians together under one roof, this one of a kind career guidance workshop helps students with the best possible career opportunities post their college. With relevant advice and astute insight, these experts help students to select the best career path that suits their personal interests the most. A series of WAC 2018 workshops is organized at IIT Bhubaneswar campus in association with AlmaFiesta, Annual Socio-Cultural Fest of IITBBS.

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Who can attend Workshops at IITBBS?

IITBBS organizes workshops and seminars for both on-campus and out campus students from different colleges across the country. There are several GIAN approved courses and WAC workshops, which are designed to enhance students’ skill, are open to all young aspirants across all the institutions. However, a few of the on-campus short-term programmes and GIAN workshops are only open for IITBBS students. Before enrolling in any of such courses, make sure to check your eligibility on the registration page of the particular course you are looking for.

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Why Attend Workshops at IIT Bhubaneswar?

As one of the most coveted educational institutions in India, IIT Bhubaneswar attracts some of the best experts and veteran industry leaders to address the workshops and seminars. The experts are some of the greatest minds across the globe who has already carved a niche in the field of technology and innovations. Attending IIT Bhubaneswar workshops not only gives you a deep insight into the present industry trends but also helps you to hone your competencies for a bright future ahead.

By taking participation in such coveted events, you get an outstanding opportunity to interact and learn from some of the best minds in the country who can really drive your career in the right direction. Providing you with great platforms to build your networks, these workshops help you in your career.

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How to Reach IIT Bhubaneswar?

As one of the largest cities in Orissa, Bhubaneswar is well connected with the rest of India by rail, road and air.  While the permanent campus at Argul is 30 km from the Bhubaneswar City, the city campus at Toshali Plaza (Satyanagar) is just 5 minutes drive from the Bhubaneswar Railway station.

The nearest station for IITBBS main campus is Khurda Road junction. You can either take an auto or taxi to reach IITBBS campus from Khurda station and the journey takes approximately 25 minutes. While the private taxi fare ranges around 350–400 INR, the auto may charge you around 150-200 INR.

The distance between Baramunda Bus Stand, Bhubaneswar to IITBBS is approximately 30 km. You can check the bus schedule of the IITBBS transport and catch the IIT Bhubaneswar buses, which run from Bhubaneswar to Permanent Campus, Argul and KGP campus.

The nearest airport from IITBBS is Bhubaneswar Biju Pattanaik International Airport located 35 km away from the campus. There are several flights run daily from Bhubaneswar airport to other major cities like Kolkata, New Delhi, Kanpur, Mumbai and more. It takes approximately 20 minutes to drive from the Bhubaneswar airport to the IITBBS main campus. 

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Accommodation at Bhubaneswar

While for some particular IITBBS organized workshops accommodations are provided directly on the campus, for other events students are asked to arrange their stay outside the campus by themselves. Famous for its architectural monuments and temples, Bhubaneswar is a very popular tourist’s place in East India and has a wide variety of well-furnished hotels catering to all budgets. Make sure to confirm the accommodation with the event organisers much ahead of the actual event.

Official website of IIT Bhubaneswar: http://www.iitbbs.ac.in/index.php

Address

  • Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, Argul, Khordha, PIN – 752050, ODISHA
  • Phone –  0674-7134461, 0674-7134462, 674 7134449

Upcoming Workshops at IIT Bhubaneswar

For complete details on upcoming events, conferences and workshops slated to be held at IIT Bhubaneswar, please check this page http://webapps.iitbbs.ac.in/cep/gian.php.  For more information on course fee, registration process, eligibility etc, check out the individual page of specific courses and workshops you are looking for. check out the upcoming workshops at IIT Bhubaneswar.

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