Introduction to the Department of Electrical Engineering
May 28, 2018 | Soumitra Mandal
The Department of Electrical Engineering, NIT Rourkela, is one of the most sought after branches by the aspiring engineering students. Established in the year 1961, it prides over a faculty of 24, and a faculty to student ratio of approximately 1:15.
The motive of the Department of Electrical Engineering has been to create technology and technologists for development and Sustainable Growth in Power, Drives, Control, Automation and Communication sectors leading to wealth and welfare of the human population. It aims at being accredited with a global status of imparting excellence in research and innovation. The department is dedicated to encourage independent and critical thinking in students and culture their potentials to pursue high quality of research.
Electrical engineering broadly deals with electricity, electromagnetism and electronics in accordance with modern human life and industrial needs. The academic programs available under this department are as follows:
Power Systems Engineering
Control and Automation
Power Electronics and Drives.
Electronics Systems and Communication.
M.Tech (by Research)
NITR selection procedure.
Some of the most notable Alumni the department can claim to have produced are as follows:
1. Prabhat Kumar Nath, Project director, Reliance infrastructure
3. L.M. Pattnaik, Vice Chancellor of the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune
4. Laxmi Narayan Bhuyan, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, Riverside.
The placements of the department have remained promising in the years that the department has existed. The students are placed in the automotive sector, power production units, communication industries, manufacturing industries to name a few. The Department has remained a forerunner in facilitating high quality research with 2 sponsored projects under its aegis. The sponsors include the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and BRNS-DAE, Govt. of India.
For an aspiring engineer looking for a promising future, the department of Electrical Engineering is a great option.