Orissa Engineering College

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Orissa Engineering College (or OEC), Bhubaneswar, is the government engineering college to be established in Odisha. It was set up in 1986. Orissa Engineering College is the result of the vision of Shri Kamini Kanta Patnaik. It was inaugurated by the then chief minister of Orissa Biju Patnaik.The institute provides courses in B.Tech, M.Tech and MBA.The college is affiliated to Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) and has been approved by AICTE. The college has received NBA for three departments; Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.

Academic Structure

The college offers four-year B.Tech degree in six engineering disciplines and a two-year M.Tech degree in a few disciplines. Its management school Centre for Management Studies offers a two-year full-time MBA degree affiliated to Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), the technical university of the state of Orissa.

A View of the civil engineering department building of Orissa Engineering College, Bhubaneswar

Courses Offered[edit]


Computer Science and Engineering

The department was started with an intake capacity of 60 Students. From 1994 onwards the intake was increased to 90 Students and later on after 2010 again increased to 120 Students. The students are guided by two professors, four assistant professors, and 14 full-time lecturers.

  • There are over 20,000 square feet (2,000 m2) of Lecture Halls, Audio–Visual Rooms, Faculty Rooms and Laboratories.
  • Air–conditioned and well furnished programming labs equipped with latest versions of software like Oracle, Java, VB, C++, under Unix, Windows, Linux environment.
  • Internet facility with 8Mbit/s leased line for the Internet lab.


  • Database Lab
  • Project Lab
  • Operating System Lab
  • System Programming Lab – I
  • Networking Lab
  • Computer Centre
  • System Programming Lab – II

Information Technology

The department has a capacity of 90 students. The department has one professor, two assistant professors and eight lecturers.

Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering[edit]

The department has an intake capacity of 120 students. The students are guided by one professor, one assistant professor and 11 full-time lecturers.

Electrical Engineering[edit]

The department can accommodate 120 students per batch. The students are guided by one professor, three assistant professors and 16 full-time lecturers.

It has computing facilities, power electronics laboratory, laboratories for electrical machines, microprocessor, relay and testing, instrumentation, control power system, network machine and design lab.

Mechanical Engineering[edit]

The department was established in 1986 (the year the college was founded)). It has an intake capacity of 120 students per batch. There are three assistant professors and 20 full-time lecturers.

The department has a block that includes classrooms, engineering drawing halls and faculty room. It has central workshops with carpentry, fitting, foundry, welding, smithy and machine shops. The labs are Heat Transfer, Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Material Testing, Refrigeration, Air–conditioning, Metrology Lab, and Vibration and Stress Analysis.

CAD/CAM Laboratory[edit]

The center is developing a robotic lab under partial assistance from AICTE.

Civil Engineering[edit]

Orissa Engineering College is one of the few colleges in Orissa to have a Civil Engineering Department. Its intake capacity is 120 students. The department is guided by one professor, one assistant professor and ten lecturers.

The department has a Hydraulics Lab, Environmental Engineering Lab, Structural Engineering Lab, Civil Engineering Lab, Survey Lab, Geo-tech Engineering Lab, Transportation Engineering Lab, and Auto CAD Lab.

Humanities and Sciences[edit]

The department comprises the departments of Mathematics, English, Economics, Physics and Chemistry.

Mathematics is taught in the first two years of the engineering course, giving emphasis on pure engineering-related subjects.

Students are taught English under the programme of ESP (English for Special Purpose).

Training and placement department

This department is the apex body of the institute. Many companies are coming to participate in the campus recruitment programmee. Few of them are mass recruiters. LnT, TCS, Vedanta, Capgemini, Cognizent etc. are few of the companies recruiting engineers from this institute. Today the alumni of Orissa Engineering College exist in most of the multinationals globally.


Admissions conform to the regulations laid down by Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), the technical university of the state of Orissa. The seats are filled up through counseling of Joint Entrance Examination (O-JEE), All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE).

The candidate must have completed 12 years of schooling, equivalent of the Intermediate School Certificate of India (i.e., +2 level of Indian states) with physics, chemistry, and mathematics as major subjects in the last two years of schooling.

Lateral entry

Students who have cleared diploma with minimum 60% mark in the corresponding subject are eligible for this scheme. They are enrolled directly into the third semester of the engineering courses.

It is mandatory for all candidates to appear in the Joint Entrance Examination conducted by Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), Rourkela or All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Ministry of HRD, New Delhi or Joint Entrance Examination conducted by Orissa Private Engineering College Association (OPECA) to get a seat either through counselling.


Dr. Sudhanshu Mohan Central Library has subscriptions to national and international journals. It subscribes to DELNET through which the students and faculty get access to more than 200 libraries across India and abroad.

The Rajlaxmi Memorial Health Centre provides health care facilities to the students and staff of the institute and renders services to the local villagers.

There is a centre for R&D called the Hiranya Kumar Research and Development Centre.

There are separate hostels for both boys and girls. The Lord Jagannath Boys’ Hostel in the campus can accommodate 350 students. All hostels have food facilities.

The college has a Rajlaxmi Memorial Health Centre which provides medical facilities to meet the needs of the students and staff pertaining to minor ailments. This dispensary also looks after the medical problems of the nearby villagers. The college organizes medical camps in the campus as well as outside the campus. An ambulance is available.

The college has more than 50 buses which pick up the students from different corners of the city.

The Student Activity Centre is a 3,000-seat auditorium which hosts fests and events. It is the largest auditorium in the state.

The OEC Sports Complex holds many field events like Cricket,Volleyball,hockey every year. Ranji match is also being played between teams of various states of the country.The area of the sports complex is around 3 acres. The inter college sports meet is organised in the sports complex every year and games like cricket, basketball and volleyball is organised every year attracting students from other engineering colleges of the country including IIT and NIT.Eminent cricketers like Pragyan Ojha, Debashish Mohanty and many others are invited to inaugurate the meet and distribute prizes among the winners.The basketball court,badminton and tennis courts are inside the Student Activity Centre.

Centre of Management studies[edit]

The centre of management studies(CMS) is a part of Orissa engineering college that offers MBA Degrees to the students taking admission into it through Common Admission Test.The CMS is located in front of the OEC sports complex inside the campus.The classrooms have ample space and accommodate many students.All the classrooms are airconditioned and well furnished. It has separate lecture theatres and conference halls to create a fine environment to study the management subjects.


OEC is on the outskirts of the temple city of Bhubaneswar. The institute is spread over a huge 58 acres (230,000 m2) of land along the Bhubaneswar – Jatni road at a place called Nijigarh – Kurki.

Coordinates: 20°09′52″N 85°46′18″E / 20.164386°N 85.771696°E / 20.164386; 85.771696

Student Interaction Programs

There are two main student interaction program conducted in OEC. One is the tech-fest called ZAZEN, and other is cultural fest called ZEPHYR.

Zephyr– means cool breeze, and lasts three days.This is a three day Event that includes face painting, friends forever, rodies, code breakers, paper dress, mehndi competition, rangoli, quiz, painting, dance, and singing.Rodies is a task event conducted by the final year students every year.This includes giving medium and difficult level tasks to the participants to be completed in a given duration of time.This is completely a team work event.The teams completing the tasks fetch into the next levels and consequently at last the neck to neck competition exist between one or two participants.The participant getting maximum supporting votes win. Renown musical bands like Euphoria and eminent Bollywood singers like Mika Singh, Benny Dayal, Suraj Jagan, Nikhil D’Souza, Kunal Ganjawala and many more have been organising their concerts in the campus during the ‘Star nite’ of zephyr. Dinner is organised on one of the three days.Another event attracting the youth is the Fashion show conducted in the Zephyr. The fashion show includes traditional, western and sports attires. An event for the freshers is especially kept to make them win titles like Ms.Zephyr and Mr.Zephyr.

Zazen is the technical festival of OEC Bhubaneswar.This is also a three day technical innovative meet attracting a large no. of students every year.It includes Robotics,Man vs Machine,Circuitmania,Chip designing and coding events.The winners get cash prizes,medals and certificates.The final and pre final year mechanical and electrical engineering students finally present their innovative projects like battery,solar and electric cars on the first day of Zazen in the form of an exhibition in the Workshop area.This encourages the other students to think beyond technology and create something innovative. Apart from these two festivals, there are many other functions organised by various clubs. Samavesh, Western Orissa meet and Cricifenzy are few of them. The first two events are organised every year to make an interaction among the freshers and the seniors and the third is a Cricket event. An inter-college match is played between many colleges of the city like IIT BBSR, KIIT University, ITER etc.The match takes place in the Sports Complex of Orissa Engineering College. The winning team is rewarded cash prize and K.K. Patnaik trophy.

Contact Us

Campus City Campus
Nabajyoti Vihar, Nijigarh Kurki,
PO – Harirajpur, Jatni, Bhubaneswar – 752050, Orissa
Contact No. – 06758 – 239723,239700
Fax # 06758 – 239723
Email id – principal@oec.ac.in
Plot No. 460, Sahid Nagar
Bhubaneswar – 751007, Orissa
Contact No – 0674 – 2544133
Email id – registrar@oec.ac.in
Administrative Office Training & Placement Cell
36/A, Sahid Nagar
Bhubaneswar – 751007, Orissa
Contact No – 0674 – 2541340
Fax # 0674 – 2542990
Email id – registrar@oec.ac.in ,
Plot No. 460, 3rd Floor, Sahid Nagar
Bhubaneswar – 751007, Orissa
Contact No – 0674 – 2546146
Email id – placement@oec.ac.inweb  www.oec.ac.in