Orissa Engineering College

Orissa Engineering College
Orissa Engineering College Bhubaneshwar


established= 1986
Type Education and research institution
Undergraduates 2700
Location Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
Campus Urban
Website http://www.oec.ac.in/

Orissa Engineering College (or OEC), Bhubaneswar, is the first private leading engineering college in Orissa. It was set up in 1986 by Shri Kamini Kanta Patnaik. OEC is a part of Nabajyoti Charitable Trust. The institute provides courses in B.Tech, M.Tech and MBA. OEC provides hostel facilities for all students.

The college is affiliated to the Biju Patnaik University of Technology and has been approved by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education).


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, the technical university of the state.

B.Tech courses

  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering


Information Technology

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

Computer Science and Engineering

The department was started with an intake capacity of 60 students. From 1994 onwards the intake was 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.

Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

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

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

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.


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

Civil Engineering

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

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).


Admissions conform to the regulations laid down by the Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT). The seats are filled up through counseling of O-JEE, AIEEE and Management quota.

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 engineering courses.

It is mandatory for all candidates to appear in the Joint Entrance Examination conducted by Biju Patnaik University Technology, Rourkela or All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) conducted by 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 or management quota.


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.


OEC is on the outskirts of the temple city of Orissa, 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. Events include face painting, paper dress, mehndi competition, rangoli, quiz, painting, dance, and singing. At night musical bands, Bollywood singers, and DJs are invited. Dinner is organised on one of the three days.

The fashion show includes traditional, western and sports attires. There are titles to be won like Ms.OEC and Mr.OEC.

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