Patnaik University of Technology ( BPUT ), Orissa,
with its head-quarters in Rourkela came into being
in November 2002 through an act of the Government.
The main objective of instituting the University was
to ensure a high quality of students coming out of
the technical colleges through a common curriculum
and uniform evaluation. Today, the University has
110 colleges, both constituent and affiliated, with
around 58,000 students. The disciplines include engineering
and architecture, business management and hotel management,
computer studies and pharmacy. Several of these offer
both undergraduate and post graduate studies.