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BPUT Rourkela starts five M.Tech courses

Following is a report from TOI:

BHUBANESWAR: The Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) has started five new PG courses in engineering from the coming academic session.

The M. Tech courses are in power system engineering, mechanical design, biotechnology, VLSI and embedded system and computer science and engineering. There will be 18 seats in each course. These courses will run at the College of Engineering and Technology (CET), Bhubaneswar, till proper infrastructure is developed at the BPUT campus in Rourkela, said minister of employment and technical education and training Pratap Keshari Deb.

“The government has been taking several steps to improve the quality of technical education in the state by bringing reforms in the examination system, following strict guidelines for admission and seat fill-up, recruitment of teachers and opening new courses,” Deb said.


April 7, 2013 at 7:35 am Leave a comment

Full fledged operation of BPUT starts from Rourkela; Bhubaneswar retains the camp office

Following is a report from the Sambad:

August 30, 2012 at 4:47 am Leave a comment

BPUT Rourkela plans to collaborate with the Pune-based C-DAC

Following is a report from The Telegraph:

Bhubaneswar, Feb. 21: The Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) plans to collaborate with the Pune-based Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) to work on various key areas of high performance computing, the use of supercomputers and computer clusters to solve advanced computing problems.

The university is working on setting up five advanced centres of computing in various institutions in the state and intends to set up a high performance computing cluster in their upcoming campus in Rourkela.

“This would help students of MTech to pursue research,” said a senior official of BPUT on the sidelines of the National Symposium on High Performance Computing in Academia and Beyond, organised by C-DAC, department of IT, ministry of communications and IT, in association with BPUT. The programme primarily aimed at creating awareness on high performance computing and its benefits in the academic segment.

“The symposium will enable BPUT to introduce similar programmes in their curriculum and enable faculty and students in various scientific and all engineering disciplines of Odisha to exploit the benefits of advanced computing and parallel processing,” said Pradeep K. Sinha, senior director high performance computing, C-DAC.

“C-DAC should take the initiative to set up high performance computing labs in all the universities and institutions of the state for the benefit of the scientific and engineering community,” said minister of higher education Badri Narayan Patra, who inaugurated the programme.

Patra also said that these centres would act as computing research centres for scientific and academic purposes and address the need of high quality engineering education and high-end computing work for the research community in the eastern region.

A faculty development programme on “Current Trends in Distributed Operating Systems” was also organised for the faculty members of engineering, MTech, MCA and mathematics stream of all colleges under the university on the occasion. The Medical Informatics Group of C-DAC is already working for the Odisha Telemedicine Network in the state.

February 22, 2012 at 11:41 am Leave a comment

BPUT(Biju patnaik University of Technology) campus still a distant dream

Following report is from the Samaja:

February 12, 2012 at 7:22 am 1 comment

BPUT(Biju Patnaik University of Technology) land for sale

Following is a report from the Samaja (18.07.2011, Katak edition):

July 18, 2011 at 6:30 pm 1 comment

After eight years, BPUT campus yet to take shape

Following report is from express

ROURKELA: Eight years have gone by. Today what meets the eye at the Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) campus is the framework of incomplete structures. The construction work at Rourkela is running behind schedule with no known timeframe for its completion.

Even as the varsity authorities continue to draw flak for operating from Bhubaneswar, the abrupt halt in the construction has assumed a political tone with conspiracy theory about shifting of the campus elsewhere flying high.

The issue has witnessed several protests in the past even as work progressed at a limping pace till 18 months back when it was abruptly stopped.

Around 150 acres of land have been allotted for the campus. Building blocks for the five major buildings to house the administrative block, library and computer science department, student complex, centre for advance study and vicechancellor residence have been erected as the total expenditure runs into nearly `25 crore.

The executing agency, IDCO refused to take responsibility for the slow pace of work. “We are waiting for design clearance from the BPUT,” said IDCO Divisional Manager AK Mishra.

If administrative sources are to be believed, the delay is being attributed to the late realisation on the part of state industries department and BPUT, who have belatedly found fault with the main architecture designs. Neither the Government nor the BPUT is ready to take a decision on the new design, it is being alleged.

Despite repeated attempts BPUT vicechancellor Jitendra Satpathy remained incommunicado.

On the other hand, BJP’s Panposh organisational district president Dhiren Sepati alleged that it is a ploy to get the varsity shifted from Rourkela. The party will stage a dharna in front of the Chief Minister’s residence in Bhubaneswar next month, he added.

July 10, 2011 at 7:35 pm Leave a comment

State universities need more funds: Vice President of India

Following is a report by IANS taken from MSN:

Kolkata, Dec 20 (IANS) Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari Monday said that higher education cannot improve in India unless state universities are able to obtain more funds, create new infrastructure and enrich their existing academic programmes.

‘Higher education cannot improve in India unless state universities, which are the backbone and represent the bulk of enrolment, are able to obtain greater funds, create new infrastructure and enrich their existing academic programmes,’ Ansari said at the Foundation Day Lecture 2010 of the University of Calcutta.

Even though we have been able to achieve an economic growth rate of 9 percent of the GDP despite low enrolment in higher education, it would not be possible for us to sustain such an economic growth, maintain our competitiveness and enhance our productivity without at least doubling our higher education enrolment, he said.

‘We must create avenues for vocational education so that entering universities does not become a default choice for the sake of employment,’ said Ansari.

December 21, 2010 at 9:05 am 1 comment

State universities of India need to have greater freedom: Kapil Sibal

Following is a report from

How will innovation universities change higher education?

We have not adopted a top-down approach, ours is a bottom-up one. So far we have spoken of inclusive agenda of development, we are now thinking in terms of an inclusive education agenda. The idea is to empower institutions at the base of the pyramid. State universities are the foundation of higher education segment. State universities need to have greater freedom so confirm to realities of 21st century. The Centre is willing to give a helping hand.

Is that all required to improve institutions?

There is proposal to help state universities, which make up bulk of higher education segment. The Centre can help by giving more funds to strengthen these universities. This would help build infrastructure and quality. But state governments need to step up and provide policy framework. This framework will give universities more freedom. UGC can make grants beyond what it already does. But state governments must allow for more freedom so that state universities can transform themselves.

Are state only expected to provide for a more liberal policy framework?

Over the years, the Centre’s share of expenditure in public education has increased, while states’ share has come down. This mismatch should be corrected.

Many institutions suggest quality can be improved with freedom in admissions policy…

There should be democracy. An institution should have the right to decide on what basis it wants to admit students. At the same time there should not be unnecessary pressure on students. So some institutes can decide to admit on the basis of Class XII results — on the basis of merit. While other institutes could admit on the basis of the national aptitude test, or look at the aptitude test as an add on. There is also the option of add on subject tests. So the class XII results determine subject knowledge, aptitude tests will assess raw intelligence, and add on tests will assess special knowledge.

So each institute can determine the basis on which they admit, rather than doing so through individual entrance tests. The idea is to reduce tests, while still giving each institute the freedom to admit students that fit in with the specific focus of the institute. Let me give an example, what is the difference between Yale and Harvard law Schools. Yale is focused on research while Harvard is more business minded, so corporate law is a focus. So in their admissions policy they would show a preference for those who fit in to their respective focus areas.

Will this make the education system more inclusive?

Right now we have entrance exams to exclude students, to keep some people out. I want to reduce stress for students, but also exclude exclusion. If we were a more mature system, I would say that interviews would be the final basis of deciding who gets admitted and who doesn’t. But we are not mature enough. Allowing for discretion would not help. So I want to put in place a system that doesn’t give space for discretion.

July 27, 2010 at 5:31 pm Leave a comment

Bhumipuja of three BPUT buildings held at Rourkela

Following is a report from The Pioneer:

Bhumipujan for the Advanced Study Centre, Vice-Chancellor’s residence and Faculty House were held on the BPUT campus on the 94th birth anniversary of former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik. Those present on the occasion included Supply Minister Sarada Prasad Nayak as the chief guest, Raghunathpali MLA Subrat Tarai, BPUT VC Jitendra Nath Satpathy, Rourkela ADM Sushil Kumar Das, Rourkela SP Diptesh Pattnaik and Municipality chairperson Rashmibala Mishra as other guests on Thursday.

The Supply Minister thanked Naveen Patnaik for setting up the BPUT at Rourkela despite pressures and lobby to set it up in coastal Odisha. He urged the private technical institutions to be lenient and honest in imparting education to the poor students.

BPUT VC stressed on quality education citing the example of the US pattern of professional education and urged the institutions to be prepared for the challenge.

It would be only possible when quality faculty with good salary and perks are engaged in an institution, the VC observed urging further co-operation from all to make BPUT of an international repute.

Former President APJ Abul Kalam had laid the foundation stone of BPUT main building in 2003 and so far 60 per cent of the work has been completed.

March 5, 2010 at 7:14 pm Leave a comment

Prof. J.K. Satapathy appointed as Vice-chancellor of Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Rourkela

Following message is from

Respected/Dear Alumni,

It is my pride and great pleasure to inform you that Prof. J.K. Satapathy of NIT Rourkela( Our distinguished Alumnus) has been appointed as honorable Vice-chancellor of Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Rourkela. Prof. Satpathy is the First Class First( Gold Medalist) in his batch and holds a PhD from University of Bradford UK.

Let’s Congratulate Prof. Satpathy on behalf of our Alumni Association.

U can mail him at

with best complements

Rakesh Mohanty
Secretary, VSSUT Alumni Association
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JK Satapathy is new BPUT VC: The Pioneer

Governor and Chancellor of universities MC Bhandare on Friday appointed Jitendriya Kumar Satapathy as the new vice-chancellor of the Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT). His appointment is for a period of five years from the date of his joining.

Satapathy is currently the Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela. Born in 1954, Prof Satapathy topped his batch in 1976 in BSc (Eng) with 85.8 per cent marks. He then completed his MSc (Eng) in 1981 with specialisation in Electric Power. In 1988, he got his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bradford, UK.

For presenting research papers and academic works, Satapathy has visited the UK, the USA, Singapore, Japan and Australia. He has also worked as guest and invited faculty for foreign universities. His fields of specialisation include power systems, power electronics and drives, harmonic interaction in power systems, digital protection, digital signal processing, digital channel equalisation and system identification. He has been associated with 43 publications and authored popular books.

January 22, 2010 at 6:42 pm Leave a comment

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