The NIT, Rourkela releases notification for recruitment to various teaching and non-teaching positions. The application forms for these positions will be available on the official website of the NIT. Candidates need to ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria as prescribed by the NIT. Since each position is different, applicants need to check the eligibility conditions and selection procedure to post they wish to apply for.

Currently, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela has issued the notification for recruitment of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor. Check the information for these positions below including important dates, application process, eligibility criteria, the scale pay, vacancies, etc.

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NIT Rourkela Recruitment 2017

The various positions in which NIT Rourkela recruit are as follows:

Faculty Positions

  • Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Assistant Professor

Non- Teaching Staff:

  • Superintendent
  • Accountant
  • Technical Assistant
  • Technical Assistant (Library)
  • Junior Assistant
  • Technician
  • Laboratory Assistant


  • Librarian
  • Deputy Librarian
  • Senior SAS Officer
  • Deputy Registrar
  • Principal Scientific/Tech. Officer
  • Senior Scientific/Tech. Officer 3
  • SAS Officer
  • Scientific/Technical Officer
  • Assistant Registrar

On Contract (Consolidated pay)

  • Executive Engineer (Electrical)
  • Engineer (Civil)
  • Medical Officer

Adjunct or Visiting Faculty

Project Engineers & Staff

Project fellowships:

  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Industrial Design
  • Biotechnology and Medical Engineering

Stipendiary Assistants:

  • Stipendiary Engineer (Diploma Engineer)
  • Stipendiary Technician (ITI)
  • Stipendiary Assistants (BA/BSC/B.Com/BCA/BBA)

Important Dates regarding NIT Teaching Position Rourkela Recruitment 2017

The dates for the recruitment to the teaching position in NIT, Rourkela are given below in the table:

Event Dates
Opening of the Online portal August 10, 2017
Closing of the Online portal September 11, 2017

What is the Eligibility Criteria?

To be eligible for the NIT Rourkela recruitment, candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria for the same. The eligibility criteria for all the departments are different. Therefore candidates are advised to check the eligibility norms very carefully before applying for the post. Only the eligible candidates will be able to apply for the recruitment. The eligibility conditions are mentioned below:

  • For Engineering Departments– Candidates must possess First Class B.Tech./BE with PhD in relevant branch/discipline.
  • For Industrial Design- First Class B.Tech./B. Des. with PhD in relevant branch/discipline.
  • For Architecture- First Class B.Arch and M.Arch. and/or PhD
  • For Science / Humanities and Social Sciences Departments- First Class Masters’ Degree with PhD in the relevant discipline.
  • For School of Management- First Class MBA/PGDBM with PhD in management.

Note– The candidates applying for different departments must fulfil the eligibility criteria (educational qualifications) in respect to that department.

The eligibility criteria (essential qualifications, essential requirements) in detail for the recruitment of Assistant Professor/ Associate Professor/ Professor in NIT Rourkela is mentioned below in the table.

Designation Essential Qualifications Essential Requirements
Assistant Professor (on Contract) Ph. D Nil
Assistant Professor (on Contract) Ph. D 1 year post Ph.D experience of Teaching and Research in reputed Institute or Industry
Assistant Professor Ph. D 3 years after Ph.D or 6 years total teaching and research experience in reputed academic institutes/ labs or relevant industry
Associate Professor Ph. D 6 years after Ph.D of which at least 3 years at a level of Asst. Professor with AGP Rs. 8000/-


9 years work experience of which 3 year should ben after Ph.D with at least 3 years at a level of Asst. Professor with AGP Rs. 8000/-

Professor Ph. D 10 years after Ph.D or 13 years total working experience. 07 years should be after Ph.D. At least 3 years at a level of Associate Professor with AGP Rs. 9000/- or 9500/- in reputed academic institutes/ labs or relevant industry.

Note- All the academic qualifications and the age will be considered as on or before September 11, 2017(Closing date of online application form).

Name of the post, Vacancy, scale pay and Age

The details of the post for the nit Rourkela Recruitment 2017 is given below in the table. Before applying for the post candidates must have a look at the post, vacancy and scale pay along with the age.

Name of the Post Pay Scale Age Limit Vacancy
Assistant Professor (on Contract) PB–3 (15,600 – 39,100) AGP: 6,000 30 General Category- 55

Scheduled Caste – 40

Scheduled Tribe – 26

Other Backward Classes – 82

Total – 203

PWD – 15

Assistant Professor (on Contract) PB–3 (15,600 – 39,100) AGP: 7,000 35
Assistant Professor PB–3 (15,600 – 39,100), AGP: 8,000 Minimum Pay in Pay-band 30,000 40
Associate Professor PB–4 (37,400 – 67,000), AGP: 9,500 Minimum Pay in Pay-band 42,800 45
Professor PB–4 (`37,400 – 67,000), AGP: 10,500 Minimum Pay in Pay-band 48,000 50

NIT Rourkela Recruitment 2017 Application Form

Candidates are advised to read the eligibility conditions before applying for the post.  The candidates can also apply for more than one posts at a time. There is no application fee to apply for the NIT Rourkela recruitment. The application form will be available on the official website of NIT at and then follow the given instructions.

  • After visiting the official website, go to the [email protected] section then select the recruitment and click on the apply online button.

Step 1: Registration

Candidates need to register first for the post and then fill the application form for the respective post. For registration, enter the name, date of birth, email address and submit it. A confirmation, link will be sent to the registered email id. Click on that link and with this the registration process is successful and applicants now proceed to fill the details in the online application form.

Step 2: Fill in Details in the online application form

Candidates need to provide the following details in the NIT Recruitment 2017 application form:

  • Personal Information: In this section, applicants need to provide their father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth, gender, nationality, marital status, religion, phone number, email address, address, country. Also, in the personal information section, candidates need to upload a scanned copy of the colored photograph.
  • Education background: Name of the examination, specialization, name of the college/ institution, board/ university, year of passing, mode of graduation, % of marks or CGPA, class/grade/division.
  • Experience Details: Details of Teaching/ Industrial Experience, Details of Research Experience in R & D (Fill in with your most recent job, first.), Details of Post-Doctoral Work, Date of Last Promotion or Date of Joining whichever is later (if any).
  • Research Publication Details
  • Fellow of Professional Bodies Details
  • Details on seminar/ workshop or professional training
  • Project Details
  • Membership of professional
  • The application form will be filled in multiple session. The candidates must fill the required information in the application form in the spaces provided in the form and save it.
  • The filled in application forms will only be received through online mode.
  • After filling the application form candidates must take a printout of the of it. The printout of the application generated online should be submitted to an employer if shortlisted for interview.

NIT Rourkela Recruitment 2017 Merit

The list of selected candidates will be displayed on the Institute website. Candidates possessing the specified qualifying degrees in the allied branches with the superior academic record, appropriate course background, and relevant research experience may be considered on merit. The candidates who will be placed in merit will be shortlisted for the interview after screening by the Institute. Candidates who will be called for interview will have to produce original documents in support of all the particulars mentioned in their application form regarding their reservation category, educational qualification, experience, and other claims.

Preference in merit will be given to the following candidates:

  1. Specialization of a candidate within a department will play a vital role in selection.
  2. Candidate with specialization in greater need by the department will be given preference.
  3. Candidates with studentship or work experience in reputed Universities, Institutions or Industry or with greater relevance to the academic programs of the department will be given preference.

Branches/Specializations/Academic Groups:

Following is the list of branches/specializations/academic groups in each department:

a. Biotechnology & Medical Engineering:

  1. Medical Electronics and Instrumentation
  2. Biomechanics & Biotransport
  3. Cell and Molecular Engineering
  4. Bioprocess Engineering

b.Civil Engineering:

  1. Structural Engineering
  2. Transportation Engineering
  3. Environmental Engineering
  4. Water Resource Engineering
  5. Geotechnical Engineering

c. Chemical Engineering:  

  1. Process Modelling
  2. Simulation & Control
  3. Transport Processes
  4. Separation & Purification
  5. Energy and Environmental Engineering
  6. Material Research
  7. Bio-Chemical Engineering

d.Ceramic Engineering:  

  1. Structural Ceramics
  2. Nano Bio-ceramics
  3. Electro Ceramics
  4. Industrial Ceramics

e. Computer Science & Engineering:  

  1. Information Security
  2. Computer Networks
  3. Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  4. Architecture and VLSI Design
  5. Data Analytics
  6. Software Engineering
  7. Cloud Computing and IoT


  1. Organometallic Chemistry
  2. Computational Chemistry

g.Earth & Atmospheric Science:  

  1. Paleontology
  2. Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  3. Structural Geology
  4. Climatology
  5. Air Pollution
  6. Solar Radiation

h. Electronics & Communication Engineering:  

  1. Communication Engineering
  2. Microwave and High Frequency Engineering
  3. Digital VLSI Design
  4. Embedded Systems
  5. Hardware Security
  6. Signal Processing
  7. Image Processing and Computer Vision
  8. Instrumentation
  9. Control Engineering
  10. Process Control

i. Electrical Engineering:  All Specializations in Electrical Engineering

j. Food Process Engineering:

  1. Post-Harvest Operations
  2. Food Quality Control and Safety
  3. Food Process
  4. Modelling and Simulation
  5. Food Product Development and Ingredients Innovation

k. Humanities & Social Sciences:  

  1. English: Any Areas
  2. Psychology: Educational Psychology
  3. Political Science: Specialization in Public Administration / Public Policy
  4. Economics: Agricultural Economics / Development Economics
  5. Sociology / Anthropology: Any Areas

l. Industrial Design:  

  1. Industrial Design
  2. Ergonomics
  3. Product Design
  4. Visual Design
  5. Photo Communication
  6. Animation
  7. Interaction Design
  8. Geometric Modeling/CAD

m. Life Science:  

  1. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  2. Cell and Developmental Biology
  3. Immunology and Molecular Medicine
  4. Microbiology and Ecology
  5. Bioinformatics
  6. Biophysical Sciences

n, Mathematics:  

  1. Real Analysis
  2. Complex Analysis
  3. Functional Analysis
  4. Topology
  5. Line Algebras
  6. Line Groups
  7. Linear Algebra
  8. Abstract Algebra
  9. Group Theory
  10. Differential Equations
  11. Operation Research
  12. Optimization
  13. Statistics
  14. Number Theory
  15. Algebraic Topology
  16. Fuzzy Set
  17. Operator Theory
  18. Graph Theory
  19. Numerical Analysis

o. Mechanical Engineering:  

  1. Machine Design and Analysis
  2. Machine Dynamics and Vibration
  3. Robotics
  4. Mechatronics
  5. CAD/CAM
  6. Tribology
  7. Thermal Engineering
  8. Refrigeration and Air-conditioning
  9. Cryogenics
  10. Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer
  11. Production Engineering
  12. Manufacturing Science
  13. Industrial Engineering
  14. Composite Materials and Surface Engineering

p. Metallurgical & Materials Engineering:  

  1. Process Metallurgy (Metallurgical Thermodynamics and Kinetics, Iron Making, Steel Making, Non-ferrous Extraction)
  2. Steel Metallurgy
  3. Electro Metallurgy and Corrosion
  4. Computational Materials Engineering
  5. Mechanical Characterization
  6. Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Phase Transformation
  7. Advanced Structural Materials

q. Mining Engineering:

  1. Mine Environment
  2. Underground Mine Technology
  3. Computer Applications in Mining
  4. Geo-Mechanics

r. Planning & Architecture:  

  1. Urban Design
  2. Landscape Architecture
  3. Architectural Conservation
  4. Planning

s. Physics & Astronomy:  

  1. Theoretical and Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
  2. High Energy Physics / Nuclear Physics
  3. Nonlinear Dynamics and Statistical Physics
  4. Astrophysics and Cosmology
  5. Non-linear and Quantum Optics

t. School of Management:  

  1. Marketing
  2. Human Resource Management
  3. Finance
  4. Operations Management
  5. Systems Management
  6. General Management

About NIT Rourkela Recruitment 2017

The National Institute of Technology, Rourkela was previously known as Regional Engineering College Rourkela (REC Rourkela) is a premier institute of higher learning for engineering, science, and technology. The institute is in under the Ministry of Human Resource and Development. The Government of India has invited the applicants for the NIT Rourkela Recruitment 2017.

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