Founded in 1961, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the small city of Rourkela (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Odisha. Officially accredited/recognized by the Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, India, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela (NITR) is a very small (enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. National Institute of Technology, Rourkela (NITR) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 55 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Indian higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. NITR also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, as well as administrative services.