VSS University of Technology
The Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) Odisha was formed by Orissa Act 9 of 2009 by converting University College of Engineering (UCE), Burla to a non-affiliating Unitary University and came into force by issue of notification by the Industries Department, Government of Odisha from 1st day of July 2009(Vide memo No.IV/TTI-33/2009-8553 and 8564 dtd.10th June 2009. The 1st Statutes of VSSUT, Burla 2010 has been approved by the Odisha Government vide Industry Department notification No.V-FE-II-01/2010/8697 dated 21st June, 2010. This State Government University is also recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi vide UGC letter No.. F.9-36/2009(CPP-I) dtd.5th Jan 2010. The University is empowered to award degrees as specified by the UGC under section 22 of the UGC Act. The University has been declared eligible to receive central assistance under Section 12B of the UGC Act vide letter F.No.9-36/2009(CPP-I/PU) dated 8th November, 2012.
This legendary University is named after Veer Surendra Sai, the great Indian freedom fighter who was born on 23rd January 1809 and sacrificed his life fighting against the British and died in obscurity in Asirgarh Jail on 28 February 1884. In a University where so many young scholars have come to build their lives, Veer Surendra Sai is a perfect role model for our professionals in making to dedicate their life to the cause of motherland. The University continues to feel proud for this real life hero.
Stringent selection procedure, in-depth & high intensity of teaching are not the only hallmarks of VSSUT. On top of all these, students are taken through industrial tours and are familiarized through industrial safety gadgets & procedures. They get an opportunity to hear from the industry stalwarts, CEOs, entrepreneurs, economists, and planners in the campus. They are encouraged to innovate and file patents. They are encouraged and guided to win National Level competitions on robotics, automotive designs, sports, and quiz. They are engaged in socio-cultural pursuits like teaching poor students in neighbouring schools. While passing out from VSSUT, they are absolutely ready not just for the Industry but the entire society at large. They go out with an attitude “I can do it” as they are always motivated and trained to succeed.
The University Library is the largest technical library of the State. A new separate library building has come up with the assistance from U.G.C. and State Govt. and the library has started functioning in its newly constructed building since July, 1997.
The new library building is a three storied one having area of 10,900 sq. ft. The different sections of the library have been planned in different floors. The ground floor is used for the Circulation Section and the General book Bank. The first floor houses the Journal Section, Reference Section, Reprographic Section and the Administrative Section of the Library. The top floor is used for Text Book Section. There is a reading hall with capacity for 100 students in this floor. A portion of this floor is used for housing the SC/ST Book Bank. The Library remains open from 10 AM to 8PM on all working days of the week except in the hot summer months (April & May) during which there is a break from 1 PM to 2.30 PM.
With a glorious history stretching back over 55 years, providing technical education within a modern educational environment and strong academic staff, VSSUT is strongly identified with engineering education in India. Since its inception and foundation, VSSUT has constantly lead the way in reform movements, taking pivotal roles in the reconstruction, modernization, and administration of the society. The University has a strong alumni base, most of them occupying coveted positions in many educational, industrial and research organizations all over the world.
The efforts and expertise of VSSUT graduates have been major contributors in the planning and construction of Odisha’s infrastructure.
VSSUT provides its students with modern educational facilities while retaining traditional values, as well as using its strong industrial contacts to mold young, talented individuals who can compete in the global arena. The aim of VSSUT is to rank among leading universities globally. Consequently, VSSUT’s mission is to educate individuals to be competitive not only in India, but all over the world. Within an intensely competitive environment, the University has adopted a dynamic, global, high-quality, creative and communicative approach in education, as well as research and development.