ME Addendum Information
History of the Department
The Mechanical Engineering (ME) Department at ITER in Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University (SOA), Bhubaneswar enrolled its first batch of students in 1997 and has continuously operated since then. ITER functioned under Utkal University till 2002 and then under Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) till 2007. It later became a part of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan as its faculty of Engineering and Technology once SOA came into existence as a Deemed University in 2007 (Under Section 3 of UGC act 1956). The 2008-09 admission batch of ME Department enrolled as first batch under SOA.
The ME Department was accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA), New Delhi, in the year 2003 for a period of 3 years and was then reaccredited in 2008 for a period of 3 years. In the year 2009 (September), Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University was accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with ‘A’ grade. The University was reaccredited again in 2015 for a further period of five years with grade ‘A’, the highest grade of the old system.