About Silicon Institute of Technology

Silicon Institute of Technology combines a commitment to providing the best engineering education with supporting India’s development in science and technology through rigorous academic programs, promoting fundamental and applied research, and fostering innovation and entrepreneurship.

Founded in 2001 in the eastern state of Odisha, India, Silicon Institute of Technology (SIT) is known for its community of reputed and dedicated faculty, bright and talented students, and effective administration and support staff in both its campuses.

Our Mission: To provide the best of technical skills, professional ethics, and human values in enriching the disciplines of Science, Engineering and Technology for Social development and Nation building.

SIT’s main and first campus, SiliconTech, is spread across 18.5 acres in the heart of Infocity, Bhubaneswar. Silicon West is a lush green 37-acre campus on the outskirts of Sambalpur. Both are residential institutes with 2415 students, 134 faculty members, 12 departments, and 96 laboratories. SIT’s undergraduate and postgraduate programs span fields of study in engineering, data sciences, and computer applications.

2415

Students

134

Faculty members

12

Departments

96

Laboratories

SiliconTech is ranked 163 in engineering in the NIRF, 2021, by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. It is one among the nine institutes from Odisha in the top 200 rank.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) granted SiliconTech autonomous status for ten years from the 2018-2019 academic year. Both SiliconTech and Silicon West are affiliated to Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), recognized by the Government of Odisha and approved by AICTE, Government of India.

A History of Dreamers & Doers

In 1987, the idea of Silicon Institute of Technology germinated in the minds of two young BITS Pilani graduates, Sanjeev Nayak and Laxman Mohanty. Laxman, from rural Odisha, studied hard, getting the national scholarship and going to Ramakrishna Mission and Birla Public Schools. Sanjeev, the son of a medical professor, had Indian middle-class aspirations for a better life. Although from different life contexts, the love for art, photography, and fun brought them together at BITS Pilani.

While at college, they often discussed their dreams of contributing to entrepreneurship in the IT sector of Odisha. Two years after graduating from college in 1985, Laxman, an electrical engineer, and Sanjeev, a civil engineer, quit their promising careers in the USA and government of Odisha to start Oricom Systems Pvt. Ltd. In 1987, Oricom began with a focus on IT services, marketing, and solutions in Odisha.

Over the next decade, the market need and opportunity led to Oricom becoming a leader in non-formal computer education in the state. It offered a wide range of courses in the information technology domain, set up computer labs in schools, and trained teachers.

In 1997, a strategic decision to enter formal technology education led them to establish the Gyana Bharati Charitable & Education Trust (GBCET). In 1998, GBCET formed the Silicon School of Information Technology (SSIT) to offer Masters in Computer Applications (MCA). Ramananda Mishra from the publishing industry, and Nitai Gaur Dhall working in the aviation sector, from Singapore, joined Sanjeev and Laxman to set up a Trust in the non-profit education sector.

In three years, by 2001, the team’s passion to bring rigorous, outstanding, and industry-facing engineering education to young people in eastern India led to the founding of the Silicon Institute of Technology (SIT).

SIT started its first campus, SiliconTech, in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, with four AICTE approved B.Tech. programs.

SIT Milestones

2001

  • Silicon Institute of Technology (SIT) builds the first academic block in its Bhubaneswar campus.
  • SIT gets the first Director of Academics, Dr. P.K Das, and the team of faculty and staff.
  • SIT welcomes its first batch of students to four B.Tech. programs
  • AICTE gives approval to SIT programs.

2004

  • Professor Damodar Acharya, former Director of IIT-Kharagpur and Chairman of AICTE inaugurates new infrastructure, the Silicon Guest House and Facility Center. SIT gets the Young Achiever’s Award 2004 for Excellence in Technical Education from Ever Green Forum.
  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) recruits the first batch of students from SIT.

2005

  • The first batch of B.Tech. students graduate from SIT.
  • 40% of the students get placed in top technology and engineering companies.
  • SIT establishes the Silicon Alumni Association.

2006

  • SIT establishes the 17,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art Central Library.
  • SIT admits students through AIEEE.
  • SIT becomes an institutional member of ISTE.

2007

  • SIT students, Rashmi Ranjan Bedanta from EEE and Sudhansu Kumar Guru from MCA, won gold medals from BPUT Odisha for academic excellence.
  • SIT begins industry collaborations by signing the first MoU with the USA-based Perfectus Technologies for setting up the
  • Advanced VLSI Lab leading to cutting-edge research and student capacity building in the domain.

2008

  • SIT becomes an institutional member of the CSI and IEEE.
  • SIT introduces its first postgraduate programme, M.Tech. Electronics and Telecommunications (ETC).
  • SIT introduces GATE preparatory classes.

2009

  • SIT’s Sambalpur campus, Silicon West, starts functioning with four B.Tech. programs in CSE, EE, ETC and ME.
  • SIT forms the IEEE Student Chapter.
  • The NBA accredits three SIT programs, B.Tech. in ETC, CSE, and EEE.
  • SIT establishes its Incubation Center, the Silicon Tech Lab.

2010

  • SIT student, Arindam Bhattacharya, gets AIR 1 in GATE 2010.

2011

  • SIT starts construction of the new administrative block taking the total institutional infrastructure to 4,00,000 sq. ft. in its 10th year.
  • Silicon provides residential facilities to 1100 students on the campus.
  • SIT establishes the CSI Silicon Student Chapter.

2014

  • NAAC awards Grade A to SIT for 2014 to 2019.

2016

  • Silicon Research Center established with dedicated infrastructure to facilitate and grow research in science and engineering.
  • Sky Lab, an outdoor WiFi zone with high speed internet access around a picturesque fountain, music and a sculpted reflective roof inaugurated.

2017

  • SIT establishes a 350 seater modern auditorium with a state-of-the-art audio-visual system for movie shows, theater performances, conferences, and other events.

2018

  • SIT’s Bhubaneswar campus, SiliconTech, conferred the UGC Autonomous status for a period of 10 years from the academic Session of 2018-19.
  • NBA accreditation again for three undergraduate programs of SiliconTech, B.Tech. in ECE, EEE and CSE, from 2018 to 2021
  • Silicon became an institutional member of the Institute of Engineers India.

2019

  • NAAC extends its Grade A approval for SiliconTech from 2019 to 2023.
  • SiliconTech’s Institution Innovation Council (IIC) awarded the Best Performing Institution Innovation Council (IIC) of the Eastern Zone with Four Golden Stars by the Innovation Cell, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India.

2020

  • SiliconTech ranked 179 (Engineering) in the NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
  • SiliconTech is categorized as a ‘Band B’ institution (rank between 26-50) in the category of ‘Private or Self-Financed College/Institutes’ in Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievement (ARIIA) 2020.
  • SiliconTech’s Institution Innovation Council (IIC) becomes the only institute from Odisha to be awarded a 5-star rating for the year 2019-20, by the Innovation Cell, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India for its endeavor to promote innovation and a start-up culture on campus.

2021

  • SiliconTech ranked 163 (Engineering) in the NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
  • SiliconTech’s Institution Innovation Council (IIC) becomes the only institute from Odisha to be selected as a mentor institution by Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell (MIC), Government of India, under the Mentor–Mentee Program 2021–2022 for IIC institutions, to provide mentoring support and guidance to mentee institutions.

Silicon Institute of Technology is recognized for its outstanding contributions to technical education in Odisha.

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