Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), formerly known as the University College of Engineering, Burla, is the first engineering college in Odisha.
It is the oldest engineering institute in Odisha, founded as the University College of Engineering (UCE) in 1956.
UCE Burla was officially renamed as Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology on 12 February 2009, as a result of a move by the Government of Odisha to accord it with the status of a unitary university.
Before getting University status it was the first educational institute in Odisha to be granted ‘Autonomous’ status in the year 1991. In 2012, VSSUT was awarded 12B status by UGC.
Situated at the foothill of world famous Hirakud dam, the early history of the University is a fascinating chapter in the story of technical education in Odisha.
The University occupies nearly 300 acres of prime land in Burla, Sambalpur. Indeed, the contribution from the Irrigation Department of Odisha was the decisive element in determining the location of this University.
With a glorious history stretching back over 60 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.
West Alumnus Society Of Burla Engineers (WASBE) with AlterEgoCrew made a beautiful video on the first engineering college of Odisha.