The students are admitted through a Diploma Entrance Test (DET) conducted by DTE&T, Govt. of Orissa.
Minimum qualification for joining in Diploma Engineering course is 10th Passed from Board of Secondary Education, Orissa or its equivalent.
Age Limit : The lower age limit is 14 years and upper age 25 years as on the date of admission to Diploma Courses.
Rourkela Institute of Technology ( RIT ), the first professional institute of its kind in western Orissa and situated near the confluence of river Sankha and Koel adjoining the industrial city of Rourkela bordering Orissa and Jharkhand enjoys the reputation of providing quality education in both Technical and management courses for more than two decade since its formation in the mid eighties of the departed century. It was established in the year 1984 under the Sponsorship of Rourkela Technical Education Society (RTES) duly registered under society registration act 1860.