The Institution was started by the Government of Orissa under the Industries Department in the year 1962 and was named "Composite Polytechnic", Rourkela. In the year 1966, the name was changed to "Rourkela Polytechnic" and again in 1968 the institution was renamed "State Technological Institute", Rourkela. Subsequently in the year 1976 the name was changed to UTKALMANI GOPABANDHU INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING, Rourkela (UGIE). The institute got another feather on its cap by introducing Ceramic Technology in the year 1995 for the first time in Eastern India. Affiliated to State Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training
Library, Computer Room, Well equipped Laboratories and Workshops, Well build spacious class rooms, Examination halls, Auditorium, Common Room for girls, Playground, Cycle Stand etc.
100 seated Hostel (Separate for boys and girls)
The different companies visiting for campus interviews are Maruti, Suzuki Corporation, Essar Steel, JSW Steel, L&T, OCL, Tata Refractories Ltd., Hindal Co., Taxaco, Cummins, Mondo Brakes, Rexon Strips Ltd., ACC, IFGL Refractories & CMC Corporation.