The Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER), established in 1996-97, is located at Bhubaneswar and is spread over 40 acres of landscaped area within the corporation limit of Bhubaneswar. It is 8 kilometers from Bhubaneswar Railway Station, 4 kilometers from the Airport and 2 kilometers from the Govt. bus stand. The institute is responsive to the changing demands of the society. ITER has attained the status of a premier institution of engineering and technology in eastern India. National Board of Accreditation (AICTE) has accredited and reaccreditaed all its eligible programmes. ITER has gained respectability in technical education for its innovative curriculum, impressive placement, industries interface and well qualified faculty members. The institute has an enrolment of nearly 5600 students who follow a pre-announced academic calendar. The institute has MOU with IIT Bhubaneswar, IMMT Bhubaneswar, NALCO, CIPET, Infosys, Mindtree, Hexaware, and Wipro to orient the teachers about the needs of the research, development and industrial consultancy. Accordingly students are constantly motivated to apply the knowledge and skill.The students are sensitized and groomed to work in an environment characterized by changing technology and transnational mobility.
The students are also made aware of the multifaceted needs of the industry :
i) Manufacturing sectors like steel, mineral and other engineering industries
ii) Agricultural sectors
iii) Information Technologies