University College of Engineering, Burla is one of the oldest and premier Engineering colleges of Orissa. It is a constituent College of Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Rourkela. It ha already produced more than 10,000 graduate engineers and 2000 Postgraduates in different fields of Engineering and Technology. The college was founded in 1956 under Utkal University. In 1967, the management of the college came under Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Rourkela. The college receives grants from UGC and project grants from AICTE, New Delhi. The college also receives grants-in aid from the Government of Orissa.
At present, the college offers Postgraduate courses (both Regular and Part Time) in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics and Tele-Communication Engineering. Besides, the college also offers a 3-years Masters Degree course in Computer Application (MCA) since 1993. The syllabi have undergone regular changes to update and modernize the course content so as to maintain the level of technical education at par with other institutes of national repute. Semester system is being followed for both Undergraduate and Post-graduate studies.
Facilities are available for the enhancement of the standard of the technical education, sponsored research, consultancy programs of industries, and R&D sections of national organizations. Campus interviews are conducted by various recruiting agencies, creating wide avenues of employment for graduate and postgraduate engineering students. Students of this college have also done well in the GATE Examinations. The college is now a member of Indian National Digital Library in Engineering Science and Technology, with financial support provided by the AICTE.