Initially the institution
was managed and directed by the Govt. of Orissa. Thereafter as per the decision of Govt.
of Orissa, the institute came under the management of a registered autonomous society with
effect from 01/04/1984. The modern polytechnic, offering Diploma courses in Civil,
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering was merged with the above society with effect from
01/04/1987 under the nomenclature of "Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology,
Sarang". As such I.G.I.T., Sarang is the only institute in Orissa State offering
courses both in degree and diploma streams in Engineering.