Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (IMMT), (Formerly Regional Research Laboratory (RRL)), one of the sister laboratories of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)
, is situated at Bhubaneswar in the state of Odisha. Bhubaneswar "The Lord of the Universe"
, the capital city of the state of Odisha traces its history to the 4th century B.C., when it was the capital of the huge and prosperous Kalinga Empire. During the subsequent period over 7,000 temples each of a unique design were built. Truly, these temples are architectural wonders in terms of their decorations and hand carved designs.
This great architectural tradition, flourished up to the 17th century. Spiritually Bhubaneswar is one of the richest cities in India, here lord Shiva is known as Tribuhuvaneswara or "Lord of the Three Worlds". In contemporary times Bhubaneswar has became the capital of Odisha and is a state with considerable hydro-electric and thermal power resources. The skyline of Bhubaneswar is dominated by the temples that are a true spectacle of the architectural capabilities of Odishan style and cuture. Some of the temples of Bhubaneswar have stood witness to the history of this city that dates back to twenty-five centuries.
IMMT (Formerly RRL) is situated at the side of the Kolkata-Chennai NH–5 in the heart of the Bhubaneswar City. It is well surrounded with the institutions like Utkal University, Institute of Physics, Museum of Natural History Society, Samata Chandra Sekhar Planetarium and City Doordarshan.
Bhubaneswar is connected to the cities of Calcutta, Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Vishakhapatnam, Hyderabad, and Raipur through regular flights. Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneswar is the only major airport in the state.
Bhubaneswar is directly connected by rail with Calcutta, Puri, Madras, Delhi, Bombay, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Tirupati, and Trivandrum.
Roads are linked with Bhubaneswar and Berhampur, Chilka, Cuttack, Konark, Paradip, Puri, Rourkela, Sambalpur and other places. Inter-state bus services operate daily between Calcutta and Puri via Bhubaneswar and Tatanagar (Jamshedpur).