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This paper's main objective is to perform a scientometric study on the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, research publications, as reflected in the Scopus Database. The study evaluated the quantitative growth, author and Institute collaborations, using different scientometric dimensions. Appropriate keywords were used to cover the entire spectrum of research publications that yield 9233 results from the database. To make the analysis concise to get better outcomes, authors have limited the study period to the publications produced from 2000 to 2019. This study analyzed different aspects of research productivity, such as year-wise growth of publications, most preferred sources for the publications, authorship pattern, subject-wise distribution of papers, etc. Furthermore, the study also explored the international research collaboration patterns of the authors. The analysis identified 2018 as the most productive year with a publication of 1339 research papers and 102692 citations for all publications during the selected period, with an average of 11.12 citations per paper. The majority of the papers have double authorship patterns, and the degree of collaboration and collaborative co-efficient is apparent with a total of 0.97 and 0.61, respectively. The study further identified that Mahapatra, S. S was the most productive author with 295 articles and 5650 citations and the "Core/shell nanoparticles: classes, properties, synthesis mechanisms, characterization, and applications" by Ghosh Chaudhuri R Paria S. published in Chemical Reviews of 2012 is the most highly cited (2045) paper and 'IOP Conference Series Material Science and Engineering' is the topmost preferred source of publication. Scientometric studies are useful tools for measuring the scientific and technological progress that cannot be directly measured. Various scientometric indicators are used as analytical tools to perform such assessments.