Diploma Engineers’ Association of Rourkela Steel Plant(DEAR) is a socio cultural association of Engineering Diploma holders employed in Rourkela Steel Plant. It works for the upliftment of lower strata of the society. Ever since the successful commissioning of the first ever blast furnace of independent Indian republic at Rourkela in the year 1959 until today, the Diploma Engineers have enormously contributed for the all round development and growth of RSP in particular and Steel Authority of India(SAIL) in general. Way back in 1979 some progressive employees of RSP dreamt of creating an association which would inspire and promote professional excellence of diploma engineers and at the same time would cater to their various socio cultural needs. As a result DEAR came into existence in the year 1983.
Er. B.K. Das, Er. A.K Ray and many more served the association as the founder member. Er. C.S Mohapatra and Er. P. Mohapatra were the President and General Secretary respectively. Since its inception in 1983 until now, the association has travelled a long and arduous path frought with numerous challenges.

From the deepest recess of our heart, we invite all the individuals of our Diploma Engineers fraternity of RSP to come forward and contribute for the achievement of the varied collective goals of the association.