A chapter of the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) is functioning in DRIEMS since 2007. This is a devoted body for the development of quality of technical education throughout the country, with its head office in New Delhi . It organizes technical Seminars and Workshops at regular intervals with main focus on development of communication skill, continuing education programmes and curriculum development. The ISTE Chapter of DRIEMS received best chapter ISTE Awards from Odisha Section in 2001 and 2003, respectively.A Student's Chapter of ISTE is also separately running in DRIEMS which organizes regularly Group Discussions, preparations for facing the interviews and quizzes in technical and general field etc. at regular intervals.
The department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering has a student chapter of the Professional Society IETE ( Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering) named IETE Student Forum (ISF Chapter) and a student society named DRIESEL (DRIEMS Society for Electronics). These societies are run and managed completely by the students which improve their leadership and organizing abilities. They inculcate competitive spirit among the students by organizing technical quiz, tech fest, seminars and workshop at regular intervals.
Students of Computer Science department run a Student Chapter of Computer Society of India ( CSI ) at DRIEMS with members from all branches. There is a Robotic and Machine Intelligence Society Club (RAMIS Club)-an organization of creative student members of CSI where they meet periodically to organize seminars, symposium and guest lectures for the benefit of students .This chapter got the Best Student Branch Award for the Year 2007-08.
DRIEMS brings out annual departmental e-magazines with articles contributed by students and faculty members. The faculty members and students manage the editorial and publication work. Further DRIEMS brings out a Newsletter in January and August. Besides, it publishes weekly e-news bulletin which is uploaded to DRIEMS website.
Sports and Athletic programmes are an integral part of education. Keeping this in mind DRIEMS has an Athletic Society. Students and faculty members actively participate in various events including Annual Sports.
DRIEMS has an NCC wing in which students under the guidance of Defence Personnel (NCC) get an opportunity for this national-level training.
The college has a well organized N.S.S. unit. This is an Institution - Society interface. The unit organizes NSS programmes like blood donation camps, cleanliness drive, drinking water supply to commuters during summer months, plantation work, etc. In addition to this students participate social in service through village level camps. DRIEMS has adopted a tribal village named Anjua in Tangi-Choudwar Block for social uplift. The NSS wing organizes First-Aid-Training Camp for the students. Besides the N.S.S. wing looks after an orphanage in Choudwar. The institute has been bagging the prestigious State and Red Cross awards for several years for donation of highest number of blood samples.
An Entrepreneurship Develop Cell established with grant from AICTE grooms the students with various aspects of Entrepreneurship Development. Eminent professionals from Industry, MSME, DICs, DEI, financial institutes train our student to consider self-employment through their own industries.