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KIIT OVER THE YEARS...

The journey of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology from a technical institute to a multi-disciplinary University is fascinating. The small engineering college of yesteryears has now been transformed into a world class university spread over 25 sq. km. of land accommodating 20 lush green sprawling campuses in a built-up area of 1,00,00,000 sq.ft. built up area.  The university has 28 constituent schools offering more than 100 programmes.  It is not the world class infrastructure alone but the quality teaching and research illustrated by the accreditation of NAAC of UGC and NBA of AICTE that make KIIT one of the most promising centers of excellence.

With more than 20,000 students pursuing under graduate and post graduate studies in Engineering, Computer Application, Management,  Rural Management, LAW, Bio-technology, MBBS, M.D., BDS, Nursing, Fashion Technology, Cinema & Media Studies and Language, KIIT stands out as one of the finest Universities of India declared under section 3 of the UGC Act of 1956.

KIIT educational conglomerate is unique in offering a wide spectrum of academic programmes from Kindergarten to Postgraduate level, earning it a place in the Limca Book of Records.

Accredited by NAAC of UGC in 'A' Grade (Highest CGPA among self-financing universities) Accredited by NBA of AICTE. Approved by Statutory Bodies of Govt. of India

KIIT was conferred the University status in 2004 by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India in recognition of its excellence. The distinction, which made it the youngest ever to achieve it, came only after six years of commencement of undergraduate programmes; thus earning it an entry into the Limca Book of Records on another count.

Responding to the needs of globalization, KIIT in its endeavour to reach out to every knowledge centre of the world has entered into academic partnership with more than 80 world class Universities.  In order to promote knowledge sharing and collaborative research, KIIT embraced memberships of several important institutions including :

International Association of Universities (IAU)
Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
University Mobility in  Asia and the Pacific (UMAP)
International Association of University Presidents (IAUP)
Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP)
European Association of International Education (EAIE)
International Institute of Education (IIE), New York
United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)
Eurasian Silk Road Universities Consortium (ESRUC), Turkey

KIIT has the honour of housing the Indian Secretariat of UMAP which has a membership of over 466 universities across Asia and the Pacific. Internationalization of KIIT is not confined to its membership in several bodies and bilateral academic partnership alone, but enjoys acceptability by students, researchers of universities across the globe. More than 600 students from nearly 22 countries are pursuing their studies here while students and researchers from KIIT are engaged in academic activities in more than 15 countries, a fact that puts KIIT in league with the best institutions of the country.

As one of the most vibrant universities of the country, KIIT University has been organizing academic deliberations of national and international signification regularly. It has the unique distinction of handling 18,000 delegates during the 99th Indian Science Congress which was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of the country in the presence of important Cabinet Ministers and distinguished academicians. It also has the distinction of having the 2012 Inter-Congress of International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) and the 92 Indian Economic Association Conference (2009).

An Illustrious History
KIIT's unique focus on quality education with humane touch transformed it from a small technical institute to a world-class university within the shortest span of time. The growth of KIIT as a world-class university spread over 25 sq. km. of land in 20 lush green sprawling campuses in a built-up area of 1,00,00,000 square ft. is incredible indeed.

KIIT Society had a modest beginning in 1992 with a vocational training centre. KIIT took shape as an institute in 1997 when B.Tech., MCA and MBA courses were started. It was declared a University (u/s 3 of UGC Act of 1956) in 2004, within only six years of commencement of Degree programmes. Taking its growth to the next level, dedicated schools to offer Bachelor and/or Master Degree programmes in various disciplines were set up periodically. At present, KIIT has 28 schools offering more than 100 academic programmes, with an independent campus for each stream of education.

Intellectual Capital
More than 1500 academic and research staff – many leaders in their fields, with international reputations – provide stimulating learning environment and excellent standards of teaching. Even though it is a self-financing institution, KIIT is a well structured and decentralized organization. It is perhaps the only self-financing institution in the country where top functionaries, including Chancellor and Vice Chancellor, are renowned academicians. The quality is amply demonstrated by the patents held by various faculty members, the research grants coming from various agencies both in India and abroad, national and international conferences, symposiums and workshops held here and the hundred percent placement records.

The University supports academic research environment and has set up a Centralized Advanced Research Centre spread over 1,50,000 sq. ft. built-up area with sophisticated equipments for advanced research.   

Faculty members of the University actively involve themselves in consultancy projects from various industries. During 2012 – 13 more than 37 research projects from various national and international funding agencies have been sanctioned with a total budget outlay of over Rs. 13 crore, and 22 consultancy projects to the tune of Rs. 19 crore. KIIT actively promotes students research and projects of its students have the distinction of being appreciated at national and international forum, including being selected for the prestigious Indian Science Congress.

KIIT AT A GLANCE
Estd. in 1997 as an institution and declared as University in 2004.
Founded by Noted Social and Educational Entrepreneur, Dr. Achyuta Samanta.
Located in an idyllic setting in Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha, India.
Conferred University status under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956 by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India in 2004.
Accredited by NAAC of UGC with 'A' Grade (CGPA 3.36. Highest among Self-Financing Universities in India).
All the technical courses are accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) of All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).
Other academic programmes are also approved by the respective Statutory Bodies of the Government of India.
Spread over 25 sq. km. of land accommodating 20 sprawling wi-fi campuses with 1,00,00,000 sq.ft. built up area. 
Currently more than 20,000 students are enrolled full-time into more than 100 academic programmes of KIIT Group of Institutions including 11,000 students in KIIT University.
Own entrance examination (KIITEE 2014) for admission into most of the academic programmes.
  Students from all over India and more than 600 students from nearly 22 other countries study here.
Achieving Cent percent placement in all the academic programmes for the last 10 years.
1500 faculty, scientists and researchers and 3500 permanent staff.
Academic partnership with more than 80 world-class universities from across the world.
Industry-Institute interaction with more than 15 corporate giants.
16th Position among all National level Universities
5th Position among all National level Self-Financing Universities

The physical infrastructure is replete with Fully Residential, Air-Conditioned Wi-Fi, A/C and Eco-Friendly Wireless campuses, 24X7 Central Library and Reading Room, Separate hostels for boys and girls with round-the-clock internet connectivity, indoor and outdoor stadium, administrative and faculty blocks. Each campus has air-conditioned multimedia classrooms, laboratories, conference hall, recreational amenities and other utility services.

The institution is replete with state-of-the-art Lecture Theatres, Conference Halls, Convention Centre, Hospital, Bank, Post Office, Railway Reservation Centre, Outdoor Playgrounds and indoor Stadiums.