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MHRD recognizes KIIT as 'Institution of Eminence'

Bhubaneswar: In a major boost to its global ambitions, the Government of India has recognised Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar as an 'Institution of Eminence' (IoE). KIIT has joined the select league of 10 public and 10 private universities which would be developed as world-class institutions under Government

of India's Institution of Eminence (IoE) scheme.

As the institution's global ranking was one of the criteria for selection as an IoE, KIIT's impressive position in international university rankings like the QS and Times Higher Education (THE) helped it achieve this historic milestone.

KIIT is among India's most sought-after universities, attracting students from all over India and more than 50 countries to pursue professional and technical education. It has built its reputation as the most student-friendly university, anchored on the principles of Compassion and Humanity. It was founded in 1992-93 as a humble vocational training centre by eminent educationist and social activist Prof. Achyuta Samanta and opened as a centre of higher learning in 1997, which is considered as the base year. Since then KIIT has grown exponentially, setting a high benchmark in each area of education.

With a diverse student body of 30,000 representing all States of India and 50 foreign countries, KIIT is on its way to becoming an international hub for quality professional and technical education. It is accredited in high grades by various national and international accreditation bodies. It was conferred 'A' category university status in 2015 by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. It has been getting 'A' Grade from NAAC, the country's top accreditation body for higher education institutions, for three times in a row.

B.Tech programmes have got the coveted Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK accreditation, besides 'Tier 1' (Washington Accord) from NBA. It has also been ranked among top 50 universities by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of the Govt. of India.

KIIT is just 22 years old as an institution for professional education (started in 1997) and 15 years old as a University (declared in 2004). But, despite being a very young university, it has secured impressive positions in various benchmark global university rankings and 'Institution of Eminence' recognition.

Research and innovation are important hallmarks of a world-class university. The University has placed much emphasis on creating enabling infrastructure and facilities for advanced research in diverse areas.

It is among only seven institutions in India selected by Boeing India for its Boeing University Innovation Leadership Development (BUILD) programme to boost aerospace entrepreneurship. Recently, KIIT was ranked 2nd among self-financing institutions of India by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India in Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA). Quality faculty team and high research output by them contributed to KIIT's success.

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