Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Deemed to be University 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. Located in the temple city of Bhubaneswar, 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 vocational training centre with a seed capital of only Rs. 5000 by eminent educationist and social activist Prof. Achyuta Samanta. However, it was 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, it is on its way to becoming an international hub for quality professional and technical education. The Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India has declared KIIT Deemed to be University 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 to put the country on the global education map. It is the only self financing university in the Eastern India to be ranked by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019 and QS BRICS World University Rankings. The university has been ranked 2nd among all self-financing institutions of the country in Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) of MHRD, Govt. of India. KIIT serves more than 30,000 students through its 22 Schools imparting globally recognised bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programmes in 112 plus disciplines, spanning engineering, medicine, management, biotechnology, law and more.