KIIT was established in 1992 as a vocational training centre with only two staff and 12 students. However, it took shape as an institution only in 1997, when degree engineering programme commenced. KIIT owes its existence to the vision of its founder Prof. Achyuta Samanta who, with no land, limited finances (only Rs. 5000/-) and little knowledge of higher education to create an institution for the benefit of the society. From these small beginnings, KIIT has developed into a leading university with a strong interdisciplinary culture and a commitment to teaching excellence.

Ranking and Recognition

KIIT, though a very young institution has performed incredibly well in the rankings conducted by various national and international associations. Founded in 1992 and opened five years later as a centre for higher learning, its commitment to teaching excellence led to the grant of university status under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956 by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India in 2004, within only seven years of its inception. It holds a Limca Record for this accomplishment.

KIIT is the youngest deemed to be university in the country to figure in this prestigious ranking. Ranked 8th among reputed private institutions in India, KIIT is the youngest deemed to be university in the country to figure in this ranking.

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology has been ranked 24th among Indian Universities by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Ministry of Human Resource Development Government of India. The India Rankings 2020 by NIRF was digitally released today by Hon’ble Minister, HRD Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.

In 2019, KIIT was placed 31st rank among Indian Universities ranked by National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF) , Govt of India. KIIT School of Management, a constituent school of KIIT secured 30th rank in the same year. Similarly KIIT has achieved 65th rank in overall ranking, 51st rank in Engineering and 20th rank in Medical.
Though very young, it is moving up the ladder of rankings and recognition with an increased acceleration with its focus on academics.


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