16th convocation of KIIT University on November 21

Professor Achyuta Samanta, founder of KIIT & KISS.
Professor Achyuta Samanta, founder of KIIT & KISS.

DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 20 (MExN): The 16th convocation of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Deemed to be University will be held on November 21.

The institute which has grown exponentially in the last 17 years as a University and over 23 years as an institution has created a place in the global and Indian academic map in a short span of 25 years.

A press release from Professor Achyuta Samanta, founder KIIT & KISS said that the institute began with a small seed money of Rs. 5000 in 1992-93. It began spreading its wings and became a vibrant educational hub by 1997. It was KIIT’s commitment to excellence that led to the grant of Deemed to be University status in 2004. KIIT has the distinction of being the youngest institute of the country to get University status in six years. 

Today, the university, comprising 28 schools stands on an area spread of over 25 sq kms with 23 independent but contiguous campuses offer graduate, post-graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral programmes. It has been recognised as an ‘Institution of Eminence’ by the Government of India. 

KIIT has been ranked No. 1 among self-financing institutions of the country in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA), 2020 of the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India. KIIT’s Computer Science Faculty has been ranked in the band of 501-600 by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021. KIIT has been ranked in 601-800 band for its Engineering and Technology streams.

30,000 students from all over India and 55 countries study in the university and 95% of the students are from outside Odisha. 

Besides in house publications by various schools, the researchers and faculty members of various schools regularly publish their research papers in reputed journals, authored books, got research projects and fellowships to research abroad and on joint projects. 

Currently there are nearly 100 research and consultancy projects funded by various national and international funding agencies with substantial budget outlay. 

KIIT has huge sports infrastructure with students like Dutee Chand, who represented India in the Rio Olympics - 2016 and won 2 silver medals at Asian Games 2018; and Amiya Mallick, who is the fastest runner in India.