About KIIT

Established in 1992-93, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) is one of the most prestigious private Universities in Bhubaneswar, India that provides professional Education. KIIT was bestowed with Deemed-to-be-University status in 2004 vindicating the institute’s vigorously articulate academic rigor. Today, KIIT spreads over an area of over 25 Sq.km. of beautifully landscaped and well-groomed, green, eco-friendly and integrated campuses that boldly display profound aesthetics and marvelous architecture and comprise of academic, administrative, student residences and all other facilities that support a home-away-from-home experience for students and very motivating workplace ambience.

World class campuses
Faculty & researchers from 13 countries
Sports complexes with swimming pools
Food courts serving cuisines from all over the world
sq. km. academic township
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To create an advanced centre of professional learning of international standing where pursuit of knowledge and excellence shall reign supreme, unfettered by the barriers of nationality, language, cultural plurality and religion.


  • Imparting quality value based education of international standard and imbibing skill for solving real life problems.

  • Inculcating global perspective in attitude.

  • Creating leadership qualities with futuristic vision.

  • Fostering spirit of entrepreneurship and realisation of societal responsibilities.

  • Cultivating adaptation of ethics, morality and healthy practices in professional life.

  • Instilling habit of continual learning.

  • Encouraging and supporting creative abilities and research temperament.

  • Establishing and promoting close interaction with industries and other utility sectors and keep abreast with state-of-the-art technology.

KIIT Over the Years

Founded by Professor Achyuta Samanta in 1993 in a two-room rented house, the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology started as a vocational education centre with an initial investment of Rs 5000 (100 USD). It took shape as an institution in 1997 with the commencement of degree engineering programme.

From scratch, Professor Samanta took KIIT to a position of glory within only a decade and a half through his sheer hard work and immense passion.

Professor Samanta lost his father at an early age of four. With a widowed mother and seven siblings, he completed Masters in Chemistry in 1990 with a lot of struggle and joined academics. Nurturing a dream to provide education to all, he approached Late Shri P. K. Bal, an eminent journalist and social activist, to be the President of KIIT Society. As fate would have it, the support was snatched after the untimely death of Shri Bal in 1999. Burdened with huge debts and success hard to come by, Prof. Samanta even contemplated suicide at a point of time.

However, his dedication to work and blessings of God, prompted Professor Samanta to carry on and establish KIIT as a global educational institution. He also established Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), the World’s Exclusive Tribal University which houses 25,000 poorest of the poor tribal children and youths.

Institutional Membership

  • 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

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