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.

Rankings & Recognition

KIIT Ranking NIRF 2023
THE World Ranking-KIIT
KIIT Ranking-QS 5 Star Rating-KIIT
KIIT THE Young University
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KIIT University Abet Affiliation

Rank 601 – 800 in Time Higer Education University Ranking 2024

KIIT Deemed to be University has made a significant jump in the scores in the Times Higher Education ‘World University Ranking’ for 2024, retaining its position in the cohort of 601-800 reflecting its sustained focus on quality teaching, research activities and a remarkable rise in its global reputation.

16th in India Rankings by NIRF – 2023

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology was ranked 16th among Indian Universities by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Ministry of Education, Government of India.

KIIT university ARIIA Ranking 2021

Ranked No. 1 in ARIIA Ranking – 2021

KIIT Deemed to be University has been ranked No 1 among the Private Higher Education Indian Universities by Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA), Ministry of Human Resource Development Government of India.

ARIIA is an initiative of Ministry of Education (earlier Human Resource Development), Govt. of India to systematically rank all major higher educational institutions and universities in India on indicators related to “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development” amongst students and faculties.

23rd in Best Indian University(Overall)

KIIT Deemed to be University has been placed in the rank band of 201-250 in the overall category among Asian universities by Times Higher Education (THE) ranking of Asia’s best universities for 2022. With this accolade, KIIT has emerged as the best in Eastern India, performing at par with the prestigious institutions in India like the IITs, NITs and other reputed universities.

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KIIT THE Asia University Rankings 2022
KIIT The Young University 2023

Ranked 151-200 in Times Higher Education Young University Rankings

KIIT Deemed to be University has once again demonstrated its strong academic foundation, securing an impressive position among Indian universities and ranking in the esteemed cohort of 151-200 worldwide in the prestigious Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2023. The Young University Ranking was determined based on several criteria, including teaching quality, research output, citation impact, international outlook, and industry income.

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KIIT QS 5 Star

India’s first QS 5 Stars Rated University – 2021

KIIT becomes India’s first QS 5 Stars Rated University – 2021. KIIT has been awarded 5 Stars assessing from all the categories of QS criteria.

201-300 in Times Higher Education Impact Rankings – 2022

KIIT Deemed to be University has been ranked in the cohort of 201-300 in the world by The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021.

KIIT also achieved standout results across the individual SDGs, ranking 86th for efforts to reduce inequality within and among countries SDG10, 101-200 for strengthening partnerships for the goals SDG17, 201-300 for Quality Education for the goals SDG4 and Peace and Just and Strong Institutions for SDG16.

THE KIIT Impact Ranking 2022

Ranked 251-300th in the Emerging Economies University rankings-2021

Ranked 251-300 in the Emerging Economies University rankings by Times Higher Education (THE) 2021. This is a significant improvement from 301-350 rank in the year 2020 to 251-300 rank in the latest edition of university rankings curated by the prestigious editorial body.

THE Awards Asia 2021
‘Leadership And Management Team Of The Year’

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar has been awarded ‘THE Awards Asia’ Leadership and Management Team of the Year for its phenomenal pandemic response and relief work.

The award was announced by the Times Higher Education (THE) on 14th December 2021. KIIT is the only University from India and also the only university in Asia to get this award in one of the categories, for the second year in a row.

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THE Awards Asia 2021 - KIIT Leadership
KIIT gor AICTE Award

AICTE- Utkrisht Sansthan Vishwakarma Award – 2020

KIIT University leads the rankings in first place – Ranked 1 for ’India Fights Corona’ award & the certificate of excellence for the same.

KIIT University was unanimously selected by AICTE Government of India for its outstanding contributions in post-COVID 19 schemes & measure against the spread of COVID-19 across India.

ISAS Badge From IAU-2019

KIIT Deemed to be University has become the first Indian university to get Internationalization Strategies Advisory Service (ISAS) Badge.

The recognition, which marks the achievement of milestones along the journey of internationalization, was given to KIIT at the award ceremony held during International Associations of University (IAU) 2019 International Conference on “Transforming Higher Education for the Future” at Puebla, Mexico on November 13-15, 2019.


Odisha’s First Private University – To Enter QS BRICS University Rankings – 2018

KIIT became the first private varsity in Odisha and eastern India to enter into the prestigious QS BRICS University Rankings for 2018 being ranked 251-300 in the ranking list.

QS BRICS University Rankings 2018 assessed thousands of universities in BRICS countries; i.e., Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

KIIT’s inclusion in the QS ranking reflects high quality academics at the institute.

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Ranked 8th by World QS Rankings -2018

KIIT is the youngest deemed to be university in the country to figure in this prestigious World QS Rankings -2018. Ranked 8th among reputed private institutions in India, KIIT is the youngest deemed to be university in the country to figure in this ranking.

School Rankings

KSOM Ranked 31st by NIRF -2021

KIIT School of Management, a constituent school of KIIT secured 31st rank in 2021 by National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF), Govt of India.

KIIT School of Architecture & Planning Ranked 4th by GHRDC - 2021

KIIT School of Architecture & Planning Ranked 4th by GHRDC – 2021

School of Architecture & Planning, KIIT Deemed to be University has been ranked 4th nationally by Global Human Resource Development Centre (GHRDC), New Delhi.

GHRDC is a research-based organization involved in the rating and ranking of B-Schools, Engineering and Hotel Management Colleges in India since 1997.