KIIT Student Becomes First Chess Grand Master from Odisha – Kiran Manisha Mohanty, a student of KIIT University, became the first person from Odisha to become a Grandmaster. She earned her third Woman Grandmaster Norm at the Parachute Advanced International Chess Tournament in Bangladesh. Kiran Manisha Mohanty is pursuing BTech degree in KIIT University. She is the first in both women’s and men’s section in Odisha to become a Grandmaster.