Summer Coaching Camp at KIIT


Believing in the maxim of ‘invest in youth and sports to invest in future’ since 1997, particularly after 2005, KIIT & KISS have been promoting sports, nurturing sportspersons and creating sports infrastructure that has become a model for other universities in India to emulate. Very early on, during the formative days of KIIT & KISS, Dr Samanta realised the importance of investment in sports, much like the universities in western countries. KIIT and KISS have successfully built the best sports infrastructure of international standards – all ideated, implemented and monitored by Dr Samanta, who did not have the luxury of playing any game or sports. His institutions encourage students to practice any sport in their leisure for recreation, wellness, fitness and mental strength besides nurturing sportspersons by providing the right atmosphere to train and compete at the highest level. Dr Samanta has always encouraged participation in sports by providing scholarships, patronage and sponsorship.

KIIT has a huge athletics stadium, a cricket stadium, archery ground, Rugby ground, Velodrome, and a hockey/football stadium with a huge seating capacity. Besides these, there are 18 sports complexes that have one Olympic size swimming pool, 15 practice pools, and 15 high-performance gyms. Various Ministers of Youth Affairs and Sports, including Shri Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Shri Kiren Rijiju and Shri Anurag Thakur have hailed the sporting facilities at KIIT & KISS, besides sporting legends like Gopichand, PT Usha and Leander Paes. Historically, the facilities have been named after legends in the respective domains. The facilities and infrastructure for all events of the Olympics are available at the university. Sports of National and some International levels are regularly held at KIIT & KISS, as all facilities are available in one place. Comfortable luxury accommodations and an attached 2600 bedded multi-speciality hospital is available on campus, which makes it conducive for hosting multi-disciplinary events such as the 1st Khelo India University Games 2020 (17 disciplines), the 25th All India Forest Sports Meet 2020 (23 disciplines) among several others.

Over 300 sports personnel under different heads work under the Department of Sports, KIIT & KISS. It is an empowered and decentralised wing that works towards all endeavours related to sports, conducting events, management of the facilities, training of students and specialised practice for the athletes and sportspersons. KISS, on the other hand, has produced 5000+ tribal athletes, of which 200+ have participated and bagged medals at the international level, while the others have participated at the school, college, state and national levels. Investment in sports at KISS has paid dividends by ushering in gender equality. Sports and academics have always gone hand in hand at KISS. In fact, Dr Samanta says, ‘Play while you Learn and Learn while you Play’. If Odisha is the hub of sports talent in India, KIIT & KISS is at the core of the convergence of sporting prowess.

Dr Samanta has promoted many sports, especially Rugby and Chess from scratch in Odisha and has placed KIIT & KISS, Odisha and India on the world map with regard to the conduct of those sports. KISS is the only institution in India to integrate Chess into its academic curriculum. It is also an associate sponsor of Rugby India. Both KIIT & KISS have also aimed at making Sports more inclusive by establishing 10 sports academies for talented sportspersons in and around Odisha. The institutions have also introduced sports in rural areas such as Volleyball in Kandhamal, Phulbani & Boudh and Chess in Kalarabanka.

Through his institutions he has nurtured 12 Olympians who are pursuing their education at KIIT and KISS. Without basking in the glory of the past, Dr Samanta and his team are constantly and dedicatedly working to send 10 students to the 2024 Olympics. Now, the world recognises the silent contribution of Odisha in sports, and similarly, KIIT and KISS as universities will soon be known as the hunting ground for talent. The vision of Dr Samanta is to provide quality sporting facilities at schools & colleges so that future stars receive proper training from an early age. If all universities follow the model of KIIT & KISS of backing their sportspersons, we can double down on the progress we are already making in sports.

Unique Recognition

  • KIIT and KISS are the nodal centres for the FIFA Football For Schools Programme and FIVB Volleyball for All Programme in South Asia. It is first of its kind in the world for FIFA and FIVB
  • For its contribution to Sports and Encouraging Sports personnel, KIIT has received Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2022 by Government of India
  • The University has been conferred the Sportstar Award, FICCI India Sports and Biju Patnaik Award for the promotion of sports
  • KIIT is the only education institution in India to be granted institutional membership by All India Chess Federation (AICF)
  • KIIT and KISS hosted the first ever Janjatiya Khel Mohatsav 2023

1st Khelo India University Games 2020

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar had the proud distinction to be the host university of the inaugural Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2020 held from February 22 to March 1, 2020. The largest-of-its-kind sports extravaganza was inaugurated by Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India through video conferencing in the presence of Chief Guest, Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister of India and a host of dignitaries. For nine days, KIIT campus turned into mini-India as 4000 top athletes from 250 universities from across the country showcased their talent in 34 events spanning 17 sports disciplines.

KIUG 2020 is the most prestigious meet yet under the Govt. of India’s flagship Khelo India, a national programme for the development of sports launched in 2018 and a dream project of the Prime Minister. The multi-discipline meet is slated to be an annual event under the aegis of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD, Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Association of Indian Universities (AIU). It is not surprising that the inaugural edition came to Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha, which of late has emerged as the sporting capital of the country. The Govt. of Odisha and the Chief Minister provided all kinds of support and cooperation to make the meet a huge success

Organization of Past Events at KIIT (2019-20) Sports Department

Sl no Event Name Dates of Event
1 OCA Women’s League (One Day) 2021 15th – 20th Jan 2021
2 Odisha Women’s T-20 League 2021 22nd Jan – 01st Feb 2021
3 Odia Mega Serial Cricket League 2021 30th – 31st Jan 2021
4 Bhubaneswar Round Table 53 Cricket (D/N) Tournament 2021 05th – 06th Feb 2021
5 6th Odisha Music Premier league 2021 05th – 07th Feb 2021
6 Selection Trials of Indian Universities Volleyball (M&W) Team for World University Games 2021 at Chengdu (China) 07th – 10th Feb 2021
7 Conduct of SAI Selection Trail and Coaching Camp for 1 st Sub Junior (W) and Junior (W) Academy National Hockey Championship 2021 10th Feb – 15th Mar 2021
8 OCA Senior Women’s Cricket Preparation Camp 12th Feb – 03rd Mar 2021
9 All India Postal Chess Tournament 2021 15th – 20th Feb 2021
10 69th Senior National Volleyball (Men & Women) Championship 2020-21 05th – 11th Mar 2021
11 Eastern India Chartered Accountant Students & Association EICASA Premier Cricket (D&N) League 2021 06th – 07th Mar 2021
12 Selection Trials of Indian Universities Athletics (MW) Teams for World University Games 2021 at Chengdu (China) 07th – 10th Mar 2021
13 “Train the Trainers” certification program for the swimming coaches by DSYS, Govt. of Odisha 12th – 16th Mar 2021
14 Selection Trials of Indian Universities Archery (MW) Teams for World University Games 2021 at Chengdu (China) 17th – 19th Mar 2021
15 Organization of Kho Kho Camp for U18 Men & Women by DSYS, Govt. of Odisha 02nd Apr – 02nd Jun 2021
16 2nd Phase Kho-Kho Camp for U18 Men & Women for Khelo India Youth Games 2021 07th July 2021 onwards
17 Women’s  Preparatory Camp by Odisha Cricket Association 04 th – 20 th August 2021
18 Six Week Certificate Course in Sports Coaching 2021 09 th – 21 st August 2021
19 Judo Preparatory Coaching Camp 2021 26 th August 2021 onwards
20 Inter Services Athletics Championship 2021 and coaching camp 20 th August – 11 th September 2021
21 RUGBY INDIA Under 18 Girls National Training Camp 13 th August – 17 th September 2021
22 68th Odisha State Senior Athletics Championship 07 th – 08 th September 2021
23 Selection Trial & Coaching Camp of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Men HockeyTeams 12 th  September – 15th October 2021
24 Manipur Cricket Association Practice (Home Venue) 23rd  Aug to continue
25 Indian Navy Volleyball Camp 21st September – 30th October 2021
26 40th Junior National Kho Kho (Girls & Boys) Championship 2021 22nd to 26th  Sept 2021
27 Conduct of Written Exam Territoriall Army Commission 2021. 23rd  to 27th September 2021
28 Naval Tata Hockey Academy ( SSB, Lucknow, UP Girls Team) 25th Sept. to 10th Oct. 2021
29 State Odisha Women Hockey Camp 27th Sept – 17th Oct 2021
30 61st Odisha State Swimming Championship-2021 25th to 26th September 2021
31 BCCI U-19 Women’s One Day 2021-22 28th Sept – 04th Oct 2021
32 Rugby India Men & Women National Training Camp 10th Oct – 22nd Nov 2021
33 State Level Executive Meeting of Odisha Secondary School Physical Education Teachers Association 17th October 2021
34 All India Inter Railway Hockey Tournament 2021 22nd – 26th October 2021
35 FIFA Football for Schools Programme & Capacity Building Workshop “Train the Trainer” 25th – 27th october 2021

Facilities at KIIT Campus

Campus 3
Sports Complex (Exclusively for Girl Students)

  • Multi Purpose Indoor Hall with 3 Badminton Courts
  • Multi Gym with 12 Stations
  • Billiards and Snookers
  • Table Tennis
  • Swimming Pool (Indoor)
  • Chess
  • Carom
  • Yoga Hall
  • Aerobics

Campus 5

  • Multi Gym with 15 Stations
  • Swimming Pool (Indoor)
  • Cricket Ground
  • Football Ground with Floodlights
  • Basketball Court
  • Volleyball Court

Campus 6 Sports Complex

  • Swimming Pool
  • Multi Gym with 12 Stations

Campus 7  Sports Complex (Outdoor)

  • Swimming Pool
  • Basketball Court

Campus 8 Sports Complex (Outdoor)

  • 3 nos of Synthetic Lawn Tennis Courts with Floodlights
  • 4 nos of Carpet Volleyball Courts with Floodlights

Campus 9 (KIIT International School)

  • Swimming Pool (Indoor)
  • 2 nos of Synthetic Lawn Tennis Courts with Floodlights
  • 2 nos of Basketball Courts with Floodlights
  • Volleyball Court
  • Table Tennis Hall
  • Chess Hall
  • Football Ground
  • Practice Cricket Pitch

Campus 10 Sports Complex

  • 1 Artificial Grass Volleyball Court
  • 1 Synthetic Volleyball Court
  • Multi Gym with 12 Stations
  • Swimming pool
  • Squash Hall
  • Table Tennis Hall
  • Billiards and Snookers Hall
  • International Chess Hall

Campus 10 (Outdoor)

  • Football Ground
  • Cricket Ground

Campus 11 Sports Complex

  • 2 nos of Synthetic Basketball Court with Flood Lights
  • 2 Lawn Tennis Court
  • Multi Purpose Indoor Hall with 2 Badminton Courts
  • Multi Gym with 15 Stations
  • Swimming Pool
  • Squash Hall
  • Table Tennis Hall
  • Billiards and Snookers Hall

Campus 12 Sports Complex

  • Multi Purpose Indoor Hall with 3 Badminton Courts & 1 Volleyball Court
  • 1 Synthetic Lawn Tennis Court
  • 1 Synthetic Basketball Court
  • Multi Gym with 15 Stations
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis Hall
  • Billiards and Snookers Hall
  • Yoga Hall

Campus 13 KIIT Stadium

(International standard)

  • BCCI Approved KIIT Cricket Stadium with Turf Wickets, Flood Lights having 20000 seating capacity
  • 7 Practice outdoor nets
  • FIH certified Hockey Stadium with Astroturf & Flood Lights having 5000 seating capacity
  • Football Stadium/ Rugby Stadium (Grass with 3000 seating capacity)
  • Baseball Ground
  • Biju Patnaik Indoor Stadium (Multipurpose indoor hall with FIVB, FIBA & BWF approved wooden flooring with area of 100M X 53M in size having 2 nos Handball courts, 4 nos Volleyball courts, 4 nos Basketball courts, 25 nos Badminton courts, 6 nos Kabaddi courts, 4 nos Kho Kho courts, 4 nos of Wresting Courts, 4 nos of Judo courts, Shooting, Cricket Nets, Weightlifting, Power Lifting, Fencing facilities)

Campus 15- Sports Complex

  • 2 nos of Synthetic Basketball Courts
  • Multi Purpose Indoor Hall with 2 Boxing Rings & 2 Badminton Courts
  • Multi Gym with 12 Stations
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis Hall
  • Billiards and Snookers Hall
  • Carom
  • Beach Volleyball/Kabaddi Ground

Campus 16 (Outdoor)

  • Football Ground
  • Cricket Ground

Campus 17  Sports Complex

  • Billiards and Snooker Hall
  • Table Tennis Hall
  • Multi Gym with 12 Stations
  • Yoga Hall

 Campus 18

  • Lawn for Practice Yoga

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS – Campus 01)

  • Football Ground
  • Handball Ground
  • Multi Gym with 25 Stations
  • Baseball/Softball Ground
  • Athletics Practice Ground
  • Kabaddi
  • Kho-Kho
  • Volleyball
  • Synthetic Basketball Courts
  • Synthetic Lawn Tennis/ Soft Tennis Courts
  • Rugby
  • Judo Hall
  • Chess Hall
  • Sepak Takraw
  • Weightlifting/ Power lifting


Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS – Campus 02)

  • Archery Stadium (International Standard)
  • Swimming Pool (Olympic Size)


Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS – Campus 03)

  • IAAF approved Athletic Stadium with along with synthetic track having 24000 seating capacity and flood lights.
  • Football Ground
  • Cycling Velodrome with 10,000 seating capacity and flood lights.

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