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A Beacon of Sporting Excellence at KIIT & KISS

Welcome to the dynamic world of sports at KIIT & KISS, where we champion the ethos of holistic development through sports. Under the visionary leadership of Dr. Samanta, our institutions have become synonymous with sporting excellence and innovation, mirroring the standards of the best universities globally.

At KIIT & KISS, sports are not just activities but a way of life, integral to our educational philosophy. Our commitment is reflected in our world-class infrastructure, encompassing a vast athletics stadium, state-of-the-art cricket and rugby grounds, a velodrome, and a multitude of sports complexes. These facilities not only cater to the needs of our athletes but also serve as a fertile ground for nurturing future champions.

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

A Visionary’s Dream – Dr. Samanta’s Sporting Revolution

At KIIT & KISS, the inception of a sporting legacy began with Dr. Samanta’s pioneering vision. Recognising the transformative power of sports, akin to models in Western universities, Dr. Samanta embarked on a mission to create an unparalleled sporting infrastructure. His dedication has been instrumental in fostering a culture where sports are synonymous with recreation, wellness, and mental fortitude..

State-of-the-Art Facilities – Building a Haven for Sports

KIIT’s sports infrastructure is a testament to excellence. With facilities like an expansive athletics stadium, cricket and rugby grounds, a velodrome, and a combined hockey/football stadium, KIIT stands as a beacon of international standard sports infrastructure. Complemented by 18 sports complexes, Olympic-sized swimming pools, and high-performance gyms, KIIT’s facilities are lauded by dignitaries and sporting legends alike.

Celebrating Success – A Hub of Sporting Talent

KIIT & KISS are not just about world-class facilities but are the nurturing ground for over 300 dedicated sports personnel and 5000+ tribal athletes. The success stories range from international medallists to champions in various national and school-level competitions. KIIT & KISS are the epitomes of sporting prowess, making significant contributions to India’s sporting landscape.

Pioneering Inclusivity and Diversity in Sports

Embracing inclusivity, KIIT & KISS have made monumental strides in introducing sports like Rugby and Chess, with KISS being the first in India to integrate Chess into its academic curriculum. The institutions’ commitment to inclusivity is further highlighted through establishing sports academies and introducing sports in rural areas, fostering a diverse range of talents.

East Zone Inter University Volleyball Tournament

Aiming for the Stars – The Olympic Dream

With 12 Olympians already part of the KIIT family, Dr. Samanta’s ambition doesn’t rest. The goal is now set to send 10 more athletes to the 2024 Olympics. This relentless pursuit of excellence ensures that KIIT & KISS are not just universities but talent incubators, poised to redefine India’s sports narrative.

The Road Ahead – A Blueprint for Future Champions

Dr. Samanta’s vision extends beyond current achievements. His aim is to instil quality sporting facilities in schools and colleges, ensuring that future stars are nurtured from the grassroots level. This model, if emulated by other universities, can revolutionise sports in India.

Join the Sporting Revolution at KIIT & KISS

Be a part of our journey. At KIIT & KISS, every student has the opportunity to excel, not just academically but also in the sporting arena. Discover your potential, embrace challenges, and become a part of a legacy that celebrates sports as a way of life.

Our Champions

Ms. Dutee Chand
Athletics (Sprint)

Olympian & Arjun Awardee

Ms. Priyanka
Athletics (20 Km Race Walk)


Mr. Shivpal Singh
Athletics (Javelin Throw)


Mr. Sandeep Kumar
Athletics (20 Km Race Walk)

Mr. Tajinderpal Singh Toor
Athletics (Shot Put)

Olympian & Arjun Awardee

Mr. Kishore Kumar Jena
Athletics (Javelin Throw)


Ms. Srabani Nanda
Athletics (Sprint)


Ms. Annu Rani
Athletics (Javelin Throw)


Mr. Amit Rohidas
Hockey Men Team

Olympian & Arjun Awardee

Ms. Lilima Minz,
Hockey WomenTeam


Ms. Sunita Lakra
Hockey Women Team


Ms. Bhavani Devi CA Fencing

Olympian & Arjun Awardee

Mr. Sajan Prakash Swimming


Mr. Praveen Kumar
Para Athletics (High Jump)
Paralympians & Arjun Awardee

Ms. Kashish Lakra
Para Athletics (Club Throw)

Sinimol Paulose
Arjun Awardee

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 Odisha 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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