Established in 1992 and opened five years later as a KIIT University is today one of the most prestigious universities in India. 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. KIIT is relatively young, but prizes excellence and ambition. The contributions of KIIT’s faculty, students and alumni have been earning national and international recognition.
It serves more than 27,000 students through its 28 Schools imparting globally recognised bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programmes in 100 plus disciplines, spanning engineering, medicine, management, biotechnology, law and more. Apart from global recognition and pedagogical excellence, the University provides the best possible academic and non-academic grooming and empowerment that enable one to become a global citizen and make an impact in the global workplace.
KIIT is an internationally focused university and welcomes students from all corners of the globe. With international students enrolled from around 45 countries, it prides itself on being a cosmopolitan and multicultural campus. Laying claim to a global mindset, the university actively partners with other leading higher education institutions around the world to provide international opportunities to its students and faculty. With tie-ups with 140 leading institutions of the world, KIIT has a presence in over 50 countries, including USA, UK, Germany, Russia, Czech Republic, Japan, South Korea and Kenya.
KIIT is a multi-campus university. Its 23 campuses span 25 sq. km. and have a built up area of 12 million sq. ft. Apart from academic blocks, administrative blocks and student residences, attractions on campus include a Rose Garden, Art Gallery, Sculpture Garden, Tribal Museum and a 35000 capacity multisport stadium.
KIIT emphasises close collaborations between faculty and students to address academic, technological and societal challenges. A strong and effective tutor-mentoring system is among many innovative teaching-learning and student-friendly initiatives taken by KIIT. Students of the University have not only gone on to join some of the world’s most successful companies, but also excelled in fields of their choosing, including participating in Olympic games as a member of Indian
KIIT University is unique in integrating professional education with social concern. Its protégé, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), provides holistic education from KG to PG, food accommodation, health care and all basic necessities absolutely free to 25,000 poorest of the poor tribal children.
KIIT has embraced memberships of several important institutions including :
- 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