KIIT University

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KIIT University


KIIT started as a modest vocational education institute in 1992 in rented premises in Bhubaneswar. By 1997 (considered as the base year) it commenced graduate programmes in Engineering and postgraduate programmes in Computer Applications and Management. The excellent academic ambience, quality faculty, adherence to strict academic rigor and plethora of other academic activities led to grant of university status to the institute by Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India in the year 2004 just within six years (1997-2004) of its inception.

KIIT, now, is a multi-disciplinary University respected worldwide due to its rich educational culture of excellence. Research and innovation feed into the courses, encouraging the students to think critically and creatively. Its cosmopolitan campus is proud to have more than 25,000 students from all corners of India and around 22 countries, creating a mini metropolis in which a diverse multi-cultural community mingles and meets to study and relax together. Student community of the University is highly disciplined due to its student friendly policies. KIIT University sprawls over 25 sq. km. area with one million square metres of aesthetically constructed built up area. There are 28 constituent schools, contiguously located in impeccably landscaped and modern-technology-enabled campuses offering graduate, post-graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral programmes in a wide range of disciplines.

The institute’s solemn academic ambience has led to grant of A-Category status to it by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, placing it among the most elite universities of the country. It is accredited by NAAC of UGC in ‘A Grade’. Further, it has received Tier 1 (Washington Accord) accreditation by NBA of AICTE for engineering streams. Washington Accord accreditation enables global recognition of degrees of the University and increased mobility of its graduates to 17 countries, including USA, UK, Australia, Canada and Japan. KIIT University is among only six institutions in the country to have this accreditation. KIIT also has one industrial training institute, a polytechnic, and an international school having affiliations with IGCSE-England, International Baccalaureate Programme (IBP), and CBSE India – the only one of its kind in the whole of the Eastern India.

‘A’ Category University as per notification of Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India

Accredited by NAAC of UGC in ‘A’ Grade

Tier 1 Accreditation (Washington Accord) for Engineering Streams by NBA of AICTE

All academic programmes recognized by the respective Statutory Bodies of the Govt. of India.

The institute also has other recreational and intellectually stimulating facilities like Sculpture Park, Art Gallery, Tribal Art Gallery, Rose Garden, Medicinal Herbs garden, etc. The hostels, the food courts dotting the campus and other essential amenities like banking, postal services, transport, currency exchange counters, healthcare support, makes the campus very livable and world class.

Intellectual Capital & International Recognition

More than 1800 academic and research staff – many leaders in their fields, with international reputations – provide stimulating learning environment and excellent standards of teaching. Even though it is a self-financing institution, KIIT is a well structured and decentralized organization. It is perhaps the only self-financing institution in the country where top functionaries, including Chancellor and Vice Chancellor, are renowned academicians. KIIT actively promotes students research and projects of its students have the distinction of being appreciated at national and international forum, including being selected for the prestigious Indian Science Congress. In order to promote knowledge sharing and collaborative research, KIIT has embraced memberships of various prestigious world bodies, accreditation boards and associations. Each of these bodies has large number of member Universities. Members benefit from exchange, degree equivalence, fellowships and research grants in furthering the cause of higher education amongst themselves.

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
Centre for Innovation & Research
Research and Development is one of the significant activities in KIIT University, and given a high priority. The University has taken steps to build and nurture a culture of research & development and innovation. It has established a Centre for Scientific Research with seed money of US$ 1.2 million, the only private University in the country to establish such a centre. The multidisciplinary research work has been attracting financial support to the tune of few million dollars every year. Further, a Central Advanced Research Centre (CARC) has been established in 1 lakh sq. ft. built up area with sophisticated equipments for advanced research.


Established in 1997 as an institution and declared as University (U/S 3 of UGC Act, 1956) by Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India in 2004 – within only 6 years of its inception.
Founded by Noted Social and Educational Entrepreneur, Achyuta Samanta.
Located in an idyllic setting in Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha, India.

‘A Category’ University as per notification of Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India

‘Tier 1’ Accreditation (Washington Accord) for Engineering Streams by NBA of AICTE
Accredited by NAAC of UGC in ‘A’ Grade
All academic programmes recognized by the respective Statutory Bodies of the Govt. of India.

Well-known among student community for its student friendly policies and focus on education with human touch.

Spread over 25 sq. km. area accommodating 22 world-class campuses with 1 million sq. metres of aesthetically constructed built up area.
Over 25,000 full-time students in more than 100 academic programmes.
Own entrance examination (KIITEE 2015) for admission into most of the academic programmes.
Students from all States of India and 22 foreign countries.
Cent percent placement in all the academic programmes since inception.
1800 faculty, scientists and researchers
Academic partnership with more than 105 world-class universities from across the world.
Industry-Institute interaction with more than 15 corporate giants.
Self-sufficient campus for each stream of education, replete with academic block, residential block, open air theatres, auditorium, sports complex and cafeteria.
First university in India to implement SAP (Big Bang approach).
Sports Facility: Modern stadium (seating capacity of 35,000), Indoor Stadium and 10 sports complex.
Amenities like branches of all major banks, departmental store, Post Office and Railway Reservation Centre in the campus.
3300 CCTV cameras monitoring all parts of KIIT and its vicinity.
Excellent ambience for national and international conferences in Central Convention Centre Complex.
International standard multi-purpose stadium with seating capacity of 35000.
One of the largest in-campus Indoor Stadium in the country.
15 Food Courts specializing in cuisines from all over the world.
Several academic events and national & international conferences organized round the year.
As many as 10 Nobel Laureates and Ambassadors from 70 countries have visited KIIT, among other high level dignitaries from all over the world.

Schools and courses

KIIT School of Technology 1st year block

KIIT has expanded from its original three schools to eleven schools in a very short span of five years,since its inception as a university. Most of the schools offers degrees from undergraduate to Ph.D. level.

The KIIT School of Technology offers undergraduate programs in seven distinct streams which includes; Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automobile Engineering and Electronics and instrumentation Engineering. It also offers postgraduate programs in five streams and Doctoral degrees as well. Five years dual degree Course of B.Tech and M.Tech. and B.Tech. and MBA has also been introduced from 2010 School of Computer Application offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in computer application.

The KIIT School of Management offers undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and diploma degrees in management. It offers specialisation in fields like Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Financial Management, Information Technology Management, Operation Management & Decision Sciences, Business Environment, General Management and diplomas in Retail management and Banking and Insurance management. The School of Rural Management offers postgraduate degree in rural management

The School of Law offers integrated law degree with humanities, management and science with honours specialisation in 6 different streams of law. The school offers postgraduate degree in law with specialisation in corporate law and human rights. It also offers doctoral degree and diploma in Information technology law and Corporate laws.

The School of Biotechnology offers five year integrated degree in Biotechnology and two years postgraduate degree in biotechnology and microbiology.

The School of Languages established in 2007, offers undergraduate courses in English, French, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Corporate Communications and Education with or without study abroad facility It also offers various, certificate, advanced certificate, diplomas, language lab, postgraduate and doctoral degrees.

The School of Fashion Technology offers undergraduate degrees in Fashion Design. The School of Fine Art offers master’s degree in Fine Arts (Sculpture) and the School of Film and Media Sciences offers bachelor’s degree in Television and Film Production.

The School of Medicine and School of Dental Sciences which offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Medicine and Dental Sciences respectively.

KIIT Group of Institutions, also operates a polytechnic college, industrial training centre, science college, International School and Kalinga Institute of Social Science.

Research and development[edit]
KIIT has a Research and Development wing headed by a Director along with other qualified faculty members who collaborate with various Research Organizations. Thrust of the R & D Wing of KIIT University is interdisciplinary research through multidisciplinary interactions. The vision is to unleash creative thinking and enable KIIT U to become a well-known technological university for research and development as well as for post-graduate education and doctoral research. Faculty members (spearheaded by Udai P. Singh) are currently pursuing research funded by organizations, such as, the Department of Science and Technology (DST), the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Industry Institute interactions are also being strengthened through various funded schemes sponsored by AICTE, UGC and DSIR. In this context, a large number of MoUs have been signed with leading research organizations of the country and abroad for facilitating collaborative research and other academic activities. Currently offered in four broad areas, technology, biotechnology, management and humanities, the university has instituted 48 doctoral fellowships. The R & D wing has been actively supporting various National and International conferences hosted by the University like International Conference on Emerging Technology and International Conference on Distributed Computing & Internet Technology. The wing actively collaborates with various educational, scientific, research and industrial organizations and has informal collaboration with faculty members of all IITs and corporate houses for specific problem and objectives. It has MoUs with organizations of repute in India and abroad for collaborative action.[29] KIIT has also established a Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to provide technical knowledge and facilities for starting technology driven enterprises as well as doing research for producing cost-effective techniques.

In 2012, the University had organised the 99th Indian Science Congress.

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