KIIT University, formerly Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, is a co-educational, autonomous university located at Bhubaneswar in the Indian state of Odisha. The University offers under-graduate and post-graduate courses in Engineering, Bio-technology, Medicine, Management, Law, Computer application, Rural management, Fashion, Film Studies, Journalism and Sculpturing. It was one of the youngest institutions to be awarded the deemed university status(under the section 3 of UGC act 1956) in India and then the university status in 2004 and is recognised by Limca Book of Records.KIIT college of engineering has been ranked 5th amongst all National Level Self Financing Universities in India and Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a constituent of KIIT University, features among top 30 medical colleges of the country, according to a survey by Mumbai-based Mainline Media, The Pioneer in 2012. It has been ranked 18th among private engineering institutes and 7th in placement in 2008 by Outlook India.KIIT School of Management has been nominated as the mentor institution by AICTE for conducting faculty development programme in eastern India.
Dr. Achyuta Samanta , Founder ,KIIT – A Group of Professional Institutes & KIIT University, KISS – A Home for 25,000 Tribal Children (KG to PG).Dr. Samanta withstood the vagaries of circumstances to rise tall, not by material richness but by ethical values of life. Setting up KIIT-a world class university all by himself with less than Rs. 5000 in his pocket is now history. He dreamed of a world where poverty would not stand as a hindrance to one’s education. In his effort’s he created a slice of heaven on earth, christened it as Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), for twenty five thousand neglected and underprivileged tribal children living beyond our ‘civilised’ world.
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The institute is in twelve landscaped and eco-friendly campuses of 400 acres (1.6 km2) in the temple city of Bhubaneswar.Each of the campuses is named after a river of India. The classrooms are air conditioned and have state-of-the-art modern educational equipment like wireless LCD projectors to teach the students in a friendly manner. The campus is connected by a 16 Mbit/s Wifi connection for easy access to the internet. The university has a central library consisting more than 141,819 books and journals on various topics and also have access to several renowned web libraries and journals.Services provided to the users include, Current Awareness Service (CAS), Reference Service, Documentation Service, Reprographic Service, Digital Library and Web Library. Apart from the central library, every schools maintains its own library for assisting the students and teachers.
Separate hostel facilities are available for boys and girls with modern amenities and 24 hours internet connectivity. The canteens serves hygienic Indian and continental dishes to the students. The cafeterias within the campus offers snacks, soft drinks and beverages. Students can practice several sports like basketball, lawn tennis, hockey and cricket.Biju Patnaik Indoor Stadium, established by KIIT, is one of the biggest indoor stadiums in the state next to Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium at Cuttack. It provides facility for all indoor games, including an air-conditioned billiards room. Twelve station Multi-gym, Billiards, Table Tennis, Badminton, Chess and Carom are the main attractions of the indoor stadium. Students and staff avail round the clock medical attention from Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, the medical wing of KIIT University which constitute a 1200 bedded hospital with ambulances and out patient department in case of need. KIIT also has buses, shuttle cars to meet the transportation need of the students and staffs. An in-house computerized Post Office is functioning from the Campus. All postal stationeries along with Speed Post facility are available at the post office. Banking services along with 24 hours ATM are available of Allahabad Bank, ICICI Bank, Punjab National Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, United Bank of India and State Bank of India to the students. A computerised railway ticket counter is operational from within the campus. Big Bazaar(super market)and Monginis (bakery) are very close to the campus. Along with it for refreshment of students a Cafe Coffee Day outlet is also present inside the campus.
KIIT provides on-campus residential facilities to its students, research scholars, faculty members and many of its staff. Dr. Sucheta Priyabadini , a noted Social Scientist & writer is the Director of Student Services. The students live in hostels throughout their stay in the KIIT, though its optional. There are in total 17 different hostels out of which six are for girls and rest are for boys. The boys’ hostels are generally known as Kings Palace and girls’ hostels are known as Queens Castle. Hostel rooms have 19 hours Wifi internet connections . Most of the rooms in the hostels are designed to accommodate three student per room. The hostels are provided with a common room with plasma screen television which also acts as place of interaction.
There are different societies in KIIT University to choose from according to the interest and choice of the student. Some of the major societies of the college are Qutopia, the Quiz society; Kronicle, the Literary Society, the Social Responsibility Cell and Korus, the Music Society. Students from Kronicle have made a mark at various National and International Level students.Social Responsibility Cell aims at inculcating a sense of social responsibility in the hearts and minds of all the University students. The quiz society Qutopiaorganises a national level quiz competition, Udghosh every year. The decenary edition of Udghosh was hosted by Vikram Joshi, winner of World Quizzing Championship. It also conducts an Intra-University Quiz competition “Launchpad” every year as a part of induction program. Qutopia is very well known in quizzing circles throughout the country and has produced quizzers who have not only conquered state and regional level quizzes, but also at national and international level, including the prestigious Tata Crucible Campus Quiz, which is hosted by ace quizmaster Giri Balasubramanium.
The KIIT chapter of Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth (SPICMACAY) established in 2003, promotes classical Indian music, dance, and culture among youth and have organised numerous musical concerts. Students can also join National Cadet Corps (NCC) and National Service Scheme (NSS).There are other cultural, literary societies and interest groups. Several schools have their own societies based on the course of the school. The School of Technology, have the Robotic Society, which organizes meetings and workshops to expose the students about robotic concept and how to build and program them. The School of Law have Student Bar Association, which organises moot court competitions and make the students ready for the same. National Cadet Corps (India)|The School of Management have forums based on marketing, HR, Finance and IT clubs which promotes and make the student aware on the latest happenings.
Apart from the societies, which organises Intra School competitions, the university organises different cultural and academic fest. The annual Techno-Management fest named KIIT FEST is organised every year which provides a platform for the progressive brains of our nation to interact, compete and display their creativity and talent.Koncord is the annual cultural fest organised in KIIT. Some of the schools organise their own fest, like the School of Management organises its own fest Kolosseum every year. Other celebrations include Independence Day, Republic day are organised with great enthusiasm. KIIT International MUN, although young, has grown to be one of the largest Model United Nations Conferences in India.
Students from various schools of KIIT University also come together to bring out “Kritika”, the annual students’ magazine of KIIT University.
THE KIIT TBI — Technology Business Incubator is an initiative of KIIT University supported by DST, Govt. Of India.It is setup to facilitate and encourage start-ups by providing them with the proper and conducive ecosystem. With more than 10 startup incubatees in KIIT TBI, it has a unique mix of startups pertaining to web 2.0, biotechnology, agriculture, healthcare & legal consulting.