16th convocation of KIIT University to be held on Nov 21

16th convocation of KIIT University to be held on Nov 21
Achyuta Samanta
DIMAPUR, NOV 21 (NPN) | Publish Date: 11/21/2020 11:57:43 AM IST

The 16th Convocation of KIIT Deemed University will be held on November 21.The convocation held amid the pandemic will be a big day for the University which has grown exponentially in the last 17 years as a University and over 23 years as an institution and for students and staff as it marks the beginning of a new journey. 

A press release by  professor Achyuta Samanta, founder KIIT & KISS said that KIIT University has created a place in the global and Indian academic map in a short span of 25 years. It started with a small seed money of Rs. 5000 (Equivalent to $100) in 1992-93 and became a vibrant educational hub by 1997. It was KIIT’s commitment to excellence that led to the grant of Deemed to be University status in 2004. KIIT has the distinction of being the youngest institute of the country to get University status in six years. Today, the university, comprising 28 schools stands majestically on an area spread of over 25 square kilometers with 23 aesthetically laid out, independent but contiguous campuses offer graduate, post-graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral programmes. 

It has been recognised as an ‘Institution of Eminence’ by the Govt. of India. KIIT has been ranked No. 1 among self-financing institutions of the country in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA), 2020 of the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India. KIIT’s Computer Science Faculty has been ranked in the band of 501-600 by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021. It is also pertinent to mention that KIIT has been ranked in 601-800 band for its Engineering and Technology streams.

KIIT Deemed to be University is unique as it is a student and parent friendly University. 30000 Students from all over India and 55 countries study here and find a home in the University. 95% of the students are from outside Odisha. It is a multifaceted University with the integration of cultures- a melting point of diversity with glaring unity. 

The student friendliness is achieved through vibrant Tutor-Mentor System that puts every student in the individual care of faculties who not only monitor students’ academic performance but also counsel them regularly at a personal level. For KIIT University, students’ wellbeing is the utmost concern. It has a super-speciality hospital that addresses a wide range of students’ and staff’s health concerns besides catering to the healthcare needs of the public at large. KIIT has also won The Times Higher Education (THE) Award Asia 2020 for ‘Workplace of the Year’. 

Currently, nearly 100 research and consultancy projects are funded by various national and international funding agencies with substantial budget outlay. With state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure progressively developed over the years, KIIT University has become the most sought-after destination for MICE Tourism.  Dutee Chand, a student of KIIT represented India in the Rio Olympics - 2016 and won 2 silver medals at Asian Games 2018 and  Amiya Mallick is the fastest runner in India. 

It is the only University in the world to integrate formal education with social work. The humane face of KIIT is best illustrated through its protégé - Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), which provides food, accommodation, health care and education from kindergarten to post graduation to 30,000 underprivileged tribal children absolutely free. 

The stakeholders of KIIT support KISS University, the first exclusive tribal University in the world. KIIT has converted the remote village ‘Kalarabanka’ in Cuttack, Odisha into a model village in 2006 and then consequently to Smart Village in 2016 and the entire Manpur Panchayat into a model Panchayat (cluster of villages) with all city amenities.


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