Established as a modest institute in the idyllic city of Bhubaneswar in June 1992, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology is now a profound institute for learning with a vision, to build an imperishable society through education which revolves around boundless learning, research and development. With our motto, “Knowledge is that which liberates”, it is a multidisciplinary varsity with an avant-garde infrastructure, comprising of twenty-three lush green world class campuses with academic wings, amphitheaters, auditoriums, conference rooms and smart class rooms. Having been granted the status of Deemed To Be University by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India in 2004, KIIT has been accorded the accreditation of the ‘A’ grade, by NAAC of UGC. KIIT offers more than 100 academic programs ranging from engineering to management, law to film studies. With 1800 faculties, 27000 students and 25 sq.km academic township, KIIT lets its students to explore new dimensions, enrich themselves and experience the best. Inculcating global prospective, KIIT stands 8th among the reputed private universities in India, proclaimed as an ‘A’ category, by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, accredited by IET, UK as well as the ‘Tier-1’ accreditation (Washington Accord) for all engineering streams by the NBA, and is also a younger member of Association of Commonwealth Universities. KIIT is committed to high quality research and provides a supportive environment for the students along with a broad scope of programs starting from kindergarten to post graduation.
Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, the first tribal Deemed to Be University in India which started with 125 poor tribal children in 1993, in a rented house at Bhubaneswar. A sister concern of Kalinga Institute of Information Technology (KIIT), Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) with more than 27,000 children and 62 indigenous tribes of Odisha, has been a home for over 37,000 students. KISS is a free of cost, fully residential educational institute, exclusively for penurious tribal children. These children are provided with free holistic education, skill development, career opportunities, food, accommodation, health care, and other basic necessities. With our Founder, Dr. Achyuta Samanta’s vision, KISS works to eradicate poverty, illiteracy and unemployment through quality education. It is a centre of learning for the underprivileged section of the society, with the philosophy of ‘Art Of Giving’. KISS has always nurtured a vision of a world which is free of hunger, poverty and illiteracy. UNESCO, UNICEF, UNFPA, as well as the US Federal Government have associated themselves with KISS for several initiatives and programs that have been undertaken by the institute. KISS aspires to work more and plans to open branches in all thirty districts of Odisha and also all the states of India. A branch of KISS, KISS-DELHI is successfully operating in NCR with the collaboration of Government Of Delhi.