The story of KIIT Deemed to be University is one of dedication, hard work, and perseverance. Within just six years from its inception, the varsity had undergone the remarkable transformation from being a small technical institute, to a multidisciplinary varsity.
Having been granted the status of University (U/S 3 of UGC Act, 1956) by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India in 2004, KIIT also has the distinction of being the youngest deemed university in India. With a total of twenty-five sprawling campuses that span an area of 1.5 million sq. ft land, the university caters to the educational needs of more than 27,000 students from across the globe.
The university is a conglomerate of nineteen schools that offer more than 100 academic programs, ranging from technology and management; to fashion, medicine and film studies. KIIT has been rightfully bestowed with the accreditation of the ‘A’ grade, by NAAC; as well as the ‘Tier-1’ accreditation (Washington Accord) for all engineering streams by the NBA. Apart from providing quality education and a state-of-the-art infrastructure for the students, KIIT boasts of a diverse spectrum of extracurricular activities. The varsity has also been declared as an ‘A’ category university by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India.
KIIT emphasizes 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 at 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 securing top ranks in UPSC Civil Services exams, and participating in Olympic games as a member of the Indian contingent.