KIIT University (earlier Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology) is a co-educational, autonomous university located at Bhubaneswar in the Indian state of Orissa. It was one of the youngest institutions to be awarded the deemed university status in India and then the university status in 2004 and is recognised by Limca Book of Records.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 has been ranked as 16 th in India, 5 th among private universities, and 4 th in the eastern region in the year 2009 by Times of India. It has also been ranked 18 th among private engineering institutes and 7 th 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.
KIIT was established in 1992 as an Industrial Training Institute with only 12 students and 2 faculties. This institution was the brainchild of Mr Pradyumna Bal, Dr.Achyuta Samanta, Dr P.K Mishra and Dr C.R Mishra who had together envisioned a profound center of learning in India and so pursued to lay the foundation of KIIT. In 1997, the School of Technology and the School of Computer Application was established. In 2004 it was conferred the status of university, becoming the youngest institute to get university status in India and entered the Limca Book of Records. School of Biotechnology, School of Rural Management, School of Medicine and KIIT Law School were started in 2007.In 2009 five new schools, School of Mass Communication, School of Design, School of Film Studies School of Tourism and Hospitality Management and School of Sculpture has been established.The Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences and Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences came under the ambit of KIIT University in August, 2009. Currently more than 12000 students are enrolled in various courses of the university.
KIIT University, Bhubaneswar has 22 Departments listed that offer various academic courses.
Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar