Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology betters world ranking
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Deemed University, Bhubaneswar, jumped up 200 positions globally to be placed in the cohort of 801-1000 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 announced on Thursday.
It is a significant improvement from last year when it had achieved a rank of 1001+. KIIT’s performance makes it the No. 1 ranked varsity in
Odisha and eastern India, said a KIIT press release.
While KIIT, NIT Rourkela, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) share the same rank in this coveted and most-referred annual ranking of the global higher education institutions, IIT Bhubaneswar and Manipal Academy of Higher Education have been ranked 1000+.
As a young university of only 17 years, KIIT’s performance is better than any other varsity in the country.
It has also been achieving impressive positions in the rankings conducted by various government bodies.
Expressing happiness over the development, Prof. Achyuta Samanta, founder, KIIT & KISS credited combined efforts by students and staff for the achievement. “KIIT’s performance in the rankings is significant as it is a multi-disciplinary university with as many as 28 faculties. Had it been an institution offering only Engineering courses, it would have achieved much higher ranking,” he said.
The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Times Higher Education (THE).