For a relatively young institute, which started as a vocational training center in 1992, Kalinga Industrial Technology Institute (KIIT) The reputable university topped the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievement (ARIIA) 2021 in the category of self-funded / private institutions for the second time in a row. Guess what they do to make sure the third time turns out to be a charm for them. “In one year, a 22-story building in a five lakh square foot built-up area will be constructed at KIIT which will focus on research and development as well as innovation in a much better and bigger way. also to increase links with industry and the industry-institute interface that we will need to make this a success, ”Dr Samanta shares.
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The ranking was released on December 29, 2021 by Dr Subhas Sarkar, Minister of State for Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India and Founder of KIIT, Dr Achyuta Samanta says it is their attention to academics , research publications and patents which allowed them to maintain their leadership position. “Along with this, the KIIT School of Biotechnology and the KIIT School of Technology have always been our focus areas,” he said. The key factor for KIIT to be number one again, says Dr Samanta, is that they have justified all of ARIIA’s criteria, such as developing an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset; dedicate infrastructure and facilities to innovation, incubate impactful start-ups and more.
The KIIT, recognized as an eminent institution by the Indian government, also owes its rank to the laboratories, center of excellence and its various collaborations with international institutions and industries. “These rankings show that each year we are improving and that makes us very happy and motivates us to continue to improve”, shares and concludes Dr Samanta.