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Institution of Eminence Tag to KIIT

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Utkal Post Beauru:

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India has issucd Letter of Intent (Lol) Tor Institution of Eminence (loE) tag to KIIT Deemed to be University, informed Dr. Achyuta
Samanta Founder, KIIT & KISS at a Press Meet in Bhubaneswar on September 7, 2019. Hesaid, Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India had taken initiative to develop some prominent Indian higher education institutions into world-class institutes. With a view to this, Govt ot lndia constituted an Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) under the chaimanship ot N. Gopalaswami, former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and five other members.

Many reputed institutions of India had applied and took part in the process for the loE status.These institutions made a presentation in New Delhi about their institutes. The Expert Committece selected 10 public and 10 private institutions based on their presentation and recommended to the University Grants Commission (UGC). In this process, only 3 public and 3 private institutes were confered loE in the first phase. Later, it was examined by the UGC and the Expert Committee and finally 5 institutes each from public and private sectors were selected for the Institute of Eminence tag.

Among these five private institutes selected, KIIT Deemed to be University is the only institution from Odisha get the “Institute of Eminence status. The HRD Ministry has issued a Letter of Intent (Lol) to KIIT on August 2. 2019. The most important thing is that KIIT Deemed to be University is the youngest University of India to get this prestigious tag.

KIIT is just 22 years old as an institution for professional education and 15 years old as a
University. It was founded in 1992-93 as a vocational training centre from rented premises with a seed capital of only Rs. 5000. But, despite being a very young university, it has secured an impressive position in various global university rankings only due to the blessings of God. KIIT
has been giving importance to quality education, research and development since its inception.
As a result. it became possible for KIIT to achieve this sucecess. It is a matter of pride not only for
students, staff., faculties and guardians of KIIT Deemed to be University, but also for Odisha, Dr.

Samanta said.

Dr. Samanta thanked and expressed his gratitude to Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of lndia for his vision to promote education and his blessings to KIIT.

“KIIT has been getting blessings and support of Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief
support; for which KIIT family will always be obliged to him”, he stated.He also thanked Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank, Minister, HRD, Govt. of India.

Minister of Odisha since 1997. It has got this rare achiev ement due to his blessings and

Among others, Prof. Hrusikesh Mohanty, VC, KIT Deemed to he University and Prof

Sasmitarani Samanta, Registrar also spoke on the occasion.

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