Bhubaneswar, April 6 (LocalWire): Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), a deemed university, is among more than 450 varsities from 76 nations to enter the first edition of the Times Higher Education World University Impact Rankings 2019.
The rankings assess an institution’s impact on society based on its success in meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
KIIT is the only self-financing university from eastern India to enter this prestigious global university ranking.
The Times Rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ SDGs.
According to the ranking report, KIIT has been rated high on sustainable development parameters such as reduced inequalities, peace, justice and strong institutions, partnership for goals and quality education.
SDGs were adopted by the UN in 2016 to provide a framework for developing the world in a sustainable way.
KIIT was founded in 1997 and it became a deemed university in 2004. “But, despite being a young institution, it has got a place in the coveted rankings, securing a position of 301 plus,” KIIT said in a press release.