Bhubaneswar, August 3 (LocalWire) The Ministry of Human resource development has granted ‘Institute of Eminence’ (IoE) tag to KIIT University.
Five top universities including Delhi University, IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, University of Hyderabad and the Benaras Hindu University have got the IoE tag, while Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT Deemed to be University) is among seven prominent private universities to get IoE tag.
KIIT Deemed to be University is the only Institute in the state to get such prestigious tag.
The UGC has recommended all these institutes for IoE tag this year.
Earlier three institutes got this prestigious tag.
KIIT is a 22 -year-old institution for professional education and 15 years old as a University. But, despite being a very young university, it has secured an impressive position in various university rankings.
For this Dr. Achyuta Samanta, founder, KIIT & KISS has given the credit to Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank, Minister, HRD and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. It is a matter of pride for the state to get such prestigious tag as the only Institute of the state.