Bhubaneswar, Sept 8 (LocalWire): The Union ministry of human resource development, has issued a letter of intent for ‘Institution of Eminence’ tag to KIIT Deemed to be University, Dr Achyuta Samanta, founder, KIIT & KISS told at a press meet here on Saturday.
‘The Prime Minister has taken initiative to develop some prominent higher education institutions into world-class institutes.
The Centre constituted an empowered expert committee under the chairmanship of N Gopalaswami, former chief election commissioner and five other members,’ Dr Samanta said.
Many reputed institutions of India had applied for the IoE status.
These institutions made a presentation in New Delhi about their institutes.
The expert committee selected 10 public and 10 private institutions based on their presentation and recommended to the University Grants Commission.
In this process, only three public and three private institutes were conferred IoE in the first phase.
Later, the UGC and the Expert Committee finalized five institutes each from public and private sectors for the ‘Institute of Eminence’ tag.
Among these five private institutes selected, KIIT Deemed to be University, is the only institution from Odisha to get the status.
The HRD ministry has issued a Letter of Intent (LoI) to KIIT on 4 September which 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.
‘KIIT has been getting blessings and support of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik since 1997.
It has got this rare achievement due to his blessings and support for which KIIT family will always be obliged to him,’ Dr Samanta said.
He also thanked Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank.