Bhubaneswar: KIIT Deemed University has made an impressive debut in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019. The Times Higher Education global university rankings for 2019 – regarded as one of the most prestigious – were published on September 26, 2018.
KIIT is just twenty years old as an institution for professional education (1997) and 14 years old as a University (2004). But, despite being a very young university, it has got a place in this coveted and much awaited ranking, securing an impressive position of 1001+. It is the only self-financing University in the entire Eastern India to enter into this ranking, which also features IITs and NITs in Odisha. A few well-known and old deemed universities from south India have found place in the report, while KIIT has got the same success with similar position.
Expressing happiness over the development, Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said, “This achievement has been possible due to the blessings of the Almighty coupled with the hard work and relentless efforts of the staff and students.” KIIT was started in a rented house with just Rs. 5000. Now, it has a global recognition and is placed among the top 1001+ universities of the world. “I congratulate all the staff, student and well wishers and hope they would keep up the good work as sky is the limit”, he stated. He also expressed his gratitude to the Central and State Government. KIIT would be able to significantly better its performance in the coming years, Prof. Samanta hoped.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Times Higher Education (THE). At present, universities across 86 countries are represented. It is the only global university performance table to judge research-intensive universities across all of their core missions. Rankings parameters include teaching, research, citations, industry income, international outlook as well as number of students, number of students per staff, international students and male and female student ratio. The rankings are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments all over the world.