Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar – 2021

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) was started as a vocational training centre for the benefit of the society with only two staff and 12 students in 1992 in Bhubaneswar. It became a full-fledged institution in 1997 when it started degree programmes. Although it began humbly without land and with mere Rs. 5000 investments, it has developed into a leading university with a strong interdisciplinary culture and a commitment to teaching excellence. It has an area of 700 acres with lush green. In 2004, it was accredited as a deemed university by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Government of India. In 2019, it was declared the Institute of Eminence by MHRD.

In this analysis, we are going to check out all the details pertaining to the institute’s students’ stats, faculty, courses offered, graduation outcomes & placements, median salary & top recruiters, infrastructures and fees structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where it gave its reports.

Courses Offered at KIIT Bhubaneswar

KIIT offers a significant number of 18 courses in undergraduate programmes and a huge number of 20 courses in postgraduate programmes in engineering science & technology.

Students Intake at KIIT Bhubaneswar

Students Intake
KIIT gave admission to 3450 students at UG and 212 students at PG in 2021; In 2020, it admitted 3450 students at UG and 212 students at PG. In 2019, it admitted 3450 students at UG.
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KKIT has 1004 distinguished professors at its faculty, of whom 76.1% are PhD holders, the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:15, that is, one professor is available for every 15 students.

KIIT Bhubaneswar Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
In the year 2021, KIIT spent Rs. 122 crores as a capital expenditure, of which 7.22% spent on procuring books, journals and e-resources for the library, a whopping 43.52% of funds spent on buying new equipment and software for quality research, 12.39% spent on engineering workshops and remaining 36.87% fund spent on the creation of capital assets and other expenditures. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 86 crores, and in 2019, it was around Rs. 68 crores. The spending as a capital expenditure is increasing in 2021 when compared to the last two years.
Operational Expenditure
In 2021, KIIT spent over Rs. 439 crores as an operational expenditure, of which it spent 31.04% on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, a whopping 64.08% spent on maintaining academic infrastructures, and the remaining 4.88% spent on conducting Seminars, Conferences and Workshops. Spending as an operational expenditure was Rs. 343 crores in 2020 and Rs. 189 crores in 2019. So, spending as an operational expenditure is also increasing in 2021 when compared with the last two years.

KIIT Bhubaneswar Research Details

As KIIT has good faculty and better infrastructures, it was able to file 19 patents and got 1, in 2020, it filed 14, however, it didn’t get anything, and in 2019, it filed 6 patents and got 1.
Sponsored Projects
KIIT has many distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, so, many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution for their projects, and therefore, it received Rs. 44.7 crores through 53 sponsored research projects from 25 companies in the year 2021. In 2020 and 2019, it received Rs. 36.8 and Rs. 24.6 crores through 108 and 79 sponsored research projects from 23 and 38 companies, respectively.
Consultancy Projects
KIIT received Rs. 15 crores through 43 consultancy projects from 15 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 12.2 and Rs. 10.5 crores through 15 and 25 consultancy projects from 15 and 10 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

KIIT Bhubaneswar Graduations & Placements

UG Graduations & Placements
At KIIT, 3857 students who were admitted to UG degree courses, of whom 97.77% were awarded graduations and 98.82% got placements at top companies and 218 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 96.94% students were awarded graduations, of whom 96.16% got placements and 211 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 96.94% student were awarded graduations, of whom 71.31% got placements and 15 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At KIIT at PG programmes, 96.36% students were awarded graduations, of whom 7 were selected for higher studies and the remaining all got placements at top companies in 2021; 95.45% students were awarded graduations, and 7 were selected for higher studies and the remaining all got placements in 2020; 97.18% student were awarded graduations, and 40 were selected for higher studies and remaining of whom all got placements and remaining in 2019.
PhD Research Programmes
In the PhD research programme, KIIT admitted 811 students to research studies, of whom 79 were awarded graduations in 2021, and in 2020 and 2019, 62 students each were awarded graduation, respectively.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduation: UG graduates got Rs. 5.2 LPA in 2021, Rs. 4.2 LPA in 2020 and Rs. 3.5 LPA in 2019 at top companies.

Median Salary of PG Graduation Rs. 8 LPA in 2021, 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Many companies from the world and India such as Aakash Edu, Abyeti Technologies, Accenture, Adani Wimer, Afcon Instruments Ltd, Almonk Labs, Amazon Labs, ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India, Bajaj Finserv Health, Birla Soft, Capgemini, Chegg India, Dell, Deloitte, etc, are looking for graduates at KIIT.

Students Diversity at KIIT Bhubaneswar

There are a huge number of students, that is, 14567 students currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 50.72% are boys and an equal proportion, that is, 49.28% are girls, merely 196 students are from within the state, 13410 from outside of the state and a considerable number of, that is, 961 from foreign countries.

Facilities on KIIT Bhubaneswar Campus

KIIT is giving all the facilities for students to give an amicable atmosphere for study. It has hostels, libraries, cafeteria, sports complex, labs, gym, hospital/medical facilities, wi-fi campus, shuttle service, auditorium, a/c classrooms, convenience stores, bank, post office, railway reservation counter, animal house, convention centre, many open-air theatres, lift/ramp, etc.

Campus Festivals at KIIT Bhubaneswar

KIIT FEST is one of the biggest cultural festivals of east India celebrated for 3 days where many events such as singing, dancing, group dancing, classical dancing, fashion shows, bands, solo instrument playing, etc., are taking place


As KIIT in Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha, it is well connected to the rest of India and the world. Bhubaneswar Railway Station is 12.5 kms away from KITT, and Biju Patnaik International Airport is 13 kms away from the institution. So, anybody can commute to this institution from anywhere.

How to Get Admission at KIIT Bhubaneswar

For UG Courses: KIIT conducts KIIT Entrance Examination (KIITEE) is the all India entrance examination and candidates who scored a minimum of 60% in class 12 can take and should clear KIITEE for admission to UG courses, and it also admits candidates who cleared JEE main.

For PG Courses: Candidates who got first class in UG graduation can take and should clear KITEE for PG courses. GATE-qualified candidates are given the preference and GATE-qualified candidates who scored 400 or more in GATE need not take the entrance exam.

Fee Structure at KIIT Bhubaneswar

Students need to pay Rs. 14.75 lakhs as a UG course fee at KIIT, however, the saving grace is they can get Rs. 5.2 LPA as a salary at top companies and they can get back this amount within three years, so the burden of fees would be eased.

KIIT Bhubaneswar Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning and Resources: KIIT has a good faculty and better infrastructures for doing innovative research. Therefore, it scored 69.99%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: KIIT has many distinguished professors and research scholars, so it scored 29.98%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As KIIT has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students have graduated at a minimum stipulated time. So for this good performance, it scored 70.72%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: KIIT has students from every section and every part of India as well as the world, and it has an equal number of boys and girls, therefore it scored 76.68%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: KIIT has a good faculty, impressive infrastructures and a conducive atmosphere, and its graduation outcomes and placements at top companies are also good, however, it is a private institution, therefore it scored 13.24% in NIRF grading, NIRF grading, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

KIIT got 53.12% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 39.

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