GetMyuni's Verdict on KIIT University

Preyoti Dey Preyoti Dey | Nov 15, 2023
Preyoti Dey
Preyoti Dey

Updated on - Nov 15, 2023

“Ranked as the number 1 private university in eastern India, KIIT’s continuous efforts in providing sterling infrastructure pillared by strong academics has placed them as a top choice for students. Alumni suggest students take charge of their learning at KIIT to extract maximum juice out of the mammoth tuition fees.”

KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar has been in the higher education business since 1997. During this short span of time they have managed to carve a place for themselves in the top Indian Universities list. This has been possible for its sheer dedication in providing first-class technical and professional education. 

KIIT is known to have done a commendable job in the field of research, social work, medical, and sports. It is little known that KIIT is a self-financing University, running a variety of outreach programs. Besides these achievements, it is famed to be one of the most student-friendly Universities in India. Students seem to find the perfect balance between academics and after-school activities at the varsity. 

KIIT is anchored with values of humanity, life and ambition which they have mirrored in their campuses. Each school is a proud possessor of its own set of infrastructure facilities, upon which we will shed light on, later in the verdict. 

Table of Contents

A Mother Campus

KIIT is built around a massive 6500 acre land, surrounded by greenery, with superior infrastructure and facilities for students to have the best possible educational experience. Every school’s annex is supported by its own labs, library, conference hall, recreational space and sports arena. The below table showcases all 28 schools of KIIT University.

School of Engineering

School of Law

School of Nursing

School of Computer Applications

School of Management

School of Fashion Design

School of Applied Sciences

School of Rural Management

School of Public Health

School of Biotechnology

School of Architecture

School of Film & Media Sciences

School of Mass Communication

School of Yoga

School of Language and Literature

School of Social, Financial & Human Sciences

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Some other remarkable facilities which makes KIIT a top ranking institute to be recognised among the 10 private universities under Government of India’s ‘Institution of Eminence’ are below.

  • Relaxed Accommodation
  • KIM’s Hospital
  • In-campus Theatre
  • Post Office
  • Banking
  • Shopping Mart

India’s 1st Covid-19 Hospital

When India was facing the pandemic with heavy shortage in the medical front, the University’s Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences took the stage as India’s first standalone covid-19 hospitals. They amped up facilities with 500 beds and 50 critical care beds with assistance from Odisha Govt. 

KIIT also went a step ahead by structuring 200 bed hospitals across various districts of Odisha like Kandhamal, Balangir and Mayurbhanj. Simultaneously, KIIT was seen indulging in humanitarian acts like distribution of food, essentials and education. 

Weighing Up the Academia

The Internet holds contrasting perspectives on KIIT’s academics and faculty. First and foremost, the admission process for several courses is based on the KIITEE entrance exam. Students view the application process as manageable, however the college’s admission and tuition fee is considered to be weighty. 

Tuition fees for BTech courses range from INR 17,00,000 to INR 20,00,000 exclusive of accommodation and mess. This has caused several debates if the tuition fee is a good return on investment when it comes to the course outcome. However, meritorious students have had the chance to avail from over 20+ scholarships. 

When it comes to academia, students voice out their opinions on the faculty openly on the web. Courses such as Engineering, Law, and Applied Sciences are said to have excellent teaching support, with experienced and qualified professors. While few other schools have young teachers with minimal experience.

The general advice from alumni to forthcoming KIITians is to focus on their studies, and try to use the resources in hand for the best possible outcome. Since the teacher to students ratio is 12:1, it is best to approach teachers in case of extra help concerning projects, practicals etc. to extract maximum expertise.

Course curriculum and structure is strictly based on UGC directives, which is followed thoroughly by the varsity. The KIIT University ensures that students have access to updated curriculum so that they gain relevant industry knowledge. 

Methodical Policies for Diversity & Inclusion

KIIT University earn students primarily from the states of Orissa, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar. Non-locals may feel the language barrier when communicating with management or local students. Although, the KIIT is open to applicants from all castes, creed, region, religion, gender, ethnicity and irrespective of any locomotor disabilities. 

The University reserves 30% of its seats for female candidates in BTech degrees, 3% for physically challenged enrollers, and 15% and 7.5% for SC and ST category applicants respectively. 

The campus is committed to providing access to a vast range of support services for the differently abled. Some of the facilities mentioned below allow these special needs students to have a successful experience with studies, work, travel and ease day-to-day activities.  

  • Non-Visual Desktop Access
  • NaturalReader
  • WebAnywhere
  • Emacspeak 
  • AVA 
  • Voxsci
  • Accessibility Transport Facilities
  • Automatic ramps
  • Special toilets for Differently abled persons
  • Academic support workers
  • Learning materials in electronic text or Braille
  • Alternative arrangements for exams

Uncomplicated Dress Code 

KIIT University has specific dress codes for first, second and third year students. Students might feel restricted due to the first year dress code, but second and third year onwards students can wear acceptable attire of their choice. Here’s what the first year college-goers must wear at the KIIT campus in the table below.

Gender

Dress Code for 1st Year 

Male

Formal shirts, formal pants and formal shoes

Female

Salwar kameez with dupatta

Stringent Code of Conduct

Students seem to enjoy their tenure at KIIT University, given they maintain all the rules and regulations of code of conduct. The general student conduct and disciplinary code has a couple of strict policies regarding matters of ragging, vandalism, violence and substance abuse. 

Some of the key rules students must abide by are mentioned below.

  • The University issued student ID card is a must while entering college campus.
  • The college is intolerant when it comes to students joining politically based organisations, attending or organising political activities etc.
  • KIIT has a zero-tolerance policy for Ragging. Students and parents must sign an undertaking affidavit not to indulge in ragging. 
  • Use or possession of narcotic substances are prohibited and penal actions may be taken if found guilty.
  • The campus is a tobacco free zone. Random checks may be conducted on campus.

Basic Hostel & Food Facilities

KIIT has adequate accommodation facilities with 15 hostels in total, all equipped with a separate kitchen and dining hall. Being a co-ed institution, KIIT has serviced respective hostels for boys and girls. Basic amenities like bedding and furnishing are provided for the rooms.

Some of common facilities which both girls and boys hostel share are, 

  • Marble Flooring
  • Round the clock Internet and Intranet Facility
  • Hygienic Kitchen & Dining Hall
  • Facility for all types of indoor and outdoor games
  • Good quality food

Students share the feeling that the hostel is a safe space with security cameras and speakers on each floor and liberal wardens. However, first year students must report back to the hostel by 7 PM. In addition, parents and students find the hostel fees high, considering it is an on-campus facility. The charges for the same are mentioned below.

Accommodation Types

Fees (Per Semester)

Single Room AC

INR 65,000

Double Sharing AC

INR 60,000

Double Sharing Non-AC

INR 40,000

Mess

INR 20,000 to INR 25,000

No-Fuss Security 

Candidates at KIIT enjoy freedom of movement in and around the campus. Basic security levels are in place, with security personnels guarding the main administrative building, departments and entry-exit points. 

CCTV cameras have been installed in and around campus with a 24x7 surveillance system. If students maintain the decorum of the University, it is safe to say they will spend a trouble-free time at KIIT. Hostel buildings too have strict security with wardens taking note of all students activities and conducting surprise room-checks at intervals. 

Things to Do Around KIIT University

Residential students can opt to visit local restaurants around the campus, try out local Odia cuisine and snacks. Besides, there are plenty of movie theatres around the campus, hence students can watch a movie or two during free time. 

KIITians can also take advantage of excellent transportation service the state provides, and visit renowned destinations such as Puri, Konark Temple, and the Mayurbhanj Palace. 

Top-tier Extra-Curriculars

Academics at KIIT is designed in a way that students find time to develop skills and hobbies out of classrooms too. There are numerous societies and outreach clubs which students can join to develop their interests in music, drama, food, literature, social service, films and more. Some of the popular social clubs which students are members of are, 

  • KIIT Film Society
  • MUN-SOC
  • KIIT Animal & Environment Welfare Society
  • KIIT Robotics Society
  • KIIT Automobile Society

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology is also known for hosting many cultural events, festivals and symposiums round the year. Some exciting events KIITians look forward to are, 

  • KIIT Fest
  • KIIT International MUN Model United Nations
  • Conclave of Entrepreneurship,Leadership and Technology Conclave
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering Symposium
  • International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology 
  • Mega Workshop on Ethical Hacking

K-Athletes Repping International Sports

KIIT is a massive promoter of sports at an international level. They have produced Oylmpians in the past with students representing the nation in World University Games, Asian Games and even the Commonwealth Games. 

They have assessed athletic talents and encouraged students to pursue their dream sport by providing elaborate sports infrastructures like a multi-sport stadium and international standard sports. Students also find themselves displaying their skills at the University-conducted Khelo India Uni Games. 

Illustrious Placement Rates

When people ask why go to KIIT? The number one reason is its top-notch placement assistance. Students walk out with placement packages as high as INR 65 LPA. The median package is at INR 6 LPA. Due to their reputation and prominence in technical education, top companies such as Bain & Company, GE Research, MacKinsey,Nielsen IQ and more recruit talent from KIIT.

Reports suggest that KIIT placement packages are at par with premier institutions like IITs and IIMs. Most multinational companies absorb 50% of talent on Day-zero placements, which is comparable to national institutions around the country. 

Currently, KIIT attracts a multitude of multinational and national companies due to its brand value and student pedigree. School of Biotechnology and School of Rural Management has been maintaining a record of 100% placements, with School of Management following at 95% placement rates. 

Note-worthy Recognitions

KIIT has set a benchmark in the Indian education system. Many national and global bodies have recognised their active efforts in the field of engineering, innovation and academics. Some of them are mentioned in the table below.

  • Institution of Eminence (GOI)
  • Internationalization Strategies Advisory Service (ISAS) Badge 
  • Tier 1’ (Washington Accord) from NBA
  • ARIIA - No.1 Ranks
  • NIRF Rank -16
  • QS 5 Stars

Why to Choose KIIT University?

KIIT University is an established academic institution in eastern India, with record placement rates and equal opportunities to excel in the field of academics and sports. Students are facilitated with world class infrastructure and high-tech equipment which makes it an ideal educational destination for students wanting to pursue higher studies and advanced courses. 

Some of the advantages and cons are mentioned in the table below.

Pros

Cons

Accredited by top national and international bodies

High Tuition Fees

Excellent course curriculum for Science, Law and Management Schools

Unreasonable hostel fees for standard Accommodation facilities

Top-notch Placement Rate

Droop faculty in lesser explored schools at KIIT

Inclusive and Diverse Student Matrix

1st Year Dress Code

12:1 Student-teacher Ratio

 

Ahead in Curriculars and Sports

 

Good Campus Security

 

Strict Protocols on Ragging, Substance Abuse and Violence

 

Multiple facilities for Differently Abled Students

 

Unitary Hospital - KIMS

 

20+ Scholarships

 

*Source: kiituniversity Instagram

KIIT University Reviews

Overall Rating

4.0

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Distribution of Rating

>4-5 star

221

>3-4 star

62

>2-3 star

20

1-2 star

5

Fees & Scholarships

3.7

College Infrastructure & Hostel Facilities

4.2

Academics & Faculty

4.1

Placements & Internships

4.1

Clubs & Associations

4.1

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4.2
Reviewed on Mar 25, 2022
3.5 Placements
2.5 Fees
5 Academics
5 Infrastructure
5 Campus

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Santanu Sur Batch 2019 MHA [Master Hospital Administration]
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Saikrishna Paila Batch 2020 BE Electrical and Electronics Engineering
4.2
Reviewed on Jul 03, 2018
4.5 Academics
4 Infrastructure

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Suman Suman Batch 2018 BBA [Bachelor of Business Administration]
3.8
Reviewed on May 24, 2018
5 Placements
3.5 Fees
3.5 Academics
3.5 Infrastructure
3.5 Campus

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Fees & Scholarships : The course fee is different for every branch. Batch toppers get the scholarship.

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Arpita Panda Batch 2019 B.Tech [Bachelor of Technology]
4.1
Reviewed on May 19, 2018
4 Placements
3.5 Fees
4.5 Academics
4 Infrastructure
4.5 Campus

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