KIIT gets category ‘A’ status from MHRD

Bhubaneswar: Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)
has placed KIIT University in the list of Category ‘A’
Deemed Universities on the basis of high-level Tandon Committee
recommendations. KIIT University was conferred the coveted Category ‘A’ tag
among all Government and self-financing Deemed Universities
of the country by MHRD.

Within only five years of its
inception, in 2002, founder of KIIT, Achyuta Samanta applied to Ministry and
UGC for recognition of the institute as a Deemed University.
In 2004, KIIT was declared as a Deemed
University – an apt
recognition of its excellence – under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956. It, thus,
became the youngest institution to be declared Deemed University,
creating much sensation among the academic community in the country.
In 2009, Ministry of MHRD
constituted a high-level committee – Tandon Committee – to review all the Deemed Universities,
Government as well as self-financing, on the basis of nine parameters, such as
infrastructure, teaching quality, management system, admission, research and
publication, etc. After a rigorous assessment process, Tandon Committee
categorized a total of 126 Deemed Universities into ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’
At that time, KIIT University,
along with 43 others including many reputed and old Deemed Universities, was
placed in Category ‘B’.
In 2013, a high-level team
from KIIT University made a presentation before
the Tandon Committee. After a thorough and stringent assessment on various
quality parameters, the Committee was pleased to upgrade KIIT University
to Category ‘A’ status in its recommendations. Till date only some of Category
‘B’ Deemed Universities, both Government and self-financing, have been upgraded
to Category ‘A’, KIIT being one among them.

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