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KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa


KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa
Address:AT/PO KIIT Patia
Bhubaneswar (District Bhubaneswar)
Orissa, India
Pin Code : 751024

KIIT University, Bhubaneswar Orissa is a University recognised by UGC. Status: Deemed University. KIIT University, Bhubaneswar Orissa is also known as Kalinga Insitute of Industrial Technology (KIIT). KIIT University, Bhubaneswar Orissa was established on / in 26.06.2002.

KIIT University is situated in Bhubaneswar of Orissa state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Bhubaneswar comes under Bhubaneshwar Tehsil, Bhubaneswar District.

Fax # of KIIT University, Bhubaneswar Orissa is 0674-2725481, 2725721.

email ID(s) is KIIT University Bhubaneswar Orissa

Website of KIIT University, Bhubaneswar Orissa is www.kiit.org/, www.kiit.ac.in.

Additional Information about KIIT University, Bhubaneswar Orissa is : School of Architecture and Planning
The Principal
School of Architecture and Planning
KIIT University
Bhubaneswar-751024, Odisha
Tel: 0674-2725481, 2741389, 2725113
Fax: 0674-2725481, 2725453
E-mail: kiit@kiit.ac.in.

Chancellor : Dr. Hari Gautam, email hg@kiit.ac.in, Tel +91 674 2725615.
Vice Chancellor : Prof S C De Sarkar, Phone : +91 674 2725171.

Registrar : Dr R N Ray, Phone : +91 674 2725481.

Contact Details of KIIT University, Bhubaneswar Orissa are : Telephone: +91-674-2725481, 2725113, 2741998, 2741747, 2742103

Founder of the University Dr. Achyuta Samanta
Landline : +91 674-2740326
Mobile : 9937020928, 9437000928
Website : www.achyutasamanta.com


Courses offered at KIIT University offers the following courses:
1. B.Tech in:
* Civil Engineering, Annual intake : 60
* Mechanical Engineering, Annual intake : 120.
* Electrical Engineering, Annual intake : 120
* Electronics and telecommunication Engineering, B.Tech(E&TC), Annual Intake: 180,
* Electronics and Electrical Engineering,B.Tech(E&E), Annual intake: 60
* Information Technology Engineering, Annual intake :120
* Computer Science Engineering, Annual intake :120

2. M.Tech in :
* Civil Engineering, it Provides M.Tech in Water resource engineering, M.Tech(WRM) and in Construction Engineering and management, M.Tech(CEM). Annual intake for WRM is 18 and for CEM is also 18.

* Electrical Engineering, Annual intake : 18
* Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, M.Tech(E&TC), Annual intake : 18
* Computer Science Engineering, Annual intake : 18
* Mechanical Engineering Annual intake : 18

3. Master of Computer Application (MCA):
* The School of Management (IBAT) offers the following courses-
Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Executive MBA, this course is held only on weekends.
Doctoral Program in Management
Management Development Programs(MDP)
In-company Training Programs
Faculty Development Programs for Management Educators(FDPME)

* The School of Rural Management (KSRM) offers the following courses:
Master in Rural Management (MRM)
Diploma in Rural Management (DRM)
Executive Development Program(EDP)

* The School of Biotechnology offers the following Courses:
B.Tech in Biotechnology, Duration: 4 years consisting of 8 semesters, Annual intake: 60
M.Sc in Biotechnology, Duration: 2 years consisting of 4 semesters, Annual intake: 30.

Academic Programs
Department of Biotechnology
* P.G. Diploma - Biodiversity and Bioresearch Management
* P.G. Diploma - Mushroom Technology
* P.G. Diploma - Rural Biotechnology

Department of Business Administration: M.B.A.

Department of Chemistry
* M.Phil. - Inorganic Chemistry
* M.Phil. - Organic Chemistry
* M.Phil. - Physical Chemistry
* M.Sc. - Chemistry

Department of Commerce: M.Com. - Commerce

Department of Economics
* M.A. - Economics
* M.Phil. - Applied Econometrics
* M.Phil. - Quantitative Methods and Agricultural Economics

Department of English and Foreign Languages
* M.Sc. - Physics

Department of History: M.A. - History

Department of Home Science
* M.Phil. - Advanced Home Science
* M.Phil. - Applied Research & Statistics
* M.Sc. - Home Science

Department of Law: LL.M.

Department of Life Science
* M.Sc. - Botany
* M.Sc. - Zoology

Department of Linguistics
* M.A. - Linguistics

Department of Mass communication
* M.A. - Mass Communication

Department of Math's
* M.Sc. - Mathematics

Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering
* M.Phil. - Nuclear Physics

Department of Oriya
* M.A. - Oriya
* M.Phil. - Editing
* M.Phil. - Research methodology
* M.Phil. - Western Criticism

Department of Political Science
* M.A. - Political Science
* M.Phil. - Modern Political Analysis
* M.Phil. - Modern Political Theory

Department of Zoology
* M.Phil. - Bio technology
* M.Phil. - Microbiology

Educational Streams
The academic programs at KIIT are approved by statutory bodies of the Government of India such as All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Medical Council of India (MCI), Dental Council of India (DCI) and Bar Council of India (BCI) as applicable. Several of its programs have been accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) of the University Grant Commission (UGC). B Tech / M Tech / Research program in Technology/Biotechnology/, BCA / MCA / BBA / MBA, and education is also offered in Rural Management and Law. Appreciating the need of present time, KITT has started education in Mass Communication, Design, Film Studies and Sculpture. Admissions are made through entrance examinations only.

* School of Technology
* School of Computer Application
* School of Biotechnology
* School of Management
* KIIT Law School
* School of Rural Management
* School of Languages
* Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences
* Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences

Profile of KIIT University

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) has fast emerged as a centre of excellence in the field of professional education in India. What started in 1992 as a nondescript industrial training institute functioning from a rented building with only 12 students and two faculty is now a diversified group of institutions offering academic programmes from Kindergarten to Postdoctorate level.

The institute has 16 contiguous campuses built on 350 acres of land. Located in an idyllic setting in Bhubaneswar, it is committed to set international benchmark of excellence in the field of professional learning. Academic programmes of KIIT Group of Institutions are imparted from its constituent schools that are School of Technology, School of Computer Application, School of Biotechnology, School of Management, School of Rural Management, School of Medicine & KIIT Law School. Besides the regular schools, KIIT has set up four new schools of learning-School of Mass Communication, School of Fashion Technology, School of Film & Media Studies and School of Sculpture to meet the aspirations of the students and professionals interested in the respective fields.

Other institutions functioning under KIIT Society are KIIT International School, Kalinga Polytechnic, Industrial Training Centre, KIIT Science College and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, a home for 10000 deprived tribal students.

KIIT University or Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology University, Bhubaneswar, was incepted in 1997. It is approved by All India Council for Technical Education, AICTE, and has acquired university status granted by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. On account of its outstanding performance in education and training, it has entered the Limca Book of Records as the youngest University in the country. Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) has fast emerged as a centre of excellence in the field of professional education in India. It was started in 1992 as a nondescript industrial training institute functioning from a rented building with only 12 students and two faculties.

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) had a modest beginning as an Industrial Training Institute in 1992. Soon it became one of the best institutes offering technical and management courses in India. Due to its phenomenal progress it became the youngest institute to be regarded as a Deemed University within 6 years of its inception. Earlier it had been accredited by the NBA, AICTE & NAAC for its Engineering, MBA and MCA programs. KIIT has a vision of creating a world class institute providing technical education. It wants to imbibe the spirit of leadership among its students. It has a vision of fostering the creative spirits of its students and preparing its students with national and international perspectives in mind.


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NAAC report of Kalinga Insitute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Deemed University

SECTION A : Introduction
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology was formed on June 30,1992 as a registered Society under the Registration of Societies Act XXI of 1860 with Regd.No. 4268-191 of 1992-1993. Management refer the name of KIIT as an Institution which has the following wings:

KITS-Kalinga Institute of Technology and Science
(as a degree Engineering wing)

IBAT- Institute of Business Administration & Training
(as a Business School)

KIIT is situated in the heart of the Bhubaneswar city in their own campus spread over 50 acres. The built up space for academics is 5,25,000 sq.ft, Administrative area of 86,000 sqft, Amenities area of 3,50,000 sqft and circulation area 1,40, 000 sq.ft. This makes a total covered area of 11,01,000 sq.ft.

KIIT is located in two campuses. The departments in KITS include the following :
Department of Civil Engineering , Department of Computer Science and Engineering & Information Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering, Department of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering , Department of Mechanical Engineering. Besides supporting departments such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & Humanities also exists. Apart from these institutions, the society also runs a polytechnic and an ITI in separate campuses.

KIIT is governed by the Society, Board of Management, Academic Council, Board of Studies, Board of Examiners, Planning and Monitoring Committee, Finance Committee and Grievance & Redressal Cell.

The Institute has its own Emblem with a motto. .

On completion of ten years of existence, the authorities decided to take stock of the achievements of the institution. It is in this spirit of self examination that they volunteered for assessment and accreditation by NAAC, the premier National agency for the enhancement of Quality in Higher Education. The Institution submitted the self-study report to the NAAC for the above purpose. Accordingly, NAAC constituted a peer team to visit the Institution and to carry out the assessment.

The KIIT, within ten years of its existence, has sought to maintain its quality by offering itself for review from national bodies like NBA and undergone ISO 9002. In order to continue the follow up efforts of these visits, the KIIT has taken the initiative to apply for the present review by NAAC for institutional accreditation.

The peer team comprised of the following experts :

Dr. S.M. Chatterjee, Former Vice-Chancellor, Bengal Engineering College (Deemed University), Kolkata as Chairman, Prof. P. Thrimurthy, Professor & Head, P.G.Dept of Computer Science & Engineering, Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Prof.K.E. Raman, Professor of Electronics & Instrumentation and Deputy Director (Administration) - BITS, Pilani, and Prof. Furqan Qamar, Professor of Management Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi. Dr. Latha Pillai , Adviser, NAAC coordinated the peer team visit.

The peer team visited K I I T during July 3 - 4,2003. Team members studied the self-study report before arrival The team interacted and held discussions with management, Faculty members, Students, Parents, Alumni, Technical staff and non -Teaching staff of KIIT. Further the peer team also verified documents and the infrastructural facilities.

On the basis of above, the following report is presented by the Peer team.

Criterion 1: Curricular Aspects:
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology has well defined goals and objectives with clear mission for imparting quality education on technical and management education. It has relevance to the technological advancements that are adopted globally.

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology offers Six programmes leading to Bachelor of Engineering and MCA through Kalinga Institute of Science & Technology, One Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Management is offered through Institute of Business Administration and Training (IBAT).

Since the degree programmes of KIIT are affiliated to Utkal University, the syllabus prescribed by University has been adopted by the Institute for all of its Engineering programmes and for MCA.

The PGDM Program is autonomous and approved by the AICTE and its syllabus is reviewed every couple of years by IBAT.

Besides, the institute has also been providing add-on-courses to its students. It has introduced CPDP (Communication and Personality Development Programme) as a value addition certificate/ Diploma programme to the students at large for personality development.

Though limited in scope, the periodic feed back obtained from the students, faculty, Industry and other sectors help the institution in redesigning the curriculum aspects., particularly that of the PGDM. Since KIIT is also represented through its learned faculty members, at the Academic Council and Board of Studies of the Utkal University to which it is affiliated, the institute has also been providing suggestions for improvement in the curricula.

Criterion II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Admissions to all the programmes are made strictly through the relevant entrances tests.

For Engineering courses, students are admitted through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted by Orissa Government and also through All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) conducted by CBSE. Admission to 3rd semester of Engineering programmes (lateral Entry for the diploma students of Polytechnic) are made through a separate JEE conducted by Government of Orissa. For MCA Programme, admissions are made through JEE conducted by Government of Orissa. It is interesting to note that several good students who secured merit positions with impressive ranks below 100 have opted to join KIIT.

Teacher-Student ratio at 1:13 is being maintained with 168 faculty members for the present student strength of 2168, which is very impressive. Out of the 168 faculty members, 34 had Ph.D degrees while 71 are PG degree holders. Some of the faculty members are registered for M.Tech and Ph.D programmes. Cadre ratio of Professor to Asst. Professor/ Sr. Lecturer to Lecturer is 1:2.7:4.2. Part time teachers are also invited for teaching. Good number of experts visited the Institution to deliver lecture on advanced topics in relevant and allied areas.

Number of working days shown are 80 per semester and the institute informed that it is as per the norms of Utkal University. However, KIIT has plans to observe and maintain a minimum of 90 working days per semester in order to improve quality teaching , learning input.

Faculty development programmes and seminars are organized by the Institute regularly. Teachers are also regular at attending the seminars, Conferences etc. Projects, field work and shop floor training are included as part of the Course work requirement in many programs. For each course, the evaluation consists of 20% internal and 80% external. Question banks are maintained.

The success rate in all courses of the Institute in the University Examination is commendable. The institution has a well conceived plan for monitoring student progress

The Institution has an effective mechanism to recruit qualified faculty members through rigorous selection procedures. The Institute also has an efficient self appraisal system for teaching & research to the full satisfaction of faculty members

Criterion III- Research, Consultancy and Extension
About 25 faculty members out of a total of 168 are actively involved in research. The average time spent per week by faculty on research turns out to be about 5 hours. The Institute has three on-going research projects. Faculty members are encouraged to attend seminars and conventions. Junior faculty members are sent to institutes of higher learning for acquiring higher degrees under QIP and FIP.

The Institute mainly concentrates on undergraduate teaching which is normally show in an affiliated undergraduate college. Moreover, since the teaching load on the faculty members is fairly heavy, there is genuine difficulty in concentrating on research.

The Institute may make concerted efforts to start PG Programs in Engineering disciplines also, which will be a major thrust towards research.

The consultancy activities are mainly in the area of routine testing. Of course, the software development cell has done well to develop the in-house MIS and ERP for the Institute. This may be suitably exploited commercially, which will provide additional source of revenue for the Institute. CSD has earned a good revenue through its consultancy to DIFD.

Other extension activities of the institute which needs special mention are : running a tribal school, conducting blood donation camps, literacy programs, and relief work during cyclone. All these are being organized with the active participation of the students through NSS and NCC.

Criterion IV - Infrastructure & Learning Resources
The Institute has established all the laboratories required in the five engineering departments viz. Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering. All the laboratories have requisite lab apparatus and measuring instruments kept in perfect working condition. Facilities provided by the Computer Science Department need special mention, both in terms of hardware and software. Students are encouraged to make the best use of the facilities.

After having met the requirements demanded by the curricula, the institute has gone ahead, in acquiring some extra apparatus (e.g. fibre optic Kit, Microwave bench, CNC Trainers etc), which shows the intention of the institute to grow further. The Institute shared with the committee their resolve to supply laptop to each student in the coming years. These efforts are commendable.

In all laboratories students perform all the normal required experiments. The concept of project lab in Electronics is to be appreciated.

The concept of involving students in the in-house software projects is also commendable.

However, the following observations by the committee may be kept in mind in the coming years so that further improvement could be effected.

In Electronics Laboratories, the size of a batch of students must be two, or if not possible, three. Four students doing experiments on the same set up need to be avoided urgently.

Teachers may be encouraged to develop lab manuals of their own, which will facilitate the students to undertake the performance of experiments in an easier way. This effort is required in a number of laboratories. This will also be an additional motivating factor for the junior faculty in developing book writing skills.

The Electrical department may acquire a High voltage testing apparatus. If this is not possible immediately, visits may be arranged to the local grid substations.

It is possible to fabricate certain lab apparatus with the help of the workshop e.g fixed bed flame in Hydraulics lab (Civil). The institute must encourage faculty and students to take up such projects, instead of buying the whole apparatus wherever possible.

Some of the laboratories could be shifted away from the main building to a different location. Heat Power and IC Engines, since It was observed that in such labs ventilation was not adequate.

More facilities may be provided for students to do projects in all disciplines, All projects must end up with a project report so that the students are trained in presentation skills as well.

The excellent computing faculties set up by the institute may be put to their best use, by faculty members resorting to modern methods of teaching, computer based assignments etc.

The institute may plan to add more modern set ups in some of the disciplines, viz. Flexible Manufacturing systems in Mechanical, pollution testing apparatus, analysis instruments like gas chromatograph in Environmental Engineering Lab (Civil), digital Signal Processing Kits, Digital Communication Kits in Electronics, HV apparatus, Lobo tics etc. in Electrical.

Since the Institute has barely completed 5 years, there seems to be apparently no problems in maintenance and repair of the instruments. However, in the years to come the Institute may think of setting up of a central facility for the purpose.

The Institute has adequate number of classrooms which well ventilated and equipped with all infrastructure and teaching aids like OHP. The number of OHP and LCD projectors however may be increased and special training is to be given to the faculty to use them effectively.

The Institute also has a good number of facilities for extra curricular activities which include music, indoor and outdoor games. Further improvements are possible by providing a swimming pool, squash court etc. The Institute conveyed its idea about changing the badminton court to wooden floor and this clearly shows the institute's concern for improvement of its facilities.

The main library has adequate number of books for undergraduate teaching and every student is supplied with a copy of the text book for each subject. At the same time the Institute must make special efforts to acquire more titles (instead of more number of copies of the same title) in all disciplines in order to build up a full fledged library. The library is subscribing to a number of e-journals and online data base. Library reading room is open for students from 7 am to 8 pm. If day scholars are provided with bus facility after 8 pm, they may also use all these resources more effectively.

The Institute deserves all praise for extending the computer network to hostels and also in providing computer in each room. While hostel rooms are well ventilated and provided with the required furniture, facilities for storing books and personal belongings seems to be inadequate. The mess and kitchen also need definite improvement. Medical facilities with ambulance and doctors are there. The campus also has all other facilities like shops, post office, bank etc., to facilitate students and staff.

Apart from imparting the curriculum prescribed by the University, the Institute has set up a facility for honing up the soft skills of students which is very much required in today's competitive world. The CPDP Cell imparts training in enhancing communication and personality development of students.

The Institute may also think of instituting a facility for training students in computer skills, which are normally not part of the curriculum, viz. JAVA programming. This may be done by running short term (One / two months ) courses outside the class hours.

Criterion V - Student Support and Progression
The institute publishes information brochures for Engineering and Computer Science programs and postgraduate diploma in management program; besides, the institute also publishes prospectus (named as Calendar) and manual for policies and rules for students.
The pass percentage rate of all programs offered by the KIIT is appreciable and has invariably been above 97 to 98 percent with 4 to 5 students receiving university ranks annually. The institute should aim at increasing the number of rank holders in the university examination by providing additional input than the minimum prescribed by the university. Amongst other things, the institute may introduce tutorials and may also increase the number of lab hours for students.

It also appears that the institute has been having difficulty in filling all of the sanctioned seats in different programs that it offers due to less number of applications. Since the institute does not have constraints of infrastructure, it needs to strengthen its teaching-learning resources by providing additional input and support to its students and the same need to be highlighted in its counseling to attract more number of quality students on its campus.

The KIIT's decision to admit students in its PGDM program through CAT by becoming non-IIM member is a welcome move and may go a long way in improving the intake quality of students.

Given the fact that the KIIT is a new institute and most programs that it offers are only about five years old, it is a healthy sign that atleast a few of its students have qualified in GATE, GMAT and GRE examination.

The institute has an active placement cell with liaison offices located in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata as well. It is appreciated that the institute has been able to attract some of the best companies on its campus for placement interviews. However, the average salary at which students were receiving placement is quite low and special attention need to be paid to this aspect. The concept of quality placement proposed for the postgraduate diploma in management (PGDM) in this regard has the potential of strengthening the placement activities on the campus.

The institute also has a Proctorial system in place whereby 20 to 25 students are assigned to a faculty member who provides academic counseling to them. The CPDP program introduced by the institute also aims at providing career development opportunities to students through personality development.

Introduction of such elective papers as NGO Management (NGOM) and Manage Your Own Business (MYOB) as part of the curricula of the PGDM program has the potential for widening the career opportunities for students. However, the institute needs to make special efforts through accelerated academic counseling to motivate students to not only opt for these electives but also to convince them that the entrepreneurship and non-corporate sectors could be a good career choice.

The institute has mechanism to facilitate and encourage admission of foreign students. Also, there are foreign students from such countries as Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka in the institute but their number is very less which warrants special efforts to attract foreign students on the campus.

SMART identity card, Health cards and facilities for Health Insurance have also been extended to the students. KIIT has its own students manual consisting of policies, rules and regulations.

For employees, 'Service rules & Conditions ' have also been published. Besides, the Institution also has developed an excellent accounting manual and also manual for Monitoring and Evaluation.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The KIIT has its organogram and organizational structure prominently displayed on its campus depicting its administrative and academic structure. Academic, administrative and financial autonomy has also been provided to some of the programs, particularly the PGDM program. Further, the institute is in the process of developing procedures for academic and administrative management and has appointed a consultancy firm for this purpose this needs to be further pursued inspite of active involvement of the promoters of the society running the KIIT. The academic administration seems to have been transient as there are strong evidences to indicate frequent changes in the persons holding positions of academic administration in the institute. This may adversely affect the continuity, quality and brand equity of the institute.

The Institute has been modernizing its organization and management by trying to make use of information and communication technology in its management. The institute has developed and made operational its Management Information System (MIS) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) package for planning, monitoring and evaluation;
The institute has organized professional development programs for its faculty members. Training programs have also been organized for the library and laboratory staff.

The fees structure of the institute is commensurate with the requirements of the university and the state government. Further, there has been no substantial increase in the fees structure over the past couple of years except in the case of the PGDM program where fees is proposed to be enhanced significantly.

The institute is self-sufficient for it has not only been able to meet all of its maintenance and development requirements from the fees collected from the students but has also been able to recover in an accelerated manner the capital cost invested in its infrastructure; the institute is nearly solely dependent on the revenue from fees as the non-fee revenues are confined only to the bank interest, which too is only marginal.

During the past two years, the salary component as percentage of total recurring budget is very low. However, as there have been more recruitment during the past one year, the proportion of salary expenditure may go up;

In the non-recurring expenditure, the major thrust has been on the buildings, air conditioners, electrical and office equipment, motor vehicles and fittings; the expenditure on books and journals and also on software during the past two years have been only marginal.

Given the vision and mission statements of the KIIT, it would be expected that the institute would be making special efforts for the education of the weaker sections of the society. High cost of education being a barrier to equitable access to various programs offered by the institute, it would be appreciable if the KIIT introduce schemes of financial support scholarship and freeship for such students.

The faculty development, faculty exchange and cultural exchange program for the faculty and students also need to be introduced in order to provide exposure to the students and staff of the institute.

The accounts of the institute is audited by a chartered accountant and the audited annual accounts provide fairly detailed break up of revenue and expenditure of the institute.

Criterion VII : Healthy Practices
The institute is not only sensitized to the use of information and communication technology in planning, monitoring and evaluation but has been pro-active in developing and implementing MIS and ERP; the network connectivity, both intranet as well as internet is remarkable and needs to be appreciated.

The institute has developed linkages and has signed MOUs with a number of national and international agencies for placement, admission of foreign students and consultancy projects.

Though the institute has to follow the curricula and teaching processes as prescribed by the affiliating university, the institute has taken such initiative as industry training, field visit, shop floor training and Industry-Institute interface for its Engineering Information Technology and Computer science students.

Some of the extension work undertaken by the institute through its Center for Social Development is commendable.

Introduction of Communication and Personality Development Program is appreciated for, it provides the students opportunities of career development and progression.
The institute, however, needs to strengthen its welfare schemes for the faculty and staff.

Section - C : Overall Analysis
KIIT was conceived and developed by educational entrepreneurs in 1992, with the formation as a registered society. It has under its umbrella, technicians, technical and management education. From a modest beginning, KIIT has risen to the present status because of the sincerity, dedication and determination of the management, faculty and non-teaching staff.

Today Kalinga Institute of Technology & Sciences (KITS) and Institute of Business Management and Training (IBAT) are the notable institutes of the KIIT academic conglomerate. The committee is happy to note that the KIIT continues to honour its commitment towards the vision, mission and goals. As a part of social obligation, KIIT imparts quality education to students from the socially and economically weaker sections to bring qualitative change in the lives of their children through several extension activities.

KITS is under the academic control of the Utkal University and IBAT is an autonomous B-School, the only accredited engineering and management institution in eastern India and recognized by the AICTE, the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India and has taken considerable efforts in applying for de-novo-deemed-to-be-University status.

The Institute needs to be commended for :

Admission process

Adherence to the academic calendar

Excellent instructional material & educational aids

Methodology of teaching & evaluation used

Well maintained faculty cadre ratio

Qualitative and transparent recruitment procedures

Payment of salaries as per AICTE norms (DA, HRA, CCA as per state Govt. norms)
Continuous faculty development programs such as Short Term QIP, Summer, Winter Schools and refresher courses etc.

Well established administrative sections such as general establishment, state, legal, stores, students affairs etc

Computer connectivity across the campus.

Well prepared blue print for future plans, are R & D Cell, CPDP Cell, Training & Placement Cell.

Good student support systems such as Counseling and Guidance, Physical education, extra curricular and co-curricular activities

Good linkages with national and international organizations through MoUs.

While appreciating the efforts of the college to maintain standards the peer team makes the following suggestions for consideration :

Utkal University may be approached to update the curriculum and syllabus with more emphasis on practicals (sessionals / on-the-job training/ industrial visits) and more weightage to advancements in technology and also to ensure that sectoral / occupational imbalances in the curriculum planning is removed.

The curriculum may include additional exposure to subjects like social cohesion, interdisciplinary subjects, WTO requirements such as environment, reliability, safety, quality and security etc.

The Institution may go for additional courses beyond syllabus structure of the University in order to make the students globally competent.

KITS may adopt a master time table, class wise time table, individual teachers wise time table, for providing clarity to all.

The Institute must make sustained efforts in recruiting and sustaining qualified and competent faculty.

The Research and Publication activity of the faculty needs improvement. KIIT should avail of funding from various agencies and also the Young Scientist Fellowships for promoting academic excellence of teachers.

The Institute may consider the staffing pattern of the technical and non technical staff and their deployment in an optimal manner due to the excellent automation and connectivity established.

Establishment of a Techno-entrepreneurship Cell, Rural Development Cell, Water Management Cell to cover the whole spectrum of services.

Promotion of e-learning & web based applications

Departmental level involvement in budgeting. And provision for Research & Development and promotion of research fellowships, the Institute may also consider incentives to faculty members for promoting research.

Financial aid to economically back ward students

Increase in professional activities such as students chapters of various societies, professional membership to be strengthen.

Establishment of an Alumni centre for obtaining suggestions and feedback

Emphasis on environment development and the establishment of an Eco club

The Chairman and Members of the Peer Team wishes all success to continue and strengthen the best practices of teaching-learning process to reach the new heights at the national and international level.

Dr. S. M. Chatterjee,

Prof. K. E. Raman

Prof. P. Thrimurthy,

Prof. Furqan Qamar,

After all Samdhi-s are coming

Ratnamala Patnaik is in news once again. Media persons often calling her or visiting her residence at Kharavela Nagar, Bhubaneswar. Interestingly, whenever Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh pays a visit to Odisha, she always comes to limelight. And all this happens because; Ratnamala Patnaik is one of the Samdhan of present PM of India. This 75 years old lady is mother-in-law of Dr. Manmohan Singhs second daughter Daman Singh. She has married A.K.Patnaik, son of late Sachidananda Patnaik and Ratnamala Patnaik, in1991.

Ratnamala is now busy in the preparations to welcome her Samdhi and Samdhan. Her house is now packed-up with close relatives, who have rushed to her place as a gesture of goodwill. The local police is also on alert for the expected visit of PM couple; the security at her residence in Kharavela Nagar has been beefed up.

Though everyone is anxiously waiting for the high-profile in-laws at Kharvel Nagar, but sources close to Ratnamala reveals that, chances of Dr. Manmohan Singhs visit to his Samdhans place is less, as his schedule is hectic. But everyone expects Gurusaran Kaur, the wife of honorable PM. She will be there when Dr. Singh will inaugurate the 99th Science Congress at KITT University Campus of Bhubaneswar.

Though Bhubaneswar Commissinorate Police maintains silence over the visit of PM couple to their in-laws house, but a close friend of Ratnmala confirms, We are almost sure that, Gurusaran will pay a visit. As per programme, when PM is scheduled to inaugurate 99th session of Indian Science Congress, she may give in a trip. He further says, Gurusharan will be served several items of typical Odisha cuisine. Ratnamala has also prepared some favourite items for her daughter-in-law Daman, which will be handed over to Gurusharan. As per age long tradition of Odisha, Samdhan will also present a typical Odishi sari to Gurusharan.

PM Dr. Manmohan Singh is scheduled to arrive here on Monday evening to attend the 99th Session of Indian Science Congress on Tuesday.

ICT a tool for achieving Indias Vision 2020

3G and broadband networks will become a powerful tool to spur economic growth and help India achieve its Vision 2020, said CEO, Tata Consultancy Service, Dr. N. Chandrasekharan.

Chandrasekharan was speaking in KIIT University, Odisha, on the occasion of 99th India Science Congress.

Referring to the governments initiatives to connect universities and gram panchayats to the information grid, Chandrasekharan said ICT have had a salient impact on Indias economic growth rate over the past two decades.

As a proportion of national GDP, the IT sectors revenues have grown from 1.2 per cent in 1998 to an estimated 6.4 per cent in 2011. Its share of total Indian exports (merchandise plus services) increased from less than 4 per cent in 1998 to 26 per cent in 2011. The industry is nearing the $100 billion milestone and Nasscom estimates that it can generate revenues of $139 billion by 2015 from $88 billion at present, he observed.

The corporate honcho estimated that the compound effect of achieving the targeted annual GDP growth rate of 8.5 to 9 per cent over the next 20 years would result in a quadrupling of the real per capita income. This will mean, India will move from a low income country to an upper middle income country by 2020-2025, he said.

Stressing on more employment generation, Chandrasekharan stated that the private sector will need to be even more involved in working closely with the government to create job opportunities. Direct employment in IT industry is expected to reach nearly 2.5 million, an annual addition of 240,000 employees, while indirect job creation in the IT eco-system is estimated at 8.3 million during the current fiscal, he added.

Odisha steps up security ahead of PMs visit

Authorities have stepped up security in Odisha ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs visit to the state capital Bhubaneswar on Monday.

Manmohan Singh is slated to arrive in the evening and spend the night at the Raj Bhavan, the official residence of state governor M.C. Bhandare.

The prime minister is scheduled to inaugurate the 99th Indian Science Congress (ISC) at KIIT University complex here on Tuesday. He is also expected to visit the Congress office here before flying back to Delhi.

A police officer said all necessary arrangements have been made as per the prescribed guidelines. We have conducted several meetings of police personals. A mock drill was held Sunday to check the security preparedness, he told.

Hundreds of policemen have been deployed around the venue and at strategic locations of the city. The Jan 3-7 Congress, the countrys largest such event, focuses on the theme Science and Technology for Inclusive Innovation-Role of Women.

Over 15,000 delegates, including 500 foreign scientists and several Nobel laureates, are expected to participate in the five-day event.

The event will comprise technical sessions, plenary sessions, vision talks, panel discussions, public lectures, pride of India expo, children science congress and women science congress.

The KIIT and the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) are jointly hosting the ISC.

Need to do much to change face of Indian science: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday announced that spending on research and development (RandD) would more than double by the end of the 12th Plan admitting that Indias position in the world of science was being overtaken by countries like China.

Inaugurating the 99th Indian Science Congress (ISC) here, Manmohan Singh said: Over the past few decades, Indias relative position in the world of science had been declining and we have been overtaken by countries like China.

Things are changing, but we cannot be satisfied with what has been achieved. We need to do much more to change the face of Indian science. We must strengthen the supply chain of the science sector. While it is true that science and engineering continue to attract the best students, many of them later opt for other careers because of poor prospects in science, he said.

More than 15,000 delegates, including scientists and students, are participating in the Jan 3-7 event being held at the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT University). The theme of the conference is Science and Technology for Inclusive Innovation - Role of Women.

The prime minister also emphasised the need for increasing spending in the science sector.

As far as resources are concerned, the fraction of GDP spent on research and development in India has been too low and stagnant. We must aim to increase the total RandD spending as a percentage of GDP to 2 percent by the end of the 12th Plan Period from the current level of about 0.9 percent, he said.

He said this can only be achieved if industry, which contributes only 25 percent of the total RandD expenditure on Tuesday, increases its contribution.

I believe public sector undertakings, especially in the energy sector, should play a major role in this expansion. We have to increase public-private partnerships and catalyse significantly increased interaction between publicly-owned SandT (science and technology) institutions and industry, he said.

According to Manmohan Singh, it was in some ways ironic that foreign companies like GE and Motorola had created world class technology hubs in India, while our own industry has not done so, except perhaps in the pharma sector. We need to look at ways of incentivising private RandD investment under Indian conditions.

He also underlined the need for transparency in selection procedures at institutions and also the importance of gender audits.

In line with this, the ISC is being led by Geetha Bali, vice chancellor Karnataka State Womens University, Bijapur.

She is the fourth woman in the history of ISC to head the Congress. The last time was in 1999 when the meet was held in Chennai with distinguished biologist Manju Sharma presiding.

For the first time a Womens Science Congress is being held parallel to ISC and it will be inaugurated by Indian ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao Thursday. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will also take part in the event.

The five-day event will see technical sessions, plenary sessions, vision talks, panel discussions, public lectures, a Pride of India expo and other programmes.

Like the previous editions of the event, there will also be a Childrens Science Congress, where school children from different parts of India would display models and charts prepared by them.

The childrens event will be inaugurated Wednesday by former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

The ISC inauguration on Tuesday was also attended by Science and Technology Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, Minister of State Ashwani Kumar and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

20 Nobel laureates to grace 99th Indian Science Congress

Over 15,000 delegates from India and abroad, including 20 Nobel Laureates, are set to attend the 99th Indian Science Congress slated to be held here January next year with a focus on inclusive development by bridging the rural-urban and male-female divide.

To be inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the five-day mega scientific extravaganza from January 3 to 7 is being hosted by KIIT University in its campus here with academic partnership of the prestigious National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER).

Being held in Orissa after a long interval of 34 years, the Congress would be attended by distinguished scientists, cabinet ministers, heads of scientific bodies, top officials and captains of industry.

A new feature of the session would be Children Science Congress and Women Science Congress, founder of KIIT and chief patron of 99th ISC, Achyuta Samanta, said adding more than 10,000 children are expected to participate in Children Science Congress to be held simultaneously with ISC.

While nearly 20 Nobel Laureates would be among some 500 foreign delegates, the prestigious UNESCO-Kalinga Award would be presented at the Congress which would see quiz competition for students and an exhibition, Samanta said.

A Vigyan Rath would be rolled out from Puri to travel through all the 30 districts of Orissa for spreading awareness about science and technology, he said.

A unique feature of the Congress is that the Prime Minister will visit the session twice within a week as he is to take over as the president of the next Science Congress on the concluding day, Director of NISER and co-organising chairman of the congress, T K Chandrashekar said.

Focus areas of the 99th Science Congress include climate change, food security, clean energy from renewable sources, achieving vision 2020, space technology and human welfare, rural livelihood security, nano science and nano-technology.

The Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) has identified that working towards transforming India into a developed nation by 2020 is the most important goal before the country, Chandrashekar said.

A major challenge in achieving this goal is the need to bride the divide in economy, prosperity and quality of life based on geography, gender and other factors.

ISCA feels that science and technology can be a powerful tool in bridging the divide and achieving inclusive development, he said pointing out there are vast divides on the basis of gender besides the rural-urban divide.

The 99th science congress intends to focus on Indian innovation system and draw the attention of scientists, policy makers, private sector and public towards the need to harness the power of science and technology in empowering every citizen.

The Congress would also give Orissa a forum to seek more central scientific and educational institutions besides providing an opportunity to showcase its potentials in many sectors like tourism, business and industry as well as its rich and multi-faceted culture, organisers said.

PMs wife visits her daughters in-laws

For Ratnabala Patnaik, the mother in-law of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singhs daughter, it was a long wait of seven years. On Tuesday, the wait came to a pleasant end when Gursharan Kaur, wife of the PM, paid a visit to her house at Kharavela Nagar here in the city.
Ratnabala served Odia dishes like parantha, curd and sweets to Ms Kaur who happily relished them. It feels very good. I cannot express my feelings in words, Ms Kaur told waiting reporters. Mrs Kaur went to Ratnabalas house soon after the Prime Minister left for KIIT University.

SC notice to state on noida land issue

The Noida Extension land acquisition row, attaining the dimension of a big political issue between Congress and BSP ahead of the Utter Pradesh Assembly elections, once again reached the Supreme Court on Tuesday with some farmers questioning the Mayawati government order acquiring their land for private developers.
A bench of Justices R.M. Lodha and H. L. Gokhale admitted their appeal against the Allahabad high court order dismissing their plea for return of their land and issued notice to the UP government and Noida Authority.
The farmers, led by Sanjeev Kumar, while questioning the manner in which their land was acquired in the name of industrial development.

Crash aid: SC to go into montreal convention

The Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to examine whether international standards laid down by the Montreal Convention on compensation for air disasters would apply to 158 victims of the Mangalore air crash.
According to the norms laid down by the convention, the kin of each dead passenger would be entitled to a minimum compensation of `75 lakh even as the government opposed it describing the formula as unreasonable and absurd. Taking cognisance of a petition filed by Abdus Salam and four members of his family seeking to enforce the convention norms, a bench of Justices Dalveer Bhandari and Dipak Verma issued notice to the Centre and Air India.

Naveen urges PM for special status to Orissa
age correspondent
Bhubaneswar, Jan. 3

Orissa chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to accord Special Category State (SCS) status to the state.
Mr Patnaik, while sharing dais with Dr Singh at the 99th Indian Science Congress here at the KIIT University campus, handed over him the memorandum mentioning the justification of the SCS demand.
Orissa has been unsuccessfully pressing for SCS status since 1979. Former chief minister Nilamani Routray had first raised the issue at a National Development Council (NDC) meeting. The demand gathered momentum in 1998 Lok Sabha polls when it found place in the joint election manifesto of the BJD-BJP.
The ruling BJD had which dropped it from its manifesto in 2000.

Odisha: KIIT Founder Dr. A. Samanta Honoured by National Formosa University, Taiwan

Bhubaneswar: The National Formosa University, considered to be one of the best public universities of Taiwan, has conferred the Degree of Doctorate (Honoris Causa) on Dr. A. Samanta at its annual convocation ceremony on 9th June 2012. The University awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctorate to Dr. Samanta in recognition to his outstanding contribution towards the society and for his initiative to educate the underprivileged tribal children.

The degree is usually given to world personalities across the globe with the conferment of the countrys Parliament. As Founder of KIIT University and in recognition to your considerable contribution to society through KISS as well as your selfless dedication in improving international relations and global harmony, it is our pleasure to confer upon you the award of Degree of Doctorate (Honoris Causa). National Formosa University reserves this premier award for outstanding personalities to display the exceptional characteristics required of veritable role models for our students, faculty and alumni, said President of the University Dr. Jenn-Der Lin.

Dr. Samanta expressed his gratitude to the University and hoped for greater educational cooperation and cultural exchange between Taiwan and India.

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