KIIT among top varsities in Times Higher Education rankings

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Bhubaneswar, Apr 22 (PTI) Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) here has secured a place among the top universities of the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings-2021.

KIIT, deemed to be a university, got this recognition for its commitment towards sustenance and equity, the institute said in a statement.

On the yardstick of the community-based university and the impact of the institutes, the Times Higher Education conducts the ranking programme for institutions across the globe.

'As KIIT has been fulfilling all criteria of United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, THE has given 201+ rank to the institute in the overall impact rankings,' the statement said.

The impact rankings of the Times Higher Education evaluates the social responsibility of universities across the world.

Dr Achyuta Samanta, Founder of KIIT and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, said that a few institutions and universities are getting featured in the world rankings, which is a matter of pride for Odisha.

'We are happy that KIIT is among the top in the impact rankings of THE, as it has tried to maintain the excellence in social responsibility,' he said.

The Odisha-based institute has also secured the 86th ranking in 'Reduced Inequalities' of the Sustainable Development Goals.

'The institute has got the rank 101+ in 'Partnership for The Goals' and 201+ in 'Quality Education & Peace and Justice & Strong Institutions',' it said.

According to the statement, the Bhubaneswar- headquartered institute is the only university in eastern India to achieve such a rank. PTI AAM BDC BDC