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Facilities and support services apart, a curriculum tuned to global standard is a major attraction for foreign students. More than 1500 academic and research staff – many leaders in their fields, with international reputations – provide stimulating learning environment and excellent standards of teaching.

Knowledge Alliance
KIIT University has established academic partnership and collaboration with more than 80 world class universities from across the world. The partnerships provide for students, faculty & research scholar exchange programme, internship for UG/PG course, research and development participation, short-term courses for faculty & students, short-term occupational training, exchange of publications & information and seminars and conferences. As a direct benefit, KIIT students have been going to various partner universities regularly.

KIIT University has also been receiving exchange students from partner universities. Recently, 235 students from Afghanistan completed bridge courses in the University and a group of 40 students from Ataturk University, Turkey completed six month course in English. Students from the University of Lausanne, UC-Davis, and London School of Hygiene visited School of Biotechnology for three months each for their thesis projects.

Foreign Partner Universities

  • Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand
  • The National Formosa University of Taiwan
  • Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague
  • Hanseo University, S. Korea
  • University of Cambodia, Cambodia
  • North-West University, South Africa
  • Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies (AOI), Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany
  • Yildiz Technical University (YTU), Turkey
  • Anglia Ruskin University, U.K
  • North Seattle Community College, Washington
  • Ataturk University, Turkey
  • University of Miskolc, Hungary
  • Cracow University of Technology, Poland
  • VSB Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • Minghsin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • National Taipei University (NTPU), Taiwan
  • Reykjavik University, Iceland
  • Pokhara University, Nepal
  • Hanbat National University, South Korea
  • Deakin University, Australia
  • Nano Bio Research Centre, Myongji University, S.Korea
  • Dumlupinar University, Turkey
  • Edinburgh's Telford College, U.K.
  • Chiang Mai Rajbhat University, Thailand
  • Tomas Bata University in Zlin
  • National Central University of Taiwan
  • Modul University of Vienna

Each and every university today looks for the global scenario in the field of higher education. The rapid changes in every field of knowledge have made the world virtually under the most powerful economic order that has come through knowledge. With the growth of information technology, the higher education scenario is fast changing. Never before one could get information at the press of a button. ICT revolution has changed the way world behaves and thinks. Higher education is no longer controlled and regulated by the state alone. Since late 1990s, the higher education market is growing by 9% per year. Apart from the state, private players have entered the education scenario because of which even government Universities are now soliciting entry of foreign students. To attract foreign students many Universities have tailored their courses to international requirements.

According to UNESCO Report (2006), the need for international education will increase from 1.8 million international students in 2002 to 7.2 million in 2025.  This growth creates huge challenges and opportunities. Though the exact figure cannot be estimated with accuracy, yet it is obvious that there would be rise in the programmes and institutions across national boundaries. In order to meet this rising demands, institutions across the globe have come forward with several plans.

The Association of Indian Universities organized a Round Table on ‘Internationalization of Indian Higher Education’ which discussed the mechanism to promote internationalization of Indian Higher education.  It emphasized the fact that:

“Internationalization of higher education is a fact of life in the new knowledge era.  It would lead to an improvement in the quality of education, produce understanding and yield financial benefits.  It also realized that partnership and networking are essential for to enrich the teaching learning and to improve quality of research.”

Education being a trillion dollar industry, because of the liberalization and globalization of the industries more and more business houses are now jumping into the business of higher education. Despite stiff competition to get a share in the ever increasing demand, some universities across the globe have started giving importance to the quality teaching and research, for these universities still believe in core-value based education which could withstand the competition in making their presence felt in global arena.

As a progressive institution, KIIT University has not been untouched by these developments. The management of the institution has identified internationalization of KIIT as an important thrust area for the next ten years. Starting this year, a series of measure are on the anvil, including a setting up of a high impact ‘KIIT Global’ secretariat in the campus to coordinate the efforts.

International interaction of KIIT University is, however, not new. Way back in 2001, KIIT was one of the first institutions in the State of Odisha to attract foreign students into its various academic programmes. In subsequent years, their numbers grew steadily. At present student body of KIIT University has representation from over 22 countries, including most of the South Asian Nations, proving that KIIT’s reputation as a quality institution of professional education transcends borders.

KIIT University values the diversity that international students bring to campus in terms of culture, background and perspectives. A decade long exposure to international environment has led to the creation of infrastructure and support systems which are the most appropriate to welcome foreign students. The University has a proactive International Programme Cell, which provides guidance to international students right from their arrival in the institute in the matters of their cultural, legal and academic needs and other issues of relevance. Keeping in view the communication needs of the prospective students from South Korea, China, Thailand and Japan, the University has established a language lab to improve the communication skills in eight foreign languages including English. There is a dedicated hostel for international students with superior amenities.               

Facilities and support services apart, a curriculum tuned to global standard is a major attraction for foreign students. In order to maintain such high standard, KIIT has roped in faculty and staff members from 13 countries. Besides, international luminaries such as Nobel Laureates, Ramon Magsaysay Awardees, Ambassadors, renowned legal and management personalities regularly deliver special lectures at KIIT University and interact with the students.   

In order to make its presence felt in the global education scenario, KIIT University sought membership in various prestigious world bodies, accreditation boards and associations like University Mobility Asia and the Pacific (UMAP), Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and International Association of Universities (IAU). Each of these bodies have large number of member Universities and members benefit from exchange, degree equivalence, fellowship and research grants in furthering the cause of higher education amongst themselves. KIIT’s participation in these world bodies has enhanced the credibility of KIIT as a University. The 400 odd Universities body UMAP has been so impressed by KIIT that it decided to have its India Office in KIIT University.

National & International Standing

KIIT University is accredited by NAAC of UGC in ‘A Grade’ (Highest CGPA among self-financing universities) and NBA of AICTE. It is a member of prestigious national and international organizations.

  • European Association of International Education (EAIE)
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP)
  • International Association of University Presidents (IAUP)
  • Association of University of Asia Pacific (AUAP)
  • Institute of International Education (IIE), New York
  • United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)
  • Eurasian Silk Road Universities Consortium (ESRUC), Turkey

KIIT University has established academic partnership and collaboration with more than 80 world class universities from across the world. Though there is specific agreement with individual universities, yet some of the common points are students, faculty & research scholar exchange programme, internship for UG/PG course, research and development participation, short-term courses for faculty & students, short-term occupational training, exchange of publications & information and seminars and conferences. As per the arrangements, KIIT students have been regularly going to various partner universities. Every year a group of students from KIIT School of Rural Management goes to Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok as a part of their training.

Similarly, in 2010 two students from School of Management had been to Czech University of Life Sciences (CULS), one of the oldest universities of Europe, where they had been admitted to complete two semesters. Students are encouraged to attend the summer schools in partner universities. Recently, five students have been to the National Formosa University, Taiwan to attend the International English Camp there. However, it is not one way traffic from KIIT. The university also has been receiving exchange students from partner universities. In order to cater to the needs of the students coming from overseas, KIIT University often conducts customized courses for them.

MoU's & Collaborations with other Universities

Important International Meets

6th World Congress on Preventive and Regenerative Medicine WCPRM 2013
4th Annual Conference of Eurasian Silk Road Universities Consortium (ESRUC) 2013
International Conference on Renewable Energy
1st KIIT Model United Nations 2013 (KIIT MUN 2013)
99th Indian Science Congress (ISC 2012)
International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology (2012)
International Symposium on Molecular Basis of Human Health in Response to Mutagens and Environmental Stress (2012)
International Conference on Digital Library (2011)
International Seminar on 150 Years of Indian Penal Code (2011)
First BCI International Moot Court Competition (2011)
52nd Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (2011)
International Law Week (2010)
International Conference on Cell Signaling and Diseases (2010)
International Conference on Economics and Business (2010)
International Conference on Bioinformatics (2010)

International reputation of KIIT University is also reflected by conferment of Honorary Doctorate to its Founder, Dr. Achyuta Samanta by several international universities, including National University of Cambodia, Hanseo University, South Korea and National Formosa University, Taiwan. He also has addressed the prestigious Global CEO Summit in New York.

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