Bhubaneswar: KIIT Deemed-to-be-University has made a significant jump in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023, being placed in the 601-800 cohort from 801-1000 the previous year, reflecting its sustained focus on quality teaching, research activities and steadily growing its global reputation.
The London-based group’s latest ranking could not have come at a better time for the university, which is celebrating its silver jubilee year and planning a series of initiatives to showcase its academic excellence. The ranking reveals that KIIT has fared much better than other institutes not only in Odisha but also in Eastern India. The Times World University Rankings are widely followed by academics, including students, in choosing their institution of choice for pursuing higher education.
Several academicians hailed the achievement of KIIT which, despite being a relatively new university compared to the respected and legacy institutes, has placed itself in the league of coveted universities. They lauded the tireless efforts of KIIT founder Dr. Achutha Samantha and his visionary leadership to transform the university in a short span of time into a world-renowned institute.
The methodology used to rank universities by Times Higher Education is learning environment, research, citations, international outlook and industry revenue.
This year, a record number of 75 institutes from India found a place in the world rankings compared to 56 in 2020 and only 31 Indian universities in 2017.
Dr. Samantha said the improved ranking was the result of the collective efforts of faculty, students and staff, though the KIIT family credited him for the success. The 2023 results created a palpable sense of euphoria on campus. KIIT was recently named the 20th best university in India by the Ministry of Education’s National Institute for Ranking Framework (NIRF).