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Making an Impact: KIIT ranks eighth globally in the Sustainable Development Goals to “reduce…

Making an Impact: KIIT ranks eighth globally in the Sustainable Development Goals to “reduce…


Bhubaneswar, India, March 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/

KIIT which is considered a university, Bhubaneswar has been ranked as the 8th best university in the world in the prestigious Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022 for astonishing progress in “Reducing Inequality”.

Achieving gender equality is one of the main criteria of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The London-based Times Higher Education, which ranks institutes and universities each year according to a variety of criteria, including the famous “World University Rankings”, published its latest report on the Impact Rankings for 2022 on April 28.

In the impact rankings, universities’ commitment to sustainability was assessed in four main areas: research, management, public relations, and teaching.

KIIT was just one of the few Indian universities that made it into the list. Eighth place is recognition of their commitment to excellence in all academic areas. KIIT’s high score also reflects its social responsibility and impactful contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals.

The founder of KIIT and KISS, Professor Ashiuta Samanta, lauded the historic achievement: “KIIT’s position among the world’s most influential universities in the field of ‘reducing inequality’ reflects the enormous contribution that KIIT has made in this field over the decades.”

Chancellor Prof. Ved Prakash, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sasmita Samantha, and the lecturers, staff and students of KIIT congratulated on this unique achievement.

KIIT is one of the leading Indian universities, attracting students from all over India and more than 53 countries to pursue vocational and technical education. It is widely recognized as the most student friendly university that values ​​and cultivates the principles of compassion and humanity.

While KIIT is ranked eighth globally in “reducing inequalities,” it is ranked among 1,500 universities out of 106 for other SDGs such as “quality education,” “peace, justice, and strong institutions,” and “partnership for the goals.” range 101-200. It achieved an overall position in the 201-300 range in the world rankings.

In addition to high-quality education and research, KIIT has been involved in a wide range of social development activities since its foundation.

KIIT has done extensive work on reducing inequality. The result is that KIIT ranks 8th globally for this SDG parameter. This underscores KIIT’s firm commitment to all 17 Sustainable Development Goals through its academic and social programmes.

KIIT prides itself on being a community-oriented university that contributes to pressing social issues such as poverty reduction through education, women’s empowerment, equal opportunity in the workplace, rural development, tribal empowerment, art, culture and literature.

Information about KIIT

The university was founded in the year 1992/1993 by Prof. Samantha, an eminent teacher and social activist. It started modestly as a vocational training center. But its principles and core belief in making quality education accessible to all made it a desirable destination for higher study. It was formed as a university center in 1997, which is the base year. Since then, KIIT has grown exponentially and set a classic standard for education and research.

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