KIIT University, formerly Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, is a co-educational, university located at Patia, Bhubaneswar in the Indian state of Odisha. The University offers under-graduate and post-graduate courses in Engineering, Bio-technology, Medicine, Management, Law, Computer application, Rural management, Fashion, Film Studies, Journalism and Sculpturing. It was one of the youngest institutions to be awarded the deemed university status (under the section 3 of UGC act 1956) in India and then the university status in 2004.KIIT college of engineering has been ranked 5th among all National Level Self Financing Universities in India and Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a constituent of KIIT University, features among top 30 medical colleges of the country, according to a survey by Mumbai-based Mainline Media, The Pioneer in 2012. It has been ranked 18th among private engineering institutes and 7th in placement in 2008 by Outlook India. KIIT School of Management has been nominated as the mentor institution by AICTE for conducting faculty development program in eastern India. In 2016, the university was placed 32nd in the NIRF India Rankings 2016 organised by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.