Bhubaneswar: Scaling up its credibility, the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Bhubaneswar, established by Government of Odisha in the year 2006, has grown to an institute of national and international repute with improved quality of students, faculty, academic eco-system and higher placement records.
This was known from the Board of Governors ( BoG) Meeting of the institute held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra in which the independent directors from different parts of India participated through digital mode.
While complimenting achievements of the Institute over last years, Chief Secretary Mr.Mahapatra thanked Director Prof Gopal Nayak and Registrar Prof Ajit Dash for their untiring efforts in developing the institute to its present level. Further, Mr.Mahapatra directed to improve the quality of teaching, learning, research and incubation so as to match IIIT, Bhubaneswar with other advanced institutes in the sector.
While placing the updates and issues for discussion, Director, IIIT Prof Gopal Nayak said, “IIIT, Bhubaneswar has joined JoSAA/CSAB counseling conducted for NITs and IIITs from OTA ranked students. All seats for the current academic session have been filled up. This year the average quality of the students at entry stage has improved significantly”.
Available data show, the students above the ranking of 51490 in OTA category have preferred admission in the institute. In the last years the students with OTA ranking of around 61000 in OTA category were being admitted. Along with students of Odisha the students from other states and countries have also preferred admission in IIIT, Bhubaneswar.
Prof Ajit Kumar Das, Registrar, IIIT appraised, “ IIIT Team of Students was the first and only Indian Team to bag eleventh position globally in Top 20 of International Digital Marketing Competition-2020 organized by Purdue University of USA.
Considering the impact of the current pandemic on economic condition of the students, the BoG reduced the hostel fees to Rs.3000.00 per semester for all students. Previously, this fees varied from Rs.12,000.00 to Rs.24.000.00 per semester depending on the type of accommodation provided to the student. A discount of Rs.1500.00 per semester on library services for the current academic year was also approved. Further, the BoG also waived student welfare fee and power back up charges for the current session. The proposal for constituting a committee to look into the grievances of non-teaching staff was also approved by the BoG .
Registrar Prof Das appraised, “the institution has grown self reliant in terms of its establishment, operation and maintenance costs”. The State Government has given a grant of around Rs. 16 cr during last three years for development of modern infrastructure facilities.
The Directors of the Board of Governors namely Director IIIT Hyderabad Prof PJ Narayanan, Director General STPI Dr Omkar Rai, Prof R.C Balbantray, IIIT Bhubaneswar, Prof Debabrata Das IIIT Bangalore, Secretary IT Manoj Mishra participated in deliberations.