Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) has fast emerged as a centre of excellence in the field of professional education in India and abroad. Building up from a non-descript beginning as an industrial training institute in 1992, it has grown into a diversified educational conglomerate offering academic programmes from kindergarten to post-doctorate level. The institute, which has set a benchmark of quality in professional education, attracts students from as many as 20 countries across the globe. There are at present 11,000 students enrolled full-time into its various academic programmes. Located in an idyllic setting in Bhubaneswar, the most conducive for learning, the institute has eleven sprawling wi-fi campuses.
KIIT has a successful track record in producing human resources with cutting edge competencies to succeed in the age of globalization. Schools have a vital role to play in present time as it has become important to nurture young minds from early on to prepare them to face challenges of future. KIIT has established KiiT International School to fulfill the gap of such institution in eastern India. KiiT International School focuses on quality education with human touch. A high teacher-student ratio of 1:8 and small class size of 16 students only make it possible to provide personalized attention to each student.
KiiT International School offers the best of national and international curriculum. While CBSE is offered as the national curriculum, international curriculum includes Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP) at primary level and IGCSE of Cambridge at middle and high school level. Each of two curriculums is headed by highly qualified and experienced Principals, who guide a competent team of teachers, drawn from different countries, to deliver quality education. The CBSE curriculum has students from all parts of the country, while the IGCSE curriculum can have more than 300 international students. The school, which presently offers education from Kindergarten to Class IX level, has already been affiliated by CBSE. The IGCSE affiliation is forthcoming soon. While more than 150 foreign students will be enrolled upto Class IX in international curriculum, students from all parts of the country will also be joining in the coming academic year. The fees is reasonable, and is only a quarter of that charged by international boarding schools in India offering similar facilities.
The school uniquely promotes the integration of academic and co-curricular programmes, as well as the development of the informal curriculum where students are encouraged to build their personalities through learning and socio-cultural interaction. It focuses on innovative practical learning approaches, which make assimilation of lessons easy and reduce the burden of school bags. The school has established a huge science park with facilities for more than 115 scientific experiments as a part of this innovative pedagogy. Further, every year students go on a national and an international study tour.
An enabling infrastructure is a prerequisite for the quality education. Therefore, the very basic concept education in KiiT International School is driven towards giving the students an atmosphere in which they can learn, think and create. The physical infrastructure comprises of an independent, self-contained and wi-fi campus which holds in its lap spacious air conditioned classrooms with audio visual aids, activity based toys and models, science park, golf course and swimming pool with temperature control. The luxurious campus, at par with a 5-Star hotel, also provides adequate facilities for all indoor as well as outdoor games for the overall development of the students. These include a multigym, cricket, football, horse riding, table tennis, basket ball, etc. The students’ residence, which is also air conditioned, serves hygienic Indian and international cuisines. It is the first of its kind in the country to serve only organic vegetables and has hired the hospitality professionals to provide the best service.
While KIIT International School is a fully residential boarding school, day boarding option is also available to the children coming from nearby areas. The students of the school also have a unique opportunity to pursue prestigious courses of higher education offered by KIIT.
The school offers 10 percent concession in fees to girl students. Further, there is provision for full waiver of fees for five poor and meritorious girl students.
KiiT International School will be an asset for the state of Orissa, says Dr. A. Samanta, dreamer, implementer and custodian of KIIT Group of Institutions. It provides an opportunity to the students of Orissa to pursue international-level school education, for which earlier they had to go outside the state, at their doorstep, he elaborates, adding that presence of a large number of foreign childr