The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has placed the KIIT University in the list of Category ‘A’ Deemed Universities on the basis of the high-level Tandon Committee’s recommendations.
In 2009, the MHRD constituted the Tandon Committee to review all the deemed universities, government as well as self-financing, on the basis of nine parameters, such as infrastructure, teaching quality, management system, admission, research and publication, etc.
After a detailed assessment, the committee put 126 deemed universities into ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ categories.
At that time, KIIT University, along with 43 others including many reputed and old deemed universities, was placed in Category ‘B’.
It was a commendable achievement considering the fact that the KIIT was still in its institutional infancy, being only in the fifth year. Further, the committee gave the Category ‘B’ Deemed Universities three to four years time to improve their standing.
The KIIT took urgent steps to strengthen research, publication, projects, academic quality, etc which would enable it to join the league of top universities of the country.
In 2013, a high-level team from KIIT University made a fresh presentation before the Tandon Committee.
After a thorough and stringent assessment of various quality parameters, the Committee was pleased to upgrade KIIT University to Category ‘A’ status in its recommendations.