The Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) University, has recently joined hands with Metropolitan State University of Denver in US. Both the universities have signed an agreement for faculty and student exchange programme.
PP Mathur, KIIT vice-chancellor and Akbarali Thobhani, executive director of international studies at the Denver Institute, both signed and MoU to start their new bond. Before signing the MoU, a delegation of 8 members, headed by Stephen M Jordan, president of the Metropolitan State University of Denver, visited various schools and facilities of the KIIT University Dec 20-21.
They also visited the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), a social arm of the KIIT. According to the MoU "The agreement would encourage and support faculty and student exchanges. Both the universities agreed to advance collaborative development and delivery of courses and programmes in addition to promotion of research and scholarly projects."
KIIT group was founded by social entrepreneur Achyuta Samanta. KIIT is a group of professional institutes. KIIT University also provide free education and vocational training to more than 20,000 tribal students.
In July KIIT signed pacts with six South Korean universities and one university each from Kenya and Tanzania. Presently, 20,000 students are pursuing under graduate and post graduate studies in Engineering, Computer Application, Management, Rural Management, LAW, Biotechnology, MBBS, MD, BDS, Nursing, Fashion Technology, Cinema and Media Studies and Language. KIIT is one of the renowned institutions of the country.
Founded in 1965, Metropolitan State University Denver has grown to nearly 23,000 students and educates undergraduate Coloradans. Nearly 75 percent of their alumni live and work in Denver and the state.