In order to contribute towards this national need, “Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology” made a humble beginning during 1992 with the establishment of ‘Industrial Training Institute’. Initially it was housed in rented premises with twelve trainees and two faculty members as against intake capacity of 32 i.e., 16 in each trade of Electrician and Fitter. There years after with a constant growth KIIT ITI was able to create fully fledged infrastructure and training facilities for 200 trainees in two different affiliated trades by 1995. During the same year KIIT has crossed yet another mile stone to start Diploma engineering course in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil and Electronics & Communication branches with a intake capacity of 180 students with due approval of All India Council for Technical Education. There after KIIT, as a recognized educational society has grown into many folds adding new feathers to its cap with Degree Engineering courses, MCA, MBA and M.Tech Programme etc. at sixteen sprawling campuses in the temple city of Bhubaneswar.
Along with this tremendous growth, the ITI Wing was also been constantly nourished and had its own campus having a state of the art workshop with adequate machineries and equipments in the trade of Electrician, Fitter, Electronics Mech. Constant efforts have been made to impact qualitative training as per DGET syllabus and NIMI methods of training by a set of most dedicated, skilled and hard working trainers. Adequate advanced machineries and equipments are available in different workshops of this institute.
The KIIT, ITI also reserves 40-50 seats for the product of its sister concern that is KISS (Kalinga Institute of Social Science), which provides academicals facilities to only tribal students of the state at free of cost. Similarly the craftsman students in this ITI for those students are also free of cost including their Boarding and Lodging.
Within these 20 years, through its vocational training programme. KIIT has produced as many as 4000 most efficient and industries work force. Thus it has proven its commitments to the society and brought the dream of the past into realization by producing this work force for the industries of all over the country. That is why KIIT is now a most preferred destination for technical education in the country.