"I will serve my community and village by providing healthcare to all and by trying to bring my fellow men out from the clutches of superstition. I could think about it because of KISS" ; said ecstatic Saunri Hansdah after clearing NEET - PG Level and soon going to specialize in Gynecology from SCB College, Cuttack, Odisha. Born in a family, where acute poverty is written in the wall, Saunri due to her strong conviction studied in the village school for sometime. Being the second amongst the four children in the family, Saunri in all purpose had to become the bread earner of the family, because her elder brother suffers from acute arthritis. She came to KISS in 2007. Saunri with good result in +2 Science opted to become a…
Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) and its founder Dr. Achyuta Samanta’s social work was widely appreciated in Lok Sabha on Friday, April 7, 2017. Participating in a discussion, MP from Tikamgarh (Madhya Pradesh) Dr. Virendra Kumar said the need of the hour was to encourage people like Dr. Samanta who are instrumental in transforming the society.
Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have joined hands to extend the benefits of skill development to tribal youths living in the backward districts of Odisha. The two organizations signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in New Delhi on March 30, 2017 to establish a Centre for Excellence to demonstrate technology-enabled blended skill training model for tribal youth. The Centre of Excellence, housed in KISS, will support Implementation Labs located in tribal dominated districts like Sundargarh and Koraput.
A delegation from United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) visited KIIT & KISS on March 29, 2017. The delegation, comprising of representatives from 21 universities of the United States, visited various campuses of KIIT and units of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS). They had a fruitful discussion with Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS and interacted with the students of KISS to explore about avenues of higher education available to them.
The 105th session of Indian Science Congress, a gathering of scientific luminaries from countries across the world, will be held at Osmania University (OU), Hyderabad from January 3 to 7 next year, informed Prof. Achyuta Samanta, General President of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) at a Press Meet in Hyderabad on March 25, 2017.
Dibrugarh University (DU) of Assam conferred D.Litt. Honoris Causa on eminent educationist and social activist Prof. Achyuta Samanta of Odisha at a special convocation held on 22nd March 2017. The honour was to be given at the 16th convocation ceremony of the University on 10th March, but Prof. Samanta could not join the ceremony due to unavoidable circumstances. The Vice Chancellor of the University Dr. Alak Kumar Buragohain conferred the honour on him in the presence of the Registrar, Deans, Directors, students and other dignitaries.
Expanding its global footprint, KIIT inked memorandums of understanding with four prominent institutions of China. The agreements were signed during the visit of Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS to China on March 17 - 18, 2017.
Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS attended the Global Roundtable on Inclusive Innovations (GRII), held as a part of week-long 'Festival of Innovation' at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on March 5, 2017. The Roundtable was participated by top innovation leaders of the world, including Nobel Laureates.
Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS delivered Motilal Oswal Foundation Day Lecture at Motilal Tower in Mumbai on March 20, 2017. Many eminent speakers have addressed this forum in the past, including Aamir Khan who spoke last month. He also signed an MOU with Motilal Oswal Securities who promised financial support to the tune of Rs. 15 Crores for setting up a branch of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) in Balangir district of Odisha.