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Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Sri Narendra Modi congratulates KISS on getting University Status

Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Sri  Narendra Modi congratulates KISS on getting University Status
Prime Minister Narendera Modi has congratulated Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) University on attaining university status. In a letter to the authorities of KISS, the Prime Minster said that KISS is bringing thousands of tribals into the mainstream of the society by giving them free education. Modi also pointed out the selfless work of social reformer Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, saying that Baba Ambedkar always gave importance on the transformation of the lives of dalits, tribals and backward people in the society. The Prime Minster also opined that all should strive hard for the development of the tribals for which the Union government has started the Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana. Through this scheme, the government gives importance for the development of education, health and employment of the tribals. [caption id="attachment_1664" align="aligncenter"…

KISS is an exemplary institution remarked Country Head of World Bank

KISS is an exemplary institution remarked Country Head of World Bank
Mr. Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Country Director for the World Bank in India visited KISS on 20th September,2017. He remarked KISS as an exemplary institution that is empowering deprived indigenous students and thus eradicating poverty through education. He said that the noble initiative of KISS is certainly incredible and unique. He appreciated the magnitude of  resolution and sheer diligence executed by Dr. Achyuta Samanta to make the seemingly impossible task two decades ago possible and fruitful. Mr. Junaid Kamal Ahmad has visited KISS in 2005 earlier. He gave his talk at the Systematic Country Diagnostic ( SCD) - Country Partnership Framework (CPF) process hosted by Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences. [gallery link="file" size="medium" ids="1660,1658,1659,1657,1655,1656"]

Marching Ahead to the Villages

Marching Ahead to the Villages
Kalarabanka India's first smart village: The borderless and boundary-less world is shrinking into a global village. India, a developing country in the course of seventy years of Independence also adapted to the International phenomenon of Globalization and Internationalization. This brings a stark contrast between India, one which adheres and strengthens International norms and Bharat that lies in the villages. The marriage of Global and local was most ably done by one University in Odisha, India in its small attempt to bridge between India and Bharat. KIIT University has a distinction being the first University in India that has promoted the concept of Model Village to contribute to Rural Development as early as 2000, just after three years of its inception as a University. KIIT University transformed an obscure village in…

KISS Students Set Another World Record Guinness World Records in Laughter Yoga

KISS Students Set Another World Record  Guinness World Records in Laughter Yoga
Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) creates another world record in attending Largest Laughter Yoga Class in the world on 29th August 2017. 15,991 Students performed laughter Yoga with Guru of Giggling Dr. Madan Kataria to create Guinness World Record. After verifying all the criteria of the largest Laughter Yoga Class, the official of Guinness World Records Swapnil Dangarikar presented a certificate to Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS for the achievement. The past Guinness Record in laughter Yoga was 1126. Previously, KISS has set Double Guinness World Records by forming the longest human chain and largest human sentence in the world by indigenous people. KISS is the pride of Odisha, glory of India and wonder of the world, said Dr. Samanta, while congratulating the students for the successful…

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) Declared Deemed University First Tribal University in the World

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) Declared Deemed University First Tribal University in the World
Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) Declared Deemed University First Tribal University in the World On the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has been granted the University status by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India vide its Letter No. F.9-14/2011-U-3 (A) dated 25/08/2017. It has become the first tribal university in India and in the entire world. Though Indira Gandhi National Tribal University has been established before, it enrolls students of all categories. On the other hand, KISS University is exclusively for tribal students. KISS has been declared a Deemed University under De-Novo category. The University will introduce seven new innovative departments in the first phase to provide impetus to research on tribal studies and help KISS achieve a place of prominence in the tribal education and…

Prof. Samanta gave the inaugural addresses at 3rd Global Village at KIIT

Prof. Samanta gave the inaugural addresses at 3rd Global Village at KIIT
Unique Multicultural Event 'Global Village'  was held at KIIT The 3rd edition of Global Village Programme has been held at KIMS Auditorium in Bhubaneswar on 19th August 2017. Participants from 13 countries have showcased the culture of their respective countries under the theme 'UNITE'. The programme was hosted by AIESEC (the world's biggest youth run organization), Bhubaneswar Team(KIIT), which is working in alignment with 17 Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) of United Nations. Inaugurating the occasion, Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS appreciated  AIESEC, Bhubaneswar for hosting such a unique and noteworthy event. He said , "AIESEC is envisioning a world, where we can break past stereotypical social norms and discourse". The Director, Students Services of KIIT University, Dr. Sucheta Priyabadini  also graced the occasion as an Honorary Guest. An event of  immense…

71st Independence day celebrated at KIIT and KISS

71st Independence day celebrated at KIIT and KISS
71st Independence Day was celebrated in Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) and KIIT University with great vigor and verve. Dr. B.N. Nanda, Senior Economic Adviser, Government of India, attended the celebration as chief guest and hoisted the National Flag. He also took the salute at the parade of the students. Among others, Saswati Bal, President, KIIT & KISS, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, R. N. Dash, Secretary, KIIT & KISS, Prashant Routray, CEO, KISS were also present. After flag hoisting, march-past was performed by the students of KISS. The students also performed colourful cultural programmes. Independence Day also was celebrated in KIIT International School and Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS). [gallery size="medium" link="file" ids="1572,1573,1574,1575,1576,1577,1578,1579"]

United Nations (UN) Under Secretary General Erik Solheim visited KISS & KIIT

United Nations (UN) Under Secretary General Erik Solheim visited KISS & KIIT
United Nations (UN) under Secretary General Erik Solheim visited Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) and KIIT University on Friday. Erik along with a high level delegation visited various campuses of KIIT and the various departments of KISS. On this occasion addressing 25,000 students of KISS. Erik said, the campuses of these two great institutions are fantastic. KISS is the only institution in world where 25.000 students are living in one campus. Dr. Achyuta Samanta who made these two great institutions is hero for us. He also said the world is inspired by Mahatma Gandhi. He had four dreams. He dreamed for poverty free world. We need to fight for poverty free world by 2030. Mahatma Gandhi believed in nature. We have to protect our nature. He always said cleanliness…

Prof. Achyuta Samanta conferred with GOPIO International Excellence Award 2017

Prof. Achyuta Samanta conferred with GOPIO International Excellence Award 2017
Prof. Achyuta Samanta has been conferred with the prestigious 7th GOPIO (Global Organization of People of Indian Origin) International Excellence Awards in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 5th August 2017. GOPIO is a non partisan, secular global organization engaged in promoting the well being of People of Indian Origin (PIO), enhancing the cooperation and communication between Indians living in Malaysia and in other countries. [caption id="attachment_1540" align="aligncenter" width="300"] GOPIO International Excellence Award 2017[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1541" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Prof. Achyuta Samanta conferred with GOPIO Award 2017[/caption] Prof. Samanta was awarded in a grand event that was marked with glamor, glitter and grandeur. The award seeks recognize his business successes as an ethical entrepreneur and a leader and to encourage new entrants to the competitive world of enterprises. The GOPIO International Excellence Awardees are from…