KIIT tops Education Ministry’s Innovation Rankings

KIIT tops Education Ministry’s Innovation Rankings
KIIT Deemed to be University tops the charts by securing Rank 1 among the Private HEI (Higher Education Institution/s) in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements, an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India. This initiative aims to systematically rank all major higher educational institutions and universities in India on indicators related to “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development” amongst students and faculties. ARIIA Ranking 2020 report was released digitally today by Shri Venkaiah Naidu, Hon'ble Vice President of India in the presence of Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Hon'ble Minister of HRD and Shri Sanjay Sham Rao Dhotre, Hon'ble MoS of HRD. "I congratulate KIIT on this achievement. We have moved to the first position this year from second place last year. It speaks volumes…

20 years of Kadambini

20 years of Kadambini
The socio-cultural itinerary has been one of my multi-frontal sojourn for holistic social reform and transformation. I merely couldn’t remain content with Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KIIT & KISS) and have never forgotten my roots and philosophy of life to respect mother, motherland and mother tongue. I always crave to do more. I have been actively promoting, supporting and safeguarding the literature, art and culture of Odisha. My passion and love for language, literature, art and culture gave birth to Kadambini Media Pvt. Ltd. in the year 2000. It has been publishing “Kadambini”, the first-ever family feature magazine in Odia, and also “Kunikatha”, the first-ever magazine for children in Odia. These two magazines reflect our immaculate sense of refined taste and finesse, and…

O’ Mother ! …. My Dear Mother !

O’ Mother ! …. My Dear Mother !
Mother, mother… Maa, Mummy, Mama …… the most loved words in the world over. But where have YOU gone ? To where have you departed isolating us since 2nd August last? We are now incapacitated even to utter this loving word MOTHER after your desertion. O’ dear Mother! how could you be so cruel to us? Today we remember our past…. When I was four years old and sister Iti now hardly a month old, our dear father met a train accidental death. We are seven brothers and sisters. Our father was a kind hearted person to come to the aid of many, the holder of a small job. He could, therefore, not help save anything for us. He only left you, mother, to look after we, the siblings. After…

Lending a Hand: KIIT & KISS help Tibetan Communities & Monks at Chandragiri to fight Corona Crisis

Lending a Hand: KIIT & KISS help Tibetan Communities & Monks at Chandragiri to fight Corona Crisis
Besides a series of initiatives to help citizens of Odisha and providing support to the state government in the battle against COVID-19, KIIT and KISS have extended a helping hand to the Tibetan communities in Chandragiri of Gajapati district in Odisha. Though the COVID-19 Pandemic is not an immediate concern in this far flung area of Odisha, hunger and poverty remain an issue in many settlements in and around Chandragiri. The KIIT and KISS family have provided basic essentials and groceries for at least a month to the Tibetan families settled in Chandragiri and to the monks of Padmasambhava Mahavihara Monastery in Jirang, the largest Buddhist monastery in Eastern India. Besides food, a kit containing essential items like sanitisers, hand wash, sanitary napkins and masks were also provided by KIIT and…

Between the Devil and Deep Sea

Between the Devil and Deep Sea
Shutting down a country of 1.3 billion people is probably the most challenging task in the current day and age. But this harsh decision was inevitable. Even after the lockdown, the total number of novel coronavirus cases in India has surged to 4,281 with 111 people deceased, according to the Union Health Ministry. Globally, COVID-19 cases have shot past 1.27 million while the death toll rose to nearly 70,000. It took India forty days to witness the first 50 cases, five more days to reach 100 cases, three days to get to 150 cases and then just two more days to hit the 200 mark. From there on, the storm has been gathering pace. In Odisha, cases went up from a mere 7 to 40 in 3 days. Mathematically, at…

Naveen Patnaik Inaugurates Motilal Oswal-KISS Residential School

Naveen Patnaik Inaugurates Motilal Oswal-KISS Residential School
The Balangir Unit of KISS Bhuabneswar, Motilal Oswal-KISS Residential School, was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patanik today on 15th of February, 2020. Inaugurating the school, the Chief Minister said, “I am delighted to inaugurate the Motilal Oswal-KISS Residential School at Balangir. I hope this school will play a key role for the development of tribal children in a backward region like Balangir. For such an accomplishment, I congratulate Founder of KIIT and KISS Dr. Achyuta Samanta and the Managing Director of Oswal Group Shri Motilal Oswal”. “Education provides strength to us to march ahead. It brings changes in society. The State Govt. has taken many steps in educating children belonging to scheduled caste and tribe. Besides, the Govt. has been prioritizing to provide value-based education to tribal children”, he added.…

Go the Distance Hero Award for Prof. Achyuta Samanta

Go the Distance Hero Award for Prof. Achyuta Samanta
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j84LywKzlTo Lok Sabha Member of Parliament and Founder of KIIT and KISS, Prof. Achyuta Samanta was conferred with Go The Distance Hero by Apollo Tyres for working towards creating access to sport. He was awarded at a special ceremony before the ISL match at Kalinga Stadium on 29 January 2020. Besides the award, the story around Prof. Samanta’s work that has been created by Star was also showcased to recognise the stellar contribution of KIIT and KISS in promotion of sports and sportspersons under the vision, leadership and commitment of its founder, Prof. Samanta. It is pertinent to mention here that KIIT Deemed to be University and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) have been rewarded with Biju Patnaik Sports Award for ‘Best contribution for promotion of sports and games’ on the…

Dr Achyuta Samanta Conferred With Dream Achiever’s Award

Dr Achyuta Samanta Conferred With Dream Achiever’s Award
The prestigious Dream Achiever’s award 2020 was conferred on KISS and KIIT Founder, Odisha’s Kandhamal MP Dr. Achyuta Samant on Wednesday in Mumbai. Hosted by Nana Nani Foundation and Films Today magazine of Mumbai the award was handed over by His Excellency the Governor of Maharashtra Sri Bhagat Singh Koshyari in an impressive event organised at The Club in Andheri West in Mumbai. Sahayam Singhania, chairman of Ennar Group was also present on this occasion. Representative of Dr Samanta received the award on his behalf.

Dr. Achyuta Samanta conferred with CSI Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Achyuta Samanta conferred with CSI Lifetime Achievement Award
Computer Society of India (CSI) conferred Lifetime Achievement Award on Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS at its 53rd Annual Convention in Bhubaneswar on 18th January 2020. Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjay K Mishra, Judge, Odisha High Court conferred the prestigious award on behalf of CSI on Dr. Samanta at the valedictory session of the three-day Annual Convention. Among others, Dr. Gulsan Rai, Cyber Security Adviser, PMO; Prof Mike Hinchy, President, IFIP; Prof. K. K. Agarwal, Chairman, National Board of Accreditation; Prof. R K Vyas, Chair, Conference Committee; Prof. P K Behera, Chair, Programme Committee; Er. N K Behera, Co-convener, CSI 2020 and Ankur B Patel, Coordinator, Industry Committee, CSI 2020 and many other dignitaries were present on the occasion. Dr. Samanta was conferred with this award for his immense…

Kandhamal MP Achyuta Samanta Inaugurates Job Fair In Boudh

Kandhamal MP Achyuta Samanta Inaugurates Job Fair In Boudh
KIIT and KISS Founder, Kandhamal MP Dr. Achyuta Samanta inaugurated a district level mega job fair at the Town Hall here in Odisha on Friday. The fair was organised with the help of Odisha Skill Development Authority. https://youtu.be/M6LQT_KOiFw The fair was organized to provide an opportunity to the educated youths of the district where hundreds of job aspirants from across the district took part. At least 47 Companies, which provide both training and employment, took part in the fair in Boudh. It is worthy to mention here that such a mega job fair was organized Thursday at Phulbani of Kandhamal district. Job aspirants from Phulbani, Daspalla, Baliguda, G Udayagiri and Bhanjanagar took part in this fair where about 70 companies took part.