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Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for 13 KISS Students
25.02.2013
10th Board Examination: KISS Sets Record
25.02.2013
 
Hon'ble Union Minister Shri V. Kishore Chandra Deo Visits KISS
13.02.2013
His Excellency Shri M. C. Bhandare, Hon’ble Governor of Odisha interacts with KISS Students
06.02.2013
Mr. Dinesh Mongia, Former Indian Cricketer visits KISS
03.02.2013
 

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for 13 KISS Students

Thirteen postgraduate boys and girls of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) have been nominated to receive Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship during the current year. The fellowship would support the students to pursue their research work towards Ph.D. They would receive a monthly amount of Rs. 16,000 and Rs. 18,000 for three years towards junior and senior fellowships respectively. In addition, Rs. 50,000 per year would be given to them as financial assistance. Students of KISS performed significantly better than students of other universities in the national-level online test conducted for university level Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students. It is a matter of happiness that the students KISS have been nominated to receive this prestigious fellowship solely on the basis of their merit.

The success of so many students from the institute in the test for Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship has resulted in happiness and encouragement among 20,000 tribal boys and girls of KISS. Their achievement has also made entire tribal community of the state proud. It is important to note that 13 out of 30 students, who have been nominated from Odisha for this scholarship, are from KISS. It is certainly a matter of great pride for the institute. It may be mentioned that KISS offers free education to tribal students from kindergarten to postgraduate level in science, arts and commerce streams. Satisfied over the achievement, students of KISS have expressed confidence to excel in any competition.

10th Board Examination: KISS Sets Record

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneswar has set record as a school to have the largest number of students appearing in 2013 HSC Board examination. As many as 700 students from KISS will be writing 10th Board examination, which is the highest in the history of Odisha for a single school. It is important to mention that all the students of this institute are tribals, including those from 13 primitive tribes of Odisha. Further, most of them are girls. Since last many years KISS students have been achieving cent percent success in their 10th Board. Expressing his happiness, Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS wished all the best to the students, while hoping that this year too KISS would achieve cent percent result.

Union Minister Shri V. Kishore Chandra Deo Visits KISS

Shri V. Kishore Chandra Deo, Hon’ble Union Minister of Panchayatiraj and Tribal Affairs visited KIIT and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) on February 13, 2013. “I am very happy to visit this great institute. I had heard a lot about it, but could not come earlier because of busy schedule”, he said during an interaction session with 22,500 tribal students of KISS.        

Education remains the most important issue for tribal development, Shri Deo stated. They are deprived of useful information and guidance due to their educational backwardness, he said, adding that they also remain deprived of many facilities for this. The Union Minister informed about different schemes for tribals implemented recently for their higher education and self employment. Appreciating the institute’s work for tribal empowerment through education and efforts to preserve the tribal culture and heritage, he thanked its Founder, Dr. Achyuta Samanta for the initiative. He also assured all possible help and support to KISS.

Earlier Shri V. Kishore Chandra Deo went around academic building, vocational training unit, mega dining hall, mineral water plant and mega bath complex of KISS. He also unveiled a stone plaque in his honour.

Thanking the Union Minister for the visit, Dr. Samanta said it would be remain as an inspiration and motivation for the tribal students of KISS. Among others, Shri R. N. Dash, Secretary, KISS and Dr. P. K. Routray, CEO also spoke on the occasion.