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JANUARY 2012
63rd Republic Day Celebration
26.01.2012
Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS, inducted as member of a high-level committee on higher education, constituted by the Planning Commission of India
20.01.2012
 
Hon'ble U.S. Ambassasdor to India visits KISS
20.01.2012
Dr. Achyuta Samanta elected Executive Council (EC) member for ISCA
08.01.2012
 
Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Hon'ble Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India visits KISS
06.01.2012
Hon’ble Ambassador of India to US visits KISS
05.01.2012
Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Fmr. President of India asks KISSians to work for better India
04.01.2012

CSIR Science Experience Hall at KISS

03.01.2012
 

 

Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS, inducted as member of a high-level committee on higher education, constituted by the Planning Commission of India

Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS has been inducted as Member of a 12-member high level committee on higher education, constituted by the Planning Commission of India. As per an order of the Planning Commission of India, Committee on Corporate Sector Participation on Higher Education, chaired by Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy, would work for formulation of the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-17) for higher education. It would examine and provide recommendations on the potential and modalities for corporate sector participation in higher education in support of development of national education and innovation hubs and the Institutions of National Importance (INIs) / Centres of Excellence. The committee would also suggest models for industry-institute interaction to act as catalysts of innovation and sustainable and inclusive economic and regional development. Samanta would work for a term of 5 years. Other members of the committee include Mr. Kiran Karnik, former President, NASSCOM; Prof. P. Balaram, Director, IISc, Bangaluru; Mr. R. Gupalakrishnan, member - Secretary, National Innovation Council; Mr. Naushad Forbes, Forbes Marshall; Dr. Ashok Misra, former Director, IIT Bombay; Mr. Sudhir Vasudeva, CMD, ONGC; Mr. Arup Roy Choudhury, CMD, NTPC and others.

Dr. Achyuta Samanta elected Executive Council (EC) member for ISCA

Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS has been elected as a member of Executive Council (EC) for the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA). In the recently concluded election for the EC, Dr. Samanta secured highest no. of vote to become the first odia to be included in the Executive Council of ISCA. In the highest body ISCA only 10 members are elected from all over the country to take important decisions on various activities relating to Science and Technology in the country. It is indeed another feather to Dr. Samanta's cap since he has been a member of UGC, AICTE etc. With his inclusion Dr. Samanta is bound to provide a new direction in the field of science education in the country. Since the ISCA will be organized in 2013 at Kolkata, in which Dr. Manmohan Singh, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India is the president elect, the newly EC has a greater role in it. With his inclusion in the EC, ISCA is expected to get a new direction in organizing the centenary session.

You educate a woman, she educates a family: Dr Nirupama Rao

Indian ambassador to USA Dr Nirupama Rao stressed on women education and women’s participation in science and technology for the growth of the nation. Inaugurating the Women’s Science Congress, a part of 99th Indian Science Congress here at KIIT Stadium she said, “You educate a woman and she will educate a family.”

The Indian diplomat appealed to the society for greater involvement of women in the social sphere of life. “No society can claim to be a part of modern civilisation unless it provides an enabling environment for empowering women and give them equal opportunity,” she said.

She later visited KISS, the World's largest tribal institute.

Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Fmr. President of India asks KISSians to work for better India

Former President of India Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam shared his 'Vision 2020' with the KISSians. He said students should be competent to work for better future of the country and make the society happy. Addressing 15,000 students of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), the largest tribal institute of the world, he said though India has already made distinctive progress in all dimensions, there are still many challenges which hamper growth. He outlined his vision of India as a nation where agriculture, industry and service sector work together, a nation where there is equitable distribution and effective access to energy and water. He also wanted to see a society without social and economic deprivation.

Terming corruption as the main problem, Dr. Kalam said, "We have to work together to eradicate poverty from the country and see India as a nation where there is no torture of women and children," he said. He boosted the confidence of the students saying that each one has enough potential to chase the dream. But only thing they have to do is to set the goal and act accordingly. "Students should aim big as having small aim is a crime. Secondly, they should constantly acquire knowledge from all sources and work hard. Lastly, the students should not let the problem be the captain, rather they should captain the problem". KISS, a protégé of KIIT, provides free education, residence, food and all basic necessities to 15,000 poorest of the poor tribal children. Tribal students of the institute have surprised everyone many times by their outstanding performance in academics and sports. It is widely regarded as a very successful example of tribal empowerment through education.

Earlier, Founder of KIIT & KISS and Chief Patron, 99th ISC, A Samanta extended a warm welcome to Dr. Kalam to the campus. The meeting was presided by President, KIIT and KISS, Saswati Bal.

CSIR Science Experience Hall at KISS

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) in collaboration with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi has established a Science Experience Hall on KISS premises. Dr. Samir K. Brahmachari, Director General, CSIR inaugurated the Hall on 3rd January 2012 in the sidelines of 99th Indian Science Congress. Dr. A. Samanta, Founder KIIT & KISS, Dr. B. K. Mishra, Director IMMT and many other dignitaries of CSIR and KIIT & KISS family were present on the occasion.
The objective of this venture is to educate the teachers, scholars and students of KISS on various aspects of science and technology and to keep them abreast of technological developments occurring in India and other nations of the world. This would be facilitated through online communication, video conferencing, various activities happening nationally and internationally directly with national institutions, laboratories, and professionals of repute in various fields.