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NIF comes forward to make KISS Students Entrepreneur
28.05.2016
‘Swaraksha’ Campaign Concludes in KISS
21.05.2016
RBI Governor Visits KISS
20.05.2016
KISS Students Excel +2 Sc. Science Exam
13.05.2016
 
Generous Slot for KISS in UN DPI/NGO Conference
04.05.2016
 
 

NIF comes forward to make KISS Students Entrepreneur

National Innovation Foundation (NIF), India, an autonomous body of Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India has come forward to promote students of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) and make them entrepreneur. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between KIIT University and NIF on 28th May 2016. As per MoU 30 students of KISS will be promoted by NIF to become entrepreneur and to set up Startup Company by every individual. On this occasion Prof. Anil Gupta, Executive Vice Chairman, NIF said, the sole aim of NIF is to promote innovators from grass root level. Many youths having no formal education have innovative ideas in our country. Their innovative ideas and traditional technology can be utilized for betterment of the society. The sole aim of NIF to search such grass root level innovators and promote them to make them as successful entrepreneur by utilizing their innovative ideas and traditional technologies, he added. Mapping mind of every single children and explore mind of tribal children should be done. As a result we can find such kind of grass root innovators, said Prof. Gupta. Dr. Vipin Kumar, Director and Chief Innovation officer, NIF highlighted various activities of NIF. Dr. Achyuta Samana, Founder, KIIT & KISS said, KIIT University gives more importance on research an innovation. The University always promotes young innovators with unique innovative ideas and technology. Among others Prof. P. P. Mathur, VC, KIIT University; Dr. Ajit Patnaik, PCCF, Odisha; Dr. Mrutyunjay Suar, Director KSBT and CEO, KIIT TBI were present on this occasion. During this occasion NIF, Bhubaneswar Cell was inaugurated in KIIT TBI premises. 

‘Swaraksha’ Campaign Concludes in KISS

“Swaraksha”, a community awakening campaign against human trafficking organized by the U.S. Consulate General-Hyderabad and ‘Prajwala’, a Hyderabad-based anti-trafficking organization, in association with Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) concluded on Saturday in KISS premises.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said, poverty and lack of education are the main factors behind human trafficking. Many young girls in rural areas are becoming the victims of human trafficking due to poverty and lack of education, Dr. Samanta elaborated, adding that KISS model, which has been promoting education to eradicate poverty for last 25 years, is the only solution.

Mr. Gabriel Olivier, Public Affairs Officer, US Consulate General said, US Govt. is very concerned about the issues like human trafficking. Human Right is the topmost priority of US foreign policy and US Govt. is working to end this inhuman crime, he stated, while eliciting support of all. The “Swaraksha” campaign is just the beginning, he added.

Padmashri Dr. Sunitha Krishnan, Chief Functionary and Co-Founder, Prajwala said, “We all are responsible for human trafficking because of our silence, tolerance and lack of awareness. We need to be intolerance to end this crime”. All of us should ensure a safe world for our daughters and sisters, she added.

“Swaraksha” campaign was launched on January 9, 2016 from Hyderabad and covered 53 districts of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. On the concluding day of the campaign, a motorcycle rally was organized from Patia square to KIIT campus in Bhubaneswar. Among others, Mr. Ahmed Ali, Programme Coordinator, Swaraksha, volunteers and officials of Prajwala were present.

RBI Governor Visits KISS

Dr. Raghuram Rajan, Hon’ble Governor of Reserve Bank of India visited KIIT University and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) on Friday during his three-day tour to Odisha.

It is beyond imagination that KISS, which was started with only Rs. 5000/-, has grown into such a big social institution providing education to thousands of underprivileged tribal children, he stated. Appreciating the unique financial model of the institute, he said, there is a need to study how this model is put into practice. KISS provides high quality education to so many children and it is a unique institution in itself, Dr. Rajan remarked during his interaction with KISS officials.

He also went around various campuses of KIIT University and interacted with faculty and students. Dr. Rajan thanked and congratulated Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS for his selfless hard work.

An eminent economist, Dr. Rajan has taken a series of bold steps to boost Indian Economy since he took charge of the country’s apex bank. He is credited with bringing down inflation and initiating reform of Indian banking sector.

Among others, Mr. Pradipta Kumar Jena, Regional Director, RBI, Bhubaneswar; Shri R. N. Dash, Secretary, KIIT & KISS; Prof. P. P. Mathur, VC, KIIT University; Dr. Sasmita Samanta, Registrar; Dr. P. K. Routray, CEO, KISS; Shri Surjyakant Mohanty, COO and other senior officials of RBI and various banks were present.

KISS Students Excel +2 Sc. Science Exam

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has posted 95 percent result in +2 Science Examination conducted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), Odisha. Result of the examination was declared on May 13, 2016. Out of 345 students from the institute appeared +2 Science examinations, 95 percent of them passed the examination. A large number of students achieved 1st and 2nd division, according to the sources. Rajanikant Naik, a student of KISS from Mayurbhanj district of Odisha belongs to Gond Tribe secured highest number with 80 percent mark among the KISS students. Rajani has also qualified JEE Main and preparing for JEE Advance. 17 students from primitive tribal community like Saura, Paraja, Kharia, Juanga, Kutia Kondh, and Khaira have passed +2 Science. It is a rare feat to educate and groom tribal students from remote areas of the State and enable them to achieve cent percent result every year, opined intellectuals. The state's overall pass record is 80%.

Generous Slot for KISS in UN DPI/NGO Conference

 Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has been selected and allotted a generous time slot of 75 minutes to conduct a workshop at the 66th United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI)/ Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Conference scheduled to be held in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea from May 30 to June 1, 2016. The Conference, being held in the first year of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has “Education for Global Citizenship: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Together” as its focal theme.

KISS was selected for conducting workshop in this UN conference as it has been fulfilling all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). During the workshop, the institute will focus on its unique approach to empowerment and poverty alleviation through education as well as success stories. The presentation will also highlight Odisha.

SDGs, adopted by United Nations (UN) Member States in September 2015, seek to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure human rights and prosperous and fulfilling lives for all, as part of a new sustainable development agenda to be achieved by 2030. The current year presents a globally unprecedented opportunity to spark these transformational changes, following also on the successful conclusion of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 21st Conference of Parties (COP) agreement in Paris in December 2015.

KISS has long been partnering with UNFPA in successfully implementing Life Skill Education and Adolescent and Reproductive Health Program. Recently, the institute has also partnered with University of Cambridge, UK. As a result of insights from these partnerships, the conference is expected to lead to introduction of new approach to education for the civil society and governments to inculcate and emulate. KISS is the only NGO from India selected for this prestigious conference.