KISS, which has already received the deemed to be university under the denovo category by the Union HRD Ministry, received the University status for imparting holistic quality education to the tribal students of Odisha.
According to reports, though the Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU) in Amarkantak of Madhya Pradesh was the first Tribal University, students of other categories also study there while all of KISS students are tribal.
On this occasion, KISS and KIIT founder Dr. Achyuta Samanta thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, HRD Minister Prakash Javdekar and Union Ministers Jual Oram and Dharmendra Pradhan and the people of the state for their wish and support to the institute.
Addressing the students and staff of the institute, Dr. Samanta also thanked the students and employees of KISS. He urged everyone to celebrate the moment but to prove that they are the best.
KISS is a fully free, fully residential home for 27000 poorest of the poor indigenous children who are provided holistic education from Kindergarten to Post Graduation along with lodging, boarding, health care facilities besides vocational and life skill empowerment.
With a humble beginning in 1992-93 with only 125 students, KISS has now become the world’s largest residential institute for indigenous children. The Institute plans to educate 2,00,000 poor indigenous children over the next decade by setting up branches in 30 districts of Odisha and all the states of India.
8 Comments Found
Deepak Nanda Says:August 28, 2017 05:16:34
It is a proud moment for KISS and Odisha for obtaining university status to KISS. It will promote and strengthen the higher education in Odisha in particular to tribal issues and development. we expect more research and development in Indigenous people of Odisha. Congratulations!!
Neeraj Makwana Says:August 31, 2017 01:06:11
To honorable prof Achyuta Samanta, first of all, a very big congratulation for establishing FIRST TRIBAL UNIVERSITY of the world, it's a matter of great pleasure for all the tribal people around the globe that u have taken this initiative and achieved the goal successfully. I really thank you from the bottom of my heart.I am sure this is going to prove a very useful for all the tribal students in the long run to get higher education without any discrimination. My sincere regard to all those who worked behind the camera to achieve the goal. For any support from our side in the future feel free to get back on 9414767943 (Tribal Wellfare Association) Neeraj Makwana Mount Abu Rajasthan
Ganesh K Says:September 1, 2017 09:22:59
A very appreciable moment. Very inspiring story of Prof Achyuta Samanta.
mukunda padiami Says:October 16, 2017 05:40:41
Dear KISS Familly, I am a seed of KISS Plant, which is only and merely one plant in the world and its seeds are spread to whole over the world and grow everywhere in a short period. So, I am very proud to be a KISSIAN. KISS UNIVERSITY is ours... We LOVE KISS University We CARE KISS University We SAVE KISS University We Co-Operate KISS University and We Worship Our GOD Dr. A Samanta Sir
Dr S T Naidu Says:November 14, 2017 10:58:25
Sir i congratulate you.
J Pati Says:November 19, 2017 08:52:56
I am very happy. Dr Jagannath Pati Jt Director MWCD, New Delhi
Prof. Dr. Sudhir Chandra Patra, Ex-Director, DRIEMS Business School Says:May 12, 2018 01:58:35
My hearty congratulation to the dynamic Founder and brilliant Vice Chancellor for excellent achievements. My services may please be availed for the administration, academic, training, research and consultancy activities for overall development of KISS University.
Administrasi Bisnis Says:April 26, 2023 09:00:37
How will KISS's recognition as the world's first exclusive tribal university impact the education of indigenous communities?