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Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE 2016 Awards:

Dhanurjaya Dehury and Sebati Kutruka, both Class VIII students, won Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE 2016 Awards, instituted by the National Innovation Foundation-India (NIF), an autonomous body of the Department of Science and Technology. Their projects were among only 32 selected from over 59,000 entries received by NIF. They received the award at the hands of Shri Pranab Mukherjee, His Excellency the President of India at Rashtrapati Bhawan on November 7, 2016.

Shanti Murmu Discusses ‘Parivartan’ at Shared Value Summit

Shanti Murmu’s project was applauded in the Shared Value Summit 2016 in Gurgaon, where she shared the stage with Nobel Laureate, Mr. Mohammed Yusuf. She and 4 other social
entrepreneurs were panellists in one of the sessions. Shanti stole the limelight with her
stellar idea, which she presented before the well informed audience.

Sumitra Nayak in TEDx Pune

A worthy achievement for a girl who is on her way to glory in sports for the country. Sumitra Nayak, is the first representative from KISS and from the tribal community to share her idea in a TEDx event. She spoke at TEDx Pune and shared how she fought back odds to achieve a
world rugby win for the country in London in the year 2014. She was also chosen to lead the India U-18 team travelling to Dubai for the 7 –A –side Asian Championship to be held beginning of December.

Pruthiraj Ghanta showed remarkable achievement by getting A1 Grade in the 10th Annual Board Examination (BSE), Odisha-2016.

Success in Lectureship & Higher Studies: Twenty students of KISS were selected for lectureship posts in different government colleges, after clearing Staff Selection Board examination. Further, 43 students received Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for Ph.D. course in various subjects.


Ashoka Youth Venturers:
Two students of KISS – Dharmananda Bhoi and Shanti Murmu – have been selected as best Youth Venturers by Ashoka Foundation. It is for the first time that two tribal teenagers from India figured in the list of youth venturers.


KISS Student Cracks IIT-JEE

Rajanikanta Nayak, +2 Science student of K.I.S.S. was awarded as the best student of the year 2016 by Kalpataru Das Memorial Foundation, Bhubaneswar. He had secured 245th rank in IIT advance exam whose result was published recently. He belongs to Gond Tribe, hails from a small village, Denua of Raruan Block of Mayurbhanj District of Odisha. The environment of KISS, proper guidance of teachers and his hard work brought him this success.

KISS Student qualifies Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), UGC-NET, EXAMINATION

Kirtan Kunar from Govindpur (Sundargarh)  joined KISS in the year 2011 for pursuing Post-Graduation in Odia He then went on to do his Ph.D in KISS. Kirtan has qualified UGC-NET for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) held on 29th JUNE 2014 last year. Earlier he was selected for Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship as well.

Ketakilata Patra, a Class X student of KISS was awarded by Hon'ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik for securing first position in Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) School-level Education Competition. The Chief Minister handed over Ketakilata with a certificate and Rs. 2,000 Cash Prize at a function held at Odisha Legislative Assembly premises to commemorate 130th Birth Anniversary of Pandit Nilakantha Dash.

US Cultural Immersion Institute
Jayanta Majhi, Odisha’s primitive tribe Dongaria Kandh student of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has been selected for US Cultural Immersion Institute. It is a US Department of State Programme implemented by World Learning. Jayanta will travel to US on May 31, 2014 and will back on 23rd June. During his trip to the US Cultural Immersion Institute Jayanta will attend workshops on leadership and Global issues, complete a home-stay with a US family and visit US landmarks.Details
Malala Day United Nations Youth Assembly
Laxman Hembram, a student from Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences exchanging pleasantries with a co-participant at the Prestigious Malala Day - United Nations Youth Assembly held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
(Inset) : Laxman interacting with Malala Yousafzai. Malala Day 2013 was celebrated on July 12 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to mark the 16th birthday of the Pakistani activist and a courageous advocate of girls' rights, Malala Yousafzai. Details
Alekha Murmu, a student of KISS visits South Korea to participate in the "GLOBAL WALK 2013" to be held from 22nd June to 6th July 2013. Details

Kumari Purnima Murmu, a class 9th student of KISS (Santal Tribe) participated in the 20th National Children's Science Congress - 2012 held at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh from 27th to 31st December 2012. She presented a paper on “A Solution towards reduction and management of LPG and electricity in Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS)”.

ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Youth Forum
Bahalin Minz, a +3 IInd Year Science student of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS),
Bhubaneswar participated in “The ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Youth Forum” as a part of the Indian delegation, held in Bali, Indonesia from 4th to 6th December 2012. The Forum was organised through a partnership of UN agencies, young people, civil societies and the private sector. Her participation was sponsored by UNFPA.

Bahalin Minz, a KISS student speaking at the UN Day celebration in New Delhi on 10th October 2012.
Four KISS students - Bahalin Minz, Rasmita Singh, Haraprasad Hepruka and Chintamani Majhi - participated in the event, hosted by UN Resident Coordinator, India.

Consultation on Millennium Development Goals: Amrita Nayak, an indigenous girl from KISS studying in +2 Science, was among 13 student-panelists from India taking part in Ground Level Panel (GLP) to discuss and comment on the recommendations of a United Nations High Level Panel (HLP) on post 2015 goals framework of Millennium Development Goals (MDP). Concurrent GLP consultations were held in three more countries - Egypt, Brazil and Uganda.   

KISS in Public Broadcasting Service (PBS): The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television network in the United States, with 354 member television stations which hold collective ownership. Its headquarters is in Arlington, Virginia. KISS featured in a story beamed by PBS during Newshour on July 16, 2013 to viewers across the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa. PBS reaches to more than 120 million people through television and over 29 million people online.

World's Children's Prize for Child Rights: KISS received recognition from World's Children's Prize for Child Rights. It is a recognition given to organizations working in the field of different aspects of child rights.

US Fulbright Scholar: Renowned Professor in Anthropology, Christine Finnan has joined KISS for doing extensive research on the institute. She will also develop case studies on the institute, its activities and students. This is the first time an American Fulbright Scholar will be working in any Indian institution. 

KISS Students in National Children Science Congress : The prestigious National Children Science Congress is held during 27-31 December every year. Selectors at district and state level across the country select 500 children who participate in this Congress. One student from KISS has been participating in this prestigious meet since 2005.

Manoj Kumar Garada (+2)
Represented Odisha in National Children Science Congress held in Hyderabad in 2005.
Manoj Kumar Marandi (+2)
Represented Odisha in National Children Science Congress held in Gangtok in 2006.
Laxman Hembram (Grade IX)
Participated in International Children and Youth Conference on Environment 2009 organised by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Seoul, South Korea.
Tunia Nayak (Grade IX):
Represented Odisha in National Children Science Congress held in Dimapur in 2008.

Tapas Kumar Nayak (+2)
Represented Odisha in National Children Science Congress held in Baramati in 2007.

Sanatan Majhi, a KISS student from primitive Kandha tribe, secured 80% marks in H.S.C. Examination 2012.

Cent Percent Pass Record: KISS students have been achieving cent percent pass record in annual examination for Class 7th, Class 10th and +2 Arts, Science and Commerce for consecutive nine years. In comparision State average for Class X examination is 60%, whereas in +2 Arts and Science it is 69.99% and 74.38% respectively. They also regularly participate in academic events and bring laurels for the country. In the fields of quiz, essay and debate, KISS students are in no respect less than general category students. The students have excelled in academic field due to proper care and quality education.     

KIIT Boys and Girls in NIT, IIT: KISS boys and girls are ahead in the field of education because of quality education they receive at KISS. They have got the opportunity to pursue their education in NIT on the basis of their own merit. Not only this, KISS is preparing them from a young age so that they can compete and find place in top institutes in India like IITs and IIMs. KISS is also making their foundation strong to make them succeed in examination for All India Services like IAS and IPS.

Last but not the Least: In coming days, poor, neglected and illiterate tribals would certainly be able to join the mainstream society through KISS, its Founder, Dr. A. Samanta said, adding that they would be able to make valuable contribution for development of their community and society at large. This will be a matter of pride for KISS, Odisha and India.

Laxman Hembram presenting paper at 'TUNZA' International Children & Youth Conference on Environment-2009, organised by United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP) in Seoul.
Some Highlights of the PhD Research Students.
1. 18 Students qualified for SSB Written Examination 2016
2. 4 Students qualified OPSC Junior Lectureship Written Examination 2015-16
3. 10 numbers of researchers has registered for National Fellowship for Higher Education for ST Students) PhD program at KISS.
100% result in the class 10th board examination.
100% result in +2 Science.
100% result in +2 arts and commerce.
100% result in Post-Graduation.
Participated at International Children’s Conference and National Children Science Congress.
30 students participated in the National Rural IT quiz programme, organized by TATA Consultancy Services and Department of Information Technology, Govt of Karnataka.
Baidhar Mumru and Jagannath Naik of +2, 2nd yr science have won a quiz competition organized by Bharat Vikas Parisad, Chandrasekharpur, and BBSR on 31st October, 2010.
Ten students got different prizes in debate, essay and painting competition Organised by ‘’Gandhi   Shanti   Sadbhabana Mancha.
4 students have participated in the inter school/college/ Essay/Debate competition organized by TRUST, Bhubaneswar. The theme was ‘’People Verses Global Warming’’
Two (+2 2ndyr science) students have won in the Debate competition organized by the Rotary club of Bhubaneswar.
Two students have participated in the debate competition  at KIMS  on the topic  ‘’youth‘s  perspective on population  dynamics in the country’’
18, +2 2ndyr science students of KISS participated in all Odisha +2 Brain Teaser 2010 championship on Mathematics and physics.
A student has presented a paper on the subject “Man making and character building education of Swami Vivekananda” on the National Youth Day celebration which was organized by Ramakrishna mission.
8 Boys and 2 Girls got selected in AIEEE, 6 boys and 1 girl qualified for OJEE, 15Boys and 3 girls cleared KIITEE for B.TECH, 6boys and 1 girl got into L.L.B Courses, 16 Boys and 1girl got through BBA, 20 boys and 3 girls in BCA, 2 boys in BIO-TECH,1 boy for MBBS,1 boy in BDS , 11 Girls in B.SC. Nursing, 16 Boys qualified for DIPLOMA and 52 boys and 02 girls for ITI.
13 Boys and 02 girls have secured jobs at GOVT, corporate and private sector
Cent percent result in Odisha Board of Secondary Examination for last nine years against the State average of 60%.
Cent percent result in +2 Arts, Science & Commerce against the State result of 69.99% and 74.38% in Arts and Science respectively.
Participated in the National Children Science Congress four times and received the awards for four consequtive years.
Laxman Hembram (students of class IX) participated in international Children's Conference in South Korea organised by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (August 2009)
Cent percent placement for the 'Medical Attendant' and 'Security Guard' trainees at KIIT just after the completion of their training.