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M S Swaminathan Research Chair for KISS
28.02.2016
Rare Heart Surgery on KISS Student
25.02.2016
1300 KISS students to appear 10th Board Exam: Highest in India
20.02.2016
7th Indian Youth Science Congress in KIIT
11.02.2016
Parliamentary IT Standing Committee Visit KISS
11.02.2016
SBI Life Insurance team distributes lunch boxes to children at KISS
09.02.2016
IAS Probationers Visit KISS
02.02.2016
 

M S Swaminathan Research Chair for KISS

M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) has decided to establish a Research Chair in Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneswar. A Memorandum of Understanding to this effect was signed between Prof. M. S. Swaminathan, Founder, MSSRF and Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS on 28th February 2016. This is the first ever initiative of MSSRF to establish Research Chair in any private institute.

As per the MoU, both organizations will work jointly for promotion of knowledge and skill empowerment for less privileged children in India. They will develop a resource centre for imparting knowledge on biodiversity and climate change to the children. Further, MSSRF and KISS will engage in food and nutrition security based on community based intervention and research.

Expressing his happiness, Prof. Swaminathan said, both the organizations have decided to promote knowledge, talent and experience in helping the underprivileged. KISS is already an agent of social transformation, having transformed lives of thousands of tribal children, he stated, adding that Dr. Samanta is a great visionary who has established a great institution like KISS single handedly.

“I salute this great man for his remarkable contribution to the society by establishing KISS and KIIT”, said Prof. Swaminathan, who is considered as ‘Father of Green Revolution in India’. Hunger is a great enemy of our country and we need to pull our knowledge and resources together to help poor, he emphasized, while hoping that MSSRF and KISS will begin working jointly from Koraput district.

Among others, Shri R. N. Dash, Secretary, KIIT & KISS; Shri Suryakant Mohanty, COO, KISS; Dr. P. K. Routray, CEO; Dr. Sasmitarani Samanta, Registrar, KIIT University and other officials from KISS, KIIT and MSSRF were present at the MoU signing ceremony.

Rare Heart Surgery on KISS Student

A +3 Final Year, Physics (H) student of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Narasinghadev Kuanr underwent a rare heart surgery in Pradyumna Bal Memorial Hospital of Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) on 23rd February 2016. Narasinghadev suffered a heart attack following which he was immediately rushed to the hospital for treatment. Primary investigation revealed a complete blockage in his right coronary artery, which required an angioplasty. Subsequently Angioplasty was conducted on him by Dr. Panchanan Sahoo, Head of the Department, Cardiology, KIMS and his team.

For this treatment, they used a special thrombus suction catheter to clear the blockage and an imported stent was placed. After angioplasty, Narasinghdev is on the way to speedy recovery. As stated by the doctors, it is a rare kind of blockage usually not seen in persons below 25 years. In general, the cost of such operations runs upto four lakhs. In the case of  Narasinghdev all expenditure was borne by KISS. Narasingh’s father, Gopal thanked KISS, the medical team of KIMS and Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS for giving a new life to his son. He said, "it is almost impossible on my part to bear such a huge amount towards the treatment of my son, as I maintain my family as a daily labourer." All this was possible because his son is pursuing his education at KISS, he later added.

1300 KISS students to appear 10th Board Exam: Highest in India

As many as 1300 students of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) will appear the 10th Board examination-2016 of Odisha Board of Secondary Education. It is a record in India for the highest number of students from a single school appearing the 10th Board Exam. It is also highest in world as record number schedule tribe students of a single school appearing this exam. 

Among these students seven hundred are boys and six hundred girls. Many students belong to primitive tribal groups. Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS distributed pens to the students on Friday and wished them success in the forthcoming exam. It is the fifteenth batch of KISS appearing 10th exam. KISS has been achieving cent percent result in board exam since its first batch. The board exam will start from 22nd February and end on 4th March.

7th Indian Youth Science Congress in KIIT

The 7th Indian Youth Science Congress will be held at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar from 26th-28th February, 2016. It is being jointly organized by KIIT University, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, SRM University and Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development. 

The congress aims to provide a platform for young students and researchers to present their research work and discuss priority issues in enabling science and technology applications for human welfare. The young students will get an opportunity to interact with a galaxy of eminent scientists and policy experts in the field of Science and Technology. Young research scholars and students from B.Tech, M.Sc., M.Tech, Research Fellows, and Post Doctoral students can take part in the Indian Youth Science Congress. 

The theme of this year’s meet is ‘United Nations Sustainable Development Goals’ with focus on various goals, including 'to end hunger', 'to achieve gender equality', 'climate action and 'life below water'. The last date for Registration and Abstract Submission is 15th February, 2016. For details, prospective participants may write to [email protected].

Parliamentary IT Standing Committee Visit KISS

Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT under the Chairmanship of Shri Anurag Singh Thakur visited Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) on Wednesday.  Among others Members of Parliament including Meghraj Jain, Dr. K C Patel, Virendra Kashyap, Keshav Prasad Maurya, Salim Ansari, Dr. Anupam Hazra and Ramdas Chandrabhanji Tadas visited KISS. The committee visited various departments of KISS & KIIT and interacted with 25,000 tribal students. Addressing the students, Shri Thakur said, KISS is the wonder of the country. Expressing his satisfaction he said, everybody dreams, but a few of them make it reality. Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder of KISS is one among few successful persons who make their dreams in to reality. We all should learn from him. We the parliamentarian talk in House about the development and upliftment of down trodden especially Schedule Tribes. Many schemes and policies are worked out and implemented for the development of tribal, but till today most of the tribal people are languishing in poverty, lack of education and healthcare facility. Addressing the KISS students, he said, education is the key to your self-development as well as development of society, state and nation. I hope hundreds of ‘Achyuta Samanta’ will be groomed among you, so that our country will develop much more. He said if you read, then you lead. While Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS deliver welcome address, R. N. Dash, Secretary KIIT & KISS gave presidential address and Dr. P. K. Routaray CEO, KISS proposed vote of thanks.

IAS Probationers Visit KISS

 A team of 18 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) probationers, along with two Joint Directors Tejveer Singh and Jaspreet Talwar of Lal Bahadur Sashtri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie, visited Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) onFebruary 2, 2016. KISS was recently included as the only NGO in Odisha in the list of places in the winter study tour-cum-Bharat Darshan of LBSNAA’s annual training programme for IAS probationers. It is an important component of the phase-1 training programme for IAS probationers. KISS has been included from the current year. Hence, IAS probationers will come on a visit to KISS every year to get firsthand knowledge about various activities of KISS from the current year. During the three-day KISS visit as a part of their Bharat Darshan, the IAS probationers will involve themselves in various organizations and establishments of central as well as state government and rural civil society organizations (NGO). They will get a chance to receive firsthand knowledge about how KISS, the largest free residential institute for the tribal students in the world, is taking care of more than 25,000 tribal children in one campus in a systematic manner. They will also get a chance to visit rural areas to receive a systematic exposure to the work being done by the civil society organizations. In 2014, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS was invited by LBSNAA to deliver lecture to IAS probationers on poverty eradication, rural development and UN’s Millennium Development Goals. The authority of Academy, inspired by Dr. Samanta’s lecture, decided to include KISS in its annual training programme for IAS probationers.