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Sole objective as well as the secret of success of KISS is its ability to convert 'liabilities' into 'assets'. Every tribal girl or boy joining KISS gets higher education in an achievement-oriented ambience.

 The students of KISS are achieving 100% pass-out in 10th Board exam against the State result of 60 to 70 percent for the last ten years consecutively. Similarly, students of the Institute are achieving 100% pass-out in 12th Board exam in Arts, Science and Commerce streams against the State result of 60 to 70 percent for the last four years consecutively.

As per provisions in KISS, after successful result in 12th Board, meritorious students are given scope to pursue professional courses such as Medical, Dental, Nursing, Engineering, Law, Management, BBA, BCA, Biotechnology, Film & Fashion, etc. absolutely free in KIIT University, a sister concern of KISS, at par with other students admitted in these courses. Five percent of seats in all professional programmes run by KIIT University are reserved for meritorious students from KISS for this purpose. These students get jobs through campus placement organized by KIIT University.

Students who complete Bachelor's or Master's Degree courses in KISS are given coaching for different competitive examinations conducted by Central Government, State Governments, Banks, Army and Public Sector Undertakings. Taking benefit of statutory reservations for Scheduled Tribes in these jobs, these students are placed after successfully clearing the competitive examinations.

Some other students who complete Master's Degree in KISS are absorbed as teachers in different tribal schools of other districts run by KISS.

In addition to all these modes of placement, various national and multinational companies also recruit KISS students through on-campus and off-campus placement drives. Students of KISS have achieved notable success in such placement drives securing job offers from top companies like TCS, Wipro and Accenture.

This way KISS equips every student who comes to the institute with higher education and a job, ensuring a life with dignity to them and their future generations.


Post Graduate students of KISS, Anjana Naik, Jogeswari Dharua, Jitendra Karji & Trilochan Sabar after bagging Executive Jobs from Livolink Foundation for a TATA Trust project.

Four, Post Graduate students of KISS have been appointed as Executives by Livolink Foundation for a project funded by TATA Trust. The project is a joint collaboration between Odisha Livlihoods Mission, Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, Sir Ratan Tata Trust and the allied Trusts. The project, a Multi Thematic intervention will be implemented in 5 selected blocks. They are Bissamcuttack and Muniguda blocks of Rayagada District, Lanjigarh and Thuamul Rampur blocks of Kalahandi district and Kotagarh block of Kandhamal Districts of Odisha. Livolink Foundation is an Allied Trust of Tata Trust.

The selected students will be reporting from the 1st of August in their respective block offices. Earlier in July, officials from Tata Trust and Livolink Foundation had interviewed 7 students. Out of which the final four were selected. Mr. Kadey Soren from the project team was coordinating the entire process for KISS.

Students selected :   

Anjana Naik - MSW - Muniguda Block of Rayagada
Jogeswari Dharua MSW - Muniguda Block of Rayagada
Jitendra Karji - Tribal Studies - Kotagarh Block of Kandhamal
Trilochan Sabar - Tribal Studies- Kotagarh Block of Kandhamal


Ashok Kumar Muduli (BCA), Indrani Bhuye (BBA), Jayadev Patra (BBA), Manoj Murmu (BBA) and Pradip Chandra Kumura (BBA) after bagging job offers from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in Campus Placement 2012. It was the first direct recruitment through campus placement by TCS in KISS.

TCS Recruits 5 Tribal Students of KISS

Five tribal students of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) have bagged job offers from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). The successful students are - Ashok Kumar Muduli (BCA), Indrani Bhuye (BBA), Jayadev Patra (BBA), Manoj Murmu (BBA) and Pradip Chandra Kumura (BBA). Students were selected after a grueling recruitment process. It was the first direct recruitment through campus placement by TCS in KISS.

In the month of April, TCS trainers from Kolkata had imparted an intensive training module of 80 hours to 42 BBA and BCA students of KISS. Mr Stephan Moses Dinakaran of TCS HR visited the institute for campus placement on 18th May 2012.  

As vacations have started, total 25 students participated in the recruitment process. Eighteen students were successful in the written test and qualified for the HR Round, out of which 10 students were selected for Technical round. Seven of them then qualified for the Managerial Round, resulting in final selection of five students.  The Technical and Managerial rounds were telephonic rounds.

The students will join TCS at Kolkata for Initial Learning Process in the 1st week of June. The students who missed out in the process would be given another opportunity in the next drive.

No one had ever thought that Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) would change the connotation of ‘tribal’ so much. It has been bringing about a silent revolution in the lives of ‘unreached humanity’. The wave of empowerment is now reaching remote and inaccessible tribal dominated regions and transforming the social and economic set up of tribal communities. Ability of the society’s neglected sections to join its mainstream is no small achievement. Because of this change, they are no more dependent upon forests. They need not struggle as daily wage labourers. Quite on the contrary, tribal youths are becoming engineers and doctors, and joining other coveted professions. With the help of KISS, tribals are now taking confident steps towards a better destination. All these have been possible due to efforts of KISS. Santiniketan, established by poet of international acclaim Rabindranath Tagore, had created history. There is a ‘Santiniketan’ in Odisha also. Although not established by Rabindranath Tagore, KISS is no way less than his Santiniketan.
KISS Students Bag Corporate Jobs in Campus Placement 2011

Over the years, tribal students of KISS have crossed many milestones in the fields of education, sports and culture. However, their success in corporate world, achieved on their own merits without the aid of any reservation, has surprised everyone.

KISS provides education from Kindergarten to Postgraduate level to tribal students free of cost. Just like general category students, KISS students progress to professional courses of their choice after completing +2 in Arts, Science or Commerce. For those students who cannot join or do not prefer to join professional courses, the Institute has facility for higher studies in Arts, Science and Commerce streams. Total 5% seats in all the professional courses offered by KIIT University (Medical, Dental, Engineering, Law, etc) are reserved for KISS students who pass +2 in Arts, Science and Commerce. They pursue their education in KIIT University absolutely free alongside general category students. Free hostel is also provided to them. Because of this noble initiative of Founder of KISS Achyuta Samanta, hundreds of meritorious students of KISS are getting opportunity to pursue their profession education in a reputed institution like KIIT.

KISS students, who had taken admission in professional courses of KIIT University like Engineering and Medical in 2007, appeared the campus placement alongside the general category students of 2012 pass out batch. It is a matter of happiness that KISS students got placed in national and multinational companies on merit. Tribal students of KISS, hailing from remote and inaccessible villages, got jobs in internationally reputed companies like Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Accenture and Wipro. This will not only change their lives, but also change lives of their coming generations. This proves that with quality education tribal students are at par with general category students and they can compete with them on equal basis without any reservation. A few examples from amongst them are cited here.

Many other students of KISS studying in ITI and Diploma Engineering of KISS and KIIT University have also set examples by recording cent percent placement.
Raimat Tudu

Raimat Tudu: Raimat joined +2 Science of KISS in 2006 after passing Matric exam with 81% marks. She is a native of Bakhanda village under Badampahad in Mayurbhanj district. Her father’s name is Salkhan Murmu and they belong to Santhal tribe. She secured 66% marks in +2 Science in KISS and took admission in B.Tech (E&TC) in KIIT. She was offered job by TCS in campus placement for 2012 pass out batch.

Karunakar Hembram Karunakar Hembrum: Born in a Santhal family in remote Bahalda region of Mayurbhanj district, Karunakar took admission in KISS in 2006. He passed Matric exam with 71% marks and passed +2 Science in 1st Class with 66% marks. He got opportunity to study B.Tech (E&TC) in KIIT University. Accenture picked him up in campus placement for 2012 pass out batch.
Purnachandra Tudu

Purnachandra Tudu: Born in a Santhal family and a native of Jharbeda village near Karanjia in Mayurbhanja District, Purnachandra has never considered himself behind anyone. Even after losing his father, Late Bhuju Tudu, at a young age, he did not lose hope. He joined KISS in +2 Science after passing Matric in 1st Class securing 75% in 2006. He studied hard in +2 Science in KISS and passed the exam in 1st Class yet again securing 60% marks. He studied B.Tech (IT) in KIIT and bagged job offer from TCS in campus placement during September last.

Ramesh Nayak Ramesh Nayak: Ramesh belongs to Beheramal village under Badaga in Sundargarh district. Born in a Kharia family, his father’s name is Bhubana Nayak. He took admission in KISS in 2006 after passing Matric exam in 1st Class securing 65% marks. He got opportunity to pursue B.Tech (IT) in KIIT after passing +2 Science in 1st Class with 62% marks from KISS. He was selected in campus placement for 2012 batch by TCS.
Jagabandhu Hembram Jagbandhu Hembrum: Jagbandhu, who hails from Jaleswar in Balasore district, has bagged job offer from Wipro in campus placement for 2012 pass out batch. His father, Ramchandra Hembrum, is a farmer. Jagbandhu, a meritorious student, has passed all his exams with good marks. He got opportunity to study B.Tech (IT) in KIIT.

60 Passout Girls and Boys Appointed As Teachers

Pedagogy in KISS is designed in such a way that after completion of education, a student not only passes out with a degree of higher education, but also walks out of KISS campus with assured job or self employment opportunity for smooth livelihood. In this context, in the current year postgraduates of KISS with appropriate skills have been appointed as teachers in various institutions.