January 2017
68th Republic Day Celebrated in KIIT & KISS 26.01.2017  
100ft Monumental Flagpole at KISS- KIIT Complex
45 X 30ft National Flag Hoisted
Delhi University Bags KPL Champion Trophy 23.01.2017
I’m so thrilled to see KISS: US Consul General 20.01.2017  
KPL 10th Edition Inaugurated at KIIT 15.01.2017
KIMS Professor Gets Lifetime Achievement Award 12.01.2017
Dream Big, Begin from Small: Nobel Laureate Prof Yunus 09.01.2017

News & Events

68th Republic Day Celebrated in KIIT & KISS

The 68th Republic Day was celebrated in KIIT University and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) with patriotic fervor. Smt. Saswati Bal, President, KIIT & KISS hoisted the National Flag and took salute of the parade that had marching contingents from all constituents of KIIT & KISS, besides NCC cadets. This year KIIT had Dr. Angela Gomes, Magsaysay Awardee and social activist, Bangladesh; Mr. Mounir Ghabbour Hanna, Chairman & CEO, JW Marriote, Renaissance, Sonesta Hotel, Cairo and Prof. C. V. Ramakrishnan, Eminent Scientist & educationist as special guests.

“Students should work towards nation building and all should have progress of our country as their foremost priority”, Smt. Bal said in her address. Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said, everybody should be aware of one’s duties towards motherland. He advised the students to do something constructive for the nation, apart from their studies.

Among others, Shri R. N. Dash, Secretary, Dr. Subrat Acharya, Chancellor-in-Charge, Prof. P. P. Mathur, VC, Dr. Sasmita Samanta, Registrar and other senior officials of KIIT & KISS were present. On the occasion, best staff awards of KIIT Group of Institutions for the year 2016 were also given away. Students of various schools of KIIT Group of Institutions and KISS performed cultural programmes.

100ft Monumental Flagpole at KISS- KIIT Complex

45 X 30ft National Flag Hoisted

Mr. Naveen Jindal, President, Flag Foundation of India (FFI) and former MP hoisted a mammoth 45 ft X 30 ft National Flag on a 100 feet monumental flagpole at the Convention Centre in the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) and KIIT University in the presence of Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder of KISS & KIIT; Smt. Saswati Bal, President, KIIT & KISS Society; Padma Bibhushan Mr. Raghunath Mohapatra, eminent Odia sculptor; Dr. Angela Gomes, Magsaysay Awardee and social activist, Bangladesh; Mr. Mounir Ghabbour Hanna, Chairman & CEO, JW Marriote, Renaissance, Sonesta Hotel, Cairo; Mr. Hara prasad Dash, eminent writer  and other dignitaries.

The 100 feet monumental flagpole is the tallest in Bhubaneswar and the second monumental flag by FFI in Odisha after the 207 feet monumental flag installed at Angul. The monumental flag was hoisted on the 68th Republic Day as a part of the 13th anniversary celebration of the historic judgement by Supreme Court of India on January 23, 2004.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jindal said, “Tiranga belongs to all of us equally. When a person displays his national flag, he rises above political, social or religious affiliations. The Tiranga unites us in diversity; it is every citizen’s pride”. He urged all Indians, especially the youth, to proudly display the Tiranga and show love and respect for our National Flag throughout the year. This is the first monumental flag of Bhubaneswar, which will inspire thousands of youths and students of KISS, as well, to go forward and contribute to the nation building, he added.

Dr. Samanta appreciated Mr. Jindal for honouring his commitment before the students made exactly six months ago during his visit to KISS last year. Mr. Jindal had announced to install this monumental flag during his visit to KISS on July 21, 2016. The monumental flag is made of knitted polyester fabric called ‘Deneir Polyester’. The Chakra of the flag is printed by using specialized printing process.

The FFI has also installed 52 more monumental flagpoles of 100 feet high and 12 monumental flagpoles of 207 feet high across the country. In all, FFI has installed 66 monumental flagpoles in India, which is the highest number in the world for a country. Besides India, there are 13 more countries, which have got such monumental flagpoles. 

The concept of the monumental flagpoles in India was conceived and introduced by the founder of the Flag Foundation, Mr. Naveen Jindal on 23rd January 2009. The first monumental flagpole measuring 207 ft. high was installed at Kaithal, Haryana. Mammoth sized National Flag on such lofty height is known as ‘Monumental Flag’, which is not lowered at the sunset as they are adequately illuminated even during night. This was introduced after a policy decision by the Ministry of Home Affairs on 23rd December 2009, which allowed the National Flag to fly day and night on a flagpole of a height of 100 ft. and above with proper illumination.

Delhi University Bags KPL Champion Trophy

Bhubaneswar. 22.1.: The 10th All India KIIT T-20 Day & Night Premier League Cricket Tournament concluded on Sunday and Delhi University won the Champions Trophy. The final match played between Delhi and Al-Falah University. Delhi University won the toss and decided to bat first. Delhi University scored 162 runs by loss of 7 wickets in 20 over. Following Delhi’s 163 run, Al-Falah University scored 120 runs by loss of all wickets in 17.3 over. 

In the closing ceremony of Nayan Mongia, former Indian cricketer distributed the prizes in presence of Kundan Singh, Sr. Political Correspondent of News-24 and Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS. Delhi won the Champions Trophy with 2 lakh cash prize. The Runners up Al-Falah University got 1 lakh cash prize and Runners up Trophy. JNT University placed in 3rd and KIIT University placed in 4th position., got 50 thousand and 25 thousand cash award respectively.

Rajesh Sharma of Delhi University declared as Man of the Match in final match. Debasis Singh Thakur of KIIT University declared as Best Wicket Keeper of the tournament, while Akash Antil of Al-Falah University declared as best fielder, Anubhab Ahuja of Al-Falah University as best batsman and K. Mohit Kumar of JNTU declared as Best bowler. Similarly Shubham Dahia of Delhi University declared as Man of the Series and got Rs. 8 thousand as cash prize, while all other the individual prize winner got Rs. 6 thousand cash prize each.

It is remarkable that, Delhi University created the record by winning KPL six times in KPL.

I’m so thrilled to see KISS: US Consul General

“I am so thrilled to be here with 25,000 students of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences”, said Ms. Katherine B. Hadda, U.S. Consul General, U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad during her visit to the institute on January20, 2017.

Addressing the tribal students, she said, “The U.S. Government has had a long standing relationship with KISS through our English Access Micro Scholarship Programme. The U.S. Government believes that education is the door to a future of success and opportunity and speaking English is the foundation for a good education. You are all very lucky to be studying in an institution like KISS. Many children of your age never get a chance to go to school. Here each one of you is receiving not only a good education, but also skills that will make you professionals once you graduate”.

It is necessary to have to role model to succeed, she told the students, adding that there is no better example to follow than Dr. Achyuta Samanta, the Founder of KIIT & KISS. Stressing on the importance of having good teachers, the U.S. Consul General said, “You can have the most dedicated teachers, the most supportive parents, the best school in the world, but none of it will make a difference unless you pay attention to your teachers and you put in the hard work it take to succeed”. She advised the students to put the skills they learn here to constructive use. “After you graduate, think of the best use of what you have learnt not only for yourselves, but also for your community and country. Students should start thinking about how you can give back to others and how you can make our world a better place”, Ms. Katherine B. Hadda said. 

Among others, Mr. Gabriel Hons-Olivier, Chief, Public Affairs; Mr. Peter McSharry, Chief, Political Economic Affairs of US Consulate General, Hyderabad; Dr. Achyuta Samanta and Dr. P. K. Rautray, CEO, KISS were present.

KPL 10th Edition Inaugurated at KIIT

The 10th KIIT Premier League (KPL) All India (D&N) T-20 Cricket Tournament organized by KIIT University inaugurated in the KIIT cricket stadium located in Campus -13 on 15th January 2017. All matches of the eight day tournament from 15th to 22nd January 2017 will be played as per T-20 Format on turf wicket on league basis in floodlight. The tournament was inaugurated in presence of Anubhav Mohanty, noted cine star and MP, Rajyasabha; Priyadarshi Mishra, MLA, North, BBSR; Ajay Jadeja, international cricketer; Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS and Dr. Sasmita Samanta, Registrar, KIIT University.

Group- A: Al-Falah University, Faridabad; Ravenshaw University, Cuttack and PGDAV, New Delhi

Group-B: JNTU, Hyderabad; Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi and Utkal University, Bhubaneswar

Group-C: KIIT University, Bhubaneswar; GITAM University, Vishakhapatnam and Delhi Technological University, Delhi and

Group-D: Delhi University, New Delhi; Andhra University, Hyderabad and RKDF University, Bhopal

Winner will bag trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 2 lakh, while runner’s up will get Rs. 1 lakh. Besides, there are plenty of individual cash prizes to be awarded on the final day. This edition of KPL has the distinction of being the highest prize money tournament in the history of university sports in India. Teams from 12 universities from all parts of India are participating. Teams are divided into four groups.  

KIMS Professor Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

Indian Society of Nephrology (ISN) conferred the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ to Prof. S. C. Dash, Emeritus Professor & HOD of Nephrology, KIMS and former Director, KIMS & PBMH at its 47th Annual Conference held in Mumbai from December 15 – 18, 2016. He was given the honour for his “pioneering contribution to the development of Nephrology in India and leadership among the renal community, which are considered to be outstanding”.

Prof. Dash spent 31 years in different faculty positions, including Professor & Head of Nephrology & Transplant Medicine in AIIMS New Delhi. He is the founder of Northern Chapter of ISN, Nephrology-Urology and Transplantation Society of SAARC countries and National Academy of Nephrology. He was awarded Senior Commonwealth Fellowship by Govt. of India and worked at five institutions in U.K. in 1992. He was then declared a visiting professor to Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith, London. Prof. Dash has been invited to U.S.A., U.K., Japan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan to deliver lectures. In 2014, he was selected by International Society of Nephrology as ‘Educational Ambassador’ to teach in foreign countries.

Considered as an original thinker and researcher who has inspired generations of students, Prof. Dash has received numerous honours from civil societies. He has about 250 national and international research publications. Dr. Dash has helped innumerable poor people to get treatment and renal transplant at AIIMS between 1976 and 2016. Indian Society of Nephrology has recognised Dr. S. C. Dash as a humanitarian physician.

Dream Big, Begin from Small: Nobel Laureate Prof Yunus

To get success students should think big but start from small work said, Prof Muhhamad Yunus, Nobel Laureate and Chairman Grameen Bank and Yunus Centre, Bangladesh. Noble Peace Prize winner Prof. Yunus visited KISS & KIIT on Monday. On this occasion addressing 25 000 tribal students of KISS, he said, Make up your mind, think big and begin work from small. Problems are always in life. Don’t be bothered and try to solve these problems. You can change; you are the pilot of change. We can create the world that we want. If you want your world, you can create. Whole world is full of your age. So, dream big thinks and begin from small to achieve your dream. KISS is a wonder. It is rare in the world. Impossible task has done by Dr. Achyuta Samanta, the Founder. He has done something which changes the person, the society, the community and the nation. Dr. Samanta has done it in a skillfull and thoughtfull way. Speaking on the Grameen Bank he said, Grameen Bank began work with very small schemes for poorest of the poor and illiterate women of rural Bangladesh. Now the number of empowered women has reached one crore through this bank. Education should provide to the students in such a way that, they should not be employment seeker, but employment giver. The young boys and girl should be given education to be an entrepreneur, he added. Among others Dr. Achyuta Samnata, Founder, KIIT & KISS; R. N. Dash, Secretary; Dr. P. K. Routary, CEO, KISS were present.