JUNE 2010
 
KISS Inks MoU with RSB
30.06.2010
KISS & KIIT Students to Represent India at “Global Walk-Green Earth” in Korea
26.06.2010
 
KIMS Performs Rare Hip Replacement Surgery
14.06.2010
 
Gandhi Seva Medal Conferred on Dr. Samanta
23.06.2010
Rare Total Hip Replacement on 80 years old at KIMS
22.06.2010
 
KISS Well Represented in Odisha Volleyball Team
22.06.2010
KIIT Diploma Shines in Campus Placement
22.06.2010
 
Cent Percent Result for KISS in HSC Exam
20.06.2010
 
KISS Students Visit Chiang Mai Rajbhat University, Thailand
18.06.2010
 
KIIT awarded Biggest Blood Donor Organization
18.06.2010
KIIT ITI Shines in Campus Placement
16.06.2010
 
KIITians Excel in Wipro Coding Contest
14.06.2010
 
Inter University Debate Competition at KIMS
14.06.2010
 
International Exposure for KSRM Students
11.06.2010
 
All India U-16 Girls Rugby Tournament 2010:KISS Champion 3 players selected for Asian Games
7.06.2010
 
KISS Girls in All India Rugby Tournament
2.06.2010
 
News & Events

KISS Inks MoU with RSB

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), a sister concern of KIIT, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with RSB Metaltech Pvt. Ltd. for strengthening the relationship between the two organizations to provide value-based education to children from marginalized communities. The MoU was signed between Dr. Prashant Routaray, CEO KISS and Mr. S. K. Mishra, President, RSB Metaltech Pvt. Ltd. at Hotel Mayfair on the 30th June, 2010 in the presence of important dignitaries.

RSB will collaborate with KISS for upliftment of the marginalized and vulnerable sections of population in Odisha, as per the provisions of the MoU. The two organizations will work together to develop education, technologies, research and vocational training of the tribals from different parts of the country. KISS and RSB will also work together to promote, strengthen, disseminate and advance knowledge through research on indigenous tribal art and culture. The efforts will result in the spread of quality education among marginalized population and awareness among them on their rights.

RSB Metaltech has agreed to sponsor under-16 boys’ rugby team of KISS for a period of one year. Expenses of the team like their outfit, sports accessories, domestic travel, food, medical, etc. will be borne by the company.

RSB Metaltech, one of the units of RSB Group, is in the process of setting up an Integrated Aluminium Project comprising of mining & bauxite refining (alumina) in Rayagada district and aluminium smelting, coal based captive power plant (CPP) & aluminum downstream complex at Kamakhyanagar in Dhenkanal district of Odisha. The company follows sensitive, people-centric and socially relevant CSR philosophy.

In an innovative approach, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has been motivating the corporate houses to send tribal children of the displaced families in their project areas to KISS, where they receive free education and other facilities absolutely free of cost. This way the corporate houses are helped to discharge their corporate social responsibility. The drop-outs and unemployed youths between the age group of 18 and 25 years are provided with vocational training and assured jobs at the end of their training period. Recently, SEW Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd., a Hyderabad based company recruited 150 children for various categories of jobs. Similarly, other big corporate houses including Café Coffee Day, Delphi, etc. have recruited students and trainees from KISS in the past.

RSB is pleased and proud to be a partner with KISS, an organization which has been a pioneer in promoting and providing support to the backward tribal students of Odisha, said S. K. Mishra after signing the MoU. Commenting on the partnership, Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said that the MoU brings the two great organizations together for a noble cause. Among others, Shri R. K. Behera, Chairman, RSB Group, Mr. B. K. Mishra, CGM, RSB Metaltech and Mr. S. K. Pradhan, C.A.O. were also present.

KISS & KIIT Students to Represent India at “Global Walk-Green Earth” in Korea

Rajesh Kumar Barla of KISS and Sangharsh Soumen Satpathy of KIIT have been selected to participate in “Global Walk-Green Earth” in Korea from June 24 to 30, 2010. Rajesh is a 2nd year student of +2 Science, while Sangharsh is a B.Tech 3rd year student of Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering.

The event is organized annually by Hanseo University, Korea to promote intramural exchange among students from different parts of the world. This year about 100 students are participating in the event. The objective of the event is to understand mutual cultural characteristics and seek future developmental visions of people from different parts of the world through discussion in the course of the global week. The selected students would be representing India.

Selection of Rajesh and Sangharsh in this international event is a matter of great pride and happiness, said Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KISS & KIIT.

KIMS Performs Rare Hip Replacement Surgery

Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a constituent of KIIT University, performed a rare total hip replacement surgery on an eighty years old patient on 24th June 2010. S. Mishra, the patient, can now walk normally, without pain or limping.
 
Dr. B. K. Behera, joint replacement surgeon, KIMS and his team advised the surgery after the patient visited the hospital’s Out Patient Department with complains of pain in left hip, limping and difficulty in walking longer distances. Patient had fracture of neck of femur 15 years back, at the age of 65 years. He was operated to replace head femur at that time. The treatment improved the patient’s condition for about 15 years. However, for last six months discomforts came back.    

This type of surgery on 80 years old man is very rare. Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT Group of Institutions congratulated all the surgeons for this successful operation.

Gandhi Seva Medal Conferred on Dr. Samanta

Gandhi Seva Medal, a prestigious award, has been conferred on Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS. The award was presented to Dr. Samanta in the presence of Shri Tara Chand, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of J & K, Smt. Meira Kumari, Hon’ble Speaker of Lok Sabha and many believers of Gandhian principle on the 19th June 2010.

This annual award, instituted by Gandhi Global Family, is given to those who walk the path shown by Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi Global Family was established by Padma Bhushan Nirmala Despandey. The National Committee of Gandhi Global Family decided to confer this Medal on Dr. Samanta for the year 2009.

The organization confers this medal not only on the Indian, but also foreign national. Previous recipients of Gandhi Seva Medal include, Mr. Bill Clinton, former President of the United States, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi and late Sunil Dutt, former Member of Parliament.

Dr. Samanta was deemed worthy of the medal in recognition of his philanthropic and charitable work for the downtrodden through Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS). The institute is the largest residential tribal institute in Asia and offers free education, vocational training, residence, food and all other basic amenities of life to 10,000 tribal children, the award committee observed.

Felicitation of Dr. Samanta with the prestigious award is a matter of great pride for the state of Odisha, intellectuals opined. Dr. Samanta expressed his humility to the head of the organization for conferring the award on him and said that it could only be possible due to blessings of God and the love of the people of Odisha. He will continue philanthropic work for downtrodden sections of the society, he said.
Rare Total Hip Replacement on 80 years old at KIMS

S. Mishra (80), a male patient presented at KIMS OPD with pain in left hip, limping and unable to walk for longer distance since last 6 months. Patient had facture of neck of femur 15 years back age of 65 years. He was operated with replacement of head femur at that time. He was walking successfully for last 15 years. But since last six months he is getting pain in hip while walking. He consulted orthopedic surgeon. He is advised for total hip replacement surgery. Where his old propsries was removed and a new femoral head propsries and acepatuluar replacement has done in hip joint, patient consulted.
Dr. B. K. Behera, joint replacement surgeon at KIMS orthopedic OPD. He examined and advised for total hip replacement surgery. The surgery was done on 24th June, 2010 by Dr. B. K. Behera and with his co surgeon. After the surgery the patient can walk without pain and limping. Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT Group of Institutions congratulated to all the doctors for this successful operation. This type of surgery on 80 years old man is very rare.
KISS Well Represented in Odisha Volleyball Team

Most of the players in both boys and girls volleyball team of Odisha, which will participate in 18th Mini National Volleyball Tournament 2010, are from Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS). The tournament will be held in Bhopal from 23rd June to 1st July 2010. Six boys and eight girls of KISS have been selected for the boys and girls teams of the state respectively.

Six KISS boys provisionally selected for this tournament are Bhima Golari, Kora Rohita, Siba Badanayak, Chulamani Sabar, Jaysen Disari and Bharat Mallick. Three students of KIIT International School, Samartha Mohanty, Aswin Jaiswal and Vikrant Sahoo, will also participate in the tournament. Other members of the boys Odisha team are Asutosh Mishra and Shekhar Samal from Paradeep, Jagannath Pradha from Balasore and Chaitanya Biswal from Ganjam.

Similarly, eight KISS girls taken in the state girls squad are Pravati Mundri, Pramila Sisa, Pupren Oram, Sebati Soren, Kabita Hembram, Tapaswini Oram, Usha Xallxo and Ghasadi Santa. Elora Pothal of KIIT International School has also been selected. Other players are Bishnu Priya Dash and Arati Sahoo from Ganjam and Swagatika Samantaray from Bhubaneswar.

Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT and KISS expressed satisfaction over the remarkable achievement of the students in the field of volleyball. He also expressed his gratitude to Kamalakanta Pandey, General Secretary of Odisha Volleyball association and wished best of luck to all the players of Odisha Team.
KIIT Diploma Shines in Campus Placement

In spite of economic recession KIIT Diploma (Kalinga Poly-technique) gets remarkable achievement in placement in the current year. From the sources, KIIT diploma has organized a recruitment drive by above 30 companies for students at KIIT campus. Total 85% students of KIIT have been selected for National and International companies. Many renowned companies like, OCL, ACC, FENESTA BULEIND SYSTEM, EMIRET PRINTING PRESS, GRASIM CEMENT, IVRCL, TATA POWER, L & T, APOLLO TOWERS, SPARK, ESAR STEEL, CET TYIRES have been selected the students of KIIT diploma. Average 13 thousand salaries have given to the students, where as FENESTA BULEIND SYSTEM will give 22,000. Principal of KIIT Diploma Tanmaya Mohanty expressing his happiness said that it could possible only for the high standard learning system with professional training, personality development, higher education and direct placement training to the every student and good facilities for practical.

Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIIT Group of Institutions congratulated the student and staffs of diploma wing of KIIT.

Cent Percent Result for KISS in HSC Exam

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has posted impressive result in High School Certificate Examination, Odisha, recording cent percent result. The result was declared on Sunday. This is ninth year on a trot that this Institute has recorded cent percent result in the Class X examination of the Odisha Board.

Performance of KISS, which is an Institute exclusively for tribal students, is better than even general schools. The pass percent for general school average only 71% across the board. This shows high academic quality and consistency of performance at KISS. In all, 22 students of the Institute have passed in the first division and 61 in the second division. Remaining 170 students passed in the third division. 

Examinees from the Institute included students from primitive tribes, such as Dangaria Kondh, Kutia Kondh, Juanga and Kharia. All the students representing in KISS Rugby Squad, which has earned international fame in the recent years, performed well, despite their busy sports schedule.

Expressing happiness over the impressive pass record of KISS Students, Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said it could only be possible for the hard work of the students and teachers and blessing of God. This success will encourage the tribal students to do better in future, he added.

KISS Students Visit Chiang Mai Rajbhat University, Thailand

Five students of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) are on a tour to Chiang Mai Rajbhat University, Thailand on an invitation from the university. The visit is a part of the agreement between KISS and Chiang Mai Rajbhat University (CMRU), which provides for students’ exchange among other areas of cooperation. Objective of the visit is to provide the students an exposure on art, culture and tradition of Thailand.

The visiting students are Mr. Rajkishore Murmu (Class X), Mr. Harish Baskey (+2 Second Year Commerce), Miss Puspamanjari Soren (+3 Second Year Arts), Miss Rupali Soren (Class X) and Miss Sumi Majhi (+3 Second Year Science). All the students belong to Santal Tribe. The students' team is guided by Mrutyunjaya Nayak, Lecture.

Earlier, the president of Chiang Mai Rajbhat University had visited KISS and extended an invitation to the CEO of KISS to visit CMRU. On that occasion, they had signed the agreement.

The students’ visit to Thailand resulted in a wave of joy among the tribal community. Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS expressed his satisfaction and congratulated the five students of KISS for their tour to Thailand.

KIIT Awarded Biggest Blood Donor Organization

KIIT was adjudged Best Blood Donor Organization during the celebration of World Blood Donor Day at Jayadev Bhawan, Bhubaneswar. His Excellency, Mr. Muralidhar Chandrakant Bhandare, Hon'ble Governor of Odisha presented the award to KIIT.

The World Blood Donor Day is observed to encourage people to donate blood. Since the last few years, KIIT has regularly been organizing blood donation camp in association with NGOs and Red Cross. In the current year, KIIT collected 1000 unit of blood. Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS expressed his happiness over the distinction and hoped that more and more people would participate in blood donation.

KIIT ITI Shines in Campus Placement

KIIT ITI is set to achieve cent percent campus placement in the current year. KIIT ITI students, who will be appearing the 2010 All India Trade Test (AITT), have been selected by many renowned companies in the campus recruitment drive that is going on for the last two months.

Seven students of Electronics Mech. were selected by ‘Wine Yard Technologies’ on 15th May 2010. Similarly, four students of Electronics Trade, seven of Fitter and two students of Electronics Mech. were picked up by 'Eassolifts' Company of Hyderabad on 24th May 2010. On 5th June, 24 students of Fitter Trade and eight students of Electrician have been selected for placement by 'Badve Engg. Ltd.' of Pune.

According to the sources, many companies like CRP Solution, Hyderabad, Proctore & Gamble, Goa/Maneedeep and Sew Infrastructure Ltd, Hyderabad will be visiting the campus for recruitment in coming weeks. If this trend continues, all the students of KIIT ITI will be place by the end of June.

Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIIT Group of Institutions congratulated the students and staffs of ITI wing of KIIT and termed this a 'rare achievement'.
KIITians Excel in Wipro Coding Contest

KIIT students excelled in Code Zap Guru, an all India coding contest organised by Wipro Technologies, annexing the first and third prizes. Rajesh Patidar and Anurag Sharma, both final year students of B.Tech (CSE) course of KIIT University, finished first and third respectively. The second prize was won by Jagadish Kumar Sethi, a student of NIST, Berhampur.

The contest attracted the best coding talents from the country's premier engineering colleges. More than 1500 student from 110 colleges participated. Thirty of them advanced to preliminary round after initial screening. Only ten of them made it to the final round. Encouragingly, 27 of 30 participants selected for preliminary round and nine out of 10 selected for final were from Odisha.

KIIT students braved stiff competition to win two out of top three positions.
Inter University Debate Competition at KIMS

Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a constituent of KIIT University, will organise an Inter University Debate Competition on 'Youth’s Perspective on Population Dynamics in India' on 7th July, 2010. The debate, which will form a part of World Population Day observation, will be sponsored by Jansankhya Sthirata Kosh, New Delhi.

The prize ceremony of the competition will be held on 11th July to coincide with World Population Day. Winner of the debate will win Rs. 10,000, whereas there is prize money of Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 3,000 for first and second runners up respectively.

The competition is open for students between 18 and 25 and each institution can send two participants. Application along with photocopies of birth certificate, institution identity card and nomination letter duly signed by the head of institution should be reach KIMS on or before 28th June, 2010. Interest applicants may contact +91- 9937096301, +91- 9861072806, +91- 9439613031 or write to Dr. Sonali Kar, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, KIIT, Bhubaneswar- 751024, Odisha for further details.

International Exposure for KSRM Students

Total 47 students of 2009-11 batch of KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM), a constituent of KIIT University, reached Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok as a part of the student exchange programme between the two institutes. Under the International Study Segment, the students of MBA in Rural Management course will stay there for one month and complete two courses of 4 credits in Development Project Management and Rural Regional Planning.

Both the courses are field intensive and designed to give distinct global exposure. The students will primarily get attached to School of Environment, Resource and Development (SERD), known for its pioneering work in the field of Environment and Resource Development. Dr. Gopal B. Thapa from AIT & Prof. L. K. Vaswani, Pro Vice Chancellor (SOM & SRM), KIIT University will oversee this programme on behalf their respective institutions.

The SERD Division, AIT is planning to take new initiative in collaboration with KIIT School of Rural Management in near future. The MOU between KIIT and AIT mandating the students exchange and other areas of cooperation was signed between Dr A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS and Prof. Said Irandoust, President, AIT in April, 2009.

Meanwhile, the School achieved cent percent campus placement for the second year in a row. All the 83 students of MBA in Rural Management course passing out in 2010 were picked up by 28 organisations that visited the campus for placement. These organisations represented development sector, corporate sector, public sector and cooperatives.

The compensation offered ranged from Rs. 2.4 lakh to Rs. 7.5 lakh per annum, with the average salary being Rs. 3.6 lakh per annum. For the first time, three students have been placed in an international organization, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Manila for its projects in India.

The prominent NGOs that participated in the campus placement include Agha Khan Rural Support Programme, BISWA, Development Alternatives, National Livelihood Resource Institute, Child Fund India. The corporate sector was represented by Ruchi Soya, Reliance, Monsanto, Technoserve and Serecon Pvt. Ltd. Microfinance institutions like Spandana, MIMO, BASIX and IFMR also recruited the students.

Similarly, public sector companies visiting KSRM for placement were IOC – CREDA Joint Venture and Bihar Rural Livelihood Programme (Jeevika). The other notable employers were Deepak Foundation, Amul, Jaipur Rug Company, ALC India and e-Kutir.

Various teams from these organisations that participated in campus placement expressed satisfaction over the calibre of students of KIIT School of Rural Management. It is a testimony to quality curriculum offered here. Cent percent placement performance of KSRM is remarkable considering the fact that it was established only in November 2006. The institute already has a national character with students from 19 states on its roll.

Complimenting students on the outstanding achievement, Dr. A. Samanta, Founder KIIT & KISS advised them to work with dedication and make their institute proud. Dr. L. K. Vaswani, Pro Vice Chancellor (SOM & SRM) stated that KSRM’s well planned placement policy has opened up exciting career avenues for young generation of rural managers.

All India Under-16 Girls Rugby Tournament 2010 : KISS Champion
3 players selected for Asian Game


KISS was adjudged Champion in the All India Under-16 Girls Rugby Tournament 2010, which was held at Delhi. In the final match KISS defeated Jungle Crow's of Kolkata. KISS entered into the final match by defeating Jharkhand at 25-0. Two teams of KISS had been selected to participate in the All India Women’s 7-A-Side Rugby Tournament-2010 and All India Under-16 Girls Rugby Tournament 2010. Among them 3 players of Senior Group namely, Pankajini Majhi (Santal), Bhagyalaxmi Barik (Sabar) and Hiramani Kisku (Santal) have been selected to join the camp for Asian Game.

According to the sources, KISS ranked first position for its excellent performance, among the All India Under-16 Rugby teams.

Many renowned persons including Chief Minister of Delhi will meet the players and invite them for an official dinner. In this connection the winners will be felicitated at a special occasion. Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KISS & KIIT congratulated the players for their remarkable performance, while Upendra Mohanty, Secretary and Priyadarsini Mishra, President of Odisha Rugby Association wished the team success in all future endeavours.

KISS Girls in All India Rugby Tournaments

Twenty girls of KISS to be participate in All India Women’s 7-A-Side Rugby Tournament-2010 and All India Under-16 Girls Rugby Tournament 2010, to be held at Delhi from 3rd and 4th June, 2010.

Ten girls provisionally selected for All India Women’s 7-A-Side Rugby Tournament-2010 are Hiramani Kisku (Santal), Bhagyalaxmi Barik (Sabar), Sunamani Mandangi (Kandha), Jayanti Hembram (Santal), Pankajini Majhi (Santal), Parbati Murmu (Santal), Ranjita Goipai (Kolha), Sankuntal Chattar (Kolha), Chandrika Gaipai (Ho) and Ratni Hembram (Santal).

Names of the students who will be participating in All India Under-16 Girls Rugby Tournament 2010 are Hiramani Sorem (Santal), Mirarani Hembram (Santal), Sitamani Hembram (Kolha), Sanjukta Munda (Kolha), Susanti Majhi (Santal), Saraswati Hembram (Santal), Padmini Bannara (Kolha), Sanjulata Singh (Bhumija), Hupi Majhi (Santal) and Chaniki Majhi (Banda).

From the sources, Indian Rugby Football Association separately invited two Rugby Teams of KISS for its major emphasis in Rugby, besides Odisha team. Players will be selected from these tournaments for the upcoming International Junior and the Asian Games. The training squad, to be selected on June 6, will enter camp at Balewadi from 13th June until the Asian Games in November. They would tour China, Borneo, Singapore and NZ during their preparation.