MAY 2010
 
KiiT International School Posts Impressive Result in CBSE Exam
31.05.2010
 
Hellodoctor 24x7 Launched at KIIT
27.05.2010
 
KISS Students Selected for National Softball Championship
24.05.2010
 
Rajiv Gandhi Prativa Award for KISS Cadet
24.05.2010
 
KISS Girl Makes it to Indian Sub Junior Girls in Kabaddi
20.05.2010
 
KISS Scores Cent Percent in Higher Secondary (Class 12) Exams
19.05.2010
 
KISS Gets Coveted ISO-9001 Certification-‘KISS-Largest Residential Tribal Institute in the World’
18.05.2010
 
KIITEE-2010 Result Declared
15.05.2010
 
Workshop on Groundwater for Emergency Situations (GWES): Odisha Pilot Project held at KIIT
12.05.2010
 
KIMS Observes International Nurses' Week
12.05.2010
 
KISS Celebrates 17th Annual Function
06.05.2010
 
NEWS AND EVENTS
KiiT International School Posts Impressive Result in CBSE Exam

KiiT International School has recorded an impressive performance in CBSE Class X examination, with all its students passing in 1st Division. This is the first batch of CBSE Class X students passing out from the school.

KiiT International School, set up only three years ago, has established its position as a respected institution in eastern India imparting quality education. Its focus on quality education and human touch has created immense interest among parents and children.

The school uniquely promotes the integration of academic and co-curricular programmes, as well as the development of informal curriculum where students are encouraged to build their personalities through learning. It focuses on innovative practical learning approaches. Recently, a team of students from the school visited NASA on an invitation.

KiiT International School also organizes Summer Camp every year, which has come to be regarded as a significant way to express the child’s self-interest and enhance their skill. Dr. A. Samanta, Chairman, KiiT International School and Founder, KIIT attributed the good performance of the students in CBSE exam to the hard work of the Principal and teachers. This trend will continue in future, he said.
Hellodoctor24x7 Launched at KIIT

‘HelloDoctor 24 x 7’, the first incubatee of KIIT Technology Business Incubator, was formally launched at KIIT by Shri Prasanna Acharya, Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Orissa in the presence of Smt. Anu Garg, IAS, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Dept. of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Orissa, Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT Group of Institutions and KISS, Dr. Mrutyunjay Suar, CEO, KIIT-TBI and Shrabani Mitra, Vice President, Sales and Marketing on the 27th May 2010.

KIIT Technology Business Incubator (KIIT-TBI) is a novel initiative of KIIT and the only business incubator of Orissa. It is supported by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.

As a social enterprise, HelloDoctor 24 x 7 will be dedicated to public service with several benefits. It will reach the unreached providing them easy and anytime access to healthcare information. Services offered include online telephonic doctor appointment fixing, first aid/home remedy, voluntary blood donors, ambulance, etc. Some of the services offered are first of its kind in India. The dedicated number provided for this purpose is 0674-66 55 555.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, Shri Acharya said that HelloDoctor 24 x 7 will improve people’s access to healthcare by providing useful information through telephone and the internet. Dr. Samanta promised his full support to the initiative, while hoping to see it functional at national level in near future.

HelloDoctor 24 x 7 will promote Odisha as the preferred destination for medical tourism. It will also create awareness about diseases like Swine Flu, Bird Flu, etc and provides all kinds of support during natural calamities like cyclone, flood and earthquake.

Among others, Prof. A. S. Kolaskar, VC, KIIT University, Mr. Sanjay Das, CEO of HelloDoctor, Dr. Devendra Tiwari, Head Operation, Dr. Lalit Ranjan Manik, Head, Strategy and Policy, Dr. P. N. Razdan, Pro Vice Chancellor, Mr. H. P. Das, Pro- Chancellor, Principal of KIMS and a large number of staff and students were present at the function.

KISS Students Selected for National Softball Championship

Nine students of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), a sister concern of KIIT, have been selected to participate in National Softball Championship to be held in Puducherry from 25th to 30th May 2010. Five boys and four girls have made it to Odisha team.

The five boys provisionally selected for this championship are Samai Marndi, Naren Soren, Somanath Bandia, Binod Murmu and Mangal Tudu. All the boys are students of 10th Standard. The four girls are Payal Majhi, Rajani Hembram (9th Standard), Kuni Gaipai (10th Standard) and Khitisuta Patra (7th Standard).

Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KISS and KIIT Group of Institutions expressed satisfaction over the achievement of the students in the field of softball. It is a great pride for the tribal community that a majority of players in Odisha team are from KISS, he added.

Rajiv Gandhi Prativa Award for KISS Cadet

Rajiv Gandhi Prativa Award has been conferred on KISS NCC Cadet Parbati Murmu for ‘the Best NCC Cadet’. She was awarded at Rajiv Gandhi Prativa Award ceremony organized at Jayadev Bhaban by Rajiv Gandhi Study Circle and The Rajiv Gandhi Student Forum to mark The 19th Death Anniversary of the former Prime Minister.

Rajiv Gandhi Prativa Award was also conferred on 92 people for their remarkable achievements in Literature, Science, Sport, NSS, Scout and Guide, Odissi Dance, Poetry, Acting, etc. Congratulating Parbati for the achievement, Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KISS and KIIT Group of Institutions advised her to engage herself in the service of the country.
KISS Girl Makes it to Indian Sub Junior Girls in Kabaddi

Sinigo Hembram, an Eighth Standard student of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), has been selected by Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India to join the Indian Sub-Junior Kabaddi Coaching Camp, to be held at Sai Center, Lucknow from 20th May to 19th June, 2010. Besides Sinigo Hembram another girl Sagarika Amanta also selected for this camp from Odisha. Similarly, in Junior Girls Rashmita Sahu and Junior Boys Rajeeb Samal also selected for Coaching Camp of Indian Kabaddi Team.

Sinigo Hembram belongs to Santal tribal of Jhatioda village of Mayurbhanj district. She is daughter of Purastam Hembram and Santi Hembram.

Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KISS and KIIT Group of Institutions expressed satisfaction over the selection of Sinigo Hembram and hoped that she will occupy a position in Indian Sub-Junior Kabaddi Team. Dr. Samanta also congratulated to Aajaya Behera, President of Odisha Kabaddi Association for his encouragement.

KISS Scores Cent Percent in Higher Secondary (Class 12) Exams

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has posted an impressive record in Higher Secondary (Class 12) examinations conducted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), Orissa this academic session.

KISS has secured 100% result in Higher Secondary (Class 12) Commerce and Arts, where as 96% in science. Among them, 50% securing first division while others all remaining students passed in second and third division. It is great news that seven students, belonging to the Primitive Tribes like Saura, Kutia Kandha, Juanga and Khadia, appeared the examination and passed. Among them, Gita Nayak, belonging to Khadia, a rare tribes, secured first division in Arts, while other students also secured good mark. Like this, a student Sanjiv Hansada securing highest number 82% in commerce, but only for ten marks less he could not get a position in top 20.

Pass record of the tribal students of KISS is much higher than the State level pass percent in general colleges and tribal students. KISS has been achieving this feat for last several years.

Expressing happiness over the impressive pass record of the KISS students, Dr. A. Samanta, Founder KISS and KIIT Group of Institutions said it could only be possible for the hard work of the students and teachers, president, CEO, blessing of Lord Jagannatha and KISS students concentration on their study. Cent percent result from tribal students not an easy task. But it could possible only for the consistency in academic quality and proper duty performance here.

KISS Gets Coveted ISO-9001 Certification
‘KISS-Largest Residential Tribal Institute in the World’


Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), a sister concern of KIIT and the largest Residential Tribal Institute in the world, has received the coveted ISO 9001:2008 certification. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certificate, bearing number I/QSC-1866 and dated the 7th May 2010, attests the highest level of quality management system of KISS.

KISS has crossed another milestone through this distinction, which recognizes it as the largest Residential Tribal Institute in world providing accommodation, food, healthcare, education to 10,000 tribal students from kindergarten to post graduation and basic amenities of life absolutely free with a job assurance after completion of education and vocational training. Good administration and transparent management are the hallmarks of the institute, which have helped it gain high reputation and recognition within a short span of time.

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world's largest developer and publisher of International Standards. It is a network of the national standards institutes of 161 countries, one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system. ISO is a non-governmental organization that forms a bridge between the public and private sectors. It enables a consensus to be reached on solutions that meet both the requirements of business and the broader needs of the society.

Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS expressed his gratitude to the ISO officials for giving this recognition to KISS.

KIITEE-2010 Result Declared

Result of KIITEE-2010, the all India test for admission into different courses of KIIT University, was declared on the 15th May 2010. In B.Tech. segment, Neha Gupta (Delhi) topped the list of successful candidates, while Aishvarya Agrawal (Orissa), Pratik Anand (Delhi), Satish Prakash Garg (Jaipur) and Kumar Gaurav (Jamsedpur) occupied second, third, fourth and fifth position respectively.

Similarly, Akash Jain (Kota), Neha Arawal (Ranchi) and Goldey Gaurav (Ranchi) topped M.B.B.S., M.C.A. and M.Sc. (Biotech) segments of the entrance test respectively.

Overwhelming response for this entrance test indicates that an increasing number of students are eager to pursue their higher education in KIIT due to its modern teaching methods, green eco-friendly campus and excellent campus placement.
The counseling for admission into different branches will commence from the 2nd of June 2010, informed Admission Department of KIIT University. Like last year, 25% seats in KIIT would be reserved for the students of Odisha, they added

Result of KIITEE-2010, the all India test for admission into different courses of KIIT University, was declared on the 15th May 2010. In B.Tech. segment, Neha Gupta (Delhi) topped the list of successful candidates, while Aishvarya Agrawal (Orissa), Pratik Anand (Delhi), Satish Prakash Garg (Jaipur) and Kumar Gaurav (Jamsedpur) occupied second, third, fourth and fifth position respectively.

Similarly, Akash Jain (Kota), Neha Arawal (Ranchi) and Goldey Gaurav (Ranchi) topped M.B.B.S., M.C.A. and M.Sc. (Biotech) segments of the entrance test respectively.

Overwhelming response for this entrance test indicates that an increasing number of students are eager to pursue their higher education in KIIT due to its modern teaching methods, green eco-friendly campus and excellent campus placement.
The counseling for admission into different branches will commence from the 2nd of June 2010, informed Admission Department of KIIT University. Like last year, 25% seats in KIIT would be reserved for the students of Odisha, they added.

Workshop on Groundwater for Emergency Situations (GWES): Odisha Pilot Project held at KIIT

A Centre for Environment and Global Sustainability (CEGS) has been set up at KIIT to provide clean drinking water for the people at the time of man-induced and natural disasters. Non availability of clean drinking water in the aftermath of disasters like cyclone and flood is a major problem. The Centre will help provide clean drinking water by identification, investigation and research of groundwater through satellite.

In this connection, KIIT University organised an Inception Workshop on “Groundwater for Emergency Situation (GWES): Odisha Pilot Project” from 10th to 12th May 2010. Organisations such as CGWB (Bhubaneswar), Orissa State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA), NGRI, IAEA and other NGOs participated in the workshop. The GWES Odisha Pilot Project was sanctioned at the workshop for the development of groundwater. Besides KIIT, organizations like CGWB, OSDMA, NGRI, IAEA, etc will work together in this project, said Director of CEGS, Dr. Mrutyunjay Suar.

The workshop was attended by experts like Mr. A. Parsuramen, Director, UNESCO, Office of New Delhi, Dr. B. M. Jha, Chairman, Central Groundwater Board (CGWB), Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India, Prof. (Dr.) A. S. Kolaskar, VC, KIIT , Mr. Jyotiraj Patra, Coordinator, KIIT-CEGS and other important dignitaries. Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT Group of Institutions said that the CEGS centre at KIIT will go a long way in providing clean water to disaster affected people through research and investigation of groundwater.
KIMS Observes International Nurses' Week

KIMS Nursing School observed International Nurses' Week on 12th May 2010. The occasion commemorates the 190th Birth Anniversary of Florence Nightingale.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. (Dr.) A. S. Kolaskar, VC, KIIT University said that the role of nurses has assumed more importance in the present day and KIIT has set up the Nursing School to meet the increasing demand for trained and competent nurses. Patients always talk about the quality of nursing care they receive, Prof. (Dr.) S. C. Dash, Pro Vice Chancellor, Medical and Allied Sciences, KIIT University stated, while observing that nurses are the frontline care-givers. Dr. R. N. Samanta, CEO, KIMS outlined the theme 'Delivering quality, serving communities: Nurses’ leading chronic care.' They are in a prime position to lead and support appropriate modes of chronic care, he said.

Prof. (Dr.) B. C. Das, Dean- cum- Principal, KIMS, Prof. (Dr.) S. B. Ogale, MS, KIMS Dr. Mayadhar Paty, GM, KIMS, Prof. Mrs. A. Lenka, CON, Principal, KINS, Mrs. Hina Dei, SON, KINS, Ms. P. K. Nayak, Principal, SON, KINS and other important dignitaries were present on the occasion.

KISS Celebrates 17th Annual Function

The 17th Annual Function of KISS was celebrated at its premises on 7th May 2010. The function was inaugurated by His Excellency Shri Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare, Governor of Orissa in presence of Shri Buta Singh, Chairman, National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) and Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS. 

KISS has recorded many stupendous achievements in the fields of academics, sports and other co-curricular activities, Shri Bhandare observed, stating that the students of the institute have proved their talents and skills to the whole world. Congratulating Dr. Samanta for setting up this institution, he said the students have made us proud with their achievements. Shri Bhandare extended his hearty greetings and good wishes to the KISS family. 

Appreciating KISS, Shri Buta Singh said it is a noble initiative in the fields of education and social work. Stating that efforts of Dr. Samanta are worth emulating, Shri Singh said he has changed the lives of thousands of poor tribal boys and girls. He will cross many more milestones in his march on the path of empowering tribal community, he hoped.  

Addressing the gathering, Dr. Samanta expressed his gratitude to the visiting luminaries. Dr. P. K. Routray, CEO, KISS proposed the vote of thanks.

The meritorious students and outstanding staffs of KISS were felicitated on the occasion. Later, students of the institute presented colourful cultural programme. Among others, top officials of KISS and KIIT and a large number students were present.