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Prominent Educationist Prof DK Behera Joins As Vice-Chancellor Of KISS DU In Bhubaneswar

Renowned Educationist and Administrator Professor Deepak Kumar Behera have joined KISS Deemed to be University as vice-chancellor. He served as the Vice-Chancellor of Sambalpur University and Berhampur University before joining KISS.

Prof Behera was the first Vice-Chancellor of Rajendra University, Balangir and he was also a Fulbright Visiting Professor at California State University at Long Beach. He was also felicitated with many awards and honours for his outstanding contribution to the field of Anthropology.

He has joined as Vice-Chancellor of Sambalpur University on 25th of January 2021 where he had a vision of transforming the University in terms of starting some new self-financing courses, doing a lot of CSR activities, skilling programs for the tribal areas in and around Sambalpur, and upgrade the rank of the University in the next cycle of NAAC and NIRF.

For his immense contribution in the field of Cultural Anthropology, he was the recipient of the prestigious Sarat Chandra Roy Memorial Gold Medal by the Asiatic Society, Kolkata for his contribution in the field of Cultural Anthropology. For more than 120 research publications he was credited for his work. His research publication which was honoured was most in the fields of ‘Tribal Studies’ and ‘Children & childhood’.

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Prof Behera also served as a member of the executive board of the World Anthropology Association which is the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences for the period 1998-2009. He has widely travelled to overseas countries like the US, Europe, South Africa, Denmark, Sweden, Singapore, Dubai, etc. He is involved in the accreditation of institutes and is on the panel of the National Board of Accreditation (NBA); National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

Dr Achyuta Samanta, Founder of KIIT and KISS congratulated Prof Behera and stated that KISS is a unique creation of the Almighty and is the only university to run for the tribal children across the world.

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Free COVID-19 Vaccination To Women Staff, Says Dr Achyuta Samanta On International Women’s Day At KIIT

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) celebrated International Women’s Day on 8th March 2021along with KIMS and KISS. On this occasion, the KIIT will provide the free COVID-19 vaccination to its women staff.

While addressing the people through video conferencing Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said- “The more the women are empowered, the greater will be the development of the society, state, and nation. Women employees have made significant contributions to the growth of KIIT, KIMS, and KISS as a whole. From extending employment to women to giving them free hand in carrying out their duties at the top executive level of the institute, we have substantiated the true meaning of women empowerment.”

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Later Dr. Samanta announced that all the women employees of KIIT Group of Institutions & KISS will get Covid vaccine free of cost. Even a Women Forum will be established at KIIT to look after the welfare of the women employees and girl students of KIIT Group of Institutions & KISS.

Dr. Samanta added that education is the bedrock of women’s empowerment and unless ample opportunities are given to women, their all-around development can’t even be imagined.

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The chief speaker, Dr. Pankaj Mittal, Secretary-General, Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and National Commissioner- Rangers at Bharat Scouts & Guides said that more women are now aspiring to get educated as a result of special schools, colleges, and universities established to serve their purpose. To empower women, awareness plays a vital role, she said, adding that the objectives of Women’s Day should be carried out throughout the year instead of a single day notionally.

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Prof. Hrushikesha Mohanty, Vice-Chancellor, KIIT-DU, and Prof. Sasmita Samanta, Pro-Vice-Chancellor also spoke on the occasion. Prof. Jnyana Ranjan Mohanty, Registrar proposed the vote of thanks.

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Dr. Achyuta Samanta honored With Honorary Doctorate Degree

Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder of KIIT & KISS was honored with Honorary Doctorate Degree from Desh Bhagat University for his excellent contribution toward Social Service and Education.

Dr. Achyuta Samanta was also been bestowed with a Doctorate from a total of 45 reputed universities of India and abroad. Samanta was addressed for his outstanding and persistent contribution towards Social Service and Education.

For the last 30 years, Samanta has been working in the field of education and social work for the people who are in need.

Dr. Samanta expressed his happiness on his official account by quoting – “I feel immensely humbled and honored to be conferred with Honorary Doctorate by DBUIndia, Punjab for my relentless contribution to Social Service and Education. Thanks to the members of the Board for proposing my name and making it my 45th Honoris Causa. Such recognition inspires me to work towards my cause of achieving zero poverty, zero hunger, zero illiteracy.”

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KIIT Founder Achyuta Samanta Supported PM’s Call On Bolstering Alumni

KIIT and KISS founder Achyuta Samanta supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to strengthen an institution’s alumni to sustain its expansion. He further elaborates that strengthening the alumni will also enhance the institution equally.

Achyuta Samanta shared his thoughts on PM Modi’s call to strengthen alumni of an institution via Twitter. He tweeted -“We absolutely agree that strengthening alumni can strengthen the institution and bolster development. At @KIITUniversity and @kissfoundation, we acknowledge and empower alumni who play a key role as ambassadors of their alma mater.”

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Even earlier at the monthly show of PM’s “Mann Ki Baat,” he had very strongly highlighted the need to adopt the tenacity and talent of the alumni of any college or university or school. Along with that, PM Modi also requested to strengthen their bonds with their institution from where they have studied. He also asked the institutions to engage the strength of their alumni with many innovations and developments so that it will help to bring better opportunities for the current students continually.

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PM Modi further stated that the urban and the rural schools and colleges also need to have proper alumni and a robust alumni network for the students so that they will also help the rural students bond and engage themselves. But schools and colleges in urban and rural have a vital role in establishing alumni for their students.

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KIIT Felicitated With ‘THE Awards Asia’ 2020 By Times Higher Education

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, one of the most solicited after universities of the country won ‘The Awards Asia 2020’ recently.

Apart from the world-class academics that excites students from all parts of India and over so many countries, the university is known for its student-friendly culture berthed on kindness and tolerance beliefs. Because of all the faculties and the enthusiasm, the university was awarded as ‘THE Awards Asia 2020’, which was declared by the Times Higher Education (THE). The university was declared the winner in the category ‘Workplace of the Year.’ KIIT is the only university to be felicitated with this award in India. It got acknowledgment for its unsparing dedication to its staff and students, particularly to its early-career professors.

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KIIT University was established in 1992-93 as the most proper vocational education center by renowned educationist and social activist Professor Achyuta Samanta. Samasnta expressed his gratitude by sharing the news via Twitter.

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From all these years, KIIT has thrived and has fortunately set a massive benchmark in each study area. The staff and faculty members gave all the credit to the founder for all their achievements. They are thankful to Dr. Achyuta Samanta for creating a culture and free space for the staff to have a free hand to work and fulfill their assignments.

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KIIT university comprises around 28 fundamental schools globally sanctioned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree applications in approximately 200 disciplines fording engineering, medicine, management, biotechnology, law, and others.

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KISS and KIIT Founder Dr Achyuta Samanta Helps 2 Divyang Girls: Assures Them Jobs

The outburst of the Coronavirus has affected millions of people, whether losing their jobs or loss in their business. COVID-19 has created a havoc situation in everyone’s life, especially with disabled people. With many losing their jobs and striving to sustain their daily subsistence, KISS foundation extended their helping hands to two physically disabled girls from Kandhamal.

Jyostna Majhi and Laxmi Patro from Kandhamal had a complicated life and due to COVID things have turned upside down for these two disabled girls. They left their homes and shifted to Bhubaneswar to take up vocational training with a dream of becoming independent. Jyostna was doing DTP and Laxmi took up a tailoring job in Bhubaneswar. But to the national lockdown, both the girls lost their jobs and were in a complete devastating condition during this pandemic. For the last six months, they were staying at a school.

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After their story came to light, KISS and KIIT founder Dr Achyuta Samanta extended their hands and decided to help them. He stated in his official Facebook page that he wanted to help them in all possible ways and when he asked these two girls they revealed their urge to be independent and do some jobs which will help them to sustain their livelihood. Even despite being disabled, they have a wish to be independent and self-sufficient.

He assured that the girls would be provided employment at KISS and stay as in the staff quarters. Specific arrangements will be made before they join and now, for the time being, they have provided them with the financial assistance of 10000 rupees for sustenance. 

 Dr Samanta further said, “I understand how difficult it is for girls to lead a life without financial stability and independence, especially the differently abled. We promise to take good care of them at KISS”.

The two girls expressed their gratitude to KISS, and Dr Samanta for helping them out in this pandemic situation.

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KIIT University Felicitated With Utkrisht Sansthan Vishwakarma Award-2020

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Deemed to be University has been felicitated with the Utkrisht Sansthan Vishwakarma Award 2020. The University awarded because of its outstanding administration in distinct fields leading to significant contribution towards National growth and development.

A few days back KIIT School of Management (KSOM) was ranked in the second position in the Times BBA Education Ranking Survey 2020. With three major modules, including Desk Research, Factual survey, and perceptual Rating survey, the collected data followed by a methodical analysis for final ranking. The main objective was to capture the true reflection of the perceptual studies and the importance of the progressiveness of the institute. KIIT and KISS are considered as India’s most premier B-schools and have consistently ranked as one of the best B-schools of Eastern India year after year.

AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, and the Government of India awarded the Utkrisht Sansthan Vishwakarma award 2020 award to KIIT-DU. The University awarded because of the post-COVID-19 redevelopment and rehabilitation plan. With 13 categories, KIIT was the only organization in India to get the award in the above category. AICTE recognized and honoured the innovative work of the KIIT-DU for its social work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the students, the AICTE also held a competition “AICTE Vishwakarma award 2020” which encouraged and motivated young students along with the institutions to raise their performance in many specific domains.

Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty

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