of White Revolution, Dr. Kurien Kick-Starts Rural Management
School of KIIT
The rural management education in the
country is yet to take off in a big way even though a majority of
population in the country lives in rural areas. Therefore, it is
not surprising that many problems of rural economy have remained
unresolved even after nearly 60 years of independence. Kalinga School
of Rural Management (KSRM), latest from the stables of Kalinga Institute
of Industrial Technology (KIIT) will make a new and determined beginning
in this direction. It will be driven by the vision of father of
white revolution, Padmabibhusan Dr. Verghese Kurien and pack the
punch of quality from KIIT.
Foundation of this
proposed centre of excellence in the field of rural management within
KIIT Deemed University was laid by Dr. Kurien, Chancellor of Allahabad
Central University on 20th November, 2006, in presence of Shri Biswabhusan
Harichandan, Hon'ble Minister of Industries and Law, Odisha and
Shri Surendra Nath Nayak, Hon'ble Minister of Agriculture.
"With the setting
up of the KSRM, my wish is fulfilled", said Dr. Kurien, who
had cherished a dream to establish the second Institute of Rural
Management in Odisha on the model of well-known IRMA, after laying
the foundation stone. It may be pertinent to mention here that at
one time there were long parleys for this between him and the Government
of Odisha, and it looked as if it was imminent. However, the same
did not materialize due to one reason or the other. Therefore, this
venture of KIIT can also be said as 'a dream come true' for this
Recalling the nationalistic
vision that people could not become really free until the tools
of development are placed in their hands, he stressed that rural
institutions are an important way to address the problems. Terming
KSRM a step in the right direction, he said there is an immediate
need for more institutions like IRMA and KSRM, particularly in the
backward regions, to meet the ever growing demand for rural managers.
Under leadership of
its Director, Prof. L. K. Vaswani and Dean, Prof. H. Panda, KSRM
will offer two-year programme in Rural Management. The institute,
which will focus on teaching, training, research and consultancy,
will soon have ten noted professors from institutes of repute within
the country joining its ranks. Dr. Kurien will continue to guide
this upcoming institute at all stages.
Interface with industry,
banks and non government organizations are being established to
facilitate experiential training and placements. Going by the placement
record in other courses of KIIT Deemed University, cent percent
placement for students of KSRM is a foregone conclusion.
Dr. A. Samanta, Chancellor,
KIIT Deemed University, upbeat about the developments, remarked
it is a boon for the underprivileged people of the country. He felt
that the eastern region of the country, in general, and Odisha in
particular, will immensely gain from the establishment of KSRM.
training to supplement formal education of tribals at KISS
Formal education of
tribal children serves limited purpose as it does not significantly
improve employment prospects. Which is why Kalinga Institute of
Social Sciences, the largest tribal school in the country, has set
up five vocational training centers to supplement formal education
of tribal children studying here and enhance their employment or
The Vocational Training
Centres were inaugurated here on Sunday by Dr. Maxine Olson, UN
Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative (India Head)
in presence of Hon'ble Minister, SC & ST, Odisha and Secretary,
School and Mass Education, Government of Odisha.
Kalinga Institute of
Social Sciences is a home for 3000 tribal children availing free
of cost living and education from primary to +2 Science level. It
is promoted by Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology and is
the finest expression of social commitment of this very successful
With the inauguration
of vocational training centers, tribal students will have the choice
to pursue any one of vocational trade along with their formal education.
Presently, center will have training facilities in five vocational
trades; namely, composite farming, pisciculture, animal husbandry,
arts and crafts, and tailoring. Qualified and experiences trainers
have been attached to each center. It will be compulsory for each
student to undergo training in any one of the vocational trade of
his choice. It is expected that self-employment and employment prospects
of tribal students will be greatly enhanced after undergoing training
KISS has carefully evolved an effective
perspective and strategy of empowerment of tribals through education
and supplemental vocational training is an essential part of that
strategy, said Dr. A. Samanta, Founder of KISS.
KISS Tribal Students
Do it Again, to Represent Odisha at NCSC
Nov 13, 2006: Students
from Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) have been selected
to represent Odisha at the National Children's Science Congress 2006
to be held in Gangtok later this year. This is 2nd year in a row that
students of this tribal school will be participating as a part of
Odisha contingent at the prestigious science congress at the national
of Preservation and Utilization of Feeds and Fodders", the
topic of the project presented by KISS Team led by Manoj Kumar Marandi,
bagged the Chancellor's Award for Best Project and was highly acclaimed
at the state level meet at St. Joseph's High School in Bhubaneswar.
The students of KISS pipped several well-known and reputed schools
from all over the state on its way to the national level meet at
Gangtok. Earlier, the team was short-listed to participate at the
state level following an inspired performance at the Zonal Level
held at BJEM School.
The team won a flurry
of accolades including Best Poster Award for the poster entitled
'Only Earth Support Life' by Karunakar Hembram, a student of KISS,
and Best Chart Award for the chart entitled 'Agriculture in Rural
Forum and its Diversity in Agricultural Benefits and Social and
This is not the first
time that tribal students from this school have made the state proud.
Last year Manoj Kumar Garada, a student of KISS, had topped the
state-level NCSC meet. He went on to participate at Indian Science
Congress in Hyderabad and received appreciations from non other
than Dr. Manmohan Singh, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India. Another
team from the school participated in National Children's Science
Congress held at Bhubaneswar in December 2005.
Kalinga Institute of
Social Sciences is a unique initiative of Kalinga Institute of Industrial
Technology, which provides free of cost education, living and vocational
training to 3000 tribal students from 26 districts of the state.
The school, at present offering education from primary to +2 Science
level, is the largest of its kind in the country.
Expressing happiness at the achievement, Dr.
A. Samanta, Founder of KISS, said success of our students is a testimony
to the fact that with little support and guidance the tribal children
can join the mainstream of the society and effectively compete with
even students of the best schools.
selects eight students from KIIT
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology
(KIIT) Deemed University has been making waves and this time for
its students, who are to make the entire state proud for their achievements.
It has been a routine feat for KIIT to secure hundred percent placement
for its students through campus selections, but never before the
students of this prestigious institution have made into the MNC
blue chip giant Microsoft Inc.
In an unprecedented achievement, eight students, 3 girls and 5 boys
of 2007 pass out batch from various streams of B. Tech have been
selected by the Microsoft to join the company. Microsoft personnels
making round the country's premier institutions for hunting the
talents to join them, were ecstatic finding the fountain of talent
in KIIT. Microsoft, the major company which had brought revolution
in the IT Sector has been choosy in recruiting technical personnels
from all over the world. The company visits only a few institutions
and on an average selects only 70 to 80 students annually from the
country, hence the selection of 8 young technocrats in its first
ever campus selection at KIIT on November 10 last, is no mean achievement
for a young Deemed University like KIIT.
The quality of students is outstanding, so also the state of the
art and aesthetically designed institution that trains them. It
is definitely at par with the best in the world, said the Microsoft
Officials who conducted the rigorous Campus Selection conforming
to their company's parameter. The students who were assured of their
berths in Microsoft with an annual pay pack varying from 8.5 to
9 lakhs at the entry level, have all praises for their teachers
and the relentless effort of their chancellor, Dr. A. Samanta in
seeing their future secured through campus selection.
It is just the beginning of the Journey by the MNCS to find talents
in KIIT, for at least another four more MNCS as big as Microsoft
with salary range 9 to 10 lacks have confirmed to come for campus
selection to KIIT in a fortnight.
It is not out of place here to mention that 500 students of B.Tech
and MCA streams from 2007 pass out have already been selected for
jobs by the Giant corporate houses through campus placement. The
remaining 100 students will definitely be selected by other major
companies visiting the campus shortly. We are happy that our students
prove themselves to be the best and with the blessings of God they
will continue to excel in their respective field, said Dr. Samanta,
Chancellor KIIT DU While congratulating the students for their unprecedented
US varsity sign deal for Research
KIIT University on Tuesday signed an MoU with Pennsylvania State University
(PSU) for promotion of scientific research, professional development
and technical cooperation between the two organizations.
The agreement was signed
between Chancellor, KIIT Deemed University, Dr. Achyuta Samanta
and chancellor of PSU, Prof Joel M. Rodney in the presence of Secretary
Industries, Mr I. Srinivas and Paradip Port Trust Chairman, Mr.
K Raghuramaiah. The agreement seeks to conduct regular student-teacher
exchange programmes and financial cooperation. The university will
also assist KIIT develop its residential tribal higher secondary
school-Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences-in a big way.
On the occasion Prof
Rodney expressed satisfaction over the facilities available in the
school and the free education provided by KIIT to the students.
"It will be our sincere effort to see that it is transformed
into a university," he said. The university had already expressed
its interest to sponsor five students from the school to pursuer
higher education in the USA.
The agreement has also
opened immense opportunities for undergraduates. As per the broad
contours of the deal, they can complete the last two years of their
studies in PSU. Besides, students who wish to pursue their computer
science programme in the University after passing out from KIIT
Plus-Two Science College can get degree certificates both from the
PSU as well as KIIT.
PSU is considered one of the prestigious in the US, having a staff
strength of 30,000, and 90,000 students. It was established in 1855.
On the occasion, Srinivas
said the agreement had come at a time when the State is looking
for a vast pool of professionals who can carry forward the process
of industrialization. The joint collaboration between the two universities
will, hopefully, help in meeting the vast human resource requirement.
At present there are
150 trades on which educational institutes across the country are
offering courses. KIIT can well offer some of the most sought after
programmes from among them for the benefit of the students here,
|'UDGHOSH', The Annual
Quiz Event of KIIT Deemed University on 25th Oct'06
|'Udghosh zero six',
the annual quiz event of Qutopia, the quiz society of
KIIT (Deemed University), was held successfully on the 25th of October
2006 in the premises of KIIT campus. This is in continuance of the
tradition started last year with 'Udghosh - shoonya paanch', that
coincided with the auspicious occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. The foremost
objective of this event was to create enthusiasm among people in this
part of the country regarding quizzing and to establish a pedestal
for the evolution of a new generation of multi-faceted quizzers.
|His Excellency The Vice President
of India graces the 2nd Convocation Ceremony held on 13th Oct 20.
Second Convocation ceremony of 2006 pass out
batch of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Deemed University,
Bhubaneswar was held at Kathajodi Campus of the University here
on Friday (13th October, 2006). Convocation Address was delivered
by the Chief Guest of the occasion, Dr. Bhairon Singh Shekhawat,
His Excellency The Vice President of India in august presence of
Shri. Naveen Patnaik, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri. D.
H. Shankaramurthy, Hon'ble Minister of Higher Education of Karnataka
and Dr. A. Samanta, Chancellor of KIIT Deemed University. Shri.
Rameshwar Thakur, His Excellency The Governor of Odisha presided
over the ceremony. A total of 986 graduates received the coveted
degrees in technology and management in the second convocation.
Gold and silver medals were awarded to 19 outstanding performers
from different streams.
Manpower an Asset in the Age of Globalisation -Vice President
technically trained manpower is crucial to face the challenge posed
by intense global competition in the field of commerce and development,
said Dr. Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, His Excellency The Vice President
of India. He was speaking to the graduating students of Kalinga Institute
of Industrial Technology, Deemed University at the university's 2nd
the third rank in the world in terms of technically trained manpower",
he informed in his Convocation Address, while praising the role
of technical institutes of the country for this achievement. Just
achieving a high growth rate is not good enough; elimination of
economic and social imbalances from the society is a prerequisite
to achieve the holistic development, Dr. Shekhawat reminded the
students. It is unfortunate that despite being endowed with ample
mineral wealth, Odisha is languishing in poverty; he observed and
asked the young educated mass to rise up and remove this irony.
He termed KIIT Deemed University as a qualitative institution of
global standard and congratulated its Chancellor, management, faculty,
staff and students for achieving success in such as short span of
Development in the
field of education is a reflection of general development of the
society, said Shri Rameshwar Thakur, His Excellency The Governor
of Odisha in his Presidential Address. Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon'ble
Chief Minister of Odisha in his address stressed that commitment
of technically trained youths is highly important to bring about
fast industrial and economic development. Hon'ble Minister of Higher
Education, Karnataka, Shri D. H. Sankaramurthy hoped that technically
trained young mass will play a vital role in nation building.
In his address, Chancellor,
KIIT Deemed University informed about the initiative of KIIT in
bringing 3000 tribal children into mainstream by providing them
free of cost higher education. Degrees would mean nothing unless
the knowledge received is utilised for the benefit of the people
living in the lowest strata of the society, he told the graduating
students. Vice Chancellor, Prof. S. C. De Sarkar narrated the success
of the university in different fields in the Vice Chancellor's Report.
Graduates passed out in July 2006 received
the coveted degree in technology and management in the second convocation.
Gold and silver medals were awarded to 19 outstanding performers
from different streams. While Anshuman Samal (MBA) and Chinmayee
Nayak (MBA-BIM) received Chancellor's Gold Medal for securing the
highest CGPA, Subhranshu Ku Patnaik (MBA-BIM) bagged Vice Chancellor's
Gold Medal for best all round performance. P. K. Bal Memorial Gold
Medal was awarded to Kavita Kumari (MBA). Madhumita Bhattacharjee
(MBA) received the PPL Gold Medal. Similarly, Supriya Kumar (BTech),
Rachana Labh (MCA) and Srinivas Raju Indukuri (MTech) from the School
of Technology received Chancellor's Gold Medal for securing the
top honour in IIT-G Techfest
micro-mouse designed by four students of Kalinga Institute of Industrial
Technology, Deemed University was adjudged the best in the Robotic
Show at Technical Festival organized at IIT Guwahati recently. KIIT
students piped teams from institutions such as IITs and NITs to win
the top honous at the hands of Hon'ble Governor of Assam. The flawless
design and innovative response to crisis of the micro-mouse won whooping
accolades with a convincing lead score of 1349 points against 92 points
secured by the next contending team. It completed the maze seamlessly
and was the abject of raving the review.--- The team comprising Tushar
Kanti, 5th Semester ETC, Nilav Ghosh, 5th Semester ETC, Manish Kumar
5th Semester ETC and Sankalap Pattanaik, 5th Semester ETC, receive
the first prize from the Hon'ble Governor of Assam in very citadel
of technical education namely IIT Guwahati the venue of Technical
Festival. Congratulating the winning team on their stupendous achievement,
Dr. A.Samanta, Chancellor of KIIT Deemed University, said that they
have made not only the institute, but also the state proud.
| Faculty salary in KIIT
made at par with IITs
yet another revison in the pay structure of the teaching staff, employment
in KIIT has become even more lucrative. This apar, as many as 65 faculty
members in different disciplines have been rewarded with promotion
for their outstanding performance. Central pay scale has been implemented
for KIIT faculty with effect from Semptember 1, 2006, resulting in
across the board enhancement of salary. While Lecturer and Sr.Lecturer
get starting Basic Pay of Rs. 8000 and Rs. 10,000 respectively, the
same for Asst. Professor, Associate Professor and Professor has been
fixed at Rs. 12,000, Rs 16,400 and Rs 18,4000 repectively. Now the
pay structure follows the formula [Basic +DA (50% of Basic] + DA (14%
of Basic and DP] + HRA [15% of Basic and DP]. This decision makes
pay of KIIT faculty at par with those of IITs.
| KIIT among top 100 engg
Colleges : Out look
is in the top 100 engineering colleges in India among institutes such
as IITs and NITs, as per a survey assessed all engineering and medical
colleges across the country to reveal the name of topmost 100 engineering
colleges and 25 medical colleges. KIIT Deemed University could assure
their berth in the list, published in the July 17th issue of the magazine.
The survey was conducted on the five basic parameters such as intellectual
capitals, pedagogic systems, infrastructure, industry interface and
placements. It is worth mentioning that while rest of the colleges
figuring in the list are at least 50 years old, KIIT is hardly seven
old. Therefore, KIIT's inclusion in the list is no mean achievement.
It proves the excellence of KIIT in the technical education scenario,
and quality of education that is being imparted at KIIT DU. The news
came as a surprise to the founder members, faculties and students
as they were quite unaware about the survey conducted by leading magazine
like Outlook and also thanked the officials of the magazine for conducting
such a vast survey among all the engineering institutes of India which
ultimately enhances the quality of technical education as well as
boosts the morals of young institutes like KIIT.
| Prof H.P.Sinha Joins
Prof .H.P Sinha graduated in Electronics
and Communication Engineering from B.I.T.Sindri in 1965 and obtained
M.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from University
of Roorkee, Roorkee in 1974. He was awarded Ph.D Degree in 1986. He
has teaching experience of more than 35 years including 16 years as
professor of Electronics and Communication Engineering and five years
of teaching experience at University of Nigeria, NSUKKA Nigeria during
1978-83 and two years at University of Salahaddin, Arbil, Iraq during
1988-9-. He worked as Executive Secretary and Programme Director of
Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), New Delhi from April
2000-March 2005. In his tenure, ISTE reached peak of its glory with
200% increase in its corpus found and matching increase in membership
along with propagation of aims and objectives of ISTE on global basis.
His main concern has been personality development of students and
career development of faculty members of technical education in order
to facilitate growth of quality technical education in our country.
and students covered under medical insurance
insurance for 2000 staff, 7000 professional students of KIIT and 3000
tribal students of KISS was formally announced in presence of Hon'ble
Minister of Higher Education, PG & PA, Mr Samir Dey and Chancellor
KIIT Deemed University.