April 2013
 
KISS Achieves 90 Percent Result in HSC Exam
30.04.2013
 
Free Dental Camp by Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences (KIDS)
28.04.2013
KIMS Students Bag Gold Medals in UU Convocation
25.04.2013
 
KIIT Alumnus Awarded ‘Adarsh Power Trainee of the Year’ in Tata Power
23.04.2013
KIDS conducts Dental Camp at Love & Serve India (Bethel Girl’s Home), Bhubaneswar
18.04.2013
‘The Times’ from London Lauds Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS
18.04.2013
Regional New Years Celebration 'Korus Fair'
14.04.2013
International CME on Primary Immunodeficiency Disorder at KIMS
13.04.2013
 
Inauguration of 'Snap & Splash'
Painting & Photography Competition organised by Kreative Eye, KIIT Society
13.04.2013
Librarians' Development Programme Inaugurated at KIIT
12.04.2013
KIIT to Conduct Librarians' Development Programme (LDP)
11.04.2013
World Health Day celebrated at KIMS & KIDS
07.04.2013
Oral Health Camp Conducted by Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences on World Health Day
07.04.2013
KIIT Students Develop Radio Control Air Craft
For Prestigious Aero Design Competition in US
05.04.2013

News & Events

KISS Achieves 90 Percent Result in HSC Exam

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has posted impressive result in High School Certificate Examination, Odisha in 2013. The result was declared on Tuesday. For last eleven years, KISS, which is the largest free residential institute exclusively for tribal students, has been recording ninety percent result in the Class X examination of the Odisha Board with most of them scoring more than 60 percent marks. Continuing the successful run, 570 out of 630 tribal boys and girls of KISS who appeared the examination passed this year.

Successful students from the institute included first generation learners from primitive tribes such as Dangaria Kondh, Bonda, Saura, Juanga and Bidai. A student from Saura Primitive Tribe has secured 60% mark.

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 blessings of God. This success will encourage the tribal students to do better in future, he added.

Free Dental Camp by Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences (KIDS)

 Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences (KIDS) under KIIT University conducted a Free Dental Screening and Treatment Camp at Siruli Mahaveer, on 28th April, 2013. The camp benefited 500 residents of Siruli Mahaveer Village who were screened for dental or oral diseases. A total of 185 free extractions (tooth removal) were done in a fully equipped Mobile Dental Van of KIDS. Free medicines were given to all those who had extractions and even for other dental diseases.  

A team of 20 comprising doctors, dental students and assistants from KIDS performed consultation and a thorough oral screening with advanced diagnostic aids. In the camp an Oral Cancer Screening was also done by NOCPI and various tobacco associated diseases were detected and the patients were referred to KIDS for further investigations and treatment. People were also educated about maintaining proper oral hygiene and about the ill effects of tobacco use.

KIMS Students Bag Gold Medals in UU Convocation

MBBS students of Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a constituent of KIIT University, bagged Gold Medals in the 45th Annual Convocation of Utkal University on 25th April 2013. KIMS achieved the distinction of winning the highest number of gold medals among all medical colleges of Odisha. The students received the medals from Prof. Prashant Kumar Sahu, VC, Utkal University in the convocation ceremony which was graced by Shri Pranab Mukherjee, His Excellency the President of India, Shri S. C. Jamir, His Excellency the Governor of Odisha and Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha.  

Five students - Jigyansa Ipsita Patnaik, Pallavi Priyadarshini Sahu, Ajitesh Avinash, Anindya Nayak and Barshabaishakhi Panda – cornered ten medals for securing highest marks in the examination. Jigyansa won four individual medals, namely, Dr. Anandalal Bose Memorial Gold Medal, Atal Bihari Senapati Memorial Gold Medal, Lt. Bijay Kumar Patra Memorial Gold Medal and Jogendranath Bose Memorial Gold Medal.     

Pallavi received Dr. Anandalal Bose Memorial Gold Medal and Atal Bihari Senapati Memorial Gold Medal. Similarly, Anindya was awarded Flying Officer S N Acharya Memorial Gold Medal and Balamukunda Nayak Memorial Gold Medal. Ajitesh and Barsha won Flying Officer S N Acharya Memorial Gold Medal.

KIMS authorities congratulated the medal winners and all its successful students for their excellent performance. Students and their parents have expressed gratitude to KIMS for imparting quality and value added education at KIMS.

KIIT Alumnus Awarded ‘Adarsh Power Trainee of the Year’ in Tata Power

Mr. Roshan Bhatt, a 2012 Batch pass-out from School of Mechanical Engineering, KIIT University, was awarded ‘Adarsh Power Trainee of the Year’ in Tata Power. Mr. Bhatt, who joined Tata Power last year after passing out from KIIT, received the award from Mr. S. Padmanabhan, Executive Director - Operations, Tata Power in Mumbai on 12th April 2013. He was among 70 engineers, including those from IITs and NITs, recruited by the company last year. This award is given every year to the best Graduate Engineer Trainee of the batch. At present, he is working as Lead Engineer Trainee – Project Management, ENRP – Noida, Tata Power.

KIDS conducts Dental Camp at Love & Serve India (Bethel Girl’s Home), Bhubaneswar

Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences (KIDS) conducted an Oral Health Camp at Love & Serve India (Bethel Girl’s Home), Bhubaneswar. Girl’s ranging from age group 6-12 years were screened for any Dental or Oral diseases. Discounted referral cards to visit KIDS for various treatments were handed over to the Director of the Bethel Girl’s Home. The students who were part of the camp voluntarily bought Tooth Paste, Tooth Brush & Tongue Cleaner and distributed it among all the children. After the oral screening session, all the children were explained about the correct brushing techniques and ways to maintain proper Oral Hygiene. At the end of the camp the director of the Bethel Girl’s Home thanked the Doctors, Students and the Administration for imparting oral health care to their girl’s and care givers and also gave an appreciation letter for the services rendered by KIDS.

‘The Times’ from London Lauds Dr. A. Samanta Founder KIIT & KISS

Yet again, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has been lauded for his commendable works in the field of social welfare  by the most prestigious news paper of the world ‘The Times’ from London which was established in 1788.

Hailing Samanta’s relentless work for empowering the poorest of the poor tribals living in the lowest strata of society in India through education, the daily has given a comprehensive report.  Appreciating Samanta’s love for all religions and his secular attitude, despite being a Hindu, the report has lauded Samanta for creating an ambiance of religious tolerance, good social work through synergization with formal education.

In his writing Ziauddin Sardar, an eminent journalist, showered praises on Samanta putting him on a different pedestal being so unlike of the preachers of various religions who try to help people only after converting them. Describing Samanta for being motivated by his own Hindu notion of ‘seva’ or service to humanity, The Times has hailed Samanta as a man doing service without expectation of any reward and a follower of Gandhi’s dream of educating the tribal children without any pressure on them to assimilate rather providing them with all facilities to retain their own individual dignity and cultural variation. Praising the catholicity of Samanta, he has written extensively about the model chosen by him to help the downtrodden without any intention of converting them to a particular faith.

It is, indeed, a great honour for any individual to find a place in ‘The Times, London’ being an ordinary human being, said Samanta candidly while he came to know about it from his friends in London who were euphoric for the fact that with Samanta, the entire state of Odisha in general and Bhubaneswar in particular became more known in the world for a great reason. To be featured in the largest circulated English daily from London, ‘The Times’ which sells nearly 4 (four) million copies a day, is in itself a great honour for any individual, said a prominent UK based Indian in London. Samanta has already shared the printing space with many illustrious individuals in the pages of TIME, ‘Reader’s Digest’ and many other important publications across the world.

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International CME on Primary Immunodeficiency Disorder at KIMS

An International CME on Primary Immunodeficiency Disorder (PID) was organized by the Department of Pediatrics, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a constituent of KIIT University, on April 13 – 14, 2013. Inaugural session of the CME was graced by Mr. R. N. Dash, Secretary, KIIT & KISS, Prof. P. P. Mathur, Vice Chancellor, KIIT University, Prof. B. C. Das, Dean-Cum-Principal, KIMS, Prof. A. K. Mohanty, HOD Pediatrics & Organising Secretary of the International CME and Dr. Teresa Espanol from Spain.

The two-day International CME was attended by 198 delegates from different hospitals and medical colleges. Dr. Auro Viswabandhya from CMC Vellore, Dr. Mukesh Desai from Mumbai, Dr. Dinesh Kaul from Sir Gangaram Hospital, New Delhi, and Dr.Ranjit S Ajmani from Bangaluru discussed about various aspects of PID.

Dr. Santosh Kumar Kar from Biotechnology Dept., KIIT University, Prof. Niranjan Mohanty, HOD Pediatrics, SVPPGIP, SCB MCH, Cuttack and Dr. Arakhita Swain, Associate Prof., SCB Medical College, Cuttack were state faculties and covered topic on vaccines, nutrition and probiotics as immunonutrient.

Prof S.C Dash of KIMS, Dr. Dipika Mohanty of Apollo and professors of different clinical and paraclinical P.G. Departments of KIMS conducted the sessions as chairperson.

The International CME was attended by 198 delegates from different Hospitals and Medical Colleges of the state including 81 Students and 20 Interns from KIMS.

The International CME was a grand success and highly appreciated by all.

The CME was facilitated by INDIAN PATIENTS SOCIETY FOR PRIMARY IMMUNODEFICIENCY-IPSPI represented by the Founder-President, Mrs. Rubby Chawla and Co-Founder, Mr. Rakesh Chawla who’s contribution was greatly appreciated.

Librarians' Development Programme Inaugurated at KIIT

A Librarians' Development Programme (LDP) was inaugurated at KIIT on 12th April 2013 in the presence of Prof. P. P. Mathur, VC, KIIT University, Dr. A. K. Rath, Chairman, Central Library Committee, KIIT, Prof. Anil Kumar, IIM Ahmadabad, Dr. T. S. Kumbar, IIT Gandhinagar and other distinguished library scientists from different universities of Odisha.

Inaugurating the two-day programme, Prof. Mathur outlined the history of library and its present digital system. He described the evolution of library over a period of 700 years. At present it is possible to access any library in the globe and get any information from it by single click, he said. Pointing out the identity crisis of librarians, he emphasized that the librarians should be readers' friendly, so that the number readers can increase.

Dr. Rath in his welcome address informed about the huge and world-class library on the premises of KIIT University. It is one of the best libraries in the eastern part of India having many reader friendly facilities, he said, adding that it has a sound and comprehensive collection of both conventional and electronic resources on all branches of knowledge with robust hi-tech infrastructural facilities.

Mr. Anil Kumar said that in foreign countries size and number of libraries are increasing with the increase of readers. We should try to increase our readers, so that our libraries can increase, he added. Dr. Bijaylaxmi Routray, Sr. Librarian, KIIT proposed vote of thanks.

KIIT to Conduct Librarians' Development Programme (LDP)

KIIT University is going to organize Librarians' Development Programme (LDP), the first of its kind in eastern and central India, during April 12 - 13, 2013. Dr. Anil Kumar, IIM Ahmadabad, Dr. M. G. Sreekumar, IIM Kozhikode, Dr. T.S. Kumbar, IIT Gandhinagar and other distinguished library scientists from different universities of Odisha are invited to deliver talks on latest trends in the field of library and information science. They would interact with young and budding librarians as well as students of library and information science and enlighten them on the new developments emerging out of information communication technology.

More than 150 participants from different institutions of Odisha and outside would be attending the programme.

World Health Day celebrated at KIMS & KIDS

World Health Day was celebrated by Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) and Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences (KIDS) on 7th April, 2013. All students of KIMS and KIDS gathered to participate in a rally held on the occasion. The theme of the day was “Control your Blood Pressure & Control your Life”. Prof. P. P. Mathur, VC, KIIT University, flagged off the rally in the presence of Dr. B. C. Das, Principal, KIMS, Dr. Sonali Kar, Dept of Community Medicine, Dr. P. K. Das, Livelihood Director, KISS among others.

Oral Health Camp Conducted by Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences on World Health Day

Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences (KIDS) under KIIT University conducted an Oral Health Camp in the two staff colonies of NABARD at Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar on World Health Day, 7th April, 2013. According to the WHO, Oral health affects General health and thereby changes the quality of life and well-being of an individual. Moreover, more than 90 percent of all systemic diseases have oral manifestations, which means your dentist may be the first health care provider to diagnose a health problem. The camp covered nearly 150 employees of NABARD and their family members. The team comprised of 10 doctors and assistants from KIDS who performed consultation and a thorough oral screening with advanced diagnostic aids. In the camp an Oral Cancer Screening was also done by NOCPI and various tobacco associated diseases were detected and the patients were referred to KIDS for further investigations and treatment. People were also educated about maintaining proper oral hygiene and about the ill effects of tobacco use through banners.

KIIT Students Develop Radio Control Air Craft
For Prestigious Aero Design Competition in US

A group of students from Schools of Engineering of KIIT University have been selected to participate in the prestigious Aero Design West 2013 competition to be held in California, USA from April 12 – 14, 2013. This international competition is organized by SAE International in collaboration with organizations such as NASA and Lockheed Martin. Teams from reputed universities from across the world are participating.

They have designed and built an aircraft from balsa wood, whose combined length, width and height is 225 inches, weight is less than three and half kg and it can carry a payload of around 10 kg. This aircraft is powered by an internal combustion engine. The aircraft can fly up to a height of one thousand feet, while it flies with 120 Km/h.

The competition is divided into three classes; namely, Regular, Advanced and Micro. The students of KIIT University are participating in the Regular and Micro classes. A team of 15 students known as KIIT Arihant from mechanical, electrical, electronic and computer engineering streams of KIIT University is participating in the Regular class. Songshitobrota Kumar is captain of the team, which calls itself Arihant, while Rituraj Ranjan, Saurav Kalita, Saket Kumar, Sailav Panda, Rohit Manglik, Ruchir Prasoon Singh, S.Kumar, Sudipto Pathak, Tushar Singh, Dhananjay Kumar, Shubham Shekhar, Saurabh Pandey, Sanjeet Singh and Siddhant Prakash are the members.

The other KIIT team, which calls itself KIIT Aero, is competing in Micro class of the competition under the captainship of Shauvik Choudhury. Other members of the team are Varun Jhunjhunwala, Yash Agarwal, Vinamra Vinay, Dibyajyoti Das and Saswat Mishra.Their aircraft is powered by an electric motor and three axes gyroscope is used for better control and stabilization during the flight. Both the teams have worked under the active guidance of faculty advisor Prof. lsham Panigrahi.

As per rules of the competition, the participating teams are required to design, fabricate and test radio controlled aircrafts. It encompasses both theoretical and practical aspects of aircraft construction. This gives students an opportunity to apply the knowledge they have learnt in their classroom to solve practical problems in aeronautical engineering.

Expressing satisfaction over selection of KIIT students in this prestigious competition, Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said that a high level of creativity and innovation are the secrets of their success. It is the matter of pride both for KIIT Odisha, while he thanked the teams and their faculty advisor Prof. Panigrahi and wished them all success