13th KIIT Annual Athletic Meet-2010 concludes

Second Team of Volunteers from Hanseo University arrive at KIIT
61st Republic Day Celebrated at KIIT

45 Foreign Dignitaries Visit KIIT and KISS


15th Annual Athletic Meet of KISS concludes
Condolence meeting for Haiti Earthquake victims and death of Jyoti Basu

Solar Eclipse Sky watching Programme at KISS
5000 representatives go back with unforgettable recollections at KIIT

Eminent Writers visit KIIT and KISS



13th KIIT Annual Athletic Meet-2010 concludes

13th Annual Athletic Meet-2010 of KIIT University concluded here on 30th January 2010. Prerana Ambasta, student of First Year B-Tech and Pujashree Gadanaik, student of 2nd year  B-Tech (IET) were adjudged as the  Champions and Runners Up among girls, whereas Niraj Kumar Pradhan, student of B-Tech (ETC) branch and J. P. Singh (Mechanical) branch were declared as  Champions and Runners Up respectively among the boys.

Among those present at the valedictory function were Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT Group of Institutions, Prof. (Dr.) Hari Gautam, Chancellor, Prof. S. C. De Sarkar, Vice Chancellor, Prof. A. K. Jha, Registrar, student volunteers from Hanseo University, South Korea, coaches of  different games and a large number of students.

Second Team of Volunteers from Hanseo University arrive at KIIT
A team of 13 volunteers from Hanseo University, South Korea arrived on a visit to KISS and KIIT on 28th January 2010. The team would be visiting different campuses and interacting with the staff and students during their eight-day tour. This is the second team from the Hanseo University to visit KIIT and KISS. Earlier, a twelve member delegation had visited between 20th and 29th July 2009.
Programme of the visiting team includes community activities at KISS, plantation, assisting in the preparation of food for the tribal students of KISS, game practice with the students of KISS and attending KIIT Annual Athletic Meet. They will also visit Kalarabanka a Model Village, developed by Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT and KISS.
Mr. Kim Seung-Jae is the officer accompanying the student-volunteers from the Hanseo University. The names of the students are Roshan Wagle, Jung Woo-Suk, Chang Dae-Sik, Lee Keon-Wook, Lee Si-Woo, Park Seul-Gi, Ong Sae-Myi, Kang Min-Hee and Wi Je-Hyo.
Welcoming the team in KIIT campus, Dr. A. Samanta said that the visit will enable the students of the two countries to understand and appreciate each other's culture.
61st Republic Day Celebrated at KIIT

The patriotic fervor of the Indian people on this day brings the whole country together even in her embedded diversity, said  Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT Group of Institutions after unfurling the National Flag on the occasion of 61st Republic Day Celebration at the spectacular sports ground of KIIT. He also greatly commended the parade sequences by the students.

He said that KIIT is an expression of a free, progressive and assertive India. We, at KIIT are serving the nation through KISS, the largest tribal residential school in the country, where free education, vocational training and all the basic necessities of life are provided to 10,000 tribal students. So he advised the students to work vigorously for the development of our nation.

Republic Day is celebrated every year with much enthusiasm all over the country and to mark the importance of this occasion, students of all wings of KIIT, KiiT International School and Volunteers of National Cadet Corps, NSS etc participated in the March Past. A lively cultural programme mesmerized the audience and reflected the feeling of patriotism among student of KISS & KIIT. The function ended with the national anthem.

Eminent Child Artist, Child Chess Player and National Child award winner and the pride of Odisha 'Akankshya Kabi' was awarded the best child award for her achievements by Smt. Saswati Bal, President, KIIT Society. She received a cash prize of rupees ten thousand on this occasion.

There were about 31 march past sequences, 12 show segments and 9 tableau presentations by the students. On this occasion several staff of KIIT & KISS were awarded for their outstanding performance during their service here. A peace writing message by dignitaries and guests was also organized on this occasion. Among others, Dr. Hari Gautam, Chancellor KIIT University, Prof. S. C. De.Sarkar, Vice Chancellor, Dr. P. N. Razdan, Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof. A. K. Jha, Registrar, KIIT and other distinguished personalities from different fields were present on the occasion.

45 Foreign Dignitaries Visit KIIT and KISS

A large team of intellectuals from different educational institutions across the world visited KIIT to exchange views on education system and allied issues. The visiting team included Mr. Sanjay Wadvani, British Deputy High Commissioner, Kolkata, Prof. Wolfer Ragnar Grimsan from Iceland, Dr. Ruandet Wongla, President of Chiang Mai Rajbhat University, Prof. (Dr.) Sul Dong Ho, President, Hanbat National University, South Korea, Dr. David Sanderson, Director, CENDEP, OXFORD Brooks University and Mr. Bijayee Judge Azorna, noted social activist and Ramon Magsaysay awardee. They also visited Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), the largest residential institute for the tribals in Asia.

Dr. Wongla was accompanied by seven representatives from Chiang Mai Rajbhat University, while Prof. (Dr.) Sul Dong Ho led five-member delegation from Hanbat National University. Fifteen representatives from OXFORD Brooks University were also part of the visiting team.

KIIT University and Hanbat National University inked a Memorandum of Understanding on the occasion. Hanbat National University is the third largest National University in South Korea. Similar MoU will be signed with Chiang Mai Rajbhat University and OXFORD Brooks University. Visit of these dignitaries points to the fact that KIIT has been able to draw attention of reputed universities and institutions across the globe due to its excellence.

Many National and International level intellectuals have been visiting KIIT and KISS in recent times to learn from its experiences, said Dr. Samanta, adding this is good for intellectual climate of the State.

About Chiang Mai Rajbhat University

Located in the heart of the Chiang Mai city centre, CMRU is well-known as one of the fully accredited universities in the North Thailand. It has developed thousands of students into successful professionals for over 80 years. The CMRU offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral Programs in a wide variety of courses in Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences, Business Education, and Agriculture. In addition, there are a number of focussed short courses, for languages such as Thai for Foreigners, Western and Oriental languages, etc.

About Hanbat National University
Located in Daejeon, South Korea, Hanbat National University is the third biggest National University of South Korea. Origin of the university can be traced back to Hong-sung Public Industrial School in 1927. The University has international exchange with 35 universities in nine countries.

Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University is the only UK modern university to have achieved 24 subjects rated as excellent for teaching. It has a longstanding reputation for employability, and is host to two national centres of excellence in teaching and learning. The University can trace its history back as far as 1865 with the foundation of the Oxford School of Art, which over the centuries merged and grew to become today's university.

Profile of Dr. Ruandet Wongla, President of Chiang Mai Rajbhat University

Dr. Ruangdet Wongla is a highly accomplished young and dynamic professional and an outstanding leader for the CMRU. The CMRU has known unprecedented success under his guidance and leadership. With a B.Ed. degree in teaching Mathematics, followed by an M.S. in Mathematics from the University of North Texas and a Ph.D. in Educational Research and Computer also from the University of North Texas, Dr. Wongla has a distinguished career spanning 30 years in the field of education.

Profile of Mr. Sanjay Wadvani, British Deputy High Commissioner, Kolkata

Sanjay Wadvani is a career diplomat who joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) in July 1987. Sanjay arrived in Kolkata, the city of his birth, to take over as British Deputy High Commissioner for Eastern India on 17 July 2009. He comes with broad experience from several overseas postings, in China, the Middle East and South America, as well as a strong background across the key services delivered by British diplomatic posts overseas.


15th Annual Athletic Meet of KISS concludes
Condolence meeting for Haiti Earthquake victims and death of Mr. Jyoti Basu

The 15th Annual Athletic Meet of KISS concluded here on 17th January 2010. Before the conclusion of the said event ten thousand tribal students along with staff of KISS held a two-minute condolence prayer in remembrance of the victims of Haiti Earthquake and death of Mr. Jyoti Basu, Former Chief Minister of West Bengal. The sports event featured 50 mts race, 80 mts race, balloon burst, tennis ball, high jump, long jump, musical chair, 110m hurdles etc. The participating wings of KISS were divided into different categories like Little Star (Class-I), Young Star (Class-II & III), Rising Star (Class-IV & V), Sub-Junior (Class-VI &VII), Junior (Class-VIII,IX &X), Sub-Senior +2 (Art, Science, Commerce) and Senior +3 (Art, Science, Commerce, BBA, BCA & PG).

Hiramani Kisku and Aamit Kumar Munda (Senior Group), Mahendra Besra, Manika Hembram (Sub-Senior Group), Sidhanath Soren, Sanjulata Singh and Ratani Hembram (Junior Group), Rajendra Kumar Jani, Jayanti Kisku (Sub-Junior Group), Anab Majhi, Sumitra Banara (Rising Star Group), Ramachandra Mandra (Young Star Group) and Chambru Murmu, Draupadi Jhadia ( Little Star Group) were adjudged as the Champions in their respective groups.

Prof. (Dr.) Sul Dong Ho, Hon'ble President Hanbat National University, South Korea, Mr. David of OXFORD Brooks University, Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS were present at the Valedictory ceremony. The invited guests distributed the prizes among the students.


Solar Eclipse Sky watching Programme at KISS

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences in collaboration with Samant Chandra Sekher Amateur Astronomers Association organized the Solar Eclipse Programme at KISS on15th January, 2010. In this regard, scientists from the Institute of Physics, Utkal University Physics Dept. and Retd. Scientists of DRDO interacted with the students, teachers and public.

Students of KISS carried telescopes and filters to understand this celestial phenomenon. They also photographed the solar eclipse and studied animal and plant behaviour during the eclipse. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Sun and the Earth so that the Sun is fully or partially covered. This can only happen during a new moon, when the Sun and Moon are in conjunction as seen from the Earth.


Five Thousand representatives go back with unforgettable recollections at KIIT

For the first time Odisha hosted the 15th National Youth Festival at temple city Bhubaneswar, which saw an assemblage of youths from across the country who gathered together to showcase their cultural and traditional specialty. It was a proud occasion for KIIT University also, which was one of the few venues in the city chosen to host this cultural extravaganza and organized accommodations for five thousand youth. So for eight days KIIT University became a melting pot of cultures with the convergence of thousands of youths from different states of the country. They went back with contentment and some unforgettable memories of KIIT’s systematic settlement.

Playing a crucial role in the successful organization of this mega event, KIIT arranged online registration in association with IT patent of CSM, help desks, first aid and medical facility at KIMS. All campuses of KIIT bore a festive look with decorative lights at night. Youth expressed their happiness at KIIT's settlement for smooth conduct of this mega event with 200 volunteers rendering 24 hours service. During the festival the lighting decoration, the well accommodation system, the volunteers cooperation for providing all kinds of help was commendable, reported some youth representatives. Two artist's Siba Prasad Padua of West Bengal and Siba Sankar Mishra of Bihar expressed their gratitude for getting a great chance to stay at such a beautiful place as KIIT. Giving comfortable accommodation to participants was a mammoth task due to sheer numbers. Police made elaborate security arrangements by deploying a large number of police for the 18 to 25 years age group and for boys and girls in different category, who stayed at KIIT. Competent and alert hostel staffs were available round the clock to take care of all needs of the inmates.

The State-of-the-art Convention Center and Auditorium of KIIT University were centers of many events of the festival such as
‘Suvichar’, National Youth Convention, Adolescent and Life Skill Development Fairs and cultural shows. Renounced Gandhian Social Activist Dr. S. N. Subarao, Dr. Radhakrishnan Nayar, Faculty of Life Skill Education, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Youth Development were involved in the festival to show a perfect way to youth for the national development. Surajit Sinha, Guide of West Bengal team and other guides highly appreciated the peacefully maintenance and perfect arrangement of
KIIT. Dr. A. Samanta extended his gratitude to the Government of Odisha for giving KIIT a chance to serve the youth at this national level event.

KIIT University is a unique institution committed to educational excellence embedded with value education. The state-of-the-art facilities, world class infrastructure, aesthetics, educational ambience and excellent facilities for co-curricular activities have attracted attention of international and national organizations for organizing major events here. The institution has once again demonstrated its prowess in organizing mega events and done the state proud by playing its role in the 15th National Youth Festival to perfection.