January 2017
KPL 10th Edition Inaugurated at KIIT 15.01.2017
KIMS Professor Gets Lifetime Achievement Award 12.01.2017
Dream Big, Begin from Small: Nobel Laureate Prof Yunus 09.01.2017

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KPL 10th Edition Inaugurated at KIIT

The 10th KIIT Premier League (KPL) All India (D&N) T-20 Cricket Tournament organized by KIIT University inaugurated in the KIIT cricket stadium located in Campus -13 on 15th January 2017. All matches of the eight day tournament from 15th to 22nd January 2017 will be played as per T-20 Format on turf wicket on league basis in floodlight. The tournament was inaugurated in presence of Anubhav Mohanty, noted cine star and MP, Rajyasabha; Priyadarshi Mishra, MLA, North, BBSR; Ajay Jadeja, international cricketer; Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS and Dr. Sasmita Samanta, Registrar, KIIT University.

Group- A: Al-Falah University, Faridabad; Ravenshaw University, Cuttack and PGDAV, New Delhi

Group-B: JNTU, Hyderabad; Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi and Utkal University, Bhubaneswar

Group-C: KIIT University, Bhubaneswar; GITAM University, Vishakhapatnam and Delhi Technological University, Delhi and

Group-D: Delhi University, New Delhi; Andhra University, Hyderabad and RKDF University, Bhopal

Winner will bag trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 2 lakh, while runner’s up will get Rs. 1 lakh. Besides, there are plenty of individual cash prizes to be awarded on the final day. This edition of KPL has the distinction of being the highest prize money tournament in the history of university sports in India. Teams from 12 universities from all parts of India are participating. Teams are divided into four groups.  

KIMS Professor Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

Indian Society of Nephrology (ISN) conferred the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ to Prof. S. C. Dash, Emeritus Professor & HOD of Nephrology, KIMS and former Director, KIMS & PBMH at its 47th Annual Conference held in Mumbai from December 15 – 18, 2016. He was given the honour for his “pioneering contribution to the development of Nephrology in India and leadership among the renal community, which are considered to be outstanding”.

Prof. Dash spent 31 years in different faculty positions, including Professor & Head of Nephrology & Transplant Medicine in AIIMS New Delhi. He is the founder of Northern Chapter of ISN, Nephrology-Urology and Transplantation Society of SAARC countries and National Academy of Nephrology. He was awarded Senior Commonwealth Fellowship by Govt. of India and worked at five institutions in U.K. in 1992. He was then declared a visiting professor to Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith, London. Prof. Dash has been invited to U.S.A., U.K., Japan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan to deliver lectures. In 2014, he was selected by International Society of Nephrology as ‘Educational Ambassador’ to teach in foreign countries.

Considered as an original thinker and researcher who has inspired generations of students, Prof. Dash has received numerous honours from civil societies. He has about 250 national and international research publications. Dr. Dash has helped innumerable poor people to get treatment and renal transplant at AIIMS between 1976 and 2016. Indian Society of Nephrology has recognised Dr. S. C. Dash as a humanitarian physician.

Dream Big, Begin from Small: Nobel Laureate Prof Yunus

To get success students should think big but start from small work said, Prof Muhhamad Yunus, Nobel Laureate and Chairman Grameen Bank and Yunus Centre, Bangladesh. Noble Peace Prize winner Prof. Yunus visited KISS & KIIT on Monday. On this occasion addressing 25 000 tribal students of KISS, he said, Make up your mind, think big and begin work from small. Problems are always in life. Don’t be bothered and try to solve these problems. You can change; you are the pilot of change. We can create the world that we want. If you want your world, you can create. Whole world is full of your age. So, dream big thinks and begin from small to achieve your dream. KISS is a wonder. It is rare in the world. Impossible task has done by Dr. Achyuta Samanta, the Founder. He has done something which changes the person, the society, the community and the nation. Dr. Samanta has done it in a skillfull and thoughtfull way. Speaking on the Grameen Bank he said, Grameen Bank began work with very small schemes for poorest of the poor and illiterate women of rural Bangladesh. Now the number of empowered women has reached one crore through this bank. Education should provide to the students in such a way that, they should not be employment seeker, but employment giver. The young boys and girl should be given education to be an entrepreneur, he added. Among others Dr. Achyuta Samnata, Founder, KIIT & KISS; R. N. Dash, Secretary; Dr. P. K. Routary, CEO, KISS were present.