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|KISS Achieves Outstanding Success in +2 Exams
Posts Cent Percent Result for 3rd Year in a Row
Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has posted cent percent result for the 3rd year in a row in +2 Examinations conducted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), Odisha in Science, Commerce and Arts streams. Result of the examinations was declared today. More than 97 percent of students of KISS, the largest residential tribal institute of the country, were successful in these examinations with a large number of them passing in first class, according to sources in KISS.
It is encouraging that five students from primitive tribal groups like Koya, Saura, Parenga Paraja and Juang have passed in Science, Commerce and Arts streams. In what is a big morale boost for the students of this tribal institute, even those students who had fared poorly in Matric examinations have passed in first class. Students had appeared examinations in R.M.D. College centre at Patia.
It is a matter of pride that the result of KISS compares very favourably with the State average for Scheduled Tribes, which is merely 56% in the result declared today. It is a rare feat to educate and groom tribal students from remote areas of the State and enable them to achieve cent percent result every year, opined intellectuals.
Expressing satisfaction over the result, Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said that it has been possible only due to blessings of Lord Jagannath. He congratulated teachers, staff, headmaster and Chief Executive Officer of KISS for their hard work and students for their concentration.
Rare Surgery in KIMS: Docs Open Infant’s Nasal Pore
Doctors of Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a constituent of KIIT University, performed a rare surgery to open nasal pore of a 7-day baby. The baby with closed nasal pore, a rare condition, was born in SCB Medical College and Hospital.
Parents of the baby admitted her in KIMS in a critical condition. Dr. K. K. Samantaray, ENT expert, KIMS opened the pore after two-hour long rare surgery. Under the supervision of Dr. R. N. Biswal, Dr. Jagaddish Mishra (Anesthesia), Dr. Aksya Parida and Dr. Khageswar Rout, Dr. Samantaray applied endoscopy surgery on the baby, who was supplied oxygen for temporary respiration.
The infant is doing well after the surgery and continues to be under treatment of Dr. Manas Nayak, Dr. Jagaddish Sahu and Dr. Sebaranjan Biswal in Neonatal ICU section of KIMS. “It is a rare condition that mostly afflicts girls”, said Dr. Samantaray, informing that survival rate is very low in such cases. It was a challenging surgery and KIMS could handle it well because of well trained doctors and ultra modern equipments, said Dr. R. N. Samanta, CEO, KIMS.
No Tobacco Day: KIMS Organises Awareness Programme
Community Medicine Department of Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a constituent of KIIT University, is organising an awareness programme on the occasion of No Tobacco Day. A poster competition on the topic 'Say No Tobacco - It Kills' will be held to spread social awareness. Persons from all sections of the society can participate in this open competition. However, they have to be 18 years of age or above. They also need to attach copy of identity proof with the participation form.
Interested persons can send application forms along with posters from 20th to 25 May 2011. As per the specifications, posters should be made on A3 art paper or board paper and have one inch margin on all sides. While any colour can be used in pictorial impression, participants are permitted to write up to five words. Registration fee for this competition is Rs. 100/- which has to be deposited in the Accounts Sections of KIMS. Winners will be declared on 30th May after evaluating all entries and award ceremony would be held on 31st May on the occasion of No Tobacco Day. While there is a prize of Rs. 2,500/- for the best poster, posters qualifying for 2nd and 3rd prizes will get Rs. 1,500/- and Rs. 1,000/- respectively, according to Community Medicine Department, KIMS.
Interested persons may contact mobile numbers 8895649859, 9861784846 and 9937016262 or log on to website of KIMS – www.kims.ac.in for further information. All applications should be sent to Dr. Sonali Kar, KIMS, KIIT Campus 5, Bhubaneswar–751024.
|Rare Surgery in KIMS: Catheter Removed from Lungs after 33 yrs
Unbelievable but true. In a rare surgery, doctors of KIMS removed a malecot catheter from a man’s lungs after 33 years. The catheter was left in the lungs of Bipin Patro (38) of Kendrapada due to doctor’s negligence when a chest drain was performed at him at SCB Medical College and Hospital to treat Pneumonia and pus in lungs in 1978. He was just five years of age then.
Though he was cured of Pneumonia and pus, a part of malecot catheter was left inside lung, which caused a fistula (Thoraco cutaneous fistula). For last 33 years, Bipin was suffering from lungs pain due to this condition. When he came to KIMS, investigations by Dr. Madhabananda Kar, eminent surgeon revealed that a part of chest drain was inside the lung. Dr. Kar decided to remove that chest drain by surgery.
On 12th May 2011, a team of doctors led by Dr. Kar and constituting Dr. Subrat Mohanty, Dr Amrish Mishra, Dr. Subrat Sahoo and others successfully removed the catheter from his lungs. The team of doctors was assisted in lungs ventilation by Dr. Akshya Parida, Dr. Jagaddish Mishra, Dr. Amit Pradhan, Dr. Aditya Das and Dr. Kadambini Pariday. The chest drain and the damaged part of the lung were removed. This type of surgery is very rare, informed doctors of KIMS.
|KIITEE-2011 Result Declared
Result of KIITEE-2011, the all India test for admission into different courses of KIIT University, has been declared. While Atri Bhattacharya (Kolkata) topped the list of successful candidates in B.Tech stream, Nishant Choudhary (Delhi), Aditya Ku. Jha (Patna), Kumar Akash (Ahmedabad) and Kishlay Kumar (Patna) secured second, third, fourth and fifth position respectively.
Similarly, Kishal Arora (Delhi), Shivendra Agrawal (Kota) and C. Ramakrishna (Odisha) occupied first, second and third position in MBBS stream. Ashis Ku. Sinha (Ranchi), Sudarshan B. (Chennai) and Anurag Roy (Kolkata) topped in M.C.A., M.Sc. (Biotech) and Law streams of the entrance test respectively.
A record number of 1,30,000 students from different parts of the country took KIITEE-2011 conducted in 120 centers of 61 cities across the country on the 24th April 2011. Overwhelming response for this entrance test indicates that an increasing number of students are eager to pursue their higher education in KIIT due to its modern teaching methods, green eco-friendly campus and excellent campus placement. The detailed result can be accessed from www.kiitee.ac.in.
The counseling for admission into different branches will commence from 5th June 2011, informed Admission Department of KIIT University. Like last year, 25% seats in KIIT would be reserved for the students of Odisha, they added
Three eminent personalities visit KIIT & KISS
Eminent personalities like noted social activist, Swami Agnivesh, Shri P. L. Punia, Hon’ble Chairman, National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) and Shri A. K. Hazarika, Chairman cum Managing Director, National Mineral Development Corporation visited KISS recently. Addressing 12,000 tribal students of KISS, Swami Agnivesh said that KISS effectively realises dreams of Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar for education and empowerment of weaker sections of the society. Swami Dayanand, Founder of Arya Samaj had said 150 years ago that all students, irrespective of their caste and class, should get uniform education, uniform food, uniform dress and uniform residence in schools. "If dreams of Maharshi Dayanand, dreams of Mahatma Gandhi, dreams of Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar and intentions of our Constitution are being realised in true spirit anywhere, it is only at KISS", Swami Agnivesh said after his visit. It is visible that KISS has brought about a novel resolution, he added.
Similarly, Shri P. L. Punia said that KISS is doing a great service to the nation by providing education to the children belonging to poorest of the poor families. Stating that tribal students of KISS should feel lucky to get high quality education in an excellent ambience, he advised students to make the most of this opportunity. Development work and employment that are generated through KISS can end the menace of Naxalism, Shri Punia opined. Appreciating qualitative education and management practices at KISS, Shri A. K. Hazarika said this has been possible due to dedication and numerous efforts of its Founder, Dr. A. Samanta.
KiiT International School Summer Camp from May 16
KiiT International School will organize Summer Camp for school students from 16th to 29th May 2011. Participation is open for KG-II to Grade X students of other schools also. The fourteen-day camp, an annual event at KiiT International School, will combine dynamic learning through workshop and fun, which will help the kids and teenagers to understand and appreciate a wide range of co-curricular activities.
KiiT International School, a constituent of KIIT Group of Institutions is a leading international school of eastern region of India. It is among a few schools in the country that offers International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), University of Cambridge and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), Geneva as international curriculum, besides Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) as national curriculum.
An important attraction of this year’s Summer Camp is special interaction with Iconic Writer Padmashree Ruskin Bond, who is also Brand Ambassador of KiiT International School. A four-hour skill development session by expert resource persons is another specialty.
The participants will be divided into three groups – Kiddy Camp (for KG-II), Grade III-V and Grade VI to X. Different activities are planned for the three groups to suit their age groups. The Summer Camp features activities like fine art, sculpture, painting, pottery, still photography, ducumentary movie making workshop, acting, art & craft, violin, keyboard, guitar, modern and classical dance, etc. It will also hone the skills of kids in spoken and written English, personal grooming, personality development, roboties, horse riding, etc.
Civil Society Felicitation for UK Legal Luminaries
Rt. Hon Lord Nicholas Addison Phillips, President (Chief Justice) of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and Rt. Hon Lord Anthony Peter Clarke, Justice of the Supreme Court of U.K. were felicitated by Shri M. C. Bhandare, His Excellency the Governor of Odisha on behalf of the people of the State at a Felicitation Ceremony held at Hotel Mayfair on 1st May 2011.
The two luminaries, along with many others, were on a visit to KIIT University to participate in an international seminar on 'Celebration of 150 Years of Indian Penal Code'. Lord Phillips also received KISS Humanitarian Award 2011 on 30th April 2011.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Bhandare said that legislature, executive and judiciary of India, the largest democracy of the world, are comparable with the best in the world. He discussed the relevance of Indian Penal Code and suggested out of his repository wisdom as a counsel to incorporate compensatory clauses for the victims.
People of Odisha feel pride and happiness to find towering personalities like Lord Phillips and Lord Clarke amidst them, he said, while expressing gratitude to Dr. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS for making it possible for the people of the State to interact with these learned men. His Excellency the Governor of Odisha also felicitated Shri Fali S. Nariman, Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Ms. Pinky Anand, Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India.
Expressing gratitude for the love showered by the people of Odisha, Lord Phillips said British legislature has a long and proud history and is respected due to its convention and system. Dr. Samanta offered his sincere thanks and gratitude to Lord Phillips and Lord Clarke for visiting KIIT and the State.
Hon'ble Shri Justice M. M. Das, Judge, Odisha High Court; Dr. P. K. Patasani, Hon'ble Member of Parliament (L.S.); Prof. J. Martin Hunter, Emeritus Professor, Nottingham Law School, UK; Barrister Linda Hunter; Mr. Rob Lynes, Director, British Council, India and Ms. Sujata Sen, Director (Education), British Council, East India also graced felicitation ceremony. People from all walks of life were present in large numbers to felicitate and appreciate the works of the visiting luminaries.
Ms. Christylle Phillips and Ms. Rosemary Clarke, wives of the felicitated luminaries, were also present on the occasion. Prof. Ashok S. Kolaskar, Vice Chancellor proposed vote of thanks.
150 Years of Indian Penal Code
International Seminar at KIIT School of Law
A galaxy of national and international legal luminaries joined the deliberation to celebrate 150 years of Indian Penal Code at KIIT University on 1st May 2011. Hon’ble Shri Justice Ananga Kumar Patnaik, Judge, Supreme Court of India inaugurated an international seminar on the subject organized by KIIT School of Law in association with British Council, India, while Rt. Hon Lord Nicholas Addison Phillips, President (Chief Justice) of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom was the Chief Guest.
Rt. Hon Lord Anthony Peter Clarke, Justice of the Supreme Court of U.K.; Hon’ble Shri Justice B.P. Das, Judge, Odisha High Court; Mr. Fali S. Nariman, Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Prof. Martin Hunter, Emeritus Professor, Nottingham Trent University, U.K., Mr. Rob Lynes, Director, British Council, India and Ms. Pinki Anand, Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India were among those who graced the occasion.
Indian Penal Code, which was enacted in 1860, has withstood several stiff challenges in the Supreme Court after Indian Constitution came into effect in 1950, said Justice Patnaik. Indian lawyers and judges have done commendable job in interpreting it, he pointed out. He thanked Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS for bringing together eminent persons from the country and abroad to discuss this important subject.
Lord Phillips, who is known for his liberal outlook, emphasized that objective of punishment should be to bring about moral reform in criminals. Comparing British and Indian criminal justice systems, he said unlike India criminal law in U.K. is not set out in a single code, resulting in confusion among public and even lawyers and judges. “It is amazing that Indian Penal Code has survived 150 years, and credit for this goes to Lord Macaulay, who must have closely studied Indian society while drafting it”, he said. Introducing the justice system in U.K., Lord Clarke said it has been undergoing centuries of continuous evolution. Newly instituted Supreme Court is part of the same process, he added.
Even though Indian Penal Code has been adapted from time to time to suit changing social reality, it has not undergone any major modification during 150 years of its existence, Justice Das pointed out. Similarly, Mr. Nariman called it one of the longest and toughest legislations in India. Ms. Anand outlined some of the adaptations that the code has undergone.
KIIT School of Law, which will see its first batch graduating in 2012, has crossed important milestone in four years of its existence, said Prof. Hunter. The School actively organizes significant events and the occasion is a fitting sequel to International Law Week it held last year. City of Bhubaneswar is fast growing as an educational hub in India, said Mr. Lynes. KIIT University is known for its excellence, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) for its social concern, he added. Earlier, Dr. Samanta welcomed the dignitaries and expressed his gratitude for their gracious presence.
A large number of legal luminaries from India and abroad, officials and students attended the seminar. Prok. N. K. Chakrabarti, Director, KIIT School of Law proposed vote of thanks.