Kalinga Institute Of Social Sciences

The Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) ( Odia : କଳିଙ୍ଗ ଇନଷ୍ଟିଚ୍ୟୁଟ ଅଫ ସୋସିଆଲ ସାଇନ୍ସ (କିସ୍) ) is a residential institute for tribal people based in Bhubaneswar , India. It provides accommodation, study, career development, and healthcare to 25,000 tribal students each year at its residential residential campus located in Bhubaneswar. Its students are educated to class 1 to post-graduate level at the KISS school and the associated KISS college for higher education. The Institute was founded in 1993 by Achyuta Samanta , who also founded the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology(KIIT). It began with 125 tribal students and some financial support from the ministry of tribal affairs. [1] [2]

The institute is setting up 20 KISS branches in Odisha’s tribal areas. Work has also begun in Jharkhand , Chhattisgarh and Delhi with support from the non-profit KISS Foundation . The foundation is aim to educate 200,000 adivasi (tribal people) by 2020. [3] The foundation follows what it calls the “Art of Giving”, a humanitarian and philanthropic concept of simple living and high thinking. [4]

See also

  • KIIT Group of Institutions
  • Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences


  1. Jump up^ Debroy, Bibek (3 September 2015). “The idea of ​​KISS”. Indian Express
  2. Jump up^ Minati, Singha (24 December 2015). “Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences attracts global attention”. Times of India
  3. Jump up^ “KISS Award for Philanthropist” . Indian Express . Retrieved 28 February 2014 .
  4. Jump up^ “Achyuta’s Samanta’s Kiss Of Life” . Readers Digest . Retrieved 20 September 2013 .

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