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【ブバネシュワル(インド)2017年8月29日PR Newswire=共同通信JBN】


カリンガ産業技術研究所(Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology、KIIT)の姉妹校、カリンガ社会科学研究所(Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences、KISS)は、インド政府人的資源開発省から大学の地位を認可され(2017年8月25日付書簡No. F.9-14/2011-U-3(A)参照)、インドおよび世界で初めての部族大学になった。かつてインディラ・ガンディー国立部族大学が設立されたことがあるが、同校はあらゆる学生を入学させていた。これに対しKISS大学は部族学生に限定されている。


インドのブバネシュワルを本拠とするKISSは、新規カテゴリーの「みなし大学(Deemed University)」と宣言された。同校は第1段階で革新的な7部門を導入し、部族研究の調査に刺激を与え、世界の部族教育・研究におけるKISSの卓越した地位構築を支援する。みなし大学の地位は、このような期待を込めて認可された。KISS大学の学生はこれまでと同様、完全無料の全寮制教育を受ける。








Director PR


Phone no: +91-674-2725636

E-mail: shradhanjali@kiit.ac.in


Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) Declared Deemed University


BHUBANESWAR, India, Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/ --

First Tribal University in the World

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) , a sister-concern of Kalinga

Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), has been granted the University

status by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India vide its

Letter No. F.9-14/2011-U-3 (A) dated 25/08/2017. It has become the first tribal

university in India and in the entire world. Though Indira Gandhi National

Tribal University has been established before, it enrolls students of all

categories. On the other hand, KISS University is exclusively for tribal


KISS at a glance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2OKrbupDtA .

KISS, based in Bhubaneswar, India, has been declared a Deemed University under

De-novo category. The University will introduce seven new innovative

departments in the first phase to provide impetus to research on tribal studies

and help KISS achieve a place of prominence in tribal education and research

worldwide; the Deemed University status has been granted with this hope. As

before, students of KISS University will get residential education absolutely

free of cost.

Expressing his satisfaction, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KISS University

said, "This became possible due to the blessings of Almighty and good wishes of

people of Odisha." Dr. Samanta, on behalf of KISS, expressed his heartfelt

gratitude to Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi. Expressing his

gratitude to Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri

Samanta said that without his blessings and good wishes, KISS could not have

scaled such heights.

He has expressed his personal gratitude to the Union Minister of Human Resource

Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar, who made history by approving the grant of

Deemed-to-be University status to KISS. He has thanked the officials of the

Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India and the University Grants Commission for their

approval. He thanked two Union Ministers from Odisha - Shri Jual Oram, Minister

of Tribal Affairs and Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum for their

help and good wishes. Dr. Samanta also expressed his thanks to local, national

and international media for their support.

KISS Deemed University is supposed to be the first University in the world

exclusively for tribal students and tribal studies, which is fully free and

fully residential. Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) was founded by

Prof. Achyuta Samanta in 1992-93 in a rented building in Bhubaneswar with only

125 poor tribal students. It underwent massive growth with gradual increase in

the student strength. At present, student strength of KISS has touched 37,000

(27,000 existing students and 10,000 graduated). Sixty percent of them are girl


In addition to the formal education from Class I to Postgraduate level, a wide

range of vocational skills are imparted to the students. Besides implementing

the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals in the true sense, KISS has

been able to bring about much needed social changes in the tribal hinterland of

Odisha and its neighbouring states by restricting the spread of Maoist and

Naxalite insurgency. KISS, through its 37,000 students who come from as many

families in different villages across the state, is indeed transforming the

tribal mind-set and helping them join mainstream society.

There was a wave of joy among the students of KISS after getting this news.

Parents of around 37,000 students of the institute and the tribal community

were overjoyed with the achievement.

Media Contact:

Shradhanjali Nayak

Director PR


Phone no: +91-674-2725636

E-mail: shradhanjali@kiit.ac.in

Source: KIIT