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Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (India)
At KIIT, we pride ourselves on providing not only the highest standards in academics, but helping shape the character of our students. Our philosophy of life-long learning encompasses the continual personal growth of our students by emphasizing the importance of community involvement and volunteerism.
Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), a sister institute of the KIIT University provides free education, boarding and lodging to more than 30,000 tribal students below poverty line. Students pursuing other academic programs at the KIIT University are trained and exposed to the social services and commitment towards upliftment of socially challenged people at the KISS.
The University conducts DST-INSPIRE camps to promote science education among school children (XIth and XIIth Std).
The University conducts several SC-ST program in various technology-based programs supported by NSTEDB, DST, Govt. of India for rural community.
Biogas-Development Training Centre a flagship program of MNRE, Govt. of India, conducts training programs to use biogas plants. The centre has converted more than 100 biogas plants in Odisha from non-functional to functional.
Center for Children’s Studies
Centre for Children’s Studies is a joint initiative of KIIT and UNICEF. It aims to strengthen the existing systems to promote strategic knowledge management and building a knowledge base on children’s and women’s issues concerning the state of Odisha with focus on social inclusion. Through this Centre, KIIT and UNICEF will work together to develop platform and system to promote generation, analysis and sharing of strategic knowledge that inform policy and programme.
KIIT Green is a bold initiative of KIIT to control environmental pollution and to create a healthy ambiance in and around 25 sq. km. area in which different campuses of KIIT are located.The University has drawn ambitious plan to make KIIT campus totally vehicle free. In the first phase, use of two-wheelers, both by students and staffs, has been prohibited, after putting in place an effective alternative transport arrangement. KIIT has also implemented paperless administration. Green Audit of the campus is done annually. Besides mass plantation and limiting vehicular pollution other environmentally friendly initiatives under KIIT Green are rainwater harvesting and water management, sewerage treatment, bio-gas, solar energy, etc.
School wise Engagement
School of Biotechnology in collaboration with the School of Rural Management has developed a rural health research centre at Chikiti, Ganjam. It has brought several ICT platforms and diagnostic technologies for rural masses. Two KIIT Rural Dispensaries are also operational in Kalarabanka and Aska
School of Medical Sciences has dispensaries in 13 districts of Odisha
School of Medical and Dental Sciences organize health care and dental camps in rural areas and provide free checkup and treatment
Schools of Rural Management and Biotechnology are working in close collaboration with Chilika Development Authority, Govt. of Odisha for the holistic development of Chilika Lake and its community
Kalarabank Smart Village
Despite being burdened with heavy debt, ‘Kalarabank Smart Village’ and ‘Manpur Model Panchayat’ projects have been entirely financed and supported by KIIT University. KIIT is the only self-financing University which has created a benchmark by transforming a remote and backward village, Kalarabank, into a smart village with its own effort and financial support. All families of the village have been covered under health insurance. Kalarabank is the first village in Odisha and only second in the country to cover its entire population under health insurance. Development activities of Nilimarani Memorial Trust have led to 100% literacy in the village – a rare feat. Hundreds of educated unemployed have been provided employment. ‘Village Committee’ is actively working for the development process of the village.
It has been a practice in Odisha and beyond Odisha that anybody who is in distress, KIIT is the first to extend its helping hand. It includes poor women, poor girls, poor boys, for their health, education, and livelihood. In the present COVID – 19 crisis, KIIT has been doing relentlessly since the day one of the Lockdown, all types of community developments as follows.
Community work at the time of Covid-19 crisis, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a Medical College with attached 2500 bedded Multi-Specialty Hospital, which is a constituent of KIIT, on the instructions of State Government of Odisha, has developed a 500-bedded COVID-19 hospital with 50-bedded ICU and 500 bedded back-up Hospital in its campus to augment the preparedness to tackle any untoward situation arising out of COVID-19.
In a similar gesture, at the behest of the State Government, we have earnestly undertaken development of 200-bedded COVID-19 Hospitals with 200-bedded general back-up Hospitals in each of the tribal districts of Mayurbhanj, Balangir and Kandhamal using our KISS Campuses in these districts.While Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) will run all these hospitals and provide necessary manpower and infrastructure, the State Government has assured to provide required financial assistance to meet the recurring expenditure and operational cost.
Distributing food packets to nearly 40,000 needy and poor families in and around Bhubaneswar City once a week (Every Sunday) which shall provide adequate nutrition and protein to growing children residing in slum areas from our own resources. This gesture will be continued until the 21 days LOCKDOWN period. Besides, working Lunch packets are being provided to around 1200 police personnel working in Bhubaneswar City for seven days with due permission from the concerned department.
Providing cooked food to all the stray animals (Dogs and Cows) in different parts of Bhubaneswar and green vegetables to thousands of monkeys residing at different places of Bhubaneswar.