Collaboration/Partnership for Research through MoUs

KISS-DU has consistently adopted a plan for institutional collaboration with universities and research institutes in the country and abroad in a broad range of activities such as academic exchange of faculty and students, collaborative research, curriculum development, faculty improvement training, internship, collaborative symposia, workshops etc. Over a period of the last two-and-a-half years, KISS-DU has already signed MoUs with the following:

  1. Dr B. R. Ambedkar University of Social Sciences, Madhya Pradesh
  2. Nanhua University, Taiwan
  3. Misurata University, Libya 
  4. Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
  5. Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), New Delhi
  6. Gangadhar Meher University, Sambalpur
  7. Dr B. R. Ambedkar Foundation, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India, New Delhi
  8. Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi
  9. Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar
  10. Ramadevi Women’s University, Bhubaneswar
  11. Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi
  12. INFLIBNET Centre, ‘Shodhganga’, University Grants Commission
  13. Mitsubishi Chemicals India Pvt. Ltd.
  14. Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad
  15. Choice Welfare Foundation
  16. World Food Programme (WFP)
  17. Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti (GSDS), Ministry of Culture, Government of India, New Delhi
  18. Comillas Pontifical University, Spain
  19. Universidad de Málaga, Spain
  20. Jagannath University (JU), Dhaka, Bangladesh
  21. Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), Kaushalyaganga, Bhubaneswar

KISS’ outstanding contributions to various fields in terms of promotion of education and nation building, have led to the conferral of Special Consultative Status by UN ECOSOC, on KISS, since 2015. KISS is also listed in the list of top 500 NGOs of the world and Top 10 in India. It has been certified with Platinum level Guide Star India Award for maintaining financial transparency.

Collaboration with International Universities:

  • Hanseo University, Republic of Korea

  • University of Cambodia, Cambodia

  • University of Tubingen, Germany

  • College of Charleston, U.S.

  • University of Cambridge, UK

  • Kingston University, UK

  • Northumbria University, UK

  •  University of Central Lancashire, UK

  • Leeds University, UK

Corporate/ Foundation/ Institute Linkages

KISS is also linked to various other corporate houses based in Odisha, as well as in other parts of the country. Some of them include Essel Mining (Aditya Birla Group), OCL, Rourkela Steel Plant, Air Liquide Foundation, Blue Star Foundation, Honeywell India and Intel Technology India Pvt Ltd among others. These represent only a fraction of the collaborations that make KISS the haven of opportunities that is for tribal students.

Other Notable Collaborations

  • UN ECOSOC
  • UNDP
  • UNFPA
  • UNICEF
  • UNESCO
  • UNDP
  • UNSSC
  • UN Women
  • Delhi Government
  • Odisha Government
  • US Department of State
  • British Council
  • Give India
  • Max India Foundation

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