Project Description

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

Plants and animals have a special place in the life and living of human beings and in the case of tribals, these have emotional bonding as most of the tribals are having their inhabitations in and around natural surroundings. The knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous peoples are manifestations of their cultures. Indigenous science incorporates traditional knowledge and indigenous perspectives, while non-indigenous scientific approaches are commonly recognized as western science and together they contribute substantially to modern science. Indigenous perspectives are holistic and founded upon interconnectedness, reciprocity and the utmost respect for nature. Several technologies have been developed by indigenous people, which substantially contributed to the development of society. Both western and indigenous science approaches and perspectives have their strengths and in recent years, science and technology have created unprecedented opportunities. Aiming the development of tribal communities and keeping the habits and habitats intact and through the application of advanced science and technology, the School has been developed. 

Along with the regular course curriculum, innovative subjects are incorporated in each semester of the PG syllabus. The syllabus is focusing on innovative subjects “Ethnomedicinal System, Tribal Livelihood, Health and Nutritional Issues in Tribal Communities, Sustainable Utilization and Management of Tribal Resources”. “Documentary theme-based movies” are also a part of the course curriculum which depicts the importance of Indigenous lifestyle, culture, biodiversity conservation and sustainability of natural resources. Equal importance has been given to gain knowledge on various techniques, instrumentation and statistics so that the students will be fit to work in any life science laboratory for research, they can also confidently work in the pharma industry or any other related area. The school offers up to date and flexible programs that will enable our students to be competitive in the job market and contribute to the holistic growth of not only indigenous communities but for the whole of mankind. 

KISS Tribal Sciences

Objectives

  • To provide quality education and training to students for productive careers in industry, academia, and the government.  
  • To emphasize the education of the students to build them up to be well-informed citizens by inculcating in them critical thinking, reasoning and scientific literacy. 
  • To strive for excellence in research, covering the fundamental as well as applied aspects of Biological Sciences. 
  • To create a stimulating and collaborative environment for multidisciplinary and innovative research that encourages the intellectual, personal and professional growth of the students. 
  • To encourage students for outreach activities and assume leadership in the activities relating to social welfare. 
  • To encourage the students to make a practical application of the knowledge gained in innovative subjects and apply those for personal and community development, and work towards meeting the sustainable development goals. 
  • To pursue excellence in biological research, orienting the global knowledge system to the local resources. 

Outcomes

  • To help students understand the full implications of development in a growing economy such as India and learn about the importance of policymaking that prioritizes sustainable goals, harnessing the traditional indigenous knowledge with that of modern technology.

Academics Programmes 

The following are the full-time academic programmes:  

Master’s Programmes 

Programme for Value-added and Soft Skills Courses 

  • Indigenous Technologies of Organic Agriculture 
  • Communicative English 
  • Python for Data Analysis