• The University Grants Commission granted Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) as a Deemed-to-be-University status under section-3 of the UGC Act 1956 by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India in 2017.
  • Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) is a very young University and is still in its embryonic stage aspiring to be in the top list for for maintaining high academic standards. 


1. Best University in Odisha – ODISHA EDUCATION AWARD-2019 – KISS Deemed to be University has been awarded in the category of Best University in Odisha by the Odia Media Private Ltd. This is the 1st State Awards on Excellence in Education.

2. National Award for the Welfare of Children – Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Hon’ble Chancellor of KISS Deemed to be University was conferred with the National Award for the Welfare of Children honoured by His Excellency Shri Ram Nath Kovind, the Hon’ble President of India in November-2017.

3. Energy Globe Award (Fire Category) – KISS won the 15th Energy Globe World Award in the Fire category for the green initiatives undertaken by any Institute. KISS was the only institution from the country to bag the award in the field of environment.


  • KISS is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council.
  • Associated with the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India to undertake research activities.
  • Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) Deemed to be University, which is regarded as the world’s largest anthropological laboratory, has been awarded the privilege to host the XIXth International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (ICAES) 2023. India, represented by KISS, won the bid against Croatia by a huge margin to host the next edition of this prestigious World Congress.

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