On 8th May 2024, a delegation from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi visited Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) Deemed to be University (KISS-DU) that marked a significant milestone in the institution’s journey of academic excellence and collaboration. An interaction session held on the occasion provided a platform for meaningful dialogue and exchange of ideas.

Professor Deepak Kumar Behera, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of KISS-DU, welcomed the esteemed guests and set the tone for the engaging discussions that followed.

Professor G.D. Sharma, President AIU, highly admired the visionary leadership of Professor Achyuta Samanta, Hon’ble Founder of KISS & KIIT and lauded the remarkable growth of the university under the dynamic guidance of Professor Deepak Kumar Behera, Vice Chancellor. He was elated to learn about the milestones achieved by the university and recognized its pivotal role in shaping the future of higher education in India.

Dr. Pankaj Mittal, Secretary General, AIU shed light on the various dimensions of the National Education Policy 2020. She further engaged in an insightful dialogue with faculty members and sports achievers of KISS-DU. Dr. Mittal not only praised the accomplishments of the sports stars at KISS DU but also motivated them to strive for more international recognitions and become role models for aspiring young athletes. The spirited exchange with the sports achievers greatly energized them, fueling their enthusiasm even further.

The session concluded with Dr. Prashanta Kumar Routray, Registrar, KISS-DU expressing gratitude to the distinguished guests for their valuable insights and assurances of support.
This visit not only strengthened the bond between KISS-DU and AIU but also reaffirmed the university’s commitment to innovation, excellence and inclusive education. Such collaborations serve as catalysts for transformative change, propelling KISS-DU towards greater heights of academic distinction and societal impact.