KISS Deemed to be University shall host the Seventh Study Visit cum Consortium Meet under the AURORA Project (Co-funded by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union) from 27th to 30th October 2023. The Meet had representation from six countries – Spain, Romania, Czech Republic, Ireland, Nepal and India and twelve participating institutions namely

  • KISS Deemed to be University; India
  • Banasthali Vidyapith; India,
  • Anugraha Institute of Social Sciences; India,
  • Savitribai Phule Pune University; India,
  • University of Babes Bolyai; Romania,
  • University of Malaga; Spain,
  • University Cork College; Ireland,
  • Masaryk University, Czech Republic
  • Tribhuvan University; Nepal,
  • Pokhara University; Nepal,
  • National Law College, Nepal
  • Edulab; India

The AURORA Project strives to build the capacity of the staff and students in areas of Inclusive Education, Gender Equality, Democratic Values, Active Citizenship and Combatting Radicalism through Education. Senior functionaries from KISS-DU and all the consortium partners shared their roadmap for the success of the project and addressed the inaugural session in the first half. The inaugural session was followed by meetings of the members of the consortium.

The second day witnessed an international conference on the theme “Transformative Education, Gender Equality, Active Citizenship for Sustainable Development” as a part of dissemination initiative of the AURORA Project, with an overwhelming response from over hundred participants and paper presenters at national and international levels. The students of the KISS-DU AURORA Club displayed posters and unveiled the wall magazine based on the key themes of the project. The third day was an immersion study visit programme to help the partner institutions catch a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage of the state of Odisha.

In an initiative to ensure the sustainability and future course of action of the project, KISS Deemed to be university has introduced Value-Added Courses on the above-mentioned areas; signed MoUs with partners like University of Malaga, Spain and constituted AURORA Centre and AURORA Club. The university has also organized many national and international seminars and conferences in the recent past; published books and articles for the wide dissemination of the works done under the project.

The AURORA Team of KISS-DU had represented the university in all the six Study Visits cum Consortium Meetings hosted by different partner institutions. The event was co-ordinated by Dr. Snigdharani Panda, Chairperson Council of Deans and Project Manager for AURORA Project,KISS-DU.