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LEARNING CHALLENGES FOR INDIGENOUS YOUTH

For thousands of tribal students, education remains an unaffordable and impractical dream. Even when Government schools provide midday meals, other basic needs like clothing and school supplies are too expensive for many disenfranchised or impoverished tribal families to afford. Language gaps, inefficient teaching and poor infrastructure in schools further complicate the process of education for many indigenous youth. In few cases where tribal youth are able to afford and attend schools, drop out rates are unsurprisingly high.

HOW KISS-DU IS HELPING

In the face of these significant challenges, KISS-DU provides a unique solution that has transformed the lives of many. By facilitating the provision of free quality education, free nutritious food, free health care and free comfortable accommodation to over 30,000 tribal students at our campus in Bhubaneswar, and over 15,000 students in satellite centres across the State, we present simple solutions to many of the basic challenges faced by youth in many tribal communities. We aim to educate indigenous youth to become informed, empowered leaders and change agents for their communities.

WE WANT YOU!

When the new academic season restarts, KISS-DU invites applications from bright and aspiring tribal students belonging to BPL category families for admission into various programmes in UG (+3 Degree), Master in Arts (MA), Master in Commerce (M.Com) and Master in Science (M.Sc) through Online mode for the academic session 2020-21. Preference will be given to female tribal students from different parts of the country.

Excellent Academics

A good education is the cornerstone to success. At KISS-DU, you can start your higher education with professors who use their expertise to guide you through university into a career that plays to your strengths. Through a wide variety of interdisciplinary classes, every student can find subjects that excite them. Dig deeper by joining faculty in research projects, or nurture your inner social worker within through community development projects.

Students at KISS have consistently posted cent per cent results in their 12th board examinations, showing a retention in performance levels frothier stellar 10th results, as they progress through higher education. After graduating from college and university, many of our students have gone on to join further professional courses in prestigious institutes such as IIT, NIT, IIM etc while also performing spectacularly in NEET, CLAT, JRF, NET and other competitive examinations.

When the new academic season restarts, KISS-DU invites applications from bright and aspiring tribal students belonging to BPL category families for admission into various programmes in UG (+3 Degree), Master in Arts (MA), Master in Commerce (M.Com) and Master in Science (M.Sc) through Online mode for the academic session 2020-21. Preference will be given to female tribal students from different parts of the country.

Rankings & Accolades

  • KISS has gained Special Consultative Status with the United Nations since 2015
  • Global NGO Rank 189 in the prestigious list of 2019 Top 500 NGOs of the World, as published by NGO Advisor. In 2017, KISS ranked 223rd, and 500th in 2016.
  • KISS was conferred with a Leadership Award by the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, Government of India in February 2019
  • KISS-DU was awarded as the “Best University in Odisha” at the Odisha Education Awards 2019
  • KISS was recognised at the CSR Summit and Awards 2019, under the theme “Innovate, Engage & Sustain”

Our Community

Home to our main campus where over 30,000 students reside and study, Bhubaneswar, is the capital city of the State of Odisha. It is a peaceful city with a nurturing academic environment and a rich history of culture and heritage. The state is also home to the country’s third largest tribal population with 62 Scheduled Tribes, including 13 Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs). We at KISS are proud of have students from all of these communities represented in our diverse student body.

From student activities to community outreach, everything we do at KISS is about empowering our indigenous communities – from celebrating their rich music and dance traditions to conducting local awareness campaigns and plantation drives. At KISS, we rise with those around us. It is our hope, that through quality education, our students will be empowered to have knowledge and agency over their rights and the ability to make informed decisions about their lives – affecting positive change in their communities and society as a whole.

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