Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 25:
In a remarkable achievement, as many as 20 students from Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) will pursue Bachelors degree in China with assured jobs after graduation. This is the first time such opportunity has come to the tribal community, said Dr. P. K. Routray, CEO, KISS here at a press conference held on Tuesday.
The students’ study and scholarship in China materialized following deliberations of KISS authorities with Prof. Zhou Sheng, General Secretary, Yangzhou Polytechnic College (YPC). Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS had signed MoU with YPC and some other institutions during his visit to China in March. YPC agreed to provide scholarship to 20 students from KISS to pursue their graduation (+3) in their university, which will begin from the upcoming semester.
These students will be given a course in Mandarin in the initial year, after which they will be allowed to take up the course of their choice. The College shall ensure placement for these students in top Chinese multinational companies having offices in India. This is for the first time that so many tribal students will get education and jobs in MNCs through an international scholarship programme.
Congratulating the selected students, Prof. Samanta said, efforts are on to arrange scholarship and study of KISS students in reputed institutions of other countries as well. Among others R. N. Dash, Secretary, KISS, Pramod Kumar Patra, Dy. CEO and Dr. P.K. Das, Director of KISS were also present in the press conference.