Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 14:
Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) and EdCIL (India) Ltd, a Government of India Mini Ratna enterprise under MHRD, have agreed to work jointly in areas of education and human resource development.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the two organizations on Wednesday. While Diptiman Das chairman and managing director of EdCIL signed the MoU on behalf of EdCIL, Dr Prashant Routray, CEO signed on behalf of KISS.
As per the MoU, KISS and EdCIL will engage in substantial and sustained efforts, as appropriate, to discuss the potential for academic collaborations and exchanges.
EdCIL may provide financial support for projects of KISS. It will also undertake activities for the betterment of tribal students through its CSR arm.
Action projects, research projects, meetings, seminars and conferences on topics of common interest will be organized.
On the occasion, EdCIL (India) Ltd distributed books worth over Rs 4.5 lakh to around 9000 tribal students from class I to class V of KISS, under its CSR initiative.
Among others, Suryakant Mohanty, COO KISS, Promod Patra, DCEO and other officials of KISS and EdCIL were present.