Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jun 14:
Rajanikant Nayak, a tribal student of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), has cracked the highly competitive IIT-JEE (Advanced), result of which was declared recently. He will take admission in one of the IITs. Rajanikant, who belongs to Gond Tribe, hails from a small village, Denua of Raruan block of Mayurbhanj district of Odisha.
He lost his father during early childhood and his mother, a daily wage labourer, is the only earning member of the family. He has a sister, who is bed ridden. But, these obstacles did not deter Rajanikant for achieving his goal.
His fate changed for the better after he got admission in KISS. In +2 Science exam this year, he scored 80% mark, the highest among KISS students. The environment at KISS, guidance of teachers and above all his hard work brought him this coveted success.
Every year, the KISS authorities provide free of cost special coaching for IIT, NIT, IIM and Medical entrance tests, which is conducted at KiiT International School, for 30 meritorious students of the institute. Rajanikant was given coaching by most experienced teachers of KiiT International School.
KISS students have been excelling in all spheres, including sports and education. Many students of KISS have qualified in various all India level entrance examinations for getting admission into IIMs and NITs. A student of KISS has been selected to participate in Olympic Games to be held later this year. Another student of KISS had represented India in Malala Day observation at UN headquarters. Remarkably, KISS has been posting cent percent result in 10th and 12th Board exams consecutively for more than a decade.
Expressing his happiness, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said that his dream has been fulfilled with the success of Rajanikant. “We were making continuous effort for last three years for success of KISS students in IIT-JEE test. Rajanikant’s success will pave way for many students of the institute to join IITs in coming years”, Dr. Samanta hoped. Congratulating his mother for giving birth to such an able son, he wished him all success in life.