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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Kalinga Institute of Social Science is exclusively for tribal students

Private engineering colleges are usually run like corporates and general belief is that these are in business. Instead of delving into this debatable issue, I'd like to quote a praiseworthy positive example set by Dr. Achyuta Samant the founder of the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Bhubaneshwar.

Dr. Samant has established an exclusive institute KISS (Kalinga Institute of Social Science) for tribal students. It's a unbelievable experience to see five thousand tribal students engaged in excelling themselves. There could be some more like these due to few more Samaritans. But, certainly the number is not enough for a country of a billion population. In order to sensitize a large number of people, educational institutes should play a vital role. And the most effective method is to integrate social work into curriculum. That integration will lead towards completeness in life as Isha Upanishad tells:

Aandhang tamah prabishanti yehbidyamupasate

Tato bhuya eeba te tamo ya wu bidyaya nha ratahaaa.

“Into a blind darkness they enter who follow after the ignorance, they as if into a greater darkness who devote themselves to the knowledge alone”. {The Upanishad Part-1, Sri Aurobindo, Page 21].

Hrushikesha Mohanty March 2008 Professor, Computer Science University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500046, INDIA. hmcs_hcu@yahoo.com hmcs@uohyd.ernet.in
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