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Sunday, June 07, 2009

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences

KIIT group has a broad array of programs; KISS is expected to become its own university
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As per its web page, currently the KIIT group has the following institutions: School of Technology Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences School of Computer Application KiiT international School School of Management Kalinga Polytechnic School of Rural Management KIIT Science College School of Biotechnology Industrial Training Centre KIIT Law School Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences School of Languages In 2009 it is starting four new schools: Mass communication Design Film studies Sculpture In addition [...] KISS, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences is made and run by the promoters of KIIT University. Hindu has a very nice article about it. Archive Subscribe About Us Contact Us

The Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) offers unique opportunity for formal and vocational education to thousands of neglected and deprived tribal children from aborigine society live in inaccessible remote corners of the state. As a model tribal institution in the country, it offers technical and higher education facilities from KG to PG which is affiliated by KIIT University, Orissa, India. It aims at their total development with free food, accommodation and education.

The concept of residential school is replete with total self-development of a tribal child so that she/he can return to her/his roots and chalk out a descent living for herself/himself and entire family. The school advocates on tribal development by creating an appropriate forum for debates and promoting the awareness on right to education among the tribal communities. It plans to network with similar institutions working on tribal children and share the information that is vital in this age for the comprehensive development of the children.Creating a conducive environment has always been an important focus of KISS education and livelihood programme. KISS constantly endeavors to preserve tribal cultural heritage and strives to enrich the environment.

Objectives of KISS One of the main objectives of the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences is to provide free education to the unattended and neglected tribal and underprivileged children. Since its inception, the school has been rendering commendable service in the field of education. It imparts value education in a stress free and child friendly, healthy environment. The school is a home for 7000 tribal children. The children are getting formal education with residential facilities up to Graduation level, they are also provided with vocational training for sustainable economic security. The school is recognized by the Board of Secondary Education Orissa, Council of Higher Secondary Education of Orissa and affiliated to Utkal University, Orissa, India. Presently the school has tribal children from almost all the districts of Orissa from Class-I to Graduation level. KISS aims to give a right direction to the life of the child. Among the children there is a growing commitment towards perfection. HOME ABOUT KISS MESSAGES MISSION & VISION OBJECTIVES

Men 'out-performed at university' BBC News - Telegraph.co.uk Female students are ahead of men in almost every measure of UK university achievement, according to a report from higher education researchers...

GCSEs blamed for boys not going to university - guardian.co.uk - The Higher Education Policy Institute report suggests that GCSEs, introduced in 1988 in place of O-levels, appear to favour girls because of the style of teaching, content and types of question. The exams are the "most likely cause" of an achievement gap between the sexes that starts at school but carries on into adulthood, it concludes. The result is that men are less likely to go to university and less likely to do well when they get there.

"I think we are in danger of creating an underclass," Professor Bahram Bekhradnia, institute director and co-author of the report, writes in today's Observer. "Higher education brings social benefits as well as academic ones. If you have been to university, you tend to be in better physical and mental health. It has a terrific socialising effect and, by not going to university in such large numbers, men are being deprived of that. I think it is a real shame."

The study found that last year 130,000 more men would have needed to enter full-time higher education for their participation rate to be the same as women's. "That is really significant," said Bekhradnia. "Unless you believe that boys are actually more stupid than girls, they ought to be capable of the same levels of achievement. So what could the reason be?"

Tear up these exams or we're going to leave our boys behind U.TV 12:56 PM So, boys perform less well than girls at school and then at university. Does that matter? Of course it does. It matters in the same way that 30 years ago it mattered that fewer girls went to university than boys. Graduates, after all, tend to form the elites of society and, as women have come to dominate in higher education, we should expect these elites to change gender over time, too. That itself is no bad thing. What is intolerable is that significant numbers of young (and not so young) people are excluding themselves - or perhaps being excluded because of aspects of our school system - from joining these elites.

Integral education: Thought and practice by Raghunath Pani (Ashish Pub. House (New Delhi) - 1987) Integral education: thought and practice - Pani - Cited by 4 Summary: Comprehensive study on the new approach of the education policy of the Government of India, in comparison with the integral education of Aurobindo Ghose, 1872-1950. Acharya Vidyananda Saraswati

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