Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, established in 1993 is the first and only institute in the world providing education to tribal students only who come from marginal family background. The institute provides students with education from Kindergarten to Post Graduation along with vocational training. Due to stable and consistent growth in the performance of the university, KISS has been ranked in Top 10 in India by ‘NGO Advisor’ and Ranked 189 among the Top 500 NGOs in the World.

There are a total of 26642 tribal students enrolled in the institute in order to connect with the rest of the world and gain proper education. A total of 50 courses are being provided to students with major courses like Bachelor of Arts (B.A) and Masters of Arts (M.A). Admission to the courses is offered on the basis of merit scored in the qualifying exam or the entrance test conducted at the institute’s level. Around 26,642 tribal students from parts of the country come here to gain education all for free. Girls are motivated to join the institute and are given preference during the admission. 60% girl students have been pursuing their education in different streams.

KISS Bhubaneswar Highlights

Established | Type 1993 | Deemed University
Courses Offered 50 courses
Popular Courses M.A and B.A
Admission Criteria Merit Based & Entrance Exam
Total Students | Alumni 37,000 | 15,000
Official Website https://kiss.ac.in/

KISS Bhubaneswar Courses

All courses in the institute are designed to give overall development to the poor indegenous students with unique structure from Kindergarten to postgraduate. Major courses that are offered in the institute apart from basic overall education are listed below in tabulated form.

Course Name Specializations Eligibility
Bachelor of Arts Honours (B.A.) Economics Intermediate graduate from any discipline with a minimum of 35% marks
Political Science
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Chemistry Intermediate graduate in Science stream with a minimum of 35% marks. Students applying for Computer Science must have Mathematics as a compulsory subject
Computer Science
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) Accountancy with Tribal Economy & Resource Management Intermediate graduate with Economics/Mathematics/Statistics as one of the subjects with a minimum of 35% marks
Master of Arts (M.A.) Political Science Bachelor’s degree with 45% marks in the respective subject
Tribal Legal Studies and Tribal Rights
Tribal Culture 
Master of Science (M.Sc) Indigenous Knowledge Science & Technology Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline with 45% marks
Comparative Indic Studies and Tribal Science
Master of Commerce (M.Com) Tribal Resource Management Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Economics, or Geography with 45% marks 

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KISS Bhubaneswar Admissions

Candidates seeking admission in Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences must fulfil the eligibility criteria for the respective courses. They must visit the official website of the institute to fill the application form required for registration. Students must submit all the requisite documents with the application form. Following are the documents required at the time of admission: 

  • Mark sheet cum Certificate
  • Recent Caste Certificate (Issued by Tahsildar)
  • BPL/Annapurna Card of Parents

For admission in PG courses, candidates have to take an entrance examination conducted separately by the institute. There is no entrance examination for admission in UG level. Admission is taken on a first come-first served basis till the seats in UG level are filled up. 

KISS Bhubaneswar Seat Intake

Tabulated below are the total number of seats offered to the students for the courses offered at the Institute: 

Courses Total Seats
B.A. (Hons) History/ Political Science/ Sociology/ Economics 48
B.A. (Hons) English/ Hindi/ Sanskrit/ Philosophy 32
B.Sc (Hons) 64
B.Com (Hons) 320
M.Sc 80

KISS Bhubaneswar Facilities 

Listed below are the facilities offered by the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences to cater to the needs of the students as well as faculty members. 

  • Hostels: With the strength of 26,642 students, proper accommodation and availability of resources accordingly becomes mandatory. Separate hostel facilities for both boys and girls are provided wherein students receive free-of-cost accommodation, food and healthcare. 
  • Sports: With 100 acres of campus area, the institute boasts of a wide range of world class sports facilities to accommodate sports such as basketball, lawn tennis, volleyball, ruby, etc.
  • Vocational Training: Students are also provided with compulsory vocational training and a ensured sustainable livelihood. Students are also paid for the work they do for the institute.
  • Library: KISS also has a library which is built over 25,000 sq ft land with proper building and contains over 20,000 titles. 

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences: FAQs

Ques. Is there any amount we have to pay to KISS for the education ?

Ans. No, education at the institute is totally free for all. No side amount has to be given from the students.

Ques. Are children from North-eastern States also eligible for admission in KISS ?

Ans. Yes, children from North-eastern States including Sikkim are eligible for admission in three institutes. Only condition is that the child has to be from BPL.

Ques. How is the participation of Girls in the institute ?

Ans. About 60% of the total 26642 students are girls which is a large number in a country like India. Girls from BPL section are encouraged to join the institute and that's why given preference during admission.

Ques. Can a student opt for higher studies in the Institute ?

Ans. Yes, interested students can go for higher studies, which is provided in KIIT where 5% seats are reserved for KISS students.