• KISS, Bhubaneswar - 751024


The Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences – KISS, comprises KISS Foundation, KISS School & College and KISS University. KISS Foundation is an NGO in India headquartered in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. School, College and University is the educational wing of this initiative located at the intersection of food, education and empowerment.

We are powered by a belief that a better world – free from hunger, poverty & illiteracy – is possible. We provide free education, accommodation, food and healthcare to over 30,000 indigenous students currently studying at our main campus in Bhubaneswar. We are currently 40,000 alumni strong. We aim to serve an additional 10,000 students across our satellite centres which are going to be functional soon.

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KISS was granted Deemed to be University status by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, making it the first university exclusively for tribal students in the world. The University focuses on teaching and research in unique and ’emerging areas of knowledge’ related to Tribal Culture, Philosophy, Heritage, Linguistics and Literature, Science and Technology, Tribal Resource Management, Tribal Legal Studies and Tribal Rights not being perused by other institutions. It has opened seven new innovative departments to give impetus to teaching and research on tribal studies.

  • School of Tribal Legal Studies & Tribal Rights
  • School of Comparative Indic Studies & Tribal Science
  • School of Tribal Resource Management
  • School of Tribal Heritage & Tribal Indology
  • School of Comparative Tribal Languages & Literatures
  • School of Indigenous Knowledge, Science & Technology
  • School of Tribal Culture, Philosophy & Eco-Spiritualism
kiss Tribal university

Academic Programmes

KISS Deemed to be University offers all levels of degrees including Undergraduate (UG), Postgraduate (PG), Masters of Philosophy (M. Phil.), and Doctoral (Ph.D) degrees

Major Thrust Areas

Academic, Research, Coaching and Placement, Sports, Vocational Education, Training, Life Skill Education, English Access Micro Scholarship Programme, Yoga and Meditation.

Teaching & Research Focus

Heritage, Tribal Culture, Eco-Spiritualism, Tribal Art & Craft, Tribal Heritage & Indology, Tribal Resource Management, Tribal Linguistics & Literature, Tribal Legal Studies & Tribal Rights, and Indigenous Knowledge Science & Technology


KISS Language Lab

KISS Green Initiatives