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Tuesday, July 28 2020 - 01:09
KIIT Deemed to be University Announces Free Education for Children of COVID Deceased in Odisha
BHUBANESWAR, India, 27 July /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    The COVID-19 pandemic has infected millions and caused much panic across 
the globe, including India and Odisha. The number of new coronavirus infections 
is increasing by day in Odisha. Many have also lost their lives. KIIT has 
always reached out to the distressed people at the time of natural calamities 
in the state. It has become the pride of Odisha as it has always stood by the 
people of the state at the time of their need. 

     The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted and devastated normal life and 
livelihoods of the people of Odisha. Now, KIIT Deemed to be University has 
extended a helping hand to the families of the COVID deceased. Acting on a 
proposal by the Founder of KIIT & KISS, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, KIIT-DU has 
decided to provide technical and professional education absolutely free of cost 
to the children of the COVID deceased in Odisha.

     Sons and daughters of the COVID deceased in Odisha, who are interested, 
can apply to different technical and professional courses of KIIT-DU, including 
ITI and Diploma Engineering, as per their eligibility for admission. This 
facility will be available for two academic years, 2020-21 and 2021-22 only, 
informed KIIT authorities. Preference will be given to the children of COVID 
deceased from BPL, SC, ST and SEBC categories. The move will provide relief to 
the people of Odisha who have been made helpless by the pandemic.

    KIIT is the only university in India and abroad to extend such humanitarian 
gesture to the families of the COVID deceased.

    Besides this benign initiative, KIIT Deemed to be University has been 
running four standalone COVID Hospitals in Odisha with 1200 bed capacity and 
over 200 critical care units for the last five months. KIIT is also at the 
frontline of the state's war against coronavirus by contributing in the fields 
of food and medical supplies provision to the needy, reaching the unreached, 
creating awareness and animal care since the beginning of the lockdown.

    Media Contact: 
    Dr. Shradhanjali Nayak
    Director, PR
    KIIT Deemed to be University 


    Source: Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology