Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, founded in 1992-93 was accorded with deemed University Status under the De-Novo Category by Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India in August 2017. It is the first tribal varsity in the world that provides higher Education free of cost exclusively to the tribal students.
It is the University for the tribal and of the tribal. It is engaged in conducting study and research on the uniqueness of tribal culture, heritage, tradition, Art and Craft, lifestyle and philosophy through seven innovative departments in its first phase. KISS Deemed University, committed to create spaces for the continuation of indigenous knowledge and learning as unique and vital components of our shared culture and history.