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Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences (KIDS) in association with the University of Genova, University of Toronto, NSS Wing-KIDS, and IDA Temple City Branch, Bhubaneswar organized KIDS Webcon-2022, an exclusive International Dental Conference, from 28th – 30th July 2022 to celebrate the Bharat ka Amrit Mahotsav. One of the first virtual International Dental Conferences in India, KIDS Webcon […]

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Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences (KIDS) in association with the University of Genova, University of Toronto, NSS Wing-KIDS, and IDA Temple City Branch, Bhubaneswar organized KIDS Webcon-2022, an exclusive International Dental Conference, from 28th – 30th July 2022 to celebrate the Bharat ka Amrit Mahotsav.


One of the first virtual International Dental Conferences in India, KIDS Webcon was a unique online conference where the topics of guest lecturers were designed meticulously for comprehensive updated knowledge delivery to the participants. As many as 26 eminent speakers from the different specialties of Dental Sciences delivered their lectures at the conference. More than 300 delegates from across the country had registered, while 750 participants joined the live broadcasting of the conference on the Zoom meet application.


More than 260 scientific papers and posters were presented by different researchers at an online portal during the three-day conference which was well appreciated by different scientific chairpersons. The valedictory ceremony was graced by Dr. Kajal Parashar, Dy. Director, CEC, Programme Coordinator, KIIT NSS Bureau, and other eminent speakers of the event.

In his welcome address, Dr. Jugajyoti Pathi, Asst. Director (Admin.), KIDS & Chief Conference Coordinator informed about the great vision of Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS, and his commendable ideology of the Art of Giving. International speakers, Dr. Bennete Fernandes from Malaysia, Dr. Francesco Pera, Dr. Maria Menini, Dr. Paolo Pasce & Dr. Paolo Pera from the University of Genova, and Dr. Limor Avivi – Arber from the University of Toronto, delivered their guest lectures on advanced implantology and neurovascular disorders. 

From India, Dr. Samdesh Mayekar (the dental surgeon of Bollywood), Dr. Vandana K L, Dr. Shalini Kapoor, Dr. Shallu Bansal, Dr. Shalu Bathla, Dr. Rameshwari Singhal, and other eminent speakers delivered talks about the recent development and advanced treatment protocols in Dental Sciences. 

Dr. Dhirendra Kumar Singh, Chief Scientific Coordinator proposed the vote of thanks. The Chief Organizer of the Conference, Dr. Jugajyoti Pathi, Assistant Director (Admin) along with the organizing team of KIDS Webcon Season 2, Dr. Aswini Kumar Kar, Principal, Dr. Sangamesh NC, Vice Principal, and Dr. Md. Jalaluddin congratulated the participants for their continued enthusiasm and dedication during the entire online conference.

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KIIT School of Spiritualism and Yogic Sciences Organizes National Conference on “Spiritualism” https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/conference/kiit-school-of-spiritualism-and-yogic-sciences-organizes-national-conference-on-spiritualism-a-potential-key-for-stress-management/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/conference/kiit-school-of-spiritualism-and-yogic-sciences-organizes-national-conference-on-spiritualism-a-potential-key-for-stress-management/#respond Wed, 20 Jul 2022 07:15:15 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=40258

A Potential Key For Stress Management KIIT School of Spiritualism and Yogic Sciences organized a two-day National Conference on “Spiritualism: A Potential Key for Stress Management” on 1st & 2nd July 2022. The conference witnessed knowledge sharing among a galaxy of intellectuals, and spiritualism and mental health managers. The first session was chaired by Prof. (Dr.) Prasant Rath, Dean, School of […]

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A Potential Key For Stress Management

KIIT School of Spiritualism and Yogic Sciences organized a two-day National Conference on “Spiritualism: A Potential Key for Stress Management” on 1st & 2nd July 2022. The conference witnessed knowledge sharing among a galaxy of intellectuals, and spiritualism and mental health managers.

The first session was chaired by Prof. (Dr.) Prasant Rath, Dean, School of Applied Sciences with an invited talk by Prof. (Dr.) Sandeep Poddar, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation), Lincoln University College, Malaysia, who spoke extensively on “Sustainable stress management”. He highlighted various therapies to get rid of stress. Ten technical papers were presented at the session.

The second session, chaired by Dr. Bansidhar Mulia, HoD, Plastic Surgery, KIMS, was addressed by Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeeb Kumar Patra, Dean & Head, School of Yoga, Central University of Rajasthan. In his talk on “Scientific Understanding of Stress and its Management”, he represented all scientific facts and parameters of Stress and its Management through wellness. Nine technical papers were presented at the session.

On the second day, Prof. (Dr.) Harekrushna Satapathy, Former Vice Chancellor, KISS Deemed to be University, enlightened everyone with an informative talk on spiritualism. Prof. (Dr.) Rekha Gupta, Principal, People’s University; Prof. (Dr.) Neil Madualra Martin, Professor IV, Extension and International Affairs Coordinator of the College of Nursing, Mindanao, State University-Lligan Institute of Technology, Lligan City, Philippines; and Prof. (Dr.) Gopal Chandra Nanda, Chairman, Ayush Empower Committee, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Odisha also delivered their lectures.

The last session was chaired by Prof. (Dr.) Tripura Mishra, Vice-Principal, KISS-DU and Prof. (Dr.) Sanjay Kumar Panda, KIIT School of Spiritualism and Yogic Sciences. It witnessed presentations by 15 intelligent scholars to highlight their research works.

Earlier, in her welcome address, Prof. (Dr.) Biswa Bandita Kar, Dean, School of Spiritualism and Yogic Sciences summarized the entire program to be conducted along with the basics and ethics of spiritualism, key factors of stress and how to adopt well being. Mrs. Rituparna Kar hosted the inaugural session, while Mr. Chandan Kumar Mohapatra, Ms. Kriti Raj, Ms. Aparajita Sahoo, Ms. P. Jyoti, Mr. Sashikanta Khuntia and Mr. Pradyumna Kishore Behera extended support in organizing the conference. 

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Department of Medicine, KIMS Organizes Single Theme Conference https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/conference/department-of-medicine-kims-organizes-single-theme-conference/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/conference/department-of-medicine-kims-organizes-single-theme-conference/#respond Thu, 02 Jun 2022 11:48:31 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=39776

Department of Medicine, KIMS, organized a single theme conference on ‘Sickle Cell Disease’ on 21st May 2022.The academic event was held in hybrid mode with faculty and delegates attending in both online mode and physically. The inaugural session was graced by Prof. C.B.K. Mohanty, Pro-Vice Chancellor, KIMS; Brig. Prof. A.P. Mohanty, Principal; and Prof. Lalatendu Mohanty, Head […]

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Department of Medicine, KIMS, organized a single theme conference on ‘Sickle Cell Disease’ on 21st May 2022.The academic event was held in hybrid mode with faculty and delegates attending in both online mode and physically. The inaugural session was graced by Prof. C.B.K. Mohanty, Pro-Vice Chancellor, KIMS; Brig. Prof. A.P. Mohanty, Principal; and Prof. Lalatendu Mohanty, Head of the Department of Medicine. Eminent faculties spoke on various aspects of sickle cell disease at the conference. They included Dr. G.R. Chandak, Deputy Director, CSIR-CCMB, Hyderabad; Prof. Prabodh Das, Head of the Dept, Hematology, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar; Dr. P.K. Mohanty, Prof of Medicine, VIMSAR, Burla; and Dr. Palas Dash, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, KIMS. The scientific sessions were chaired by Prof. Gopal C. Kundu, Director R&D, KIIT Deemed to be University; and Prof. Lalatendu Mohanty, who also proposed the vote of thanks. 

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South Asia Women’s Conference at KIIT discusses the path to inclusive development https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/conference/south-asia-womens-conference-at-kiit-discusses-the-path-to-inclusive-development/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/conference/south-asia-womens-conference-at-kiit-discusses-the-path-to-inclusive-development/#respond Fri, 27 May 2022 03:42:00 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=39731

KIIT and KISS Universities of the Temple City, the flag bearer global institutions practicing and propagating gender equality, zero-tolerance against gender-based violence, an entrepreneurship programme for tribal women and girls, capacity building of women in tribal districts, education for all and empowerment through sports, held the opening day sessions of South Asia Women’s Conference (SAWC) […]

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KIIT and KISS Universities of the Temple City, the flag bearer global institutions practicing and propagating gender equality, zero-tolerance against gender-based violence, an entrepreneurship programme for tribal women and girls, capacity building of women in tribal districts, education for all and empowerment through sports, held the opening day sessions of South Asia Women’s Conference (SAWC) 2022 on 27th May 2022.

The two-day event, in association with the United States Consulate General Hyderabad, held in association with multiple UN bodies, has started discussing sustainable networking for the development of women and girls in South Asia. The SAWC 2022 theme this year is “Towards an Equitable, Inclusive and Sustainable World.” Seventy delegates are participating in the meet.

Welcoming the delegates Vice-Chancellor of KIIT Deemed University and Chairman of the inaugural session, Prof Sasmita Samanta said “Women are the epitome of knowledge and we have to connect to the globe to assert the power that we possess with humility.’’

She also observed that women of South Asia have the unique culture of safeguarding the well-being of all around them with their noble qualities like tolerance, peace, and patience, but neglecting their own selves. This conference will try to zero in on the reasons behind such neglect so that the well-being of women folks would be taken care of, in the future.

In her keynote address leading actress-turned director and activist Nandita Das, “we have to say Yes to all that we can achieve and no to what means NO! Saying that those who are suffering from it have to carry the burden of changing it, the actor added If we did not fight for it, who would do it for us?, the noted actress also observed that it was not a fight between men and women as we have to share the responsibilities and burdens of our lives to march ahead.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Frankie Sturm Acting Public Affairs Officer, US Consulate General, Hyderabad said, “The absence of equality makes it difficult for communities to resolve conflict, complicates efforts to boost economic prosperity and undermines countries’ abilities to grow. The untapped potential of women is a lost opportunity for economic growth, equitable development and conflict resolution. We have to regain the opportunity and achieve gender equality.”

Smt. Lakshmi Puri, former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, in her video message at the inaugural ceremony, highlighted the way towards ushering in Planet 50-50 by 2030 and the centrality of #SDG5 for achieving Agenda 2030.

“Empowerment is both an agent and a product of social change. It is about choice and ability to influence one’s desired action and be part of the decision-making process,” said Mr. Arun Sahu, High Commissioner of India to Trinidad and Tobago.

Ms Acharapan Yuvaprapas, Consul General Thai Consulate, Kolkata in her speech referred to “Gender Rights equality is a Human Right issue.’’

“Through inclusivity and sustainability, we can find solutions to all global problems,’’ said Ms. Tahina Rasamoelina Chargee D’Affaires, Embassy of the Republic of Madagascar.

Mr. Rahul Bose Eminent Actor and Social Activist in his message said. “I hope, workable, implementable, interesting, and innovative ideas come about from the interactions. But more than that, I hope that the people who have attended the seminars go back to their homelands and start implementing the ideas that they have come up with and discussed.”

Ms. Abha Mishra, United Nations Development Programme, State Head – Odisha said “All the SDGs cannot be achieved if we have no mechanism to address the gender gap and difference.”

Mr. Himanshu Bal, World Food Programme, State Head – Odisha noted that if we could address hunger, we could also address SDG 5. Both men and women have to be empowered at the same time. Later three sessions of panel discussions were also held during the day in which UNFPA, WFP, UNESCO, UN Volunteers and UN Women representatives participated.

The prime objective of the conference is to bring together select U.S. Government exchange alumni working on gender equity-related themes from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and India. The regional conference with several sessions of workshops, group discussions and breakout sessions are to ensure a designated path in order to achieve the SDG Agenda 2030 of the United Nations. 

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KIMS Doctor Delivers Keynote Address at International Conference https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/conference/kims-doctor-delivers-keynote-address-at-international-conference/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/conference/kims-doctor-delivers-keynote-address-at-international-conference/#respond Mon, 23 May 2022 03:36:00 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=39703

Dr. Ashok Kumar Badamali, Senior Consultant Cardiac Anaesthesiologist, KIMS delivered a keynote session on “New Dimensions on Palliative Care for Cardiac Patients” at “Convergence-2022”, an international conference co-organised by Vinayak Mission Research Foundation DU, and Vijaya Educational Academy, Chennai. Dr. Badamali’s futuristic talk focused on skill development and empowerment of paramedics and allied science staff for home-based […]

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Dr. Ashok Kumar Badamali, Senior Consultant Cardiac Anaesthesiologist, KIMS delivered a keynote session on “New Dimensions on Palliative Care for Cardiac Patients” at “Convergence-2022”, an international conference co-organised by Vinayak Mission Research Foundation DU, and Vijaya Educational Academy, Chennai.

Dr. Badamali’s futuristic talk focused on skill development and empowerment of paramedics and allied science staff for home-based care of end stage disease patients, with support from various digital health equipment and platforms. The talk was highly appreciated by the audience and other think tanks present at the keynote session. His citation of Maharaja Parikhit’s last seven days of life as end stage pathological situation and discussions of Srimad Bhagbat chapters by various stages as an evidence of spiritual and psychological components of Palliative Care was considered as an eye-opener linkage between science and mythology.

Despite advances in cardiac therapy, heart failure remains a progressive, highly symptomatic and deadly disease that places great demands on patients, caregivers, and healthcare systems. Palliative care is a multidisciplinary approach to care that focuses on communication, shared decision making, and advanced care planning, provides relief from pain and other distress symptoms, integrates psychological and spiritual aspects of care; and offers a support system to help families to cope during illness and bereavement. Palliative has applications across the stages of heart failure, including early in the course of illness, often in conjunction with therapies that are intended to prolong life. However, the incorporation of palliative care into management of heart failure has been suboptimal due to various reasons like: uncertainty in disease trajectory, lack of knowledge, overlay of co-morbidity and frailty, life-saving device with complex trade off, failure to reward communication between healthcare providers and patients, siloed care and availability of limited evidence base.

Palliative care is provided by a team of palliative care doctors, nurses and social workers. They work together with cardiologists to give an extra layer of support. The team has a wide variety of approaches to treating congestive heart failure symptoms. These may include medicines, but not always. Palliative care teams are expertly trained to manage symptoms, side effects and stresses. For example, they may perform highly effective lymphatic drainage. This is a technique for reducing leg swelling and its associated pain, educating the patient about how to stand, sit and lie down to improve their breathing. They will also train the patient and family members, the use of fans, relaxation methods, meditation and breathing exercises to decrease any anxiety or panic that may accompany feelings of breathlessness.

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KIIT Faculty Presents Paper at & International Conference https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/conference/kiit-faculty-presents-paper-at-international-conference/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/conference/kiit-faculty-presents-paper-at-international-conference/#respond Sat, 14 May 2022 08:47:31 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=39564

Dr. Rashmi Ranjan Behera, Assistant Professor, School of Social, Financial and Human Sciences, KIIT Deemed to be University attended Dublin City University’s 5th Annual South Asia Conference organized by the Ireland India Institute, and presented a paper titled “Wellbeing of female domestic workers during three months of COVID-19 lockdown: A Case study” at IIT Kharagpur campus’. Dr. Behera along with researchers from the Rekhi […]

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Dr. Rashmi Ranjan Behera, Assistant Professor, School of Social, Financial and Human Sciences, KIIT Deemed to be University attended Dublin City University’s 5th Annual South Asia Conference organized by the Ireland India Institute, and presented a paper titled “Wellbeing of female domestic workers during three months of COVID-19 lockdown: A Case study” at IIT Kharagpur campus’. Dr. Behera along with researchers from the Rekhi Center of Excellence for the Science of Happiness, IIT Kharagpur assessed the wellbeing and resilience of female domestic workers serving residents within IIT Kharagpur campus during three months of complete lockdown. Their work is indexed in WHO’s Global literature on corona-virus disease.

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8th State-Level SOMI Conference on “Strengthening Midwives for Optimizing Women’s Positive Birth Experience” at KINS https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/conference/8th-state-level-somi-conference-on-strengthening-midwives-for-optimizing-womens-positive-birth-experience-at-kins-a-mothers-happiness-is-like-a-beacon-lighting-up-the-fut/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/conference/8th-state-level-somi-conference-on-strengthening-midwives-for-optimizing-womens-positive-birth-experience-at-kins-a-mothers-happiness-is-like-a-beacon-lighting-up-the-fut/#respond Tue, 26 Apr 2022 10:05:03 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=39117

A Mother’s Happiness Is Like A Beacon, Lighting Up The Future But Reflected Also On The Past In The Guise Of Fond Memories.( Honoré De Balzac ) Kalinga Institute of Nursing Sciences (KINS) hosted the 8th State-level Society of Midwives India (SOMI) Conference, under the aegis of SOMI, Odisha Chapter, on 11th April 2022 on the occasion […]

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A Mother’s Happiness Is Like A Beacon, Lighting Up The Future But Reflected Also On The Past In The Guise Of Fond Memories.( Honoré De Balzac )

Kalinga Institute of Nursing Sciences (KINS) hosted the 8th State-level Society of Midwives India (SOMI) Conference, under the aegis of SOMI, Odisha Chapter, on 11th April 2022 on the occasion of Safe Motherhood Day. About 460 delegates, including distinguished guests, faculty members, nursing students as well as nursing staff of hospitals, from seven nursing colleges across the State attended the Conference, which was held around the theme ‘Strengthening Midwives for Optimizing Women’s Positive Birth Experience’.  

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Sanghamitra Pati, Director, ICMR-RMRC, Bhubaneswar underlined the need of skilled midwives for improving maternal and child health. She thanked every nursing personnel for choosing such a noble profession. Appreciating KINS for organizing the meet, Prof. Mitali Adhikari, President, SOMI, India explained the theme and sub themes of the conference.

In her keynote address, Dr. Pravati Tripathy, President, SOMI, Odisha Chapter overviewed the role of SOMI in the field of maternal and child health. Prof. Amrita Lenka, Secretary illuminated the theme and highlighted the need of skilled  midwives for the betterment of mother and child and achieving the positive birth experience. Dr. J. R. Mohanty, Registrar, KIIT-DU and Prof. (Dr.) Niyati Das, Principal, KINS also spoke at the inaugural session.   

The scientific sessions of the conference covered topics such as ‘Respectful Maternity Care’, ‘Evidence-based Intrapartum Care and Management of Intrapartum Complications’, ‘Factors Influencing Positive Birth Experience’, and ‘Essential Newborn Care’. Mrs. Pratibha Khosla, Associate Professor, SUM Nursing College; Prof. Rafat Razia, Retd. Principal, Govt College of Nursing, Hyderabad; Dr. Dinabandhu Sahoo, Team Leader, SHRSC; and Mrs. Geeta Rani Nayak, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Pediatric Nursing, AIIMS College of Nursing conducted various scientific sessions.

Certificates were presented to the participants at the valedictory session. A souvenir was also released by the dignitaries to mark the occasion. The vote of thanks was proposed by Prof. Kalyani Rath, Vice Principal, KINS.

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Day-2 of National Conference on ‘Realigning Indian Agriculture for a Sustainable Future’ https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/conference/day-2-of-national-conference-on-realigning-indian-agriculture-for-a-sustainable-future/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/conference/day-2-of-national-conference-on-realigning-indian-agriculture-for-a-sustainable-future/#respond Wed, 16 Mar 2022 03:46:00 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=38219

The 3rd National Conference on ‘Realigning Indian Agriculture for a Sustainable Future’ was organized by School of Biotechnology, KIIT-DU and Foundation for Advanced Training in Plant Breeding (ATPBR) in association with Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) and Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology (OUAT) from 10th – 12th March 2022. The second day of the meet […]

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The 3rd National Conference on ‘Realigning Indian Agriculture for a Sustainable Future’ was organized by School of Biotechnology, KIIT-DU and Foundation for Advanced Training in Plant Breeding (ATPBR) in association with Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) and Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology (OUAT) from 10th – 12th March 2022. The second day of the meet featured talks by distinguished scientists and experts on session themes such as Sustainable Crop Improvement, Modern Technology & Biotic Resistance (GMO & Non-GMO), and Sustainable Farming – Agronomy Interventions.  

In his keynote address on ‘Re-setting future priorities in seed industry’, Mr. Ram Kaundinya, Director-General, Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) focused on four priorities to enhance the stature of Indian seed industry to the global standards – Development of high performing cultivars, Production of world class seed, Generating IP and Making India an export Hub. Participating at a session on ‘Sustainable Crop Improvement’, Mr. Prashant Belgamvar, Business Director (South Asia), Advanta India Ltd. shared the initiatives taken by his company towards sustainable agriculture.   

Discussing the contemporary scenario of the agriculture industry, Dr. B. M. Khadi, Former Director, University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Dharwad focused on the role played by the GM crops in Food and Nutrition security. The session was chaired by Dr. K.K. Narayanan, Director, ATPBR.

The post-lunch session on ‘Modern Technology & Biotic Resistance (GMO & Non-GMO)’ was chaired by Prof. Tapan Adhya, Professor Emeritus, KIIT School of Biotechnology (KSBT) and co-chaired by Dr. K. K. Jena. Explaining the necessity to improve upon the genetic resistance potential of elite Indica rice varieties, Dr. Jena shared research findings of the experiments he performed on the exotic genes from Oryza species conferring broad-spectrum disease and insect resistance of rice.

Dr. Meera K. Kar, Principal Scientist, ICAR-NRRI, Cuttack highlighted the fusion of genomics and conventional breeding strategies towards breaking yield potential barrier of Indica rice. Dr. Raj Kumar Joshi from Rama Devi University described the up and coming CRISPR-Cas9 technology and the challenges involved in genome editing in plants. His talk revolved around the concept of targeted mutations in the CaERF28 gene conferring anthracnose resistance. Dr. Radhamani Anandalakshmi, Vice President (Research), I&B Seeds Pvt. Ltd. spoke about resistance breeding in vegetables – Modern technology to the aid of Non-GM crops.

The last session of the day – Sustainable Farming – Agronomy Interventions – was chaired by Dr. Arun Pandey, Advanta India Pvt. Ltd. and co-chaired by Mr. V. Ravichandran (Progressive Farmer). Dr. C. L. Gowda, Fmr. Dy. DG, ICRISAT and Co-Founder, GRSV Consulting Services; Dr. Binay Kumar Chowdhury, Chairman, Control Union Inspection and Certification India Pvt. Ltd.; Mr. Shekhar Bhadsavle, Founder and Managing Trustee, Saguna Rice Technique & Saguna Rural Foundation; and Mr. R. S. Hiremath were the eminent speakers in this session.

Mr. Bhadsavle presented an enlightening talk on realigning Indian agriculture through the regenerative farming method of Saguna Rice Technique (SRT). Mr. Chowdhury stressed the role of sustainable certification standards in sustainable farming. He mentioned that sustainability standards are concerned with three key areas – social impact, environmental impact and food footprint. Dr. Gowda gave a detailed analysis of the origins of agriculture. His talk was centered on the various underpinnings of organic farming with an emphasis on approaching the current challenges in the field of agriculture with a balanced approach. Mr. Hiremath explained how the step conversion process helps in overcoming bell curves of pricing by use of dehydration to increase the shelf life of products.

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National Conference on ‘Realigning Indian Agriculture for Sustainable Future’ Inaugurated at KIIT https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/conference/national-conference-on-realigning-indian-agriculture-for-sustainable-future-inaugurated-at-kiit/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/conference/national-conference-on-realigning-indian-agriculture-for-sustainable-future-inaugurated-at-kiit/#respond Fri, 11 Mar 2022 09:20:06 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=38044

The 3rd National Conference on ‘Realigning Indian Agriculture for a Sustainable Future’ was inaugurated on 10th March 2022 in the presence of Dr. Gargi Dey (KSBT); Dr. Mrutyunjay Suar, Director, KIIT-TBI; Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, DG-ICAR; Dr. K. K. Narayanan, Director ATPBR; Dr. Suren Tikoo, Independent Director, ATPBR; Dr. P. K. Agrawal, Vice-Chancellor, OUAT; Prof. Aparajita Chowdhury, Vice-Chancellor, […]

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The 3rd National Conference on ‘Realigning Indian Agriculture for a Sustainable Future’ was inaugurated on 10th March 2022 in the presence of Dr. Gargi Dey (KSBT); Dr. Mrutyunjay Suar, Director, KIIT-TBI; Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, DG-ICAR; Dr. K. K. Narayanan, Director ATPBR; Dr. Suren Tikoo, Independent Director, ATPBR; Dr. P. K. Agrawal, Vice-Chancellor, OUAT; Prof. Aparajita Chowdhury, Vice-Chancellor, Rama Devi Women’s University; and Dr. Gopal Chowdhury (KSBT). The Conference has been organized by School of Biotechnology, KIIT-DU and Foundation for Advanced Training in Plant Breeding (ATPBR) in association with Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) and Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology (OUAT).

In his inaugural address, Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra stated that sustainable agriculture has helped decrease carbon footprints, chemical footprints and water footprints. Rural engagement and agricultural engagement have contributed to reducing rural poverty, he added. Addressing the participants virtually on modernizing agriculture and food systems, Dr. Jackie Hughes, DG-ICRISAT laid emphasis on improving supply chains, uberization of farm equipment, rapid advancement of generation and building research partnerships.

Delivering the keynote address, Dr. P. K. Agrawal explained the 5F’s of agriculture, while mentioning that the biggest concern of the agricultural sector is decreasing the input cost and making a profit. Prof. Aparajita Chowdhury stated that resource conservation-based agriculture is the need of the hour for a sustainable future. Highlighting the enterprising aspects of the agricultural sector, Dr. Mrutyunjay Suar mentioned that right strategies and coordination is the key for sustainable agriculture. He thanked ATPBR for giving KIIT the opportunity to host this important conference.

Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Dr. P. K. Agrawal and Prof. Aparajita Chowdhury were felicitated on the occasion. Dr. K. K. Narayanan, Dr. Suren Tikoo and Dr. Gopal Chowdhury also spoke. The first day of the conference also featured an exciting round of inter-university Agri Quiz, which was won by the OUAT Team. An enchanting cultural programme was performed by the students of KSBT.

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The 34th Conference of Anatomical Society of India, Odisha State Chapter was organized by the Department of Anatomy, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Bhubaneswar on 26th & 27th February 2022. The topic of the CME-cum-Conference was ‘Present Scenario of Whole-Body Donation & Embalming Center in Odisha’. The meet was inaugurated by Prof. C.B.K. Mohanty, Pro Vice-Chancellor, KIMS […]

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The 34th Conference of Anatomical Society of India, Odisha State Chapter was organized by the Department of Anatomy, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Bhubaneswar on 26th & 27th February 2022. The topic of the CME-cum-Conference was ‘Present Scenario of Whole-Body Donation & Embalming Center in Odisha’. The meet was inaugurated by Prof. C.B.K. Mohanty, Pro Vice-Chancellor, KIMS in the presence of Mr. Sudhir Pujari, Utsarga, Sambalpur; Prof. Ambika Prasad Mohanty, Principal, KIMS & Chairman, Reception Committee; Prof. S. N. Shamal, HOD Anatomy, KIMS & Chairman, Organizing Committee and other dignitaries.

Prof. B. K. Dutta, CME Coordinator, in his keynote address, explained the facts and reality of whole body donations, Anatomy Act and present status of embalming center in SCB Medical College, Cuttack. The session was presided by Prof. Madhusmita Panda, President, ASI, Odisha State Chapter. Prof. S. N. Shamal chaired the Academic Session.

About 20 members and delegates were physically present on the occasion along with 25 delegates via online mode from various institutes of Odisha and abroad.  Prof. Srijit Das, Clinical Anatomy, Sultan Quaboos University, Oman connected online as the Guest of Honor.

Mr. Sudhir Pujari expressed his views related to the practical difficulties faced during execution of body donation after death of the donor. Mr. Pujari is associated with blood, whole body donation and organ donation for about the last two decades. Prof. Srijit Das shared his views on the embalming centre in AIIMS, New Delhi and other medical institutes of India and abroad. Prof. P. K. Chinara, Fmr. Dean, SCB Medical College, Cuttack & HOD, Anatomy lamented the lack of proper and clear-cut guidelines for unclaimed dead bodies to be transported and utilized for medical education by the administration affecting the smooth utilization of resources. In his concluding remarks at the first day session, Prof. S. N. Shamal explained the functioning of embalming centres across various states in India. The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Shweta Solan, Associate Professor-Anatomy, KIMS.

The inaugural session of the second day of the conference was presided by Prof. Madhusmita Panda, President ASI Odisha Chapter. Maj. Gen. Prof. P. K. Pattnaik, D.G., KIMS; Prof. Lalatendu Swain, Jagannath MC, Puri & Hon. Secretary, ASI; Prof. P. K. Chinara, Chairman, Scientific Committee; Prof. S. N. Shamal; and Prof. V. P. Acharya graced the occasion.

The scientific session of the conference, chaired by Prof. P. K. Chinara and Prof. Minati Patrra, followed the General Body Meeting. As many as 15 scientific papers were presented online and offline by delegates from various medical colleges of Odisha. Dr. Sweta Solan, Asso. Professor proposed the vote of thanks.

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