Founder of KISS, Achyuta Samanta and the Principal Secretary, Welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minorities of Delhi signed the MoU today in the presence of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, and other Ministers and members of KISS.
The founder of KISS, Achyuta Samanta, said the school would provide holistic quality education at par with any good public school. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said the opening of residential school was another step in the direction of bringing orphans, SC, OBC and minority students at par with children belonging to the affluent class.
The school will come up at Isapur in Delhi and impart education to 1,200 students. It will have classes from I to XII. While the age of admission to Class 1 will be six years, the admissions would be in accordance with the EWS specifications on annual family income.
The Delhi Government will bear the cost Rs.5,000 per month per child for five years after which KISS will take care of all the expenses. The Society will operate, maintain and manage the school for a period of 15 years on a no-profit, no-loss basis as per the terms and conditions mentioned in the memorandum of understanding.
It may be noted that the KISS in Bhubaneswar with 16,500 tribal students is considered the world's biggest residential tribal institute providing accommodation, food, healthcare and education from KG to PG, vocational training and all basic amenities of life free of cost with a job assurance after completion of the education.