Bhubaneswar, July 26 (LocalWire): The Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) has now decided to provide free education to the kids of Coronavirus deceased as a hand holding support to them.
The announcement was made by the university after the KIIT Founder Achyuta Samanta proposed the idea on humanitarian grounds.
The children of such families can now apply for technical and other degrees given by the deemed university.
“Sons and daughters of the Coronavirus deceased, 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,” the university said in a statement.
It also added, “This facility will be available for two academic years, 2020-21 and 2021-22 only,”
The KIIT authorities also said that preference will be given to the children of Coronavirus deceased hailing from BPL (Below Poverty Line), SC, ST and SCBC categories.
The university said that KIIT is the only university in India and abroad to extend such humanitarian gesture to the families of the Coronavirus deceased.