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Holistic Tribal Education: A Case Study of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences in Odisha, India

Education is both an indicator and an instrument of development, and its attainment is a major factor behind the accumulation of human capital. Literacy is a useful indicator of the relative development of a society. The Constitution is unequivocally committed to bring about social justice and equality of all citizens as well as to the responsibility of the state to preserve, protect and assure the rights of the marginalised groups and minorities. The importance of non-government actors lately has assumed center stage in realising the educational rights of vulnerable groups like the tribals. The paper analyses the role, pattern and impact of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) in imparting elementary, secondary, higher and professional education free of cost. The aspects of vocational training, professional education, multi-lingual education, language barrier and culture components are also dealt with while analysing the model of education the organisation provides. The paper also delves into the innovation in education for imparting holistic education to the tribal children and youth