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First Honorary Doctorate from a University in Odisha for Prof. Samanta.

Renowned educationist and founder of KISS and KIIT, Prof. Achyuta Samanta was conferred with yet another honorary doctorate. He got the honorary doctorate from Berhampur University for his outstanding contribution in the field of education. [caption id="attachment_2187" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Dr. Achyuta Samanta receiving the Honorary D.Sc. Award from Berhampur University[/caption] Dr. Samanta was conferred with the doctorate by Odisha Governor Dr. SC Jamir on the occasion of the 22 Convocation ceremony of the University. This is the first Honorary Doctorate for the KISS and KIIT founder from his own state. He has so far received honorary doctorate from more than 35 universities of national and international repute for his contribution in the field of education, art, culture and social services. As many as 125 students got their PhDs while five got…

Prof. Samanta delivers Foundation Day Lecture at CSIR-IMTech

Prof. Samanta delivers Foundation Day Lecture at CSIR-IMTech
Prof. Achyuta Samanta delivered Foundation Day Lecture on "Social Innovation and Sustainable Development: KISS as a role model" at CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh on 24 January 2018. CSIR- IMTech is a premier research institute in the frontline areas of biology and biotechnology of microorganisms with state of the art facilities. Prof. Achyuta Samanta talked about Social Innovation and Sustainable Development at Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, Bhubaneswar. He said,"KISS is an example of the success of Social Innovation as it provides an effective, efficient and sustainable solution to a social problem."He further added, “KISS is a role model of Social innovation because it seeks to provide holistic free education as the solution to eradicate poverty which is the root cause of all sufferings. It addresses poverty by making children educated…

Prof. Samanta wins Kautilya Award

Prof. Samanta wins Kautilya Award
Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences has been conferred with first ever Kautilya Award by Indian Economic Association (IEA) on occasion of its centenary year celebration. This prestigious award was given at the 100th Annual conference of the Indian Economic Association organized in Acharya Nagarjun University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. Kautilya award recognizes the spectacular financial model of KIIT and KISS and Prof. Samanta's efforts to make it reach the present position with just Rs. 5000 as the seed money way back in 1992-93. The award was given by Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner 2006. As Prof. Achyuta Samanta was occupied with Indian Science Congress meetings in Kolkata, it was received by  a representative on his behalf. "The recognition…
Shri Kadiyam Shihari
Prof. Achyuta Samanta is a Mahatma to all of you. He is giving you the education as well as the bright future. Hailing from rural area, after going through a series of indescribable hurdles and after establishing KIIT, he thought of doing something for the tribal students of Odisha and finally the result is the establishment of KISS.
Shri Kadiyam Shihari, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana

His Holiness The Dalai Lama Receives 10th KISS Humanitarian Award

His Holiness The Dalai Lama Receives 10th KISS Humanitarian Award
Tibetan spiritual leader and Nobel Laureate His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama has been honored with 10th ‘KISS Humanitarian Award’ at a special function held at the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS),Bhubaneswar  on November 21, 2017. Smt. Saswati Bal, President, KIIT & KISS and Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder presented the award before an audience of 27,000 indigenous students of the institute and a host of dignitaries. 'Let the 21st century be the century of compassion and peace'-The Dalai Lama  The award citation recognized his “concern for the oppressed human beings from all over the world in need of compassion”. He is a beacon of hope, aspiration and inspiration for the millions of people across the world, it mentioned, while noting his struggles and sacrifices for the people and universal compassion. [gallery link="file" size="large" ids="1742,1743,1745,1744,1746,1748,1750,1749,1751,1753,1752,1754"] In his acceptance…

Prof. Achyuta Samanta Conferred National Award For Child Welfare

Prof. Achyuta Samanta Conferred National Award For Child Welfare
Dr. Achyuta Samanta, founder of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) received the National Award for Child Welfare-2017 on occasion of Children’s Day here on Tuesday. President of India Ram Nath Kovind gave away the award to Dr. Samanta for his outstanding performance in the field of tribal child development and welfare. Notably, KISS is a fully free, fully residential home for 27000 poorest of the poor indigenous children who are provided holistic education from Kindergarten to Post Graduation along with lodging, boarding, health care facilities besides vocational, life skill empowerment. Apart from Dr. Samanta, the two other great personalities who were conferred with the award are Mahesh Jadhav and Anand Kumar. The President of India also gave the National Child Awards-2017 in the presence…
Shri Prakash Javadekar
Achyuta Samanta's dedication and commitment for transforming the children to become worth citizen of the mother land are laudable. His selfless efforts in establishing and running the largest residential tribal institute have been recognised as a model to eradicate poverty and hunger through education alone.
Shri Prakash Javadekar Hon'ble Minister of HRD, Govt. of India