Dr. Achyuta Samanta

Founder
KIIT - A Group of Professional Institutes & KIIT University.
KISS - A Home for 22,500 Tribal Children (KG to PG)

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Awards


D.Litt


Presented By
Chosun University
South Korea


Presented By
Education World

Kumara Shri 2013 Samman


Presented By
'YOUTH', a socio-cultural organisation

The Highest Prize of
Czech University of Life Sciences (CULS) - A Sculpture of Honour of the Goddess of Harvest OPS


Presented By
CULS, Prague, Czech Republic

Utkalshree Award 2012



Presented By
Utkal Kala Sahitya Parishad

Degree of Doctorate
(Honoris Causa)


Presented By
National Formosa University, Taiwan

Qimpro Platinum Standard 2011 Award


Presented By
Qimpro Foundation, Mumbai

Jawaharlal Nehru Award 2012

Presented By
Dr. Manmohan Singh
Hon'ble Prime Minister of India
(at 99th Indian Science Congress 2012)

Dainik Bhaskar India Pride Award 2011

Presented By
Dainik Bhaskar and DNA

Degree of Doctorate
(Honoris Causa)


Presented By
Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati

Godfrey Phillips Bravery Award for Social Bravery 2011
(A National-Level Award)

Presented By
Godfrey Phillips India
Modi Group
Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore Samman
(2011)

Presented on the occasion of
150th Birth Anniversary of Poet & Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore

Rajdhani Gaurav Samman
(2011)

Presented on the occasion of
63rd Foundation Day of Bhubaneswar, the capitial city of Odisha
National Young EDGE Award
for outstanding contribution in Education
(2010)

Presented By
Emerging Direction in Global Education (EDGE) Forum

Asia’s Best Social Entrepreneur Award
(2010)

Presented By
World HRD Congress
Gandhi Seva Medal
in recognition of Philanthropic and Charitable works for the downtrodden
(2009)

Presented By
Gandhi Global Family

Swami Vivekananda National Award

(2010)

Presented By
Department of Youth Services and Sports, Govt. of Karnataka

Degree of Doctorate

(2009)

Presented By
National University of Cambodia

Priya Odiya Samman
(Most Endeared Personality in Odisha)
(2009)

Presented By
National TV Channel

 


Icon of Orissa

(2011)

Presented By
The Times of India

 

Humanitarian Award
(2011)

Presented By
Mahatma Gandhi Remembrance Organization, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

 

Honorary Ph.D and D.Sc
(2002 & 2005)

Presented By
OIU, Colombo

Dr. Samanta withstood the vagaries of circumstances to rise tall, not by material richness but by ethical values of life. Setting up KIIT-a world class university all by himself with less than Rs. 5000 in his pocket is now history. He dreamed of a world where poverty would not stand as a hindrance to one's education. In his effort's he created a slice of heaven on earth, christened it as Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), for twenty two thousand five hundred neglected and underprivileged tribal children living beyond our 'civilised' world.

Member of several National & International Bodies

Member National Bodies

Commission Member - University Grants Commission (UGC), Ministry of HRD, Government of India. (2008-11 & 2011-14) (2nd Consecutive term)
Member, National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India
Member, Coir Board, Government of India, Kochi
Member, National Executive Council, Indian Society for Technical Education.
ISCA Member, Executive Committee,
Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)
a National Secretary, Gandhi Global Family (GGF).
Former Member, Executive Committee, All India Council for Technical Education, (AICTE), Ministry of HRD, Government of India. (First Odia to become member of the above bodies)
Member, Academic Council of Assam Central University, Silchar (President of India Nominee)
a Member, Academic Council, Central University, Odisha (Nominee of the MHRD, Govt. of  India)
Member, Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Govt. of India (Committee on ‘Round Table’ on Disadvantaged Section, Women and SC/ST for expansion of educational opportunities).
hlche Former Member, High-level committee on Higher Education, constituted by Planning Commission, Government of India
Former Member, Ministry of Environment & Forest and Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India (Committee on Forest Right Act)
Former Member, General Body, Centre for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART), Govt. of India.
a Former Member, Executive Committee, Indian Red Cross Society, Odisha State Branch (Nominee of the Governor of Odisha).
Former Vice-President, Bharat Scouts & Guides, Odisha State.

Member International Bodies

International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), U.S.A.
International Institute of Education (IIE), New York.
Association of University of Asia Pacific (AUAP).
University Mobility in  Asia & the Pacific (UMAP), Bangkok (Thailand).
Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH).
a United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)
a Board Member - Asia Economic Forum (AEF)

Highlights

Speeches

Dr. Samanta Addresses Global CEO Summit in New York. Read
Address by Dr. Samanta at felicitation ceremony of legal luminaries by Odisha Civil Society. Read
Address of Dr. Samanta at the inaugural ceremony of Intl Seminar on Celebration of 150 years of Indian Penal Code. Read
Convocation Address of Dr. Achyuta Samanta at Pokhara University, Nepal. Read
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