Giving Education

GIVING EDUCATION TO THE
DEPRIVED IS LIKE GIVING
SIGHT TO THE BLIND


A humble start up with just 125 tribal students in 1993,
Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences  has today grown
into the largest free residential institute for indigenous children.
Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences

KALINGA INSTITUTE
OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

A home of 25000 tribal children


I had never thought that KISS would grow to this level. It was possible
because of our continuous effort and commitment to the cause.
If a tribal student represents India in the Olympics and others join IITs, IIMs, and NITs
for higher studies, what better could have they asked for?
First i struggled

EDUCATION
ERADICATES
POVERTY


I struggled for food for the first 25 years of my
life and now, my struggle is to provide food to
millions of underprivileged children.


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Ms. Ashley Judd
KISS is the modern wonder of the world. It is transforming poverty through education and nutrition.
Ms. Ashley Judd Hollywood Actor, Activist & Global Goodwill Ambassador, UNFPA
Dr. Habil Khorakiwala
My admiration for KISS has increased. It never ceases to amaze me. Vision, dedication, and passion in creating an institute with 25,000 children must be applauded. KISS is an oasis in Odisha. It reflects the vision of Dr. Achyuta Samanta.
Dr. Habil Khorakiwala Chairman, Wockhardt Group
Shri Giriraj Singh, Union Minister of State, MSME
I have not done one percent of work, what has been done by Dr. Achyuta Samanta. In our country there are many millionaires and billionaires, but I have not seen any one of them do such kind of work.
Shri Giriraj Singh Union Minister of State, MSME

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BIOGRAPHY

Prof. Samanta converted his childhood hardship into his strength to rise tall, not by wealth but by ethical values of life. Envisioning a world where poverty would not stand as a hurdle to one’s education, he single-handedly founded Kalinga Institute of Social Science (KISS), the world’s largest free residential tribal institute, and KIIT, a world class university, with only Rs. 5000 in his pocket. He plans to educate millions of neglected and underprivileged children through KISS, which is now recognised as a model of social transformation through holistic education.

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PERSONAL INFO
Born: 20th January 1964
Nationality: Indian
Education: (Ph.D.) Social Science
Gusi Laureate – 2014

GENERAL PRESIDENT OF:
Indian Science Congress Association

FOUNDER OF:
Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS)
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT University)

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