Dr. Achyuta Samanta

KIIT - A Group of Professional Institutes & KIIT University.
KISS - A Home for 25,000 Tribal Children (KG to PG)

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Successful Entrepreneur Award 2015

Presented by
Economic Times Entrepreneurship Summit 2015
on 26th February 2015

Hall of Fame Award

Presented by
World CSR Congress

Dr. Pinnamaneni and Seethadevi
Foundation Award 2014

Presented by
Dr. Pinnamaneni and Seethadevi

on 16th December 2014

CSI Fellowship Award

Presented by
Computer Society of India
at Hyderabad
on 13th December 2014

Gold Medal 2014

Presented by
International Association of Knowledge
at Znanie, Moscow
on 8th December 2014

GUSI Peace Prize
International 2014

Presented at
Manila, Philippines
on 26th November 2014


Presented By
Chosun University
South Korea


Presented By
Daffodil International University, Dhaka

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

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

Rajdhani Gaurav Samman

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

Presented By
Emerging Direction in Global Education (EDGE) Forum

Asia’s Best Social Entrepreneur Award

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

Presented By
Gandhi Global Family

Swami Vivekananda National Award


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

Degree of Doctorate


Presented By
National University of Cambodia

Priya Odiya Samman
(Most Endeared Personality in Odisha)

Presented By
National TV Channel


Icon of Orissa


Presented By
The Times of India


Humanitarian Award

Presented By
Mahatma Gandhi Remembrance Organization, Johannesburg, South Africa



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

Presented By
OIU, Colombo

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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 five thousand 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)
Board Member of International Centre of Films for Children and Young People (CIFEJ)



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