Dibrugarh University (DU) of Assam conferred D.Litt. Honoris Causa on eminent educationist and social activist Prof. Achyuta Samanta of Odisha at a special convocation held on 22nd March 2017. The honour was to be given at the 16th convocation ceremony of the University on 10th March, but Prof. Samanta could not join the ceremony due to unavoidable circumstances. The Vice Chancellor of the University Dr. Alak Kumar Buragohain conferred the honour on him in the presence of the Registrar, Deans, Directors, students and other dignitaries.
Expanding its global footprint, KIIT inked memorandums of understanding with four prominent institutions of China. The agreements were signed during the visit of Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS to China on March 17 - 18, 2017.
Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS attended the Global Roundtable on Inclusive Innovations (GRII), held as a part of week-long 'Festival of Innovation' at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on March 5, 2017. The Roundtable was participated by top innovation leaders of the world, including Nobel Laureates.
Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS delivered Motilal Oswal Foundation Day Lecture at Motilal Tower in Mumbai on March 20, 2017. Many eminent speakers have addressed this forum in the past, including Aamir Khan who spoke last month. He also signed an MOU with Motilal Oswal Securities who promised financial support to the tune of Rs. 15 Crores for setting up a branch of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) in Balangir district of Odisha.
North Ossetian State University of Russia conferred Honorary Doctorate Degree on Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS He was given the highest honour of this university for his outstanding contribution towards education and development of underprivileged sections.
Shri C. Vidya Sagar Rao, His Excellency the Governor of Maharashtra handed over the iconic ‘Vigyan Jyoti’ to noted educationist, social entrepreneur and Founder of KIIT & KISS, Prof. Achyuta Samanta in the presence of Shri Y. S. Chowdhary, Hon’ble Minister of State for Science and Technology, Govt. of India and other dignitaries at the valedictory ceremony of 104th Indian Science Congress held at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, on January 7, 2017. With this, Prof. Samanta officially assumed the office of the General President of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) for the year 2017 – 18.
Metropolitan University Prague has conferred the Honorary Doctorate Degree on Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS on October 15, 2016. Dr. Samanta was conferred the honour at the Graduation Ceremony of the University for integrating quality education with human values and social service.
Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has been awarded the Guide Star India Champion Level-Platinum Certification by Guide Star India for NGO Transparency (Financial Transparency) on September 27, 2016.
National Institution for Quality & Reliability (NIQR) conferred NIQR – Bajaj Auto Outstanding Quality Man Award 2016 on Founder of KIIT & Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Dr. Achyuta Samanta at its biennial National Convention in Chennai on June 11, 2016.