Reader’s Digest Features Achyuta Samanta on Cover Page

Reader’s Digest Features Achyuta Samanta on Cover Page
Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS has been featured on the cover page of Reader's Digest magazine on its February 2013 issue. It is a matter of pride for everyone like him who works silently trying to create an equitable world free from hunger and ignorance despite being born poor braving all odds. It is a rare history of Reader's Digest to project an individual’s life style in 8 pages. In past, many world class publications like 'Time', 'South China Morning Post', 'Times of India',  'Outlook',  'India Today', and many others have brought out feature stories on him and his works. While all these reputed publications, being newspapers or news magazines, projected his efforts objectively; Reader’s Digest, the world's most loved magazine published in 20 languages from 50 countries with…

Achyuta Samanta Made Hony Member of AITAA

Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS has recently been nominated as a member of National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), a statutory body of Govt. of India. A notification to this effect has been published in The Gazette of India, No. 976, dated May 1, 2013. Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India has nominated Samanta to NCTE in recognition of his commendable contribution in the field of mass education. He has become the first Odia to become a member of this body. Dr. Samanta will officiate in this capacity for a tenure of three years and be involved in framing policy on various matters in NCTE. NCTE, the apex body for policy making in the area of school education, has secretary-level officials of Govt. of India and…

Bhagwan Mahaveer Award conferred on KISS Founder

The 15th Bhagwan Mahaveer Award was conferred on Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KISS on 10th October 2012. He received the award from Dr. K. Rosaiah, His Excellency the Governor of Tamil Nadu at a glittering ceremony held at Chinmaya Heritage Centre, Chennai in the presence of more than one thousand delegates. This prestigious National award has been instituted by Bhagawan Mahaveer Foundation.

Honorary Doctorate for Dr. Samanta by National Formosa University, Taiwan

The National Formosa University, considered to be one of the best public universities of Taiwan, has conferred the Degree of Doctorate (Honoris Causa) on Achyuta Samanta at its annual convocation ceremony on 9th June 2012. The University awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctorate to Samanta in recognition to his outstanding contribution towards the society and for his initiative to educate the underprivileged tribal children.

Qimpro Platinum Standard 2011 Award for KIIT & KISS Founder

Qimpro Foundation, Mumbai conferred prestigious Qimpro Platinum Standard 2011 Award for Education to Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS at a glittering award ceremony held in Mumbai on 1st February 2012. The Award was conferred on him for his exemplary contribution in the field of education and social service. "Dr. Samanta is a unique combination of educationist, philanthropist, and social entrepreneur. His mission is to create a level playing field for the most underprivileged tribals living beyond the borders of urban and rural civilization in India. He is often referred to as the Madan Mohan Malaviya of Odisha", the citation notes. The award is given every year in three categories - Education, Business and Health - for promising work at national level. This year, Mr. Adi Godrej, noted industrialist…

Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS, inducted as member of a high-level committee on higher education, constituted by the .Planning Commission of India.

Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS has been inducted as Member of a 12-member high level committee on higher education, constituted by the Planning Commission of India. As per an order of the Planning Commission of India, Committee on Corporate Sector Participation on Higher Education, chaired by Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy, would work for formulation of the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-17) for higher education. It would examine and provide recommendations on the potential and modalities for corporate sector participation in higher education in support of development of national education and innovation hubs and the Institutions of National Importance (INIs) / Centres of Excellence. The committee would also suggest models for industry-institute interaction to act as catalysts of innovation and sustainable and inclusive economic and regional development. Samanta…

Dr. Achyuta Samanta elected Executive Council (EC) Member for ISCA

Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS has been elected as a Member of Executive Council (EC) for the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA). In the recently concluded election for the EC, Dr. Samanta secured highest no. of vote to become the first odia to be included in the Executive Council of ISCA. In the highest body ISCA only 10 members are elected from all over the country to take important decisions on various activities relating to Science and Technology in the country. It is indeed another feather to Dr. Samanta's cap since he has been a member of UGC, AICTE etc. With his inclusion Dr. Samanta is bound to provide a new direction in the field of science education in the country. Since the ISCA will be organized in…

Dainik Bhaskar India Pride Award 2011 for Dr. Samanta

Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS was honoured with the ‘Dainik Bhaskar India Pride Award – 2011’ for being a Change Agent in the field of Social Development and Equity at a glittering function held in New Delhi on 21st October 2011 attended by Shri Jairam Ramesh, Hon'ble Union Minister of Rural Development and Drinking Water & Sanitation and Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Hon'ble Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Govt. of India. The eight-member jury headed by Hon’ble Shri Justice J. S. Verma, former Chief Justice of India unanimously zeroed on Dr. Samanta for the award instituted by the leading media house of India - the Dainik Bhaskar Group.