Honorary Doctorate for KIIT & KISS Founder

In recognition to Founder of KIIT & KISS, Dr. A. Samanta's contribution in the fields of education and social service, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati, a centre of excellence for Traditional Sastras, conferred Degree of Doctorate (Honoris Causa) on him at its 14th Annual Convocation Ceremony held on 18th October 2011.

Global Family Celebrates Gandhi Jayanti at KISS .Statue of Mahatma Gandhi Unveiled

A statue of the Father of the Nation was unveiled at Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) by Gandhi Global Family (GGF) on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. Eminent Gandhian social workers participated in the programme and threw light upon Mahatma Gandhi's ideals. Addressing 15,000 tribal boys and girls of KISS, they said that KISS has been able to fulfil Gandhiji's dreams. Reaching benefits of literacy and education to deprived sections of the society was Gandhiji's dream, and KISS has been able to fulfill this dream today, the guests remarked. They advised students to follow the path shown by Mahatma Gandhi.

Godfrey Phillips Bravery Award (Social Bravery) for KIIT & KISS Founder

Prestigious Godfrey Phillips Bravery Award has been conferred on Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS on 21st September 2011. Dr. Samanta was selected for the award in 'Social Bravery' category. Citation of the award appreciated his valuable contribution in the field of tribal empowerment through Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), where 15,000 tribal students are getting education from KG to PG, vocational training, accommodation, food and all basic amenities of life free of cost, with job guarantee after completion of education.

“Rathayatra 2011” celebrated at Shrivani Khetra, KISS.

The world famous auspicious occasion of Rath Yatra was celebrated at Shrivani khetra of KISS on 3rd July 2011 amid religious fervor and gaiety. More than 30 thousand devotees participated in pulling the three decorated chariots of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra being carried on three colourful wooden chariots, festooned with flowers, appliqué and mural paintings.

Second Term for Dr. Achyuta Samanta in National Coir Board

Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT Group of Institutions & KISS has been renominated as the Member of National Coir Board for a term of three years. He will continue till June, 2014 as member of Coir Board. Being the first Odia in the National Coir Board, Achyuta Samanta's appointment has been hailed by intellectuals throughout the state. Dr. Samanta was first appointed National Coir Board in 2008. Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India re-nominated him before the end of his term in June 2011. It is a significant achievement for Samanta as well as the state of Odisha as a whole.

Achyuta Samanta Nominated as Member of Asia Economic Forum

Achyuta Samanta, Founder of KIIT & KISS has been nominated as a Member of Asia Economic Forum (AEF), an independent think tank that acts as a forum for promoting policy dialogue on major issues facing Asia at present and aims at bringing together important policy makers in various fields. It is for the first time that an Indian and an Odiya has been selected as a Member of AEF. Samanta's social commitments through KISS- the largest free residential institute for 12,000 poorest of the poor tribal children-weighed in favour of him getting selected for becoming a Member of AEF, which has set its goal to promote sustainable development that includes human development, economic progress and environmental sustainability in Asia at the time of increasing globalization and growing regionalization in the…

Second Term for Dr. Achyuta Samanta in National Coir Board

Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT Group of Institutions & KISS has been renominated as the Member of National Coir Board for a term of three years. He will continue till June, 2014 as member of Coir Board. Being the first Odia in the National Coir Board, Achyuta Samanta's appointment has been hailed by intellectuals throughout the state. Dr. Samanta was first appointed National Coir Board in 2008. Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India re-nominated him before the end of his term in June 2011. It is a significant achievement for Samanta as well as the state of Odisha as a whole.

Rajdhani Gaurav Samman 2011 Conferred on Dr. A. Samanta

Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS has been re-appointed as a Commission Member of the University Grants Commission (UGC) for a term of three years. Being the first Odia in the Commission of the UGC, Achyuta Samanta's appointment has been hailed by academicians throughout the state.

The Times of India ICON of Odisha-2011 conferred on Dr. Samanta

The Times of India Odisha Icon 2011 Awards was conferred on 16 eminent odia personalities at a glittering function held in Bhubaneswar. Each category had a popular choice and a jury's choice awards. Cine Artist Jharana Das was the Guest of Honour. The recipients were Anubhav Mohanty,  Baladev Maharatha (art and culture); Harihar Das, Binash Kumar & Group (live Entertainment); Charchit Mishra, Subhrakant Panda (family business); Kiran Manisha Mahanty, Pratima Puhan & Pramila Prava Minz (sports); Achyuta Samanta (social service); Navin Kandol, Ayaskanta Mohanty (entrepreneur); Rakshyaka Nayak and Akshaya Behere (Literature) and Dr. Bidyut Dash, Ramesh Swain (professionals). The award was supported by NM Group Institutions Assotech, MBC TV, Red FM, Samaya, Mindfire Solutions and OEU.

Second Term for Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS in UGC

Achyuta Samanta, Founder of KIIT & KISS has been nominated as a Member of Asia Economic Forum (AEF), an independent think tank that acts as a forum for promoting policy dialogue on major issues facing Asia at present and aims at bringing together important policy makers in various fields. It is for the first time that an Indian and an Odiya has been selected as a Member of AEF. Samanta's social commitments through KISS- the largest free residential institute for 12,000 poorest of the poor tribal children-weighed in favour of him getting selected for becoming a Member of AEF, which has set its goal to promote sustainable development that includes human development, economic progress and environmental sustainability in Asia at the time of increasing globalization and growing regionalization in the…