Gandhi Seva Medal Conferred on Dr. Samanta

Gandhi Seva Medal, a prestigious award, has been conferred on Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS. The award was presented to Dr. Samanta in the presence of Shri Tara Chand, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of J & K, Smt. Meira Kumari, Hon’ble Speaker of Lok Sabha and many believers of Gandhian principle on the 19th June 2010.

Samanta Made a Member of Central Forest Right Committee

In yet another important committee formed by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) in association with the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KISS & KIIT has been made the only member from the state of Odisha. The Ministry of Environment and Forest notification dated the 11th April 2010, while informing the reconstitution of all important 19 member committee, clearly states that the committee shall study in details the implementation of Forest Rights Act-2006 including the factors aiding and impeding its implementation and recommend necessary policy change in the future management of the forestry sector, besides other issues like identifying opportunity for the tribals, programmes for Forest Rights by stakeholders, etc. Samanta will hold the office for a tenure of three years initially.

‘Young EDGE-2010’ Award for Dr. Samanta

The prestigious ‘Young EDGE Award’ for the year 2010 has been conferred on Dr. A. Samanta. He received the award at a glittering ceremony organized at India Habitat Center, New Delhi on 4th March 2010 from Shri Kapil Sibal, Hon’ble Union Minister for HRD, in the presence of distinguished academicians, education policy makers, planners and national and international jury members of the EDGE forum.

Dr. Samanta Short-listed for Prestigious National & International Awards

In yet another time, the humility of Dr. Achyuta Samanta has been recognized both at National and International forums. His dream for an equitable world through the creation of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has been shortlisted for the coveted 'India Business Award 2009' for Corporate Social Responsibility. Dr. Samanta is locking horns with two giants of Indian corporate sector - Tata Steel, the flagship of the Tata Group, and the Hindustan Unilever Ltd - for the Award scheduled to be announced on September 17 in Mumbai at a gala function to be covered live worldwide through CNBC.

KIIT Founder Nominated as Member of IAUP

Dr. A. Samanta has been nominated as a member of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) in the capacity of the Founder of KIIT. The nomination is for a term of three years, as per the certificate of membership issued by IAUP, which is an Association of University Chief Executives from higher education institutions around the world. Dr. Samanta is the first person from Odisha to be nominated as a member.