About Achyuta Samanta

Educationist, humanitarian and a statesman

KISS Foundation Achyuta Samanta

Prof. Achyuta Samanta is an educationist, humanitarian and a statesman. He grew up in Kalarabanka, Odisha amidst severe poverty with seven siblings and a widow mother. He managed to complete his Masters, struggling and braving the hardships from the age of four when he lost his father in a train accident.

He founded a polytechnic institution while he was working as a Chemistry Lecturer in 1992 with $500, iron will and strong passion. The small industry training institution grew into a University in 2004, known by its acronym, KIIT, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology. In the same year, he also founded Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) for providing education to the indigenous boys and girls, free of cost.

“Positivity is the best way to sustainable success”

KISS Foundation Achyuta Samanta
KISS Foundation Achyuta Samanta

Today KIIT is an Institution of Eminence, globally recognised as one of the most promising universities for professional education in India has 30,000 students from all over India and 55 countries across the globe and KISS is the largest tribal education institution with 30,000 students in the Bhubaneswar Campus, more than 20,000 alumni and 10,000 students in satellite centers in Odisha.

Besides his contribution to the field of Education and Social Service, he has contributed extensively to the fields of Women Empowerment, Rural Development, Tribal Upliftment, Art, Culture, Literature, Media and Television and Spiritualism.

“Giving quality education to a deprived child is like giving sight to the blind.”

Impressed by his outstanding contribution to the field of Education and Tribal Welfare in Odisha, he was offered to contest for Rajya Sabha in 2018. He was an elected member of Rajya Sabha from Biju Janta Dal and later in 2019, he contested from Kandhamal Constituency of Odisha. He is currently an elected member of Lok Sabha and works with a vision to make Kandhamal a model constituency.

Through his life and work, Prof. Achyuta Samanta has inspired millions around the world with a vision of peaceful and happy world through his flagship programs – Art of Giving, Kanya Kiran and Education for All. He is a bachelor, wedded to his work and leads a simple life in a two room apartment in Bhubaneswar, Odisha without a piece of land or property on his name.

“Poverty creates illiteracy. Literacy
eradicates poverty.”

KIIT University With Indian Flag
KIIT University With Indian Flag

Impressed by his outstanding contribution to the field of Education and Tribal Welfare in Odisha, he was offered to contest for Rajya Sabha in 2018. He was an elected member of Rajya Sabha from Biju Janta Dal and later in 2019, he contested from Kandhamal Constituency of Odisha. He is currently an elected member of Lok Sabha and works with a vision to make Kandhamal a model constituency.

Through his life and work, Prof. Achyuta Samanta has inspired millions around the world with a vision of peaceful and happy world through his flagship programs – Art of Giving, Kanya Kiran and Education for All. He is a bachelor, wedded to his work and leads a simple life in a two room apartment in Bhubaneswar, Odisha without a piece of land or property on his name.

“Poverty creates illiteracy. Literacy
eradicates poverty.”

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