Awards & Recognition

Achyuta Samanta Receives National Award For Child Welfare

The life and work of Prof. Samanta has been the subject of a number of films, documentaries, television series, talk shows, advocacy and awareness films, magazines and news items of all leading print and electronic media worldwide. His contribution has been recognised through several prestigious national and international awards. Some of these include:

Achyuta Samanta Receives National Award For Child Welfare

Some of the Awards received by Dr. Samanta

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  1. Green Activist Award by Indian Federation of Green Energy
  2. Personality of the year 2019 by FICCI Higher Education Awards
  3. Golden Gavel by World Academy of Arts and Culture ( WAAC) recognised by UNESCO
  4. Gandhi Mandela Peace Award 2019
  5. Businessline Changemaker Award 2019 in Social Transformation category
  6. NCST Leadership Award 2019 by National Commission for Scheduled Tribes
  7. Golden Gabel from World Academy of Arts & Culture (WAAC) 2018
  8. National Award for the welfare of the Children in 2017 by Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Hon’ble President of India
  9. Kautilya Award by Indian Economic Association (2017)
  10. GOPIO International Award 2017, Malaysia
  11. Silver Medal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic for outstanding contribution in social sector
  12. ISA Award for service to Humanity, the Highest Civilian Award from the Kingdom of Bahrain 2015
  13. World of Difference Awards – 2013 (The International Alliance for Women, TIAW, USA)
  14. Gusi Peace Prize International, Manila (Asia’s Peace Prize) 2014
  15. Qimpro Platinum Standard Award-2011
  16. Certificate of Excellence, 2010 (Government of Cambodia)
  17. Asia’s Best Social Entrepreneur, World HRD Congress, Singapore 2010
  18. Humanitarian Award-2004 (Johannesburg, South Africa)
  19. Recognition as Social Entrepreneur, Skoll Foundation – 2007 (one of the 15 best social entrepreneurs)
  20. ‘Hall of Fame’ Award from World CSR Congress, 2015
  21. Economic Times Award for being in the top 50 successful entrepreneurs in India, 2015
  22. NIQR Bajaj Outstanding Quality Man Award 2016
  23. Pride of India Award by Youthink International, second largest youth Organization in the world with its chapters in 192 countries
  24. Dr. Pinnamaneni and Smt. Seetha Devi Foundation Award – 2014
  25. Education Entrepreneur of the Year-2014 from ASSOCHAM
  26. Jawaharlal Nehru Award – 2012 (in Indian Science Congress)
  27. Mahaveer Award (Bhagwan Mahaveer Foundation) -2012
  28. Godfrey Phillips Bravery Award (Social Bravery) -2011
  29. ICON of Odisha-2011 (Times of India)
  30. Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore Samman-2011
  31. Dainik Bhaskar India Pride Award-2011 (for being a Change Agent, Social Development and Equity
  32. International Award, Certificate of Excellence 2010 (Muscat, Oman)
  33. Swami Vivekananda National Award – 2010 (Government of Karnataka)
  34. National Young EDGE Award 2010
  35. Gandhi Seva Medal – 2009 (Philanthropy and Charity)
  36. Priya Odiya (Most Endeared Personality of Odisha) – 2007 (through a survey by a popular TV Channel)

Doctorates

His contributions in the field of education and educational entrepreneurship have been recognized by over 100 universities in India and abroad, government and non-government organizations. He has been awarded over 41 Honoris Causa Doctorates and Doctorate of Letters. These Universities are as follows:

Dr. A Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS receiving the Honorary Doctorate of Letters (D.Litt) at Daffodil International University
  1. Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha – Central University, Tirupati, India – 2011
  2. Hanseo University, South Korea – 2010
  3. National University, Cambodia – 2009
  4. OIU, Colombo – 2002 & 2005 (D.Sc.)
  5. National Formosa University, Taiwan- 2012
  6. Daffodil International University, Bangladesh-2014
  7. International University of Kyrgyzstan – 2014
  8. The International School of Medicine, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan-2014
  9. Kainar University, Almaty, Kazakhstan – 2014
  10. Chosun University, South Korea-2014
  11. Hangai University, Mongolia-2014
  12. Soyol Erdem University, Mongolia-2014
  13. Naryn State University, Kyrgyzstan-2014
  14. Jalalabad State University, Kyrgyzstan- 2014
  15. Tabriz University, Iran-2014
  16. Jalal-Abat State University (JASU),Kyrgyzstan-2014
  17. Osh Law Institute, Kyrgyzstan-2014
  18. Modern University of Humanities, Moscow – 2014
  19. Talas State University, Kyrgyzstan – 2015
  20. Issyk-kul State University, Kyrgyzstan – 2015
  21. Issyk-kul Co-operative Institute, Korakoll – 2015
  22. Kyrgyz-Uzbek University – 2015
  23. Tajikistan State National University Dushanbe – 2015 (notified)
  24. Daejeon Institute of Health Science, Daejeon, Korea – 2015 (notified)
  25. Humanitarian & Pedagogy University, Osh (notified)
  26. Osh State University, Osh (notified)
  27. Kyrgyz – Russian Slanik University (notified)
  28. West Kazakhstan Agrarian Technical University (notified)
  29. Poltava University, Ukrain (notified)
  30. Nakhchian State University, Azerbaijan(notified)
  31. Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam
  32. Metropolitan State University, Czech Republic
  33. North Ossetian State University, Vladikavkaz, Russia
  34. Ala-Too International University, Kyrgyzstan – 2017
  35. Nanhua University, Taiwan – 2017
  36. St. Petersburg Institute of Education, Russia – 2017
  37. World Academy of Arts and Culture ( WAAC)- 2018
  38. Berhampur University – 2018
  39. Dr. DY Patil Vidyapeeth Pune – 2018
  40. National Chin-Yi University of Technology (NCUT), Taiwan, 2019
  41. IIS University, Jaipur 2019