Improving Education


Achyuta Samanta Improving Education

Education transformed the life of Achyuta Samanta. He wanted millions of poor children to reap the benefit of the transformative power of Education. So, he made promoting empowerment through education the mission of his life. He created KIIT for he believed if he had money, he would be able to do something for the poor. Unlike most philanthropist who begin after they make it big, Achyuta Samanta started KISS simultaneously.

“Poverty creates illiteracy. literacy eradicates poverty.”

Achyuta Samanta Improving Education
Young Achyuta Samanta with KISS Students


Back in 1992-93, he changed the education landscape of Odisha by starting an Industrial Training Institute and gradually introducing professional courses. This stopped the huge exodus of students to neighbouring states. Academics, Infrastructure and student friendliness – 3 pillars of KIIT made it grow from strength to strength. He also delved into the realm of tribal education when Government also considered it a grey area and did not dare to intervene. He convinced the tribal parents to send their wards to study in the capital city of Odisha by promising them nutritious meals, comprehensive development, excellent teachers and residential facilities. Starting it was not easy, but Prof. Achyuta Samanta took up the task of introducing professional education in the private realm in Odisha on one hand and providing education to the tribal boys and girls on the other.

He has also adopted many schools and educational institutions in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Africa besides creating the avenue for education in his native village, Kalarabanka. As an educationist, he has been a member of various academic bodies like UGC and AICTE, India and honorary advisor to the state government of Manipur. His awareness campaign- Education for all is a flagship initiative to see that no child remains out of school.

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Achyuta Samanta Giving Speech KISS Students

KIIT is one of the most sought after universities in India and KISS has become the template for tribal education and Empowerment. Odisha has gained a position of prominence in the education map of India with the exponential growth of KIIT and KISS.

“Positivity is the best way to sustainable success”

Achyuta Samanta Giving Speech KISS Students

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