Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) had a humble beginning in a rented house. After the consolidation of KIIT, Dr Achyuta Samanta aspired to set up a medical, dental and nursing college named Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) to extend healthcare support to the people of Odisha and neighbouring states. Setting up a medical, dental and nursing college is a big challenge in itself and a huge contribution to society. But Dr Achyuta Samanta was committed to serving the people with quality healthcare facilities and nurturing medical students by providing them with a proper education at KIMS. KIMS, which was established in 2007 as a small medical college & an attached hospital, has grown in scope and scale and has become a large medical college with 250 Undergraduate and 150 Post Graduate seats with around 3000 Medical, Dental and Nursing students besides a state-of-the-art attached hospital.
Within fifteen years of existence, KIMS has built a stellar reputation with an infrastructure of international standards. Renowned physicians and doctors from the country and abroad have joined to serve at KIMS. KIMS has earned recognition for research, innovative approach in treating ailments and being at the forefront of introducing healthcare-led solutions for the welfare of society. It is among the few hospitals that has consistently made headlines for pathbreaking research and breakthrough surgeries.