Eminent educationist, social worker and Founder, KIIT & KISS, Prof. Achyuta Samanta has been conferred with honorary doctorate degree by Shree Jagannath Sanskrit University, Puri on its 9th convocation ceremony on Friday. He got honorary D.litt ‘Prajnana-Vachaspati’ for his outstanding contribution to the field of education and social service. This honorary doctorate marks the 53rd such distinction for Prof. Samanta, while it is the first honorary doctorate by Shree Jagannath Sanskrit University.

The Governor of Odisha and Chancellor of the University Professor Ganeshi Lal conferred the doctorate on him.

Eminent litterateur and educationist Pratibha Ray delivered the convocation address. She expressed her happiness over the honorary doctorate bestowed on Dr Samanta and said that every university should award him an honorary doctorate for the work that he is doing for education and social service.

Dr Samanta expressed his gratitude to the University authorities, University Syndicate members and Education Council for selecting him for this honour. Dr Samanta said it is a privilege that he started his educational journey in Puri and got an honorary doctorate from this place. This will motivate him to do more for the society, he added.

University Chancellor Prof. Rabindra Panda and Registrar Sumitra Pattanaik were also present at the convocation ceremony.