The National Formosa University, considered to be one of the best public universities of Taiwan, has conferred the Degree of Doctorate (Honoris Causa) on Achyuta Samanta at its annual convocation ceremony on 9th June 2012. The University awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctorate to Samanta in recognition to his outstanding contribution towards the society and for his initiative to educate the underprivileged tribal children.

The degree is usually given to world personalities across the globe with the conferment of the country’s Parliament. “As Founder of KIIT University and in recognition to your considerable contribution to society through KISS as well as your selfless dedication in improving international relations and global harmony, it is our pleasure to confer upon you the award of Degree of Doctorate (Honoris Causa). National Formosa University reserves this premier award for outstanding personalities to display the exceptional characteristics required of veritable role models for our students, faculty and alumni,” said President of the University Dr. Jenn-Der Lin.

Samanta expressed his gratitude to the University and its authorities and hoped for greater educational cooperation and cultural exchange between Taiwan and India.

On his way back, Samanta delivered a talk on ‘Imbalances and Inequalities’ on a special invitation at the prestigious Stars Symposium in Penglai, China. The Symposium, which was held from 9 – 12 June, 2012, brought together a circle of 150 ‘Leaders of the Next Generation’ from all over the world. He was from India among 30 international speakers invited to deliver talk at the Symposium.