Dr. A. Samanta has been nominated as a member of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) in the capacity of the Founder of KIIT. The nomination is for a term of three years, as per the certificate of membership issued by IAUP, which is an Association of University Chief Executives from higher education institutions around the world. Dr. Samanta is the first person from Odisha to be nominated as a member.
The primary purpose of IAUP, founded in 1964 in Oxford, UK, is to strengthen the international mission and quality of education of the institutions in an increasingly interdependent world and to promote global awareness and competence as well as peace and international understanding through education. It is supported through cooperation with international organizations such as the United Nations, UNESCO, the World Bank and other international organization such as the European Commission and the International Association of Universities.
In another development, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India has nominated Dr. Samanta as a member of the Academic Council of Central University of Odisha. Recently, he has also been nominated to the Executive Council of the Indian Red Cross Society, Odisha State Branch.
Dr. Samanta has expressed gratitude to the organizations for nominating him and promised to discharge responsibilities associated with the office diligently.