Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences has been conferred with first ever Kautilya Award by Indian Economic Association (IEA) on occasion of its centenary year celebration. This prestigious award was given at the 100th Annual conference of the Indian Economic Association organized in Acharya Nagarjun University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.

Kautilya award recognizes the spectacular financial model of KIIT and KISS and Prof. Samanta’s efforts to make it reach the present position with just Rs. 5000 as the seed money way back in 1992-93. The award was given by Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner 2006.

As Prof. Achyuta Samanta was occupied with Indian Science Congress meetings in Kolkata, it was received by  a representative on his behalf.

“The recognition of Kautilya Award 2017 by IES is a reflection of the hard work & dedication of Team KIIT and KISS”

remarked Prof. Achyuta Samanta on receiving the award.