Qimpro Foundation, Mumbai conferred prestigious Qimpro Platinum Standard 2011 Award for Education to Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS at a glittering award ceremony held in Mumbai on 1st February 2012. The Award was conferred on him for his exemplary contribution in the field of education and social service. “Dr. Samanta is a unique combination of educationist, philanthropist, and social entrepreneur. His mission is to create a level playing field for the most underprivileged tribals living beyond the borders of urban and rural civilization in India. He is often referred to as the Madan Mohan Malaviya of Odisha”, the citation notes. The award is given every year in three categories – Education, Business and Health – for promising work at national level. This year, Mr. Adi Godrej, noted industrialist and philanthropist received the award in Business category.