Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT Group of Institutions & KISS has been renominated as the Member of National Coir Board for a term of three years. He will continue till June, 2014 as member of Coir Board. Being the first Odia in the National Coir Board, Achyuta Samanta’s appointment has been hailed by intellectuals throughout the state. Dr. Samanta was first appointed National Coir Board in 2008. Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India re-nominated him before the end of his term in June 2011. It is a significant achievement for Samanta as well as the state of Odisha as a whole.