Chief Patron


  • Born in 1965, obtained Master’ Degree in Chemistry in 1987 from Utkal University and startedteaching at the age of 22
  • 30 years of teaching experience and counting
  • First Chancellor of KIIT University and the youngest Chancellor of any Indian University Served as a member of two apex Educational bodies of India, University Grants Commission (UGC) for two consecutive terms (2008-11 & 2011-2014) and Executive Committee of All Indian Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
  • First Odia to become Member of UGC and the first Indian to be Member of both UGC and AICTE simultaneously
  • Served as a Member of several other Government of India bodies like NCTE, ISTE, ISCA, COIR BOARD, CAPART etc.
  • Served as a Member of the Academic Council of Central University of Assam and Odisha
  • Currently, General President of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) – 2017-18 Delivered nearly 100 motivational speeches, including convocation address, keynote address and foundation day lecture in different institutions and organizations across the country and abroad
  • Conferred with 35 Honoris Causa Doctorate Awards from prestigious Universities across the globe
  • Decorated with Civilian Awards from countries including Gusi Peace Prize International, the highest Civilian Award from Bahrain besides over 50 National and International and over 200 State Honors and accolades
  • Founder of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) –– and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneswar – – fully free and fully residential tribal institute
  • KIIT started with Rs. 5000/- (100USD) in a two-room rented apartment has now grown into one of the most promising professional Universities in the Country with global acclaim having 27,000 students
  • KISS has become the largest Residential Tribal Institute in the world providing free Education from Kindergarten to Post Graduation, a home for 35,000 tribal children (25,000 existing students and 10,000 graduated)
  • KIIT and KISS chronicled in the Limca Book of Records and Guinness World Records on many counts
    Immense contribution in the field of Education, Professional Education, Health, Art, Culture, Literature, Rural Development, Social Service and Spiritualism
  • Transformed the remote village ‘Kalarabanka’, Cuttack into a Smart Village and the entire Manpur Panchayat into a Model Panchayat (cluster of villages)
  • Working to establish 20 branches of KISS in different districts of Odisha besides establishing KISS-Delhi in 2013 for the underprivileged sections of the society
  • Providing employment to around 10,000 directly and over one lakh indirectly
    Created 100 successful Entrepreneurs across the country
  • Lost father at the age of four struggled poverty and hunger, but now is an iconic educationist, an emblem of service to humanity, a beacon of light for social transformation, and a redeemer of the fallen, the oppressed and the marginalized
  • Hobby is to spread happiness and peace in the society and to see smile in the face of poor children
  • Prof. Samanta – has been working relentlessly to achieve Zero Poverty, Zero Hunger and Zero Illiteracy



Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder & Mentor – KIIT & KISS
KISS Foundation India, UK & USA
General President, ISCA (2017-18)
Chief Patron, KIIT Nanhipari


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