Dr. Achyuta Samanta

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

Chief Patron

  • Born in 1965, obtained Master’ Degree in Chemistry in 1987 from Utkal University, Doctorate Degree in Social Sciences and started teaching at the age of 22
  • 30 years of teaching experience and counting
  • Founder Chancellor of KIIT-Deemed to be University and the youngest Chancellor of any Indian University
  • Founder Chancellor of KISS-Deemed to be University (first Tribal University in the world) and the first person to be Chancellor of any Tribal University in the world
  • 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 Govt. 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
  • Nominated as Principal Advisor to the Department of Education, Govt. of Manipur for 2018-2021
  • General President of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) – 2017-18
  • Honoured with National Award for the welfare of children 2016 by His Excellency, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Hon’ble President of India
  • Honoured with first ever Kautilya Award by Indian Economic Association
  • 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 37 Honoris Causa Doctorate Awards from prestigious Universities across the globe.
  • 4 National and International Fellowships – ISTE, CSI, ICA & APACH
  • 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-Deemed to be University) – www.kiit.ac.in– and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS-Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar – www.kiss.ac.in – fully free and fully residential tribal institute
  • Prof. Samanta – www.achyutasamanta.com started KIIT and KISS with only Rs. 5000/- (100 USD) in a tworoom rented house. KIIT has now grown into the most promising professional University in the Country with global acclaim having 27,000 students from across the globe
  • KISS has become the largest Residential Tribal Institute in the world providing free Education from Kindergarten to Post Graduation, a home for 37,000 tribal children (27,000 existing students and 10,000 graduated)
  • KIIT and KISS chronicled in the Limca Book of Records and 3 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 and another 20 branches across the country besides establishing KISS-Delhi in 2013 for the underprivileged sections of the society and 2 branches of KISS in Bangladesh
  • Providing employment to around 10,000 directly and over 2,00,000 indirectly
  • Created 100 successful Entrepreneurs across the country
  • Propounded Art of Giving (www.artofgiving.in.net) – a philosophy of life to promote peace and happiness
  • 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 since 1987
  • Nominated by the Govenor of Manipur as an Advisor to the Department of Education, Govt. of Manipur


Style, compassion, talent, intelligence and elegance were at its best as teenage models took the ramp in the Nanhipari-Little Miss India talent beauty pageant

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