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

  • 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 University) - www.kiit.ac.in- and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneswar - www.kiss.ac.in - 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 - www.achyutasamanta.com has been working relentlessly to achieve Zero Poverty, Zero Hunger and Zero Illiteracy