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KIIT University

  • Declared a University under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956
  • 'A' Category University as per Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India
  • 'A' Grade by NAAC
  • 'Tier 1' (Washington Accord) accreditation by NBA
  • Respective Courses Approved by Statutory Bodies of Govt. of India: MCI, DCI, BCI, INC, etc

Upcoming Events

  1. 13th Annual Convocation KIIT

Testimonials

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APJ Abdul Kalam to KIIT
Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam
Former President of India

‘I congratulate Dr. Samanta for establishing institutions of character like KIIT and KISS. I urge the students of KIIT & KISS to take lead in spreading the message of peace and non-violence in present day strife torn world.’

Amid Ansari KIIT
Shri M. Hamid Ansari
His Excellency The Vice President of India

'KIIT goes way beyond what I had expected to see. I was told that it is a nice institute with many students, but what I see here is nothing less than a township.

Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad,
Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad
Hon’ble Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare

'KIIT is the first university that I have come across which is not promoted by a rich individual. Its Founder, Dr. Samanta runs this huge organisation from a chair and table under a tree. Even if there are 10 individuals like him in India, future of the country would be transformed.'

Kiit University testimonial akhilesh yadav
Shri Akhilesh Yadav
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh

"I offer my special congratulations to Dr. Achyuta Samantaji. Such great things do not happen on their own. I think he has some special blessings of God that he thought of setting up this noble institution."

Dr. M. Veerappa Moily, Hon'ble Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Dr. M. Veerappa Moily
Hon'ble Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas

"KIIT and KISS are more developed than even the most prominent of educational institutions in South India. I bow down to Dr. Achyuta Samanta, who single handedly built this gigantic institution.'

Dr. M. M. Pallam Raju, Hon'ble Union Minister of HRD
Dr. M. M. Pallam Raju
Hon'ble Union Minister of HRD

Dr. A. Samanta had created a beautiful environment for learning and growth, which must be leveraged towards imparting qualitative education. “We are happy that we have people like Dr. Samanta in the Board of University Grants Commission and I hope that he will be able to give better guidance on the cause of education.”

vilasrao-deshmukh
Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh
Hon’ble Union Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences

‘I have seen many universities - private universities, deemed universities and Government universities. In a place like Bhubaneswar, KIIT is a sprawling University with all types of modern facilities and a wide range of disciplines, all at one place. There is perhaps no other example in India of a University like KIIT.

This University does not belong to Orissa alone. It belongs to the whole country; it belongs to the whole world. It can only happen if somebody renders selfless service to the society. '

KiiT Testimonial of Hon'ble Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India
Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia
Hon'ble Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India

‘It is very easy to simply expand education but the real challenge is to produce quality education. And that of course depends upon a huge amount of personal effort. Personal efforts of the teachers, in this particular case of the Founder himself, having conceptualised the whole thing and made this possible is praiseworthy. KIIT University provides a beacon of what is possible through purely private effort.’

Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Delhi
Smt. Sheila Dikshit
Hon'ble Chief Minister of Delhi

'KIIT is a very young but already very well known and highly respected university. This institution has the aroma of passionate and complete dedication. It is born of the labour of love and is, above all, humane.'

KiiT University testimonial
Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
Former Vice President of India

‘KIIT University is a qualitative institution of global standard. I congratulate its founder Dr. Achyuta Samanta.’

Shri B. L. Joshi
Shri B. L. Joshi
His Excellency the Governor of Uttarakhand

'KIIT & KISS are laboratories of education.'

KIIT University Testimonial Prof.-J.-Georg-Bednorz-Nobel-Laureate-in-Physics-1987-Zurich
Prof. J. Georg Bednorz
Nobel Laureate in Physics-1987, IBM RESEARCH GmbH – ZURICH

"It is impressive to see what has been established in the few years of its existence."

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Professor Sir John E. Walker
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (1997), U.K., Emeritus Director, MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, Cambridge, U. K.

“I am greatly impressed by the progress made by this young University in such a short time and for this I offer my respect and admiration to its founder, Dr. Achyuta Samanta."

Prof. Em. Dr. Hans Hengartner
Prof. Em. Dr. Hans Hengartner
ETH and University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

“Collect your dreams right now, carefully analyse them, exclude the impossible ones and set a strict focus on realistic and approachable goals with a certain success rate and be aware to also include a portion of rest. I am enormously impressed how this University has developed.”

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Hon’ble Dr. Justice Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf
Vice-president, International Court of Justice, The Hague

"It is humanity that ultimately benefits from the endeavours of KIIT and its founder, Dr. Samanta. Today, for the first time, I have experienced education for all in real time. I have been able to see not due to the work of a government or through the work of an inter-governmental organization, but through the vision, personal sacrifice and commitment of a man who has devoted his entire life to the betterment of the human condition out of love for his fellow human beings" .

KiiT University Testimonial
Prof. Paul F. Castellanos
Associate Professor of SurgeryDirector, UAB AeroDigestive Center School of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

"Very impressive understating to provide such extensive expressive educational facilities. The scale of it is amazing and will surely impact the future of India. This is India’s secret to success."

KiiT Testimonial His Excellency Dr. Kao Kim Hourn
His Excellency Dr. Kao Kim Hourn
Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia (26.01.2014)

"After having visited KIIT University campuses, I am very much impressed by the dynamism and the energy here-the leadership, the management team, faculty, staff and students & am also impressed by the driving line, commitment and the spirit of team work."

His Excellency Mr. Rajkeswur Purryag
His Excellency Mr. Rajkeswur Purryag
GCSK, GOSK, President of The Republic of Mauritius

“My visit to KIIT and KISS reconfirmed my belief that education is not preparation for life, but it is life itself. I commend youthful energy of KIIT University. It is one of the foundations of future. It also reflects the spirit of rising Odisha”

Mr. Ghulam Farooq Wardak
Hon’ble Minister of Education, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

"It has been a great privilege for me and my team to visit the KIIT University and KISS on September 8th and 9th 2012.

It has been encouraging, stimulating and motivating that even one individual, Dr. A. Samanta, who was deprived of the blessing and support of his father at the age of four and grew up in absolute poverty, architected his mission to provide quality education to so many children."

KIIT University testimonial Ms. Diana Aviv
Ms. Diana Aviv
President and CEO, Independent Sector, U.S.A

"This is one of the most amazing and inspiring organizations I have ever seen. The world would be a better place if KIIT could be replicated in every part of the world where there is a need."

Prof. Kim Soo Yeon , KIIT University
Prof. Kim Soo Yeon
Director, International Youth Fellowship India (IYFI)

"How such a wonderful future of India has been planted here in KIIT!
We at IYFI have been inspired a lot. Truly we appreciate all of you."

Mr. James David Bevan KIIT University Testimonials
His Excellency Mr. James David Bevan
British High Commissioner - designate to India

'I am overwhelmed to see this wonderful Institution. It is building a better future for all its pupils and India as a whole.'

Jhalanath-Khanal
Hon’ble Shri Jhala Nath Khanal
Former Prime Minister of Nepal

'I am very happy to be here in this vibrant and upcoming University, KIIT.'

KIIT UNIVERSITY Testimonial
Dr. Jitendra Nath Misra
Hon’ble Ambassador of India to Laos People’s Democratic Republic

'I feel inspired by the way the institution has developed. May it prosper and go from strength to strength.'

Dr. Robert S. Zeigler
Director General, International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines

'I have been extraordinarily impressed with the phenomenal work undertaken by KIIT/KISS. The work of these two institutions gives me great hope that the challenges facing eastern India can be translated into opportunity. You are truly inspirations for all of the world.’

Prof. Rolf M. Zinkernagel KIIT Visit
Prof. Rolf M. Zinkernagel
Nobel Laureate in Medicine (1996)

'We thank KIIT University and its management for a wonderful conference, an impressive inauguration of the School of Biotechnology and Convocation. Organisation of our visit and of the events was excellent and highly professional.'

Ms. Edna Bomo Molewa
Ms. Edna Bomo Molewa
Cabinet Minister, (Social Devt) in South Africa, National Assembly

‘Without any financial donor and State funding, this institution is alive and really creating a world that we all love to see. A just, peaceful, human and caring institution, contributing to build a world of peace and harmony.'

Mr. E. B. Testimonials
Mr. E. B. Murray
State Senator, US

‘This is a wonderful campus. I am particularly impressed with the great work of Dr. Samanta, Founder of KIIT and KISS.’

Mr. Henry V. Jardine
Mr. Henry V. Jardine
Consulate General of the United States of America

‘I was impressed with KIIT. The time of the operation, the rapid expansion and the great dedication of the entire faculty and students are all great accomplishments. I commend KIIT for its work and wish it more success in the future.’

Ms. Beth A. Payne KIIT Testimonial
Ms. Beth A. Payne
US Consul General, Kolkata

‘In terms of infrastructure, aesthetics and student strength and quality, KIIT is no way less than any international university.’

Prof. Said Irandoust,KIIT University Testimonials
Prof. Said Irandoust
President, AIT, Bangkok

‘KIIT is comparable to Nalanda, Taxilla and Vikramsila of past.'

Prof. Hans Hengartner,
Prof. Hans Hengartner
Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich

‘This institution left me with an impression that our involvement are done absolutely correctly. I am eager to follow the development of KIIT very closely. I am interested to stay in contact with KIIT during the next further years.’

Mr. Natha Nabeta Igeme KIIT University
Mr. Natha Nabeta Igeme
Member of Parliament, Parliament of Uganda, Africa

‘Words cannot explain what Samanta has done here. But time will show the powers of a dream. Please keep up with the dream.’

Mr. Gaba Tabane,KIIT Testimonials
Mr. Gaba Tabane
CEO, Invest North West Province, South Africa

‘It would be our honour and privilege to work together with KIIT in order to empower the young people also in South Africa.’

Mr. Sanjay Wadvani, KIIT University testimonials
Mr. Sanjay Wadvani
Deputy High Commissioner, British Deputy High Commission, Kolkata

I am very impressed with the facilities at KISS and KIIT.

Ms. Shobhaa De, kiit universitytestimonials
Ms. Shobhaa De
Eminent Writer and Columnist

'Visiting KIIT and KISS has been an inspiring and exhilarating experience. As an Indian, I am intensely proud of the enormous achievements at KISS.’

Padma Shri Ruskin Bond,
Padma Shri Ruskin Bond
Eminent Writer

‘So much has been achieved in such a short time. All credit to Dr. Samanta and his dedicated staff for their efforts in imparting education to thousands of tribal children and young people and giving them a bright future.

Shri Sunil Gangopadhyay, testimonial kiit university
Shri Sunil Gangopadhyay
President, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi

‘It is an experience to remember for the whole life. After visiting KIIT & KISS I was still wondering how it was possible for a man to build such huge projects almost single handedly. It was Dr. Samanta’s dream and vision and now it is real and vibrant. What is being done at KISS for the upliftment and education of the tribal children should be followed by the other states of India.'

Mr. Amitav Ghosh, KIIT University, Testimonial
Mr. Amitav Ghosh
Noted Writer & Columnist

‘KIIT and KISS are amazing institutions. This is a harbinger of great things to come in the state of Odisha.

Mr. Ganesh N. Devy , kiit university testimonial
Mr. Ganesh N. Devy
Literary Scholar & Cultural Activist

‘The educational campuses created here are a story of idealism and determination of the Founder, Dr. Samanta. I described the campus as a “Nandanvan”. If such education is made available for Adivasi children, the development of the Adivasi communities will become a dream realised. Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) and Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) perfectly compliment each other. Together they provide a unique model of modern education for contemporary India.’

Mr. Avijit Saha,KIIT university testimonial
Mr. Avijit Saha
Retail Business Head, ICICI Bank(05.02.2016)

"May this Institute crown all the jewels of the world!."

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Mr. R. S. Sodhi
Managing Director, Gujarat Co-Operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF), Anand (20.11.2012)

'It is a wonderful and very inspiring visit to KIIT & KISS. I’m amazed to see how in just 15 years, 17 worldclass Institutions can be build.'

Mr. Andy Kalambi, kiit university
Mr. Andy Kalambi
President and MD, Dassault Systemes India Pvt. Ltd ( 21.10.2009).

‘KIIT is a beacon of light which is illuminating the world with thought leadership in inclusive education. It is truly a world class campus worthy of a developed country and amazing achievement considering that it has been built without any public funding. KISS is a miracle. It is a shining example of inclusiveness which is critical for India’s long term survival. Dassault Systemes will support KIIT & KISS in their ambitious goals in every possible way.’

Mr. K. V Kamath, kiit university testimonial
Mr. K. V Kamath
CEO & MD, ICICI Bank (11.02.2009)

‘I was delighted to visit KIIT. The remarkable efforts of Dr. Samanta in developing this campus into a world class institution are commendable. That this has been done in a short period of time is even more remarkable. This effort and the Tribal School that has been set up could be a role model for development of other campuses in the country. My good wishes to KIIT.’

Mr. K. R. Kamath, kiit
Mr. K. R. Kamath
CMD, Allahabad Bank (14.11.2008)

I feel it a rare privilege to visit KIIT which goes to prove my strong belief that one person can make all the deference. What it requires is a strong conviction and a relentless drive to achieve what one believes. I congratulate Dr. Samanta for his vision and the missionary goal which has made the dream come true. It is said seeing is believeing. However, even after seeing, it takes time to believe what has transpired here in a short span of 10 years. I only wish that the movement is carried out with much greater vigor, so that it can make a difference to the lives of thousands of families in this part of the country.

Mr. Suvas C. Mohapatra,
Mr. Suvas C. Mohapatra
GM-Product Support Solutions, Wipro Technologies

KIIT is an experience. In a short time, KIIT has integrated a number of unique programmes to serve the industry through creation of competent manpower. I was really happy to have this opportunity to visit KIIT.

Dr. Uma Ganesh, kiit university, testimonial
Dr. Uma Ganesh
CEO, GTT(14.02.2009)

‘It takes many years to set up successful institutions like KIIT, which actually has been achieved in a very short span of time.’

Mr. S. Sivakumar,KIIT University
Mr. S. Sivakumar
Chief Executive-Agribusiness, ITC Limited

One of the noblest deeds in today’s India is imparting education. This is the way India can reap demographic dividend out of a youthful society. I am very impressed by the diversity of disciplines KIIT University has been able to establish in such a quick time. The quality of infrastructure – whether supporting physical or intellectual development - is of high order. Rural Management, the latest addition to KIIT fraternity, is close to my heart.

Prof. Ved Prakas
Prof. Ved Prakash
Hon’ble Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC)

“I believe higher education is a state responsibility. However, in India we have bright instances of private initiatives in higher education. Madan Mohan Malviya, who established Banaras Hindu University, Rabindra Nath Tagore, who set up Santiniketan, Syed Ahmad Khan, who set up AMU, and JRD Tata are the most prominent examples. I am happy to see today that with the establishment of a promising university like KIIT, Dr. Achyuta Samanta has joined this league of great men”.

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Dr. (Mrs.) Shimla
Director, Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training

“I am awestruck by the campuses of KIIT, which is comparable to the best institutions of the world. KIIT is beyond imagination and its founder is a living legend. It has bloomed even beyond imagination of its founder in such a short span of time."

Prof. B. B. Bhattacharya,
Prof. B. B. Bhattacharya
Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (27.12.2009)

'It is rare that a young man has established two great educational institutions like KIIT and KISS in a very short span of time. I appreciate Dr. Samanta that one of the two institutions, KISS, provides complete free education with free boarding and accommodation to poor tribal students, both boys and girls, from kindergarten to postgraduate level. This is a perfect example of cross-subsiding education within the private sector and I hope his examples should be followed by many others.

Prof. Ranbir Singh, kiit university
Prof. Ranbir Singh
Vice Chancellor, National Law University, Delhi.

'I am infused with the institute and the quality of students and faculty.’

Prof. N. R. Shetty,
Prof. N. R. Shetty
President, ISTE, New Delhi (26.03.2007)

‘The social sense of the Founder, Dr. A. Samanta can easily be seen in his efforts to set up a school for the tribal students providing education from KG to PG and also free boarding and lodging, which is being provided by the KIIT establishment. I have never seen such devotion and commitment.’

Prof. R. S. Nirjar
Prof. R. S. Nirjar
Vice Chancellor, Gautam Buddha University (19.12.2008)

'KIIT is a novel example on how educational institutions can discharge their accountability and shoulder their corporate social responsibility.'

Prof. Devi Singh, KIIT UNIVERSITY, Testimonial
Prof. Devi Singh
Director, IIM Lucknow.(19.10.2008)

'I have returned to KIIT after almost five years. What a transformation I have noticed. This has been the most remarkable success story in institution building. It reflects total commitment of the people behind this institution. We need to replicate such models in other states and centers which are not so developed in terms of educational institution infrastructure.’

Shri H. K. Chaudhary,
Shri H. K. Chaudhary
Chairman & Trustee, Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata

'There are no words to explain the growth and the great work in education. Such exceptional works are possible by extreme passion and commitment.'

Prof. J. P Singh,
Prof. J. P Singh
Chairman, Numismatic Society of India (NSI) (19.10.2010)

'I am sure the institutions will maintain their reputation and improve upon it in the future under the able guidance of its Founder, Dr. A. Samanta.'

Dr. Victoria Wise, kiit
Dr. Victoria Wise
Director - MBA, Deakin Business School, Deakin University , Australia (31.10.2009)

I am delighted to have the opportunity to meet with your excellent faculty members and many enthusiastic and capable students. KIIT is an outstanding institution, providing unique opportunities to educate, train and support its community and the economy of Odisha and India. I am impressed by the facilities and mission of this fine organization.

Dr.Waltanapong Rakwichian,
Dr.Waltanapong Rakwichian
Asso. Prof & Director, Asian Development Institute for Community Economy and Technology, Chiang Mai Rajbhat University, Thailand

'I am very impressed of KIIT for taking the great responsibility of the socially underprivileged children to give them a chance for their new life. I appreciate the spirit of the Founder, Dr. A. Samanta.'

Dr. Kaltima Phichai,
Dr. Kaltima Phichai
Asst. Prof., Faculty Member at Biology Dept., Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, Thailand

KIIT is such a very good university that can provide many subjects to students. KISS is good place for underprivileged people. It gives opportunity, activities, knowledge, skills, jobs and work to these people. The Founder must be credited for such an incredible work.

Prof. K. Baskaran, kiit university
Prof. K. Baskaran
Associate Professor, Interim Head of School, School of Engineering, Deaking University, Australia

Very impressed with the University and its facilities. I greatly appreciate KIIT University’s commitment towards the community. On behalf of Deakin University, I would like to wish KIIT all the best in future and particularly the great work done through KISS to the tribal community. I had an excellent and refilling experience at KIIT.

Dr. Yong-Sang Kim, kiit university
Dr. Yong-Sang Kim
Director, Nano-Bio Research Centre, Myongji University, Gyeonggi, Korea (2009)

I am very impressed about the development of KIIT so quickly and still now developing. I am sure that KIIT should be the best University in India as well as in the whole world.

Prof. M. Anandakrishnan,
Prof. M. Anandakrishnan
Chairman, IIT Kanpur

The impressive features about KIIT are its rate of growth in size and programmes, transparency of governance system, high degree of social commitment and comprehensive nature of academic programme.

Prof. Binayak Rath,
Prof. Binayak Rath
Vice Chancellor, Utkal University (26.09.2009)

I am very impressed by the nice environment created by the Founder of KIIT to promote education in the State of Odisha. Further, I have noted a lot of enthusiasm among the staff and faculty to participate in academic programmes of the university.

Prof. Omkarnath Mohanty
Prof. Omkarnath Mohanty
Vice Chancellor, BPUT (19.10.2008)

A very impressive experience. The sight of engaged children and dedicated teachers, supported with such passion by Dr. Samanta and his team has to be seen to be believed. The learning opportunities for the most disadvantaged at KISS will transform lives not only of children but also change their families and communities. Dr. Samanta’s vision and its translation into reality is a huge contribution to the social development of the state and of the country.

Shri B. L. Joshi
Shri B. L. Joshi
His Excellency the Governor of Uttarakhand

'KIIT & KISS are laboratories of education.'

KiiT University testimonial
Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
Former Vice President of India

‘KIIT University is a qualitative institution of global standard. I congratulate its founder Dr. Achyuta Samanta.’

Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Delhi
Smt. Sheila Dikshit
Hon'ble Chief Minister of Delhi

'KIIT is a very young but already very well known and highly respected university. This institution has the aroma of passionate and complete dedication. It is born of the labour of love and is, above all, humane.'

KiiT Testimonial of Hon'ble Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India
Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia
Hon'ble Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India

‘It is very easy to simply expand education but the real challenge is to produce quality education. And that of course depends upon a huge amount of personal effort. Personal efforts of the teachers, in this particular case of the Founder himself, having conceptualised the whole thing and made this possible is praiseworthy. KIIT University provides a beacon of what is possible through purely private effort.’

vilasrao-deshmukh
Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh
Hon’ble Union Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences

‘I have seen many universities - private universities, deemed universities and Government universities. In a place like Bhubaneswar, KIIT is a sprawling University with all types of modern facilities and a wide range of disciplines, all at one place. There is perhaps no other example in India of a University like KIIT.

This University does not belong to Orissa alone. It belongs to the whole country; it belongs to the whole world. It can only happen if somebody renders selfless service to the society. '

Dr. M. M. Pallam Raju, Hon'ble Union Minister of HRD
Dr. M. M. Pallam Raju
Hon'ble Union Minister of HRD

Dr. A. Samanta had created a beautiful environment for learning and growth, which must be leveraged towards imparting qualitative education. “We are happy that we have people like Dr. Samanta in the Board of University Grants Commission and I hope that he will be able to give better guidance on the cause of education.”

Dr. M. Veerappa Moily, Hon'ble Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Dr. M. Veerappa Moily
Hon'ble Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas

"KIIT and KISS are more developed than even the most prominent of educational institutions in South India. I bow down to Dr. Achyuta Samanta, who single handedly built this gigantic institution.'

Kiit University testimonial akhilesh yadav
Shri Akhilesh Yadav
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh

"I offer my special congratulations to Dr. Achyuta Samantaji. Such great things do not happen on their own. I think he has some special blessings of God that he thought of setting up this noble institution."

Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad,
Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad
Hon’ble Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare

'KIIT is the first university that I have come across which is not promoted by a rich individual. Its Founder, Dr. Samanta runs this huge organisation from a chair and table under a tree. Even if there are 10 individuals like him in India, future of the country would be transformed.'

Amid Ansari KIIT
Shri M. Hamid Ansari
His Excellency The Vice President of India

'KIIT goes way beyond what I had expected to see. I was told that it is a nice institute with many students, but what I see here is nothing less than a township.

APJ Abdul Kalam to KIIT
Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam
Former President of India

‘I congratulate Dr. Samanta for establishing institutions of character like KIIT and KISS. I urge the students of KIIT & KISS to take lead in spreading the message of peace and non-violence in present day strife torn world.’

Mr. Sanjay Wadvani, KIIT University testimonials
Mr. Sanjay Wadvani
Deputy High Commissioner, British Deputy High Commission, Kolkata

I am very impressed with the facilities at KISS and KIIT.

Mr. Gaba Tabane,KIIT Testimonials
Mr. Gaba Tabane
CEO, Invest North West Province, South Africa

‘It would be our honour and privilege to work together with KIIT in order to empower the young people also in South Africa.’

Mr. Natha Nabeta Igeme KIIT University
Mr. Natha Nabeta Igeme
Member of Parliament, Parliament of Uganda, Africa

‘Words cannot explain what Samanta has done here. But time will show the powers of a dream. Please keep up with the dream.’

Prof. Hans Hengartner,
Prof. Hans Hengartner
Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich

‘This institution left me with an impression that our involvement are done absolutely correctly. I am eager to follow the development of KIIT very closely. I am interested to stay in contact with KIIT during the next further years.’

Prof. Said Irandoust,KIIT University Testimonials
Prof. Said Irandoust
President, AIT, Bangkok

‘KIIT is comparable to Nalanda, Taxilla and Vikramsila of past.'

Ms. Beth A. Payne KIIT Testimonial
Ms. Beth A. Payne
US Consul General, Kolkata

‘In terms of infrastructure, aesthetics and student strength and quality, KIIT is no way less than any international university.’

Mr. Henry V. Jardine
Mr. Henry V. Jardine
Consulate General of the United States of America

‘I was impressed with KIIT. The time of the operation, the rapid expansion and the great dedication of the entire faculty and students are all great accomplishments. I commend KIIT for its work and wish it more success in the future.’

Mr. E. B. Testimonials
Mr. E. B. Murray
State Senator, US

‘This is a wonderful campus. I am particularly impressed with the great work of Dr. Samanta, Founder of KIIT and KISS.’

Ms. Edna Bomo Molewa
Ms. Edna Bomo Molewa
Cabinet Minister, (Social Devt) in South Africa, National Assembly

‘Without any financial donor and State funding, this institution is alive and really creating a world that we all love to see. A just, peaceful, human and caring institution, contributing to build a world of peace and harmony.'

Prof. Rolf M. Zinkernagel KIIT Visit
Prof. Rolf M. Zinkernagel
Nobel Laureate in Medicine (1996)

'We thank KIIT University and its management for a wonderful conference, an impressive inauguration of the School of Biotechnology and Convocation. Organisation of our visit and of the events was excellent and highly professional.'

Dr. Robert S. Zeigler
Director General, International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines

'I have been extraordinarily impressed with the phenomenal work undertaken by KIIT/KISS. The work of these two institutions gives me great hope that the challenges facing eastern India can be translated into opportunity. You are truly inspirations for all of the world.’

KIIT UNIVERSITY Testimonial
Dr. Jitendra Nath Misra
Hon’ble Ambassador of India to Laos People’s Democratic Republic

'I feel inspired by the way the institution has developed. May it prosper and go from strength to strength.'

Jhalanath-Khanal
Hon’ble Shri Jhala Nath Khanal
Former Prime Minister of Nepal

'I am very happy to be here in this vibrant and upcoming University, KIIT.'

Mr. James David Bevan KIIT University Testimonials
His Excellency Mr. James David Bevan
British High Commissioner - designate to India

'I am overwhelmed to see this wonderful Institution. It is building a better future for all its pupils and India as a whole.'

Prof. Kim Soo Yeon , KIIT University
Prof. Kim Soo Yeon
Director, International Youth Fellowship India (IYFI)

"How such a wonderful future of India has been planted here in KIIT!
We at IYFI have been inspired a lot. Truly we appreciate all of you."

KIIT University testimonial Ms. Diana Aviv
Ms. Diana Aviv
President and CEO, Independent Sector, U.S.A

"This is one of the most amazing and inspiring organizations I have ever seen. The world would be a better place if KIIT could be replicated in every part of the world where there is a need."

Mr. Ghulam Farooq Wardak
Hon’ble Minister of Education, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

"It has been a great privilege for me and my team to visit the KIIT University and KISS on September 8th and 9th 2012.

It has been encouraging, stimulating and motivating that even one individual, Dr. A. Samanta, who was deprived of the blessing and support of his father at the age of four and grew up in absolute poverty, architected his mission to provide quality education to so many children."

His Excellency Mr. Rajkeswur Purryag
His Excellency Mr. Rajkeswur Purryag
GCSK, GOSK, President of The Republic of Mauritius

“My visit to KIIT and KISS reconfirmed my belief that education is not preparation for life, but it is life itself. I commend youthful energy of KIIT University. It is one of the foundations of future. It also reflects the spirit of rising Odisha”

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His Excellency Dr. Kao Kim Hourn
Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia (26.01.2014)

"After having visited KIIT University campuses, I am very much impressed by the dynamism and the energy here-the leadership, the management team, faculty, staff and students & am also impressed by the driving line, commitment and the spirit of team work."

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Prof. Paul F. Castellanos
Associate Professor of SurgeryDirector, UAB AeroDigestive Center School of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

"Very impressive understating to provide such extensive expressive educational facilities. The scale of it is amazing and will surely impact the future of India. This is India’s secret to success."

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Hon’ble Dr. Justice Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf
Vice-president, International Court of Justice, The Hague

"It is humanity that ultimately benefits from the endeavours of KIIT and its founder, Dr. Samanta. Today, for the first time, I have experienced education for all in real time. I have been able to see not due to the work of a government or through the work of an inter-governmental organization, but through the vision, personal sacrifice and commitment of a man who has devoted his entire life to the betterment of the human condition out of love for his fellow human beings" .

Prof. Em. Dr. Hans Hengartner
Prof. Em. Dr. Hans Hengartner
ETH and University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

“Collect your dreams right now, carefully analyse them, exclude the impossible ones and set a strict focus on realistic and approachable goals with a certain success rate and be aware to also include a portion of rest. I am enormously impressed how this University has developed.”

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Professor Sir John E. Walker
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (1997), U.K., Emeritus Director, MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, Cambridge, U. K.

“I am greatly impressed by the progress made by this young University in such a short time and for this I offer my respect and admiration to its founder, Dr. Achyuta Samanta."

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Prof. J. Georg Bednorz
Nobel Laureate in Physics-1987, IBM RESEARCH GmbH – ZURICH

"It is impressive to see what has been established in the few years of its existence."

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Mr. Ganesh N. Devy
Literary Scholar & Cultural Activist

‘The educational campuses created here are a story of idealism and determination of the Founder, Dr. Samanta. I described the campus as a “Nandanvan”. If such education is made available for Adivasi children, the development of the Adivasi communities will become a dream realised. Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) and Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) perfectly compliment each other. Together they provide a unique model of modern education for contemporary India.’

Mr. Amitav Ghosh, KIIT University, Testimonial
Mr. Amitav Ghosh
Noted Writer & Columnist

‘KIIT and KISS are amazing institutions. This is a harbinger of great things to come in the state of Odisha.

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Shri Sunil Gangopadhyay
President, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi

‘It is an experience to remember for the whole life. After visiting KIIT & KISS I was still wondering how it was possible for a man to build such huge projects almost single handedly. It was Dr. Samanta’s dream and vision and now it is real and vibrant. What is being done at KISS for the upliftment and education of the tribal children should be followed by the other states of India.'

Padma Shri Ruskin Bond,
Padma Shri Ruskin Bond
Eminent Writer

‘So much has been achieved in such a short time. All credit to Dr. Samanta and his dedicated staff for their efforts in imparting education to thousands of tribal children and young people and giving them a bright future.

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Ms. Shobhaa De
Eminent Writer and Columnist

'Visiting KIIT and KISS has been an inspiring and exhilarating experience. As an Indian, I am intensely proud of the enormous achievements at KISS.’

Mr. S. Sivakumar,KIIT University
Mr. S. Sivakumar
Chief Executive-Agribusiness, ITC Limited

One of the noblest deeds in today’s India is imparting education. This is the way India can reap demographic dividend out of a youthful society. I am very impressed by the diversity of disciplines KIIT University has been able to establish in such a quick time. The quality of infrastructure – whether supporting physical or intellectual development - is of high order. Rural Management, the latest addition to KIIT fraternity, is close to my heart.

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Dr. Uma Ganesh
CEO, GTT(14.02.2009)

‘It takes many years to set up successful institutions like KIIT, which actually has been achieved in a very short span of time.’

Mr. Suvas C. Mohapatra,
Mr. Suvas C. Mohapatra
GM-Product Support Solutions, Wipro Technologies

KIIT is an experience. In a short time, KIIT has integrated a number of unique programmes to serve the industry through creation of competent manpower. I was really happy to have this opportunity to visit KIIT.

Mr. K. R. Kamath, kiit
Mr. K. R. Kamath
CMD, Allahabad Bank (14.11.2008)

I feel it a rare privilege to visit KIIT which goes to prove my strong belief that one person can make all the deference. What it requires is a strong conviction and a relentless drive to achieve what one believes. I congratulate Dr. Samanta for his vision and the missionary goal which has made the dream come true. It is said seeing is believeing. However, even after seeing, it takes time to believe what has transpired here in a short span of 10 years. I only wish that the movement is carried out with much greater vigor, so that it can make a difference to the lives of thousands of families in this part of the country.

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Mr. K. V Kamath
CEO & MD, ICICI Bank (11.02.2009)

‘I was delighted to visit KIIT. The remarkable efforts of Dr. Samanta in developing this campus into a world class institution are commendable. That this has been done in a short period of time is even more remarkable. This effort and the Tribal School that has been set up could be a role model for development of other campuses in the country. My good wishes to KIIT.’

Mr. Andy Kalambi, kiit university
Mr. Andy Kalambi
President and MD, Dassault Systemes India Pvt. Ltd ( 21.10.2009).

‘KIIT is a beacon of light which is illuminating the world with thought leadership in inclusive education. It is truly a world class campus worthy of a developed country and amazing achievement considering that it has been built without any public funding. KISS is a miracle. It is a shining example of inclusiveness which is critical for India’s long term survival. Dassault Systemes will support KIIT & KISS in their ambitious goals in every possible way.’

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Mr. R. S. Sodhi
Managing Director, Gujarat Co-Operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF), Anand (20.11.2012)

'It is a wonderful and very inspiring visit to KIIT & KISS. I’m amazed to see how in just 15 years, 17 worldclass Institutions can be build.'

Mr. Avijit Saha,KIIT university testimonial
Mr. Avijit Saha
Retail Business Head, ICICI Bank(05.02.2016)

"May this Institute crown all the jewels of the world!."

Prof. Omkarnath Mohanty
Prof. Omkarnath Mohanty
Vice Chancellor, BPUT (19.10.2008)

A very impressive experience. The sight of engaged children and dedicated teachers, supported with such passion by Dr. Samanta and his team has to be seen to be believed. The learning opportunities for the most disadvantaged at KISS will transform lives not only of children but also change their families and communities. Dr. Samanta’s vision and its translation into reality is a huge contribution to the social development of the state and of the country.

Prof. Binayak Rath,
Prof. Binayak Rath
Vice Chancellor, Utkal University (26.09.2009)

I am very impressed by the nice environment created by the Founder of KIIT to promote education in the State of Odisha. Further, I have noted a lot of enthusiasm among the staff and faculty to participate in academic programmes of the university.

Prof. M. Anandakrishnan,
Prof. M. Anandakrishnan
Chairman, IIT Kanpur

The impressive features about KIIT are its rate of growth in size and programmes, transparency of governance system, high degree of social commitment and comprehensive nature of academic programme.

Dr. Yong-Sang Kim, kiit university
Dr. Yong-Sang Kim
Director, Nano-Bio Research Centre, Myongji University, Gyeonggi, Korea (2009)

I am very impressed about the development of KIIT so quickly and still now developing. I am sure that KIIT should be the best University in India as well as in the whole world.

Prof. K. Baskaran, kiit university
Prof. K. Baskaran
Associate Professor, Interim Head of School, School of Engineering, Deaking University, Australia

Very impressed with the University and its facilities. I greatly appreciate KIIT University’s commitment towards the community. On behalf of Deakin University, I would like to wish KIIT all the best in future and particularly the great work done through KISS to the tribal community. I had an excellent and refilling experience at KIIT.

Dr. Kaltima Phichai,
Dr. Kaltima Phichai
Asst. Prof., Faculty Member at Biology Dept., Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, Thailand

KIIT is such a very good university that can provide many subjects to students. KISS is good place for underprivileged people. It gives opportunity, activities, knowledge, skills, jobs and work to these people. The Founder must be credited for such an incredible work.

Dr.Waltanapong Rakwichian,
Dr.Waltanapong Rakwichian
Asso. Prof & Director, Asian Development Institute for Community Economy and Technology, Chiang Mai Rajbhat University, Thailand

'I am very impressed of KIIT for taking the great responsibility of the socially underprivileged children to give them a chance for their new life. I appreciate the spirit of the Founder, Dr. A. Samanta.'

Dr. Victoria Wise, kiit
Dr. Victoria Wise
Director - MBA, Deakin Business School, Deakin University , Australia (31.10.2009)

I am delighted to have the opportunity to meet with your excellent faculty members and many enthusiastic and capable students. KIIT is an outstanding institution, providing unique opportunities to educate, train and support its community and the economy of Odisha and India. I am impressed by the facilities and mission of this fine organization.

Prof. J. P Singh,
Prof. J. P Singh
Chairman, Numismatic Society of India (NSI) (19.10.2010)

'I am sure the institutions will maintain their reputation and improve upon it in the future under the able guidance of its Founder, Dr. A. Samanta.'

Shri H. K. Chaudhary,
Shri H. K. Chaudhary
Chairman & Trustee, Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata

'There are no words to explain the growth and the great work in education. Such exceptional works are possible by extreme passion and commitment.'

Prof. Devi Singh, KIIT UNIVERSITY, Testimonial
Prof. Devi Singh
Director, IIM Lucknow.(19.10.2008)

'I have returned to KIIT after almost five years. What a transformation I have noticed. This has been the most remarkable success story in institution building. It reflects total commitment of the people behind this institution. We need to replicate such models in other states and centers which are not so developed in terms of educational institution infrastructure.’

Prof. R. S. Nirjar
Prof. R. S. Nirjar
Vice Chancellor, Gautam Buddha University (19.12.2008)

'KIIT is a novel example on how educational institutions can discharge their accountability and shoulder their corporate social responsibility.'

Prof. N. R. Shetty,
Prof. N. R. Shetty
President, ISTE, New Delhi (26.03.2007)

‘The social sense of the Founder, Dr. A. Samanta can easily be seen in his efforts to set up a school for the tribal students providing education from KG to PG and also free boarding and lodging, which is being provided by the KIIT establishment. I have never seen such devotion and commitment.’

Prof. Ranbir Singh, kiit university
Prof. Ranbir Singh
Vice Chancellor, National Law University, Delhi.

'I am infused with the institute and the quality of students and faculty.’

Prof. B. B. Bhattacharya,
Prof. B. B. Bhattacharya
Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (27.12.2009)

'It is rare that a young man has established two great educational institutions like KIIT and KISS in a very short span of time. I appreciate Dr. Samanta that one of the two institutions, KISS, provides complete free education with free boarding and accommodation to poor tribal students, both boys and girls, from kindergarten to postgraduate level. This is a perfect example of cross-subsiding education within the private sector and I hope his examples should be followed by many others.

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Dr. (Mrs.) Shimla
Director, Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training

“I am awestruck by the campuses of KIIT, which is comparable to the best institutions of the world. KIIT is beyond imagination and its founder is a living legend. It has bloomed even beyond imagination of its founder in such a short span of time."

Prof. Ved Prakas
Prof. Ved Prakash
Hon’ble Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC)

“I believe higher education is a state responsibility. However, in India we have bright instances of private initiatives in higher education. Madan Mohan Malviya, who established Banaras Hindu University, Rabindra Nath Tagore, who set up Santiniketan, Syed Ahmad Khan, who set up AMU, and JRD Tata are the most prominent examples. I am happy to see today that with the establishment of a promising university like KIIT, Dr. Achyuta Samanta has joined this league of great men”.