Achyuta Samanta KIIT Founder

Prof. Achyuta Samanta

Founder KIIT & KISS

KIIT–A Group of Professional Institutes & KIIT
KISS – A Home for 80,000 Tribal Children (KG to PG)

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About Founder

Prof Achyuta Samanta’s life story reads like a powerful saga of grit, determination, and social responsibility. Born and brought up in poverty in a remote village in Odisha, he was dealt a cruel blow at the tender age of four when he lost his father, after which his life became a struggle for food and education for 15 long years. However, he persevered, and at the age of 22, joined teaching. At 25, he embarked on a journey that would change his own life, and the lives of thousands of people. With just Rs 5000 in his pocket, he started KIIT (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology) and KISS (Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences) in two rented houses.

Today, these institutions are beacons of hope, providing world-class education, decorated with all possible national and international accolades and global reputation. KIIT has become one of the most sought-after universities in India for professional education. It currently has 40,000 students and representation from 65 countries. KISS is a ray of hope for tribals, providing education, healthcare, sports, and vocational training to 80,000 disadvantaged students – all fully free in a residential campus. KISS has a school, a college, and a university – KISS Deemed to be University, which is the first and only university exclusively for tribal scholars providing innovative tribal courses. KISS has made a huge impact in arresting naxalism, harassment, trafficking, malnutrition, illiteracy, and superstitions by promoting education. He has founded Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences and Kalinga Institute of Nursing Sciences, besides an attached 2600 bedded state-of-the-art hospital, a super-specialty center and a cancer care hospital.

He developed the first smart village in Asia – Kalarabanka Smart Village and a model panchayat in Odisha. It is a fully solar-powered village. Besides education and tribal upliftment, Prof Samanta has also contributed immensely to art, culture, sculpture, literature, film, media, spirituality, rural development, and his humanitarian contribution to society is awe-inspiring. His contribution to Sports is nothing short of phenomenal. Through his institutions, he has nurtured 11 Olympians, created a massive sports infrastructure and promoted sports persons – contributing to physical fitness, national unity, and social integration. His humanitarian efforts have touched countless lives. Despite all his achievements and accolades and access to luxuries, he leads a simple life and remains a bachelor who embodies humility and compassion.

Prof Achyuta Samanta’s life story is one of inspiration and hope. It is a testament to the indomitable human spirit, and the power of hard work, perseverance, and social responsibility to transform lives and create a better world. His unwavering commitment to the betterment of society, both as a policymaker and a social activist, serves as a shining example for one and all.

Awards, Recognition and Accolades

  • Prof Achyuta Samanta has been conferred several accolades, memberships and recognition for his contribution to society. Some are as follows:-
  • 55 Honorary Doctorates from universities across India and the globe, becoming the Indian with the most number of Honorary Doctorates.
  • 50 International National and 200 State level awards
  • 2 highest International Civilian Awards – a) ISA Award for Service to Humanity from the Kingdom of Bahrain with a $1 Million Cash Prize and b) ‘Best Worker’ Award from the Republic of Mongolia
  • National and International Fellowships – ISTE, CSI, ICA, APACH and Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
  • Commission member UGC (twice) and executive member of AICTE and NCTE, Govt. of India
  • Currently, the President of Volleyball Federation of India and Democracy without Borders, India Chapter and has been the President of Indian Science Congress, World Congress of Poets and Indian Economic Association
  • Elected Member of Rajya Sabha in 2018, and subsequently, Member of Parliament Lok Sabha from Kandhamal since 2019

Pioneering Efforts

Women Empowerment by Achyuta Samanta

Women Empowerment

Sustainable Development & Peace AChyuta Samanta

Sustainable Development & Peace

KIMS Health and Well being Achyuta Samanta

Health and Well being

Literature Culture Media & Spiritualism AChyuta Samanta

Literature, Culture, Media & Spiritualism