Prof. Achyuta Samanta, the youngest Chancellor of any Indian University and founder of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bubhaneshwar. With 30 years of teaching experience he started KIIT & KISS with only Rs. 5000/- in a two room rented house. He holds Doctorate degree in Social Sciences. The first Odia and the First Indian to become a member of USC and AICTE and other Government Bodies like NCTE, ISTE, ISCA, COIR Board, CAPART etc. He has been the member of Academic Council of Central University of Assam and Odisha.
His immense contribution towards Education, Health, Culture, Literature, Rural Development, Social Sciences and Spiritualism conferred him with 39 Honoris Causa Doctorate Awards from prestigious universities across the globe and with Golden Gavel by World Academy of Arts and Culture (WAAC) recognized by UNESCO as well as other Civilian awards from countries like Gusi Peace Prize International, Bahrain and Mongolia.
KIIS have become the largest tribal institute in the world providing free education and home to 60,000 tribal children while KISS have globally become the most promising professional university. Both have been chronicle with ‘Limca Book of Records’ as well as ‘Guinness World Records’.
With his deep spiritual and believe in humanity, he is working relentlessly to achieve Zero Poverty, Hunger and Illiteracy to spread happiness and to see the poor children smiling and for this he has been working to establish 20 branches of KISS in different countries by transforming remote villages into a ‘Smarter Village’