Who is Achyuta Samanta?
Achyuta Samanta, a 56 year old (2021) Entrepreneur who is the Founder of the infamous Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) & Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS).
Early Life & Family:
Date of Birth: 20th of January 1965
Age: 56 yr(2021)
Place of Birth: Kalarabanka, Cuttak, Odisha, India
Mother’s Name: Nilima R. Samanta
Father’s Name: Anandi Charan Samanta
Achyuta has 6 brothers & sisters. But name of only one sister is known till date that is Iti Samanta. She is a Writer by Profession.
Graduation & Post-Graduation: Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha
First Job: He started to work as an Assistant of Chemistry Lab at Maharshi College. This college falls under Utkal University itself.
Career & Achievements:
Achyuta Samanta founded KIIT (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology) & KISS(Kalinga Institute of Social Science) in the year 1992. He took loan from his family and friends and started to teach and feed the poor students. He struggled alot and finally in 2000 , his hardwork started paying. Now thousands of students from India & Abroad join this institutes every year. Eventually he opened Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), KIIT School of Languages (KSOL) KIIT School of Management (KSOM), KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM), KIIT Polytechnic, KIIT School of Computer Application (KSCA), KIIT School of Biotechnology (KSBT), KIIT Law School (KLS), and Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences (KIDS).
Achyuta Samanta is a politician too and has been elected as Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) From the Party BJD (Biju Janta Dal) in the Year 2019.
He got many awards for his good social work :
- ‘Certificate of Excellence’ for his Social Works from the Minister of International Affairs, Government of Cambodia.
- In the year 2004, he received Humanitarian Award from Mahatma Gandhi Remembrance Organization of Johannesburg, South Africa.
- In the year 2012 he received the Jawaharlal Nehru Award.
- In 2014 he received Visista Puraskar from 24th Annual Awards
- In same 2014 he got Honorary Fellowship Award by Computer Society of India (CSI), Hyderabad, India.
- The very next year (2015), He got Successful Entrepreneur Award at Economic Times Entrepreneurship Summit 2015, New Delhi.
- He got “Best Worker”, top Civilian Award of Mongolia in the same year 2015.
Achyuta Samanta received many other awards too. Click to view all.
- Achyuta Samanta lost his father in a train accident. At that time he was very young. And had to start work to fulfil his family needs at the small age of Five yrs.
- He is an Active member of many of the National as well as International bodies of Educational world like UGC, AICTE, UMAP, etc.
- Apart from being a successful Entrepreneur and Social Worker, he is a motivational speaker too.
- He has Appeared in KBC (Kon Banega Crorepati) hosted by Amitabh Bachchan and telecasted on Sony TV along with Tapassee Pannu on the eve of 15th November, 2019.
- He has his name written in the Limca Book of Records for being the youngest Chancellor Of Any University.