"When you go to KISS, you witness a University that stands for
Humanity. When thousands of children are eating together, then you
see the elements of humanism on the campus of this university. It
requires commitment of the highest order. It requires passion - almost
close to obsession. Only then you can think about such kind of
qualitative change."

-- Prof. Ved Prakash, Hon’ble Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC) (24.12.2015)

I want to learn from your endless passion, energetic working power, sharing and caring for others. I agree with you that your poverty was a grace gift from God and it helped you to achieve so much and contribute so much to progress of the downtrodden.

-- Prof. (Dr.) Suh Chae-Hong, President, Chosun University, S. Korea ( 11.11.2013)

'I am thrilled to see KISS which is truly a remarkable institution which has done so much for the underprivileged children, especially tribals, from Odisha. I have no doubt that KISS should be the model that we should emulate in rural India to ensure a great future for the country.’

-- Prof.  C. N. R. Rao, Chairman, Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India. (05.02.2011)

'It is heartening to observe that children of this institute (KISS) have a high degree of curiosity. Children at KISS are definitely being groomed with a lot of care. I congratulate Dr. Samanta for this noble service.'

 

-- Prof. Yash Pal, Eminent Scientist and Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (18.11.2007)

'It is my greatest pleasure and honour to visit KIIT and KISS. We are proud of KIIT and KISS for their works with children and the social responsibility undertaken.'

 

-- Dr. Ruangdet Wongla, President Chiang Mai Rajbhat University, Thailand (18.01.2010)
 

'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. B. B. Bhattacharya, Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

'Dr. Samanta's work goes one step ahead of the philanthropy of Mr. Bill Gates. While Mr. Bill Gates started social service after ensuring a huge fortune for himself and his company, Dr. Samanta started giving back to the society, even when he did not have anything even for himself. I am touched by the activities of KISS. Dr. Samanta is not only committed to the education of tribal students but has taken upon his shoulders the responsibility of ensuring their dignity, autonomy and preservation of their culture and ethos.'

--Prof. Moolchand Sharma, Vice-Chairman, University Grants Commission, UGC (26.12.2008)

'Dr. Achyuta Samanta is our God' said most children of KISS when asked who is your God? Nothing more can be said about Dr. Samanta who has been doing yeomen service for the needy people i.e. tribal people. I am very much impressed the way in which the campus is developed to such a great extent in such a short period.'

-- Prof. K. Ramamurthy Naidu, Commission Member UGC, New Delhi (13.12.2009)

 

'KISS was extremely inspiring and one hopes this becomes a model in the country. The Country needs many more such institutions.'

 

-- Prof. Pankaj Chandra, Director, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

 

'It was very gratifying for me to see what has been done at KIIT & KISS. The tribal school and the opportunity given to professional college students coming from poor families are glaring examples of this.'

 

-- Prof. Dr. A. K. Banerjee, Vice Chancellor, Calcutta University

 

'KISS is a unique experiment which I have never seen anywhere. I think this unique experiment should be replicated throughout our country.'

 

-- Prof. E. Balagurusamy, Hon'ble Member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), New Delhi

'These are most unique and exciting institutions. They make our vision of having inclusive growth a reality. Dr. Achyuta Samanta deserves accolades and should be honoured with the highest honours of the country and that of the United Nation for his works shown in KIIT and KISS.'

 

-- Prof. V. R. Panchmukhi, Former Chairman, ICSSR, New Delhi

 

'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.'

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