"It was wonderful to see KIIT & KISS. Truly inspiring work done by Dr. Achyuta Samanta. His humility, passion, sincerity & commitment comes through in all that be does and says. "


-- Mr. T. V. Narendran MD-Tata Steel India & South East Asia (12.02.2017)

"It is a magical moment. I have never before seen 10,000 girls together. KISS is a role model for all towards social transformation."



-- Dr. Priti G. Adani, Chairperson, Adani Foundation

"It is beyond imagination that KISS, which was started with only Rs.
5000/-, has grown into such a big social institution providing education
to thousands of underprivileged tribal children, this is a unique
financial model and there is a need to study how this model is put into

-- Dr. Raghuram Rajan, Governor, Reserve Bank of India

"KISS is a model for all & we are getting motivation from it. ‘Jina isi Ka naam hai’ "


--Shri Naveen Jindal, Chairman, Jindal Steel & Power Limited (21.07.2016)

"I have not seen such a beautiful campus and model of ‘Giving’."


-- Mr. Avijit Saha, Retail Business Head, ICICI  Bank(05.02.2016)

"Most inspiring social enterprise on scale : transform transformative with a vision. I am impressed by the missionary lead of Dr. Samanta and what has been achieved with very committed staff and students."

-- Mr. Parmesh Shah, Lead Rural Development Specialist, World Bank.(20.11.2013)

"KISS is a perfect example of how children are nurtured into special
human beings. Nutritious food at KISS ensures these children have a
better future."

- Dr. Hameed Nuru, Representative and Country Director, World Food
Program, India.

"Initiative of this scale and impact are rare. Everything needs to be done to support such noble  initiatives."


-- Ms. Kalli Purie, Chief Creative Officer, India Today Group, Chief Operating Officer India Today Group Digital & Director India Today Conclave (19.11.2013)

"My visit to KISS has been truly inspiring & I would like to place a word on my deep appreciation for the work being done. Ultimately, to help the less privileged is a privilege in itself."


-- Dr. Loveleen Kacker, Chief Executive Officer, Tech Mahindra Foundation (24.10.2013)

'Visit to KISS was much above my expectation. Dr. Samanta’s relentless efforts to eradicate poverty of Tribal Odisha through education is remarkable.'


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

'I would be happy to be an advisor of KISS, if permitted. I am interested to take forward vocational training activities of the institute. '

-- Dr. H. P. Kumar, Chairman-cum-Managing Director of National Small Industries Corporation (17.10.2011)

Profile: Dr. H. P. Kumar, Chairman-cum-Managing Director of National Small Industries Corporation

Dr. H. P. Kumar is the Chairman-cum-Managing Director of National Small Industries Corporation, a Public Sector organization of Government of India. Credited with scripting a remarkable turnaround of National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), he is one of the most successful leaders of India's corporate sector. During the financial year 2009 - 10, the corporation recorded a net profit of about Rs. 2,500 crore. Dr. Kumar is a professional Banker and a Management Expert with Doctorate Degree in Rural Industrialisation. He also held senior positions of Corporate Head of Finance & C.E.O. in public sector corporations. Dr. Kumar’s vision is to provide a common platform to the youth from diverse ecomonic background in the country to become self-employeds or employable.  

"Education can wipe out poverty and injustice from society. “With education you can lead your life with dignity. This has been possible due to dedication and onerous efforts of Dr. A. Samanta."


-- Mr. Rana Som, Hon’ble Chairman-cum-Managing Director, National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) (16.04.2011)

“In my opinion KISS is the Eighth Wonder of the World”.


-- Mr. A. K. Hazarika, Chairman, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) (07.05.2011)

"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. Andy Kalambi, President and MD, Dassault Systemes India Pvt. Ltd (21.10.2009)

"I have visited many places in this world but have never seen an institution like KISS. Corporate sector can throw millions in CSR. However, they cannot keep 12,000 tribal children under one umbrella because of the quantum of risk that it involves. I salute Dr. Samanta for taking this risk."

-- Mr. B. Mutthuraman, Vice Chairman, Tata Steel (11.02.2009)

"The selfless service which is being done by Dr. Samanta in KISS is exemplary. I was happy meeting the student and faculty. I wish the institute all the best and great success in the future. I was especially pleased to see the work which is being done for the tribal students and the result which is being achieved."


-- Mr. H. M. Nerurkar, Managing Director, Tata Steel (11.02.2009)

"One needs to see to believe the mind boggling creations of Dr. Samanta. KISS is unique, nowhere to be found in the world."


-- Mr. Saugata Mitra, H. R. Head, Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi (13.12.2009)