"KISS far exceeds what I had heard about it. Dr. Samanta has
demonstrated that if one has passion to do something for the society, a
lot can be done."


-- Shri M. Hamid Ansari, His Excellency The Vice President of India (22.10.2010)

“I have found enough reasons to cheer about for obvious reasons. No
other organization can match the facility that KISS provides to its


-- His Excellency Dr. S. C. Jamir, Hon'ble Governor of Odisha (24.09.2013)

"KISS has gained good reputation in the country. I pray for further
progress and growth of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS).”


-- Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Odisha (20.12.2010)

"I congratulate Dr. Samanta for establishing institutions of character
like KIIT and KISS. I urge the students of KIIT & KISS to take lead
in spreading the message of peace and non-violence in present day
strife torn world.”

-- Dr. A. P. J Abdul Kalam, President of India (26.12.2005)

“I had heard a lot about KISS, but after visiting the institute, I am
astonished to see such a large number of students here. I have never
seen such an institution anywhere in India.”

-- Shri Akhilesh Yadav,Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh

"KISS is the wonder of the World. Everybody dreams, but a few of
them make it reality. Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder of KISS is one
among few successful persons who make their dreams into reality. We
all should learn from him."

-- Shri Anurag Thakur, Hon’ble Chairman, Parliamentary Standing
Committee on IT & President, BCCI

"Such selfless service by one individual is unimaginable and this is the
most spectacular educational initiative for the tribal children. I will
extend all the support to KISS for its initiative to skill India and make
in India from my ministry"

-- Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Hon’ble Minister of State Skill Development and
Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge)

"I have never ever seen such a big tribal institution. I am visiting the
largest tribal institution in the world for the first time. KISS is a noble
work. One day students of KISS will bring laurels not only to KISS,
but for the entire country."

- Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister for Railways.

"I have been to KISS on many occasions, but the more I visit KISS, I
feel I am at home, Dr. Samanta is a living legend."


-- Shri Jual Oram, Hon’ble Minister for Tribal Affairs.

"I thank Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS for his
contribution towards nation building through providing education to
25,000 tribal students of KISS. It is surely a noble work of Dr.
Samanta. The aim and goal of Dr. Samanta to educate tribal students
must be fulfilled.”

- Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways.

“I have not done one percent of work, what has been done by Dr.
Achyuta Samanta. In our country there are many millionaires and
billionaires, but I have not seen any one of them do such kind of work.”


--Shri Giriraj Singh, Union Minister of State, MSME.

"KISS is the result of Dr. A. Samanta’s dedication, commitment and strong desire to make things happen against all adversities. He made it a mission in life to reach out to the unreached."

-- Shri M. C. Bhandare, His Excellency the Governor of Odisha (24.12.2010)

"KIIT & KISS are laboratories of education."


-- Shri B. L. Joshi, His Excellency the Governor of Uttarakhand (21.04.2008)


"Those who want to provide education for all should come to KISS and experience it here. Some more institutes like this can bring about a revolution. Example like KISS is very rare not only in India, but also in Asia and the whole world."

-- Shri J. B. Patnaik, His Excellency the Governor of Assam & Former Chief Minister of Odisha (14.09.2010)

"KISS is a symbol of progressive India."


-- Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Delhi (29.04.2010)

"KISS shows how to convert constitutional guarantee for the tribals into reality."


-- Shri Kapil Sibal, Hon’ble Minister of Science & Technology & Earth Sciences, Govt. of India (04.04.2008)

"I have traveled to many places in India and abroad and come in interaction with many educational and health institutes, but I have never seen an institute like Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS). Dr. Samanta's achievements prove that if there is a will to serve tribal people, society and country, there is no need of money, only courage is required."

-- Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Hon’ble Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare (05.05.2012).

"After visiting KISS my heart is filled with joy, I salute Samanta's idea to eradicate poverty through education. While visiting KISS - I could find smile with them, sunshine with them, as though Sun God has blessed them. That is the kind of smile that Dr. Samanta has brought in their face. '

-- Dr. M. Veerappa Moily, Hon'ble Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas (27.07.2013)

 “I think what Dr. Samanta has achieved despite his underprivileged background is truly phenomenal. What he is trying to do in terms of providing qualitative education to the underprivileged is truly noble. I hope that we can replicate this model where he is truly educating the underprivileged kids - 22,500 tribal children in his institution, KISS - everywhere in the country.”

-- Dr. M. M. Pallam Raju, Hon'ble Union Minister of HRD (02.07.2013).

"Dr. Samanta's initiative focuses on tribal education, which is the most important need of the tribal community. In my opinion, it is a great service to the tribal community."

-- Shri V. Kishore Chandra Deo, Hon'ble Union Minister of Panchayati Raj & Tribal Affairs (13.02.2013).


'More than 15,000 children are getting their education here. They are very fortunate that they found someone like Dr. Samanta. Whole world is observing KISS to learn how this type of wonder has been made possible.

Unfortunately, women are even today educationally backward in our country compared to men. KISS is also working towards bridging this gap by giving importance to girls' education.'

-- Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh, Hon’ble Union Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences (19.10.2011)

“When I addressed a group of 15,000 students all from tribal areas in one school, it strikes me that what is being achieved here is really quite remarkable.”

-- Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Hon'ble Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India (06.01.2012)


"I wish to become the brand ambassador of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), if given an opportunity by its Founder, Dr. A. Samanta."

-- Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Hon’ble Member, Planning Commission and National Advisory Council, Govt. of India  (17.10.2011)

Profile : Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Hon’ble Member, Planning Commission and National Advisory Council, Govt. of India   

Dr. Narendra Jadhav is a leading educationist, eminent economist & policy maker, well-known social scientist and best-selling author. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has called Dr. Jadhav, “a role-model for the disempowered millions in our country.” Dr. Narendra Jadhav is currently serving as a Member, Planning Commission (in the rank and status of Union Minister of State). Planning Commission is India’s apex policy-oriented Think Tank chaired by the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh with Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia as the Deputy Chairman. Dr. Narendra Jadhav has also been appointed as a Member, National Advisory Council (NAC), the apex advisory body, chaired by Smt. Sonia Gandhi. A Ph.D. in Economics from Indiana University, USA, he has served in important capacities in past including Vice Chancellor of University of Pune, the largest traditional University in the world, and Principal Adviser and Chief Economist in the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). He is a prolific writer with 100 research papers 14 books on economic and social issues, including some bestsellers. His books have been translated into 20 languages including 15 foreign languages. Dr. Jadhav has been a recipient of as many as 33 national and international awards for his contribution to the fields of economics, education, literature, culture and social work.


"KIIT & KISS are the Institutes of great value with aim to educate & empower the tribal students of India. They are the outcome of dedication and hard work of Dr. Achyuta Samanta. I am very much impressed after visiting the KIIT & KISS and we will implement the similar model in Maharashtra very soon."

-- Shri Padmakar Vijaysing Valvi, Hon’ble Ministers for Sports & Youth Welfare, Maharashtra State (31.08.2012)


" KISS is a “SOLUTION” in itself.
Dr. Samanta`s chemistry for Tribal’s & Education go hand-in-hand which I suppose should not be left only for Odisha, but should venture out for the entire country".

-- Shri Rajendra Dhedya Gavit, Hon’ble Minister of State for Tribal Development, Labor, Command Area Development and Horticulture, Govt. of Maharashtra (31.08.2012)


"One of the purposes of my coming here was also to see how provision of free education for so many children is done here. I cannot say whether Government can do the same, even though it should be done. But at least such examples motivate all of us."

-- Shri Arjun Singh, Hon'ble Minister of HRD, Govt. of India (30.12.2008)

"KISS is a successful model in the country. KISS has realized the dream of Mahatma Gandhi and should be replicated in every state. It is virtually impossible to create another institution like KISS even if we invest Rs. 1000 crore."


-- Shri Kantilal Bhuria, Hon’ble Minister for Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India (10.02.2010)

"KISS fulfils vision of inclusive quality education and embodies Right to Education in action."


-- Dr. D. Purandeswari, Hon'ble Minister of State for HRD, Govt. of India (05.01.2011)

"I have never come across an initiative like KISS in my life. Education occupies the most important place in Baba saheb Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar's mantra to improve the lot of Scheduled Castes and scheduled tribes. Dr. Samanta has realised this dream of Dr. Ambedkar through KISS. This is a great service to the nation. "

-- Shri. P. L. Punia, Hon'ble Chairman, National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) (27.03.2011)

"Government officials should see KISS and make efforts to establish similar institutions. I will also write to corporate houses having projects in tribal regions to take guidance from Dr. Samanta and set up institutions like KISS for education of tribals "

-- Dr. Rameshwar Oraon, Hon'ble Chairman, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) (27.03.2011)

"I am really very happy and delighted to visit this rare institution."


-- Shri Maurice Kujur, Hon’ble Vice Chairman, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, Govt. of India (27.11.2011)

"KISS is an institution where 12,000 poorest of the poor tribal children are pursuing their education. It is not only unique in Odisha and India, but also in the whole world."  

-- Dr. Prasanna Patasani, Veteran MP (26.01.2008)

"KISS is a miracle; Samanta is a magician."


-- Shri Chandrababu Naidu, Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (09.11.2005)

"KISS is a noble initiative in the fields of education and social work."


-- Shri Buta Singh, Chairman, National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) (06.05.2005)