• KISS, Bhubaneswar - 751024
  • +91 81143 99301

First VC & Registrar of KISS University takes up the mantle

Renowned educationist and eminent Sanskrit scholar Professor (Dr.) Harekrishna Satapathy has been appointed as the first Vice Chancellor of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) University. He will join from September 1, 2017. Dr. Satapathy began his teaching career from Ravenshaw College as a lecturer and retired as Vice Chancellor of Rashtriya Sanskrit University, Tirupati. He has 35 years of experience in teaching and educational administration. He served as VC of the University for consecutively two terms for 10 years. Dr. Satapathy was also the Professor and Head of the Department of Sanskrit literature in Shri Jagannath Sanskrit University and during his stint he became the acting VC of the university.

Dr. Satapathy has got many accolades for his outstanding contribution towards literature, culture and higher education. He has received more than 22 awards and honour including Ramakrishna Jayadayal Dalmia Srivani Alamkaram award, the highest and most prestigious award in Sanskrit  in 2010 and the title’ Brahmarshi’ by Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, the then President of India in 2011.

Shri Julius Lakra, IAS (Retd.) has been appointed as the first Registrar of the university. After completing his post-graduation in Sociology and Anthropology, Mr. Lakra joined Odisha Administrative Service. He has long experience of implementation of tribal development projects, poverty alleviation, social security, women and child development programmes in various tribal districts of Odisha.

Expressing pleasure over the new appointments and congratulating Dr. Satapathy and Mr. Lakra, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said, vast experience of Dr. Satapathy in teaching and educational administration and trysts of Mr. Lakra with tribal development will take the university to a new height in the field of teaching and research.

13 Comments Found

    August 31, 2017 04:29:42

    Respected Sir, As a member of KIIT family since 1999, I wholeheartedly welcome you sir. I pray before Almighty for bright future of KISS University as well as first Vice Chancellor & Registrar respectively. Once again I wish you all the best for future endeavor. With profound regards, Saroj Ku. Samal

    • Priyaranjan Das Says:
      September 1, 2017 11:38:51

      Congratulations!! Wish both KISS & KIIT a great success!! As an Oriya, I feel proud for KIIT & KISS. The examples set by Dr. Samanta Sir will inspire all Oriyas to do good in life.

  • Monali Das Says:
    August 31, 2017 06:10:13

    Many more congratulations to Prof. Satapathy sir. I was a student of Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha Tirupati. Prof. Satapahty sir is very much kind and cooperative. I was in NET Center and whenever some problem occurs we first go to sir and there was no doubt that he will solve that. And every time he did.. All the problems about anything he solved. He never told no to students. Anytime we go to meet sir regarding any issue and if he is not busy then we do not need any appointment to meet him, he first listen to us, he talked to us. Whenever we met him he had a smile on his face. I do not no how one person maintain such a smile full day. Such a great personality. Such a great person. He is a great scholar. I studied his books. In most of the books the way of explanation is so simple that one scholar can easily understand. I am very much happy that our sir is now VC of KISS University. Congratulations sir.

  • kishore chandra Das Says:
    August 31, 2017 06:30:49

    Happy welcome to the KISS .

  • Rajat Kumar Behera Says:
    August 31, 2017 09:48:43

    Welcome to KISS University. Hope your experience will take the university to the new heights of growth and prosperity.

  • Asis ranjan Das Says:
    September 1, 2017 05:19:09

    We welcome both of you to family of KISS. Regards Asis (KIMS)

    September 1, 2017 09:14:00

    Respected Sir, As a member of KIIT family since 2012 as Assistant Admin Officer, I whole heartedly welcome you sir. I pray before Almighty for bright future of KISS University as well as first Vice Chancellor & Registrar respectively. Once again I wish you all the best for future endeavor. With profound regards,

  • mohan chandra singh Says:
    September 1, 2017 10:44:48

    sir, Congratulate to our respected 1st VC of KISS. As a Scholar of Sanskrit i should request VC sir to teach Sanskrit chanting and literate sanskrit to Tribal Kids as well as all their families.So that they can get the bless of the GOD. Thank you sir. With regards.

  • 99Genia Says:
    September 2, 2017 09:14:32

    Hello admin, i must say you have high quality articles here. Your blog can go viral. You need initial traffic boost only. How to get it? Search for; make your content go viral Wrastain's tools

  • Dr. Bedadyuti Sahoo Says:
    September 4, 2017 10:26:14

    Most welcome to our newly appointed VC and Registrar of KISS. It is no doubt that, one of the best man in literary field has been joined as a VC of KISS and best administrative man as a Registrar in KISS. I once again welcome to both noble men to KISS in particular and KIIT group of institutions in general.

    September 11, 2017 01:45:03


  • Dr. Ranjan Prusty Says:
    March 6, 2018 02:07:22

    I am overwhelmed by the effort of Dr. Samanta to build such unique institution which is an university now. I wish KISS and the tribal kids prosper. Congratulations to Dr. Satapathy and Shi Lakra for being appointed as the eminent position.

  • Dr. Sambhu Dayal Agrawal 'Sachidananda' Says:
    October 24, 2019 01:30:15

    Welcome Prof. Harekrushna Satapathy as the honorable Vice-Chancellor of KISS University, that has been bringing up thousands of tribal children from KG to PG all free of cost under the able leadership of Dr. Achyuta Samanta. I am sure, the tribal children will have a very good time and enjoy their stay at KISS with an ever smiling and kind-hearted Vice Chancellor like Prof. Satapathy. Besides, I hope that KISS will make long strides in tribal education with all the Departments of Humanities and Social Sciences, especially the language subjects like Sanskrit, Hindi, Odia, English and other Indian languages. I also extend my hearty congratulations to Shree Julius Lakra IAS (Retd.) as the Honorable Registrar of KISS. Having been long associated with the implementation of tribal development projects pertaining to poverty alleviation, women and child development etc he is the right choice to adorn the seat of the KISS Registrar and surely the tribal children will reap the benefits of his long experience in the field. I also take this opportunity to congratulate Dr Achyuta Samanta, the founder-mentor of KIIT & KISS for having made the right choices. Hope the long cherished School of Buddhist Studies, and Departments of Sanskrit & Hindi will soon have their edge in the educational arena of the state under your able leadership and guidance. Mob. 7008182570


Leave A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Join Our fight: Zero Poverty | Zero Hunger | Zero Illiteracy
Donate Now