Dr. Achyuta Samanta
Dr. Samanta withstood the vagaries of circumstances to rise tall, not by material richness but by ethical values of life. Setting up KIIT-a world class university all by himself with less than Rs. 5000 in his pocket is now history. He dreamed of a world where poverty would not stand as a hindrance to one’s education. In his effort’s he created a slice of heaven on earth, christened it as Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), for twenty thousand neglected and underprivileged tribal children living beyond our ‘civilised’ world.
Message : “India lives in its villages” said Mahatma Gandhi. The statement is valid even today given the concentration of population in rural areas. However what is worrisome is that more and more people particularly in rural areas are descending into poverty. We have to find ways and means to improve the lives of the poorest.
In this context KIIT University has made a very conscious decision to start Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) followed by KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) to contribute in improving the quality of life in rural areas. The KISS, promotes education and livelihoods amongst 25000 tribal children while KSRM trains students to provide managerial support to improve the quality of rural institutions.
KIIT School of Rural Management has made rapid strides to create an impact on the regional and national scene to improve the quality of rural institutions and delivery of services in rural areas with particular reference to rural poor. I invite you join this endeavor to build your own careers and at the same time serve the society. Read More……