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Achyuta Samanta gets Kautilya Award

By Subadh Naik

December 2017

KalingaTV News Network

Bhubaneswar: Prof. Achyuta Samanta, founder of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has been conferred with first ever Kautilya Award by Indian Economic Association (IEA).

Prof. Samanta was conferred with the prestigious award on the occasion of the 100th Annual conference of the Indian Economic Association organised in Acharya Nagarjun University in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.

Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner (2006) handed over the award to a representative of Prof. Samanta, who was occupied with Indian Science Congress meetings in Kolkata.

Kautilya award recognised the spectacular financial model of KIIT and KISS and Prof. Samanta’s efforts to make it reach the present position with just Rs 5000 as the seed money way back in 1992-93.

“Humbled to be conferred with first ever Kautilya Award by Indian Economic Association (IEA) on occasion of its celebration of centenary year,” said Prof. Samanta adding that ”As I was occupied with Indian Science Congress meetings in Kolkata, it was received by someone on my behalf today.”