'KIIT goes way beyond what I had expected to see. I was told that it is a nice institute with many students, but what I see here is nothing less than a township.

-- Shri M. Hamid Ansari His Excellency The Vice President of India


'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, Former President of India


'KIIT is the first university that I have come across which is not promoted by a rich individual. Its Founder, Dr. Samanta runs this huge organisation from a chair and table under a tree. Even if there are 10 individuals like him in India, future of the country would be transformed.'

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


"I offer my special congratulations to Dr. Achyuta Samantaji. Such great things do not happen on their own. I think he has some special blessings of God that he thought of setting up this noble institution."

-- Shri Akhilesh Yadav,Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh


"KIIT and KISS are more developed than even the most prominent of educational institutions in South India. I bow down to Dr. Achyuta Samanta, who single handedly built this gigantic institution.'

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


Dr.  A. Samanta had created a beautiful environment for learning and growth, which must be leveraged towards imparting qualitative education. “We are happy that we have people like Dr. Samanta in the Board of University Grants Commission and I hope that he will be able to give better guidance on the cause of education.”

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


‘I have seen many universities - private universities, deemed universities and Government universities. In a place like Bhubaneswar, KIIT is a sprawling University with all types of modern facilities and a wide range of disciplines, all at one place. There is perhaps no other example in India of a University like KIIT.

This University does not belong to Orissa alone. It belongs to the whole country; it belongs to the whole world. It can only happen if somebody renders selfless service to the society. '

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


‘It is very easy to simply expand education but the real challenge is to produce quality education. And that of course depends upon a huge amount of personal effort. Personal efforts of the teachers, in this particular case of the Founder himself, having conceptualised the whole thing and made this possible is praiseworthy. KIIT University provides a beacon of what is possible through purely private effort.’ 

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

'KIIT is a very young but already very well known and highly respected university. This institution has the aroma of passionate and complete dedication. It is born of the labour of love and is, above all, humane.'

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

‘KIIT University is a qualitative institution of global standard. I congratulate its founder Dr. Achyuta Samanta.’ 

-- Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, Former Vice President of India

'KIIT & KISS are laboratories of education.'



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