'Visiting KIIT and KISS has been an inspiring and exhilarating experience. As an Indian, I am intensely proud of the enormous achievements at KISS.’


-- Ms. Shobhaa De, Eminent Writer and Columnist ( 27.02.2010)

‘So much has been achieved in such a short time. All credit to Dr. Samanta and his dedicated staff for their efforts in imparting education to thousands of tribal children and young people and giving them a bright future.

-- Padma Shri Ruskin Bond, Eminent Writer (03.01.2010)

‘It is an experience to remember for the whole life. After visiting KIIT & KISS I was still wondering how it was possible for a man to build such huge projects almost single handedly. It was Dr. Samanta’s dream and vision and now it is real and vibrant. What is being done at KISS for the upliftment and education of the tribal children should be followed by the other states of India.'


-- Shri Sunil Gangopadhyay, President, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi (26.10.2009)

‘KIIT and KISS are amazing institutions. This is a harbinger of great things to come in the state of Odisha.


-- Mr. Amitav Ghosh, Noted Writer & Columnist (29.07.2009)

‘The educational campuses created here are a story of idealism and determination of the Founder, Dr. Samanta. I described the campus as a “Nandanvan”. If such education is made available for Adivasi children, the development of the Adivasi communities will become a dream realised. Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) and Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) perfectly compliment each other. Together they provide a unique model of modern education for contemporary India.’

-- Mr. Ganesh N. Devy , Literary Scholar & Cultural Activist