Bhubaneswar: Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS has been conferred with Distinguished Professorship in Humanities from the University of Cambodia (UC) on 26th April 2018. This coveted distinction was awarded by Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, Founder, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the President of University of Cambodia. “Professor Achyuta Samanta, you have dedicated your life to providing education to tens of thousands of less fortunate students in Odisha and thus have directly assisted in alleviating poverty in the region. The University of Cambodia honors your accomplishments and welcomes you with this professorship”, the citation from the University mentions.
Expressing gratitude to the University, Dr. Samanta said that it is a matter of pride and happiness for the state of Odisha and India to get such an honour. Such international recognitions add to the repute of our state and country, he added. The University of Cambodia was established in 2003 by Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen. The University is firmly established on over 3 hectares of land in the middle of Phnom Penh, and comprises of a state of the art building that can accommodate over 10,000 students.