Prof Sasmita Rani Samanta, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, KIIT, is an academician with a high degree of incisiveness and passion for research and schooling which is intermingling with innovative pragmatically approach.
She is the Chairperson of KIIT Technology Incubation Centre and she is also the Director of the Centre of Excellence on Occupational Health and Safety established at KIIT in association with BG BAU, Germany.
She is the University Rank Holder in Master of Commerce and has done her PhD in Management. She has the Fellowship from States Department, USA as one among the 10 Academic Administrators of South East Asia in 2016.
Since 2012 she has been associated with Indian Science Congress as an Executive/Council Member and since 2016 she has been a member of India Social Science Congress.
Prof Samanta has been honoured with numerous awards and recognitions including the Rajeev Smruti Award 2010, Manager of the Year 2013 by Oxford Summit of Leaders, CMAI Association of India- Best Director of the Year Award 2014, the Academic Leadership Award 2015, the Bharat Gaurav Award 2014 by International Friendship Society, Social Innovation Award 2018 among most 50 social innovators of India, 2018; Women Leadership Award, 2018; Chinta O Chetana, National Award – 2018 by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India; and the ‘Female Educationist of the Year’, awarded at the function 7th Asia Education Summit, 2019 by APS Media Group, among others.