Sunstar (Bhubaneswar):A one-day seminar on ‘The Relevance of Education in Building a Sustainable Society’ was organized by World Leadership Academy (WLA) in association with KIIT Deemed to be University on 17th April 2022. Presiding over the seminar, Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said, discipline is essential for education and social development. KIIT has been providing the necessary support to more than a hundred colleges in the state to increase the standard of education and enable them to get NAAC accreditation. In addition, free e-libraries, e-labs, etc. are being provided by KIIT for improving research, he stated. On the occasion, Prof. Samanta gave a four-point mantra for the development of education to the educationists present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Sasmita Samanta, Vice-Chancellor, KIIT-DU said, a lot of aspirations have been created in the field of education during the last two years. A strong educational system has the capacity to change the world, she asserted, adding that two things important in today’s education system are human resources and intellectual resources. The event was attended by more than 500 principals and professors from various colleges and universities in the State, including the Vice-Chancellor of various universities. The inaugural session was followed by day-long panel discussion on the theme. More than 20 MoUs were signed between KIIT-DU and participating colleges for the development of education.
The event was graced by Prof. N Nagaraju, VC, Gangadhar Meher University; Prof. Prafulla Kumar Mohanty, VC, Khalikot University; Prof. Harihar Hota, VC, Shri Jagannath Sanskrit University; Prof. Sanjay Kumar Nayak, VC, Ravenshaw University; Prof. Arka Kumar Dasmohapatra, VC, Odisha Open University, Sambalpur; Prof. Byomakesh Tripathy, VC, Utkal University of Culture; and Prof. Deepak Kumar Behera, VC, KISS Deemed to be University. Prof. Jayanta Kumar Parida, Director, School of Social, Financial & Human Science, KIIT-DU & Executive Member, WLA delivered the welcome address, while Prof. Chinmay Kumar Panigrahi, Joint Secretary proposed the vote of thanks.