Founder

Prof. Achyuta Samanta

Achyuta Samanta, after obtaining Master’s Degree in Chemistry in 1987 from Utkal University, started his career at 22 years of age. He has 30 years of teaching experience to his credit so far. 
Prof. Samanta went on to serve KIIT University as its first Chancellor and has had the distinction of being the youngest Chancellor of any Indian University. He served University Grants Commission (UGC) as Member for two consecutive terms (2008-11 & 2011-2014) and was a Member of the Executive Committee of All Indian Council for Technical Education (AICTE). He was also member of several other Government of India bodies like, NCTE, ISTE, ISCA, COIR BOARD, CAPART and many more. He has been a Member on the Academic Council of Central University, Silchar, Assam and the Central University, Odisha. He was the first Indian to be Member of both UGC and AICTE simultaneously and the first Odia to become Member of UGC and many other statutory bodies. Presently, he is the General President of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA). He has delivered nearly 100 motivational speeches, including convocation addresses and foundation day lectures, in different institutions and organizations across the country and the globe.

Vice Chancellor

Professor (Dr.) Hrushikesha Mohanty

Professor (Dr.) Hrushikesha Mohanty has been appointed as the 5th Vice Chancellor of KIIT University in August 2017. Prior to this appointment, he was working as a senior Professor in the School of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Hyderabad. Prof. Mohanty has done his Ph.D. from IIT, Kharagpur having interest in the research areas like Distributed Computing, Software Engineering, Business Process Re-engineering and Mobile Computing. He has vast research and teaching experience and has published papers in reputed national and international journals. He has been extensively engaged in implementing e-Governance system for University of Hyderabad. In addition, he is a litterateur with three Odia poetry books to his credit. He also regularly contributes columns to Odia newspapers.

Registrar

Dr. Sasmita Samanta

Dr. Sasmita Samanta is a Ph.D. in Human Resource Management. She began her career in 1996 and has held various responsible positions in KIIT. An astute academic administrator, she has also been officiating as Director, Admission since 2004.

Director

Prof. Mrutyunjay Suar

Prof. Mrutyunjay Suar is presently the Director, KIIT School of Biotechnology. He is also serving as the Director (R&D), KIIT University and  CEO, KIIT-Technology Business Incubator.  Under his dynamic leadership School of Biotechnology has emerged as the center of excellence in research and higher learning. Presently, he is acting as the mentor director of School of Chemical technology.