KIIT-DU & World Leadership Academy Organize Seminar on “Relevance of Education in Building a Sustainable Society”


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 and President, WLA 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 participants included: Prof. N Nagaraju, VC, Gangadhar Meher University; Prof. Prafulla Kumar Mohanty, VC, Khalikote 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. More than 20 MoUs were signed between KIIT-DU and participating colleges for the development of education.

As a part of the Seminar, a panel discussion was held on the topic which was moderated by Prof. (Dr.) Prasant Kumar Pattnaik, Professor, KIIT School of Computer Engineering & Secretary, WLA. It was followed by Hands-on-Training on digital library & Interactive Session by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Mallick, Associate Professor, KIIT School of Computer Engineering & Director, WLA, and Dr. Jyotiranjan Gochhayat, Asst. Professor, KIIT School of Rural Management, & Director, WLA. The Seminar also had tutorials by publishers such as Bentham SC, EBSCO, Proquest, Balani Infotech Pvt. Ltd., and Annual Reviews.

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.

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