About Us

Previous Editions
KIIT International MUN has hosted a chain of successful editions since its maiden conference in 2013. Establishing the stronghold in its maiden year itself, KIITMUN was able to uphold the caliber of its diplomats and its commitment to make an impact, and since then the event has been setting the benchmark a little higher with every edition. The anticipation keeps escalating each year - starting with a few participants in 2013 to 1,800 in 2015 and 2,500 in 2016 - we have come a long way since. Our enormous world is divided by its selfish interests and we strive to make it smaller and united by bringing in participations from not just the renowned institutions and organizations of our nation, but from countries that span every corner of the world. The remarkable success of 2014 and 2015 was followed by even better results in 2016 when rigorous debates flooded over 26 committees under an experienced Executive Board presiding over them, steering them valiantly and effortlessly. A torrent of articles were published by the International Press which went to all corners of the world, speaking to the world about how KIIT International MUN was making a difference. In its previous editions, KIIT International MUN had been graced by eminent personalities from all walks of life. It has been a stage for veteran comedians like Kanan Gill and Biswa Kalyan Rath, shared at the same time by the likes of Dr. Kiran Mehra Karpelmann, Director of UNIC New Delhi; Allen Gammel OBE, Director of the British Council India; Padma Bhushan Mr. Rajat Sharma; Mr. Suhel Seth, distinguished Speaker and Actor; Mr. Akhilesh Yadav, Former Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh; Debanjan Chakrabarti – Director British Council, East India. Since its first edition, the popularity and significance of the conference has grown exponentially; hosting eminent personalities to conducting resourceful working shops, inclemently deliberating about global concerns for an entire day with representatives of other nations and dancing, singing and celebrating with the same people at the end of the day. KIIT International Model UN has successfully catered to diplomacy and merriment of the participants alike.

About KIIT


Established as a modest institute in the idyllic city of Bhubaneswar in June 1992, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology is now a profound institute for learning with a vision, to build an imperishable society through education which revolves around boundless learning, research and development. With our motto, “Knowledge is that which liberates”, it is a multidisciplinary varsity with an avant-garde infrastructure, comprising of twenty-three lush green world class campuses with academic wings, amphitheaters, auditoriums, conference rooms and smart class rooms. Having been granted the status of Deemed To Be University by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India in 2004, KIIT has been accorded the accreditation of the ‘A’ grade, by NAAC of UGC. KIIT offers more than 100 academic programs ranging from engineering to management, law to film studies. With 1800 faculties, 27000 students and 25 sq.km academic township, KIIT lets its students to explore new dimensions, enrich themselves and experience the best. Inculcating global prospective, KIIT stands 8th among the reputed private universities in India, proclaimed as an ‘A’ category, by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, accredited by IET, UK as well as the ‘Tier-1’ accreditation (Washington Accord) for all engineering streams by the NBA, and is also a younger member of Association of Commonwealth Universities. KIIT is committed to high quality research and provides a supportive environment for the students along with a broad scope of programs starting from kindergarten to post graduation.

About KISS


Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, the first tribal Deemed to Be University in India which started with 125 poor tribal children in 1993, in a rented house at Bhubaneswar. A sister concern of Kalinga Institute of Information Technology (KIIT), Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) with more than 27,000 children and 62 indigenous tribes of Odisha, has been a home for over 37,000 students. KISS is a free of cost, fully residential educational institute, exclusively for penurious tribal children. These children are provided with free holistic education, skill development, career opportunities, food, accommodation, health care, and other basic necessities. With our Founder, Dr. Achyuta Samanta’s vision, KISS works to eradicate poverty, illiteracy and unemployment through quality education. It is a centre of learning for the underprivileged section of the society, with the philosophy of ‘Art Of Giving’. KISS has always nurtured a vision of a world which is free of hunger, poverty and illiteracy. UNESCO, UNICEF, UNFPA, as well as the US Federal Government have associated themselves with KISS for several initiatives and programs that have been undertaken by the institute. KISS aspires to work more and plans to open branches in all thirty districts of Odisha and also all the states of India. A branch of KISS, KISS-DELHI is successfully operating in NCR with the collaboration of Government Of Delhi.

About
Our Founder



Achyuta Samanta is the founder and mentor of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT University) and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, a fully free and residential institute for 27,000 tribal children. The 51-year-old genius had commenced both institutes with just Rs 5,000 and a two-room rented house. The immense universities stand as a testimony to his undeterred faith in himself and in his vision to educate the underprivileged. His next goal is to set up branches of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences in 20 districts of Odisha, India within a couple of years and subsequently, in 20 states of India. Prof. Samanta went on to serve KIIT 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. Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, was granted Deemed University status by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, making it the first exclusively tribal university in the world. His private professional institute, KIIT University, also has more than 27,000 students from 40 countries pursuing different streams including engineering, medicine and law and has a turnover of Rs 1,000 crore per annum. He is also the General President of the Indian Science Congress Association 2017-18. He received a number of awards and created new records in the field of social entrepreneurship. He was mentioned among the Top 15 Social Entrepreneurs of the World by the American Edge Foundation. He appears in The Limca Book of Records as the youngest chancellor of any University in India.

About
Art Of Giving


“Your joy will be the greatest when you leave solely for others’ happiness.”
-Dr. Achyuta Samanta
In 2013, Dr. Achyuta Samanta (Founder- KIIT and KISS) founded the humanitarian movement “Art of Giving”, with empathy, love, care, wisdom and compassion to be its main ingredients to spread peace and happiness by sharing without any discrimination.
The creative and insightful not-for-profit initiative promotes the genuine acts of giving back to the society in unconditional abundance of contentment through generosity. Every individual has the key to unlock the art of giving within themselves, it just takes the skill, knowledge and practice to unleash.
Art of Giving has its footprints not only in India but has also expanded to wider corners of the world.
The Art of Giving Community, is always in action with some major activities like, Kompassions: The garment bank, Laughter Yoga, Basti Raahgiri, Edupowerment, Rural Development, Pyaar Bhara Pack and Maitri collaborating with societies like Khwaab and the annual celebration, Kritarth.
The philosophy of this initiative is to spread smiles across the world as it is the only key to happiness and contentment. Dr. Achutya Samanta, a visionary, is spreading peace and happiness through his brainchild with the belief that ‘a life not lived for others is not a life’, making this world a better place step by step.

About
Incredible India


Considering its heterogeneity, often, India is endearingly referred to not a country but a continent. Stretching from the frozen summits of the Himalayas to the tropical greenery of Kerala, its expansive borders encompass an incomparable range of landscapes, cultures and people. A subcontinent sitting right beneath China, Nepal and Pakistan, India is globally known for its diversity. Be it geographical or cultural aspects, India has something for everyone. For the ones seeking adventure, to name a few, India offers river rafting in the Brahmaputra river flowing through Arunachal Pradesh, mountaineering in the Garhwal and Kumaon district, and scuba diving in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. For the ones seeking inner peace, India has Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh, and for the ones simply looking to have a good time, there’s always Goa, Manali and Ooty. One of the most striking features of India is her people. With a motto of ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ which translates to  - “The guest is equivalent to God,” Indians are always more than eager to welcome everybody into their country with open arms and warm hearts. The country thrones upon its belief in Unity in Diversity. The fact that it houses over a billion inhabitants with varied cultures, is proof of its heterogeneity. The land of culture, spices and rich, ancient traditions is sure to attract the masses and has to offer its multifarious aspects, that might tantalize one’s taste buds, and enrich minds alike. The rich history of the subcontinent includes heroic poetry that grand epics entail and Shastras and Rig Vedas. India is an advanced educational hub of 21st century, delving gradually into cutting edge technology and research, all at an extremely affordable price being headed by global pioneers in their respective fields. The Land of the Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, promises a mystique Romanticism attached to the very air that Indians breathe. India is abundantly rich in dialects and languages. Twenty-two languages constitutionally enjoy the status of official language but Hindi has been recognized as the lingua franca of the nation. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, and from Nagaland to Mumbai - Hindi is understood as the national language of India. Though different regions have their different regional affiliation, Hindi remains inclusive. Experiencing varied climates and diverse cultures, India boasts of an opulent heritage and a prosperous history as colorful as a sun-kissed prism. With 36 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, India stands among the top countries globally in terms of number of world heritage sites. It clearly depicts how India, in its artifacts, displays its extravagant culture and background; a background which was delineated again and again by the various dynasts who ever ruled this dreamland. From the thick ice covers of Siachen glaciers, to the arid desert-land of Thar; from the lush green and yellow farmlands of Punjab and Bihar to the subtle backwaters of Kerala; from the delightful beaches of Mumbai, to the extravagance of The Seven-Sisters; India showcases every variety of landscape throughout its mainland.

About
KIITMUN Society


For great ideas and plausible resolutions, one needs human interaction, arguments and debates. The KIIT MUN Society is an exemplary representation of the same. Founded in 2013 by the ambitious alumni of KIIT – Snehadeep Kayet, Ashesh Das and Siddhant Sadangi – the society has, since its inception, kept the fire of diplomacy and debate aflame. The formation of KIITMUN Society marked a revolution in the MUN circuit of the country, and by simulating KIIT MUN 2013, the community grabbed the attention of the potential and enthusiastic MUNers across the country which is evident by the participation of around one thousand delegates in the maiden edition of the event. The optimism of the society lies in the individual characters. Since 2013, the society has aspired to grow in terms of both quality and achievements. Erudite personalities like Soumya Basu, Abhradeep Mukherjee, and Shankha Das have exhibited their profound potential as leaders and mentors with their indomitable spirits and knowledge. They displayed pragmatic approach while arranging various events and the annual KIIT International MUN, and thereby retained the legacy that was initiated in the year 2013. Various students of KIIT, pursuing studies in different fields of education, and belonging to varied streams like Law, Biotechnology, Medicine, Arts, along with Engineering, have cumulatively joined in this endeavour to make the society reach its pinnacle of success. Apart from administering the KIIT MUN annually, the society also takes the initiative to arrange periodic sessions for the ardent MUN enthusiasts. The society tries to mould them by imparting knowledge about international relations in a global context. These sessions convey various facts and figures encompassing the working bodies, as well as the various committees of the United Nations. Additionally, KIIT MUN Society actively organises workshops to portray a detailed picture of the actual working procedure of the MUN, thereby helping individuals to incorporate the basic information of the United Nations as well. The KIIT MUN Society – the name itself, brings upon an emotion indescribable.  It is not just a student body, but, is a second family for the people associated with it. With the promise of carrying forward the legacy in the coming years, the society –currently is in its sixth year, is in the process of organizing KIIT International MUN 2018, under the guidance of the present kingpins of the society.