World Leadership Academy (WLA) & KIIT Deemed to be University organized an One Day Seminar on “Relevant Education for Building a Sustainable Society” on 17th April 2022 at Campus-6, KIIT Deemed to be University. The programme was graced by Prof. (Dr.) Achyuta Samanta, Honorable Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) & Founder, KIIT & KISS, Prof. (Dr.) Sasmita Samanta, Vice Chancellor, KIIT-DU & President, WLA, Prof. (Dr.) N. Nagaraju, Vice Chancellor, Gangadhar Meher University (GMU), Sambalpur, Prof. (Dr.) Prafulla Kumar Mohanty, Vice Chancellor, Khallikote University, Berhampur, Prof. (Dr.) Harihar Hota, Vice Chancellor, Shree Jagannath Sanskrit Vishvavidyalaya, Puri, Prof. (Dr.) Arka Kumar Dasmohapatra, Vice Chancellor, Odisha State Open University, Sambalpur, and Prof. (Dr.) Deepak Kumar Behera, Vice Chancellor, KISS DU among others. Around 450 Principals, Head of the Departments, Faculties, and staffs of various colleges across Odisha have attended the seminar.
Prof. (Dr) Jayanta Kumar Parida, Director, School of Social, Financial & Human science, KIIT-DU & Executive Member, WLA welcomed the guests and participants to the seminar. Prof.(Dr) Achyuta Samanta, Honorable Founder, KIIT & KISS & Honorary Chairperson, WLA delivered the Presidential address, and the Keynote address was delivered by Prof. (Dr.) Sasmita Samanta, Vice Chancellor, KIIT-DU and President WLA. The session also witnessed talks by Vice Chancellors of 6 different Universities of Odisha.
A panel discussion was held on the topic and 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., & Annual Reviews. The word of thanks was delivered by Prof. (Dr.) Chinmoy Kumar Panigrahi, Director, IQAC, KIIT DU & Joint Secretary, WLA.