Good Governance Day was observed in KIIT University with enthusiasm on December 25, 2014. Top functionaries of the University spoke on the topic ‘Use of Technology and Innovation in Promotion of Good Governance’ at a meeting attended by 3000 staff members and 300 students of KIIT University. December 25, the birth anniversary of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India, was observed as Good Governance Day countrywide following a Govt. of India announcement recently.
KIIT is fortunate to benefit from a series of steps implemented long before to make its functioning transparent and accountable, said Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS, while stressing that there is a need to do more to take the University to a higher level of excellence. KIIT, and its sister concern Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), together have 47,500 full-time students, and such a big system is functioning smoothly due to good governance practices followed here, he added.
KISS has been recognized as a unique model of empowering the most deprived tribal children through education, said Shri R. N. Dash, Secretary, KIIT & KISS, while mentioning how KIIT and KISS are striving to deliver the benefits of quality education to the masses. Technology and innovation play an important role to promote good governance in a large institution like KIIT, said Prof. P. P. Mathur, Vice Chancellor. Dr. Sasmita Samanta, Registrar and Shri P. K. Sahoo, Director, Estate & Establishment also spoke on the occasion.
The meeting remembered the contribution of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee in nation building and appreciated the government’s decision to honour him with the highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna.