Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Considered a university, Bhubaneswar was named the best university for the promotion of sports in the 2022 edition Sportsstar Aces Award, held on Saturday in Mumbai. The award was given for the promotion of sport and its outstanding contribution to the field of sports and games. Many sports personalities including Sunil Gavaskar were present for the occasion. KIIT and KISS have worked for the overall development of sports and athletes in addition to promoting and encouraging athletes. The institute’s world-class sports infrastructure, coupled with the influence of its international coaches, has resulted in the development of nearly 70 athletes who have represented India at the Olympics, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and at other international meetings. So far, KIIT and KISS have trained more than 5000 regionally, nationally and internationally renowned athletes through its state-of-the-art sports infrastructure. Under the guidance and guidance of the founder, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, KIIT and KISS have not only developed grassroots sports, but also sent athletes to the Olympic Games, which may attract the attention of Sportstar Aces Jury members Awards. On behalf of KIIT, Dr. Gaganendu Dash, General Manager, Sports, and Dr. Varun Sutra, Director, International Affairs, received the award in the absence of the Founder, Dr. Achyuta Samanta. In his virtual message, Dr. Samanta thanked Sportstar for choosing KIIT for this prestigious award.