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Samit Ray

Professor Dr Samit Ray is a well-known educationist and social reformer, the first educational model innovator and entrepreneur of Eastern India and the pioneer of professional training for competitive examinations for government jobs. Prof Dr Samit Ray is also the Founder-Chairman of RICE Group and the Founder and Chancellor of Adamas University. Prof Dr Ray envisioned for the upliftment of urban and rural youth by making them competent enough to face any competitive examination for government jobs. Thus, in 1985, Ray’s Institute of Competitive Examinations (RICE), was born. The rest is history. Today RICE is synonymous with Government or Public sector job preparation center in the East and has helped create ove 1,00,000 successful professionals in the arena of Government services.
Professor Dr Ray dreamed of a utopia to provide a solution for all educational needs under one roof. It was with this idea that Adamas Knowledge City at Kolkata, India was established. The Knowledge City was built with the concept of a "City within a City" and holds an array of educational institutes - Adamas University, Adamas World School, Adamas Institute of Professional Studies etc. Located in an area of over 120 acres of lush green environment, Adamas Knowledge City has within itself a University and a School. Adamas Knowledge City also provides several facilities such as a guest house, amphitheatre, open air auditorium and a soon-to-be-set-up commercial center. Adamas University, since its inception in 2014, has pursued excellence not as a goal, but as a way of life. Professor Dr Samit Ray is the Chancellor of the University. Again, Adamas University portrays the lifelong values and ethics of its Founder-Chancellor. The university has a truly global outlook but is rooted in Indian ethos. Being a sports enthusiast, Prof Dr Ray has always promoted sports and Adamas University provides up to 100% scholarships to sportspersons. Prof Dr Samit Ray has been honoured with many awards such as ’Emeritus Professor’ by the Dnepropertrovsk University of Ukraine, special recognition as Education Entrepreneur of India by North America Bengali Conference, Mother Teresa International Award by Mother Teresa International Award Committee - 2018, WCRC- Leaders Excellence Award for Excellence in Education, Innovation and Leadership – in Asia region 2012-13, Global Indian Excellence Award - 2014 at London, Most Promising Leader - Consumer and Product Survey by WCRC – 2014 and many more. Most recently, Bath Spa University UK conferred Prof. Dr. Ray with Honorary Doctorate. At present, Prof Dr Ray heads several groups of organization directly employing around 2000 individuals and indirectly providing earning opportunities to more than 5000 people, dealing with Education, IT, Publication and many others. He is also associated with many benevolent social and cultural activities.

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