The journey of Centurion University began five years ago by a group of ambitious professionals having aspirations to take it to the pinnacle of quality education, nationally and internationally. The first raid in this respect was the takeover of a failing engineering college in Parlakhemundi, Gajapati: the Jagannath Institute for Technology and Management (JITM).
Gajapati is the poorest district of Orissa State, and appears in the Prime Minister’s “100 poorest districts” and “31 most extremist affected districts” list. Since then, committed efforts have been made to bring about a difference to this area; both academically and socio-economically.
What does it offers?
Today, the Centurion University has five campuses at Paralakhemundi, Bhubaneswar, Bolangir, Rayagada, and Chatrapur offering B. Tech., MBA, +2 Science, ITI, Primary and Secondary Education in addition to Skill and Vocational Training and Social Entrepreneurship initiatives.
The focus has been and shall remain the medium for ameliorating livelihood through self-employment unemployability of marginalized communities of rural and remote areas. The University will continue to address the problem of naxalism, which is considered to be more a socio-economic challenge than a law and order issue. The Centurion University’s training programmes have also been nationally recognised. In August 2010, Gram Tarang Employability Training Services has received the “Best Skills Project in Rural Communities” award at the UK-India Skills Forum Awards 2010.
“A globally accredited human resource center of excellence catalyzing sustainable livelihoods in the less developed markets across the globe”
Provision of quality, globally accredited academic programmes in technology and management
Provision of globally accredited employability training for less endowed segments of the population
Promotion of entrepreneurial culture and enterprise in the target areas
Facilitating improved market access to goods and financial services to the target population
Promotion of lighthouse project interventions in the target area
- Strive to achieve economic, environmental and educational sustainability of the community where Centurion University operate
- Equality and equity remain the fundamental principles
To adhere to the highest standards of academic quality through honest dealings with stakeholders namely students, faculty, staff, employees and the community in general
Prof. D. N. Rao; Managing Trustee
Prof. (Dr.) Mukti Kanta Mishra; Chairman of the Trust
Dr. Lopamudra Tripathy; Director, Academics and Social Intervention
Prof. (Dr.) Guru Charan Patro; Director, CSREM
Brig. H. K. Sahu,(Retd.); Director, CIT
Dr. Ardhendu Mouli Mohanty; Principal, CIT
Prof. (Dr) K. Parvathi; Principal, JITM
Mr. Abhinav Madan; Managing Director Gram Tarang Employablity Training Services
Mr. V. SrinivasManaging Director, Gram Tarang Foods
Mr. Venkat Sivanand Kumar; Managing Director, Gram Tarang
Ms. Subhrata Subhadarsini; Director, Corporate Communications