Centurion University is privileged to be the first private-state-multi-faculty university in Odisha, established through an Act of the State Legislative Assembly. The University works towards ‘shaping lives and empowering communities’, and co-creating wealth and livelihood opportunities in south Odisha and north coastal Andhra Pradesh. The founders of the University, academicians and professionals from Industry, choose its headquarter in the region which is the hub of under-development in the country, to bring in social and economic justice through education. The University offers its services through different Schools.
Centurion University has taken the onerous responsibility of large scale skill development of school and college dropouts; local value addition and local market creation through social outreach; promoting governance and management of people’s institutions through training and consultancy; and building aspirations of talented local youth (more specifically tribal and female students) through higher education in their place and context. It believes in “Ecological Institutional” approach, and accordingly has country-wide presence through entrepreneurial outreach and action researches. These include skill development, financial inclusion, agricultural products’ value addition, rural energy security, last mile supply chain, and entrepreneurship development through enterprise mode.
Our efforts have resulted in partnership with and recognition from different ministries of the Government of India, State governments, NITI AYOG, World Bank, United Nations, commercial enterprises, civil society organisations and Universities across the world. Realising the importance of skill in higher education, Government of Andhra Pradesh has welcomed Centurion University to start a new University in the state.
To remain contextually relevant, the University has put in place an innovative culture and enabling learning environment through extensive use of technology and student and community centric curriculum and practices. We welcome students, communities, state, market and civil society institutions to participate in the Centurion University’s journey for creating a technology led and environmentally sustainable just society. - Prof. Haribandhu Panda