School Of Vocational Education and Training


Centurion University of Technology and Management is pioneering the concept of a School of Vocational Training in India with an overall objective of building human resource capability, resulting in employability as well as entrepreneurship development across disadvantaged areas of the world. Centurion University has been providing various short and medium term vocational training and skill building programmes in collaboration with various Departments of the Government of Odisha, Government of India and other like-minded organisations. The programmes under the School of Vocational Training are offered across six locations in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

Skill Building At SoVET:

The SoVET currently operates six Skill Development Centres, SDC’s at Odisha (Jatni, Paralakhemundi, Rayagada and Bolangir) and Andhra Pradesh (Hyderabad and Vishakapatnam). The objective of these centres is to reach out and make the unemployed youth suitable for industrial employment as well as gainful self employment through high quality technical training.

The SDC’s provide world class training facilities in terms of state of the art workshops equipped with high-end machines like CNC, PLC, Lathe, Milling etc.; a fully fledged technical library, classrooms,dormitories etc . Centurion also has partnerships with industry bodies like IIW (Indian Institute of Welding), CISCO and industry bodies like NSIC (Ministry of MSME), which provide trainees with relevant exposure and globally recognised certifications.


Provide thorough technical training, build cognitive and practical abilities and develop social and behavioral traits of candidates to make them employment ready in specific industry fields.

  • Region, industry and candidate centric customised training certifications recognised by local and global industry delivered through short and medium term residential programs
  • Technical Skills will be trade specific and will include a final module of on the job training in live production environment
  • Soft Skills consist of communication, presentation, self management and team building
  • Life skills will also be imparted such as entrepreneurship, financial planning for self and family; and stress management through Yoga and Meditation.
Key programs:

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)

SoVET will also partner with Gram Tarang Employability Training Services, which has been selected for a partnership with NSDC targeting school dropouts and unemployed graduates at the bottom of the pyramid for skill up gradation and employability training. Under this first of its kind Public Private Partnership (PPP) project, about 21,000 unskilled and semi-skilled youth will be trained in different technical trades across the state, which will facilitate development and upgradation of the skilled workforce. It will help in developing the skills of potential candidates in the unorganised sector of East India.

Special Project under SGSY, STEP-UP Component of SJSRY (Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana/ Sahari Swarozgar Yojana)

SoVET will be the certification partner of Panchayati Raj Dept, Govt of Odisha, Ministry of Rural Development Govt. of India and Housing and Urban Development Dept. Govt. of Odisha to conduct short term skill building programmess resulting in employment for rural and urban poor (BPL card holders) and MGNREGA beneficiaries across trades like Welder, Fitter, Electrician, Sewing Machine Operator, Retail etc. and will be training over 10,000 beneficiaries over the next three years.

High End Technical Skills

Modeled on the Central Training and Tool Room , SoVET will run a series of certification and diploma programs on the technical side for candidates ranging from School Dropouts to Degree Engineering. The progams will focus on giving hands on training to the candidates across disciplines like Turning and Milling (Conventional and CNC), CNC Programming, CAD-CAM, AutoCAD, CATIA, ProE, Tool and Die Making, Industry Automation, Automobile Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Hardware and Networking, BPO etc.

School of Engineering

Ph.D Admission 2023

Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha invites application for FULL TIME Ph.D in different disciplines of Engineering and Technology, Applied Sciences, Agriculture, Management, Humanities and Social Sciences, Pharmacy, Media and Communication and Inter-disciplinary areas for the year 2023 – 24.

The intake will be from December 2023.

Applicants are advised to visit the concerned School in the CUTM website for more details about the possible supervisors and areas of research. They must read the Ph.D regulations for eligibility and other details. The University encourages candidates to undertake actionable research.

M.S. Swaminathan School of Agriculture


M.S. Swaminathan School of Agriculture (MSSSOA) is located in Gajapati district in South Odisha that is among poorest districts of India. The livelihood of the residents of the district is primarily based on subsistence agriculture, forest produce, wage labour and distress migration.

As identified by the Food Security Atlas of Rural Odisha (2008), the zone of acute food insecurity in the state comprises Kandhmal, Malkangiri, Rayagada and Gajapati districts of Odisha. The Atlas also suggests that for the livelihood development of hill-forest-based population, following strategic interventions will be required.

  • Implementation of the Forest Rights Protection Act to provide security of tenure
  • Investment to enable a shift to production of high value crops
  • Expansion of irrigation in a manner appropriate to hill and plateau regions
  • Improvement of rural connectivity, so as reduce transaction and transport costs and increase economic opportunities
  • Shortening the chain of intermediaries and promoting value-added processing in non-timber forest products (NTFP)

Given the above context, MSSSOA has adopted the national agenda of doubling farmers’ income sustainably. It aims to develop a workforce that is exposed to domains such as precision agriculture and are able to leverage digital technology and data management to deliver transformative change in the socio-economic conditions of the farmers as well as contribute to the entire agri-value chain and research.

Centurion University has also incubated many social enterprises and outreach entities under the umbrella of Gram Tarang in the areas of employability enhancement, financial inclusion, agri-processing, last-mile supply chain and biotechnology.

MSSSOA is accredited with ICAR and has established close operational relationship with community and network of companies in agroindustry, NGOs and Government Organizations to enrich its educational offerings. It’s the top Agriculture college in Odisha as well as nationally.


Whilst the MSSSOA has full-fledged departments for areas such as Agriculture Science, Entomology, Genertics and Plant breeding. Each of the departments is equipped with requisite facilities such as laboratories and smart classrooms, they also collaborate with other schools on campus such as Engineering & Technology to ensure holistic learning. Each department has well qualified, dedicated and experienced faculty, supplemented by industry expert and global content.

Support for Placements and Higher Studies

University has a dedicated career counselling and training cell that ensure that the students are able to individually identify and are prepared to effectively realize their career aspirations. These could range from securing a job, start their own enterprise and/or pursue higher studies. Extra classes are arranged throughout for various competitive examination such as JRF and GATE. Besides this, the students are supported to achieve English proficiency, reasoning and quantitative ability levels required irrespective of their career aspirations.


The campus spread of 150+ acres is an oasis of greenery, environmentally friendly buildings and excellent facilities to ensure it’s a ‘home away from home’. MSSSOA has also implemented a number of Natural Resource Management (NRM) practices in the campus having around 1600 mango trees and 600 teak and other plants of different varieties. These include watershed development, recharging ground water and soil nutrition management.

Campus has multiple sports facilities such as international standard basketball and tennis courts, flood lit multi-purpose playground and cricket practice pitches. Besides our dedicated hostels and mess facilities, campus also has multiple shops/marketplaces that act as excellent locations for the students to meet and socialize with their peers.

Other facilities also include dedicated banking counter, ATM as well as a dispensary (with a doctor and three paramedical staff and an ambulance).


The School has well-equipped library with broad band Wi-Fi connectivity. It provides a sound physical and digital learning environment round the clock. The learning materials are in the Printed, Audio and Visual form. The library is integrated into the University’s Management Information System (MIS). It deploys Open Access system with different work stations.


Being a residential program, the School encourages students and faculty to live on campus. There are dedicated hostels for boys and girls offering multiple configuration/options. About 80% students and 50% faculty and supporting staff stay on campus. There are 10 hostels (6 for boys with 304 rooms accommodating 1021 students and 4 for girls with 104 rooms accommodating 318 students).

Clubs and Extra Curricular Activities:

Besides extensive sports facilities and events, there are student run Health Club, Yoga Club, Adventure Club, Meditation Club and Karate Club under the guidance of respective faculty in-charges. The students regularly participate in cultural, NSS, NCC and other socially responsible activities.

Key Highlights

  • ICAR Accredited
  • State of the art facilities such as IoT enabled poly-houses, drones for multiple applications, genetics and plant breeding labs, food and dairy processing facilities
  • Opportunities to pursue multi-disciplinary areas such as precision agriculture, cultivation of value added crops and management of livestock using digital technologies (AI/ML, Analytics and AR/VR)
  • 6 months of direct off campus internships with leading organizations, development organizations, research entities as well as directly with farmer/agriculture focussed organizations
  • 6 months of direct experience of managing industry class food processing facilities from sourcing to delivery/selling of the final product
  • University owned best in class equipment such as a combined harvester, irrigation equipment, agri-tools and tractors
  • Strong industry linkages with frequent interactions with leading agri-scientists and professionals