Centurion University Felicitates Free Dental Camp in Collaboration with Hi-Tech Dental College and Hospital, Bhubaneswar

Centurion University, in partnership with the Community Diagnostic Center and Hi-Tech Dental College and Hospital in Bhubaneswar, took a significant step towards promoting oral health with a “Free Dental Camp” held on 21st February 2024.

The event aimed to provide accessible dental care to individuals in need, offering a range of services to address various oral health concerns. Participants were welcomed to avail themselves of the following facilities:

  • Free Dental Checkup: A comprehensive examination to assess oral health status and identify any potential issues.
  • Free Scaling Treatment: Essential cleaning procedures to remove plaque and tartar buildup, promoting gum health.
  • GIS Restoration and Extraction: Necessary interventions, including restoration of cavities and extractions as deemed appropriate by the consulting dentists.
  • Other Treatments at Discounted Prices: Additional dental treatments were made available at reduced rates, ensuring affordability for all.

The dental camp was hosted at the Community Diagnostic Centre, providing a convenient and accessible venue for attendees. Individuals had ample opportunity to seek professional consultation and treatment. The event boasted a team of esteemed consultant doctors from Hi-Tech Dental College and Hospital, comprisingnDr. Samarjeet J. Pattnaik, Professor & Head of Department; Dr. Micky Kumari, Lecturer; Dr. Ekta Mohapatra, House Surgeon; and Dr. G. Diptimayee Dora, House Surgeon.

Their expertise and commitment to community oral health played a pivotal role in the success of the dental camp, ensuring quality care and guidance for all attendees. The initiative exemplifies Centurion University’s commitment to serving the community by addressing critical healthcare needs. By collaborating with reputable institutions like Hi-Tech Dental College and Hospital, we strive to foster a culture of health and well-being while extending our outreach to those in underserved areas.

As we reflect on the success of the Free Dental Camp, we remain dedicated to exploring further avenues for community engagement and healthcare outreach, empowering individuals to prioritize their oral health and overall well-being.

OPTCL Delegation Visits the University for Insight into Management Trainee Program

On the 9th of February 2024, Centurion University welcomed a distinguished delegation from OPTCL comprising five senior officials, including Chandrashekhar Pradhan – CGM HR, Anita Mohapatra – GM HR, and Punam Jojo – L & D incharge. The purpose of their visit was to explore the facilities available for conducting their management trainees’ induction program.

The delegation’s visit commenced with a warm welcome at the Pollinators Paradise, setting the tone for an insightful journey through the campus. From the outset, it was evident that the agenda was meticulously crafted to showcase the diverse facets of the University.

The tour kicked off with a brief yet informative session on transformative initiatives such as Waste to Wealth, WELL, and Pavers, underscoring the institution’s commitment to sustainability and innovation. The delegation then proceeded to explore the Apparel COE/CCD, witnessing firsthand the integration of academic rigour with industry relevance.

As they navigated through the campus, the delegation gained insights into the ecosystem, fostering practical learning and industrial exposure for students. The itinerary included a much-needed break at the CCC Coffee break, fostering informal exchanges and networking opportunities.

The subsequent visits to the School of Maritime and the School of Paramedics & Allied Health Sciences showcased the institution’s investment in specialized domains, catering to the evolving needs of the industry. The discussions around Industry 5.0 underscored the proactive approach of the University towards embracing emerging trends and technologies.
The highlight of the visit was perhaps the interactive session over lunch, providing a platform for meaningful dialogue and exchange of ideas. Here, the OPTCL delegation had the opportunity to delve deeper into the synergies between their organizational objectives and the capabilities of the University.

The visit concluded on a promising note, with both parties expressing optimism about potential collaborations in the future. The OPTCL delegation lauded the infrastructure, academic rigour, and industry interface offered by the University, recognizing it as a fertile ground for nurturing future leaders and driving social impact through CSR initiatives. As the delegation bid farewell, the echoes of their visit lingered, symbolizing the beginning of a journey towards mutual growth and prosperity. Indeed, the visit served as a testament to the transformative power of collaboration and the shared pursuit of excellence in education and corporate citizenship.
The visit of the OPTCL delegation to the University was not just a routine affair; it was a convergence of visionaries, laying the groundwork for a symbiotic partnership aimed at shaping a brighter tomorrow.

Centurion University’s Alumni Meet 2024

Centurion University, Odisha, recently witnessed a heartening reunion as alumni from the batches of 1998-2002 & 1999-2003 gathered for the Alumni Meet 2024. Held on the picturesque Paralakhemundi campus on the 3rd and 4th of February 2024, the event marked a celebration of nostalgia, camaraderie, and a renewed commitment to the alma mater’s growth.

From the outset, the atmosphere was filled with warmth and anticipation as more than 25 alumni and their families were welcomed by enthusiastic student volunteers and faculty members. The occasion was marked by special gestures, including the distribution of custom-designed T-shirts, symbolizing the unity and shared experiences of the alumni community.

The inaugural day commenced with a poignant interaction session led by Dr. D. N. Rao, Vice President of Centurion University, who eloquently traced the institution’s journey from JITM@1998 to CUTM@2024. Dr. Rao’s address set the tone for the alumni to reflect on their past and envision a collaborative future with their alma mater.

The alumni were presented with a comprehensive outline of expectations towards contributing to the university’s development. Ranging from fostering industry connections to supporting academic initiatives, alumni were called upon to play pivotal roles in mentoring current students, aiding in placement activities, and engaging in social entrepreneurship endeavours.

Throughout the day, attendees shared cherished memories, exchanged experiences, and expressed their unwavering commitment to the university’s progress. The felicitation of senior members and engaging speeches, notably by Mr. Manoj Nayak, President of the JITM-CUTM Alumni Association, underscored the significance of alumni involvement in shaping the institution’s trajectory.

Among the distinguished attendees were Dr. Anita Patra, Registrar, Dr. Durga Prasad Padhi, Dr. Sangram Keshari Swain, Prof. Sambeet Patro, Dr. Prajna Pani, Dr. Atanu Deb, and Mr. Bishnu Pal, alumni coordinator, who played instrumental roles in organizing and facilitating the event.

A highlight of the event was the campus tour, where alumni witnessed firsthand the transformation of Centurion University into a hub of academic excellence and social responsibility. The palpable sense of pride and nostalgia resonated as alumni revisited familiar halls, labs, and classrooms, marvelling at the institution’s evolution.

The evening unfolded with vibrant cultural performances by student volunteers, showcasing the diverse heritage and talents within the Centurion community. From folk dances to stand-up comedy, the event brimmed with energy and laughter, fostering bonds across generations.

Day two dawned with a spirit of exploration as alumni embarked on a journey to Mahendragiri Hill, immersing themselves in the rich biodiversity of the Eastern Ghats. Amidst lush landscapes and medicinal plants, participants embraced nature’s tranquillity, forging deeper connections beyond the confines of academia.

Behind the scenes, the success of the Alumni Meet was attributed to the meticulous coordination of faculty members and the unwavering support of administrative teams. Their dedication ensured a seamless experience for all attendees, reinforcing the spirit of unity and collaboration.

As the Alumni Meet drew to a close, the air was charged with optimism and enthusiasm. The event served as a catalyst for renewed bonds, shared aspirations, and a collective resolve to propel Centurion University towards greater heights. With promises of future reunions and continued engagement, alumni departed with hearts full of memories and a shared vision for the alma mater’s enduring legacy.

In retrospect, the Alumni Meet 2024 stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of Centurion University—a beacon of excellence guided by the collective efforts and unwavering support of its alumni community. As the echoes of laughter and camaraderie linger, the event remains etched in the annals of Centurion’s history, inspiring generations to come.

Centurion University Successfully Hosts Conference on the Recent Advances in Allied Medical Sciences

Centurion University proudly hosted a groundbreaking conference on February 2, 2024, focusing on the latest advancements in Allied Medical Sciences. Held at its Bhubaneswar campus, the event brought together esteemed professionals, scholars, and healthcare experts to share insights, discuss emerging trends, and explore collaborative opportunities.

The conference began with a warm welcome and opening remarks by Prof. Biswajit Mishra, the Pro Vice Chancellor of Centurion University, Odisha. The lighting of the lamp symbolized the enlightenment that was to follow, marking the start of a journey into medical innovation and excellence.

In response to the evolving healthcare needs, the School Of Paramedics & Allied Health Sciences at Centurion University announced the launch of the MSc Medical Microbiology program. This initiative aims to equip students with essential knowledge and practical skills to tackle emerging health challenges, including antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases, and to meet the demands of today’s medical landscape.

Distinguished speakers from various domains of Allied Medical Sciences contributed their expertise to enrich the discourse. Dr. Jyotiranjan Sahoo from NISER shared insights into neurology, while Prof. (Dr.) Sachidananda Mohanty emphasized collaborative efforts in advancing healthcare delivery systems. The opening of the book titled “The Health of New India” and a tour of the department followed, officiated by Prof. Mohanty.

Professor (Dr.) Sanjay Rajpal conducted a session on life skills and motivation, and the event concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by Mr. Debipada Mishra, Manager I & EI at SoPAHS, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Bhubaneswar.

Dr. Gautam Patnaik shed light on microbiology and its implications for public health, while Mr. M Vinay Dinakaran, Founder of Mana Eye care Pvt. Ltd., and Dr. Vijay Kumar Kalavakunta discussed optometry, vision science, and holistic wellness.

Panel discussions moderated by experts explored topics ranging from diagnostics and radiology to nursing and public health, providing a platform for collaborative exchange and debate.

Professor Sunil K. Jha expressed gratitude to the guests and unveiled the cover page of a book titled “Empowering Wellness: Recent Allied Health Advancements.” Dr. Jyotiranjan delivered a presentation on trends in physiotherapy, followed by Dr. Gautam Patnaik’s discussion on microbiology and diagnostic techniques.

Panel discussions moderated by experts explored topics ranging from diagnostics and radiology to nursing and public health, providing a platform for collaborative exchange and debate.

Professor Sunil K. Jha expressed gratitude to the guests and unveiled the cover page of a book titled “Empowering Wellness: Recent Allied Health Advancements.” Dr. Jyotiranjan delivered a presentation on trends in physiotherapy, followed by Dr. Gautam Patnaik’s discussion on microbiology and diagnostic techniques.

Centurion University and Rastriya Banijya Bank Limited Join Forces to Enhance Employee Capacity

On February 1st, 2024, a significant partnership was forged between Centurion University and Rastriya Banijya Bank Limited (RBBL), Nepal, as they inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at enriching the skill sets of RBBL employees. The signing ceremony, hosted at Centurion University’s Paralakekhmundi campus, symbolized the commencement of a strategic alliance geared towards fostering capacity building within the banking sector.

Centurion University, esteemed for its dedication to excellence in education and skill development, has long been committed to empowering individuals with relevant knowledge and expertise. With its widespread campuses catering to diverse educational needs, Centurion University stands as a beacon of transformative education in various regions. On the other hand, Rastriya Banijya Bank Limited (RBBL) holds a prominent position in Nepal’s financial landscape, championing financial inclusion and driving economic growth across the nation through its legacy of service and innovation.

The primary objective of the MoU is to provide comprehensive capacity-building training to RBBL employees, with an ambitious annual target of 500 individuals. Through this collaborative endeavor, Centurion University aims to equip RBBL staff with the essential skills and knowledge required to effectively navigate the dynamic challenges prevalent in the financial sector.

The signing ceremony witnessed the active participation of distinguished representatives from Rastriya Banijya Bank Ltd. and Centurion University. Notable personalities from RBBL included Mr. Debesh Prasad Lohani, Deputy Executive Officer; Mrs. Durga Kumari Kandel, Deputy Executive Officer; Mr. Binod Nyoupane, Manager; Mr. Bhim Prasad Ghimire, Chief Manager; and Mrs. Padma Laxmi G.C, Chief Manager. Additionally, Dr. Binod Atreya from the Banking, Finance, and Insurance Institute of Nepal (BFIN) graced the occasion with his presence.

From Centurion University, key figures contributing to the initiative included Prof. DN Rao, Vice President; Prof. Supriya Patnaik, Vice-Chancellor of the Odisha Campus; Dr. PK Mohanty, Vice-Chancellor of the Andhra Pradesh Campus; Dr. Anita Patra, Registrar of the Odisha Campus; Dr. Prajna Pani; Mr. Veer Pratap; and Dr. Girija Nandini.

This collaborative partnership underscores the shared commitment of Centurion University and Rastriya Banijya Bank Limited towards fostering excellence, innovation, and sustainable development. Together, they envision a future where empowered individuals drive positive change and contribute to the advancement of society.

Centurion University Students Volunteer at National Street Children’s Day 2024

In a world where compassion often lights the path to change, the students of Centurion University proudly stepped forward to participate in the National Street Children’s Day 2024, held in conjunction with the 10th Anniversary of Ashayen. From January 29th to January 31st, 2024, our students engaged wholeheartedly in a series of events aimed at advocating for and supporting the rights and education of street children.

The journey commenced with a spirited Mini Marathon on January 29th, themed “ଭିକ୍ଷା ନୁହେଁ ଶିକ୍ଷା” (Bhikhya Nuhe Shikhya), translating to “Education, not Begging.” Students joined hands with Ashayen near Odisha Khadi and Gramodyog Board, Kharabela Nagar, Unit-3, Bhubaneswar, to raise awareness and support the cause. The presence of esteemed guests, including Dr. Amar Patnaik, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, further fueled the spirit of the event.

On January 30th, our students actively participated in the 1st National Consultation on Children Living in Street Situations (CiSS) held at the Auditorium, Campus- 5, KIIT. Engaging in insightful discussions alongside notable speakers like Ms. Lalita Patnaik from UNICEF and Ms. Sumitra Jena, Advisor W&CD, Govt. of Odisha, our students voiced their commitment to advocate for the rights and education of street children.

The culminating day, January 31st, witnessed a celebration of resilience and talent as Ashayen commemorated its annual day and National Street Children’s Day at KIIT Campus-5, Bhubaneswar. Our students immersed themselves in various workshops, engaging with the children and fostering creativity and learning. Esteemed guests, including Ollywood actresses Ms. Usasi Misra and Anu Choudhury, witnessed the remarkable talents nurtured by Ashayen over the years.

Dr. Sangram Keshari Swain, Dean, Students’ Welfare, at Centurion University expressed his enthusiasm and said, “Centurion University is honored to have participated in the National Street Children’s Day 2024, advocating for the rights and education of street children alongside Ashayen. We have been contributing to such a noble cause for the last 15 years and 10 years with Ashayen. Our students remain committed to fostering compassion and community engagement for a better tomorrow.”

Centurion University extends heartfelt gratitude to Team Ashayen for the invitation and the opportunity to contribute to such a noble cause. We commend the dedication and commitment of our student volunteers who selflessly dedicated their time and effort to support the marginalized and advocate for their rights.

As we reflect on the events of National Street Children’s Day 2024, we reaffirm our commitment to creating a more inclusive and compassionate society. Through education, advocacy, and community engagement, we aspire to build a world where every child, regardless of their circumstances, has access to a bright and promising future. In the spirit of unity and compassion, let us continue to stand in solidarity with the marginalized and work towards a brighter tomorrow.

Centurion University and SVNIRTAR Forge Alliance to Elevate Student Opportunities

In an extraordinary moment for allied health education and research, Centurion University, Odisha, and SVNIRTAR (Swami Vivekanand National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research) joined forces by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 1st February 2024. The exchange of the MoU, held at SVNIRTAR, involved esteemed representatives including Dr. P. P. Mohanty, Director of SVNIRTAR, Mr. Sukanta Parida, Director of Centurion University’s Admissions & Marketing, and Prof. Sunil Jha, Director of Centurion University’s School of Paramedics and Allied Health Sciences.

Graded A+ by NAAC and recognized as a Skill University by the Government of Odisha and Centre of Excellence by the Government of India, Centurion University brings its formidable reputation and expertise to this transformative collaboration. SVNIRTAR stands as a beacon of excellence in rehabilitation education, research, and patient care, renowned for its commitment to empowering individuals with disabilities through comprehensive rehabilitation programs.

The core objective of this collaboration is to facilitate enhanced opportunities for student internships, project engagements, and joint research endeavors. With a focus on enriching learning experiences, providing industry exposure, and fostering research in rehabilitation and allied sciences, particularly in Physiotherapy and BNYS (Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences) programs, the MoU sets the stage for mutual learning, skill development, and knowledge exchange among students and faculty members alike.

Dr. Mohanty expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “This partnership opens new avenues for collaborative innovation.” Mr. Parida underscored the significance of practical learning experiences, while Prof. Jha highlighted the potential for joint research to address pressing healthcare challenges.

Through this strategic alliance, Centurion University and SVNIRTAR reaffirm their commitment to driving excellence in allied health education, research, and practice. By leveraging the collective expertise and resources available at both institutions, they aim to nurture the next generation of healthcare professionals equipped with the skills, knowledge, and compassion to address the evolving healthcare needs of society.

Aligned with their shared vision, Centurion University and SVNIRTAR eagerly anticipate exploring new avenues of collaboration and innovation, thereby paving the way for transformative advancements in allied health sciences and rehabilitation practices.

The signing of the MoU marks a pivotal moment in the journey towards empowering students, fostering research excellence, and promoting inclusive healthcare practices, as Centurion University and SVNIRTAR stand poised to lead the way towards a brighter, more inclusive future in allied health education and research.

State Bank of Mauritius Chief Risk Officer Explores Centurion University’s Path of Innovation and Sustainability

Centurion University’s Jatni campus welcomed a distinguished guest on January 31, 2024, as Mr. Narendra Patra, the esteemed Chief Risk Officer of State Bank of Mauritius (SBM), embarked on a journey of exploration and discovery. His visit not only highlighted the university’s innovative initiatives but also underscored the shared values of innovation, collaboration, and sustainability.

During his insightful tour, Mr. Patra had the opportunity to immerse himself in the vibrant ecosystem of Centurion University. From the serene confines of the Pollinators Paradise to the bustling halls of the Apparel Center of Excellence, he witnessed firsthand the institution’s commitment to sustainability and vocational training. The transformative projects like Waste to Wealth resonated with Mr. Patra, reflecting the university’s ingenious approach to tackling environmental challenges while creating tangible value from resources.

One of the highlights of Mr. Patra’s visit was his interaction with the students and faculty, underscoring the pivotal role of collaboration in shaping educational ecosystems. The School of Maritime, with its state-of-the-art facilities and practical training programs, left a lasting impression on Mr. Patra, who recognized its significance in preparing students for careers in the maritime industry.

Beyond vocational training, Centurion University’s interdisciplinary approach to education captivated Mr. Patra. Departments such as Law and Renewable Energy showcased the institution’s commitment to addressing contemporary challenges through research and innovation. The exploration of cutting-edge technologies at the Industry 5.0 lab further emphasized Centurion’s forward-looking stance and its readiness to embrace the digital age.
Mr. Patra’s remarks encapsulated the essence of his visit, acknowledging Centurion University’s role as a beacon of innovation and social responsibility. His appreciation for the institution’s holistic approach to education, coupled with its unwavering dedication to societal welfare, reaffirmed Centurion’s commitment to fostering inclusive growth and empowerment.
Centurion University takes pride in its journey of continuous innovation and social impact. Through its myriad programs and projects, the university remains steadfast in its mission to bridge the gap between education and employability, thereby empowering individuals from diverse backgrounds to realize their full potential.

As Mr. Patra’s visit concludes, Centurion University looks forward to further collaboration and partnership opportunities that will continue to shape a brighter, more sustainable future for generations to come.

Centurion University Successfully Concludes Health, Safety & Social Security Seminar in Collaboration with Indo-German Focal Point

In a bid to prioritize the health, safety, and social well-being of its academic community, Centurion University of Technology and Management (CUTM), in collaboration with Indo-German Focal Point (IGFP), recently hosted a thought-provoking seminar.

The seminar, held on January 20, 2024, brought together distinguished speakers, each an expert in their respective fields. Prof. Subhashis Sahu, Dr. Rama Chandra Rout, Dr. sc. ETH Mark Füllemann, and Dr. Malay Kumar Pradhan shared profound insights on stress management, communicable diseases, preventive measures, daily management behavior, and workplace safety.

The interactive sessions provided a platform for engaging discussions, allowing attendees to delve into the nuances of health and safety. The distinguished visitors shared their expertise, fostering an environment conducive to learning and exchange. Visitor remarks and feedback were not only encouraging but also immensely valuable, offering a diverse range of perspectives on creating a secure academic environment.

Centurion University, recognized for its commitment to academic excellence and holistic development, spearheaded this initiative to emphasize the significance of health and safety in the academic setting. The university continues to be at the forefront of initiatives that prioritize the well-being of its students, staff, and faculty.

The collaboration between Centurion University and Indo-German Focal Point marked a significant step toward fostering global partnerships. The seminar served as a platform for shared learning and expertise, contributing to the ongoing collaboration between the two institutions. This partnership aims to enhance academic and cultural ties with a shared mission of promoting health, safety, and social security in academic environments.

As the event concluded successfully, the insights gained will undoubtedly serve as a blueprint for future initiatives. The seminar not only emphasized the importance of health and safety but also highlighted the power of collaborative efforts in creating a secure and thriving academic community.

In essence, the Health, Safety & Social Security Seminar at Centurion University was more than an event; it was a collective commitment to fostering an environment where knowledge flourishes and well-being takes precedence. This marks the beginning of a new chapter in the university’s ongoing efforts to create a safe and enriching learning experience for all.

Australian Consul General Commends Centurion University’s Innovative Approach to Skill Training

In a significant stride towards fostering bilateral ties in education and skill development, Ms Rowan Ainsworth, the Australian Consul General to India, recently visited Centurion University. Accompanied by Ms Angelina Nair, Senior Research and Visits Officer from the Australian Consulate-General in Kolkata, Ms Ainsworth’s visit aimed to explore collaborative opportunities and strengthen the educational partnership between Australia and India.
Centurion University, known for its innovative and practical approach to education, received high praise from Ms Ainsworth during her exploratory visit. A seasoned diplomat and career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Ms Ainsworth has a distinguished background, including her role as Counsellor (Political) at the Australian Embassy in Paris and her current position as Consul General in Kolkata. Her responsibilities involve supporting Australia’s expanding trade, commercial, and investment interests in several eastern and north-eastern Indian states.

Ms Ainsworth expressed her admiration for Centurion University’s unique methods of education delivery. She commended the institution for its innovative and diversified approach to imparting real-life skills to students, ensuring they are well-prepared for the challenges they will face post-graduation. The Consul General particularly applauded the integration of hands-on skill training and production in every aspect of education, highlighting the university’s commitment to preparing students for entrepreneurship. In a gesture steeped in symbolism and goodwill, Centurion University commemorated the visit of Ms Rowan Ainsworth, the Australian Consul General to India, by planting a Sandalwood tree on its campus grounds. This meaningful act not only serves as a lasting tribute to the visit but also represents a commitment to fostering collaboration, growth, and environmental sustainability.

One notable aspect of Ms Ainsworth’s visit was her recognition of Centurion University’s efforts in short and long-term skill training for Australia’s First Nation students. She lauded the university’s dedication to this cause and expressed hope that the program could evolve into a significant collaboration endeavour between Australia and India.

Centurion University, true to its mission of providing relevant and quality education with a practical focus, received global recognition through Ms Ainsworth’s commendation. The Consul General’s acknowledgement adds a prestigious dimension to the university’s ongoing efforts, emphasising the importance of its role in preparing students for the global workforce.

Ms Ainsworth’s background and expertise in diplomacy, coupled with her appreciation for Centurion University’s approach, underscore the potential for meaningful collaborations in education and skill development between the two nations. The university eagerly looks forward to potential partnerships that can further enhance the exchange of knowledge and skills between Australia and India.

In her role as Consul General in Kolkata, Ms Ainsworth is positioned to support Australia’s trade, commercial, and investment interests in the eastern and north-eastern Indian states. This visit not only strengthens diplomatic ties but also opens doors for future collaborations that can positively impact the educational landscape of both nations.

The Vice-Chancellor, Odisha, Centurion University, Supriya Pattanayak, warmly welcomed Ms Rowan Ainsworth and personally guided her through the campus. As Centurion University remains steadfast in its commitment to practical and innovative education, the visit by the Australian Consul General marks a significant milestone in the institution’s journey towards global recognition and collaborative excellence. The university eagerly anticipates a future marked by fruitful partnerships and shared success in the realms of education and skill development.