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.

Three-day hands-on training organized by the Department of Botany in collaboration with CenOmics!

 

Ready to dive into the fascinating world of Molecular Biology? Join us for a three-day hands-on training organized by the Department of Botany in collaboration with CenOmics! 

Over the course of three days, we’ll cover a range of basic and advanced methods. From mastering extraction techniques to understanding PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction), gel electrophoresis, and the ins and outs of restriction digestion, this workshop will take you through the essentials. But wait, there’s more! We’ll also explore the intriguing realms of cloning and transformation, gene sequencing, and the subsequent data analysis involved.

So, if you’re curious about Molecular Biology and eager to get hands-on experience, mark your calendars! Let’s unlock the mysteries of the microscopic world together. See you there!

For registration please find the link below.

Cyrra’s Exciting Visit to Centurion University Empower Cyber Safety

In a world driven by technology, the rise of cybercrime poses a significant threat to individuals and communities alike. As we navigate the digital landscape, the importance of cybersecurity cannot be overstated. At Centurion University, we have taken a proactive step towards ensuring a safer online environment for all, aligning our efforts with broader sustainability goals.

The Odisha Cyber Safety Campaign, inaugurated by the Honorable Chief Minister of Odisha, Shree Naveen Patnaik, marks a pivotal moment in our commitment to building a secure digital future. Running from September 30th to October 15th, 2023, this campaign seeks to raise awareness about the growing menace of cybercrime while emphasizing the importance of cyber safety. It aligns perfectly with our mission to empower our students and local communities with the knowledge and tools needed to thrive in an increasingly digital world.

Our involvement in the campaign is not just symbolic; it is a testament to our dedication to creating a safer and more sustainable future. Today, we had the privilege of hosting the Cyber Rath on our campus. Over 150 students actively participated, along with our 20 dedicated Cyber Volunteers. The presence of ‘Cyrra,’ the campaign mascot, injected enthusiasm and curiosity among our students, making the learning experience engaging and memorable.

One of the most impactful aspects of the day was the interactive session with officers from the Odisha Police. Students seized the opportunity to ask questions, gaining deeper insights into the campaign’s objectives and the broader issue of cybersecurity. This exchange of knowledge is essential as it equips our students with practical skills and awareness, aligning perfectly with our commitment to providing quality education.

At Centurion University, we understand that cybersecurity is not just a technological challenge but a societal one. By actively participating in initiatives like the Odisha Cyber Safety Campaign, we align ourselves with broader goals of fostering safer, more inclusive, and resilient communities. This commitment indirectly contributes to Sustainable Development Goals that promote peace, justice, and strong institutions, as well as quality education for all.

In the age of digital transformation, our actions today will shape the world of tomorrow. We urge everyone to join us in raising awareness about cyber safety, and together, let’s make the digital world a safer place for all. As we empower ourselves with knowledge and skills, we move closer to achieving a sustainable and secure future, in harmony with the evolving demands of our time.

Be Aware, Be Safe. Together, We Secure the Future.

Seminar on Higher Education Abroad by Dr. Sk. Aktar Ali

Navigating Higher Studies Abroad: Centurion University's Insightful Seminar

Centurion University, a hub of educational excellence, recently hosted a two-day seminar on October 3rd and 4th, 2023, focused on helping students pursue a successful career in higher studies abroad. The event brought together students, faculty, and renowned experts in the field, providing valuable insights into educational opportunities and employment prospects across Europe.

The highlight of the seminar was the presence of Dr. Sk. Aktar Ali, a distinguished scholar from the Department of Educational Science at the University of Turku, Finland. Dr. Ali’s visit was made possible through the Erasmus Plus program’s Study in Europe Project, which fosters academic exchange and collaboration on a global scale.

The seminar received strong support from all Deans and Heads of Departments (HoDs) at Centurion University. Their collective efforts aimed to encourage students from various disciplines to actively participate in this enlightening event.

On the first day of the seminar, Deans and HoDs from the School of Applied Science (SoAS), School of Public Health and Applied Sciences (SoPAHS), and School of Forensic Sciences (SoFS) rallied to inform and inspire their students. They ensured maximum attendance, recognizing the immense value this seminar held for aspiring scholars.

The second day saw equal enthusiasm as Deans and HoDs from the School of Engineering and Technology (SoET), School of Management (SoM), School of Vocational Education and Training (SoVET), School of Pharmacy (SoP), and School of Liberal Studies (SoL) played a pivotal role in disseminating information about the seminar to their respective students.

To make the event accessible to all students across Centurion University’s various campuses, a convenient online mode using a Google Link was provided. This approach enabled students to engage with the seminar’s content regardless of their location.

The seminar’s agenda was structured to address key aspects of pursuing higher studies abroad. The first session delved into the employment prospects and educational opportunities available across Europe. Dr. Sk. Aktar Ali, the guest speaker, shared his extensive knowledge and insights, providing attendees with a deeper understanding of the opportunities awaiting them.

The second session focused on the practical steps and essential considerations for students looking to apply for international programs. Dr. Ali’s expertise in development economics, higher education management, policy research, lifelong learning, and diplomatic relations between India and Europe added tremendous value to the discussion.

Centurion University is proud to have successfully organized this seminar, empowering students with the knowledge and confidence to pursue higher studies abroad. The event underscored the institution’s commitment to providing holistic educational experiences and opportunities for personal and professional growth.

As students continue their academic journeys, the insights gained from this seminar will undoubtedly serve as a guiding light, opening doors to a world of possibilities. Centurion University remains dedicated to nurturing talent, fostering global perspectives, and shaping future leaders ready to make a positive impact on the world.

Stay tuned for more enriching events and opportunities at Centurion University as we continue to empower the next generation of thinkers, innovators, and global citizens.

Centurion University Celebrates 25 Blood Donation Drives: A Silver Jubilee of Saving Lives

In a remarkable display of compassion, commitment, and community spirit, Centurion University in Odisha celebrated the silver jubilee of its blood donation drive on the 30th of September, 2023. This institution has been a beacon of hope, bringing together students, faculty, and the local community to save lives through voluntary blood donations. This momentous occasion witnessed the donation of over 320 units of blood, a testament to the enduring spirit of altruism that has defined Centurion’s legacy.

The grand event was inaugurated by Dr. Supriya Pattanayak, the esteemed Vice Chancellor of Centurion University, Odisha. Dr. Biswajit Mishra, the Pro Vice Chancellor, and Dr. Binayak Prusty, a distinguished doctor from the Central Red Cross Blood Bank in Katak, were also present to grace the occasion. The gathering included enthusiastic faculties, dedicated staff, and passionate students who have all contributed to making this event a resounding success.

The event was inaugurated by Dr. Supriya Pattanayak, Vice Chancellor of Centurion University, Odisha with Dr. Biswajit Mishra, Pro Vice Chancellor, and Dr. Binayak Prusty, a distinguished doctor from the Central Red Cross Blood Bank in Katak.

One remarkable highlight of the day was the felicitation of Dr. Sangram Keshari Swain, a true hero who has donated blood an astonishing 75 times, earning him the prestigious Platinum Jubilee honour. Dr. Swain’s unwavering commitment to this noble cause serves as an inspiration to all, embodying the very essence of selflessness and compassion. Vice Chancellor Dr. Supriya Pattanayak presented Dr. Swain with a memento, recognizing his extraordinary dedication to saving lives.

Dr. Sangram Keshari Swain has donated blood an astonishing 75 times, earning him the prestigious Platinum Jubilee honour.

Centurion University’s commitment to community health outreach has been evident throughout its journey, with continuous student volunteer programs and collaborations forming an integral part of its mission. This Mega Voluntary Blood Donation Camp aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically:

  1. Good Health and Well-being (SDG 3): The blood donation drive directly contributes to ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all, as it provides a critical resource for medical emergencies and treatment.
  2. Quality Education (SDG 4): Through its volunteer programs, Centurion University not only fosters a spirit of service but also provides its students with a holistic education that goes beyond academics.
  3. Partnerships for the Goals (SDG 17): Collaborations with entities like the Central Red Cross Blood Bank and Odisha Mo Parivar-Jiban Bindu exemplify the power of partnerships in achieving sustainable development.

The gathering, comprising enthusiastic faculty, dedicated staff, and passionate students, all participated enthusiastically.

This monumental milestone of 25 blood donation drives would not have been possible without the collective efforts of donors, volunteers, and the support of various departments and programs within the university. The Central Red Cross Blood Bank, Katak, and Odisha Mo Parivar-Jiban Bindu teams played a crucial role in the successful execution of the blood drive, demonstrating the power of collaboration in serving the greater good.

The gratitude extends to the dedicated student coordinators of the CSR who played a pivotal role in making this event a resounding success. Such occasions provide an opportunity to witness the heartwarming moments and the collective spirit of humanity that filled the air during this significant event as a testament to the power of unity and selflessness in the pursuit of a noble cause.

The resounding success of the event would not have been possible without the dedicated student coordinators of the CSR and the collaborative efforts of donors, volunteers, and university departments.

Centurion University’s Silver Jubilee Blood Donation Drive serves as a shining example of how educational institutions can transcend their academic roles and become pillars of strength and support for their communities. It is a reminder that while knowledge and skills are essential, it is the human spirit of compassion and solidarity that truly defines the legacy of an institution, advancing the cause of the Sustainable Development Goals and creating a brighter future for all.

Centurion University Empowers Sustainable Futures Through The Nutritional Garden & Natural Resource Management Workshop

At Centurion University, our commitment to sustainable development goes beyond textbooks and classrooms. It extends to the very heart of our community, where we nurture not only the minds of our students but also the soil beneath our feet. In this spirit, we proudly present the story of our recent event, the “Nutritional Garden & Natural Resource Management Workshop.”

On September 29th and September 30th, 2023, buzzed with anticipation. The objective was clear: to equip participants with the essential knowledge and skills for sustainable resource utilization, aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Leading the way was our esteemed resource person, Mr. Bijay Kumar Toppo from FES-Koraput. With his extensive expertise, Mr. Toppo guided participants through the intricacies of nutritional gardening practices and effective natural resource management. But that’s not all. We were also privileged to have Mr Samar Sekhara Khuntia, a State-level Master Trainer under the Odisha Livelihood Mission. Mr. Khuntia, a Block-level Resource person for the implementation of Nutrition Gardens, brought invaluable insights and practical tips to enrich the overall learning experience.

While the workshop was designed to benefit students and academics in agriculture and related fields, it was open to anyone passionate about sustainable agriculture and nutrition. This diversity brought a wealth of perspectives, creating a dynamic learning environment that fostered collaboration and knowledge exchange.

The workshop’s engaging sessions covered a range of topics, from the fundamentals of nutritional gardening to advanced techniques in natural resource management. But this wasn’t a one-way street; participants had the opportunity to interact with the resource persons, ask questions, and engage in hands-on activities to reinforce their learning.

As we reflect on the success of this workshop, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Bijay Kumar Toppo and Mr. Samar Sekhara Khuntia for their invaluable contributions. Their passion and expertise significantly enhanced the quality of the learning experience for all participants.

Looking ahead, Centurion University remains committed to organising more such events in the future. Our aim is to continue promoting sustainable practices in agriculture and nutrition. As we do so, we also contribute to the global effort to advance the United Nations SDGs, making our planet a better place for future generations. Such endeavours are aimed at a more sustainable workshop, and be part of our mission to empower through education and advance sustainable development.

At Centurion University, we believe that education isn’t just about what happens inside the classroom; it’s about making a positive impact on the world around us. Together, we are writing a story of empowerment, sustainability, and progress.

A Hybrid Poster/Paper Presentation on the eve of GIS Day November 15th 2023

We are pleased to announce that the Department of Civil Engineering and Center for Data Science and Machine Learning, Centurion University of Technology and Management (CUTM) is organizing the “GIS Day” on November 15th 2023 in association with ESRI Pvt. Ltd, India by organizing an A Hybrid Poster/Paper Presentation among students/faculties/research scholars/industry personnel.
“GIS Day is a wonderful opportunity for professionals worldwide to get together to share the amazing things they are doing. This Year 3rd time we are celebrating GIS day at CUTM Paralakhemundi. This global event fosters awareness about GIS technology, its significance, and beyond. It offers a platform for organizations, schools, and communities to engage in activities, workshops, and presentations that showcase GIS applications in urban planning, environmental conservation, disaster management, and more.”
Registration:
  • Early bird Indian Participants: INR 250
  • Late registration: INR 300 
  • Early bird for foreign participants: USD 15 
  • Late registration: USD 20 

Early bird registration will be up to 22.10.2023 and Late registration will be up to 30.10.2023

Registration and Abstract submission

Award: Participants successfully completing this presentation will be awarded a certificate of presentation. Best poster presenter will also be awarded with a certificate.

All selected papers will be published in “Scopus Indexed” conference proceedings and Abstracts will be published in “GIS day Souvenir”

Important Dates

  • Registration and Abstract by: 22th Oct 2023 
  • Full Poster/Paper Submission by: 30th Oct 2023
  • Acceptance Intimation by: 5th Nov 2023

Contact Information

Dr. Prafulla Kumar Panda, Associate Professor and

Head, Dept. of Civil Engg. Mobile: 9438269572

Email: [email protected]


Dr. Bibhuti Bhusan Sahoo,Assistant Professor

Department of Agricultural Engineering

Mobile: 7978173351 

Email: [email protected]


Any query contact : [email protected]

Centurion University’s Dr Pratyush Kumar Das Clinches 3rd Prize at National Innovation Challenge

In a resounding triumph for Centurion University, Dr. Pratyush Kumar Das, an esteemed Assistant Professor in the School of Agricultural and Bio Engineering, has secured the third prize in the ‘Ideation Category’ at the national-level ILS Innovation Challenge. The competition, organized by DBT – Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) and supported by BIRAC, DST-Govt. of Odisha, and Start-up Odisha, witnessed fierce competition from across the nation, with Dr. Das’s groundbreaking innovation, ‘Polymer-functionalized Bio Beads Enriched Soil Amendment (PBEA) for Paddy Cultivation in Cr (VI) Contaminated Soils,’ emerging as one of the top contenders.

The award ceremony took place on September 26, 2023, during the inaugural session of the Life Science Start-up Summit at ILS, Bhubaneswar. Dr. Pratyush Kumar Das, along with his teammate, Mr. Gyanendra Prasad Panda of DBT-ILS, was honoured for their outstanding contribution to the field of bioscience and biotechnology.

The ILS Innovation Challenge, hosted by the incubation centre at DBT – Institute of Life Sciences, marked a pioneering endeavour to encourage students, scholars, and scientists to explore innovative ideas and solutions in the realm of bioscience and biotechnology. This nationwide competition provided a platform for aspiring start-ups and individuals to showcase their innovations, engage with industry experts and scientists, and ultimately foster the development of entrepreneurial ventures aimed at societal benefit.

Dr. Das’s award-winning innovation addresses a critical environmental issue – the presence of toxic Cr (VI) in soil, primarily originating from mining and industrial activities. This contamination not only jeopardizes agricultural productivity but also poses significant health risks to humans through the consumption of contaminated rice crops. Dr. Pratyush Kumar Das’s pioneering solution involves the use of specific biodegradable polymers in conjunction with targeted microbial species. This unique blend serves as a soil conditioner or an additive to organic compost, enhancing rice growth by promoting nitrogen fixation at the root-soil interface. Moreover, it plays a pivotal role in mitigating the accumulation of the toxic heavy metal, chromium, in rice plants, thereby ensuring the production of safe and uncontaminated rice.

Speaking about his achievement, Dr. Pratyush Kumar Das expressed his gratitude to Centurion University for its support and emphasized the importance of collaborative efforts in addressing pressing environmental challenges. He stated, “This recognition underscores the significance of interdisciplinary research and innovative thinking in the field of agriculture and environmental science. Our work holds the promise of sustainable agricultural practices and a healthier future for communities affected by heavy metal contamination.”

Dr. Das’s remarkable success serves as a testament to Centurion University’s commitment to nurturing excellence and fostering innovation in its academic community. His groundbreaking research not only advances the boundaries of science but also contributes to the well-being of society by addressing a critical environmental concern. His innovative solution holds the potential to transform farming practices and protect both the environment and human health.