The output of the research by the faculty will be published in-house in the form of Working Paper and Research Study. Faculty will be encouraged to publish in referred journals. The output of student’s research will be published as dissertations, thesis or research reports. Each in-house publication will go through a quality assurance process before it is released in the public domain. The Research Coordination Committee may delegate the quality assurance task to the faculty members. If required, language editing facility will be provided to the faculty and the students. It is expected that each faculty will publish at least one Working Paper in a year.

Research Labs and equipment

Model: PJ-A3005D-50 Mitutoyo, Japan

SpecificationLearning ObjectiveLearning OutcomeTools RequiredSafety/Precaution
This is a multi-purpose Profile Projector1.Care & OperationUnderstandingSoft Lens Cleaning ClothApron
for factory inspection use. It can performof Profile ProjectorOperation of Profile Soft Gloves
precision measurement of work piece2. MagnificationProjectorLens CleanerShoes
dimension, contours and surface feature.


3. Dimension &

Knowledge ofMagnifying Lens 
Code No. 302-704-1E (PJ-A3005D-50)Angle MeasuringDimension & Angle  
X axis stroke 50mm, Y axis stroke 50mmTechniquesMeasuring MethodsOperation Guide Book 
Maximum Work Piece Height 123mm3. Result AnalysisHands on Industrial  
Magnification Error ± 0.1mm (in 100mm) Experience  
Magnification Error ± 0.14mm (inFor:   
140mm)DiplomaResearch and  
 B.Sc. / M.Sc.Analysis  
Resolution for coordinate measurementB.Tech /M.Tech   
(X, Y counter)-0.001mmResearch (PhD)   




SpecificationLearning ObjectiveLearning OutcomeTools RequiredSafety/Precaution
The VMF 10/6 designed for testing the1.Sample Preparation as perUnderstand Volatile Matter in CoalGrinderShoes
volatile matter of coal according to ISOStandard Pallet PressApron


Maximum Temperature1000⁰C

Type Front loading

Maximum Continuous Operating

Temperature 900⁰C

Heat-up time 20 minutes to 900°C Dimensions: Internal H x W x D :

( mm) 100 x 210 x 260

Dimensions: External H x W x D (mm)

655 x 435 x 610

Max power (W) 3000

Thermocouple type K

Make: CARBOLITE Limited, Parsons

Lane, Hope, Hope Valley,533 6RB,


GERO GmbH & Co. KG,

Hesselbachstr,15, 75242 Neuhausen,


2.Care & Operation of Furnace

& Accessories

3. Calculate Volatile Matter Percentage



B.Sc. /M.Sc.

B.Tech /M.Tech

Research (PhD)

Evaluate Volatile Matter in Coal

Write a Scientific & Professional

Report for Volatile Matter in Coal

Hands on Industrial Experience


Rack Plate


Hand Gloves




SpecificationLearning ObjectiveLearning OutcomeTools RequiredSafety/Precaution
The ash furnace provides optimum combustion1.Sample Preparation ofUnderstanding Ash Content in CoalGrinderShoes
conditions to ensure complete combustion ofCoal for Ash Analysis as Pallet PressApron
the sample. The necessarily high airflow isper StandardEvaluate & Grading Coal (AshCrucibleHand Gloves
preheated before entering the chamber. The silicon carbide tiles are provided to protect the heating elements from the accumulation of

2.Operation & Care of


3.Grading & Reporting


Write a Professional Scientific Report

Rack Plate



carbon that can occur during applications.

Other heat treatment work can be done in AAF

11/7 furnace at a maximum operating temperature of 1100°C ± 5⁰C

Make: CARBOLITE Limited, Parsons Lane,

Hope, Hope Valley,533 6RB, UNITED


GERO GmbH & Co. KG, Hesselbachstr,15,

75242 Neuhausen, GERMANY

Ash Content in CoalHands on Industrial Experience,  



Model: A300 (HR 320MS) Mitutoyo, Brazil

SpecificationLearning ObjectiveLearning OutcomeTools RequiredSafety/Precaution
The Hardness Tester is designed to test the1.SampleSafe Operation ofWeight:Shoes
hardness of general steel, metals and somePreparationHardness Tester15,30,45,60,100,150 gramsApron
non metals to the Rockwell Hardness Test2.Operation of  Hand Gloves
Method using A, B, C scale.Hardness TesterKnowledge ofDiamond Indenter 
 3. Result AnalysisHardness ScalesSteel Ball Indenter 1/6 inch 
Make: Mitutoyo Sul Americana Ltda, Av,  Flat Anvil -64mm 
Joao Carloos da Silva Borges,1240-CEP Hands on IndustrialHRC Test Block-30 & 
04726-002 Santo Amaro- Sao Paulo-SP,For:Experience60HRC, 90HRB, 65HR30N, 
BRASILDiploma & 70HR30T 
 B.Sc. / M.Sc.Research andAC Adapter 

B.Tech /M.Tech

Research (PhD)




Model: AS 200 digital Retsch GmbH, Germany

SpecificationLearning ObjectiveLearning OutcomeTools RequiredSafety/Precaution
AS 200 have digital time display, interval1.Standard SampleUnderstand Grain Size &1. Vibration DeckShoes
operation and analogue adjustment with opticalPreparationMesh Size2. Sieve SizesApron
monitoring of the vibration height. (vibration2.Arranging Sieves in a 45µmHand Gloves
height adjustable from 0 to 3mm).DeckFamiliarization with ASTM65µm 
 3.Cleaning, Care && ISO Standards125µm 
Electromagnetic driveOperation of SIEVE 250µm 
3 Dimensional Motion of ProjectionsSHAKERResearch & Development500µm 
3000 Vibration / minute4. Result Analysis &and Quality Control of Raw1.0mm 
Quiet Running (65 dB)Report WritingMaterials



Application:For:Hands on Industrial3. Collecting Pan 
Separation, fractioning,DiplomaProduction Experience4. Wet pan 
Particle Size DeterminationB.Sc. / M.Sc.   
Feed material: Powders, Bulk Materials,B.Tech /M.TechIndependent Thinking  


Measuring range: 20μm to 25mm

Maximum Batch Feed Capacity: 3Kg

Maximum No. of Fractions: 9/17

Maximum Mass of Sieve Stack: 4Kg

Make: Retsch GmbH, Retsch-Alle 1-5,

42781 Haan,Germany

Research (PhD)   



Model: 6200 with 1108P Vessel PARR INSTRUMENT COMPANY, USA

SpecificationLearning ObjectiveLearning OutcomeTools RequiredSafety/Precaution
The temperature-controlled water1.SampleCleaning, Care &1108P OxygenShoes
jacketed calorimeter with a built-inPreparation (solid,Operation of a CalorimeterCombustion vesselApron
circulating system and an electric heaterliquid) Oval Bucket – 1 No.Hand
calorimeter with Automatic2.Loading &Test Procedure forIgnition Thread testGloves
Microprocessor Control. It has a built-inOperationCalorific Value of aHeat wire, 
automatic system for charging theProcedure ofSubstanceBenzoic acid pellets 
combustion vessel with oxygen. It isBomb Calorimeter Sample crucibles – 
equipped with high precision electronic3. Result AnalysisUnderstand & EvaluatePK/6 
thermometer. Calorific Value  
A variety of vessels can be used for testing  Oxygen Gas Cylinder 
samples releasing from 52 calories toFor:Write a Professional and47 Liters with Gas 
12,000 calories per test.


B.Sc. / M.Sc.

Scientific ReportRegulator 
Test Hour: 4-7 as equippedB.Tech /M.TechHands on Industrial  
Operator time per test: 6 minResearch (PhD)Experience  

Precision / Repeatability (%RSD): 0.05-


 Analytical and Critical  

Temperature Resolution: 0.0001°C

Removable Vessel & Bucket

Bucket Filling: Manual

Oxygen Filling: Automatic

Combustion Vessel Washing: Manual

Memory1000 Tests





Research Policies & Guidelines


Objectives of Research Policy
The broad objective of the research policy is to provide guide lines for undertaking high impact and context specific applied research so that CUTM will be well-known in the chosen fields in next five years. The objectives include knowledge generation, evidence-based advocacy, experiential learning and strengthening the curriculum.

Organisation of Research Activities
The research activities at CUTM will be organised in a decentralised manner, with minimal central coordination for ensuring standardisation of publication and high quality output. Figure 1 indicates the Research Organisation Structure at CUTM. There will be a Research Policy Group (RPG) headed by the Vice Chancellor with the Director (Research) as the Member Secretary. Other members of the Research Policy Group would constitute Pro-VC (Engineering), Pro VC (Management) and Pro VC (Learning). The Research Policy Group will decide policy guidelines and themes for the research at the University. It will meet twice in a year.

The Research Advisory Group (RAG) comprising of the President (CUTM), Vice-President (CUTM), experts from government, industry, civil society and academia will advise the Research Council about the desired direction and scope of research at CUTM. The RAG will be chaired by the President (CUTM). Director (Research) will be the Member Secretary. RAG will meet once a year.

To operationalise the research activities at department and faculty level, there will be a Research Council (RC) comprising Dean (Engineering), Dean (Management), Dean (TPC) and Director (Research). Director (Research) will be the Chairperson of the Research Committee. The Research Council will meet at least once in three months, facilitate the research activities, monitor progress and ensure timely publication. Every department head or a designated faculty from the department will have single point responsibility for all research related activities of their department and he/she will report to the Director (Research), through respective heads of the department.

There will be a Research Coordination Committee (RCC) comprising Director (Research), Coordinator (Doctoral Research) and Coordinator (Graduate Research). Director (Research) will be the Chairperson of this Committee. She/he will be responsible for research process standardisation, quality assurance, progress monitoring and publication. RCC will meet once in every month

In partial fulfillment of the academic programs, research activities will be taken up by the students at doctoral, masters and graduate level. Similarly faculty also undertakes research in its area of interest. The Research Coordination Committee will ensure that the faculty’s and student’s research activities are standardized, reasonable quality is assured and the output of the research meets the direction recommended by the Research Council. Accordingly, it will be responsible for enhancing research capacity of faculty and students, developing style manual, facilitating linkage with outside institutions and supporting in-house and outside publication. The Research Coordination Committee will create an enabling research environment in the university through weekly seminar series, symposiums, etc. It will network with researchers and institutions for strengthening research activities.

Themes of Research

Although faculty and students can chose their topic of research, considering the need of the university to be well-known in specific areas of interest to the region/state, they will be counselled to undertake research activities in the following thematic areas.

  1. Engineering
    1. Low Cost Building Technology
    2. Watershed Development
    3. Water and Sanitation
    4. Smart Grid
    5. Integrated Energy System
    6. Renewable Energy
    7. Clean Coal Technology
    8. Metal Extraction
    9. Flexible Manufacturing
    10. Cloud Computing
    11. GIS and Remote Sensing
  2. Agriculture
    1. Organic Farming
    2. Organic Manure
    3. Integrated Pest Management
    4. Natural Resource Management
    5. Horticulture
    6. Forestry
    7. Fishery
    8. Goatery
    9. Dairy
  3. Management
    1. Medium and Small Enterprises
    2. Agribusiness Management
    3. Social Entrepreneurship
    4. Rural Marketing
    5. Rural Finance
    6. Sustainable Livelihood Security
    7. Development Communication
    8. Technology Management
  4. Humanities/Social Science/Basic Science
    1. Gender and Development
    2. Sustainable Development
    3. Decentralized Planning
    4. Development Communication
    5. Technology-Society Interface
    6. Disaster Management

Research Publication

The output of the research by the faculty will be published in-house in the form of Working Paper and Research Study. Faculty will be encouraged to publish in refereed journals. The output of students’ research will be published as dissertation, theses or research reports. Each in-house publication will go through a quality assurance process before it is released to public domain. The Research Coordination Committee may delegate the quality assurance task to the faculty members. If required, language editing facility will be provided to the faculty and students. It is expected that each faculty will publish at least one Working paper in a year. The procedure for publication of Working Paper will be as below.

  1. Submission to a committee (to ensure quality of WP’s)
  2. Referee to review the WP internally and assess the criteria – theoretical, empirical contribution by the author
  3. Literature review and inclusion of new material is required
  4. Prescribed referencing pattern has to be followed by the author
  5. Grading of WP’s – i) Publishable, ii) Publishable with revision, iii) Not publishable
  6. Referee reports should be available in 3 weeks time
  7. The working paper can be put on hold, if it hampers the publication of the same in a journal

Incentives for Research:
Incentives in the form of financial reward and promotion will be an integral part of the
research policy of the University. It will be announced from time to time.


Ph.D Programme

Ph.D Admission 2020
The University invites Application for its Doctoral Programme (Entry June 2020).

Applications are invited for Ph.D admission in different disciplines of Engineering & Technology, Applied Sciences, Agriculture, Management, Humanities and Social Sciences, Pharmacy, Media and Communication and Inter-disciplinary areas for the year 2020 – 21.

Discipline/Area of Ph.D Programme
Apply Online (Compulsory)
( Submit the hard copy along with a Research Proposal)
Ph.D Guidelines

In any query, E-mail to the ID: [email protected]

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

Full Time Scholars and Fellowship
Full time scholars are specially encouraged to apply for the doctoral programme. Selected candidates will be paid a fellowship of Rs 20,000 for three years. If NET/ICAR/GATE qualified, the candidate will be paid according to UGC rules. In addition to their own research work, they are expected to engage in teaching, training and research projects of the University.

Last date for applying 31st May, 2020.
Tentative dates for Registration Seminar- 3rd week of June 2020
Last date for hard copy Submission- 10th June, 2020
Last date for Admission- June, 2020

Hard copies i.e Application Form, Brief Synopsis, Screenshot of the payment, CV, Passport size photo (2 nos),
Migration Certificates , Photocopy of qualification & experience to be posted to:-

Ph.D Application –
To – Director Research,
Ph.D Cell,

Centurion University of Technology and Management
At- Ramachandrapur,
P.O – Jatni, Bhubaneswar,
Pin – 752050
Dist: Khurda, Odisha, India

In case of any query you may contact Ms.Shanta Patnaik in her mail id –[email protected]

In case of any technical problem (at the time of filling-in online application), you may contact Mr. Nrusinha Das Mobile No.- +918895600956.

Gram Tarang Technologies, a vertical of Centurion University is interested in collaborating and financially supporting Ph.D in the following areas (product development):
  1. E Mobility: Includes Bikes, SCV and Drones
  2. Insulin Pump Design and Manufacturing
  3. Hand held Bio Medical Devices or Lab on Chip Kits
  4. Phyto Pharma Applications to Gut Health, Insecticides and others
  5. AI/ ML Applications
  6. Software Product Development using Block chain, Fin Tech etc
  7. Smart Agriculture Applications
  8. New Materials ( including Composites and Bio-materials)
The University encourages applicants interested in the above areas as full time scholars. The University will pay a stipend to the selected candidates (Rs 20,000-28,000). They will be allotted supervisors from the industry as well as the University. Candidates who have qualified in JRF, GATE and NET etc are encouraged to apply.

Re-registration policy for Ph.D

Click here to get the information about RC Member of the University.
Click here to get a list of selected candidates of 2011-12
Click here to get a list of selected candidates of 2012-13
Click here to get a list of selected candidates of 2013-14
Click here to get a list of selected candidates of 2014-15
Click here to get Ph.D. Proceedings – MBA (2015-16)
Click here to get Proceedings – Engg & Sciences (2015-16)
Click here to get list of selected candidates of MBA Phase-I (2016-17)
Click here to get list of selected candidates of MBA Phase-II (2016-17)
Click here to get list of selected candidates of (2017-18)
Click here to get list of selected candidates of Phase-I (2018 -19)
Click here to get the list of selected candidates of Phase -II (2018-19)
Click here to get Proceedings – Phase -1(2019-20)
Click here to get the list of selected Full time scholars Phase- 2(2019-20)
Click here to get the list of selected scholars of Agriculture(2019-20)

Ph.D Scholar Information
Ph.D Awarded
RM & Course Work Information
Formalities and Procedures for Submission of Synopsis and Thesis


CUTM Doctoral Programme

The University started offering the doctoral programme in 2011 in the areas of  Engineering, Applied Sciences, Management, Humanities/Social Sciences, Pharmacy, Agriculture. Ph.D in Inter-disciplinary areas are also accepted in the programme. So far the University has produced 58 doctorates and there are a total of 262 students enrolled in the Ph.D programme in different disciplines, out of which 22 are receiving stipends from the University. Centurion University encourages Ph.D students to undertake action research with strong policy and application implications.

Course Work

A student has to complete course work of one year duration in which Research Methodology is compulsory. The Ph.D scholars admitted to CUTM are required to qualify in three subjects i.e. Research Methodology, Paper II ,Paper III . Scholars belonging to Science and Engineering are appearing in a written examination conducted annually and the scholars belonging to Humanities and Management have a choice of presentation and submission pattern of a Special Study report and publication as a review paper as substitutes to Paper II and Paper III respectively.

Objective –

The main objectives of the course work is to develop an understanding of the following: theoretical and methodological foundations of research;

  • the research process;
  • how to prepare a research design including the methods and techniques to be used;
  • the theoretical formulation of a topic, the process and methods of data collection;
  • how data is analysed and interpreted; and
  • the process of writing a research report.

Course content –

The scholars are given admission for three years including pre-registration year in which they are required to obtain a grade point of 6.0 through their course work, enabling them to register for the research work and submission of the thesis thereafter. The course work is to be evaluated through credit system comprising of 2 courses and a review paper each having 4 credits as per below given details.

  1. Paper I – Research Methodology
  2. Paper II – Foundation course relevant to the area of research.
  3. Paper III – Literature Review (based on the topic of research), preferably sent for publication.

The Research Methodology (RM) course is mandatory for all in which the scholar has to be physically present with 75% attendance to complete it. The students participate in the class either at the Jatni Campus (during weekends over a span of over 2 months – August – November) or for a period of 7 days at a stretch in the month of November at the Parlakhemundi Campus. RM carries 40% internal and 60% external marks. The internal examination is conducted by the supervisor /committee member. The external examination is for 60% written type and open book.

About the programme –

This programme includes registration seminar , course work, annual review , pre-submission talk and thesis submission. One can submit his/her thesis after 3 years of registration. If the scholar  unable to submit the thesis within the stipulated time period, an extension of 2 years is allowed. Extensions beyond 5 years is allowed in special cases only.