In a significant move towards fostering academic excellence and advancing training methodologies, Centurion University, Odisha and Gopabandhu Academy of Administration (GAA) have officially entered into a strategic partnership. Graded A+ by NAAC and notified as a Skill University by the Government of Odisha and Centre of Excellence of the Government of India, Centurion University brings its strong reputation and expertise to this collaboration. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed solidifying their commitment to collaborative growth in the realms of education, research, and capacity building.
The central objective of this MoU is to establish a cooperative alliance between Centurion University and GAA as Knowledge Partners, capitalising on their strengths in the fields of Academic, Research, and Training. The MoU signifies a formal commitment to exploring practical avenues for mutually beneficial relationships that enhance functional capacities, contribute to skill development, and drive research in emerging areas. The collaboration envisions continuously exploring new collaborative opportunities over time to ensure a dynamic partnership.
Under this collaboration, Centurion University and GAA are set to offer mutual support and expertise across various domains such as public policy, public administration, impact analysis, econometric analysis, and more. These areas of cooperation encompass capacity-building programs, short-term training sessions, faculty exchanges, collaborative studies, and the co-hosting of workshops and seminars. The partnership also facilitates leveraging infrastructure and resources for National/International collaborations and allows joint initiatives that contribute to research and development of officers.
This landmark partnership reflects the shared vision of both institutions to create a transformative impact on education, governance, and public policy. In the future, Centurion University envisions designing more specialized programs for GAA, solidifying its commitment to driving knowledge and innovation in the training of administrative officers.