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1. Centurion University Report,on "Role of Higher Education in Creating Sustainable Livelihoods and Social Enterprise"

Nov 2016
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2. NITI Aayog Report, “State Forward: Best Practices from our States”

Sept 2016

 This report has been released by the Hon'ble Prime Minister on 29th September. This is the only “Best Practices” reference point of the State of Odisha.  This is indeed a great moment of absolute pride for the University and Gram Tarang.

​ Please see the page 129-131. 

 [PS: ​There is a very minor oversight in the contact details.]


3. British Council India Report on Social Enterprise – Focus on East India

August 2016

 The Global Report already mentioned Centurion University Model. We have experienced an “encore” when the British Council Report published another  report in contextual specificity in Eastern India and singled out Centurion University besides two other universities, IIM Calcutta and Xavier

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4. British Council Publication on Social Enterprise in a Global Context - The role of Higher Education Institutions that the British Council just launched during British Council’s "Going Global Conference" at Cape Town.




May 2016

 A case in reference and the approach/ model of Centurion University - Gram Tarang has been included in the report on page 10 -11 (the First Box in  Red). A copy is attached for ready reference. This citation vindicates our approach to education with hands-on, experience-based and practice-oriented  learning.

5. Centurion University is awarded “Section-1” Status by Australian Government, Department of Education & Training


March 2016

  ‘Section 1’ is described as ‘Very good institutions’, similar to the NAAC description.  They have a table of equivalence for qualifications compared to AQF   qualifications, which universities can choose to refer to when they grant equivalence for degree holders who wish to pursue further studies in Australia.     The listing mentions (excerpt of the list as seen on the website  isattached)

  Centurion University of Technology and Management

 Comments: Private University

 Location: Sitapur, Uppalada and Parlakhemundi, Orissa

 Assessment Guidelines: Higher Education – Section 1



6. National Institute Ranking Framework, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India

April 2016

 School of Engineering (Bhubaneswar) ranked as 81. NIRF ranks the engineering school in the top 100 engineering colleges of the country.


7. The Urban Micro Business Initiative is listed  on the website of the National Skill Development Agency, MOSDE,  Govt. of India, under their section on Skill Innovations.

April 2016

 MBC is one of the 5 initiatives to be presented at the National level, as a model that State Governments were encouraged to replicate in their own  states.


 Minutes of 1st Meeting of Committee for Skill Innovation Initiatives, held on 17 Dec 2014 at NSDA Office, New Delhi



8.  NAAC Accredited – Grade A

15 Nov2015

 page 3

9. NITI Aayog (former Planning Commission) Report on Skill Development - 2015



 Report of the Sub-Group of Chief Ministers on Skill Development

 - ref pg 108-13 and 94

10. Comments and Overview of Visit of Mr RP Rudy

26 Sept 2015

 Comments and overview of the visit of Mr RP Rudy, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MoSDE)

11. University has received Tax Exemption under 35AC

8 Dec 2015

 35AC Tax Exemption by National Committee for Promotion of Social and Economic Welfare, Ministry of Finance, Govt of India

 (letter attached)

12. World Bank Group

August 2015

 Governance for Quality in Higher Education in Odisha, India – ref  pg 11 and 31

13.  World Bank Group

August 2015

 Report on Financial Analysis and Performance – Based Funding of Higher Education Institutions in Odisha – ref pg 7, 22, and 62

14.  UNESCO – Prospects, Springer Publications

23 May 2014

 Vertically Integrated skill development and vocational training  for socio-economically marginalized youth: The experience at Gram Tarang and  Centurion University, India   

15.  McKinsey  & Company, McKinsey Global Institute

February 2014

 India’s Path from Poverty to Empowerment – ref pg 141

16.  The Economist Report (By Intelligence Unit

01 Sept 2013

 Skills Development in South Asia: Trends in Afganisthan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka – ref  pg 22

17.  The Times Higher Education (THE), UK

29 Aug 2013

 Higher Education Rankings: Rural is off the rankings radar, Mukti Mishra

18.  Wharton University of Pennsylvania

27 June 2013

 Startups Spot Opportunity in Training India’s Informal Workforce

19.  The New York Times – Asia Pacific - US Edition

02 June 2013

 Filing India’s Huge Need For Vocational Training

20.  67th UN General Assembly Report

30 Oct


 Right to Education: Promotion and protection of human rights: human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective  enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms – see pg 21





AIU membership

UGC Approval

AICTE Approval

NAAC Accredited A Grade

NOC Higher Education

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