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.