Every single rejection was worth going through that mental trauma. I never had the attitude of giving up, good things take time and in my case, it’s very much evident. I had the hope of making into one of the product based company and lastly I made it through.
School Of Management
School Of Management committed to Sustainable Development Goal 5: “GENDER EQUALITY”
The School of Management of the University evolved from the Centurion School of Rural Enterprise Management (CSREM). Since inception, nearly a decade ago, its flagship program has been Master of Business Administration (MBA) that focuses on social entrepreneurship. Apart from SDG 5 the school contributes significantly to SDGs 1,4,8,10 and 11. It has carved a niche for itself in offering high quality Management education in eastern India. It differentiates itself from other Management Schools by offering industry oriented meaningful education with a humane face. The key strength of the School is its experienced and enthusiastic faculty, committed top management, flexible curriculum, experiential learning, digital course content, strong linkage with industry, academia, civil society and government, skill integration and outreach programmes
- To promote employability of graduates
- To encourage and support graduate to become entrepreneurs
- To enable higher education and research
As a part of the “Make in India” initiative school of management supports a number of startups.
Agri Clinic and Agri-Business Centre (training program)
The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, in association with NABARD has launched Agri-clinic and Agri-business centre training programme to promote best practices in farming to farmers across the country. Farmers from the community, students of the University and those from other Universities were trained in the areas of entrepreneurship, business management and skill improvement. This programme aims to tap the expertise available in the large pool of agriculture graduates with an objective to support and setup their own Agri-Clinic or Agri-Business Centre and offer professional extension services to innumerable farmers.
A. Empowerment of women
In 2020, the University and FICCI FLO, the women’s wing of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), Bhubaneswar has signed a MOU to work together for empowering women entrepreneurs in Odisha by mentoring women led startups, incubating ideas, supporting in the initiation of enterprises, acknowledging women achievers and enhancing the competence of women entrepreneurs. The University also signed MoU with the Entrepreneurship cell, IIT Kharagpur for Entrepreneurship Awareness drive.
In 2019, the University signed a MoU with Banking Finance and Insurance Institute of Nepal (BFIN), Nepal. The purpose of this MoU is to underpin the development of a long-term partnership between BFIN and the University for conducting and coordinating in the areas of training, education, research and consultancy Services, Information Technology and other allied services offered by both Institutions.
In 2020, The Vice Chancellor was nominated as a member of the National Higher Education Council of the Women`s Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (WICCI). The purpose was to foster leadership among women. Several events have been conducted notably. Sessions on, the National Education Policy, Sustainable Development Goals and a meeting of Women Vice Chancellors has been conducted successfully.
Women’s Mentoring Program
The Women’s Mentoring Program is open to diploma, undergraduate and graduate students of the University. During the course of their studies, the mentees are paired with a female mentor in their personal and professional fields of interest. Mentors and mentees decide on the format of their mentoring relationship and the time commitment they wish to make. All are required to meet at least once in a fortnight and during the mentor appreciation event. All the mentors have undergone mandatory All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Universal Human Value program.
Basic guidelines for mentors
The mentor must:
- Have full knowledge of the University, its mission and vision.
- Keep abreast with the University rules, both academic and services.
- Grasp the Institutional values and understand the University culture.
- Bear in mind that each Department and programme has its own culture, requirement for a degree / certificate and career trajectories. One may need to develop a resource network and take help of peer mentoring, both at faculty and students’ levels.
- Provide students with frank, helpful and timely feedback on their work.
- Temper criticism with praise when it is deserved and hold students to high standards to help them improve.
- Not assume that students who fall behind in work lack commitment. Instead, they must try to assess with the students what is going on and offer ways to help.
- Know the benefit of early intervention and address quickly any issues related to students’ ability to complete his / her programme.
- Avoid offering a goal but help students work towards it.
- Be flexible and consider mentoring as an opportunity to help shaping a student’s life beyond the designated class hours.
The University has endeavoured to encourage women`s application in subject areas where they are underrepresented by the following approaches:
- Counselling by experts: In India, there is always a centrism for the technical and non-technical courses. It has been observed that few of the courses are mostly selected by men than women which had caused no good parity of gender in such courses. The University endeavours to alter such mind-set of women students through dedicated counselling by admission experts.
- Special scholarship: All the girl students studying unconventional courses are provided with additional benefits like percent waiver in tuition fee, one time grant at the discretion of the Vice Chancellor, etc.
Increase in rate of women’s application
The endeavours of the University have resulted in increase in rate of application by 13% in the year 2020-2021 in comparison with the previous year. In a forward attempt, special focus has been given to graduate programs such as Bachelors: agriculture, sciences, business administration and forensic science, and it has yielded good results. Similar attention has been paid to undergraduate programs in sciences, pharmacy, business administration, computer application and allied health sciences to encourage more female applicants.
The aforementioned actions have yielded stupendous result in graduate programs such as Masters: agriculture, business administration and forensic sciences where the women application rate rose by 212%, 222% and 79% respectively for the year 2020-21 in comparison with the previous year. Profound increase in women application rate was seen for undergraduate programs like business administration, commerce and media studies where it proliferated by 63%, 566% and 100% for the year 2020-21 in comparison to the previous year.
The University strives toward development and wellness of local communities. It has adopted 5 villages in Gajapati District of Odisha which are Engersingh, Badigam, Barlanda, Jhampiguda and Routpur. It conducts participatory development programmes in these villages and also aims to promote a good and healthy life style among the people. During the cyclone Titli it aided the restoration of water and sanitation facility and reconstruction of ravaged infrastructure. The University with members of the community campaigned in the target villages on achieving sustainable development goals such as good health and wellbeing, sanitation, orientation to hand washing and related practices, and, setting up of dustbin/compost pits.
As part of the curriculum all students of Centurion University of Technology and Management is required participate in the Culture, Sports, and Responsibility (CSR) program during their studies at the University. The program gives students an opportunity to learn from the experience of doing real tasks beyond the classroom, related to Culture (student life/creative pursuits), Sports (activities for Physical Fitness) and Responsibility (activities for the benefit of the community or the environment).
Reports addressing various sustainability goals:
Kunal Kumar Prajapati
Well it was an incredible Experience. Everyone needed those offers. I was wondering if I could be one of the few selected one’s but I believed in myself and cracked all the 3 rounds of interview with confidence and determination. I am really grateful to the placement faculties who helped and encouraged me during this journey.
It was a wonderful experience, while our placement were going on. All the faculty members and the placement department were very helpful and devoted towards our career. Especially I would like to thank Sangram sir & Sujit sir of our placement Department for every efforts they made for each and every student, so that they can have a wonderful life in future.
In a span of 4 years in my engineering career I never thought about any top company. The only thing I did was I kept on focusing on my passion and that is coding. When you keep working the results are obvious. Then I got a chance to be interviewed by Dassault Systemes. I initially thought that this interview would be an experience. It was my life’s first interview, I just represented everything I knew and I got selected . The process was smooth. I ma thankful to my staff and placement team for such an opportunity.