BHUBANESWAR, NOV 26, 2021
Odisha Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal today lauded the initiatives taken by the Centurion University of Technology and Management for promotion of skill-based education.
Speaking at the Centurion University’s 9th Convocation today, Prof. Lal praised the University’s efforts to run effective online teaching and its attempts towards awarding degrees to students at the proper time. He advised the students to be honest to their profession. He suggested them to dream high and to create their own identity without caring for success or failure as success and failure are parts of life.
Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Barry O’Farrell who graced the convocation as chief guest, said that India has always remained a source of knowledge for the whole world. Centurion University, by imparting skill integrated education, is adding value to the purpose of spreading fragrance of knowledge.
Centurion University is a unique one due to its innovative approaches towards implementing effective education, added O’Farrell.
In the convocation, 23 scholars received doctoral degrees and 15 received gold medals.
In the beginning of the Convocation, Professor Supriya Patnaik, Vice Chancellor of the University, while presenting the annual report, said that the University has made all efforts to effectively implement new educational policy and as an institution, it always has tried to work for a better tomorrow by working to satisfy the needs of Sustainable Development Goals.
Apart from academics, the University has highly emphasized on research. By establishing 21 research centres, it has promoted research among faculty members and has encouraged them to get associated with national and international agencies to work in the areas of research. For encouraging research, the university has introduced “Provost Research Award” and prestigious “Vice Chancellor’s Award for Best Thesis”, Patnaik added.
To promote entrepreneurship, Centurion University has promoted 25 start-ups. In its attempts to remain responsible towards society, the institution has catalysed the process of Covid vaccination by establishing “Community Diagnostic Centre”.
President of the University Professor Mukti Kanta Mishra, Vice President Prof. DN Rao, Registrar Prof. Anita Patra and Dean Academics Professor Prashant Kumar Mohanty were among the other dignitaries present at the Convocation.