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An institution that is improving the lives of people in its community  

Our contribution to the communities we serve is widely recognised. Our work has been written up in global media such as The New York Times and The Economist. We have received special recognition in the United Nations. The Government of India and States across India acknowledge our ground-breaking initiatives in training, employment, developing social entrepreneurship and improving environments. The British Council has carried out research covering over 200 universities in 12 countries to identify the best examples of social entrepreneurship. Centurion University is one of the four chosen case studies in the report.

A university with a good reputation

Centurion University is ranked in the top tier of key ratings systems—India’s National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) ranks us as an “A” Grade university. We are also ranked by Australia’s Department of Education and Training as a Section One institution and recommended as a good partner for other universities.

A not-for-profit institution that is government regulated  

Centurion University is a not-for-profit institution that was created under an Act of the Odisha State Legislative Assembly in 2010. It brought together several institutions into one new university. The university is governed by a Board of Trustees that includes six government nominees. The Governor of the State of Odisha is the Visitor or Chancellor of Centurion University.

What else is special about Centurion University  

Centurion University is uniquely positioned in having both urban and rural campuses. The original Centurion campus is in Paralakhemundi, which is located in a rural region in the eastern state of Odisha and on the border of Andhra Pradesh. It is deep in a tribal area. The founders of the University wanted to make a difference to the lives of the poor communities living there. The next Centurion development was to open a campus in the capital of Odisha, Bhubaneswar. As well as a new campus, the move to the city gave the University the chance to begin helping the poorer communities in the slums of the city. Its Urban Micro Business Centre is a stand-out international example of how to combat poverty through social entrepreneurship.

Today the Centurion family is spread throughout Odisha and in other states including Punjab in the north and Assam in the north-east. It is arguably India’s fastest growing university. A new campus is currently under construction near Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

What is Centurion Globe?  

Centurion Globe is simply the name of Centurion University’s international operations division. With offices in Australia and the United Kingdom, we are building partnerships for global improvement to people's lives and the environment.