Sri Sri University

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Sri Sri University
Established 2009
Type Private
President Dr. A. Lakshman Rao
Vice-Chancellor Dr K. C. Mishra
Location Bidyadharpur, ward no. 2, Cuttack, Odisha
Campus Urban (187 acres)
Website Sri Sri University

Sri Sri University has been established under the Sri Sri University Act, 2009 No15024-I-Legis.-33/08/L, notified in Odisha Gazatte No. 1899 on 28 December 2009.

The Government of Odisha has leased out about 187 acres of land near Bidyadharpur, Cuttack for the purpose of setting up the university. The university campus, located between the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, stand overlooking the Kathjodi River.

The total area of construction is expected to be thirty lakh square feet and is slated to be completed in a phased manner in the next six years. On completion, the university campus will cater to the needs of 10000 students and around 2000 faculty and staff.

In the first phase, Five Lakh Twenty Four Thousand Square Feet (5, 24, 000 sq. ft.) is being constructed to house the Faculty of Management Studies, along with hostels for students of this faculty as well as other faculties. The architecture of the Faculty reminds of Nalanda and Rajgiri in one go.

On 22 February 2012 Sri Sri University was notified by the Higher Education Department of the Government of Odisha as a legal entity after clearing a High Power Committee (HPC) scrutiny of its infrastructure, academic, regulatory, financial and man power preparedness. The notification has featured in an extraordinary issue of Government of Odisha Gazette.

From 2012 July academic session the university starts three management programs in general management, agri-business management and Entrepreneurship Management. Ved Vidyalaya of the university presently running in Puri will be shifted to university's own campus. A Yoga and Naturopathy Centre has been built to offer degree programs in the area. From 28 February the university starts the first batch of Panchayati Raj Governance Program. The university has started a unique vocational program in collaboration with L&T under their Corporate Social Responsibility commitments. All students of this vocational program are employed by L&T in their domestic and international projects. To begin with the university had started only bar bending and masonry skill programs. But presently new programs like driving, tailoring and other vocations where employment potential is high are undertaken step by step. Driving school has collaborative arrangements with State of Odisha.

Future Schools[edit]

Graduate Programs[edit]

  • Faculty of Management Studies
  • Faculty of Engineering & Sciences
  • Faculty of Governance & Public Policy
  • Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Yoga & Vedic Sciences
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Fine Arts

Post Graduate Programs[edit]

  • MBA – General Management
  • MBA – Agri business
  • MBA – Entrepreneurship
  • MA - Yoga & Naturopathy

The university will have research centers in disciplines such as rural economics, entrepreneurship, agribusiness, alternative energy sources, public policy, Yoga, performing arts, and Ayurveda.

Campus[edit]

Campus Facilities[edit]

The campus of Sri Sri University is spread across 187 acres. Overlooking the Kathjodi River, it is located at Bidyadharpur near Cuttack in Odisha, and will cater to 10,000 students and around 2,000 teaching and support staff.

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