Sri Sri University

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Sri Sri University
"ଶ୍ରୀ ଶ୍ରୀ ବିଶ୍ଵବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟ"
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Motto सत्यम् ज्ञानम् अनन्तम् ब्रह्म
ସତ୍ୟମ୍ ଜ୍ଞାନମ୍ ଅନନ୍ତମ୍ ବ୍ରହ୍ମ
Satyam Jñānam Anantam Brahma
(Sanskrit)
Type Private
Established 2009
Founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar[1]
President Rajita Kulkarni
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Nand Lal[2]
Location Bidyadharpur, Cuttack, Odisha
20°27′12″N 85°47′51″E / 20.4533°N 85.7974°E / 20.4533; 85.7974Coordinates: 20°27′12″N 85°47′51″E / 20.4533°N 85.7974°E / 20.4533; 85.7974
Campus Urban (185 acres)
Website Sri Sri University

Sri Sri University (Odia: ଶ୍ରୀ ଶ୍ରୀ ବିଶ୍ଵବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟ) has been established under the Sri Sri University Act, 2009 No. 15024-I-Legis.-33/08/L, notified in Odisha Gazette No. 1899 on 28 December 2009.[3] The Government of Odisha has leased out about 185 acres of land near Bidyadharpur, Cuttack for the purpose of setting up the university. The university campus, located at Cuttack, stands overlooking the Kathajodi River.

Founder[edit]

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is the founder of Sri Sri University. Popularly known as Sri Sri, he has been an advocate of India's ancient traditions, scientific knowledge and spiritual heritage.[4]

Campus[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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 manpower preparedness. The notification has featured in an extraordinary issue of Government of Odisha Gazette.

Statutory approvals[edit]

The university has received approval from the Government of Odisha, University Grants Commission,[5] All India Council for Technical Education[6] and Council of Architecture[7] to offer its degree programmes. As an independent university Sri Sri University is also empowered as per the Sri Sri University Act 2009 to offer new courses as and when required.

Academic programs[edit]

From 2012 July academic session the university started three management programs in general management, agri-business management and entrepreneurship management. A yoga and naturopathy centre has been built to offer degree programs in the area. In last four years the number of programs have increased thereby attracting students from more than 20 states of India and six foreign countries. As of 2017, the university is offering 21 programs at undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels.[8]

Awards[edit]

Sri Sri University's focus on sustainable living, emphasis on synthesis of ancient and modern [9] along with innovation in teaching learning process have been appreciated and received recognition.,[10][11][12]

  • Environment Friendly Green Campus Award by District Administration, Cuttack, 2016
  • "Sri Sri University as the Trend setting synthesizer of traditional and global outlook" by ASSOCHAM, 2017
  • Best Innovative University Award-Second National Education Summit and Educational Excellence Awards 2017

Existing schools[edit]

Academics[edit]

Undergraduate programs[edit]

Postgraduate programs[edit]

Campus[edit]

Campus facilities[edit]

The campus houses the admin block, academic block, computer lab, library, seminar halls, practise halls, amphitheatre, hostels, Vidya (skill training centre), dining hall and cafeteria. The academic block houses classrooms, tutorial centers and a student activity centre. The university offers sports facilities including a gym, basketball court and badminton courts. [13]

Student clubs[edit]

There are currently 16 clubs dedicated to different activities.[14]

Vocational training[edit]

The university has started a vocational program in collaboration with Larsen and Tubro under their Corporate Social Responsibility commitments. All students of this vocational program are employed by L&T in their domestic and international projects.[15] To begin with the university had started only bar bending and masonry skill programs. But presently new programs like driving, tailoring and other vocations have been included.

Notable Alumni[edit]

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