February 12, 2012 | By Odisha360 News Bureau
Sri Sri University
Bhubaneswar:The High Power Committee appointed recently by the State government has given clearance to Sri Sri University. After month long perusal of documents the HPC submitted its report dated February 6, 2012 which reached the Government through Director of Higher Education on February 8, 2012 for formal notification. With this HPC report degree programs of any kind can be initiated by Sri Sri University like any other State or Central University.
After enactment of Sri Sri University Act 2009, Government of Odisha recently appointed a High Power Committee (HPC) consisting of Vice Chancellor of OUAT, Director of Higher Education, Registrar as representative of Vice Chancellor of BPUT, Collector of Cuttack as representative of RDC and Director of IIIT. HPC Visited the University site at Bidyadherpur, Naraj on 29.12.2011 and verified all required credentials including infrastructure, academic, financial and regulatory matters.
More over after three years Sri Sri University can even have affiliated colleges. Apart from its non-degree corporate social responsibility programs in collaboration with L&T, from July Sri Sri University is launching three management programs for General Management, Agri-business management and Entrepreneurship management. Simultaneously it is starting Yoga and Naturopathy program from the campus. The Ved Vigyan Mahavidyalaya, now functioning at a rented building in Puri in a small way will also be shifted to the campus.
Sri Sri University has committed for innovative schools like School of Osteopathy, School for Panchayatiraj Governance, School for emerging media studies apart from its known efforts for teaching hospital, school for ayurvedic studies, school for engineering, school for applied science, school for creative arts and school for R&D and innovations.
The University is planning for an incubation centre for first generation entrepreneurs says its Vice Chancellor Kailash Chandra Mishra, who relocated from Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute, New Delhi to take this institution building responsibility. Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir Trust (SSRVM) founded by acclaimed spiritual leader of the Art of Living fame is the promoter of the university. SSRVM Trust is successfully running numerous educational institutions all over the world as ART of Living has a presence in 166 countries. The SSRVM educational entities ranges from pre-schools to institutes of higher education like ayurvedic colleges, management schools and agriculture and media studies.