Sanjib Kumar Rout, President, CV Raman Global University
Armed with a degree in electrical engineering and topping it with a Masters in Business Management, Sanjib Kumar Rout opted for a path less trodden. Impelled by an inner urge and irresistible passion for the spread of technical education, he set up an Industrial training-cum- production centre in Bhubaneswar as his first venture.
Following this, two more technical institutes were soon set up in and around the Temple City by him. Of these two, the first one was a polytechnic and the second one, a degree-level engineering college.
For the smooth management, all the institutes were clubbed together under one banner popularly known as C.V.Raman Group of Institutions (CVRGI). What made his job easy was the new Education Policy of the Government formulated and implemented in 1996-97.
His sincere efforts to build up a group of educational institutions with a difference has helped him to carve out a niche for himself as a visionary and reformist educationist, contributing largely towards socio-educational growth and development with unique pedagogy and leadership role. In a short span of 23 years, CVRGI became a leading brand and a group of Institutions with Its own USP.
C. V. Raman College of Engineering (CVRCE), the flagship institution of the CVRGI bouquet, and the pride of Odisha has, of late, become an iconic Institution by winning the 1stever Gold Medal for India In Water Technology at World Skill, Kazan, Russia. It has also become an undisputed leader of Future of Skills by offering quality education and training in technical skills.
This year on February 29 CVRCE was elevated to the status of a University and since then it has been renamed as C.V.Raman Global University, Odisha (CGU, Odisha). This achievement has become possible with the relentless efforts of our President and due to his visionary approach to put CGU among the top varsities in the world. Consequently, he has re-drawn his objectives as the nascent global varsity has set its goal on a pan-world outlook and beginning its new voyage.
Rout stands committed to strategize the dreams and aspirations of millions of budding youngsters by providing them with quality education and a bright global future.
The university’s vision is to emerge as a global leader in the area of higher education through the pursuit of excellence with future skills and innovation to match the ever-changing global scenario. To begin with, CGU, Odisha started as a degree level engineering college named as C.V. Raman College of Engineering (CVRCE) in the year 1997.
Since its inception, it was wedded to quality and steadfastly remained committed to bringing about rapid transformations in the field of technical education by imparting high-quality education and training through its well-equipped smart classrooms, world-class labs, unbeatable Centres of Excellence and a rich library having connectivity with the leading libraries of the world. These are some of the shining feathers in the crown of CVRCE which helped the institute grow into a university in record time.
CGU, Odisha has also inherited the following things from CVRCE: a well-geared system, responsive and supportive management, rich infrastructure, among a host of other things. In reality, the story of CGU, Odisha is synonymous with the story of CVRCE.
Article Written By Dibyajit Sahu
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