My Alma Mater – Jagannath Institute for Technology & Management or JITM, is now Centurion University. The Orissa Assembly has passed the Centurion University of Technology & Management Bill 2010 which was tabled towards the end of July and it will pave the wav for the creation of the independent university. It will be based at Paralakhemundi, and the JITM Trust will be responsible for its functioning.
The university will be unitary, self-financed and it will be established to provide advanced knowledge in branches of Engineering & Technology, Medical Science and Genetics, Humanities and Social Science, Management, Law, Vocational Education and Training, Tribal and Development Studies. It will ensure the standard of the degrees, diplomas, charters, certificates and other academic distinctions laid down by the UGC.
The Governor who will be the visitor will have sweeping powers and can call for any papers or information relating to the affairs of the university. The Chairman of the Trust will be the President of the university, while the university will have its Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and other regular functionaries. [Source] [Another Source]