Envisioned by Poojya Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji, Sri Sri University was established as a State Private University by the Odisha State Legislative Assembly-Sri Sri University Act, 2009 which started its first academic year in 2012. The University offers a range of pivotal, unique, and cutting-edge undergraduate, postgraduate degree programs under seven Faculties/Schools, short-term, diploma and certificate courses, Doctoral studies (Ph. D.), that seek to preserve the ancient wisdom of the East and offer the best of Western innovation.
he impressive list of undergraduate programmes offered at Sri Sri University includes B. Sc. (Data Science), B. Sc. (Osteopathy), B. Sc. (Psychology & Contemplative Studies), B. Sc. (Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics), B. Sc. (Agri-business), Bachelor in Interior Design, etc., and that of post graduate programmes offered includes M.Sc. Osteopathy (first time in Asia), MBA (Entrepreneurship), MBA (General Management), MBA (Agri Business Management), M.Com., M.A./M. Sc. in Psychology and Contemplative and Behavioural Sciences, M.Sc. Environment Studies, etc. Located in a sprawling 188- acre campus between Bhubaneswar and Cuttack cities of Odisha, India, Sri Sri University takes pride in offering a curriculum that enriches both domain expertise and life skills. It provides a unique social culture that nurtures a rich learning environment and aids excellence in students through its virtually smoke-free, alcohol-free, drug-free, and completely vegetarian campus. The University defines Excellence as an academic process of motivating the students to learn in ways that make a sustained, substantial, and positive influence on how they think, act, and feel which defines our core value of Learn-Lead Serve.
Sri Sri University was ranked 1st in Odisha, 7th in India, and 304th in the world in UI Green Metric World University Rankings, 2020.
Sri Sri University was ranked by Times Higher Education World University Rankings on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under the band of 801-1000 based on all 17 SDGs. Individually, Sri Sri University was ranked under the band of 201-300, 301-400, 201-301 for SDG 2: Zero Hunger, SDG 14 Life below Water, and SDG 15 Life on Land respectively.
Sri Sri University is bestowed with the following accolades and awards:
- Ranked 6th in the list of Top 25 Universities in India by Higher Education Review, 2020;
- Inspiring Green Mentor Award 2019 at the 3rd NYC Green School Conference, 2019;
- Green U Award and Inspiring Climate Educator Award 2019 for bringing Nature into Higher Education at the National Green Mentors Conference, Ahmedabad, 2019;
- IGBC Green Champion National Award by Indian Green Building Council, 2018;
- Global Powerhouse of Peace by Non-Violence & Peace Foundation, Geneva, 2018;
- India’s Best University East India Region – India Education Excellence Award, 2018;
- Second Best Institution in Agri-Business Management Award at the 7th National Conference and Game Changer Awards, 2017 at Mumbai under the Excellence in Agri Education (Agri-Business Management) category;
- Best University – Trendsetting Synthesizer of Traditional and Global Outlook Award presented by Dr. Prakash Javdekar, Hon’ble Minister for Human Resource Development, Govt. of India at the 10th ASSOCHAM Higher Education Summit, 2017;
- Odisha Inc Award for Green Campus and Peace’ from Odisha Diary presented by Hon. Health Minister Shri Pratap Jena; Prakruti Mitra Award, 2016.
- Initiatives on the lines of New National Education Policy, 2020
Integrated System of Medicine
Sri Sri University has conceived from the very beginning the various aspects of holistic and integrative system of medicine by setting first in Asia, Osteopathy Department, Yogic Sciences, Naturopathy under the Faculty of Health & Wellness, Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science and Research Hospital. In the next phase of development, Allopathic Hospital and Medical College is planned to be established by 2022.
Faculty of Contemplative and Behavioural Sciences
Sri Sri University is pioneer in creating the Department of Contemplative and Behavioural Sciences (DCBS) under the Faculty of Contemplative and Behavioural Sciences which is one of its kind in the world. In consonance with the New Education Policy 2020, DCBS is all about upholding, nurturing and integrating (research in) the rich multi-disciplinary global heritage of ‘contemplative paradigms’ and ‘ancient Indian Knowledge traditions’ with ‘modern approaches’ in order to build a critical mass of practitioners, through scholarship, training and field practice, embarking on a journey towards Self-realization.
Faculty of Emerging Technologies (FET)
As Technological innovation and advancements have brought about massive societal change, so to groom the student as per the guidelines of National Education Policy, 2020 along with the needs of ongoing Industry 4.0 and the incoming Industry 5.0, Sri Sri University is establishing the Faculty of Emerging Technologies (FET) in collaboration with IBM, CDAC, CYBERPEACE FOUNDATION, and NASSCOM. Under FET the student will not only develop professional skills but also will be groomed with human values under a spiritual platform of Art of Living and social ethics which can help them to be a healthy, happy, and socially responsible citizen of the country.
Atmanirbhar Bharat: Innovation & Startup Ecosystem at Sri Sri University
Entrepreneurship Development Cell
To inculcate the entrepreneurial spirit among the students, Sri Sri University has started a center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation namely ‘SRINOVATION’ with all required infrastructure.
The center regularly organizes meetings and seminars with various industry officials and successful entrepreneurs.
The University has a tie-up with the National Innovation Foundation (Wadwani Group) to create awareness among the students on entrepreneurship. The University has also tied up with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India to offer courses on Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship.
These collaborations and workshops have been significant in uplifting the entrepreneurial zeal among the vast diverse set of students.
Sri Sri Innovation Pvt. Ltd. is the Incubation center of Sri Sri University which has been recognized by the Government of Odisha. It provides free incubator support to all MBA (Entrepreneurship) students upto 6 months even after completion of work. The center is proud of its alumni network which is a large network of budding entrepreneurs. Many of our alumni have started their ventures in the areas of solar energy, IT, agriculture, organic trading, skill development, education and have achieved noble turnover within a period of 3-4 years of time.
The central incubation center holds incubatees who have graduated from our University and currently, the University has eleven incubates in the areas of agriculture, food processing, fitness, and healthcare. Sri Sri University is recognized as a Nodal agency for registering, evaluating, and recommending funding for startups registered in Odisha in the areas of Agriculture, Food Processing, and Social Entrepreneurship.
Innovation & Startup Initiatives
The startup activities have always been inspired since the inception of the University under the brand Srinovation Incubation Center, i.e. Sri Sri University Innovation Pvt. Ltd., incorporated in the year 2018. Startups from Sri Sri University has access to more than 20 mentors in India, the University incubation center is shortlisted as a nodal point that has tied up with a wide range of startup ecosystem partners such as; Ambuja Neotia, Samunnati Financial Services Private Limited, Google Business Group Europe, Lexmantra, etc for Startup mentoring, networking, legal, and funding. So far 24 patents have been filed by the Faculty members, students, and startups.
Sri Sri University was bestowed with the Best Boot Camp Startup Award by the Government of Odisha, 2018 and The Best Innovative University Campus in Odisha Award presented by Smt. Mridula Sinha, Her Excellency Governor of Goa at the 2nd National Education Summit and Educational Excellence Awards, 2017.
Sri Sri University’s contribution has been acknowledged by the Office of the Development Commissioner, MSME, Government of India by approving it as Host Institute for establishment of Business Incubator.
Centres of Excellence at Sri Sri University
The Global Resource Centre in Sri Sri University has been established to emerge as a center of excellence in the innovative fields of studies and relevant societal and environmental issues. This has been mandated that the Global Resource Centre would be responsible for providing out-of-the box solutions for real-time issue, affecting the multilayered structure of our country. Under this banner, following are the centres established:
- Sri Sri Centre for Advanced Research in Kathak (largest in the world kathak department)
- Sri Sri School of CyberPeace (World’s first School for cyberPeace in association with CyberPeace Foundation)
- Sri Sri Centre for Translation and Interpretingt Studies (First in India)
- Sri Sri University Resource Centre for Climate Change & Sustainability Education & Practices
- Sri Sri Advanced Global Centre for Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies
- Sri Sri Centre for Advanced Researcht in Water Resources and Environment Management
- Sri Sri Centre for Advanced Research int Bharatanatyam
Placements and Careers
The Placement Department has successfully engaged companies like KPMG, Adani Ports and SEZ, Byju’s, Home Town, ICICI Bank, Federal Bank, Reliance Jio, Decathlon, Broadvision, Curefit, Jaro Education, Sri SriTattva, Sumeru Software Solutions, Home First Finance Company, Ramco cement, Adani, Inference Labs, X Cubes Labs, and Simplotel.
Our students have performed distinctively in various prestigious academically inclined events with incredible performances in premier B-Schools like IIM-C, IIFT – Kolkata, Google startup Weekend at XIMB, KIIT University.
Over the years we have multi-faceted homegrown events where we have brought together candidates from prestigious B-Schools and industry experts to explore ideas and pioneer changes in existing business trends. Some prominent examples are Research Conclaves (Department Wise), Start up Forerunner (E-Cell), Orion (Annual fest), and Agribition (Agribusiness event) to name a few.
Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR)
For the educated youth to become the flag bearers of important societal changes, it’s necessary that they grow in an environment witnessing social responsibility at the core of individual and organizational development. Keeping that same tone of faith, Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) in Sri Sri University is of topmost priority.
Here’s a brief outlook of some of the eminent steps of ISR as undertaken by the University:
Sri Sri Gurukul
With the vision and mission of reviving & sustaining the ancient Indian tradition of Vedic wisdom, Sri Sri Gurukul has been established in the premises of Sri Sri University wherein, 39 students from Odisha, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, and North East are learning Samveda, Atharveda, and Yajurveda.
A training and skill development center under the name VIDYA (Construction and Skill Training Centre) was formed under the PMKVY Project of the Government of India and SSRDP. It focuses on providing vocational skill development training like Masonry and Bar bending and Steel fixing for the underprivileged and school drop-out youths. In due course, a MoU was signed between Sri Sri University and Larsen & Toubro Limited wherein over 1000 youths received training and got placed under this project.
Sri Sri Koushal Vikas Kendra
Schneider Solar Electrician Training Center was set up under the Sri Sri Koushal Vikas Kendra (SSKVK) at the premises of Sri Sri University in association with Schneider Electrics on the 21st Dec 2015. Over 900 trainees have been imparted skill development training in different sectors like solar electrification, security guard training, hospitality, housekeeping, to name a few.
Sri Sri Gaushala
Sri Sri Gaushala was started in 2020 with the aim to revive the gaushala system as well as preserve indigenous cattle breeds; the Sri Sri Gaushala at Sri Sri University today houses 42 indigenous breeds of cows and calves. They provide pure A2 milk, and other dairy products along with manure for organic farming.