In the education horizon of Eastern India the name, 'Dr. Satya Prakash Panda' symbolises 'what dreams are made of '. His rise from a humble teacher to the chairman of more than two dozens of technical institutions and trusts in the state of Odisha is inspirational. Dr. Panda started his career as a Lecturer in the Department of LSW in a state-run government college before venturing into the field of education entrepreneurship in late 90's. Dr. Panda is an emblem of service to humanity, a true gandhian and a beacon of light for social transformation.
His life journey is not only awe-inspiring but soul awakening for millions. Dr. Panda, worked relentlessly to convert a remote township into a smart model education hub. Being an educationist, he felt the need for quality institutions in the state of Odisha, where students could get access to the best available pedagogy in the country with an affordable price. Under Gandhi umbrella Dr. Panda successfully established more than fifteen educational institutions and educating over 10,000 students with world class facilities. Being a philanthropist, he is a recipient of many national and international awards and is associated with many social and welfare organisations, trusts which are doing the generosity activities in large scale across India. GEC remains one of his quintessential project, wherein he continues to put his maximum effort and avid interest for continual development and growth of Gandhi legacy.
GEC has in its helm of affairs a highly educated, widely traveled, young and dynamic individual in the persona of Mr. Manas Ranjan Panda. Mr. Panda is the main architect behind the shaping up of GEC and has truly taken the legacy of Dr. Panda a step ahead. Because of the exuberant zeal and untiring effort of Mr. Manas Ranjan Panda, GEC has witnessed meteoritic rise in a short span of time. Be it the architecturally beautiful buildings or the international ambience of the campus, it all bears the stamp of the person. He has been instrumental in inducing innovative administrative practices, modern teaching methodologies and international standard infrastructure; hitherto unknown in the state.
The success of each of these institutions has been because of the emphasis on appropriate, meaningful systematic and quality education leading to excellence in university results and consequently students placement by recruiters of highly reputed national and multinational farms and industries over a decade.
Gandhi Engineering College (GEC) remains one of his dream project wherein he continues to put his maximum effort and fervent interest to make GEC a central hub of Educational & Innovation excellence.