of the season!
I am happy to be before you, seeking your support to the cause of the higher
education and to enhance the Gross Enrollment Ratio of our nation, for which the
Govt. of India has put a target of 30 percent by 2025, particularly in the
context of North East Region for better utilization of our vast natural
resources, for societal and regional development.
University education is an important instrument for bringing about social,
economic, political and technological progress of any country. Apart from the
effort of the Government, the public or the society in general has also to
contribute and support the higher education. Education Research and Development
Foundation (ERDF) has taken the initiative to contribute its might, as a part of
its objectives, through the creation and nurturing of University of Science &
The University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) has been established
under an Act 06 of 2008 passed by the Meghalaya State Legislative Assembly in
the Ri-Bhoi District of Meghalaya State in the North Eastern part of India and
is sponsored by ERDF. It is dedicated to the cause of high quality science and
technology education and advanced research in frontier and cutting edge areas
making USTM a University, where innovation, invention and entrepreneurship
remain the cardinal focus and thrust. Facilities are being offered with this
long term goal with special focus and thrust on the Science & Technology needs.
Creating the best graduates who can think, innovate and invent, with relevance
to society would remain the all time driving force of USTM. The University would
direct all its efforts to create the needed S&T manpower to foster relentlessly
the economic and social development in our society in an inclusive manner.
Innovations of various applications are seen as engine for the growth of
prosperity and natural competitiveness in the inclusive growth of the country.
President of India has declared the present decade as decade of Innovation. Our
country needs to invest in low cost innovative technologies. To achieve this, we
need the support of all disciplines. The university will encourage teams of all
disciplines of the university to contribute towards this goal. Some new courses
and facilities are introduced this year and the details are available in this
booklet for information.
Last year you have encouraged us with large number of enrollment than the
previous years and I hope this year also you will encourage us and enable us to
nurture more great citizens of this country.
I as the Vice Chancellor of USTM, would like to make a lasting contribution, by
acquiring fortitude and humility to educate myself also while providing the
required leadership to this great community of USTM.
I invite the youth and the interested persons of the country and the world to
join this vibrant university, where we assure you the best in teaching and
mentoring for a bright future.