UGC Chairman addressed the VC’s of North East at USTM
The Hon’ble Chairman of University Grants Commission, New Delhi,
Prof Ved Prakash and Shri Kiren Rijiju, the Hon’ble Union Minister of States for
Home Affairs had addressed the Vice-Chancellors of Central, State as well as
Private Universities and Principal of few Prominent Colleges of North East
Region through an Interactive Session organized by University of Science &
Technology, Meghalaya in association with Rashtriya Institute of Skill and
Education (RISE) on 11th March 2016.
While addressing the VC’s and Principals, Shri Rijiju said that skill
development training and linkage between universities and industries are
important in Northeast region to eradicate unemployment. He further stressed on
the need of industry based training in the universities. Shri Rijiju also
encouraged the universities to adopt villages nearby their own establishment for
the overall socio economic growth of the country.
Prof Ved Prakash, during his interaction with the VC’s and principals from
various colleges of Northeast said that, if a university want to be the best all
the departments should perform equally and education must be the priority for
the varsity. Prof Ved Prakash stressed that the universities should provide
additional facilities for the students and diversifies the curriculum, so that
our students can cope up with the present job market. The UGC Chairman further
encouraged the Vice Chancellors to set the goal for coming five years and keep
monitoring the growth of the university. Prof Ved Praksh also stressed on the
importance of entrepreneurship training at the universities.
During the interactive session the Vice Chancellors and Principals discussed and
shared the problems related to the higher educational institutions in Northeast
with Prof Ved Prakash, and he responded with expert comments for the betterment
of educational scenario in the days to come. Prof Mihir Kanti Chaudhuri, Hon’ble
Vice Chancellor, Tezpur University presided over the interactive session and
shared his view for the same. The Vice-Chancellors of more than 20 central,
state and private Universities along with more than seventy Principals of
renowned colleges of Northeast were present in the program.
The worth mentioning name of some of the eminent VC’s who have attended the meet
were, Prof. M. K. Chaudhuri, VC Tezpur University, Dr. Mridul Hazarika, VC,
Gauhati University; Prof Sri Krishna Srivastava, VC, NEHU; Prof.(Dr) Pradyut
Kumar Goswami, VC, ASTU; Dr. Dhruba J
Saikia, CCSU; Prof. (Dr.) Vijender Kumar, VC, NLU; and many more. The VC’s who
were unable to attend the meet due to unavoidable circumstances had deputed the
higher authorities of their esteem university to attend the interaction.
Earlier, Shri Kiren Rijiju, the Hon’ble Union Minister of States for Home
Affairs had inaugurated the Social Science Block of USTM and interacted with
especially the large number students of Arunachal Pradesh at present studying at
USTM and RIST.