USTM SIGNS MoU WITH NIRD-NERC
A MoU has been signed between National Institute of Rural
Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR), North Eastern Regional Centre,(NERC)
Guwahati and the University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) today.
The MoU was signed by Dr. R M Pant, Director, NIRDPR-NERC on behalf of
NIRDPR-NERC and Dr R K Sharma, Pro Vice Chancellor, USTM, on behalf of
University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya in presence of high officials of
NIRDPR-NERC, Deans, HOD’s, Faculty members of USTM in the conference Hall of
USTM on April 6, 2016. The MoU between NIRDPR-NERC University of Science and
Technology, Meghalaya (USTM), an emerging technology university in North East
provides a road map in relation to future cooperation between the two
institutions. The collaboration will pave ways for USTM’s Vision-2020 in
pertaining to be a university of national repute.
The MOU provides that NIRDPR-NERC will guide USTM in research and extension
involving rural development through conduct of appropriate resource mapping and
develop proper understanding of the market dynamics of rural produce and any
other area of mutual interest related to rural development, agricultural
economics, ecological economics, sociology, rural technology and related fields
of study. Both the organization will formulate collaborative projects jointly
for funding from other national and international agencies to conduct capacity
building programmes and trainings related to capacity building for income
generation, livelihoods, sustainable development, IT etc. for the functionaries
associated with Panchayats and other village level institutions.