A High level Academic and Research Delegates
A team of 30 members comprising academicians and researchers led
by Shri Mahbubul Hoque, the Chancellor of University of Science & Technology,
Meghalaya (USTM) have visited Bangladesh for signing of a MoU with the
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (UDB) on May 12, 2016 at UDB campus.
The USTM has been creating synergy towards
achieving overall development in Scientific Knowledge, Research and Education.
The MoU with the University of Dhaka will be is for a collaborative approach in
enhancing the arenas of academic, research and quality education in North East
India. Earlier a MoU has been signed with the Bangladesh University of Health
Sciences (BUHS) and this MoU with the University of Dhaka will strengthen the
bond of academic and research oriented collaborations with one of the oldest and
reputed universities of the World. USTM, a university dedicated to avail the
quality higher education, provides a road map in relation to future cooperation
between the two Universities. USTM has already signed MoU with the top Indian
universities like Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi, Tezpur University,
Gauhati University and recently joined hands with Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI)
University, New Delhi. The MoU with University of Dhaka is a part of look east
policy initiatives of USTM towards creating an academic relation as well as
economic, research, culture, language, biodiversity, peace and brotherhood with
the neighboring countries.
The chairman of ERD Foundation and the
Chancellor of USTM Shri Mahbubul Hoque has made a statement to provide free
education to 20 students of Bangladesh. The students can pursue free education
either in the engineering college, RIST or in USTM, provided they should fulfill
the criteria of being the highly meritorious students from poor background.
The team of delegates who have been visiting Bangladesh among them the worth
mentioning names are, Prof Amarjyoti Choudhury, CV Raman Chair Prof of Applied
Science, USTM and Former VC, Gauhati University & Former Pro-VC, Tezpur
University; Prof Monirul Hussain, Professor, Dept of Political Science, Gauhati
University; Prof BP Sarma, Professor, Govt Ayurvedic College and many other
distinguished and eminent persons from various academic and research arena.
The MoU was signed between the Universities of Dhaka, Bangladesh and University
of Science & Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) for academic collaboration by the
Honorable Vice Chancellors of both the Universities. On the occasion, the
Honorable VC of University of Dhaka said that the University of Dhaka has MoU
with several institutions and universities world wise, but the mission of
touching the lives of the common people was has not been fully realized. USTM is
a peoples University. And we are satisfied with the track record of USTM in
reaching out to people, hence we have come forward to sign MoU with the USTM.
Both the North East India and Bangladesh have lot of cultural diversity and in
that sense we are very similar. The need of the hour is to develop skills to
live in global village as the technology has brought us very close, and it is in
this context, that people to people level contact is important. The MoU with
USTM will help to achieve this milestone.
The VC of Bangladesh University of Health Science and the Director of Bangladesh
Institute of Research and Rehabilitation on Diabetes, endocrine and Metabolism (BIRDEM)
were present and graced the signing ceremony.