Research and Innovation can empower the Society: Eminent Academicians
9th Mile, Meghalaya, 23rd August, 2014 : The scientists and eminent
academicians today called upon the post graduate students of the University of
Science and Technology, Meghalaya to be more focused towards research and
innovation and make USTM a knowledge hub of the country and contribute towards
India’s efforts to emerge as a global knowledge power house. This theme was the
main thrust of the scientists and eminent academicians while they were
addressing the new batch of post graduate students of USTM on the occasion of
inaugural session of the orientation programme-2014 today.The orientation
programme of more than one thousand students of the new batch of USTM was graced
by Dr.K.M. Bujarbarua, Vice Chancellor ofAssam Agricultural University, Dr. N.V.
Deshpande, Director of NIT, Silchar, Dr.S. Sudhakar, Director of North East
Space Application Centre, Shillong and Dr. N. K. Chaudhury, Former Vice
Chancellor of Gauhati University. While addressing to the new batch of students
the chancellor of the University Mr. M. Hoque urged them to be sincere in their
studies for which they will be rewarded accordingly.
On the occasion, Laptops & ipads were awarded to the students of each department
who secured highest percentage of marks in their qualifying examinations. A
lucky draw was also organized among all the fresher students and their parents.
The student winner Ms. Mina Sharma of department of English received a laptop
while the parent winner Mr. Shashi Gogoi received a mixer grinder. These awards
were sponsored by those organizations who were the constant service provider in
the development process of the University. They were also felicitated with a
citation as “Partners in Progress” in the same function.
After the inaugural session parallel sessions for students of various
departments like Biotechnology, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Computer Science,
Commerce, Public Administration, Sociology, Social Work, English, Education,
Rural Development, Business Management, Economics, Geography, Environmental
Science were addressed by Professors and Scientists from IIT Guwahati,
CSIR-NEIST, Gauhati University, Cotton College, NEHU, Cotton College State
University, Aligarh Muslim University, Central Forest Academy, TISS Guwahati,
SOS Village, Tezpur University, JamiaMilliaIslamia, NIRD and IIM Shillong.
Besides orientation for academic courses, the students were counselled for
facing competitive examinations for Civil Services and other services by Mr.
H.N.Das, IAS, former Chief Secretary, Government of Assam; Prof. Dilip Kr. Barua,
Retd. Principal of Cotton College and Mr. Sailen Baishya, Expert in Competitive
The University of Science and Technology Meghalaya, established by ERD
Foundation, has the vision to achieve excellence and emerge as World Class
University and seeks to involve the top educationists and experts in various
fields. Today’s programme was a step towards this direction.
ERD Foundation, Guwahati