National Seminar organized by USTM
during North East Teachers Congress -2014
January 5, 2015: A National Seminar on “Changing Scenario in Academic
Performance & Audit” was organized during the second North East Teachers
Congress (NETC) organised by University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya in
association with Regional Institute of Science and Technology & CSIR-NEIST,
Jorhat and sponsored by ERD Foundation on 4th January 2015 at the Techno City
campus of 9th Mile.
The seminar was attended by eminent scientists and academicians from North East
and national level namely Pro G D Sharma, Honourable Vice Chancelor of Bilaspur
University, Prof Bolin Kr Konwar, Honourable Vice Chancelor of Nagaland
University, Prof B C Goswami, Director of Academic Staff College, GU, Dr. D. D.
Ozha, Senior Scientist, Ground Water Dept from Jodhpur, Dr. R M Pant, Director
of NIRD and many other renowned personalities from the academic fraternity of
Professor Bolin Kr. Konwar, Vice Chancellor of the Nagaland University appealed
for a strong inter-university collaboration and developing advanced and common
infrastructure with the help of the government for the benefit of all students.
Addressing faculty members of higher education institutions, Professor GD
Sharma, Vice Chancellor of Bilaspur University expressed concern at nearly 30
percent posts of faculty lying vacant in such institutions. Stressing the need
to update the curriculum on a regular basis, he said it was awful that in some
universities, curriculum contents were not updated even in ten years. Professor
BC Goswami, Director of Academic Staff College, Gauhati University stressed upon
channelizing the growing population of India’s youth by proper education and
training. He also threw light on some of the key points of assessment of higher
education through the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.
The congress was attended by around five hundred College Teachers from the North
Educational environments are changing rapidly as today’s generation of students
grow up with technologies, such as video conferencing,powerpoint presentations
and other IT related skills as well as applications. In this environment there
is growing need for teachers to adapt to the changing work environment to make
the education process more interesting and effective. In this context NETC 2014
provided a platform for the teachers to deliberate, interact and enrich