VC, Jamia Millia Islamia visited USTM
School of Education inaugurated
Guwahati, 20th September, 2014 : North Eastern Universities should take lead to
start courses like Disaster Management in order to sort out the problems of
floods and earthquakes and to deal effectively with such Natural Disasters. NE
states are full of potentials and opportunites which must be explored to the
maximum extent. The development of a region mainly depends upon their education
system. More importance must be given on the primary & basic education for which
qualified trained teachers must be appointed. Government must emphasize on the
right kind of practical training for the teachers. This was quoted by Prof Talat
Ahmad, Honourable Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia while inaugurating
Prof. Qoumrul Hoque School of Education, a constituent college of University of
Science and Technology, Meghalaya (USTM). This school of education will be
catalyst in producing quality trained teachers in the region. Prof Ahmad further
spoke that he had personally seen brilliant NE students doing well in University
of Delhi, Jamia Millia Islamia and other universities. He also said that he has
been visiting North East for quite sometime for his Research work and projects
and was delighted to see the efforts of a single person, Mr. Mahbubul Hoque the
Chancellor of USTM to make such a huge contribution in the field of Education.
He also assured that Jamia Millia Islamia will be in full collaboration and
association with USTM in terms of manpower and other Academic and Research
related activities. He wished for its bright future.
Earlier Mr. Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor of the University welcomed Prof. Talat
Ahmad and shared his vision that Prof. Qoumrul Hoque School of Education of USTM
would open up avenues for initiating steps for preparing teachers with values of
dedication, wisdom and insight. He also added that, “We are trying to associate
with the great institutions of the nation as well as abroad in order to make
USTM one of best Universities of the world.”
It can here be mentioned that the said School has got the approval from National
Council for Teacher's Education (NCTE), ERC, Bhubaneswar to run B.Ed. Courses
with an intake capacity of hundred which has been already filled up in the
maiden year itself. USTM has plan to increase the intake to another hundred for
the next year.
The inauguration ceremony was followed by the release of USTM News Letter by the
Chief Guest Prof. Talat Ahmad. The function was also addressed by VC of USTM Dr.
Dr PG Rao; Pro VC Dr R K Sharma and Dean of School of Business Sciences Dr.
Alaka Desai Sarma. In a similar occasion the 'Centre for Innovation and Rural
Development' of USTM was also inaugurated by Prof Ahmad.