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26/02/2014 - NEGC 2014 successfully conducted by USTM

Students are responsible for making the society Corruption Free
: North East Graduate Congress 2014
The role of youth is of utmost importance in today's time
: Honourable Governor of Assam

February 23 : The North East Graduate Congress-2014 organized by University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya, sponsored by State Bank of India concluded today at USTM campus, Techno city in the outskirt of Guwahati. More than three thousand students from North Eastern States participated in the two day long programme and took part in various events exchanging views and ideas, mixing with each other, virtually making the Congress a melting pot of all North Eastern States.

His Excellency Shri J. B. Patnaik, honourable Governor of Assam inaugurated the North East Graduate Congress on 22nd February, 2014. The inaugural ceremony was attended by Dr.Dhruba  J.Saikia,Vice Chancellor ,Cotton College State University,Dr.Mridul Hazarika, Vice Chancellor,Gauhati University, Shri Farooq Shahab, General Manager,State Bank of India, North East Circle, Dr.N.K.Choudhury ,former Vice Chancellor, Gauhati University and Sri Subimal Bhattacharjee, renowned cyber security expert.

The concluding day was marked by two panel discussions. The first panel discussion on Micro Finance, Entrepreneurship and Bank Loan was chaired by D. Alaka Desai Sarma, Dean, School of Business Sciences, USTM where esteem speakers were Dr. P.G. Rao former Director of CSIR-NEIST and Pro Chancellor, USTM and Mr. Sunil Saikia, former Director, Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship. The other panel discussion which evoked huge interest of participating students was  Politics, Corruption and Youth Leadership chaired jointly by Prof Noni Gopal Mahanta of Gauhati University  and N.I. Laskar, Executive Editor of Eastern Chronicle  which was actively participated by P.J. Barua, Executive Editor, Assam Tribune, Dr. Mridul Hazarika, VC, GU, Gaurav Gogoi, Pradyut Borah of BJP, Dr. Muzibur Rahman, Renowned columnist Col. Monoranjan Goswami, Kishore  Upadhayay of AGP, Prabir Kumar Dutta, former Chief Secretary,Assam, Kamakhya Prasad Tassa of BJP and Dr. Dinesh Baishya, Dean, School of Media and Cultural studies, USTM. Students took interest in the panel discussion and interacted with the speakers putting many questions.

The event was marked by debates, quiz, extempore speech, write up and model exhibition competitions for which attractive prizes of lap tops, i-Pads and Mobile phones were distributed to the winners. Jintu Gogoi of Assam School of Journalism bagged first prize in debating competition while Uddipana Goswami of Biswanath College walked away with first prize in debating competition. In quiz competition Monoj Kumar Barman and Pratik Baruah of Gauhati Commerce College  were adjudged winners .In extempore speech competition  Mayuri Goswami of Handique Girls College got the first prize. Trishna Barman got the first prize in write up competition on Dr. Bhupen Hazarika. The first prize for Model Exibition went to Ranbir Singh of Regional Institute of Science & Technology.The most coveted prize of the North East Graduate congress went to Janmoni Borah of  Chaiduar College , Gohpur who was adjudged as best participant and was awarded ten thousand  cash prize.

The focus of first day was panel discussions on Higher & Professional Education & Research, chaired by Dr. P.G.Rao former Director, CSIR-NEIST; session on Competitive Examination chaired by Shri Prof Dilip Barua, former Principal Cotton College, Personality Development & Soft Skill, chaired by Mr. N. I. Laskar,  Executive Editor ,Eastern Chronicle and Dr. Mukulesh Barua.

The valedictory session was held in presence of   Dr. D. Ramaiah, Director,CSIR-NEIST Dr.R.C.Baruah,outstanding scientist CSIR- NEIST, Prof H.K Das, Pro VC, Assam Down Town University, Dr.P.G. Rao Pro Chancellor USTM and M.Hoque ,Chancellor ,USTM.

The North East Graduate Congress was organised with the aim to enhance all-round development and bring out capabilities of the future graduates through various life skill processes to bring out their inherent capabilities and expose them to various opportunities.



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