UGC Chairman addressed
the VC’s of North East at USTM
The Hon’ble Chairman of University Grants
Commission, New Delhi, Prof Ved Prakash and Shri Kiren
Rijiju, the Hon’ble Union Minister of States for Home
Affairs had addressed the Vice-Chancellors of Central, State
as well as Private Universities and Principal of few
Prominent Colleges of North East Region through an
Interactive Session organized by University of Science &
Technology, Meghalaya in association with Rashtriya
Institute of Skill and Education (RISE) on 11th March 2016.
While addressing the VC’s and Principals, Shri Rijiju said
that skill development training and linkage between
universities and industries are important in Northeast
region to eradicate unemployment. He further stressed on the
need of industry based training in the universities. Shri
Rijiju also encouraged the universities to adopt villages
nearby their own establishment for the overall socio
economic growth of the country.
Prof Ved Prakash, during his interaction with the VC’s and
principals from various colleges of Northeast said that, if
a university want to be the best all the departments should
perform equally and education must be the priority for the
varsity. Prof Ved Prakash stressed that the universities
should provide additional facilities for the students and
diversifies the curriculum, so that our students can cope up
with the present job market. The UGC Chairman further
encouraged the Vice Chancellors to set the goal for coming
five years and keep monitoring the growth of the university.
Prof Ved Praksh also stressed on the importance of
entrepreneurship training at the universities.
During the interactive session the Vice Chancellors and
Principals discussed and shared the problems related to the
higher educational institutions in Northeast with Prof Ved
Prakash, and he responded with expert comments for the
betterment of educational scenario in the days to come. Prof
Mihir Kanti Chaudhuri, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Tezpur
University presided over the interactive session and shared
his view for the same. The Vice-Chancellors of more than 20
central, state and private Universities along with more than
seventy Principals of renowned colleges of Northeast were
present in the program.
The worth mentioning name of some of the eminent VC’s who
have attended the meet were, Prof. M. K. Chaudhuri, VC
Tezpur University, Dr. Mridul Hazarika, VC, Gauhati
University; Prof Sri Krishna Srivastava, VC, NEHU; Prof.(Dr)
Pradyut Kumar Goswami, VC, ASTU; Dr. Dhruba J
Saikia, CCSU; Prof. (Dr.) Vijender Kumar, VC, NLU; and many
more. The VC’s who were unable to attend the meet due to
unavoidable circumstances had deputed the higher authorities
of their esteem university to attend the interaction.
Earlier, Shri Kiren Rijiju, the Hon’ble Union Minister of
States for Home Affairs had inaugurated the Social Science
Block of USTM and interacted with especially the large
number students of Arunachal Pradesh at present studying at
USTM and RIST.