announces support for research at Orientation Programme for
In an exemplary gesture towards development of academic
research work in the north-eastern region, the University of
Science and Technology (USTM) has declared that every
research scholar pursuing PhD in the University would
receive Rs 2000 for each of their research papers provided
they have originality and published in renowned journals.
This was announced by Mahbubul Hoque, the Chancellor of USTM
at the PhD orientation programme held on 20 January, 2018 in
the University campus which was attended by the PhD
Scholars. The PhD Orientation was addressed by Prof Sourabh
Basu, Dept. of Physics, IIT Guwahati and Prof. Akhil Ranjan
Dutta, Dept. of Political Science, Gauhati University, apart
Addressing the participants, Prof Sourabh Basu said that
apart from imparting new knowledge to the world, research
scholars have additional responsibility to the society. He
said, “All the universities in the North East need to come
to one platform for assistance and collaboration for the
support of researchers, and USTM can do piloting in this
respect”. He said that the PhD students must acquire the
skill for technical report writing as they are going to be
the skilled manpower in the future.
Speaking to the researchers, Prof Akhil Ranjan Dutta said
that the purpose of the researchers is to bring new insight
to the domain of knowledge; they should be able to make new
contribution to the society through better research.
Prof. Alaka Sarma, Dean, School of Social Sciences and
Humanities, USTM also addressed the participants and said
that PhD is a very structured programme and the scholars
must understand research methodology which guides them how
to proceed in their research work step by step. She also
said that research work must form an important part of
nation building process.