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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.



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