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.