IIT Prof Speaks at Orientation programme of Dept of
August 14, 2018: It was
an enlightening day of wisdom and knowledge for the students
of University of Science And Technology, Meghalaya, as the
Department of English organized an Orientation Programme for
the students on 13 August 2018. Professor Rohini Mokashi
Punekar , from the department of English , IIT Guwahati
addressed the programme as the Chief Guest.
Prof. Punekar shared her experiences as a litterateur and
the various scopes and aspects of literature and language in
the present day world. She said that just as the species of
animals are on a verge of extinction so are several
languages on extinction gradually. She spoke of the several
North-East Indian dialects to prefer to study linguistic.
Students were made familiar with the procedures like
documentation of language in literature, translation and
various others. She exemplified on the careers like that of
linguist and the translators . She emphasized on the
importance and relation of language with the tech world.
When technology progresses and the human life accommodate
itself to suit its technology, the technology has linguistic
term and relates to language in the form of ICT (Information
and communication technology). She also spoke on the
different levels of working of the IITs towards language and
The IITG Prof praised the English Department of USTM for
their approaches towards language and literature separately
inculcating the love for language and literature within
their students. The students of the University were highly
benefited through the interaction with such an intellectual.
The programme ended with a promise by the department for
such motivating programmes in the near future for the