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A MoU has been signed between Tezpur University and the University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (USTM), promoted by ERD Foundation today at Hotel Landmark. The MoU was signed by Dr. Amarjyoti Choudhury, Pro Vice Chancellor of Tezpur University and Dr. P. G. Rao, Vice Chancellor of University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya in presence of Prof. Mihir Kanti Choudhury, Vice Chancellor of Tezpur University; Mr Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor of USTM; Dr. L. Boral, Controller of Examination, TU; Dr. Biren Das, Registrar, TU; Deans of SoE, SoS, R&D respectively Prof. M. Bhuyan; Prof. K. K. Baruah; Prof. C. L. Mahanta along with Dr. R. K. Sharma, Pro VC of USTM and other high officials of both USTM and Tezpur University.

The MoU between Tezpur University, an institution of national importance and one of the best universities in North East which is striving to promote research in emerging areas of science and technology having special and direct relevance to the region and the University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (USTM), an emerging technology university in North East provides a road map in relation to future cooperation. The MOU provides that Tezpur University will mentor and guide the USTM and Regional Institute of Science and Technology (RIST), an Engineering College of ERDF affiliated under NEHU, in academic promotion specially in the field of basic sciences, management and technology, by mentoring and training the faculties, by syllabus up gradation and taking the special classes by Tezpur University Faculties and jointly organising seminars. Tezpur University will also mentor the USTM and RIST in administration and quality faculty recruitment

In the sphere of research, Tezpur University will guide the USTM and RIST in managing the research programmes and mentor the research scholars. The qualified faculty of both TU & USTM will jointly guide the scholars of USTM for quality research in their respective field. Tezpur University will also guide the faculties in preparing Detailed Projects Reports (DPR) for projects and collaborative activities by taking lead. Both USTM and Tezpur University will exchange research information and experienced researchers between them and will promote research in Science & Technology. The Institutions will reciprocally facilitate Science based innovation and fact findings resulting into business development activities. Tezpur University will also guide the USTM and RIST in upgrading infrastructure like laboratories, equipments, library, class rooms, recreational facilities, hostel, campus maintenance by providing necessary specifications and operational guidance where required.

The cooperation will bring benefit to the Engineering students of RIST and Management students of USTM from the placement machinery of Tezpur University. This will also open the doors to faculties of RIST and USTM to go for higher education and research at Tezpur University. The MoU has been signed with the mission to create technical and professional manpower and knowledge base in the region conducive for attracting industries from across the country for investment and employment generation so as to stop the exodus of North East students to outside the region for higher education and job opportunities. In the meanwhile USTM has already entered in to collaboration with R&D organisations like CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat, CSIR-CRRI, New Delhi, NIT, Silchar etc and getting the benefits.



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