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Tripura chapter of University of Science and Technology Meghalaya, Mission Education Outreach Launched

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Agartala, July 23, 2022: In order to expand the academic and research activities, the University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM) has organized an interactive programme on higher education with the intellectuals, academicians and social workers of Tripura on the 23rd of July 2022 at Agartala. On the same occasion, USTM signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tripura University and Maharaja Bir Bikram University. Apart from the Vice Chancellors of all the three universities, Dr. Arunodoy Saha, Chairman, Higher Education Council, Govt. of Tripura & Former VC, Tripura University addressed the eminent dignitaries, senior editors and journalists from Agartala who attended the programme.

Welcoming the participants, Prof GD Sharma, Vice Chancellor of USTM highlighted the higher education opportunity for the students of Tripura at USTM. “We are giving this opportunity to those students who have potential but cannot go to other universities for higher education due to financial and other factors. We have qualified teachers, state of the art infrastructure, smart classrooms with virtual teaching facility”, he stated. He also said that USTM is emphasising on implementing NEP-2020 with more flexible education for students with multiple entry and exit.

 

Shri Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor of USTM and Chairman, ERD Foundation Guwahati stated that USTM would go for faculty exchange and students’ interaction with both the universities of Tripura and to pursue the vision it has launched Mission Education Outreach -Tripura Chapter. USTM will offer 30 Fellowships which are equivalent to free education in various programmes including Engineering and B Tech programme at USTM for the meritorious students of Tripura who are underprivileged. USTM is the first private university of the region to achieve Grade ‘A’ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and has been placed among the top 200 universities of India in the NIRF-2022 Ranking declared recently.

Addressing the gathering, Shri Hoque said, “As a neighbouring state, we are trying to expand our educational outreach. Therefore, we are here to create awareness and speaking to the media so that this information reaches the nook and corner of the state of Tripura”. Under the educational outreach of USTM, more than 20 per cent students of the total intake of the university are now availing free education. Students from all the NE states are studying in USTM.

He said that ERD Foundation will expand its wings and set up educational institutions in the state of Tripura. “In this regard, we will collaborate with the Government departments”, he added. He also stated that USTM is emphasising on research and development and will very soon establish a medical college and hospital.

 

Prof. Ganga Prasad Prasain, VC, Tripura University was the Chief Guest on the occasion and addressed the gathering with his encouraging speech. The programme was also addressed by Prof. Satyadeo Poddar, Vice Chancellor of Maharaja Bir Bikram University, Agartala.

 

After the MoU signing ceremony, an enthusiastic interaction with all the eminent guests and media personalities took place where prospects and suggestions on higher education for Tripura students were offered by the dignitaries. The programme concluded with the vote of thanks extended by Dr Balendra K. Das, Pro Vice Chancellor, USTM.