NALBARI, Sept 29 - The Gauhati University Alumni Association organised a daylong academic meeting at Nalbari Natyamandir here on Tuesday. The academic meeting, presided over by Dr Dinamani Bhagawati, president of the organising committee, was inaugurated by Ananta Lal Gyani, Deputy Commissioner of Nalbari district.
In his speech, the Deputy Commissioner called upon the student community to set their aim in life during childhood and continue their studies in the right way.
Addressing the meeting, Ashok Kumar Sarma, MLA of Nalbari constituency, who lit the ceremonial lamp, called upon the policy makers to introduce vocational courses in the colleges to address the unemployment problems of the region. The meeting was attended by four vice-chancellors of different universities. They are Dr Mridul Hazarika, Vice-Chancellor of Gauhati University; Dr Kamal Malla Bujarbaruah, Vice-Chancellor of Assam Agriculture University, Jorhat; Dr Pradyut Kumar Goswami, Vice-Chancellor of Assam Science; and Technology University and Dr Dipak Kumar Sarma, Vice-Chancellor of Kumar Bhaskar Varma Sanskrit and Ancient Studies University.
The chief adviser of AASU Dr Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya also attended as a guest. Replying to a question raised by the students, Dr Mridul Hazarika said that the Gauhati University is going to implement an academic calendar from this session and the university has succeded in declaring results of different examinations on time. He added that though the education system in the State is expanding, there has been a fall in its quality and depth. The students should go to the depth of learning to sustain themselves in today�s competitive world, Hazarika added.
Addressing the meeting, Dr Bhattacharya called upon the government to provide Rs 2 crore to the old universities and Rs 1 lakh to the new universities to develop their infrastructure and academic atmosphere. To raise the fund for the development of academic atmosphere, he demanded one per cent from the royalty of oil and Re 1 from per kg of tea . He also demanded the government to fill up the vacant pots of teachers in colleges.
The meeting presided over by Dr Dinamami Bhagawati was also addressed by Dr Jogen Kalita, Dr Dibakar Deka, Dr Abani Kumar Bhagawati. Earlier, Bhabajit Bezbaruah explained the purpose of the meeting.