GUWAHATI, Dec 2 - The Vice-Chancellor of Gauhati University Dr Mridul Hazarika visited Sydney and Canberra, Australia along with a six-member team including Dr Bolendra Kumar Das, EC Member, Prof Manab Deka, Prof Madhushree Das and Dr Jayasree Borah to explore the possibilities of academic exchange and launching of the Australian Chapter of International Alumni Association of Gauhati University.
The Vice-Chancellor and his team discussed at length with the acting Vice-Chancellor of Canberra University regarding research collaboration, teacher exchange programmes etc.
The areas mutually agreed in the discussion included food science and political science particularly different aspects of governance in democratic system. Further discussions are on with the University of New South Wales and Sydney University for similar exchanges.
On November 26, the Australian Chapter of the GU Alumni Association was launched at Epping, Sydney and it was attended by a large number of GU alumni across Australia. Snigdha Choudhury and Susmita Borooah have been selected as the vice-president and secretary respectively of the GU Alumni Australian Chapter. It needs to be mentioned here that Gauhati University had already launched the European Chapter in February 2016 and many academic activities have been undertaken under the aegis of the European Chapter.
Members of the GU Alumni in Australia have shown keen interest to uphold the values of the University and strengthen its base to emerge as a leading institution in the world. This was stated in a press release issued here.