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Biennial conference of college principals� council concludes

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KALIABOR, Dec 26 - The 35th biennial conference of Assam College Principals� Council (ACPC) concluded at Kaliabor College on December 22.

Keshab Mahanta, Minister for Water Resources inaugurated the open session of the conference on December 22. He urged upon the principals to bring new vigour to higher education in Assam through innovative ideas.

The Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University Dr Mridul Hazarika attended as the chief guest of the session. He also inaugurated the jounal of the Council. Babulal Sarma, State Director of Higher Education attended as a guest of honour along with the president of the college governing body Prabhat Chandra Goswami and secretary and president of Assam College Employees� Association.

The Director of Higher Education in his speech explained about the various steps adopted by the Government for improvement of higher education. The open session was presided over by Dr Balendra Kumar Das, president of ACPC. Dr Hiranya Kumar Chaliha, Principal of Kaliabor College offered the welcome address and Dr Satyendra Nath Barman, secretary of ACPC subsequently offered the vote of thanks

The conference began with a meeting of the executive committee on December 20. Flags of all the colleges of Nagaon, Morigaon and Hojai were hoisted by their respective principals along with the flag of ACPC on December 21. An academic session was organised in the morning session of the second day in which Prof. Khanindra Pathak, Head of the Department of Mining Engineering at IIT, Kharagpur attended as resource person and spoke on the topic: �Assessment and Evaluation of Teaching Quality�.

He explained the need and use of information and communication technology in the assessment and evaluation for improvement of teacher and teaching quality. He also informed about the latest ICT tools available inside and outside the nation for such improvement.

The delegates� session was held in the afternoon where different issues related to colleges as well as higher education were discussed. Use of ICT and modernisation of course curriculum were given importance. A new body for the next two years was formed with Dr Hiranya Kumar Chaliha as president and Dr Dharmendra Kumar Nath as secretary.

As a part of the itinerary, some students of Kaliabor College and Bhola Nath College of Dhubri participated under the students� cultural exchange programme. The teachers of Kaliabor College and principal of different colleges took part in the second cultural programme on December 21. More than 100 permanent principals attended the conference. A souvenir was also published by the host college on the occasion. Dr Hiranya Kumar Chaliha thanked all concerned for successful completion of the conference.

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Biennial conference of college principals� council concludes

KALIABOR, Dec 26 - The 35th biennial conference of Assam College Principals� Council (ACPC) concluded at Kaliabor College on December 22.

Keshab Mahanta, Minister for Water Resources inaugurated the open session of the conference on December 22. He urged upon the principals to bring new vigour to higher education in Assam through innovative ideas.

The Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University Dr Mridul Hazarika attended as the chief guest of the session. He also inaugurated the jounal of the Council. Babulal Sarma, State Director of Higher Education attended as a guest of honour along with the president of the college governing body Prabhat Chandra Goswami and secretary and president of Assam College Employees� Association.

The Director of Higher Education in his speech explained about the various steps adopted by the Government for improvement of higher education. The open session was presided over by Dr Balendra Kumar Das, president of ACPC. Dr Hiranya Kumar Chaliha, Principal of Kaliabor College offered the welcome address and Dr Satyendra Nath Barman, secretary of ACPC subsequently offered the vote of thanks

The conference began with a meeting of the executive committee on December 20. Flags of all the colleges of Nagaon, Morigaon and Hojai were hoisted by their respective principals along with the flag of ACPC on December 21. An academic session was organised in the morning session of the second day in which Prof. Khanindra Pathak, Head of the Department of Mining Engineering at IIT, Kharagpur attended as resource person and spoke on the topic: �Assessment and Evaluation of Teaching Quality�.

He explained the need and use of information and communication technology in the assessment and evaluation for improvement of teacher and teaching quality. He also informed about the latest ICT tools available inside and outside the nation for such improvement.

The delegates� session was held in the afternoon where different issues related to colleges as well as higher education were discussed. Use of ICT and modernisation of course curriculum were given importance. A new body for the next two years was formed with Dr Hiranya Kumar Chaliha as president and Dr Dharmendra Kumar Nath as secretary.

As a part of the itinerary, some students of Kaliabor College and Bhola Nath College of Dhubri participated under the students� cultural exchange programme. The teachers of Kaliabor College and principal of different colleges took part in the second cultural programme on December 21. More than 100 permanent principals attended the conference. A souvenir was also published by the host college on the occasion. Dr Hiranya Kumar Chaliha thanked all concerned for successful completion of the conference.