AIZAWL, Oct 28 - An international workshop on �Recent Advances in Academics (RAA 2019)� began today at the Govt Champhai College at Champhai town in eastern Mizoram.
Inaugurating the workshop, Mizoram University vice-chancellor Prof KRS Sambasiva Rao underlined that Champhai and its vicinity being located at the periphery of international border has got immense potency that it could attract not only students from across the country, but also students from the neighbouring countries, provided well-known institutions equipped with better facilities are established here.
Rao, while appreciating the progress of the college, urged the college to brace for the upcoming NAAC assessment so that higher grade is achieved and more benefits arrive at the college.
�Initiating post-graduate courses for some departments at the very onset will invite extension of campus and eventually the arrival of much anticipated MZU campus,� he said.
He reiterated that Mizoram University has proved its position among elite universities of the country, and if the recent drastic progress is carried forward at the very same pace, the university will definitely feature among the top 25 universities of the country very soon, he added.
Rao mentioned with high esteem that the university on October 2019 alone could apply for implementing 300 projects which is hardly done in some other universities.
The vice-chancellor encouraged the scholars who attended the inaugural programme to have broader thinking and ponder upon practical works and materialise the knowledge they possessed, also to consult their lectures and even higher authority whenever they face complications.
Mizoram University Registrar Prof Lalnundanga, who graced the programme as the guest of honour, opined that higher education is more of multi-disciplinary and diversified in which collaboration among various disciplines is very much needed and the research findings should not end up in the publication alone, rather it has to reach the targeted people.
Prof Lalnundanga mentioned about four incubation centre facilities available in the MZU campus. He further added that people with innovative ideas and skill are always welcome to train in the incubation centres so that their talents and ideas could be magnified and transformed into a marketable profession.
The international workshop, first of its kind at Champhai College, is funded by RUSA 2.0 Equity Initiatives Fund and organised by IQAC Govt Champhai College. The workshop will last till November 1.
The workshop will be witnessing the gathering of resource persons from across the country and Myanmar wherein various topics pertaining to recent advances in academics will be deal with and discussed at length.