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City gets 2 new institutions


GUWAHATI, June 11 - LN Phookan College of Humanities and Media Studies, named after the doyen of journalism in Assam and the founder editor of The Assam Tribune, Lakshmi Nath Phookan, and DRD College of Commerce and Management have been launched in the city under the aegis of the ACE Group of Institutions to promote professional approach and hands-on training for courses like commerce and media studies.

Starting from this academic session, the colleges on the MRD Road, Chandmari envisage training the students from HS to PG level through holistic knowledge and practical training, preparing them to compete at national level.

Introducing the colleges, Diwas Phookan, managing director of the ACE Group of Institutions said at a press meet on Friday that though talented, the youth of Assam face certain constrictions due to the lack of practical training and a national level exposure.

�We would emphasise sending the students to the field for understanding their preferred profession from close quarters, rather than only explaining the theories in classrooms,� he said, adding, through the various courses, the institutions will be looking for producing finest chartered accountants, civil servants, and media professionals from Assam.

Eminent journalist DN Bezboruah, academic advisor to the group, said that education today needs to be more holistic rather than just a ritual for producing a degree. �In the highly competitive world, where education has become more expensive, the quality has to be maintained, where education is purposeful and can be put to use in a productive way,� he said.

Professor Tabu Ram Taid, prominent educationist is the advisor to the group, while RK Gupta, a CA by profession, is the vice chairman. Dorin Hazarika is the director of the group.

Speaking on the occasion, former DGP and chairman of the group, Dilip Kumar Bora emphasised the need to make students more employable. �Our education system puts more thrust on conventional methods of employment, whereas, there are several new developments in the fields of education and employment that needs to be explored. We will update our courses and incorporate latest developments to cater to the changing needs of the job market,� he added.

The institution would also be holding a free of cost career counselling session for one week from June 13, where experts from different fields will interact with the aspiring students.

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