JORABAT, Sept 20 - Dr Mridul Hazarika, former Vice Chancellor of the Gauhati University, today joined the University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) as its principal advisor.
�Every institution has its own strength. We have to build on the strength of the institution. Challenges must be confronted with determination and innovative thinking,� Hazarika said.
USTM Chancellor Mahbubul Hoque handed over the joining letter to him in the presence of Dr PK Goswami, Vice Chancellor of USTM, faculty members and students.
Addressing the gathering, Dr Hazarika said, �Every individual has the power of imagination. But that power needs to be applied. Why are the North Eastern States suffering? Because they have failed to keep pace with the growth of several other States. People of the North East have learned to get by demanding, instead of using their efficiency.�
Dr Hazarika said that no teaching institution without a research background could occupy a high rank. Research is important for innovation and people as well as institutions must contribute to the community at large. Teamwork is the most important part of an institution. Ideas need to be generated and a culture needs to be developed, he added.