GUWAHATI, July 9 � Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India, will address the �North East College Principals� Conclave (NCPC)-2014� at Techno City, University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya (USTM), on July 23.
The conclave has been organised by USTM in association with Assam College Principals� Council (ACPC) with an aim to streamline the education institutions, knowing each other�s potentials, and working together for the promotion of educational scenario in the region.
The highlight of the conclave will be a seminar on �Higher Education in North East with Reference to Rashtriya Uchchatar Siksha Abhiyan (RUSA)� to discuss various issues related to the implementation of RUSA, a press release stated.
Over one thousand college principals of all the degree colleges of Assam as well as the other north-eastern states, teachers and renowned academicians of the region are expected to participate in the conclave. A large number of college and school students will also attend the address of Dr Kalam.
Dr Kalam will address the principals emphasising on science, innovation and other related issues to be cultured in educational institutions for the greater benefit of the students of the region as well as the country which will be a step towards technological advancement to make India a developed country.
The main objective of this conclave is to discuss with the principals with up-to-date knowledge of projects related to the development of educational infrastructure, getting funds for different projects given by UGC and other government departments for the benefit of their respective colleges and the student community as a whole.
This conclave will also create a bridge between USTM and the degree colleges as the university will assure these colleges to extend all kinds of IT support, especially for the colleges situated at rural remote areas. USTM plans to offer the proposal of making websites for these colleges free of cost, the release added.
The conclave was earlier scheduled to be held on July 12 but after Dr Kalam�s acceptance of the invitation, it has been rescheduled on July 23.