GUWAHATI, June 11 � Gauhati University, the oldest higher educational institution in the NE region, was awarded the European Awards for Best Practices 2014 by the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) on June 1, 2014 in a gala event at hotel Le Plaza in Brussels, Belgium. Vice Chancellor of the University Dr Mridul Hazarika was present at the convention and award giving ceremony along with 73 participants of 59 countries. It is notable that Gauhati University is the only university from India to get this honour. The European Awards for Best Practices recognises the outstanding commitment, support and results in quality management strategies both in large companies/ organisations, public administrations and medium/ small sized enterprises/ organisation. Vice Chancellor Dr Hazarika also delivered a speech about the activities and new initiatives taken in the Gauhati University, both in administration and academics at the award ceremony.
The European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) is an organisation, with head office in Lausanne (Switzerland), dedicated to quality improvement techniques recognition and research. It makes contribution to quality culture through its annual conventions and award giving ceremonies in the major European cities. It recognises excellence, disseminates innovation and visionary thinking, spreads knowledge, shares conformity assessment practices and facilities networking. The award is an honour and recognition to the university for the consistent approach towards the development and diffusion of higher education in a remote region like North East India.
The VC of GU, Dr Mridul Hazarika, who also a scientist of repute in the field of quality production of tea and its related areas has earned another recognition as �The Name in Science� by the European Business Assembly, Oxford, UK in the last part of April this year. The recognition is given on the basis of actual existence of scientific developments, their economic efficiency, and loyalty to the integration transfer and participation in the international symposia and conferences etc.