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Governor favours skill-based courses

By Staff Correspondent

JORHAT, Feb 26 - The Assam Governor Professor Jagdish Mukhi, who is also the Chancellor of the Assam Women�s University (AWU), on Tuesday asked the university authorities to introduce skill-based employment-oriented courses in the varsity curriculum.

Speaking as the chief guest at the first convocation of AWU at Rowriah here, Mukhi said that keeping in mind the present scenario of increasing women�s participation in the economy, the AWU must concentrate on introducing skill-based employment-oriented courses to nourish the young minds.

�I believe that without economic independence women�s empowerment would be impossible,� the Governor observed.

He further said that the AWU should not be like any other university of the State and instead should be a specialized university for women.

�Maintain the quality of research and education along with incorporating only-women-centric academic courses. The university should also see how other women universities across tbe country are working,� Mukhi stated.

Taking note of rising number of women becoming �potential voices� in local, national and international issues, the Governor said the women had made their presence felt in humanitarian action, resilience-building and promotion and protection of human rights.

Mukhi told the students that apart from their academic excellence, they (students) will be judged from how best they could serve the society.

Earlier, delivering the welcome address, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Dr Malinee Goswami, gave an outline of the progress of the university which started functioning from 2014.

She said presently the AWU has 15 departments conducting 16 programmes of contemporary knowledge and skills. Dr Goswami said that 13 programmes were post-graduate programmes, two under-graduate programmes and one diploma course.

The Vice-Chancellor announced that the university has decided to open M Phil and Ph D programmes in selected subjects from the next academic session.

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Governor favours skill-based courses

JORHAT, Feb 26 - The Assam Governor Professor Jagdish Mukhi, who is also the Chancellor of the Assam Women�s University (AWU), on Tuesday asked the university authorities to introduce skill-based employment-oriented courses in the varsity curriculum.

Speaking as the chief guest at the first convocation of AWU at Rowriah here, Mukhi said that keeping in mind the present scenario of increasing women�s participation in the economy, the AWU must concentrate on introducing skill-based employment-oriented courses to nourish the young minds.

�I believe that without economic independence women�s empowerment would be impossible,� the Governor observed.

He further said that the AWU should not be like any other university of the State and instead should be a specialized university for women.

�Maintain the quality of research and education along with incorporating only-women-centric academic courses. The university should also see how other women universities across tbe country are working,� Mukhi stated.

Taking note of rising number of women becoming �potential voices� in local, national and international issues, the Governor said the women had made their presence felt in humanitarian action, resilience-building and promotion and protection of human rights.

Mukhi told the students that apart from their academic excellence, they (students) will be judged from how best they could serve the society.

Earlier, delivering the welcome address, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Dr Malinee Goswami, gave an outline of the progress of the university which started functioning from 2014.

She said presently the AWU has 15 departments conducting 16 programmes of contemporary knowledge and skills. Dr Goswami said that 13 programmes were post-graduate programmes, two under-graduate programmes and one diploma course.

The Vice-Chancellor announced that the university has decided to open M Phil and Ph D programmes in selected subjects from the next academic session.

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