JORABAT, Sept 7 - University of Science & Technology Meghalaya (USTM) campus held an orientation programme for more than 2,000 new undergraduate and postgraduate students of 38 disciplines on Wednesday.
Prof Gautam Biswas, Director of IIT Guwahati and Prof NC Talukdar, Director IASST, Guwahati attended the inaugural ceremony of the programme along with Prof NK Choudhury, Principal Advisor ERDF, USTM Chancellor Mahbubul Hoque and Pro VC Dr RK Sharma.
Five UGC NET and CSIR-NET crackers were paid back the entire amount of their course fees during the programme.
Prof Biswas urged the students to be on the track of excellence and innovation. He stated that Indian research work was always necessitated by the civic requirements for the development of nation and that we must follow the footsteps of Indian Nobel laureates and scientists like Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Hargobind Khorana and scientists like JC Bose whose research innovations had revolutionised science.
Rajesh Jagasia, Director, Art of Living spoke in the second session followed by a session on competitive examination and a session on soft skill.