JALUKBARI, Jan 3 - An interactive programme with the former Vice Chancellors and the former Registrars of Gauhati University was held today in the conference hall of the GU�Institute of Science and Technology.
Speaking on the occasion, GU VC Dr Mridul Hazarika said, �From the time GU started taking a new shape in the 1990s to the present day, the institution has gone through a vast change in terms of administrative reforms, academic reforms, ease in dealing with industrial dispute, etc. The passion burning in the heart of everyone to ensure its progress has made it possible. This passion will also take GU beyond its present stature of success in the next five years.�
�This interactive programme with the former VCs and Registrars is aimed at honouring their great contributions in moulding this premier institution of the North East. This is a new beginning for us; let this new beginning signify a new chapter filled with pages of success and happiness,� he said.
Former VC Prof Nirmal Kr Choudhury, talking about the future development of the University, said there must be proper planning to take the institution forward and the planning must include creation of a separate campus in order to include undergraduate courses within the GU ambit.
�Tezpur University and IIT Guwahati are recognised for including undergraduate (UG) students in their campus. Therefore, as the 20th oldest university in India, GU, too, must think of accommodating UG and PG students in their campus in the future,� he said.
Former VC Prof Hiralal Duwarah said, �The meet is an innovative idea to share the success stories of this age-old institution. GU must always stay alert in order to bring innovativeness, while inquisitiveness must also exist in order to prosper further.�
Former VC Dr Gajendra Nath Talukdar, former Registrars Mahesh Ch Bhuyan, Dinesh Ch Baroowa, Dr Ramanand Das, Uttam Ch Das and Dr Suresh Kr Nath also attended the meet.
Prof Nani Gopal Mahanta, Registrar in-charge of GU, delivered the welcome address, while Dr Hemanta Kr Nath, secretary of the University Classes, GU, offered the vote of thanks.