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State govt ties up with Australian university

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 16 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today inaugurated a Centre for Advancement in Education and Research of Curtin University at a function held at the Assam Administrative Staff College.

The Centre � a collaborative endeavour between the Government of Assam and Curtin University of Australia � is aimed at improving the higher education scenario in the State, particularly in the areas of technical education and research.

The Chief Minister, in his address, said the Centre would fulfil a long-standing need of the region by bringing about a paradigm shift in the higher education sector by facilitating studies in areas like gap analysis, designing curriculum relevant to present-day requirements and the latest trends of research studies.

Terming the collaborative agreement with Curtin University a milestone in the field of education, Gogoi said the basic objective of the tie-up was to raise the standard of research and redirect it to the development of the State. He also stressed the need for expanding the collaborative partnership to incorporate sectors like agriculture and natural resources to lend credence to the State government�s focus on sustainable development.

Under the partnership, Curtin University will work collaboratively with the State in developing and implementing world-class Washington Accord-accredited programmes to improve the level of technology, education and research in Assam.

Education Minister Sarat Barkotoky, while speaking on the occasion, said the collaborative partnership was driven by the State government�s thrust on augmenting research capacity and using it as a catalyst to solve fundamental problems in the State.

Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla; Additional Chief Secretary, Administrative Reforms & Training, Information Technology and Education Department, Rajiv Kumar Bora; Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Development, Curtin University, Prof Brett Krik; Pro Vice Chancellor, Curtin University, Prof Andris Stelbovics and other dignitaries and academics were present on the occasion.

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State govt ties up with Australian university

GUWAHATI, May 16 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today inaugurated a Centre for Advancement in Education and Research of Curtin University at a function held at the Assam Administrative Staff College.

The Centre � a collaborative endeavour between the Government of Assam and Curtin University of Australia � is aimed at improving the higher education scenario in the State, particularly in the areas of technical education and research.

The Chief Minister, in his address, said the Centre would fulfil a long-standing need of the region by bringing about a paradigm shift in the higher education sector by facilitating studies in areas like gap analysis, designing curriculum relevant to present-day requirements and the latest trends of research studies.

Terming the collaborative agreement with Curtin University a milestone in the field of education, Gogoi said the basic objective of the tie-up was to raise the standard of research and redirect it to the development of the State. He also stressed the need for expanding the collaborative partnership to incorporate sectors like agriculture and natural resources to lend credence to the State government�s focus on sustainable development.

Under the partnership, Curtin University will work collaboratively with the State in developing and implementing world-class Washington Accord-accredited programmes to improve the level of technology, education and research in Assam.

Education Minister Sarat Barkotoky, while speaking on the occasion, said the collaborative partnership was driven by the State government�s thrust on augmenting research capacity and using it as a catalyst to solve fundamental problems in the State.

Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla; Additional Chief Secretary, Administrative Reforms & Training, Information Technology and Education Department, Rajiv Kumar Bora; Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Development, Curtin University, Prof Brett Krik; Pro Vice Chancellor, Curtin University, Prof Andris Stelbovics and other dignitaries and academics were present on the occasion.