GUWAHATI, March 12 - University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman Prof Ved Prakash and Union Minister of States for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju addressed the Vice-Chancellors of Central, State and private Universities and Principal of few prominent colleges of NE through an interactive session at University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) on March 11, a press release said.
Addressing the VCs and Principals, Rijiju said that skill development training and linkage between universities and industries are important in NE to eradicate unemployment. He further stressed on the need of industry-based training in the universities. He encouraged the universities to adopt villages nearby for the overall socio-economic growth of the country.
Prof Ved Prakash, during his interaction with the VCs and principals from various colleges of NE, said that, if a university want to be the best all the departments should perform equally. The Chairman further encouraged the VCs to set the goal for coming five years and keep monitoring the growth of the university. He also stressed on the importance of entrepreneurship training at the universities.
During the interactive session, the VCs and Principals discussed the problems related to the higher educational institutions in NE with Prof Ved Prakash. Prof Mihir Kanti Chaudhuri, VC, Tezpur University presided over the interactive session. The VCs of more than 20 Central, State and private Universities along with more than seventy Principals of renowned colleges of NE were present in the programme.
Earlier, the Social Science Block and Food Science & Technology lab of USTM were inaugurated.