GUWAHATI, July 19 - Universities should concentrate on research in sync with the local problems, namely climate change, flood, economic and industrial development, skill development and should contribute to research-centric development of the society, said an official press release here.
Presiding over a court meeting of Cotton College State University (CCSU) at the conference room of his office at the Assam Secretariat, Gogoi said, �In order to provide an impetus to research and its application, the State government has inked agreements with Columbia and Curtin University.�
Gogoi added that in developed countries, research and development carried out in universities act as a catalytic agent in the solution of local problems and called upon the university fraternity to follow suit.
He suggested that research and development should occupy a key area in the CCSU and research should be used extensively to address local problems and stimulate local prospects. He also assured steps to extend all possible help to the CCSU to help it in its academic pursuit and transform it as an institution of repute.
Issues like curriculum, academic discipline, structure of examinations, infrastructure development and a new area called social responsibility programme of the university were discussed in the court meeting.
Education Minister Sarat Borkotoky, Principal Secretary of Higher Education Paban Kumar Borthakur, CCSU Vice Chancellor Prof Dhrubajyoti Saikia, along with other court members, were present in the meeting, held on Friday.