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Press Release

Three day National Workshop on Manual Therapy for Peripheral Joints begins at USTM

Workshop on Radiochemistry by BARC Scientist at USTM

Engineer’s Day Celebrated by Regional Institute of Science & Technology (RIST)

Neighborhood Development Mission by USTM

World Physiotherapy Day 2018 Observed at USTM

Fourth Convocation of USTM held successfully

PA Sangma Chair Prof for Tribal Studies Launched at USTM

NE Youths must Inculcate the Culture of Competitiveness: James Sangma

All Faith Prayer Meet was held today (4th September) at USTM

Students must take Innovative Steps and be Entrepreneurs: IITG Dean

72nd Independence Day Observed at USTM

IIT Prof Speaks at Orientation programme of Dept of English, USTM

International Youth Day observed at USTM

Assam Education Minister Commended USTM Initiatives

Comparative Competitiveness and Quality Education must be Focus of Educational Institutions: Assam Education Minister

USTM honoured Meghalaya SSLC 2018 Toppers

USTM Signed Four MoUs with Various Universities in Turkey

USTM to Honour SSLC Toppers in presence of Meghalaya CM

International Conference on Gandhi’s Vision and Contemporary Political Leadership in NE

U Tirot Singh Day observed at USTM

Research must be priority of universities: IIT Prof

Four Turkish Universities Inked Pacts with USTM for Collaborative Research

Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey Inked Pact with University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya, India

Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, Turkey signed Pact with University of Science & Technology Meghalaya, India for Exchange Programmes

Fatih Sultan Mehmet University, Istanbul, Turkey signed MOU with USTM, India

Uskudar University, Istanbul, Turkey signed MoU with USTM, India

National Seminar on Cerebral Palsy Update 2018 held at USTM

USTM Signs MoUs with Turkish Universities

News Live Chief Managing Editor Syed Zarir Hussain received USTM Media Excellence Award-2018

Nandini Magazine Editor Maini Mahanta received USTM Media Excellence Award-2018

Asam Bani Editor Dileep Chandan received USTM Media Excellence Award-2018

USTM Media Excellence Awards Conferred

Dr PK Goswami joined as new VC of USTM

Research and Development Scenario of the Country cannot be Improved without Involvement of Brilliant Students in Basic Sciences: Eminent Scientists

MBA Admission and Commencement of Classes Planned for 2018 Session

Basic Science and Research Key for Development of the Nation: Indian Scientists

USTM begins plantation drive to go green

International Day of Yoga celebrated at USTM

All India DST INSPIRE Group Monitoring Workshop at USTM

B.Ed. Entrance Test on June 10 for admission at USTM

Dr Bibash Dev former CDC, AUS joins in ERD Foundation

Akshar Recycling Centre of Solid Waste Launched at Pamohi

100 HS Science students trained to take up Innovative Research

SK Dev Verman Launched Nai Manzil Scheme at Guwahati

Pledge to Donate Organs to Save Lives: Padma Shri Dr Saharia

Scientific temperament must be inculcated among science students: DST senior scientist

World Telecommunication and Information society Day Observed by USTM

USTM observed 1st International Day of Light

Need of the hour is to recall the legacy of Rabindranath Tagore: Dr Pathak

Physical Education Centre Inaugurated at USTM

‘CONPRENDO 2018’ held by MBA Department, USTM

USTM to Lead DST Inspire Camp for 100 Science Students from NE

Free Eye Check-up Camp organised by USTM in Byrnihaat

ERDF Signs MoU with Akshar for Recycling Centre of Solid Waste

National Seminar on New Trends in Biotechnology held at USTM

ERDF to Start “I Can, I Will” Academy for Differently Abled

Ayurveda Can Cure Migraine: Padma Shree Prakash

National Panchayat Day observed at Khetri by Dept of Rural Development, USTM

National Seminar on Cosmopolitanism in Literature held at USTM

Workshop on "Goods & Services Tax: Registration, e-Filing and Compliance"

USTM signs MoU with Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute

ERDF Patients’ Help Desk Opened at Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute

Free Health Check up and Physiotherapy Camp by Dept. of Physiotherapy, USTM

Education Minister Rymbui laid foundation of Dr Donkuper Roy block at USTM

USTM observed Autism Day with children of Assam Autism Foundation

RIST to hold ESPLENDIDEZ’18 from 7-8 April

National Conference on Drug Discovery from Natural products held at USTM

World Water Day observed by RIST & USTM

World Poetry Day celebrated at USTM

Jadav Payeng honoured with USTM Social Work Excellence Award

Free health check-up and blood test at rural village by USTM on International Women’s Day

MoU Signed between CIPET and USTM

Sri Sri University Odisha signs MoU with USTM for Art of Living education

USTM Launches Driving School for Women

Peace Education is a necessity in the North East: Prof Saikia

IITG signs pact with USTM

DST Scientist Dr Amitava Roy addressed National Science Day at USTM

NEGC 2018 ends at USTMwith participation of more than 10,000 students

Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi Inaugurated NEGC 2018 at USTM

Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, Governor of Assam will Launch NEGC 2018 at USTM

Prof Nirmal Kr Choudhury Auditorium Inaugurated at USTM

Opening up of Naga Universe – A talk by Easterine Kire at USTM

MoU on Food Processing Research and Training Signed between USTM and IIFPT

Eight USTM students were selected for Laurel Global School & Westberry School, Andhra Pradesh in interview conducted on 29 and 30 January 2018.

Seminar on Environment at USTM by ASEZ: A Report

Mother’s Street Project: A Report

Donate the Constitution instead of religious books: Justice Saikia

South Korean and North East Students mingle as USTM Celebrates 69th Republic Day

USTM announces support for research at Orientation Programme for PhD Scholars

Media Must Work for Social Transformation: Mahbubul Hoque

Free UGC NET Coaching by USTM for Outside Students

13 USTM Students Shine in UGC NET: Entire Course Fee Paid Back

USTM faculty delegation visits University of Sharjah

Editors from NE States Brainstormed at USTM-Media Round Table 2018

“Crack Competitive Exam & Get Back Entire Fees”- M. Hoque

Workshop on Microbiology & Immunology ends at USTM

National Youth Day Celebrated at USTM

USTM Faculty Delegation on UAE Tour

Workshop on Microbiology & Immunology began at USTM.

Talk on ‘how to live happily with diabetes’ held at USTM.

National Mathematics Day observed at USTM.

USTM-ICT Academy Mega Pool Campus Drive held successfully.

North East Graduate Congress 2018 scheduled on 16, 17 & 18 February.

USTM to take lead in shaping SEANBBN-INE University Council .

Delhi Dy CM handed over Visionary Edupreneur 2017 Award to Mahbabul Hoque .

Housekeeping and Support Staff Felicitated by USTM.

Constitution Day observed by University School of Law and Research.

A university will always be known by the quality of its research: Lt. Gen. (retd) Shah stresses research on Nano Technology at USTM.

Sri Prabab Mukherjee, Ex President of India to hand over Visionary Edupreneur 2017 Award to Mahbubul Hoque.

USTM Chancellor Mahbubul Hoque unveils Inter-Departmental Competition Calendar-2018.

Research work must benefit the society: Prof Amarjyoti Choudhury.

Teacher Must Play the Role of a Motivator: Meghalaya Governor.

Faculty Development Programme on Art of Living Successfully Ends at RIST.

More than 4 percent of Assam’s population is diabetic: study.

RIST and USTM observed National Education Day.

Legal Services Day observed at USTM.

AICTE Advisor Prof Dileep Malkhede launched ART of Living programme at RIST.

USTM Chancellor calls on Governor of Meghalaya.

Cultural heritage of India highlighted at Unity Day celebration at USTM.

Participants across India attend ISTE national convention at RIST.

National Seminar on Customary Laws of North East India: Practices and Prevalence .

Students placed in GNRC .

"Mahbubul Hoque” is role model for successful entrepreneurship: Dr Mukul Sangma, Chief Minister Meghalaya

“USTM is becoming Centre of Excellence" Dr Mukul Sangam CM Meghalaya

Chief Minister Meghalaya designated Mahbubul Hoque a successful Entrepreneur in North East

“USTM to emerge as destination of national and international meets”, says Dr Sangma

Bharat Yatra Andolan for Bachpan Bachao touches USTM

USTM-NewGen Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (USTM-NewGen IEDC) launched

The power of Love and Respect for all can only bring about Peace in our society – Mahbubul Hoque

All Religion prayer for peace at USTM on International Day of Peace

Dr. B. S Tomar, Director, BARC addressed the 2nd A P J Abdul Kalam memorial Lecture at USTM


JNU VC Delivered USTM Third Convocation Address

USTM conferred Honorary D. Litt to Dr. Abdul Gafoor

USTM conferred Honorary D. Sc to Prof. Darlando Khathing

Prof. Gautam Biswas, Director, IIT, Guwahati, addressed Orientation 2017 at USTM

National Sports Day Celebrated at USTM

USTM’s First Capture of an Astronomical Event by Astronoscope-I

University College of Physiotherapy Launched at USTM

India Got Independence ! the real freedom of the people a far cry – Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor, USTM & Chairman, ERDF

Evening University at USTM, a need of the hour

International Youth Day at USTM

Department of Zoology conducted orientation today

9th orientation programme at RIST focuses on competitiveness and self motivation

North East College Magazine Competiotion-2017 Awards dispensed.

USTM Media Excellence and Achievers Award-2017 conferred.

People’s university USTM observed PR day.

Brigradier Ranjit Borthakur, ex- chairman of APSC joined ERDF

USTM, the First Private University of the Region to Fulfill UGC Compliance".

“ We are ready to extend all cooperation to ERDF in its pursuit of excellence in research works – Dr. U S N Murthy, Director, NIPER, Guwahati”.

International YOGA Day 2017.

USTM has set an example in the North East – Prof. Girish Chandra Tripathi, VC, BHU

Vice Chancellors of three oldest universities at USTM Convocation 2017

Central Public School, Badarpur shines bright in CBSE X results

Assam University approved Five Honours courses at KBWC

RIST student to represent India in ICDL Asia Digital Challenge -2017 at Singapore.

Outstanding performance by KNBJC at AHSEC Exam 2017.

Results of 2nd North East College Magazine Competition Announced.

P A Sangma International Block at USTM.

International Biodiversity Day celebrated at USTM.

USTM Organized National Seminar on Management in association with TU.

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day observed at RIST.

The Research Scholars Guides Meet at USTM.


International Energy Day observed at University of Science & Technology Meghalaya.

IIT Guwahati Outreach Programs at University of Science & Technology Meghalaya.


World Intellectual Property Day Celebrated at USTM.

Kriti Sylheti Samman to Mahbubul Hoque.

University of Science & Technology Meghalaya celebrates William Shakespeare, the Bard of Avon’s 453rd birthday.

USTM Students shines in UGC-NET.

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Memorial Award bestowed on Mahbubul Hoque.

Success pouring at the doorstep of ERD Foundation, Guwahati.

A Talk on Nanotechnolgy at University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya.

Condolence to Dr Arun Sarma.

The Water Pledge taken by Ms. Roshni Hassan, Mrs. India United Nations 2017 at University of Science & Technology Meghalaya.

Poetry can be a best weapon for bringing revolution in our society: Shri Anis Uz Zaman, poet and Kabyaratna Award winner of Assam.

Celebration of World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) at USTM.

‘PI’ Day observed at University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya.  

World Social Work Day Celebrated at USTM.

USTM offered Social Wok Excellence Award 2017.

Foundation stone laying ceremony at USTM by Allama Tayeebur Rahman Barbhuiya.

Be Bold for Change - Celebration of Women's day at University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya.

Ph. D Orientation program at University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya

Students of USTM & RIST bagged all three prizes

National Science Day-2017 celebrated at USTM

NEGC-2017 held successfully at USTM.

Panel Discussion on Youth, Politics and Corruption at NEGC 2017

National Seminar on "Ethnicity and Identity in English: Indian Writing in English"  

Nearly 500 metric tons of solid waste dumped everyday in Guwahati city - Prof. H. P Sharma, Rector, Gauhati University


Horticulture is not agricultural science, rather industry - P K Hazarika, Director, Horticulture and Food Processing, Govt. of Assam

Workshop on Phylogeny

North East College Magazine Competition

Celebrating 100 years of General Relativity at USTM

Workshop on molecular techniques and bioinformatics at USTM.

"Institutions, Research organization and Govt. Agencies must work in unision" - Prof. R. B. Singh, Vice President, IGU (International Geographical Union) New Delhi

Field surveys more important than theoretical analysis - A M M Zakir, Director, SIPRD, Govt. of Assam

Republic Day organized at Techno City

North East Graduate Congress 2017 scheduled on 17th, 18th & 19th Feb Expected a congregation of 10 thousand graduates at 4th NEGC -2017

The National Patriotism Day celebrated at USTM

North East Graduate Congress 2017 – Shape your vision, Be the owner of your dream-project – Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor, USTM & Founder, ERDF.

North East Graduate Congress 2017 – Believe in yourself, You will make it - Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor, USTM & Founder, ERDF.

Sports are key to personality development – Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor, USTM & Founder, ERDF.

Five Toppers from the University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya will be sitting at Prime Minister’s Box on the Republic Day.

ERDF Parents’ Meet 2016 : an exercise to create a social bonding between the parents, a sort of Knowledge Excursion – Sh. Mahbubul Hoque, Chairmai, ERDF.

Numerical and logical thinking play a part in each of these everyday activities – Dr Khanin Chandra Choudhury, UGC Emeritus Fellow.

An Insight into APSC reforms.

All men are born free but we are bound in chains - Ms. Naki Shyla, Member of Meghalaya State Commission for Women. 

Judiciary system being reinvented is the new-normal of the contemporary society - Mr. Debojyoti Das, Sr. Advocate & Academician. 

World AIDS Day observed at USTM. 

ERDF Get Together Lunch. 

A Big Leap Forward : NEGC 2017 at USTM Techno City Campus. 

Signing of MoU with Thai delegation at USTM Techno City Campus. 

Indian Constitution is one of the greatest constitutions in the world – Prof. Shakeel Ahmed Samdani.

“University  of Science & Technology, Meghalaya in association with Assam Sahitya Sabha celebrating 5th death anniversary of Bishwaratna Dr. Bhupen Hazarika at its campus.

Song dedicated to Sardar Patel & Indira Gandhi released on the occasion of Unity day

A students’ Exchange Program : Management Information System got the highlights

“Unity has no caste or creed or religion, it has no border or boundaries” – CGM, SBI, North East Circle

Mass Spectrometry aims to provide researchers with state-of-the-art techniques and equipment to characterize organic & bio-molecules – Dr. R Srinivas

Performance is a continuous process and we must maintain its continuity – Dr. P G Rao, VC, USTM

ERDF Opened Skill Centre at Centail Jail, Guwahati

“Be a Soldier to build the Nation”- P B Acharya, the Gov. of Nagaland

USTM VC Receives Education Excellence Award

“Do what you can with what you have and where you are” – President, TOPCEM Cement

“Come & Join hands in this mission to make this world eco-friendly” – Dr. P G Rao, VC, USTM


Seven Research Journals Released by ISRO Chairman

ISRO Chairman felicitated by Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor, USTM

"Rededicate, Reinvigorate the spirit of Education" – Dr. P G Rao

Best private university of North East : Intellectuals

USTM Activities at the crescendo 

National Workshop On Legal Research Methodology on the anvil

We will carry forward Kalam’s legacy”: Mahbubul Hoque

Three Day National Workshop on Statistical Tools Concluded


Research with smart objectives is necessary for problem solving: Dr Jayanta Biswa Sarma

Snehalaya boarders offered Free Education at USTM

Sarfaraz Hussain, the HSLC topper felicitated by Mahbubul Hoque

“Keep adapting with the ever changing environment to excel”: Principal Secretary, Govt of Assam at farewell meet of USTM

USTM becomes the member of Association of Commonwealth Universities, UK

USTM Signed MoU with University of Dhaka

USTM Signed MoU with Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi

Meghalaya Governor lauded the effort of Mahbubul Hoque



The Hon’ble Governor of Meghalaya presented the D.Litt awarded by USTM to Shri James Michael Lyngdoh

The Hon’ble Governor of Meghalaya presented the D.Litt awarded by USTM to Maulana Tayebur Rahman Barbhuiya

Faculty Development Program sponsored by NSTEDB, DST, Govt of India, New Delhi

USTM Signs MoU with Gauhati University


International Social Work day celebrated at USTM  

Democracy should not be limited only to Elections: Justice A M Ahmadi


UGC Chairman addressed the VC’s of North East at USTM

Women Cell USTM/RIST Celebrated International Women’s Day

USTM & RIST paid homage to PA Sangma

NEGC-2016 : Connecting young talents of North East

Utilization of proper resources can make you a successful entrepreneur: Gaurav Gogoi

Proper Exposure is needed for the development of the Youth of NE: Dr Dhrubojyoti Saikia(VC, CCSU)

ERD Foundation, Guwahati & NIT, Silchar organizes Mega Science & Innovation Fair

Thai Delegates visits USTM

Prof Amarjyoti Choudhury joins as CV Raman Chair Professor of Applied Sciences

Skill Development Programme inaugurated by Dr. Najma Heptulla, Union Minister for Minority Affairs

USTM Signs MoU With JNU, New Delhi


Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi handed over ERDF Excellence Award- 2015

National Workshop on “DATA ANALYSIS WITH STATISTICAL TOOLS” by Department of Business Administration

Training on Wildlife Research Techniques by Department of Zoology, University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (USTM)

Prof. Furqan Qamar, Secretary General of Association of Indian Universities (AIU) had visited USTM on the 2nd of January, 2016

Two days National level seminar on “Recent trends and future prospects of Computer Science and Electronics”

ICGS, USTM team led by Prof Alaka Sarma, Dean Students Welfare, met the honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka recently

ERDF Get Together Lunch

Techno City Health Centre Inaugurated

Report of the Inter School Debate Competition

USTM Celebrates Constitution Day

National Workshop on Resource Endowment and it's allocation in North East India

Workshop on Hind Swaraj at USTM

National Education Day Celebrated at USTM

Meghalaya Students Attended DST- INSPIRE program at USTM

USTM became Member of AIU

Mahbubul Hoque received Aligarh Movement Award 2015

“International Day for Girl child” observed by USTM

An awareness program on "Construction Labour Social Security Scheme"

Good News from UGC

Voluntary Blood Donation Camp at USTM

Dr. Dhrubajyoti Saikia, VC, CCSU at Freshers’ Social of USTM

A report of the students' rally 'Walk for Literacy', on the occasion of International Literacy day

Doordarshan Kendra Guwahati telecast a LIVE Cultural show at Techno City Campus

Eminent Academicians Addressed Freshers during Orientation-2015

Ira Singhal, IAS Topper 2015 Viisted USTM

ERDF received the prestigious NEDFi Award 2015

USTM observed Public Relations Day

Eminent senior Professors joined USTM

First NE College Magazine Competition awards distributed

USTM signed MoU with an Indonesian University

International Panel Discussion on Public Administration

Mahbubul Hoque committed to carry forward the mission of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

All religions prayed for eternal peace of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

National Seminar on “Understanding Social Exclusion” at USTM

Bio-Science experts moot special IPR core group for North East

National Seminar on Convergence of Technologies in LIS -2015

Arunachal Governor appreciates Shri Mahbubul Hoque’s effort  

Work for peace through ICGS: JP Rajkhowa

M’laya varsity conducts training on innovative teaching methods

USTM gets Bar Council of India’s approval

Enthusiastic research scholars take part in PhD course work programme

First ever NE College Magazine Competition's results announced

Watch "Indian Education Awards" program at TIMES NOW on 27th June, Saturday - 5.30pm and 28th June, Sunday - 3.30pm

USTM conferred with Indian Education Awards 2015

Tree Plantation Drive on the occasion of World Environment Day

Mahbubul Hoque among 50 most Influential Education Entrepreneurs in the Country

National Seminar Conducted by Department Of Botany in Association with GU

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Centre of Coaching and Guidance Student (FACC) Succeeds In ACS

National Technology Day celebrated at USTM

Interactive Talk on Financial Inclusion and Development at USTM

New initiatives of USTM in Geo-informatics

2nd NE NSS Festival of Meghalaya successfully conducted at USTM

National Level Workshop on Current Application of Remote Sensing & GIS

National Seminar on “Sustainable Utilization of Plant Resources of North East India”

Workshop on IPR conducted by SBUS in association with Tezpur University

USTM Awarded

Faculty Development Program completed successfully at USTM

USTM Students Commemorate National Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Awareness Week

Child Development Programme in Remote Meghalaya Village by NSS Cell, USTM

Cycling Team of Pune visited USTM

Faculty Development Programme sponsored by EDI at USTM

International Social Work Day Organized

USTM & BUHS signed MoU to kick start regional cooperation in diabetes care

USTM hosted 300+ journalists of IFWJ from across the country

Aaranyak joined hands with USTM for research on Wildlife

USTM is organizing North East College Magazine Competition

Barriers break while celebrating Women’s Day at USTM

USTM welcomes Prof. David Knight of Cardiff University, UK

Science Day Celebration at Techno City Campus

USTM Confers Award of Excellence to Padmashree Dr. Mehmoodur Rehman, Former VC, AMU

USTM Varsity Week 2015

Award of Excellence to Dr. Mohammed Obaidullah

NIT, Warangal offered “Distinguished Alumni Professional Achievement Award-2014” to VC, USTM

Faculties appreciated during Pre-Department Day

USTM Biodiversity Week Flagged Off

Talk on "Indo-France Relations"

Two-day Workshop on CISCO Networking organized by IIT-Delhi

Workshop on Fuzzy Set & Logic organized

Message from VC, JNU

Students of USTM visits Tezpur University

USTM offered Award of Excellence to JNU VC

High Commisioner of Bangladesh to India visits USTM

JNU Vice Chancellor handed over ERDF Excellence Award-2014 to eminent personalities

National Seminar organized by USTM during North East Teachers Congress -2014

JUNIOR COLLEGE PRINCIPAL’S MEET – 2015 successfully organized

USTM offered Award of Excellence to Nidhi Kulpati, NDTV

USTM Signs MoU with Tezpur University

Law & Physiotherapy courses will be introduced from academic session 2015-16

Together Lunch organized by ERDF

USTM Signs MoU with NIT Silchar

National Education Day & World Science Day Celebrated

USTM observed National Rededication Day

A report of the National Unity Day celebrated at USTM

DC Kamrup addressed the newcomers at USTM

USTM offered Award of Excellence to Dr. Saif Sheikh

VC of MJP Rohilkhand University visited USTM

VC, Jamia Millia Islamia visited USTM

Mahbubul Hoque received EDUCLUSION AWARD at Singapore

VC, USTM Honored

Research and Innovation can empower the Society: Eminent Academicians

Message for Students Community on Independence Day

USTM is the No. 1 University : Chairman, MPURB

Director, IIT Guwahati visited USTM

Ms LR Sangma, Chairman, Meghalaya Public Service Commission visited USTM

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam addressed the College Principals at USTM

Research Scholar's and Guide's Meet at USTM

Mahbubul Hoque addressed US based NRIs at Chicago

Received NCTE approval for B.Ed.

Dr PG Rao is the new Vice Chancellor of USTM

Junior College Principal's Meet-2014 successfully conducted

 National Seminar on Minority Women Education

National Science Day Celebrated

North East Graduate Congress 2014 successfully conducted

Seven FACC students qualify ACS Prelim Exam

Ri-Bhoi Police, RIST & USTM jointly organised Road Safety Week-2014

Techno City Campus News launched by USTM

Research Methodology Course at USTM

USTM city office inaugurated at Shillong

Dr. Pooja Pandey (IAS), DC, Ri-Bhoi inaugurated Girls’ Hostel at USTM

Swami Agnivesh at USTM

National Seminar on Higher Education


Annual Activity Report, Year-2013


Inauguration of Boys’ Hostel Canteen : Shri C.V.S. Reddy (IPS), Superintendent of Police, Ri-Bhoi have inaugurated the 100 seater Dining Hall of New Boys Hostel at University campus on 18th December, 2013 in presence of M. Hoque Chancellor, USTM and other high officials of the University. After the inauguration, Shri Reddy have delivered a talk on “Career & Competitive Examination” to the students of the University and encourage them for the same.

Workshop on Research Methodology: USTM have organized a 10-day Research Methodology and Computer Application Course in Social Sciences funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, from December 9-18, 2013. Around 30 young scholars of different universities of North East have participated in the course. The programme was inaugurated by Dr AC Bhagabati, Former VC, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar in presence of Prof. Partha Ghosh, retired Professor of JNU and currently Nehru Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Library and Museum. A number of well-known resource persons, namely, Dr. Baniprasanna Misra, retired Professor at the University of North Bengal; Dr. Archana Upadhyay, a Commonwealth Scholar at Kings College, London and Fulbright Scholar at the Stanford University and currently Associate Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University; Dr. R.K. Satpathy of NEHU, Shillong; Dr. S.K. Das and Dr. Monirul Hussain of Gauhati University; Dr. Sukanya Sharma of IIT Guwahati; Dr. Ratna Bhuyan of IIE; Dr. Meghali Senapati of Tata Institute of Social Science delivered lectures as resource persons.

Inauguration of Pascal Suchiang Girl's Hostel : Dr. Pooja Pandey (IAS), Deputy Commissioner of Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya, have inaugurated the newly constructed Girls’ Hostel of USTM within the campus on 7th December, 2013 in a colourful function. The hostel is named after late Pascal Suchiang, a renowned social worker of the greater Kling area who had contributed a lot for the development of the University. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Mrs. Shieamon Kharjarin, wife of late Pascal Suchiang, Mr. M. Hoque, Chancellor of USTM, Prof. P. K. Abdul Azis, Vice Chancellor and other high officials of the University. The girl hostel is equipped with all the modern facilities & amenities including recreational activities. After the inaugural ceremony, Dr. Pooja Pandey had also interacted with the students of the University & motivated them for different competitive examinations.

Visit of Swami Agnivesh : The renowned social activist and social reformer Swami Agnivesh visited the USTM campus on 6th December, 2013. During his visit he also interacted with the students & faculties of USTM. While delivering his speech on “Value system in education and and role of the society”, Swami Agnivesh recalled and narrated interesting episodes of his early childhood and his adolescent period and the process of his evolution from intellect of common man to higher level of spirituality.

Inauguration of City Office at Shillong : The Shillong City office of USTM was inaugurated on 3rd October, 2013 at Ri-do-ria complex , M. G. Road, near Shillong High Court, Shillong. The inaugural ceremony was graced by Dr. D. D. Lapang, former Chief Minister of Meghalaya, as the Chief Guest, Dr. M. A. Lyngdoh, Minister of Science and Technology, Urban Affairs, Meghalaya and Shri Manas Choudhuri, former Education Minister, Meghalaya, as the guests of Honour and host of other dignitaries. The office has been inaugurated for smooth co-ordination with Government of Meghalaya and disseminating information to students of Meghalaya.

Celebration of Wildlife Week : The Wildlife Week-2013 was celebrated from 1st Oct-7th Oct, 13 by the students of USTM. As part of the celebration students have participated in a mass rally organized by the Forest Department. To create awareness among the general public the University students have also performed a street play in different places of the city.

Visit of Prof. David Reid Syiemlieh : Prof. David R. Syiemlieh Member, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) have visited the University campus on 27th Sept,13 and interacted with the students to inspire them to take civil services as their career. Prof Syiemlieh, also a renowned academician is the former Vice Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh. He had also served as Lecturer at St. Edmund's College, Shillong & as a Professor at NEHU. He has authored and edited several books and publications and had been awarded Senior Fulbright Fellowship in the year 1999. Speaking to a group of more than 200 students from various departments of USTM, Prof. Syiemlieh said “Cracking an UPSC examination is not a Herculean task, one just need to be focused in his life and plan their moves properly”. Former honorary director of ICSSR-NERC, Prof Syiemlieh, elaborated the group of students and faculties about various aspects of UPSC including its history, mandates, functions, recruitment procedures etc.

Scholastic Discourse on “Life & Creation of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika” : USTM organised a Scholastic Discourse on Life and Creation of Dr Bhupen Hazarika, on 7th September, 2013 in NEDFi House Auditorium, Dispur on the occasion of 87th Birthday of the great artist. ERDF had announced two research fellowships on the great legend just after his demise. The Research Scholars Prasanta Jyoti Baruah, Executive Editor, The Assam Tribune and Gitali Saikia, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Nitaipukhuri College, Sivasagar and freelance journalist Pramod Sharma discussed and elaborated on the areas of research. The Scholastic Discourse was inaugurated by Shri Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary, former Governor of Meghalaya. The key note address was delivered by Prof. Amarjyoti Choudhary, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Tezpur University. In the beginning of the programme the students of the university performed Dr. Bhupen Hazarika's song titled, “Manuhe Manuhor Babe” in Assamese, Bengali, Khasi and Bodo languages.

Orientation-2013 of USTM: The University had organized its 3rd Orientation Programme for the new academic session on 24th August, 2013. The Inaugural Session of the day long Orientation Programme was graced by Justice I. A. Ansari, Judge, Gauhati High Court; Prof. Amarjyoti Choudhury, Pro-VC, Tezpur University; Prof. Sukumar Nandi, Deputy Director, IIT, Guwahati and Shri Sandipan Nair, DGM (Marketing), Dalmia Cement. All the dignitaries had expressed their satisfaction on the infrastructure created by the university and appreciated the visionary steps taken by the management. After the Inaugural Session the Orientation Programme continued in parallel academic sessions by academicians from different institutions of higher education. Some of the prominent academicians were:

1. Prof. A. T. Khan - Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, IIT-G

2. Prof. A. K. Talukdar - Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, GU

3. Prof K. Ismail - Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, NEHU

4. Dr. Suhail Sabir - Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, AMU

5. Prof A. K. Mishra - Professor, Dept. of Botany, NEHU

6. Prof S. K. Borthakur - Professor, Dept. of Botany, GU

7. Dr Purnima Devi - Professor, Dept. of Botany, Cotton College

8. Dr Mamata Goswami - Professor, Dept. of Zoology, Cotton College

9. Prof D. K. Sharma - Professor, Dept. of Zoology, GU

10. Prof. Bimal Kar - Professor, Dept. of Geography, GU

11. Dr Amrit Pal Singh - Professor, Dept. of Commerce, GU

12. Prof Jatindra Kr Deka - Professor, Dept. of Computer Sc., IIT-G

13. Prof. Shikhar Kumar Sarma - Professor, Dept. of Electronics, GU

14. Mr. Vaidprakash Gautam- Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF

15. Prof B. P. Sahu - Professor, DACE, NEHU

16. Prof Monirul Hussain - Professor, Dept. of Sociology, GU

17. Dr Jayanta Krishna Sharma - Professor, Dept. of Political Science, GU

18. Dr. Utpal Bora - Professor, Dept. of Biotechnology, IIT-G

19. Prof ARM Rahman - Professor, Dept. of Commerce, Nagaland University

Seminar on Interest Free Banking : USTM organized a Seminar on Interest free banking on 17th August, 2013 where the key note was addressed by Dr Shariq Nisar, Director (Research & Operations), Taqwa Advisory and Sharia Investment Solutions Pvt Ltd. Dr Nisar, who is also a visiting faculty of Islamic Finance at AMU, Aligarh; BSAR University, Chennai; and BSE Institute, interacted with the students, scholars, faculties and members of USTM, Gauhati University, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Planning Commission of Assam and other renowned bodies and institutes based in the region. He is among the senior most professionals of Islamic Finance in India and is closely associated with both the academia as well as the industry and has been offered a one year fellowship by the Harvard University USA to do research on ‘Indian financial regulations’. According to Dr Nisar, Islamic Finance is a trillion dollar plus industry today and is emerging as one of the fastest growing areas of international finance.

Panel Discussion at Arunachal Pradesh : USTM in association with Directorate of Higher and Technical Education, Arunachal has organized a panel discussion on the theme “Higher Education in Arunachal Pradesh: Problems and Prospects” at Itanagar on 29th July, 2013. The programme was graced by Prof. Tamo Mibang, Vice Chancellor, RGU, Dr. Joram Begi, Director, Higher and Technical Education, AP besides several other dignitaries from the state. Speaking on the occasion Dr Joram Begi said ‘Government alone cannot accomplish such gigantic task, it is the private institution that plays a major role in implementing the work of the government’ appreciating USTM for organizing such discussion, which will create greater awareness among the stake-holders to address the challenges in the higher education in the state. Hundreds of students from various schools of Itanagar including Directors, Principals of various educational institutions and government officials attended the programme.

Interaction with Senior Media Fraternity: More than ten senior journalists from various media houses of the region took part in a programme on July 21st, 2013 to put forward their suggestions for making USTM a people's varsity. Among the Senior Media persons who attended that programme and gave their valuable suggestions towards making USTM a ‘People’s Varsity’ in true sense were P.J. Baruah, Executive Editor, The Assam Tribune; Samudra Gupta Kashyap of Indian Express; N.I. Laskar, Executive Editor, Eastern Chronicle; Nava Thakuria of The Statesman and General Secretary of Guwahati Press Club; Manoj Agasti of Asomiya Pratidin; Jayanta Ghosh of Dainik Jugasankha; Hiren S Saikia of Niyamiya Barta; S N Misra of Dainik Purvoday; F Mazumder of Dainik Jugasankha and others.

Felicitation of MBOSE & ICSE Toppers : Over 80 toppers of High School and Higher Secondary School examinations conducted by the Meghalaya Board of Secondary Education (MBOSE) and eight toppers of ICSE examination from the State of Meghalaya were felicitated by USTM at Anton Hall, Don Bosco Square in Shillong on 9th July, 2013. Dr DD Lapang, Former Chief Minister, Meghalaya; Dr Don Kupar Roy, Former Chief Minister, Meghalaya; Dr MA Lyngdoh, Minister of Science & Technology, Urban Affairs; Shri Manas Chaudhuri, Former Education Minister; Prof V Shukla, Vice Chancellor, NEHU & Prof P Myrboh, Pro-Vice Chancellor, NEHU were present on the occasion beside other high level officials, intellectuals, students & Media Person.

Visit of Prof. Asis Datta : Padma Bhushan Prof. Asis Datta, eminent Scientist and former Vice Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi visited the USTM Campus on 9th July, 2013. He urged upon the students from the North East to work towards the development of agriculture and farm products to see their respective state reach the zenith of prosperity. He spoke extensively on the need of developing genetically modified foods in India. He also interacted with the students, scholars and faculty members and answered various questions regarding Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. Dr. P. K. Seth, CEO, Biotechnology Park, Govt. of UP and former Director, Industrial Toxicology Research Laboratory, Lucknow also visited the University campus along with Prof. Datta.

World Environment Day-2013 : USTM organized an Awareness Rally and Sapling Plantation drive on the occasion of World Environment Day on June 5, 2013. Around 250 students with colourful placards and slogans participated in the programme where saplings were planted in 9th mile area and inside the Techno City campus. On the same occasion, Prof. Chandan Mahanta, Deptt. of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati and Prof. H. P. Sarma, HOD, Deptt. of Environmental Science, Gauhati University delivered talks & interacted with the students.

National Technology Day-2013 : USTM invited Dr. G. Thyagarajan, an international scientist of repute and former Director of CSIR Laboratory as the Chief Guest on the occasion of National Technology Day on 11th May, 2013. He enlightened the gathering with his insightful deliberation on Science & Technology policies of India.

Conclave on Minority Educational Institutions of NE India (COMEI) : USTM conducted a Conclave on Minority Educational Institutions of NE India (COMEI) on 13th April, 2013 to make a network among the institutions for their overall growth. In the conclave, awards like Edu Promo Award, Best Principal Award, and Ideal Teacher Awards were distributed in recognition to their outstanding contribution and also to motivate them for further performance in the field of education.

Foundation stone laying of new block by Union Minister : Mr. K. Rahman Khan, Hon’ble Union Minister of Minority Affairs laid the foundation stone of Prof. K. Siddique Hassan Academic Block of USTM on 3rd April, 2013 in presence of Shri Ninong Ering, Hon’ble Minister of State for Minority Affairs, Govt. of India.

• The North East Teachers’ Congress (NETC), first of its kind in NE India, followed by a national seminar on “Indian Higher Education in the 21st century: Constraints & Possibilities” was organized by USTM on 22nd & 23rd March 2013 with an aim to give the College Teachers a platform to discuss various issues, problems and prospects in the context of emerging educational environment in the country. Apart from the seminar, the two days meet provided an opportunity to the teaching fraternity of North East India to express their views on the changing trends of higher education in the various interactive technical sessions and panel discussions. The seminar was graced by Prof. Umesh Ch. Sarma, Vice Chancellor of Srimanta Sankardeva University of Health Sciences as Chief Guest. Dignitaries who addressed the gathering were Prof. Sai Prakash & Prof. Ratan Tookey from Osmania University, Dr. N. K. Chaudhury, Dr. Kulendu Pathak, Dr. P.G. Rao, Dr. L. Sahu, Dr. Ashwini Baruah, Prof. Mrinal Kumar Das, Dr. U. C. Kalita, Dr. U. R. Dhar, Dr. Balendra Kr. Das and Prof. P. J. Das.

National Science Day-2013 was observed with day long activities on February 28, 2013. Dr. D. N. Buragohain, the Founder Director of IIT, Guwahati was the Chief Guest of the occasion. Other dignitaries present were Dr. N. K. Chaudhury, Mr. M. Hoque, Dr. R. K. Sharma, Deans of various schools of University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya, faculty members & students. A student of RIST- Mr. Kaushalendra Singh was felicitated on the same function for his innovative effort in developing Teleportation Theory.

• Signed MoU with STARMASS Environment Technologies Corporation, USA on 26th February, 2013.

• An International Seminar on “Genres of Belief from a Folkloristic Perspective” was organized by the School of Media Sciences and Cultural Studies of USTM in collaboration with the Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore, University of Tartu, Estonia on 4th & 5th February, 2013.

• On the occasion of New Year, ERD Foundation had felicitated the eminent senior personalities of the state of Assam in recognition of their contribution in different fields on 3rd January, 2013. The senior personalities felicitated were Smt. Nirupama Borgohain, noted writer; Shri Abdul Mazid, eminent film and theatre personality; Prof Md Taher, retired Prof. Guahati University; Dr.D.N.Barua, President, Guwahati Management Association; Shri Hareswar Talukdar, former Chief Engineer, PWD, Meghalaya; Abdul Khaleque Mazumdar, retired ACS officer and ex president of Minority Welfare Society; Shri B.K. Nath, Chairman, Sankha Press Pvt Ltd; Shri H.N. Das IAS(Retd) an able administrator and former Chief Secretary to the Government of Assam; Mr. Abdul Malik IAS(Retd) former Chief Election Commissioner ,Assam and Mr.D.N.Singh, Office Secretary ,Guwahati Press Club.