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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-2014


� Visit of NDTV�s Nidhi Kulpati : A very well known face of NDTV India Smt. Nidhi Kulpati, Associate Editor and Anchor was offered the Award of Excellence by USTM on December 19, 2014. An excellent anchor of two current shows of NDTV - Mera Bulletin and India 9 Baje, Smt. Kulpati was warmly felicitated at the campus by high officials of the University. Later she interacted with the students of USTM. The interactive session was very interesting where the students actively participated by raising issues like representation and deprivation of the North East in the national scenario, role of media in eradicating corruption, priority between humanity and duty etc. Smt. Kulpati was overwhelmed by the response of the students and warm hospitality by the management of the University. She expressed her best wishes for the well being of USTM.

� Signing of MoU with Tezpur University : A MoU has been signed between Tezpur University and USTM on December 13, 2014. The MoU was signed by Dr. Amarjyoti Choudhury, Pro Vice Chancellor of Tezpur University and Dr. P. G. Rao, Vice Chancellor of University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya in presence of Prof. Mihir Kanti Choudhury, Vice Chancellor of Tezpur University; Mr Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor of USTM; Dr. L. Boral, Controller of Examination; Dr. Biren Das, Registrar; Prof. M. Bhuyan; Prof. K. K. Baruah; Prof. C. L. Mahanta, Deans of SoE, SoS and R&D respectively of Tezpur University along with Dr. R. K.Sharma, Pro VC of USTM and other high officials of both USTM and Tezpur University. The MoU has been signed with the mission to create technical and professional manpower and knowledge base in the region conducive for attracting industries from across the country for investment and employment generation so as to stop the exodus of North East students to outside the region for higher education and job opportunities. Both USTM and Tezpur University will exchange research information and experienced researchers between them and will promote research in science and technology. The Institutions will reciprocally facilitate Science based innovation and fact findings resulting into business development activities.

� Together Lunch organized : The entire ERDF family assembled in an �All in One� platform on the sunny noon of December 2, 2014 atop the hilly terrain of Techno City to enjoy a Lunch together on the occasion of session ending and on the eve of Christmas and New Year. The session of 2014 was a hectic one which has been successfully completed. It was only possible due to the excellent team effort of each and every employee of the foundation. For a formal �thanks giving� gesture, the Chairman of the Foundation and Chancellor of University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya Mr. Mahbubul Hoque organized the delicious Lunch for all the members of ERDF. In a small ceremony before the lunch, five senior faculty members from its group of institutions were felicitated with an attractive gift for their dedicated service and excellent performance. They were Dr. Gautam Sharma, Mr. Probin Phanjom, Ms. Sony Kumari, Ms. Daisy Kalita and Mr. Joynul Abedin. The higher officials of ERDF, adminstrative staff, almost 300 faculty members, 150 support staff along with 1000 students enjoyed the lunch at the same time which had not happened in the history of ERDF till date. Shri Hoque announced that it will be an annual event and from next year on it will be organized with more vigour.

� World AIDS Day : The Dept of Social Work, USTM has organized an Awareness rally from on the occasion of World AIDS Day on December 1, 2014. A street play to create awareness about AIDS and HIV was also showcased on the occasion.

� Signing of MoU with NIT, Silchar : A MOU was signed between National Institute of Technology, Silchar (NITS) and the University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (USTM), on November 29, 2014. The MOU was signed by Prof. N. V. Deshpande, Director for NIT Silchar and Shri. Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor of University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya in the presence of Directors and representatives of various NITs of the North Eastern region and high officials of CSIR and USTM. The collaboration provides that NITS will guide USTM in academic promotion, research, infrastructure and placement and higher education to stop the exodus of North East students outside the region for higher education and job opportunities. NIT Silchar will also guide USTM and RIST in administration and quality faculty recruitment. Prof. Deshpande who had recently visited the Schools, Institutes and the University established by M. Hoque under the aegis of ERD Foundation, had appreciated the efforts of this young man specially for the education of underprivileged rural students. He further assured all kinds of support from NIT Silchar to the institutes under the foundation.

� National Education Day & Science Day observed : To commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the Prof. Quomrul Hoque School of Education, USTM celebrated National Education Day with a day long programme including a seminar entitled �Modern Innovations in Education� on November 11, 2014 at the University premises. Dr Gayatree Goswami and Dr Dulumoni Goswami, Associate Professors, Deptt. of Education, Guahati University graced the occasion as Guests of Honour. In her address Dr. Gayatree Goswami stressed on strengthening the quality of education in India as education is a critical pillar of human development. She spoke on the instrumental role that teachers can play by imbibing the right knowledge, values and skills necessary for the students to cope with the world of tomorrow and by utilizing education as the ethical filter of the society. Dr. Goswami stated that USTM can play the role of a model University by helping to eradicate the evils such as child labour and minimal access to education by providing scholarships to poor students. She further stressed on the need to restructure the academic syllabi and curriculum of the institutions providing the degree of education to suffice the needs of the present society. Dr. Dulumoni Goswami delivered the keynote address during the seminar and said that education is the engine of growth for the nation in the path of attaining self sufficiency. She said that the present age can be tagged as the age of explosion of knowledge, information and expectations because of which there is a global change in the scenario of education.

� World Science Week for Peace and Development : A day long program was organized by the NSS Cell in association with School of Biological Sciences in the University premises on November 11, 2014. Around eleven Schools of Assam and Meghalaya participated in Inter-School Extempore Speech and Quiz Competitions organized on the occasion.

� Official Launch of �Social Cultural and Economic Rights of Assam in North East Indian States� : Assam Youth for Change in association with USTM launched the Women�s Campaign in relation to Social Cultural and Economic Rights of Assam in North East Indian States on November 09, 2014. The Program was inaugurated by Ms. Deborah C. Marak, Honourable Minister, Social Welfare, Govt. of Meghalaya. A Panel Discussion on the topic was also organized which was attended by Ms. Rumi Nath, MLA, Assam; Ms. Meera Borthakur, Political Activist; Ms. Geetanjali Bhattacharjee, Rights Activist; Ms. Shreemoyee Raina Sharma, Child Life Specialist and a host of other dignitaries. The panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Alaka Sarma Dean, Students� Welfare, USTM. A Case Study on �The Actual Facts of Women Discrimination- Poverty, Education, Health & Empowerment� was presented on the occasion by Dr. Parbin Sultana, Faculty, USTM.

� Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup addressed the newcomers at USTM : �With proper Attitude, Approach and little Aptitude any one can do miracles in life and achieve great success in their career�, this was stated by Dr J Balaji, the District Commissioner of Kamrup and the CEO of Biotech Park, while addressing at the Freshman Social of USTM on November 3, 2014. Dr Balaji encouraged the students to be visionary, responsible towards themselves, society, state and the country. He further said that Northeast is not lacking in talents, with proper guidance and hard work the youth of this region can bring all round development to their respective states. He expressed his delight seeing the students of all over northeast gathered at USTM.

The Vice Chancellor Dr PG Rao, Dean of various schools, faculties, along with the students and administrative officials of USTM were present on the occasion. Dr Balaji distributed the prize among the winners of various competitions, like Mr and Miss USTM, ethnic Fashion show etc.

� USTM offered Award of Excellence to Dr. Saif Sheikh :Director of Neo Pharm Inc. and Vice President of Jina Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Dr. Saif Sheikh of United States of America was offered Award of Excellence by University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya. A Post Doctorate Scientist from Purdue University, Johns Hopkins University and Pittsburg Medical Center, Dr. Sheikh had visited the University campus on November 3, 2014. In order to appreciate his outstanding and visionary contribution towards upliftment of education by way of counseling and financial assistance to the underprivileged students of India, USTM had presented this Award of Excellence to Dr. Sheikh. A Masters in Biochemistry from Aligarh Muslim University, Doctorate from IIT, Kanpur and MBA from University of Pittsburg, USA, Dr. Saif Sheikh is the present President of Federation of Aligarh Alumni Associations (FAAA) of USA. He has also dynamic contribution towards coordination among the AMU Fraternity based in America and other parts of the world.

During the visit, Dr. Sheikh had delivered a talk on �Opportunities of Higher Education in USA� and interacted with the students of USTM & RIST. He had encouraged the students to prepare for examinations like GRE, TOEFL etc. to qualify themselves to go to USA. He had assured all kinds of necessary support to the students.


� National Unity Day � 2014 celebrated : USTM celebrated National Unity Day for the very first time to commemorate the 139th birth anniversary of Late Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on November 1, 2014. On the occasion a pledge taking ceremony was organized in the earlier half of the day. In the second half Sardar Patel�s life and his contributions for the country were broadcast on Campus News and a Unity Run was organized where students and faculty members participated led by the Vice Chancellor, USTM Dr. P. G. Rao. The run was flagged off by Pro. VC, USTM Dr. R. K. Sharma from Annexure 1. The programme ended at Gyan Circle with the National anthem.

� National Rededication Day observed : On the occasion of 30th death anniversary of India�s first woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 2014, USTM observed �National Rededication Day� in Techno City to pay homage to the great lady who had worked dedicatedly to safeguard the national integration of the country.

� Visit to flood affected people of Boko : A group of Students from the School of Business Sciences, USTM guided by Dr. Alaka Sarma, Dean, Students� Welfare and Mr. Angsuman Dutta, Astt. Prof, Dept. of Business Administration visited three flood affected villages namely Katkhaty, Dakhilipara and Dirima on October 22, 2014. Apart from distributing the relief material, to the flood affected people of the villages, the students also undertook a Survey on the �Socio-Economic Status and Economic Impact of Flood on the Lives of the People�. This report was compiled and submitted to the Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup. Study material was especially distributed among the students of the above named flood affected villages.

� Students� Forum formed : The full fledged USTM Students� Forum was formed on October 21, 2014 with due process of selection. Mr. Aditya Das, 3rd Semester, M.Sc. Zoology was selected as the Coordinator and Ms. Rajashri Saikia, 3rd Semester, M. Com as the Joint Coordinator. The first meeting of the newly constituted Students� Forum was organized on October 27, 2014. Dr. P. G. Rao, Honourable Vice-Chancellor, USTM; Dr. Alaka Sarma, Dean, Students� Welfare, USTM; Ms. Mehjabeen Rahman, Nodal Officer, Students� Forum, USTM; the Faculty Coordinators, the Office Bearers of the Students� Forum , Class Representatives and Joint Class Representatives of all the semesters from all the departments of all the schools were present in this meeting. In the meeting, Honourable VC congratulated all the members of the newly constituted Students� Forum and highlighted the roles and functions of the Students� Forum. The Oath of Office to all the Office Bearers was administrated by Dr. Alaka Sarma. Under the Students� Forum a Students Grievance Cell is also actively functioning. Apart from solving miscellaneous complains from students counseling is provided to the needy student under this cell. Student members of this forum have been identified based on their academic performance as well extracurricular activities.

� Swach Bharat Mission: The NSS Cell along with the Department of Sociology and the Department of Social Work organized a program on the theme Swach Bharat Mission on October 18, 2014 in 9th Mile, Baridua, an adopted village of NSS Cell, USTM. A Street Play to create awareness regarding Hygiene and Cleanliness was also performed on the occasion.

� Junior College Principal�s Meet (JCPM)-2014 : USTM in association with RIST organized an unique meet of Principals of Junior Colleges of North East on May 3, 2014 in the Techno city Campus where almost 60 Principals and senior teachers from various Junior colleges of Assam and Meghalaya participated. The theme of the meet was �Career Counseling and IT Enabled Teaching Learning�. Junior colleges from remote corners of Assam like Tezpur, Kalgachia, Nalbari, Hailakandi, Badarpur, Narayanpur, Barpeta, Bijni, Titabor, Jorhat, Udalguri, Hajo, Kamalpur, Tinsukia and Shillong had participated in this meet. The participants have stated that they have been benefitted by the various Technical sessions and such an initiative will help them guide their students better in a situation where all the importance from government goes to the degree colleges of the locality rather than the junior colleges.

� A National Seminar on �Educational status of Minority women in NE India-challenges & future prospects� was organized on 1st March, 2014 supported by Ministry of Minority Affairs, Govt. of India. Total 25 papers on diverse topics were enlisted for presentation in the technical sessions of the seminar entitled �Situational analysis of minorities in NE India � Equity in education, employment and participation� & �Schemes and programmes relating to empowerment of women and role of Govt and non-Govt sectors�.

� The second North East Graduate Congress-2014 was successfully organized by USTM on 22nd & 23rd February, 2014 sponsored by State Bank of India. More than three thousand students from North Eastern States participated in the two day long programme and took part in various events exchanging views and ideas, mixing with each other, virtually making the Congress a melting pot of all North Eastern States. His Excellency Shri J. B. Patnaik, honourable Governor of Assam inaugurated the event. The event was marked by debates, quiz, extempore speech, write up and model exhibition competitions for which attractive prizes of lap tops, i-Pads and Mobile phones were distributed to the winners. The highlight of the event was a Panel Discussion on �Politics, Corruption and Youth Leadership� attended by many Political leaders and Bureaucrats that evoked huge interest of the participating students.

� A National Seminar on the topic �Challenges in Higher Education: A North East Perspective� has been jointly organized by USTM and Madhabdev College, Narayanpur on 29th January, 2014. Seventy research scholars and faculty members from various colleges and Universities of North East have presented research papers in different sessions of the seminar under the sub themes like - Contemporary Trends in Higher Education in India; Status of Higher Education in North East India; Curriculum in perspectives of Social equity; Skill Development and Vocational Education; Globalization of Higher Education: changing scenario in North East India and Governance in Higher Education: Private vs Public.

� Awareness Rally on Road Safety : On the occasion of �25th Road Safety Week 2014� on 17th January, 2014, the students of USTM took out a rally from Jorabat to Byrnihat in association with Meghalaya Police of Ri-bhoi District to spread awareness among public on Road safety as the area is more accident prone.

� Launch of Techno City Campus News : Shri D. N. Basumatari, Deputy Director General of Doordarshan Kendra, Guwahati inaugurated an unique activity developed by the School of Media Sciences of USTM-the Techno City Campus News on 8th January, 2014. This news service is aimed at keeping the students abreast with the latest developments within the campus and outside. It will focus on important news covering examinations, admissions, students life, youth affairs, various notifications & events organized from time to time and all other academic as well as social life in the campus. It will also highlight the career related news like competitive examinations, higher education, job opportunities besides current affairs in national and international arena along with the achievements of students and faculties. The news will be read out every day for ten minutes at lunch break and in order to ensure the news reaches to all parts of the campus, public announcement system has been installed in various locations around the campus.