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99 NET-GATE Qualified Students of USTM Felicitated under Pay-Back Policy

USTM STUDENTS SHINE IN UGC NET, GATE, JRF AMIDST PANDEMIC PERIOD

 

A section of UGC NET-GATE qualified students of 2020-2021 from USTM during a felicitation ceremony under Pay Back Policy at USTM on 8 April 2022.

9th Mile, Ri-Bhoi, April 8, 2022: The University of Science and Technology Meghalaya has celebrated the success of its NET/GATE/JRF qualified students of 2020-2021 at a glorious programme today where 99 successful students were felicitated under its ‘Pay-Back Policy’. The function was held at the Central Auditorium of the university. Shri Dharma Kanta Mili, ACS, Director of Higher Education, Govt. of Assam graced the occasion as the Chief Guest Shri Arpit Upadhyay, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Ri-Bhoi District, Meghalaya was the guest of honour. The main objective of this Award ceremony was to create competitiveness among the students.

To encourage the students to qualify NET, GATE, SLET, IAS, or any other top-level competitive examinations conducted by State & Central Govt., USTM has introduced the Pay Back Policy wherein students of the University who qualify these prestigious examinations shall get back their fees. Special Coaching & Guidance facilities are provided for the aspirants of various competitions.

Shri Dharma Kanta Mili, ACS, Director of Higher Education, Assam addressing during felicitaion of UGC NET qualified students under Pay Back Policy on 8 April 2022.

Addressing a gathering of more than 3000 students in the felicitation ceremony today, Director of Higher Education Shri Dharma Kanta Mili said, “I am glad to know that USTM is now an ‘A’ grade university by NAAC which is quite encouraging. It is not simply the glory of Meghalaya but of the entire North East. USTM’s mission to become a world-class university by 2030 is appreciable”. He also expressed his happiness knowing that USTM has instituted number of scholarships in the names of former presidents of Asam Sahitya Sabha.

Shri Arpit Upadhyay, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Ri-Bhoi District addressing during felicitation of UGC NET qualified students under Pay Back Policy at USTM on 8 April 2022

Shri Arpit Upadhyay, Deputy Commissioner, Ri-Bhoi District who cleared IAS in 2018, delivered a very inspiring speech for the students stating how he cracked the toughest competitive exam in the country in spite of being a mediocre student. “Always dream big, and set goal which is challenging you, which you need to achieve. The taste of achieving the target set by you is the most cherishing experience. We should never forget that whatever we are able to achieve in our life is all because of our parents and mentors”, he added. He further expressed his desire to take sessions for UPSC aspirants in USTM.

Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor, USTM addressing during the felicitation of UGC NET qualified students under Pay Back Policy on 8 April 2022

Speaking on the occasion, Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor of USTM said, “We are extremely happy that even during the pandemic period of year 2020 and 2021, students did online classes and fared well in the national level competitive exams.” He said that the university is giving such incentives to students so that students become more competitive and motivated. He also stated that USTM has initiated intensive coaching for competitive examinations under its “Vision50 Academy”. He said that the University is committed to its assurance that no brilliant student should be deprived of pursuing higher education only because of their financial incapability. The function ended with a vote of thanks delivered by Dr BK Das, Director Administration, USTM.

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