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Education Ministers of Assam & Meghalaya to inaugurate “International Centre of Excellence” at USTM in collaboration with CIDC

Education Ministers of Assam & Meghalaya to inaugurate “International Centre of Excellence” at USTM in collaboration with CIDC

9th Mile, Khanapara, Ri Bhoi, September 19, 2021: University of Science & Technology Meghalaya is going to add another feather in its cap by setting up an “International Centre of Excellence” in collaboration with Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC), New Delhi. To fulfill the national objectives of bringing in the excellence in implementing the ambitious plans of development of scientific applications, building state of the art physical infrastructure in the nation specially in the North East Region, USTM and CIDC, the apex body established by Government of India, has resolved to enter in a collaborative MOU to establish an International Center of Excellence in USTM Campus.
Dr. Ranoj Pegu, Hon’ble Minister of Education, Govt of Assam, Shri Lahkmen Rymbui, Hon’ble Minister of Education, Govt. of Meghalaya and Mr. Thenuchu, Hon’ble Home Minister (Former) Govt of Nagaland shall inaugurate the “International Centre of Excellence” (ICE) on 20 September in presence of Shri M. Hoque, Chancellor, USTM; Dr. G.D. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, USTM; Dr. M.P. Poonia, Vice Chairman AICTE, Dr. P. R. Swarup, Director General CIDC, and other international experts and industry leaders like Dr. Mo Najafi from University of Texas at Arlington, USA.
The ICE shall have 17 schools and fraternity chapters that include: School of vocational studies, School of construction Quality assessment & health assessment of structures, School of Trenchless Technology, School of Arbitration, Conciliation & Dispute resolution, School of Technical consultancy, School of Drone technology & GIS studies, Student Chapters of ECI, IndSTT, ICC, School of Internships for young engineers, School of skill Assessors training, School of non conventional Energy studies, School of Production/ Manufacturing process, School of Artificial intelligence, School of Faculty development, School of Subsurface Investigation, School of Surveying, School of Project Management, School of Surface Transportation.

It is planned that the students and research scientists from India’s North East and other countries like from Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar shall benefit from this initiative. This is also a giant step to generate opportunities of value added employment for our youth.

 

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