SHILLONG, September 27, 2018: Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy today said that he will inaugurate the International Conference on ‘Mahatma Gandhi’s Vision and Contemporary Political Leadership in North East India’ on 5th October at the University of Science & Technology Meghalaya (USTM). The Governor agreed to the request of Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor of University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya who visited the Raj Bhawan in Shillong today to welcome the Governor to the state of Meghalaya on behalf of the students and faculty of RIST and USTM, two premier educational institutions run by the ERD Foundation in Meghalaya. Shri Roy inquired about the progress of the University and expressed happiness to know about the growth and performance of USTM.
The international conference is being organized by the International Centre for Gandhian Studies, a constituent of USTM on 5th and 6th October on the occasion of the celebration of 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation. Eminent Gandhain scholars and reputed academicians will participate in the Conference.
Since the Governor also happens to be the ex officio Visitor to USTM, the Chancellor gave an update to him recalling the history of the institution, its various achievements over the years, as well as plans and programmes for the coming years. Hoque informed that service to the entire North East in general and Meghalaya in particular is a priority before the University. He also informed the Governor that more than 1,100 students from Meghalaya are presently studying in USTM among its 5,000 plus students.
Apart from the Chancellor, the USTM delegation included Dr RK Sarma, Advisor of USTM, Dr Pradip Kumar Baruah, Head of the Department of Botany, Dr Alpana Choudhury, Director Youth Affairs, and Ifegenia Kharkrang, OSD, USTM.