9th Mile, Ri Bhoi, Meghalaya, November 17, 2017: The Meghalaya Governor Sri Ganga Prasad handed over 40 excellence awards to selected faculties and departments of the University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM) at the ‘Annual Performance Day 2017’ organized by the university here today. The awards have been instituted by USTM to encourage the teachers and recognize their contribution for educational development.
Delivering the awards that included a package of Certificates, Rs 10,000 cash, to and fro airfare to Singapore, interest free car loan and 10 days paid leave, Sri Ganga Prasad said that teachers have many responsibilities and they must play the role of a motivator for the students. “Teachers have to prepare the students in such a way that students can contribute to the progress of a region and the country as a whole, apart from brightening their own career”, he said. He praised the USTM faculties for their excellent work as teachers and urged all to work united for the development of the nation.
The Meghalaya Governor said that the state is a resource rich one and, therefore, innovations are possible in the field of medicines, crops which at the same time can contribute towards development of rural areas. He also urged the researchers and scientists to invent things that would serve the society and the humanity.
Earlier, welcoming the Governor and all the participants, USTM Chancellor Mahbubul Hoque said, “Our philosophy is that teachers can who build an institution, not the promoter”. He said that the Annual Performance Day is a unique function where the University encourages the teachers for good work and to achieve excellence.
The Awards were: USTM Mission Award received by three faculties, three overall Best Departments, Best Disciplined Department, Best Growing Department, Best Social Media Award, No Absent Award to six faculties, three Most Smart Head of the Departments, Best Project Award and Top 30 Faculty (overall) Award.
Delivering the vote of thanks, Prof. Amarjyoti Choudhury, Vice Chancellor, USTM said that the most important part of a university is creativity. He expressed his gratefulness to the Governor for coming to honour the achiever faculties. The Governor also released the Centre for Audit and Performance Evaluation (CAPE) Report 2017 in the function, which is conducted every year in the University.