USTM Webinar Lecture Series @ COVID 19 kick starts from today
Baridua, Ri-Bhoi, Meghalaya, Wednesday, 10th June, 2020: As the entire Educational sector of the Nation is trying its level best to come up with various strategies in order to keep the students updated with their syllabus amidst this crucial period of time brought about by deadly Covid-19, the University of Science and Technology Meghalaya has came up with an innovative Webinar Lecture Series mainly for the benefit of the students community. The first session of this Webinar Lecture Series which has been scheduled to be held between 10th of July to 20th of July was successfully conducted today under the co-ordination of Mrs. Mehjabeen Rahman, Principal Secretary, USTM. Prof. Ved Prakash, former Chairman, UGC, graced today’s session as the Chief keynote speaker. Today’s session which started at 11 am in the day hours was based on the topic, ‘Institutional Strategies toward promoting quality in tertiary education: Continuity, Adaptation and Innovation @ Covid 19.’ Congratulating the USTM Webinar team for this initiative, Shri M. Hoque, Chancellor, USTM stated “Today’s session, which witnessed a healthy participation of more then 1000 people is definitely a great start to the entire Webinar Lecture Series.” He also mentioned that “attending such productive webinars is the need of this hour for all the students and teachers of the Nation.” Addressing the participants in the webinar today, Prof. Ved Prakash mainly stressed on the Challenges and opportunities amidst the crucial situation of Covid 19 as well as various institutional strategies and suggestions. “Challenges are common to all but attitude makes the difference”, he said. He further went on to mention that “all the educational institutions should adopt digital strategies in order to keep the students and teachers connected and updated.” The upcoming sessions of this webinar series of USTM includes various big names in the list of key note speakers on various topics. Prof. DP Agarwal (Former Chairman, UPSC), Prof. S S Mantha (Former Chairman, AICTE), Prof. Liaquat Ali (Former VC, BUHS, Dhaka, Bangladesh), Prof. Yasmin Saikia (Professor, Arizona University, USA) etc are few of the eminent personalities who will address the participants on various topics in the upcoming sessions. The webinar sessions will be held over Zoom app, and link/password for the same will be provided to the registered participants only. All the Students pursuing UG and PG courses and teachers from all streams are eligible to participate in the webinar for which no registration fee will be charged. All the participants will be provided with e-certificates after the successful completion of the webinar series.