9th orientation programme at
RIST focuses on competitiveness and self motivation
Guwahati, 3rd Aug 2017: The 9th
orientation programme of the Regional Institute of
Science & Technology (RIST) Meghalaya was held at Techno
City, Ri Bhoi District on the outskirts of Guwahati on
Thursday. About 300 newly admitted students and their
parents participated in the daylong programme that
consisted of, among other things, motivational talks,
student-teacher interactions, and parent-teacher
Delivering the welcome address on the occasion, Dr HK
Barua, Director, Academic Affairs, Education Research
Development Foundation (ERDF), informed the gathering
about the excellent ambiance of the RIST campus and the
state of the art infrastructure that ensures every
student a bright and successful career ahead of them.
Earlier, the students presented a welcome song following
which dignitaries were felicitated by the officials and
teachers of RIST.
Addressing the gathering, Mahbubul Hoque, Chairman ERDF
& Chancellor, USTM, said that all educational
institutions under ERDF are being geared up to emerge as
national level institutions by 2025 and as international
destinations by 2030. The present facilities in the
complex are being developed and improved in such a way
that there will be no parallels in any institute of the
North East in the coming years. Brig (retd) Ranjit
Borthakur SM, Director USTM & Adviser ERDF, assured the
students that no stones will be left unturned to make
them the most competitive youngsters of the region
through vigorous core and skills training.
The chief guest, Prof PK Bora, Deputy Director, IIT
Guwahati wished the students good luck in their pursuit
of higher education and reminded them to serve the
country with passion after passing out from the
Four students of RIST, viz Sudipta Nayan Puzari (CE), K
Vitoka Awomi (EEE), Ankur Jyoti Phukan (CSE), and Souvik
Dey (CE), who cleared the GATE Examination recently,
were given cash award of Rs 50,000 each. The awards were
handed over by the Dignitaries present on the dais.
Souvik Dey spoke on behalf of all the awardees and
thanked the faculty and management whose dedication made
it possible for them to clear the coveted GATE
In his presidential remark, Prof NK Choudhury, former VC
Gauhati University & Principal Adviser ERDF, urged the
students to think out of the box and plan for careers in
emerging fields of enterprise and research so that their
contributions will be admired and remembered for all
times to come.
The inaugural session came to an end with the formal
vote of thanks offered by Dr P C Mahanta, Director, RIST.
The second session consisted of a motivational talk
delivered by Nurul Laskar, leading PR consultant;
sharing of experience by successful alumni of RIST; a
parent-management dialogue moderated by DR HK Barua,
Director Academics RIST; and a student-teacher
interaction session moderated by Dr AH Barbhuiya,
Registrar, RIST and others.