USTM Chancellor calls on
Governor of Meghalaya
SHILLONG, NOVEMBER 3, 2017: Mahbubul Hoque,
Chancellor, University of Science & Technology Meghalaya
(USTM) called on Ganga Prasad, Governor of Meghalaya at
the Raj Bhawan in Shillong on Friday. Hoque welcomed the
Governor to the state of Meghalaya on behalf of the
students and faculty of RIST & USTM, two premier
educational institutions run by the ERD Foundation in
the state of Meghalaya.
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. A video that showcased
the activities of the various departments of USTM and
visits of prominent personalities such as late President
APJ Abdul Kalam and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi to
the University was shown to the Governor which he
witnessed with keen interest.
In course of a discussion that followed, Hoque informed
the Governor that near about 4,700 students are pursuing
various courses at RIST and USTM today. Even though the
institutions had a humble beginning under the aegis of
ERDF, today the Foundation is one of the most vibrant
and fastest expanding education networks of the region.
While the Governor appreciated the progress of USTM and
its contribution to the society, he requested Hoque to
explore the possibility of serving the interior areas of
Meghalaya in a bigger way in the coming days. 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 1,000 students from Meghalaya are presently
studying in USTM.
Hoque requested the Governor to visit the University at
the earliest and the Governor was kind enough to
consider the same favourably. DK Sarma, Senior
Professor, Department of Zoology, USTM and NI Laskar,
Director (Corporate Communication), ERDF accompanied the
Chancellor during the visit.