Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor of the University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya and Chairman of ERD Foundation, received the EDUCLUSION Award bestowed by Engineering Watch, India’s most prestigious community of Engineering Stake holders on 15th September 2014 on the occasion of Engineers Day. The award was conferred in the Reengineering India Summit 2014 held in the Grand Ball Room of Furama City Centre, Singapore. The beautiful citation in a golden frame was handed over to Mr. Hoque by Prof. Thomas L Magnanti, President (Vice Chancellor) of Singapore University of Technology & Design in presence of Smt. Vijay Thakur Singh, High Commissioner of India to Singapore; Prof. K Lal Kishore, Vice Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University and Prof RL Sharma, Vice Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh Technical University along with other invited dignitaries of both India and Singapore.
Mahbubul Hoque was selected for the award in recognition of his yeomen services rendered in furthering the myriad aspects of technical education in North East India and for displaying extraordinary initiative in expanding the private institutional space for higher technical education thereby setting up example for others to emulate.
During this visit to Singapore, Mr. Hoque visited the National University of Singapore and interacted with its top officials about the educational system of Singapore. They also discussed student exchange programmes. Representatives of different universities of Singapore assured him that they will visit USTM within a short period of time. Mr. Hoque is hopeful that once proper presentation is made, the Institutions in North East India will definitely attract students from South East Asian countries, especially for its geographical location and in the backdrop of India’s look East policy.