From our Staff Reporter
SILCHAR, Jan 21: The Assam University, Silchar, is still ruling as the most prosperous and happening educational institute, cliamed the speakers attending its 17th Foundation Day celebration at the University campus today. The function was chaired by Meghalaya Governor Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary.
In his inaugural speech, Assam University vice chancellor Prof Tapodhir Bhattacharjee proudly announced the list of the upcoming projects which included a medical college, telecommunication, biotechnology and microbiology departments in the University.
Bhattacharjee further added that a school of medical and paramedical sciences was initially proposed to be established but now the University has planned to set up a new medical college. Simultaneously, the University has also planned to start a telecommunication, biotechnology and microbiology department in the near future to cater to the growing demand of these streams.
Bhattacharjee said in recent times, the University has seen a rise in student intake and recruitment of teachers.
He admitted that he was lucky in having a good team which helped the University to make it a centre of excellence and added that the problem of transport and drinking water was taken up by the University authority under the project ‘Bhagirathi’ which would facilitate water supply directly from the Barak river.
Expressing concern at frequent power supply, Professor Bhattacharjee said the University authority had urged the State Government to provide a electric sub-station in the campus.
Assam University observed its 17th Foundation Day in a befitting manner. Noted educationist and Vice-president of Kerela State Higher Secondary Council as well as the pro-vice chancellor of Sankracharya University RN Panikkar graced the occasion as one of the special guests. THE SENTINEL