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Monday, February 22, 2010

ERDF planning for two new colleges in Barak Valley

ERDF planning for two new colleges in Barak Valley

From our Staff Reporter

Silchar, Feb 22: “ERD Foundation is planning to set up a pharmaceutical college and a women science college in Barak Valley by 2012,” stated its chairman Mahbubul Haque. Expressing grave concern at the present education scenario of the valley, Haque stressed upon the change of mindset of the students, guardians as well as educationists.

Haque further said it was a pity that adequate number of educational institutions were not coming up with innovative curriculum to cater to the demand of the present times. He cited the instance of the upcoming shopping malls which require a good number of floor management staff and said vocational training should be imparted to the unemployed youths to meet the demand. He also added the traditional education system ends up churning out loads of graduates who are not prepared for career prospects in the future.

Haque said institutions under ERDF have always stressed on forging tie-ups with various organizations so that students, after completing the course, could be easily employed. He further said Asom University, Silchar, in spite of having adequate funds has failed to rise to the expectation only because it was unable to introduce job-oriented syllabus.

“The foundation will organize an international seminar on global warming in its newly established engineering college in Ri-bhoi district,” he said. He also praised the Meghalaya Government for extending assistance to the ERDF for setting up an engineering college. THE SENTINEL

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