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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 dialogues.
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 Institute.
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 Examination.
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.