On Monday, the education ministers of Meghalaya and Assam launched an International Centre of Excellence (ICE) at the University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM).
Moreover, USTM will establish an “International Centre of Excellence.” in collaboration with the Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC), New Delhi.
Dr. Ranoj Pegu, Hon’ble Minister of Education, Govt of Assam, Shri Lahkmen Rymbui, Hon’ble Minister of Education, Govt. of Meghalaya, and Mr. Thenuchu, Hon’ble Home Minister (Former) Govt of Nagaland were present at the inauguration.
Shri M. Hoque, Chancellor, USTM; Dr. G.D. Sharma, Vice-Chancellor, USTM; Dr. M.P. Poonia, Vice Chairman AICTE, Dr. P. R. Swarup, Director General CIDC, and other international experts and industry leaders like Dr. Mo Najafi from University of Texas at Arlington, USA took part in the program
Lahkmen Rymbui, Meghalaya’s education minister, stated that USTM’s collaboration with the Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) will provide beneficial outcomes for the region’s human resource development.
Meanwhile, USTM and CIDC, the apex body established by the Government of India, have resolved to enter into a collaborative MOU to establish an International Center of Excellency to achieve the national objectives of bringing excellence in implementing the ambitious plans of development of scientific applications and building state-of-the-art physical infrastructure in the nation, particularly in the North-East Region.
Assam education minister Ranuj Pegu said, “The International Center of Excellence (ICE) that has come up at USTM will be extremely useful for the growth of the Northeast region.”
Chancellor Mahbubul Hoque on his strong desire to make USTM a university of the global standard by 2030 said that the university is growing day by day and the new International Centre of Excellence will extend value-added education to the youth of the region and the neighboring countries.
The new USTM Centre will be a milestone, with 17 schools of specialty, and aims to utilize everything from the emerging technology, such as drone technology for surveillance.
However, this project will help students and research scientists from India’s northeast as well as neighboring nations such as Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Myanmar.