Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi during his one day tour to Hojai visited Rabindranath Tagore University in Hojai and took stock of the academic and development works of the university.
Mukhi during his visit to the varsity held a meeting with vice-chancellor Amalendu Chakrabarty, the registrar, the faculty members, and administrative staff and reviewed the activities currently being undertaken in the university.
The university being a new one has undertaken several key works for the students and faculty members. He also reviewed the academic activities and emphasized introducing courses and research works in sync with the rich literature and cultural heritage of the state.
The governor during the meeting also made it clear that in the wake of rolling out of the National Education Policy 2020, Rabindranath Tagore University needs to reorient itself to impart its academic activities in compliance with the provisions of the NEP 2020.
The governor also pointed out that the NEP 2020 is a revolutionary initiative undertaken by the Indian government for a complete overhaul in the higher education landscape of the country.
During the meeting, Mukhi took the feedback from the teaching fraternity about their orientation for the implementation of the NEP 2020 and sought their cooperation in implementing all the provisions of the NEP 2020 for the benefit of students’ community vis a vis higher education in Assam.
The governor during his visit to the university also inaugurated a Riddhi Bhawan and visited the proposed site for building the permanent campus of the university. He said that since the university is at its nascent stage, special efforts are required from the university fraternity to make its presence evident in the higher education landscape of the state. He also said that all assistance and support will be provided from his office for Rabindranath Tagore University to live up to the mandate for which it was established.
He later visited Nowgng college and held a meeting with the principal and other faculty members of the college. He asked the principal and other faculty members of the college to rededicate themselves for the academic empowerment of the students and mould them towards more research activities. During his visit to the college, the governor presented Dulal Chandra Goswami Memorial Research Award to Parikshit Gogoi, assistant professor of the chemistry department.
Assam governor Mukhi lauded the college for its student-centric activities and asked the faculty members to continue their good works to strengthen the foundation of a knowledge-driven society.