State Innovation and Transformation Aayog (SITA) has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with three reputed institutes of Assam to execute their respective projects.
SITA vice-chairman Ramen Deka is hopeful that the projects will fulfil the dreams of the common people and its success will inspire the other institutions to take up such innovative projects for the welfare of the society.
The projects signed for collaboration are:
SITA will provide logistic support to B Borooah College, Guwahati to implement the project “up-skilling students by imparting Japanese language learning course and thereby enhance their employability”.
Its aim is to upskill the students by imparting them a course in the Japanese language and thereby enhancing their employability in the job and service market of Japan.
Rangia College will implement the project “ex-situ cultivation of medicinal plants & conservation of rare & endangered plants-setting up the herbal garden” with logistic support from SITA with an aim to aware the common people for income generation by establishing a herbal garden, encourage farmers and researchers, for patent right, accelerate research and development sector by involving various R&D institutions, of the subject concerned and to establish a herbal garden in the college campus.
Jawaharlal Nehru College, Boko will implement the project “survey for analysis of the potential of introducing robotics training in government provincialized schools of Kamrup (metro) & Kamrup district of Assam” with logistic support from SITA.
The project aims to conduct a survey to access the need for robotics training in the provincialized government schools of Assam by creating an environment of competitiveness, by generating an ecosystem that fosters innovation, curiosity and a workplace where students are exposed to new edge technology.
This is expected to enable or instil start-up eco-culture in young minds. Under the implementation of robotics training at the school level, the students of rural areas will be able to learn how drone technology works and its uses in various fields and it is hoped it will reduce the dropout rate and encourage students with new-age technology like robotics, automation and artificial intelligence.
SITA chief executive officer MS Manivannan signed the MoA with the head of the institutes in the presence of SITA vice-chairman Ramen Deka and others at the secretariat on May 5.
Representatives of the institutes were – B Borooah College principal Satyandra Nath Barman, Jawaharlal Nehru College principal Tapan Dutta, Rangia College’s associate professor Sarangapani Saikia and MIRAI Japanese Learning Centre director Hemanta Kumar Mazumdar among others.