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‘For a university to succeed, there must be academic environment’

Arunachal Pradesh governor BD Mishra calls upon stakeholders of Rajiv Gandhi University in Doimukh to make concerted effort to make institution one of the best in country

Damien Lepcha

Doimukh: Arunachal Pradesh governor Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra on Monday called upon all the stakeholders of Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) to make concerted efforts so as to make the university one of the best in the country.

The governor, who was addressing the 36th Foundation Day celebrations of RGU in Doimukh, said, "For a university to progress and succeed, there must be study atmosphere and academic environment."

Mishra emphasised on transparency, accountability, honesty and correct utilisation of funds in the infrastructure development of the university.

“The campus must be maintained and no encroachment must be allowed. There must be discipline and safety and security on the premises. Commercial activities must be reduced and drugs, cigarette and liquor reach in the campus must be eradicated,” he said.

Talking about the academic activities, the governor said that while organising seminars, conclaves, workshops, symposiums and academic meets, the organising committee must take care and not be extravagant.

“What matters the most is the participants, standard of discussions being carried out and the outcome and summary of the interactions,” Mishra said.

The governor advised the faculty members for thorough preparation of their lessons, taking up regular classes and affording the interaction with the students of a coach, friend, philosopher and guide.

The governor also advised the students for cent per cent attendance, research and innovative activities and paper writing and presentations.

Stressing that they must take part in sports and co-curriculum activities, he said that the student life is the only opportunity for such healthy activities. Mishra also advised the students to be entrepreneurs and job providers by availing start-ups programmes.

The governor further informed that the Placement Review Committee for ensuring high campus placement of the students, comprising the Professors of Rajiv Gandhi University, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, National Institute of Technology and government senior officials been set up by him has finalized its report and it would soon be presented to the chief minister and his council of ministers to streamline and finalise it.

Earlier, while extending his greetings to the university fraternity, the governor commended the administration, faculty, staff and students for the achievements and new initiatives taken up by the RGU. He appreciated the university administration for felicitating the dedicated and sincere employees and the Gaon Burahs of nearby villages.

As a gift to the university on the occasion of 36th Foundation Day, the Governor assured of commissioning a National Cadet Corps Unit in the university. University vice-chancellor Saket Kushwaha briefed on the challenges and achievements of the RGU in the past 35 years.

Among others, first lady Neelam Misra, founder of Sulabh International Social Service Organisation, New Delhi, Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, former vice chancellor Professor Tamo Mibang and Gaon Burahs of Doimukh and its nearby villages were present on the occasion.