USTM fetes SSLC & HSSLC toppers of Meghalaya
SHILLONG, June 18:The University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya in association with ERD Foundation, Guwahati Tuesday felicitated all the 74 rank holder students of SSLC and HSSLC 2019 under MBOSE here at the State Convention Centre.
The awards were handed over by the Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K. Sangma in presence of DD Lapang, adviser to the Meghalaya government, Lahkmen Rymbui, education minister, Kyrmen Shylla, revenue minister, Mahbubul Hoque, chancellor of USTM and Dr PK Goswami, Vice chancellor of USTM.
The programme was attended by several other dignitaries, high officials as well as school principals, parents and guardians of the rank holding students. The rank holder students were awarded with laptops, digital tablets, mementoes and citations. Out of the total rank holding students, 36 are SSLC toppers, 12 are HS Arts toppers, 11 are HS Science toppers and 15 are HS Commerce toppers.
Sangma, while congratulating all the toppers as well as USTM and its chancellor Mahbubul Hoque, said that institutions like USTM have a big role to play in research and development which will further contribute to policy making of the nation.
Earlier, welcoming the gathering, Mahbubul Hoque, chancellor of USTM said that he is committed to the development of science and technology education and research in the region and to make USTM a world class university by 2030. He announced that USTM is offering free education to all the toppers of MBOSE after they pass higher secondary.
Hoque also informed about an entirely new course—BA Administrative Service which has been introduced at USTM in the 2019 academic session.
The prime focus of the course is to groom students for competitive examinations like IAS, IPS conducted by UPSC. The course has gained importance amidst the academia for its effort to create a conducive environment, proper guidance, resource persons and encouragement for the students to achieve their goal.