GUWAHATI: The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Sonapur College of Kamrup Metro district in Assam is going to hold a webinar on Unnat Bharat Abhiyan on August 7.
The webinar will be organised in association with the National Coordinating Institute of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, the IIT Delhi, informed Dr. Biman Patowary, Coordinator, IQAC, Sonapur College.
He added that the theme of the webinar will be ‘Fostering Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, a commitment of HEI’s beyond campus: Issues and challenges’.
It is worth mentioning here that the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, launched in 2014, is a flagship programme of the Ministry for Human Resource Development (MHRD), which aims to link the Higher Education Institutions with a set of at least five villages so that these institutions can contribute to the economic and social betterment of the village communities.
The main objectives of the initiative are to engage the faculty and students of Higher Educational Institutions in identifying development issues in rural areas and finding sustainable solutions for the same by utilising the innovative technologies.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, is the national-level coordinating institute for the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan while the IIT, Guwahati, is one of the 45 regional coordinating institutes, taking care of the four Northeastern states, viz. Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland.
The webinar will be inaugurated by the Commissioner & Secretary of Higher Education, Government of Assam, Preetom Saikia, while Prof. VK Vijay, National Coordinator, UBA, IIT, Delhi will deliver the keynote address as the chief guest.
Devabrot Khanikor, Principal, Sonapur College, has requested the Principals, Coordinators of IQAC and the UBA cells of different colleges, besides other faculty members, of the state as well as the entire region to join the webinar in order to make it a success.
To register for the webinar, the interested participants may log on to https://forms.gle/9577EP7GSA2nE4De6 or to the college website www.sonapurcollege.ac.in.
Source: The Shillong Times