GUWAHATI, Dec 30: Assam Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi during his daylong visit to Lakhimpur district, visited Madhabdev University in Narayanpur and took stock of the academic and development works of the university.
Governor Prof Mukhi during his visit to the varsity held a meeting with vice chancellor Prof Dibakar Chandra Deka, the faculty members, administrative staff, and students’ union members, and reviewed the activities currently being carried out in the university. It may be noted that the university, being very young, has undertaken several key works for the students and faculty members. He also reviewed the academic activities and emphasised introducing new courses, mainly management and BEd courses in its premises.
The Governor also emphasised on using vernacular language in their teaching pedagogy. He appealed to the teaching fraternity to work concertedly to write and translate books on vernacular medium, so that the students will be able to grasp the core concept in an apt way and do well in their academic pursuit.
Governor Mukhi during the meeting also made it clear that in the wake of rolling out of the National Education Policy 2020, the university needs to take an active stance 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 government of India for a complete overhaul of the higher education landscape of the country.
During the interactive meeting, the Governor also took feedback from the teaching fraternity about their orientation for the implementation of the NEP 2020 and sought their cooperation for implementing all the provisions of the NEP 2020. He also said that all assistance and support will be provided from his office for Madhabdev University to live up to the mandate for which it was established.
Earlier, Prof Mukhi also visited North Lakhimpur College (Autonomous) and held a meeting with the principal and other faculty members and students’ union representatives of the college. The college fraternity made a detailed presentation on their overall academic and infrastructural development. 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. He also lauded the college for its student-centric activities and asked the faculty members to continue their good work to strengthen the foundation of a knowledge-driven society.
Later on the day, the Governor held a meeting with the district administrative officials and security officials deployed at the district at the circuit house of the district.