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Bridging the North-East - AIT, Bangkok

A delegation from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok visited Gauhati University on 13th of June, 2016 for developing collaborative executive development program and capacity building for the North-Eastern States of India. The program is believed to benefit the college principals and state civil servants of the North-East region of India. Selected participants of such programs are likely to be trained by both GU at Guwahati and AIT at Bangkok. AIT is currently engaged in EDPs in many countries. In a meeting attended by Director IDOL, Prof P J Das, Coordinator IQAC, Prof J P Tamuli, and other senior professors of academic departments, GU, Vice Chancellor Dr Mridul Hazarika welcomed the AIT delegation headed by Dr Jonathan Shaw, Executive Director of AIT and Dr Predeep Kumar Dash, Senior Program Specialist, AIT Extension, and emphasized upon student and faculty exchanged programs. The delegation visited the laboratories of Bioengineering and Technology department and Biodiversity park under Department of Zoology, later during the day and exchanged their views.


National Award to GU Professor Dr Ritamoni Baishya

Dr Rita Moni Baishya, an Associate Professor in the Department of Hindi has been awarded the Hindi Writer National Award, 2015 for her book 'Lohit Kinare'. The award is given by central Hindi Directorate under the Department of Higher Education under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, to a Hindi Writer from a non-Hindi Speaking area. The award carries Rupees One Lakh and a Citation. 'Lohit Kinare' is a collection of ten selected short stories written by Sneh Devi, Nirupama Borgohain, Mamoni Roisom Goswami, Manorama Das Medhi, Purabi Barmudoi, Arupa Patingia Karita, Rita chaudhury, Anuradha sharma pujari, Monikuntala Bhattacharjee, and Mouchumi Kandali.

The short stories were written originally in Assamese which are edited and translated into Hindi by Dr Baishya. The book has been published by Navachetan Prakashan, Delhi.

NIRF Ranking : Gauhati University is 4th Among the State Universities

In a recent survey by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) through the National Institutional of Ranking Framework (NIRF), Gauhati University has been ranked as the 4th best university among the state universities and 22nd among all. For details, please visit the NIRF website. The criteria over which this ranking was based on were - (a) Teaching, Learning & Resources (TLR), (b)  Research Productivity, Impact and IPR (RPII), (c) Graduation Outcome (GO), (d) Outreach and Inclusivity (OI), and (e) Perception (PR)

Kumar Shivam and Jyotish Kalita wins TATA Crucible Campus Quiz 2016

Kumar Shivam and Jyotish Kalita of Istitute of Science and Technology (GUIST), Gauhati University wins the prestigious TATA Crucible Campus Quiz 2016 beating NIT Silchar. It was the team from Gauhati University, which started scoring and came up with some really brilliant strikes, in succession, to get ahead of the rest but still behind NIT. It was in the 'Slog Overs' that they capitalised most and with two questions to go they overtook NIT to put the pressure right back on them. Forced to play the buzzer, NIT went in for it on the penultimate question and got it right.

Kumar Shivam and Jyotish Kalita, Champions at TATA Crucible Campus Quiz, 2016

Inauguration of European Chapter of Gauhati University Alumni Association

European Chapter of GUAA

The European Chapter of Gauhati University Alumni Association is being inaugurated on Saturday, 27 February, 2016 in London at the London School of Economics. For this purpose, a 14-member team of faculty members from Gauhati University led by Vice Chancellor, Dr Mridul Hazarika is visiting the UK. Besides being present on this historic occasion for establishing a strong overseas connection, the team of teachers are also visiting several reputed institutions in the UK for promoting bilateral collaboration between Gauhati University and other world class institutions at the UK.

Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University, Dr Mridul Hazarika, has taken a bold initiative for establishing a linkage amongst the people having touch with this University from the past to the present. He has paved the way for opening up an International Wing of the Alumni Association of this premiere University of the North Eastern Region of India for connecting all its alumni across the globe to form a world platform. Prof Jogen Chandra Kalita, a Commonwealth Scholar and a Commonwealth Fellow and Professor of Zoology, GU has been given the responsibility to act as the Coordinator for the overseas alumni affairs. The University has nominated two Joint Coordinators from abroad, Dr Jayanta B Sarma and Dr Nripen Barkataki to take necessary steps to initiate the process of opening up the European Chapter of Gauhati University Alumni Association. Dr Sarma and Dr Barkataki, both from England, are requested to oversee the development of the European Chapter of Gauhati University Alumni Association and to ensure its dynamic status.