Placement of NERIST graduates important: Guv

NIRJULI, Dec 11: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Dr BD Mishra pointed out that placement of graduates from the North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) is one of the important factors in making it a premier institute in the country.
Chairing the 24th meeting of the NERIST Society in the institute’s campus on 11 December, the governor suggested that a team of professors work on it.
“The institute must tie up with reputed companies to allow NERIST products to work as interns. Let the companies know the capabilities of the NERIST students,” he added.
He emphasised that the NERIST Society must take steps to ensure full admissions, and that all facilities needed by the students of the institute are made available should be student-centric. He urged every member of the NERIST Society to think seriously about improving the ranking of the institute among the technical institutes of the country.
“Structuring of the faculty, syllabus and vacancies for admission should be done according to the needs of the students,” he added.
Expressing concern at the poor attendance of the members from the NE states, the governor underscored that all the representatives from the eight North Eastern states should attend the annual NERIST Society meeting to contribute towards the progress of the institute in the interest of their states’ students.
The governor, who is the ex-officio President of the NERIST Society, emphasised on improving the quality of technical education with better faculty, better lodging and boarding facilities, better sports and extra curriculum activities and better campus ambience.
Taking note on reservation of seats for handicapped, he stressed that no seat should go wasted.
“If there is any vacancy, the seats must be given to other eligible candidates,” he added.
Among others, Education Minister Honchun Ngandam, NERIST Director Prof Tamo Mibang, Professor AK Das from the Indian Institute of Technology, Ajay Tewari, Principal Secretary, Higher Education (representative of the Meghalaya government), and NERIST Registrar Dr RP Bhattacharjee attended the meeting.
The members discussed problems of the institute, including encroachment, drinking water, overhead footbridge and hostel accommodation, etc.
The governor, accompanied by the members also visited the new hostel buildings and classrooms in the NERIST campus.
Following the NERIST Society meeting, the governor chaired a meeting of concerned agencies and departments and discussed about providing drinking water to NERIST campus residents, including students, measures to prevent encroachment of the NERIST campus and footbridge for connecting the two campuses across the main highway. All concerned agencies agreed for its expediting the process for the benefit of the student community.
In the evening, the governor visited the proposed footbridge area for ‘on-the-spot coordination’ of the commencement of the construction. It was decided and agreed upon by all concerned parties that the footbridge construction can commence by 20 December. (PRO to Governor)