DoNER secy inspects works at RGU

RONO HILLS, Apr 26: The team of central government officers led by DoNER Secretary Inderjit Singh, which is on a visit to the state, visited Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) here on Friday to assess the developmental activities being undertaken in the university, in particular the main auditorium, which is being constructed with grant from the DoNER.
RGU Vice Chancellor (in-charge) Prof Amitava Mitra apprised the team of the various academic, research and outreach programmes that the university is undertaking.
He said that, in view of the RGU being ranked among the top 100 universities in the country, it has prepared a long-term vision document for its expansion, including addition of seven new departments and four centres.
“While we have sought funds from the Higher Education Financing Agency for assisting the university in its expansion, we also need the cooperation and support of the DoNER ministry and the NEC, so that RGU can deliver on its mandate to the state,” he said.
RGU Registrar Prof Tomo Riba also spoke.
Later, Singh inspected the site for the 1000-seater auditorium, and interacted with students and members of the faculties.
He said the DoNER is “responsive to the needs of the university community and will always extend whatever assistance is possible.”
“Every grant is linked to timely delivery and to ensuring that quality of construction is of the highest order, so that students can avail the benefits of whatever infrastructure that the central and state governments can provide,” Singh said.
The DoNER secretary was accompanied by Joint Secretaries JK Sinha and Saurabh Endly, DoNER Director Umesh Kumar, and NEC advisor Navin Kumar.
A team of officials of the state government, comprising Planning Secretary NT Glow, Planning Director P Mishra and Planning Deputy Director Tabe Haider also accompanied the officers.