SHILLONG, Oct 06: Meghalaya’s Education Minister, Lahkmen Rymbui has praised National Institute of Technology (NIT) Meghalaya for adopting five villages near its permanent campus at Sohra, under the Unnat Bharat Ahiyan scheme as a culture of uplifting humanity.
Speaking during the 5th annual convocation of NIT, Meghalaya which was held here on Saturday, Rymbui said, “I am sure that you will take the onus of developing many more under-privileged villages that require intervention from knowledgeable entities.”
Rymbui expressed hope that the permanent campus at Sohra gets expedited at the earliest in the interest of the students.
He lauded the institute for operating extremely well within the constraints and have generated graduates in the graduation, post-graduation and doctoral levels.
The minister also pointed out that the performance of NIT Meghalaya has been remarkable as reflected in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) rankings of the past 3 years.
Extending congratulations to the students, Rymbui also stressed on the importance of science and technology to address the various challenges and problems faced by the country.
“Most of these can be solved by innovations in science and technology,” he said while urging the students to inculcate the culture of innovation.
Degrees were conferred to 129 B.Tech students, 57 M.Tech students, 30 M.Sc students and 5 Ph.D scholars at the convocation.