This initiative will strengthen bilateral
relations between Bangladesh and India
GUWAHATI: In a unique step towards enhancing higher educational ties between India and Bangladesh, 16 Vice Chancellors from Central, State, private universities as well as Directors of NITs from the North East are going to Sylhet on April 5, to participate in the ‘International Convention of Vice Chancellors- 2019’ to be held on April 6.
The main purpose of the Convention is to share the scope of collaboration in teaching, research and innovation between the two countries. It is organised by Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh under the patronage of University Grant Commission, Bangladesh in association with University of Science & Technology Meghalaya. Convention will be attended by 400 vice chancellors, directors, top researcher’s from both countries and will be graced by Dr Dipu Moni, Education Minister, Peoples republic of Bangladesh and Prof A Mannan, UGC Chairman of Bangladesh along with other ministers.
The Convention is the outcome of a Panel Discussion on ‘Bilateral Collaboration Opportunities in the Field of Higher Education between Bangladesh and North East India’ organized by USTM in association with High Commission Bangladesh at Guwahati in October last year which was participated by Shri Siddhartha Bhattacharya, Education Minister, Assam, Prof Abdul Mannan, UGC Chairman, Bangladesh and Vice Chancellors of universities from the North East.
On that occasion, MahbubulHoque, Chancellor, USTM proposed to Prof Mannan to host a Vice Chancellors’ convention at Sylhet, which was appreciated by all the panelists. “We see that while trade and commerce, surface and air connectivity between India and Bangladesh are being emphasized, the area concerning education has remained unexplored. I believe that this initiative will strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries through development and expansion of education”, MrHoque added in another statement.
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