From our Special Correspondent
Silchar, Jan 20: Assam University, Silchar, a central university established by an Act of Parliament, is all prepared to celebrate its 25th foundation day on Sunday in a befitting manner at its Netaji Manch inside the campus. According to Dr. Sanjib Bhattacharjee, Registrar, AUS, it was in 1994 of this day that the former Prime Minister of India, rsimha Rao, laid the foundation stone of this centre of higher education. It was set up against the demand of the people of Barak Valley, Dima Hasao and Karbi Anglong districts in order to meet their academic aspirations as well as to create avenues of opportunities for their better placements.
Since its establishment, Assam University has come a long way and completed 25 years of its glorious existence. During this period, it has been graced by six Vice-Chancellors, beginning from Prof. Jayanta Bhusan Bhattacharjee, Prof. Mrityunjoy Bhattacharyya, Prof. Subhas Chandra Saha, Prof. Tapodhir Bhattacharjee, Prof. Somth Dasgupta and Prof. Dilip Chandra th, the present incumbent. The foundation day lecture will be delivered by Prof. Jayanta Bhusan Bhattacharjee on whom was vested with the responsibility as its first VC to steer clear through the initial hurdles and give a sound foundation to it. It was the vision and wisdom of these Vice-Chancellors that set the pace of development and Assam University has grown like any other well established central university.
The move of the present Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dilip Chandra th, Dr. Sanjeeb Bhattacharjee and other senior most officials as well as academicians to invite former VCs on this eventful occasion has come for appreciation from the academic circles. It is true despite all the constraints and problems, Assam University has made a big leap and is striving hard to become a centre of excellence. But, the reputation that Tejpur University, also a central university established on the same day, has earned is definitely a matter of pride. In fact, Assam University has yet to go miles to attain the pincle as a centre of higher education with excellence.