Golden Jubilee celebration of Shillong Polytechnic concludes
From Our Reporter
SHILLONG, Feb 11: The Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma during the closing ceremony of the year-long Golden Jubilee celebration of Shillong Polytechnic said that the government is committed in upgrading the institution into a new Degree Engineering College within this academic session.
The Chief Minister along with other dignitaries also released a souvenir of the institute that was brought out on the occasion.
Addressing the programme, Sangma said, the proposal to upgrade the institute has already been discussed with the officials of the education department, senior officers and colleague from the government including Deputy Chief Minister in-charge Education R C Laloo.
Sangma informed that he has got the assurance from the senior officers that they would do the necessary work to rectify the objective and the government intends to create an environment so that the institution can be accepted in the long run.
Terming the upgradation of the institute as a humble beginning, he said, “The decision of the government is to ensure to make use of all the resources available both from the state and the centre and look beyond so that we can be equipped with young professiols.”
He said the state have allotted 120 Acres of land to the IT department.
“We have embarked on various initiatives like the Sasha Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) for elementary education. If we are to reduce the number of dropouts at the primary level then there will be demand for admission in the secondary level,” he said adding that the state is grappling to find finces to upgrade secondary and higher secondary education.
Sangma however said that somehow the state maged to take advantage of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and started an innovative project, which is the first of its kind in the country—the Human Capital Development Program.
“If we focus on ensuring that there is minimum dropouts at secondary level and encourage our young generation to study science and mathematics and other courses we are infusing a sense of hope among them,” he said.
Home Minister Roshan Warjri in her address highlighted on the importance of the Institute with ever growing generations depending on technologies.
Stating the employability factor largely depends on the development of skills, she said that Polytechnic acts as a bridge for those who cannot have access to technologies and cannot afford to go to engineering colleges.