Itagar, Feb 4: Rajiv Gandhi University on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding with the tiol Council of Rural Institutes (NCRI) for deeper linkages and cooperation in promoting resilient rural India through curriculum accreditation, curriculum design, development and promotion for higher education programmes in the valedictory function of the two-day tiol level workshop on ‘Transacting students’ engagement for promoting rural resilience’ here. Organized by NSS Unit and Department of Social Works, the workshop was sponsored by NCRI Hyderabad. The objective of the workshop was to identify the gaps for curriculum inputs in rural engagement of students, preparation of a draft module for curriculum inputs in identified higher education streams and evolving a methodology for transacting these curriculum inputs in identified higher education streams. The iugural programme was attended by Prof K C Kapoor and Chairman NCRI Dr W G Prasan Kumar as chief guest and guest of honour respectively on February 2 last.
Director NIRD Guwahati Prof RM Pant delivered the key note address. Participants from various Central Universities of North Eastern region viz., galand University, Mizoram University, Manipur University, TISS Guwahati, Tezpur University, NEHU, NIT, NERIST, NSS programmes officers of various colleges of North East India besides participants from RGU attended the workshop. The valedictory function was attended by vice chancellor RGU Prof. Tamo Mibang, fince officer Prof Amitav Mitra and host of deans, HoDs, faculty members of various departments and administrative officers of RGU.
The coorditors of the workshop were John G Gangmei and Gomar Basar with active support from faculty members and students of department of Social work, Mass Communication and Education.